Apr 15, 2008

A Birthday Cake..


This post was long due. Due to some reason or the other, I haven't been blogging for sometime now.
This is a Diego theme cake that I made for my son's birthday last month. This was my first decorated cake on a large scale.
I used the Pillsbury ready cake mix for the cake.
This was a 4-layered cake with filling at each layer made with whipped cream, sugar, chopped cherries and pineapple.
For the icing also I used whipped cream and confectioners sugar blended with different colors and chocolate ganache for the path.
Yes, my little one was pleased with it and everyone liked it too.
Too bad I couldn't get a picture of the slice.

P.S: The marks on the path are the animal footprints which I placed intentionally after my son reminded me that they were missing. He said Diego will now follow the footprints and rescue the Jaguar :)....

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20 Comments:

Divya said...

Maya,the cake's looking yummy yummy..left me drooling left right and center...I am sure your kid must've been very happy..!!

Pearlsofeast said...

Oh my god, u made it at home. Great !!!!!!.
Well day after tomorrow its my son birthday. I am too baking his cake. Thanks for the inspiration.Ur icing looks perfect and flawless.

Swati Raman Garg said...

amazing.. your sons damn lucky to have a cool momma like you...

Happy cook said...

Beautiful cake.
With suce a beautiful cake made by mom no wonder you littleone loved it

SMN said...

Thats luks nice..

Divya said...

OMG you made it at home ...Amazing too good

Purnima said...

Maya,finally this made an appearance in a month!Looks like a forest on cake! Very neat and pretty, loved Divit suggesting you to add footprints, cute of him naa?

Cham said...

It looks amazing, i love the ganache part, sure ur kid would have loved it.

Uma said...

I want to be a kid again to get such a lovely cake. The decor is simply superb, Maya.

Jac said...

I could not beleive my eyes!! Execellent work.!!Looks much better than a store bought cake.

arunshanbhag.com said...

Maya - what a fabulous thing to do -
and a belated happy birthday to Divit!

Saswati said...

wow Maya my first time here and i am awed with that icing of urs:)

Meera said...

What a fantastic job. You are a daring baker!! I need to take baking lessons from you, yaar.
Go Divit Go!!
Go Divit's mom Go!!
Go Diego Go!!:-) Isn't that the theme song?

Gudiya wants Diego's cousin, Dora this time. But I don't have these skills. Will order it from the bakery!!:-)

Cynthia said...

Your son is a very smart young man (footprints) :)

Meera said...

For some reason, my long comment didn't appear here, so writing a short one.
Good job! :-)

Suganya said...

Of course, everybody loved it. Very cute, Maya :)

ANJALI J. said...

THATS A YUMMY AND BEAUTIFUL LOOKING CAKE..

Maya said...

Thanx to you all for your encouraging words and comments and wishes for Divit. He sure was happy. Thanx so much again :)..

sweta said...

cake looks yummy can u tell me the recipe of icing u used i mean measurement

Maya said...

Hi Sweta, thnx for your nice words. I couldn't access your profile, so couldn't come and tell you about the recipe in ur space. Hopefully, you will check here. Here is the link where I have given detailed recipe of the icing.
http://konkanworld.blogspot.com/2008/02/chocolate-and-cherry-cake.html
Let me know if you try it out.