Happy 7th Birthday Aisyah Sofia!

Alhamdulillah, last 26th October was her 7th birthday.. She’s been waiting for the day for ages, crossing the dates since september..ehehe..Β  We had few friends came for her birthday party on Sunday..Thank you for all the presents and came to our humble house..

Early morning before going to school..

Her Birthday cake..my firts attempt making edible image cake..

Barbie edible image on top of whipped cream is a NO! it makes the edible not smooth.. πŸ˜›

Then last Sunday, we invited their friends to join celebrating her 7th birthday party.. Thanks again to all that came to our house. Surely the kids had so much fun! Aliyah keep remind me for her birthday (which is faarrrr away in March πŸ™‚ ) to invite her Melayu friends .. hehe..Β  πŸ™‚ It was my first attempt too making a princess cake from scratch! But I would say it’s all worth it as Aisyah likes it so much and the cake finished in 2 days only.. πŸ™‚

My first attempt of princess cake.. lupa laa nak amik gambar ..

make devils choc cake as a base, and choc cake for the princess, with butter icing

this is the inside of the cake.. I use giant cupcake mould to make the dress..

My friend took the picture of the cake..Thank you!

 

some of the friends who came.. papanyaa lupaa nak ambil gambar! iskk..

 

Again, Happy birthday my dear daughter! May you become a good, solehah, healthy and wise girl.. Amin.Β  Love you always!

Till the next update, good day! πŸ™‚

ni sapaaa punyaa birthday sapa tiup lilinn haaa.. πŸ™‚

 

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Happy Birthday to Our Only Hero in the Family! :P

Yesterday, 25th May was my hubby’s 34th birthday.. May Allah Blessed with good health, iman and success in his career, Amin.. The kids as usual more exited because another cake for them and I tell you, one whole cake will be gone within one day! πŸ˜€Β  So here’s another homemade birthday cake for our hero.. ehehe..

Another choc cake esp for the kids..eheheh

If I want to make other cake than chocolate cake, for sure the cake will be seating in the fridge for soo long.. so just make the want that kids love most..even though it is more like a kid’s cake.. ehehe.. sorry mr.hubby.. πŸ˜›Β  I had made this cake previously from Alima’s birthday-it’s a Death by Chocolate cake from Myresipi.com .. This time I did not decorate with any buttercream/whipped cream..just plain M&Ms chocolate and it just perfect.. πŸ™‚

Chocolate cake with Chocolate ganache.. mmmmm...

the deco just plain M&Ms and strip ganache using fork.. (sebenarnya nak tutupkan ganache tu tak licin.. πŸ˜› )

aikk..ada yg hilangg...sapa punya kerja laa ni..

ooohhhh...budak comott ni rupanya yg amik!..ehehe..quietly took the m&m from the cake and eat..but did not realized the face yg penuh coklat! πŸ˜€

Papa and the Girls!!Happy Birthday Papa!

tak sabar dahh imaa nak ngapp! ehehehe..

Hmmm.. next birthday will be Arifah’s birthday in June.. and we’ll be in M’sia.. I don’t think I’m gonna bake birthday cake while in Msia when we have soooo much to choose from… πŸ˜›Β  kena mintak makcik2 pakcik2 dia belikan kek yg sodap2… ehehe..

till the next update, good day! πŸ™‚

Eight Anniversary and Caramel Cake

Alhamdulillah.. on 16th May was my 8th anniversaries.. semoga bertambah rezeki dan jodoh berpanjangan.. amin.. We are blessed with 4 princesses at the moment.. πŸ˜›Β  I guess 4 is enough and to raise them are the biggest challenge we as parents needs to deal..

our angels..

the big sisters..

two little sisters

As usual, no celebration or what so ever..just make a plain caramel cake.. it’s my first time making this cake..if you like caramel pudding, so this is something you should try.. the taste is good too.

atas dia caramel..tapi a bit nipis..tersilap sukat susu..eheh

inside the cake..ok la for the first timer.. πŸ˜›

see..the pudding on top quite thin..should've been thicker..

here’s the recipe..thank you to Kak zu @aka Dapur Kakzu from Facebook..

KEK KARAMEL

2 @ 4 sudu besar gula -jadikan gula hangus..ratakan pada keseluruhan loyang supaye kek tak melekat pade loyang

bahagian atas:

1/2 tin susu cair @ 1 cawan susu cair – pakai susu fresh milk
70 gm gula castor – used 50gm only
1/2 sudu teh vanilla
3 kuning telur
kacau sebati..kacau dengan perlahan saja

lapisan kek (A)

140 gm tepung gandum
70 gm gula castor –used 50gm only
3 kuning telur
135 ml air
1 sudu teh baking powder
45 ml minyak
pukul telur kuning,air dan minyak hingga kembang..masukkan gula..pukul kembang lagi hingga naik skali ganda..masukkan tepung yang dicampur baking.powder..ketepikan

meringue (B)
6 telur putih
70 gm gula castor – used 50gm only
1 sudu teh krim tar2
pukul hingge kembang dan tak menitis.. –make sure there is no water in container..it will not peak.. less than 10 minutes only
-campurkan A dan B..KACAU DENGAN TANGAN or spatula..kaedah kaup balik. Bahagikan kepada 3@4 bekas dan warnakan mengikut kesukaan. I used pandan paste and with red, green color and choc.emulco

