Monday 18 January 2010


Bib's request for her 3rd birthday was "Chocolate.  And strawberries."

I baked a 6 inch chocolate cake and then at the last minute decided to change buttercream recipes.  I tried Rose's Heavenly Cake's Meringue Buttercream.  It was a pain in the you know what to make and the results though yummy were not worth the extra effort.  I have made other meringue buttercreams and this one is finicky and creates unnecessary anxiety.
The recipe even tells you it's going to curdle before it comes together.  That's not my idea of fun at 10pm at night. 

I need to go to sleep and I'll get back to the recipe soon.  I am so tired...


Manggy said...

Happy birthday Bib! Beautiful cake! But I am SO sorry about the buttercream recipe. (Heh heh heh)

Juliana said...

What a cute spite of the pain...Happy Birthday Bib!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in to say hi! I hope she had a great b-day!

Chef Fresco said...

I hate when recipes are like that - lots of work w. not enough wow factor. It looks pretty though!

Zurin said...


Cakebrain said...

thanks for the wishes! you're now to blame about the recipe! don't be sorry! I shouldn't have tried it! If I read through thoroughly, I should have known it would have been too finicky!
Yeah, it's painful, but you can never go wrong with butter and sugar in any combination! thanks!
Blonde Duck,
Long time no see! she had a blast and ate a lot of cake! that means it was a good one!
Chef Fresco, expectations for recipes are getting higher and higher now that I've got so many cookbooks and have tested so many!
I wish I could post the recipe, but it was such a headache I wouldn't wish it on my readers! hee hee! not blogworthy!

sophia said...

Haha, pain in the you know what, but it still looks darn gorgeous! But at least you've crossed one bad recipe out!

Trissa said...

I admire you for staying up till 10 to make a cake - well, thats devotion for you! I am sure though the cake turned out wonderful - even if you had to go through the extra effort. :)

Pei-Lin said...

Regardless the "pain" you went thru preparing the buttercream, it looks perfectly fine to me! I'm sure Bib's would appreciate it! =)


Unknown said...

So sorry about the BC! But atleast you had a beautiful cake for Bib! Happy Birthday to her!! :)


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