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Thursday, May 17, 2012

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

Earlier i thought my son Desmond wanted an Angry Birds's Birthday cake for his birthday this year because he is a big fan of AB..I was re-confirmed with him again on last two weeks, he said he wants a Minecraft cake now but not AB...That was my 1st time heard of Minecraft, then he shown it to me, then i realized that Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine..Last two days i was busy preparing his Birthday fondant cake, luckily this cake is not that difficulut to make since all are involved with blocks..

My little Desmond when 1 year old

Today he is turning to 8, wearing spec now..

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake
He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

I started to prepare Minecraft fondant blocks and figurine one day ahead..due to hot weather, some of the blocks stick together and i need to re-do on the next day, waste of my time! So it is important to make fondant in an air-cond room..

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

For the cake, i bake a 8" sour cream chocolate cake but somehow i under bake the cake and the cake was uncooked. I tried to bake again and the cake turned very dry (I realized that using a square cake pan need longer time to bake instead a round cake pan, i need to take note on this ). I quickly made another 8" butter cake. So i use both cakes to stack and become 7"x7" block and use basic buttercream (recipe as per below) to spread the whole block before i paste the fondant blocks..

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

This Minecraft fondant cake can be consider as my 1st fondant Birthday cake!!
Desmond requested for these figurine, Steve (the boy in blue), TNT box (actually is a bom), Diamond Ore and Gold Ore,,I started to know better Minecraft now, hahaha..

He is 8 years old now, a Minecraft fondant cake

Basic Chocolate Buttercream

(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

80g unsalted butter, room temperature
80g Crisco shortening
250g icing sugar
20g cocoa powder

1. Cream butter and shortening in an electric mixer till creamy.
2. Add in sugar and cocoa powder, beat until combine well.

Setia City Mall, Setia Alam

Ya, I also brought him (he is ponteng school today ^_^) to buy his Birthday present from a new shopping mall (Setia City Mall) near my house which is less than 5mins drive distance.. Long Q at the Uniqlo store for free Tote bag, i also got one, hehehe..

Setia City Mall
They also have a supermarket called Urbanfresh, so i don't need to travel to One U or Empire Subang to shop special ingredients anymore..

Setia City Mall


Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Happy birthday Desmond!

Thumb up to mummy for making such a fabulous cake!

PH said...

Happy Birthday Desmond! You lucky boy. That cake is a labour of love. Sonia, I salute you!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Desmond !

Mummy is the Best...any types of cake you want, with her magic wand, she churns it out for you.
Bravo Sonia.

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Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond! Mommy handmade cake is always the best!!

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Mel said...

All smiles on his face with his birthday cake!

ann low said...

Happy 8th Birthday to Desmond boy! That cake looks awesome with mother's love in it :)

Awayofmind Bakery House said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond! Sonia the fondant cake is lovely! Look at how happy Desmond is, it is worth the time spend!

eileenlml.blogspot.com said...

happy birthday to desmond boy, you are a great mum and the cake look awesome!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!!!

Yannie said...

Your son's birthday cake is cute. My younger girl's birthday is coming soon. Thank Goodness she only asks for a cream cracker layer cake. May be she knows her expertise well. hahahaha~!

ogyep yummy mellow said...

so creative & so rajin... he looks very happy...

ogyep yummy mellow said...

HAppy Birthday Desmond...

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Great job on the fondant cake Sonia and happy 8th birthday to your little man Desmond! My girl also started wearing specs at 8!! Anyway I need to start cracking my head as my daughter's birthday is in a month's time....

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond ya.

Sem said...

Happy birthday to your son,Desmond. What a coincidence , today is my daughter's birthday, I also first time tried making the fondant , but I play cheat as I used store bought fondant and only manage to make fondant roses, though she wanted a Barbie Doll fondant cake which really beats me.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Sem, what a co-incidence, Happy Birthday to your daughter.

Anonymous said...

Can I sit next to Desmond?

Li Shuan said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond! Huh.. Caught you ponteng sekolah n merayau rayau In shopping mall ! Hehe..

Mama you ate very very 伟大 。gone thru so much to build a lovely cake for ur son. Thumbs up up up!

