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…and the “CARS 2” craze continues…

For his 5th birthday, Sid wanted his favourite characters from the CARS 2 movie – “Lightning McQueen and Mater” on the cake.

CARS 2 characters

I baked a rich chocolate cake and layered it with chocolate frosting with edible printout of the CARS 2 characters as cake topper. To add to the excitement, I had put chocolate muffins decorated with colorful jelly candies and sprinkled it with colorful sugar balls.

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Princess Castle Cake

My little princess turned six this 15th Sept. and she demanded a princess castle cake. Well! Very apt; she graduated from her last years princess doll cake to a castle this year; already I am bracing myself for her next birthday cake challenge.

The challenge was worth giving a try as the reward was excited twinkling eyes.

I baked the cakes a day in advance; it required three 11”x9” chocolate cakes for the first layer. Each cake an inch thick, layered with apricot preserve and fresh cream. The top two layers were cut out from 10”x14” one inch thick cake.

 

For doors and windows, I used wafer sticks; ice-cream cones were used to make the conical spires.

I baked the crown shaped biscuit to write “Happy Birthday…” on it, and balloon & star shaped biscuits with sugar frosting for the fun element.

And you know what? …the cake was a big hit with everybody… all smiles 🙂

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Lightning McQueen Chocolate Cake

May have been away from blogging, but was definitely not away from baking. It feels good to be back, as there’s lot to share. First about the last cake I baked two days back – “Lightning McQueen” cake for little Prajal.

Lightning McQueen Chocolate Cake

Lightning McQueen Chocolate Cake

Its a chocolate cake with twin layer of vanilla and chocolate frosting.

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Orange chocolate cake

Orange Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

 

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February ended on a sweet note with celebrations, as it was hubby dear’s birthday on 26th, for which I had baked chocolate cake with almond, pistachios, and kiwi fruit.

 Orange chocolate cake

March brought along Paluk’s (my cousin) birthday so I baked orange-chocolate cake. It’s a rich chocolate cake soaked in orange juice with a dash of vodka, layered with orange marmalade and fresh cream with sprinkling of choco-chips and topped with chocolate ganache (A combination of chocolate and cream, melted together slowly).

Pineapple n strawberry cake

When Monika, a very dear school friend, asked me to bake a birthday cake for her daughter Anabhra, who turned 7 on 7th of March, we decided to bake number 7 chocolate cake, layered with fresh cream and topped with chocolate ganache, and decorated with jelly beans and balloons made of fresh cream, and sprinkled multicolored sugar balls for confetti effect.

Chocolate cake

…and then we celebrated the women’s day with orange-chocolate cake…it’s the current hot favourite with the family 😉

Orange chocolate cake

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Black Forest Cake

Black Forest Cake 

EGGLESS chocolate sponge layered with fresh whipped cream and chopped cherries, and topped with fresh whipped cream, cherries, and chocolate shavings.

The most fulfiling moment is to see the delightful expression on the faces as they taste the first mouthful.

As I am allergic to egg, it prompted me to look for new egg-less recipes and perfect them. This cake is just apt for any celebration.

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Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

This mouth melting piece of heaven is an EGGLESS chocolate cake layered with fresh cream and chocolate & topped with melted dark chocolate and strawberries dipped in it.

Chocolate Cake

I am sure one of the most delicious discoveries by the mankind has been of the coco beans, and when these sinfully tasty beans are added to any desert receipe in the form of chocolate you can imagine what a sure bomb it becomes. Well! that’s how I can describe my Dark Chocolate Cake.

Those of you who have tasted it know what i mean.

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