24/12/2007

Bake a Christmas Cake

Into the oven and out just right


I was bent on baking a cake this morning. Went out to get fresh eggs and some piping bag. Started about 10am and had everything into the oven and first batch out by 12noon.

I had this crazy idea that I'd like to have christmassy cut out cakes for fun and for the girls, since my previous ones were rectangle ones. So I started to use the cutter that had shapes of x'mas tree, hearts, and animal shapes to press out the layer of cake that was out and cooled on my wire tray.
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Well, it turned out not so great.. Because the cutters that I have are the ones for cookie dough. It wasn't sharp enough to cut out my cakes. Maybe the cakes were too thick? The cut outs became crumbly and broke. The human figure shape broke at the neck (groan), the x'mas tree didn't have sharp trees.. and the flower shape looked more like bitten off cake by mice! The more I use the cookie cutter, the worst it became...very soon I had only the leftover crumbles of cakes!
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OH WHAT A SIGHT!! (more groan..) so I tried to piped some icing but it didn't came out too well either. Maybe I need more holding power...sigh.. what a waste and what a mess! What am I gonna do.. I decided to just put all the cake bits and pieces, the crumbles in a bag and mould it into a ball..hahaaha

WHAT A JOKE! WHAT A CAKE! WHAT KINDA EXPERIMENT IS THIS? so how shameful my ambition came out to be...sigh sigh sigh.. this was not suppose to happen on the eve of Christmas! Mummy didn't order a Log Cake at all... Lucky I still could salvage an 8" and 7" round layer.. Sofiya suggested I could make a 2 layer cake with that. I agreed so I thought the kids could still have some decent cake... so I stacked the smaller layer on top of the bigger one. I didn't have enough icing so used whatever I had. My girls were so enthusiastic over doing the decor so to pacify each contribution, I end up with a 3 Santa Chocolate Cake with lots of Hersheys at the side... errrrr Colourful enough for the kids, never mind...they are happy at last...


cut out but not "sharped" enough...sigh..

The final acceptable cake, with THREE SANTAS on a cake!

14 comments:

delittleones said...

I don't know how to bake cake yet. Will try one day. U r great in doing the deco.

Which part of Penang Island u grew up?

Tot's Mom said...

The 3 Santas cake looks nice. ANyway, here's wishing you a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Do have a great week ahead!

Sue said...

Wah..so nice...I WANT!!!

Tau Sar Phneah said...

It turns out not bad also ma..so nice the cake..i wonder how it taste like...hehe..merry xmas hoon mum.. :p

Constance Chan said...

Merrryyy merryyyy christmasss you you tooooo..

delittleones, try an easy cake..ght the hang of it then slowly build up doing other cakes..

tot's mom, tks! hope your christmas is lovely too. made any resolutions yet?

sue, i din't shoot the kek chooi cake tho..tat one really ugly, bo bat chew knua..hahaha

tsp, i think the cake will be sweeter because of the 'hersheys' decorated around the cake.. the girls have decided they are eating that anyway..

Constance Chan said...

delittleones, i grew up in Pulau Tikus area.. how abt u..

Joze Foo said...

The santa cakes is nice ...Merry Christmas Hoon

K3ViN said...

I want, I want......

Dragon said...

wow, nice cake, beautifully decorated. not bad wor... can sell.

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Angeleyes said...

That was not a bad try at all! Congrats for being able to put up such a nice cake for Christmas. Hope all of you had a wonderful time!

David (AKK) said...

Wow... so nice lar... hmm... next time can consider to place order for my Bday cakes from you liao... hehe ;)

Taoju said...

Sorry for the late comment!! Wow! what a nice creation. It's definetely acceptable!! Yummy!

Constance Chan said...

thanks for all the nice compliments on the cake.. the my two angels could hardly wait to eat them on Christmas day...

maybe next time i try making marzipan, (the hard icing that covers the entire cake..) hopefully it's easy.. hahaha