April 16, 2012

AB # 18 : Vertically............... Blueberry Layer Cake

I wanted to bake something special for Mother's Day Celebration . So as usual, I did some research about Layer Cakes. To my surprise, there are so many types of layer cakes created . So beautifully done. I told myself , I need to bake something real stunning and special this time. Guess what I did , I bake a combination of horizontal layer cake with vertical  layer in the middle . I first got this idea from 'I am Baker' .
I simply love all her bakes. Stunning and gorgeous...... you just can't stop looking at them . Drop by " I am Baker" to see it for yourself. I was lazy to drive out to buy Whip Topping since I was out of it on weekend , I ended up layering this cake with blueberry filling without the Whip Topping. Honestly , if I were to bake this cake again, I will definitely layer it with whip topping .
I simply love the way I decorated this cake. This cake brings joy and happiness to everyone around me .  Makes life simpler and happier in a way . When mom saw this she went like " wah , why decorate till so pretty ?" ... I smile at her and say " Yeah , I decorated this for your Mother's Day " and she went like rolling her eyes cos she was thinking " Can't be waiting to eat this on Mother's Day. Its still few weeks away.. " LOL......
I did a different of version of Vertical Layer Cake on this . The Vertical Layer is only on the middle part which makes this whole cake looks stunning ... Heehee ... At least that is what I think ... Well, to be honest , I won't try to be different this time. I won't drag myself to write more than what I can say and write ... I am so boring, I think . LOL ... Lets just get back to the recipe ..

Vertical Layer Cake : Blueberry Layer Cake 
I have adapted the cake recipe from Chef Alex Goh's recipe book Fruity Cake with some minor changes
Vanilla Sponge Cake
Ingredients 
6          Large Eggs
100g    Caster Sugar [ Original recipe calls for 180g ]
2tsp     Pure Vanilla Extract [ Original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp ]
165g    All Purpose Flour [ I used Cake Flour ]
100g    Melted Butter
250g    Blueberry Filling
250g    Non Dairy Whip Topping ( Whip till stiff )

Method
1.   Pre heat oven to 180C . Grease and line one 2 7" round pan with parchment paper
2.   Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium high speed until light and fluffy
3.  Fold in flour gently until all well combine . Pour in melted butter and mix well
4.  Pour batter into 2 prepared pan and bake at 180C for 35 minutes . Remove from oven and take out to  cool on wire rack immediately.

To assemble 
1.   Cut 1 cake horizontally into 2 layer . Place one layer of cake at the base on the cake board . Cut the other cake vertically into 3 layer . Please refer to " I am Baker "
2.   Spread 1/3 cup of whip topping on the cake . Scoop 2 tbsp blueberry evenly on the cake. Top with another 1/3 cup of whip topping .
3.   Top with another vertical layer of cake and repeat the above process until all vertical layer cake is finish. Spread 1/3 cup of whip topping on the cake after all vertical layer is finish . Scoop 2 tbsp blueberry filling on the cake and spread evenly. Top with another 1/3 cup of whip topping .Place another horizontal cake layer on the cake . Chill cake in the fridge for 2 hours before frosting with buttercream or any other frosting of your choice
Enjoy this yummy Vertical Layer Cake yeah  !!!!






I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations

35 comments:

  1. wow. That is one spectacular cake!! And this is your 4th entry! Well done!! Yeah, I agree with you! I love her blog too! Her pictures are so gorgeous and her ideas are just mind blowing! But you did such a great replica and I love that you injected your own creativity to this cake! Your roses are so consistent and perfect!! <3 <3

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    1. Tq Sam... you know what ... those cake posted by you inspire me to explore further ... Heehee... I really appreciate you dropping by here. I feel so proud .. Heehee

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  2. Just looking at the rosy frosting is good enough to impress someone special. This cake looks so beautiful!

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    1. Tq Jessie ... this cake is specially design for lovely Mothers ... Heehee

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  3. It's a work of art Abbygail! simply gorgeous and I love the lavender roses on top. So beautiful dear!

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    1. Tq babe.. Heeheee... aren't we gorgeous too... LOL

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  4. A gorgeous cake! You make lots of cakes with frosting, and they are all beautiful! The vertical pattern is very well done, and looks wonderful with the blueberry filling! I'm sure it tastes yummy too!

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    1. Tq babe , this cake will taste real yummy if I were not so lazy to drive out and grab a packet of Non Dairy Whip Topping... LOL.... But my nephew still manage to finish 2 slices at one go.. LOL

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  5. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G.!!! and in my favoriate color too!

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    1. Tq babe... ;) LOL... I love this colour too ...

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  6. Wow! These cake is so amazing! I love the lovely color too & very elegantly done! :)

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  7. yummm yummm..! wonderful presentation
    cant take my eyes of the fascinating cliks
    new to your space
    happy following you..:)
    do stop by mine sometime
    Tasty Appetite

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  8. stunning!!!!!! please, i'm ashamed of putting my decorated cake next to yours!! friend, you're a first class cake decorator!! now hoping over to that link.

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    1. Aiyo babe, dun say like dat ... LOL ... I sound like typical Malaysian auntieeeeeeeeeeee.................

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  9. wow this is unbelievably beautiful!!!!! i love how you did the gradient! not sure if you posted this before, but what tip do you use for your roses? I'm hoping to recreate the effect too, thanks!

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    1. Hi Janine , tq so much ... I can't quite explain the tip. I'll take a pic of it and email you ;)

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  10. Oh my... the swirls are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful.
    *Sssssshhhhhh........ better than I am Baker's.*

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    1. Tq Wndy .... LOL.... you make me kembang pulak suddenly ..... LOL Tq tq sifu.... ;)

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  11. Wow, this IS stunning! The colors jumped out at me when I saw it in the Aspiring Baker's round-up! Beautiful!!

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  12. Hi Sandra , tq for dropping by . Tq for the compliment too. I simply love this cake ;)

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  13. Hi Abby, just so you know...!! This entry was the "Most Clicked On" when I was looking through my stats today! :D Congratulations! hehe

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    1. Tq babe ... I am so happy to hear this ... LOL . ;)

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  14. Hi there,

    May i know which tip you used for the roses? Thanks!

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    1. I dun have it right now. If you can email me , I'll reply thru email ;)

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  15. Love! Can I ask what you sprinkled on top?

    -Chris

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  17. Hi can I know what recipe is it for the frosting. It's such a lovely deco. I kp looking at it

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