It’s Ho’s aunt’s birthday and I offered to bake a cake for her. Well, they kind of expected it anyway since we haven’t bought a cake since Jennifer and I took up baking. After probing several times on what flavour the cake she would like, finally we decided on mango cream.
While my weekend try out was not so successful, I decided to change the fresh cream to half topping, half cream. Luckily I found alphonso mangoes from an Indian grocery store, that enhanced the flavour. Since I was still not confident enough with the cake, I added some white chocolate blades for decorations. Main purpose was to distract the audience. :-) As you can tell, those blades with holes were made first because I didn't know how much chocolate to put on the knife and how much pressure I needed to use to form the shape. With more practice, they were formed properly.
Ho volunteered to write the greetings so I melted some dark chocolate for him. He always has good handwriting. He did a good job too. Ho things the cake is not photogenic at all because the real thing looks better. I agree. Maybe it’s the lighting.
It was a time consuming cake. I didn't finish it until 1:40am this morning! Will post the recipe later.
The taste was quite good! Only the sponge cake was still a bit dry. So far out of all sponge cakes I had tried, I like Martha Stewart's Vanilla Sponge Cake the most.