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Sunday, October 17, 2010

***Cutest Cake I Ever Baked***

My love for baking started a very long time ago. Each time I visit a bakery, used to wonder how these beautiful cakes were baked and looked so perfect. My mom never baked so always thought it was difficult and couldn't make one at home. Later on when I was on my own and into experimenting all kinds of cooking, did some research on baking. Started trying out different kinds of cakes, realized it was not so tough. Now I am all into baking and cake decoration.

About 2 weeks back we got an invite for a baby shower of our friends Mary and Ruben. They are having a baby boy. We wanted to do something special for them and it was Briji's idea to bake a cake with the little baby boy theme. We got excited on the project and did a lot of research. Finally Briji came up with a beautiful design for the cake and I was all set to make it.

The design had little baby shoes and a blanket. The cake was designed to reflect a messy baby :). The color scheme was blue since its a boy. The flavor was chocolate with chocolate whipped cream filling. The filling was three layer.


The difficult part was to get the little shoes done. We made the template for the shoes first. The material used to make the shoes were gumpaste and fondant. It took me more that 2 hrs to make the shoes and was so amazed by the result. They looked stunning. It was the photo session for the shoes. Briji wouldnt let go of them.

Assembling the rest of the cake was easy. I am posting here just the chocolate cake recipe. Will be giving a detailed description of the shoe making and the icing in another posting. So stay tuned for that one.

Chocolate cake

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup Cocoa powder
2 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
1 cup Milk
1/2 cup Oil
2 teaspoon Vanilla essence
1 cup Boiling water

Method:

-Preheat the oven at 350 degree and prepare the pan.
- Mix in all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, salt and baking soda) in a bowl.
- To this add the wet ingredients starting with the eggs. Mix well. Pour in the boiling water last and blend well with a mixer.
- Pour the cake batter into the pan and bake it for 1 hour or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
- Cool the cake before decorating or cutting it.

This is a basic chocolate recipe. This cake is also yum to eat with ice cream.

Final cake....

Mary and Ruben loved this cake and we were happy. Congratulations to them and also wish them a wonderful parenthood.

25 comments:

  1. baby shoes are very cute :).....

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  2. wow wow wow! this is an awesome piece of art....so cute! keep up the creativity!!!

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  3. ohh my god..its amazing...ur talent speaks silently through this cake....really good really good...no words...

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  4. Good Going Girl...Never knew you had a flair for baking...Keep on rolling and drop in the recepies.I did prepare the chocolate recepie you send and it tasted yummy..pieces were vanishing away in seconds...

    Good going hima..

    Reeba

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  5. W.O.W ... i am speechless.. The cake looks perfect... Good Work Girl !!!

    Love,
    Nimmy

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  6. wow hima u did that???superb gurl :) since wen wer u into baking n that too this professionally?...fuvina

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  7. Hima....u have a great talent .... i was wondering how u did that blanket ..... looks wonderful

    love
    Veena

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  8. wow hima...amazing creation..keep up the good work

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  9. I loved this cake! It looked awesome and tasted great too! :) It was nice to meet the two of you!

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  10. Hats off to the designer and the creator !!! Too cute..

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  11. Heyy chinju...this cake is very cute..love those tiny shoes!

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  12. Thank you Lakshmi, Monica, Swetha, Nimmi, Nisha, Usha, Ajith, Neetha.
    Reeba - Will post the recipes soon. Keep checking and thank you.
    Fuvina - Thank you. Baking is my new hobby and thats dangerous since I am putting on.
    Malini - Thank you so much
    Sabu Sir- thank you

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  13. Jency - Thank you.
    Veena - Thank you. The blanket was easy. Shoes was the toughest part.

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  14. Nice job...neat and looks good. are you planning to start a bakery there in US ? DUMUKKI bakers...!! lol... any way keep up the good work...

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  15. heeeeeeeeeeeey this jus awsomeeeeeeeeeeee...............so cuteeeeeeeee...hats of to both of ya..

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  16. superb hima.. it looks really cute n amazing.. wonderful job... :)

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  17. The cake is absolutely beautiful, you did a wonderful job.

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  18. The Cake looks lovely .. I really have to say the pics in all your posts are really good ... I think Briji might want to start a photography blog if he has not already done so :)

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  19. Hi Hima Aunty (a.k.a Carlos!)
    I really liked the cake, the shoes are really adorable...great creativity, when are you making the next one? Anyway GOOD JOB!
    ~KEEP ON BAKING!~ :) :) :P

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  20. OMG This looks soo good and yummy.. Those lil blue shoes looks too cute.. And amazing photos too.. Agree with Smitha.. in fact he should be coming up with a book ;-)

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  21. its smashing !! liji chechi told me abt this wonderful blog..just signed in to have a quick peek at it...but, am stuck :-) exceptionally great !

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  22. Whoa! The baby shoes are superrrrrrrr!

    How the hell did you make it!?

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