happy birthday to me

It’s my birthday month! Been wanting to bake a cake for myself this year but had no special cravings for any cake flavor. On a side note, (that may not be of any importance but just trivial fact) I’ve been playing too much with my best friend lately. Number 1, it made me so so so broke. Number 2, I’m need to catch-up with my school work! So perhaps, a break this week onwards would be good? ;)

And I really had to get my hands flour-ed and butter-ed before I get back to work.

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Been scrolling desperately through food gallery sites and ta-dah! Decided to make black sesame cake with cream cheese frosting. And I’ve always wanted flowers on my cake. So yeah!

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Till then.
Jeul

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Ombre Rose Cake

Hehe! Received a request from my friend to bake a birthday cake and she asked for ombre rose design that the birthday girl always wanted for her birthday. I wouldn’t say it’s difficult to make this cake, all you need is some patience and faith!

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I’m not sure who would trust me enough to bake a birthday cake like this for anyone! But she did. SO THANK YOU AMANDA!

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I really really do hope that the cake turns out well! *fingers crossed* I would have inserted an image of my current expression while waiting for her to text me about the outcome of the cake, but okay, I’m not. You know? The thing about layered cake is that you will start worrying if the cake will hold its shape and not topple when cut. That’s like the scariest part! Can you imagine, the moment when you cut your cake and the layers starts to swagger its way out in the “un-coolest” manner ever? gosh. please do well cakey….

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I probably contradict with myself as I started this post with saying stuffs like have faith and patience. Probably because mine is running out slowly. That is how worried I am! I don’t never wanted to ruin anyone’s birthday!

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Anyway, here are the different recipes that I’ve used to piece the cakes!

Cake Batter:Β http://sweetapolita.com/2011/07/fluffy-vanilla-cake-with-whipped-vanilla-bean-frosting/
Strawberry Frosting (between the cake layers):Β http://sweetapolita.com/2011/08/strawberry-layer-cake-with-whipped-strawberry-frosting/
Vanilla Frosting (rosette frosting): http://sweetapolita.com/2012/02/funfetti-layer-cake-with-whipped-vanilla-frosting/