Monday, July 26, 2010

Alexander's 5th Birthday = R2D2 Cake

Today is Alexander's 5th Birthday - Happy Birthday Buddy!!!  We had a birthday party for him on Saturday and i don't know if the guests had fun, i did and the important thing was, Alexander had the most fun.  With this posting, i would like to thank all the guests for their presence and presents and hope you all enjoyed yourself.  Thank you too to all your food contributions which made the party a success.  This year's theme, Alexander chose 'The Star Wars'  and i made him this R2D2 cake  - he sure was grinning happily at his cake - look at that smile, it melted my heart.


Chocolate Cake:

3 1/2 cup bleached all-purpose cake
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups milk
2 recipes of Buttercream


Grease and line the base of 2 - 9 inch by 13 inch cake pan.

Preheat oven to 350f.

Sieve flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Put sugar and eggs in the food processor and pulse till sugar has dissolved.

With food processor, add in the oil in a steady stream.

Stop the food processor and add in the sieved flour, pulse until well combined. Scrape the sides if you must.

With the food processor on, add in the milk and process until cake batter is well combined.

Pour into the 2 prepared cake pans  in equal portions and bake for 15 minutes at 350f, then reduce oven heat to 325f and bake further for 20 - 25 minutes.  Check for doneness.

Leave to cool before icing with buttercream


Honey Bee Sweets said...

Such a lovely cake! Must be quite a bit of work.... But seeing his smile is all worth it. ;)

Anncoo said...

Happy Birthday to Alexander's 5th Birthday. This R2D2 is so cute I think I will make this for my boy's next birthday.

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the cake is lovely but must b took up a lot of ur times but guess all the effort worth it since birthday boy adored the cake :)

MaryMoh said...

Happy Birthday, Alexander!! Wow...that's such a beautiful boy's cake! I'm sure he will cherish that for life :D Lily, you are really good in baking and icing.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

he look so happy to have this lovely cake from you.

Jen said...

hi lily, wow what a painstakingly decorated bday cake!! Alexander looks so happy! :)

Florence said...

Hi Alexander,

Happy Birthday!

Auntie Florence

quizzine said...

I would love a cake that is baked with so much love, and what's more a favourite character of choice! Lovely ;-)

Christine said...

wow! What a creative master piece!

Weight Loss Tips said...

Great looking cake, all worth that even better smile. Nice decorating of the cake, how long did it take you to do?

lilyng said...

weight loss tips

it did not take as long as i expected it to be, the baking was fast, the buttercream did not take too long but the hardest part was to get the blue colors to my liking.

Jennifer said...

Nice cake!
your cakes deco skill is getting more pro...

Laura said...

Love the blue combination!


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