Sherleen.T said...

your boy is handsome, Sonia...happy birthday to Desmond~~~
give you very very big applause for the birthday cake done, this needs a lot of time and patience, and can see how happy your boy is...:)

cikmanggis said...

happy bday Desmond.nampak sungguh gembira sekali di depan Kek Minecraft :)..semoga jadi anak yang baik ....dan membesar dengan Handsome nya nanti:)

Simple Person said...

my bd is in oct.. and i want Diablo 3 cake. LOL...

Little blue said...

Happy Birthday to Mr. Handsome, Sonia is a good mama and really creative~~~

daphne said...

happy birthday desmond! and what a hardworking loving mummy to make this wonderful cake Sonia!

yummylittlecooks said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!!!
Despite all the failure, you still manage to made an awesome fondant cake !! Thumbs up to you !!

zila norazila said...

happy bthdy to desmond also..good job sonia:)

Jeannie said...

He looks so happy with his cake, Happy birthday to Desmond:) I will smile like that too if I have such a nice cake in front of me:D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond! He is the same age as my elder daughter. :)

WendyinKK said...

Happy birthday handsome boy!
He looks so happy with the cake, and the best part, get to ponteng sekolah with mommy dearest, kekekeke.

Baby Sumo said...

Talented mummy = lucky Desmond!

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond!

minneville said...

You are a great mom!! Wish one day I could make my own cake to celebrate my son's birthday!

Julie said...

Happy Birthday to your birthday boy!!
Cake is simply beautiful!!

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Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Happy belated birthday to Desmond!Look at his smiley face, he was very happy with mummy's cake! Tell you secretly, I won't ask my children what cakes do they want for their birthday because I only know to make cheesecake, hahaha but luckily Ethan loves cheesecake!

Playing fondant needs lots of time & patience! I'm so old, only know about Angry Bird but thanks to Desmond, I also get to know a little bit about Minecraft now!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!


Jade said...

Happy Birthday Desmond! :)

Elin said...

Happy Birthday Desmond! That is one beautifully crafted fondant love packed with so much LOVE ! Sponia, you have done a great job ! I can never make fondant cake...not good at crafting :p You and son ..crime partner la haha ponteng school ! LOL!

Elin said...

Haha sorry, typo error...Sonia not Sponia or I get a hammer hit on my head ! :)

elaine chan said...

Happy Birthday Desmond. i can see the happiness all over his face over the cake which you took so much care to make for him. Mother's love knows no bounds!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday Desmond :)

HL H said...

Happy Birthday to your son Desmond!
Ha! I'm also planning to go to the Setia City Mall yesterday, but due to have an appointment for the facial, so can't make it.
Wow! so many people queuing at the Uniqlo, actually my purpose for this trip is for this Tote bag, hu..hu..hu...didn't have the chance to get one.....

Anonymous said...

Hi Sonia, You son is so, so lovable! Very handsome too. You must be a proud mum! Kudos! Happy Birthday Desmond! Have a Fabulous Year! Keep Smiling! :)

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Happy Birthday Desmond!! His toddler picture is so cute and now he's such an handsome boy!! Sonia, is there anything that you cannot cook or you are afraid of cooking/baking!?!? You continue to impress me!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

By the way UNIQLO is coming to SF! Whoo hoo! I love that store. Every time I go back to Japan I buy some clothes there. The quality is not bad for the price!

Shu Han said...

OMG that is so cute! Hahaha it brought a smile to my face. Happy birthday to Desmond, he is one lucky little boy to have a mum like you.

Nadji said...

Bravo l'artiste et bon anniversaire au fils.
A bientôt

lena said...

i hvnt heard of minestone. I only know lego during my days!haha! all the happy smiles on his face!

Elisabeth said...

Happy Birthday, Desmond!
Such an adorable cake for a handsome young boy. Sonia, you are so talented in baking, as well!

My Little Space said...

Sonia, I went to visit my brother at Klang last weekend but it was a rush. We had our family gathering there. My brother took me here too. I bought quite a number of stuffs. I have no time to do further shopping here cause need to rush to the nearby bus station to get home by 2pm.

Renee Houchens said...

Happy Birthday to Desmond! He is the same age as my elder daughter. :)

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