Monday, January 18, 2010

A Birthday Cake Attempt

I had a very busy weekend. We had guests in town and also had to visit my grandma. And I had in mind to practise some cookie making and also wanted to bake a cake, complete with icing and all.

It was hubby's birthday and since I had my built-in oven now, its only fair that I "attempt" to bake a "real" cake. After all, I have to start somewhere and not be "afraid" of attempting one although I had never iced a cake in my life!

I baked a basic butter cake on a Saturday night. Next morning, i was up at 5.30am, preparing to send off my guests who needs to take an early flight from LCCT. After dropping them off at KL Sentral, I reached home at 7am and straight away ventured into icing the cake.

It took me 1.5 hrs to ice a darn simple cake. My hands were shivering and not stable at all. Nevertheless, I am happy at my first attempt. Loads of room for improvement, but I do feel more comfortable and relaxed now if you ask me to ask my next cake *smile*.

I only own one star nozzle at the moment. So I did very minimal designs on it. And stuck to minimal colors as well cos I dont wanna start washing my nozzle and then put in another color, etc. Lazy mah. Moreover, Bryan woke up early and I didnt want to stress myself with the cake when he was so cranky.

Not bad eh for a first timer?

15 comments:

LittleLamb said...

hey..very good la. let every sat be ur baking / cooking days... :)

Rose said...

Nice & Simple. Not bad for first atempt

vickylow said...

Look good for first attempt. I'm sure you can do even better next round.

Charmaine said...

Good job with the cake, couldn't tell it was your first attempt.

2L2M.... said...

dint you bring some to the office???? I want to sampel...

mommy to chumsy said...

wow, your cake is fabulous :D can't wait to see more cakes from your oven :D

the little prince said...

Its really looks great for the 1st timer attempt ya!! Can I have one! :-p

Anonymous said...

Wow very nice wor...the frower wont fall off the wall one, good! woah u yah seh hou lo po, come to think of it i never got one baked or bought for my hubby's bday before wakakakaka...that's how loving i can be i guess, sshhhhh haha.

ur old time neighbour

FAMILY FIRST said...

Thanks guys for all your encouraging comments. I feel really motivated and will attempt more in the near future!

Dear 2L2M, aiyoh sorry lah, i forgot all about you. I was very sure we will not finish it, so I purposely cut more than half for my MIL to take home. Ok, I will make one for you soon ok?

BabyBooned said...

yes its really good for a beginner! heee.. u shouldve seen the first cake i ever iced. it was a wreck! i think u did awesome ;)

2ma said...

that is a great birthday cake 1st attempt! well done!!

Cynthia said...

nice and very good... practice make perfect..

ChloeRuoyi said...

Simple and nice. Shivering hands also can produce such nice work. Looking forward to see your next masterpiece :-)

Irene said...

wah, not bad le. very nice!

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

So pro! The cake just like those selling at bakery shop (even better than theirs...hehe).