happy birthday on the big five-O...

After living together for 7 years, I decided to make a birthday cake for Mark this year. It was fun since I barely made cakes.

- almond sponge cake
- Amaretto cake syrup
- French buttercream
- fresh strawberries
- chocolate ganache
- chocolate glaze
- modeling chocolate rose
- chocolate curls

for almond sponge cake

- 135 g butter, softened
- 110 g sugar
- 120 g egg yolks
- 180 g egg whites
- 60 g sugar
- 40 g all purpose flour
- 40 g cocoa powder
- 55 g almond flour


1. Cream the butter and first quantity of sugar.
2. Add the egg yolks in several stages.
3. Whip the egg whites and second quantity of sugar to a stiff meringue.
4. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, mix in almond flour.
5. Fold in meringue and the dry ingredients alternately into the the butter mixture, starting and finishing with the meringue.
6. Grease pan and line bottom with parchment, then flour the sides of the pan.
7. Pour the batter into prepared pan.
8. Bake at 325 degrees F for 40 minutes.


Y said...

Gorgeous cake. Happy Birthday to Mark!

Monica H said...

Well you should make them more often, because this is spectacular!

Manggy said...

Astounding cake, Thip- I definitely think you should make more (that, or Mark should have more birthdays ;)

Mrs Ergül said...

Hi I will like to know the technique for 'sticking' the curls to the sides of the cake. Do I wait till the icing has firmed up before slapping it on? What is the correct method for making the decorations so clean like yours?

thanks lots!

House said...

that's so sweet of u. hbd to mark

Audrey Wong said...

I would want a cake like that for my birthday :)
Your husband's so lucky. Heeex.

I bet it taste nice too. Love your deco. Simple and nice.

bake-aholic said...

นี่ขนาดไม่ค่อยทำเค้กนะคะเนี่ย สวยคลาสสิคมาก ๆ ค่ะพี่ทิพย์ HBD คุณมาร์คด้วยคนค่ะ

Thip said...

Thank you, Y, Monica and Mark.

Mrs. Ergul, wait until the icing starts to set. Don't wait until the icing set firmly, otherwise the chocolate curls will not stick on the icing. To get the smooth icing, make sure the icing is warm before pouring over the cake.

Thanks, House, Audrey.


Vanillaorchid said...

ว้าววววววว สวย และเก๋มาก ๆ เลยค่ะพี่ทิพย์ ชอบดอกกุหลาบชอคด้วยค่ะ

สุขสันต์วันเกิดแฟนพี่ทิพย์ด้วยคนค่ะ ขอให้มีความสุขมาก ๆ ค่ะ

lisa said...

What a beautiful cake! Looks delicious.

Ginny said...

Such a beautiful cake! :)

Thip said...

ขอบใจ อุ้ม แฟนพี่ล่อดอกกุหลาบซะเกลี้ยงเลย...

Thx, Lisa & Ginny. :)

Katie said...

Looks a stunning cake. Perfect for a special birthday

phobiagal said...

เป็นแฟนบล๊อคจากบล๊อคแก๊งค์ค่ะ ตามมาชมนะคะ ขนมก็สวยภาพถ่ายก็สวยคะ


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