Sunday, 6 March 2011

Birthday Cake - Mango & Strawberry Flower

I've just finished making the birthday cake for my niece's 2nd birthday.  The celebration will be tomorrow.  Technically, in around 12hrs time, but I always call it tomorrow if it's the early hours and I've not had my sleep yet.

I'll try and remember to take pictures of the yummy Vietnamese food my SIL & her auntie will prepare, but I often forget!

Here's the finished cake!

Don't even ask me where I'm going to put the candles!!!!

As you can see, I'm quite glad I didn't put the candles in yet as the cake only j-u-s-t managed to fit into the fridge!!!!

I took plenty of photos whilst cake making - including the errors I made and I'll do a post soon of how I made this cake.

Happy Virtual Feasting!


  1. I think your niece will be very happy with this cake. I haven't seen a girl who doesn't like flowers and with strawberries? Never!

  2. That's a really pretty cake! I like the mango roses. The strawberries are beautifully cut too. Will you be sharing the recipe? I can't wait. :)

  3. WOW! The birthday is tall and pretty. Is this a chocolate mousse cake? Looks so tempting :))

  4. Wendy: I'll try remember to take pictures of her reaction when she sees her cake!

    Esther: Thankyou! I'm just hoping the fruits don't turn brown! It was a bit of a big recipe - especially for the cake tin I used and that was my downfall. On the plus side, I managed to salvage it without having to make another from scratch! I plan to do a post of how I made the chiffon and filled the cake.

    Ann: Thankyou! It's actually a Vanilla Chiffon (7 egg recipe) split and filled fwith cream and fruit. It had chocolate crumbs on the outside.

  5. Wow what a beauty, it looks absolutely delicious! The decoration is just mouthwatering :-)

  6. are such a great baker and cake took a course on it ar ??? hahaha beautiful cake. Bake one like this for me for my birthday...I also want one...Fedex to me okay :p how's Minh ? Muax him for me :) Growing more hnadsome by the day and so cute too . Love him...put more of his lastest pic on facebook..I want to feast on him :)

    Take care..oh btw you are suppose not to do any baking yet...forgotten?

  7. I know Elin - but I HAD to do this cake for my niece! & when you see her face you will understand why! I will send you facebook link to his own page where he more pictures. The strawberry ones are the best!
    Oh...and no cake making/decorating course. Just see other cakes on the internet and get ideas...

  8. Thankyou Sarah! It went down well with birthday girl!

  9. Oooh it looks beautiful! Lucky birthday girl. You sound like a night owl (like me) when it comes to cake making. And I also have height issues, I get carried away making the cakes, then discover the lids don't fit on the box, oops! Btw - your cakes look so perfect, and all self-taught? Well done!

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