Tuesday, January 6, 2009
So there is this young girl - a friend's daughter - who wanted me to bake her a chocolate cake for her 9th birthday.
I directed her here and asked her to choose her cake. I anticipated a barbie cake or a princess cake or some such. But it seems I am not synch with the times - nine year olds, it seems, have outgrown the barbie etc phase and have moved on to things more chic and fashionable. She chose a handbag cake (she wanted it in blue and green to match her party favors), adding sweetly, "it is ok if you don't make the handbag cake, you can bake me just a chocolate cake".
Though a handbag cake was something I had never done before, I knew that it only looks difficult and time-consuming to make.
I used the same chocolate cake recipe as here, froze it for a couple of hours before cutting it in the shape of a handbag and then used fondant to cover the cake. Yes, as simple as that! All it requires is a steady hand and some precision in measuring and cutting the fondant.
Now, I am waiting for another little girl (or boy) to ask me to bake her (or him) a cake!
And if you think this cake is nice, do a google image search for handbag cakes....you will be astounded at the cakes you see there!!
It is not just about the ingredients or the recipe, good food happens when it is served with love!!
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