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June 9, 2010

White Chocolate Mango Cream Cake

Filed under: Baking — mommy @ 12:50 pm

It’s Ho’s aunt’s birthday and I offered to bake a cake for her.  Well, they kind of expected it anyway since we haven’t bought a cake since Jennifer and I took up baking.  After probing several times on what flavour the cake she would like, finally we decided on mango cream.

While my weekend try out was not so successful, I decided to change the fresh cream to half topping, half cream.  Luckily I found alphonso mangoes from an Indian grocery store, that enhanced the flavour.  Since I was still not confident enough with the cake, I added some white chocolate blades for decorations.  Main purpose was to distract the audience. 🙂  As you can tell, those blades with holes were made first because I didn’t know how much chocolate to put on the knife and how much pressure I needed to use to form the shape.  With more practice, they were formed properly.

Ho volunteered to write the greetings so I melted some dark chocolate for him.  He always has good handwriting.  He did a good job too.  Ho things the cake is not photogenic at all because the real thing looks better.  I agree.  Maybe it’s the lighting.

It was a time consuming cake.  I didn’t finish it until 1:40am this morning!  Will post the recipe later.

The taste was quite good!  Only the sponge cake was still a bit dry.  So far out of all sponge cakes I had tried, I like Martha Stewart’s Vanilla Sponge Cake the most.

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2 Comments »

  1. That looks time consuming enough, no wonder you had to stay up that late!
    I think using the back of the spoon might be easier than a knife for the chocolate decoration. But that looks so good already!

    Comment by Cherry — June 10, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    • Actually once u have done a few, it’s fast. doesn’t take long at all. it’s just i had to stop n tuck the kids in to bed as i was the only one with them that night.

      Comment by mommy — June 10, 2010 @ 5:02 pm


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