Sunday, 16 March 2014

Rainbow Chiffon cake

After having over a week with a household of poorly people! My baking have been on hold.
I really wanted to bake something for the children so they can have a little treat.
My son really miss my baking the most.
I didn't want something too heavy so a chiffon cake would be perfect for them.
What flavour? well, how about a rainbow one?
My daughter gave me this odd look! ok not quite a 7 layer rainbow one but 4 is still colourful!
So I decided to try a four coloured one using Yam paste, Pandan paste, cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
Here's the recipe:

6 egg yolks
70g caster sugar
95g corn oil
1/4 Tsp salt
155g plain flour
1 & 1/2 Tsp baking powder
120ml warm water
7 egg whites
70g caster sugar
3/4 Tsp cream of tartar
1.Tbsp yam paste
1.Tbsp pandan paste
1.Tbsp of cocoa powder mix with 1. tbsp hot water to form a paste
1.tsp vanilla extract

Ombre birthday cake for my little princess

It was my daughter's 8th birthday last week.  I promised her I will make her a birthday cake.
Few days before her birthday, my son fell ill, he had high temperature, sickness and the chills. My poor baby wasn't feeling good at all.

I really didn't think I could make it in time. But in between looking after him, I made the cake in separate stages.
I baked the sponge first and then will decide later if I could decorate it.
It was a little rushed but I was thinking a quick & simple cake is better than no cake.

To my surprise, I manage to make a rosette ombre cake for her and talking about trying to make it simple cake! I had to go for a little complicated one. But it was so worth it as she wasn't expecting it, she came home from school and was so happy to see it.