Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Stephanie's Birthday Cake


When I knew Stephanie's birthday (my  baking buddy) was approaching, I offered to bake her a cake. After knowing that the cake-cutting will be done at her home, I decided to bake a Strawberry Yoghurt Mousse Cake. If she had decided to have the cake elsewhere, I would not have chosen a mousse cake since mousse cakes do not hold their shapes well and can pose as a serious headache during transportation. There was once I transported this very same mousse cake in its cake ring to a chalet, fearing that the cake will collapse without warming from lack of refrigeration throughout the journey.


Since this was my 3rd attempt on the Strawberry Yoghurt Mousse Cake, I was confident of the outcome, be it the taste and texture. The cake is very light in texture and on the palate as opposed to rich cakes. I remember eating slice after slice of it and almost polished off almost 80% of the cake on the same day when I first baked it. Now you know my verocious appetite for cakes.

When baking layer cakes, the task that always leave me clueless is the decoration. I had no idea on how to proceed with the creaming for this cake. Somehow, my mind was prompted to pipe mini rosettes all around the perimeter and strawberry halves were placed in a circular fashion resting on the rosettes. It is a fuss-free solution and it yields good results.

I am glad that the cake was well received by Stephanie, her friends and her family. Happy Birthday Stephanie! It is always a rewarding experience baking birthday cakes for friends and family members.  


25 comments:

  1. WOW! This is a pretty cake, simple and nice decoration :)

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  2. This is really a beautiful cake!! :)

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  3. Wow, delicious cake! I've been looking for a Strawberry Mousse Cake recipe for some time now. Will try this soon! I'm sure your friend loved it! :)

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  4. i have the same fear for mousse as well, that they'll collapse if i were to bring it out. and i can't bake this cake and put it at home, i'll probably end up finishing the whole thing by myself too!...not too good for my waistline lol

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  5. beautiful cake!! bakertan really excel in baking and decorating birthday cakes! unlike me till now still don't have faith in baking birthday cakes! happy birthday stephanie!

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  6. Your cake decorating skills are getting better and better each time :)

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  7. A yummylicious looking and healthy cake is a good choice!

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  8. Hey ZY..The cake was absolutely fabulous. Once again,many thxs for the lovely cake. I shall pay back nxt Oct when my skills are "seasoned" :)

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  9. My friend, your cake is so sweet and pretty... What more can the receiver ask for?! I would be really moved if I were to have someone bake such a pretty cake for me!! And you know you shouldn't worry about decorating the cake... It's perfect!! Ok, having said that.... Are you still on about baking me a cake? My birthday is next week...., lol!

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  10. Very nice and sweet looking cake! Your friend is so lucky!

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  11. ZY, nice cake, Stephanie and family sure love and enjoy the cake a lot.

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  12. What a lovely cake! Most important, it was the thought and effort that made it even more wonderful!

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  13. Very nice cake *^_^*
    Eh, my birthday is also approaching.. ;P

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  14. Zy, Great job! Your fuss-free decoration is pretty and well done! Better this than fondant which tastes too sweet!

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  15. An elegant-looking cake! Stephanie was and is lucky to be your baking buddy!

    Btw, just curious, what does the "symbol"(?) beside "happy" mean?

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  16. Hi bakertan,

    Want to ask you, have you come across any mousse cake that doesn't use gelatin but use agar-agar? If have, can share? :)

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  17. With additional cream on top of the cake, compare to the previous one, it really enhance the beauty of the cake. Well done!

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  18. Pei Lin,

    I guess ZY was trying to 'draw' a balloon beside the 'happy' word? *^_^*

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  19. hey Ann,

    thanks!

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    hey Wendy,

    I cant even if i want to. I am afraid the cake wont be able to reach you in one piece.

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    hey hanushi,

    thanks for the compliment.

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    hey Allie,

    this is a really good recipe. Hope you will enjoy the cake =]

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    hey Jean,

    haha thats the problem with mousse cakes. very troublesome to transport them around without a cake tape.

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  20. hey Jess,

    thank you so much for the kind words! With some practice, I am sure you will be able to do the same thing too. Lets Jiayou together =]

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    hey eelin,

    haha thank you for the encouragement. I still have a lot more cakes on my mind to bake and improve on =]

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    Hey Jenny,

    thanks =]

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    hey stephanie,

    glad you liked the cake =] haha shall look forward to oct then. yay, I will be having a homemade cake next yr!

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  21. hey bee bee,

    thats really nice of you, thanks! I cant imagine the cake without any decoration. I will feel disturbed somehow and feel that something is not right, haha. yup I am still on for it.

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    hey wendy and Jess,

    thank you!

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    hey Jane,

    thanks! this cake was specially customized for her from bakertan's cakery, haha. cant be bought anywhere else.

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    hey cathy,

    thanks. haha, I guess I will be overwhelmed by orders when everyone start to hint me that their birthdays are around the corner.

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  22. hey Judy,

    thank you! this cant be compared to fondant cakes. there's so much more details and effort needed to make fondant cakes.

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    hey pei-lin,

    thanks! thats a balloon like what cathy mentioned. it looks hideous i know, haha. its not that smooth piping with whip cream.

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    hey hanushi,

    I have yet to come across any mousse cakes that use agar agar powder. I have used agar agar for my pandan fudge cake though.

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    hey doris,

    whipped cream is quite convenient for decorating. furthermore, there is always plenty of it left after making a mousse cake. hence it is a good idea to use it for decoration. thanks!

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  23. Hi ZY, looks like your cake decorating skills is moving up the ladder. This is a really pretty cake and do you know that your sides are even better than mine! Must call you "see-fu" already.

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  24. This is a beautiful cake! I love everything about it!

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