Yesterday, mum picked me up from office & go home. In the car, she was asking..
mom: Ah Tng, ur fren got bake fruit cake or not?
Ah Tng: No need to order! I bake!
mom: HA???? Can eat or not oh
Ah Tng: Worse to worse.. eat the Fruits only la if cake fails!
Today is my mom's birthday ! I knew her only favourite cake is cocktail fruit cake , with fresh cream. Everyone in the family were in Horrific when I said I will bake mum a cake! bcuz, knowing my sponge cake will usually sink sank sunk.
Relax.... my cake did rise! I'm more comfortable with folding eggwhites this time. I was a bit too greedy, I pour 3/4 into my 8" tin, it rose high and the top crack on one side, and my little boy came and said " Ah Tng, ur cake very fat!" haha
Ha! my cake is tall !! Taller than my previous experience!!
slice 3 layers! looks normal. soft
I have 3 reasons for not order a good cakes outside. instead made a really humble cake for mum.
i) we always want more cocktail fruits in our cakes. ( u will see later)
ii) we want less whipping cream. ( however! .. story later)
iii) I want to make peach rosess for mum ! mum's favourite flower!
1. I bought the wrong cream from Consfood! I got myself the tiny pack (Pauls') .. and after I whip the cream and spread on cake, ROAR!!!!!! got water come out from the cream lahh and my last 2 layers were slightly soaked with some liquid. i hate! wrong cream!!
2. So I walked to Pelangi, bought the right whipping cream (after finished doing last 2 layers), and when I whip my last top layer & side, (more whiter, as compared to the 1st one- more yellowish..) I knew, I bought the wrong cream in the 1st place already.
Dunno what is wrong with me! I knew the difference between whipped, whipping and thick cream. and I actually bought 'thick cream' in the first place!!!! I am soo sad... ;( Luckily I managed to get the right one for top layer, and put on some roses.. and told myself, its ok.. eat fruits only
3. The sponge. When I cut the cake & taste, it is still airy soft. Dunno why after into fridge, a bit dense! my sis said it still taste normal. but mum said it tasted dense and not spongy, not airy worr.......
ok, I m really exhausted now, back from mall .. need a short nap