****masukkan karamel yang ditapis dalam loyang…masukkan adunan kek yng telah diwarnakan.

Masak kaedah double boiler…40 minit pertame gune api bawah..selebihnye gune api atas bawah hingge kek masak…apepun bergantung pade suhu kepanasan oven masing2.-no function for this..so bake as usual marie-bran style
Selamat mencuba.. till then, good day! πŸ™‚

Golden Churn Butter

Recently there’s a memo from Jabatan Agama Islam Johor (JAIJ) regarding the issue about golden churn butter that is not halal..

one of Ballantyne products

It is confusing to me when it has a Halal certified from NZ while in Malaysia reported as not halal by JAIJ but not JAKIM.. I lived in Melbourne where there’s Halal cert from all over the world..unlike if we are in Malaysia, we have Halal Malaysia cert that we look for.. I make an attempt to email their regional manager regarding halal status and this is what I get from him:

RE: Ingredients in golden churn butter

From:
Hemmat Nasrallah <hemmat.nasrallah@ballantyne.com.au>

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To:Β Β  Β Mohd Yahaya <yahayama@yahoo.com>

Thank you Faridah,

Please rest assured All our butter sold anywhere in the world is Halal made out of Cow’s Milk.

Best Regards,

Hemmat S Nasrallah

Regional General Manager

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Ballantyne Foods Pty Ltd

Melbourne, Australia

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Mob +61 404 828582

Web site http://www.ballantyne.com.au

From: Mohd Yahaya [mailto:yahayama@yahoo.com]
Sent: Friday, 29 April 2011 10:11 PM
To: Hemmat Nasrallah
Subject: Ingredients in golden churn butter

Assalamualaikum Mr. Hemmat,
Regarding the golden churn butter, I had come across from in my country, Malaysia saying that this butter is not halal as it contains animal fat which is from the pig.
Please clarify this matter and what about the ballantyne butter that is sold in Australia is it contains any animal product?

Thank you.
Faridah

Hopefully I will not be ‘was-was’ with halal issue from other countries anymore.. actually I never buy golden churn butter or product from Ballantyne..The butter quite expensive compare to home brand such as Aldi, Coles and Woolworth.. πŸ™‚Β  Yesterday when I was doing my errands in Safeway, I found this chocolate with 50% off ..

Ballantyne product of chocolates

so I bought one and the taste was soo good.. Can buy their chocolate products again..

Till then, have a good day! πŸ™‚

Red Velvet Cake

During Aliyah’s birthday last March, I made my first red velvet cake. Previously I did make some red velvet brownie, red velvet cheesecake. But this time I make a real Red Velvet cake.. hehehe(ada beza ke?)Β  Luckily it was a success for me.. πŸ˜› even though I had difficulty in making the frosting.. I used the recipe from joyofbaking site.. I like the cake turn out, it’s only problem is the cream cheese frosting.. It used whipped cream in the frosting, so I tried using thickened cream.. I might had over beat the whipped and it became a bit watery (cair..ehehe) Memang fail kalau guna thickened cream..need to get the technique right!

I must say it is a hit..the kids just love it.. πŸ™‚

Here’s the recipe.. enjoy! I’m copy paste the recipe here..

Red Velvet Cake

Source: joyofbaking.com

2 1/2 cups (250 grams) sifted cake flour ( I used self raising flour)

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons (15 grams) regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder ( I used cadbury cocoa)

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar (I used caster sugar)

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I used essence vanilla)

1 cup (240 ml) buttermilk ( I used 1 cup milk + 2 tbsp lemon juice. Let it 5-10 min.)

2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

1 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 – 8 ounce (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature

1 – 8 ounce (227 grams) tub of Mascarpone cheese, room temperature (omit, could not find this)

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 cup (115 grams) confectioners’ (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted

1 1/2 (360 ml) cups heavy whipping cream (I used thickened cream here)

Method:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter two – 9 inch (23 cm) round cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with parchment paper. Set aside. ( I just bake in one round pan and cut into two the cake)

2.In a mixing bowl sift together the flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

3.In bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.Β Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

4.In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food coloring.Β With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour. (flour,buttermilk,flour,buttermilk,flour)

5.In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda.Β Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

6.Working quickly, divide the batter evenly between the two prepared pans and smooth the tops with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 25 – 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes.Β Place a wire rack on top of the cake pan and invert, lifting off the pan. Once the cakes have completely cooled, wrap in plastic and place the cake layers in the refrigerator for at least an hour (or overnight). (This is done to make filling and frosting the cakes easier.) ( I just leave it cool and wrap in plastic for about 1/2 hour in refrigerator)

Cream Cheese Frosting: In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Using the whisk attachment, gradually add the heavy cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to spread. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.

Assemble:Β  Place one of the cake layers, top of the cake facing down, onto your serving platter. Spread the cake layer with a layer of frosting.Β  Place another layer of cake on top of the frosting and continue to frost and stack the cake layers.Β Frost the top and sides of the cake. Can garnish the cake with sweetened or unsweetened coconut. (I used cake crumbed to finish the side)

the side of the cake with sprinkle of cake crumb..

yummylicious! πŸ™‚

the inside..

No wonder red velvet is a hit..it’s really taste good and you will never get full like chocolate cake. πŸ˜›

need to practice more on the frosting..ehhehe..

Till the next update, good day! πŸ™‚