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Isabel’s Birthday Today

Posted May 26 2009 10:06pm

Isabel has been waiting for this day, since his brother’s birthday last month. Everyday, she asks me whether it is her birthday already or not. LOL! I don’t recall that I did that when I was 3 years old! Kids nowadays huh!!

Initially I planned to fry rice and order some KFC for the family. And then, things just changed… FIL’s surgery was rescheduled, and he is still in the hospital (btw, he is now ‘learning’ how to walk with the new implant joint, recuperating well). As a result of that, SIL and MIL have to take care of his dinner etc. BIL is away on business trip… So we called it off.

But, a promise is a promise. I promised to make this Strawberry Mousse Delight cake that Isabel ‘ordered’ (pic below from the recipe book), and a Japanese Light Cheesecake for our favorite uncle (he is just back from Dubai).

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Then, in the morning I bought a small cake for Isabel’s school (cannot present my own cake lah, shy). And then, a close friend gave us a Hilton cake! Wow! 4 cakes in a day. I think I will eat cake for a few days. LOL! (photos will follow tomorrow)

Well, I am quite pleased with my Strawberry Mousse Delight. Isabel is really obsessed with pink colour. The reason she ‘ordered’ this cake, is because of the pink colour! I promised her, without realizing how difficult to make it. It took me 14 hours from preparation to finally decorating both cakes. Well, I am a slow one, so don’t take this as standard. I believe the experts take much lesser hour lah!

BTW, I used up 14 eggs for that 2 cakes, and wasted another 4 as I spoiled one chiffon cake (for the strawberry mousse delight!).

See how pretty the cake is (of course cannot compare with the recipe book!). BTW, cannot find pink deco powder, so replaced with grated pink chocolate.

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Ei, those are real strawberry, you know? Not artificial coloring!! I made the strawberry puree from scratch, blending 1.5 boxes of strawberries. It is not as red as those in the book. Those in the recipe looks chili red, not like mine - pink colour even before mixing with cream!

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Will update with more photos tomorrow.

Happy birthday Isabel!!


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