to start this, i will show the nigella lawson's victoria sponge i tested for my mom's 50th birthday cake this sunday. i made it yesterday, half recipe only. and boy, it gave me confidence to make more cakes. but really, i don't like character cakes and celebration cakes. i am more into the classy stuff, gourmet type of cakes, especially cheesecakes and nigella's recipes. and quick breads, and bars and cookies.
i still can't believe that i am baking now. and baking a cake. a sponge cake. this was very easy to make. and is good enough. i will be making three more of these. and the cake i decided to make is a square. three layer, with swiss buttercream frosting and maybe some strawberry buttercream filling. will be doing this on saturday everning. my friend, anna, will be providing me the number 50 and a letter B made out of fondant to be put on top of the cake. i don't like to mold and i don't really know how. hehehe. the color of the cake would be goldish brown, if i can achieve that. and i might just put gold dragees around the cake and outline it with dots. :) i can imagine it now. today i finished, well with my son's help, we finished 50 pieces of letter B cookies.
almost half of the cookies were decorated by my son. and he was so proud. when my mom arrived today, he said, "close your eyes, tadaaaaah!!! happy birthday!!!" hehehe! so cute!
and so that is done. and time to pack it and with a gold ribbon to seal the plastic.
i hope my mom's guests will love it.
before decorating the B cookies
next things to do are the toppings for the panna cotta, mini tart shells for the fruit tart and choco mousse tart, potato gratin and marinade the roast beef, the gravy and so much more. these are the things i need to do this whole week.
and so help me God. i need a dishwasher.