Sunday, October 18, 2009

Doing the Impossible : Snow White Cake

It's been a year. Yes, 365 days since I last started this food blog. Wow, time sure swoosh by amazingly fast. If you noticed, the counter on the left top corner, is the number of days I have been blogging. That comes to the same day which I celebrate the birth of my 2nd child. I still remember clearly that day I was toiling away making her an "A" shaped birthday cake last year. Almost feels like yesterday! After seeing her sister's birthday cake a few months back, my 2nd daughter has requested me for the "impossible". So I kind of promised my little girl without thinking deep into it. Yes, a princess cake...don't they all want that nowadays? My girl happens to fancy Princess Snow White more then the others. However, making this cake has really put me to the test! That kind of explained why I was missing in action lately. I used up all my energy and time to come up with the best Snow White Cake I can....Anyway, Happy Birthday Arissa!
Okay, I admit, there is definitely room for improvement. But I was kind of pressing for time towards the end, and I have over estimated the "stability" of my fondant mould. :-P So there was a lot of last minute patching when I started to assemble the cake. Good thing it was completed in time and everything stayed the way it suppose to be, hahaha!

But most importantly, my daughter was absolutely thrilled when she saw the completed cake. She was so happy that for a few moments I caught her mesmerizing looking at the cake, haha! Guess I did my job. ;) Not realizing what I have got myself into....my elder daughter came to me after seeing the Snow White Cake and said "Ma, I want a Cinderella cake on my next birthday." !!! :-P Deeper and deeper I go... geranimo!!!
Just in case you are wondering, Snow White is leaning on a chopped tree trunk. Well, if you have played with fondant before, you should know that it has no "backbone"...literally, hahaha. So moulding a standing or siting figuring can be tricky. I figured Snow White is pretty close to Nature....a tree trunk would be prefect.I wished I had done a better job moulding the princess face...it is so not Snow White looks, hahaha! But it is my 3rd attempt and it was the best I could come up with...*sigh* And that rabbit on the right...yeah, it's not a dog! It's a fluffy white bunny. :-P I guess I really need to practice more!
There will not be any recipe posted today as there is quite a bit to cover. (and it's almost 2am now!) But I did used similar chocolate cake recipe that I made for my husband's birthday cake. In that I replaced the sour cream with cream cheese instead....plus a few adjustments here and there.
Almost forgotten to add a snap shot of a slice of this decadent dark chocolate cake in this post. Made it extra tall with 4 layers of chocolate cake and 3 layers of chocolate cream. ;) Yeah...my house is a house of chocoholics, haha! As for the taste wise was really great...everyone enjoyed it. :) I know I can eat it again and again and again ....:D

Final Thoughts: Being able to complete this challenging cake on my own at this point in time (1 year) is like reaching a milestone for me. As any food blogger out there; baking and blogging was one thing I truly enjoy tremendously. It's through these small achievements of cooking or baking something delicious, sharing it with my love ones and posting it for everyone to enjoy; that I find the joy in it all. I just wish this wonderful thing I found can still continue even as the coming challenge of life changing plans we have laid out in the coming months. Wish me luck dear friends...I need loads. ;) Cheers!

22 comments:

quizzine said...

The princess does look like a Snow White to me, and i think the cake deco looks great! It's fun to be able to be able to bake a special cake to our loved ones, especially our child, don't u think so? Best of luck in whatever challenges u going to encounter!

Kitchen Corner said...

Wooohh! It's really a complicated cake for me. I don't think I can do this. You must have put lots of effort on it. Very very good job!! I'm speechless :I

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much quizzine! Yes, you are definitely right about the fun part in baking a nice special cake for our child. ;) But I think I can only do this occasionally (thank goodness I have 2 kids only, hahaha!) And thanks again for the good wishes...I hope I can jump this hurdle with ease. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Grace. It IS a complicated cake for me to do too, hahaha! But I was really glad I accomplished it in time.

Anncoo said...

I think this look great. I am sure your little girl will be very happy when she saw this cake.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Anncoo! It's a good thing my little girl is 4 years old and not 10...else she might be expecting more! Guess I have 6 more years to improve, haha! Thanks for dropping by.

janice said...

woooow.... it's awesome!Great job!!!! Amber saw it.... her reaction was " Snow White!!! Wahhhhhh......" Luckily she din request for tis complicated cake!!! If not i vil faint!!! kekee ^o^

Passionate About Baking said...

Wow HBS,
You're really getting better and better each day. So many recipes, design and decorations you have experience. Can't wait for you to come to Singapore so that we can have a share of your beautiful bakes! :)
Very pretty Snow White Cake indeed!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Janice,
Hahaha! No larr, you surely can do it too! Just needs some practice that's all. Furthermore now that you have completed the basic course, you should be ready to work on something like this. ;) I am sure Amber is just waiting for her mummy to surprise her, heehee. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks leh Jane...*sai seh*! I also wish that when I return back to Singapore, I will still be able to continue these fun bakes! BIG move! So when you and Grace got these baking sessions...don't forget me arr! ;)

dainty said...

wow wow, im so impressed!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for your encouragement dainty. ;)

Mysweetkitchen said...

Such a lovely cake..your girl must be very proud of her mummy:)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks My-sweet-kitchen! Yes, we have to convinced my little girl for quite some time to cut up the cake when it was time to serve it, hahaha! She thought she can keep it in her bedroom! ;D

ReeseKitchen said...

Hey BB, your cake has given Cheryl some ideas,....she wants an "Arora Princess" next year...OMG!! I think i can only do it in a small cupcake size..haha! And then you won't be around to help me leh....'cham cham' ..:(

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hey Reese,
Hahaha...good larr! Perhaps we can practice moulding some simple figuring together(e.g. for the month end thingy). Then when you ready, we can mould Aurora together and let it seat in your fridge until ready to use....just like the powerpuff, how's that? Heehee!

Sweet Tooth said...

The Snow white looks great. Much better than the dolls we have. And rabbit beside looks lively. Look, even one of the ear is bended :-)

And not forgetting the taste of the cake. It is fantastic. Very chocolaty.

Jme said...

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,

I come across your blog when I was reading Gina's (KC) blog.

May I know where (Msia / Spore) can I get the alphabet cutters that you used in this cake?

Thanks in advance.

Jme

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Jme,
You can find the alphabet cutters in Bake with Yen in Malaysia. In Singapore, just got to Kitchen Capers. Good luck!

Jme said...

Hi Honey Bee Sweets,

Thanks for your replied. Appreciated it. :)

Jme

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Just one word " WOW " simply stunning !

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Full-Time Housefly, you're flattering me, haha!