August 18, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad and Mom!

My dad and mom's birthday happens to be just three days apart; so last Sunday, I made this mango mousse cake for their birthday. We went for Sunday brunch at Ding Tai Fung (a Chinese restaurant) and I brought this cake along. :) I think my nephew was more happy than anyone else when he sang along and blew candles with my parents. It seemed more like his own birthday celebration when my dad asked him to make a wish instead of himself!! *LOL*

Back to a little description about this cake, I used a sponge cake recipe shared by Happy Homebaker. The sponge cake turned out perfect but I felt that it was not soft enough as compared to a chiffon base, which I refrained from making for fear of failure. I think I'll have to practise more on chiffon cake making so that next time round, I would be able to try a chiffon cake base.

I filled the cake layers with mango mousse, taken from Florence's Mango Mousse Cake. The texture was good but somehow the taste of mango was quite faint. Could the sweetness and ripeness of mangoes play a part?

I've also made my own sponge fingers, recipe taken from Aunty Yochana's Strawberry Charlotte. The sponge fingers were soft, with a crisp exterior. I think they looked and tasted much nicer than store bought sponge fingers. I would highly recommend this recipe. :)
Happy Birthday dad and mom!!!


Yuri said...

Good job aimei! Now i am super stressed, gotta bake a cake for my son by this weekend :S

Rei said...

Aww.. this is lovely! So nicely done! Happy belated birthday to your parents.

Aimei said...

Jia you Yuri! I'm sure you can do it! :)

Thanks Rei! :D

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Aimei, what a lovely cake you have made! Well done!

Aimei said...

Hey thanks HHB! You know actually your posts have been an inspiration to me and from yours I actually had the 'courage' to try many recipes as well as baking birthday cakes. ;)

Happy Mrs Kwok said...

這個是美的囉! Hehehe!

SO nice leh! Your sponge fingers looked so perfect too! My sponge fingers went char ta the other time :(

Aimei said...

Hehe thanks Mrs Kwok!