Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cake Rescuer

Yesterday, it was my mother in law's birthday. I made her a cake and was actually planning to make her 100 pieces of birthday buns but ended up making 90 of them, the day before. Guess what happened? I screw up the cake! And here's my schedule of the day before and so on.

Thursday morning :
~ busy with house chores and cooking lunch.
~ baked 2 sponge cake at 1pm.
~ started making the buns at 3pm and ended at 8pm.
~ started my cake project at 10pm, the sponge is too thick for my project. Screw up half of them.
~ feeding my kids with the pieces. I am really exhausted and not planning to bring home any cake.
~ at 11pm, something came up and trying to make good use of the balance of those sponge.
~ so, ended making a mousse cake at 11.30pm which is quick & easy. Keep refrigerated overnight.

Friday morning :
~ making a big pot of curry chicken.
~ then sent my boy to tuition classes at 9.00am.
~ getting packed cause we're leaving at 2pm to fetch my sister in law at the highway.
~ sister in law called up at 10.30am saying that she has changed her schedule cause her bus is arriving at the highway at 11.00am.
What should I do? Still haven't finish up the touch up of the cake! I'm not going home with a plain cake and I only have 30mins for the decorations. I need something quick! By the way, I still need to fetch up my boy.

Thank goodness, hubby took care of my boy. Wow, five minutes passed! Alright now, I still have some blueberry & strawberry chocolate bars in my pantry. I quickly melt the blueberry chocolate bars first. Gosh, my brain is jam! Nothing came out! I'm just holding the chocolate pipping bag and staring at the cake. Oh well, what the heck! Just drizzle on the melted chocolate. What else? The pipping bag tearing apart and the chocolate fell on the cake! DARN !!! I screw up the cake again!

Oh NO, not again! :o(

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Mousse Topping :
250gm cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup lime juice
1 tbsp gelatine powder
400ml whipping cream

Method :
(1) whisk cream cheese untill creamy.
(2) heat lime juice & gelatine over low heat untill dissolved.
(3) cool the gelatine mixture a little and then stir in the cream cheese, mix well.
(4) fold in whipped cream and mix to combine.
(4) spread batter over the cake base cake pan.
(6) keep refrigerated untill set.

Did you notice the mark on this cake? I wipe it away and continued on the pipping. This is simply amazing, I have everything covered up! haha..... Oh dear, I saved the day! And I'm going home with this cake. lol !

You've no idea what I've been through! Phewww.......I'm so happy that everyone like it very much! They said it's much better than the one they bought from the shop, Mocha Almond Cream Cake which cost about $60 ! They especially enjoyed the fruity flavour of the chocolate topping. Very refreshing!

And here are the buns I made for my MIL with sweat & blood! All together 90 of them. haha... And none left by the end of the day. What a blessing! ^_^


Jess @ Bakericious said...

Kristy, the cake looks impressive. I have also will encounter a lot of mishap if baking for special occasion, noting will b smooth. I am going to bake a cake too for my daughter's birthday celebration in sch on Mon, praying I can make it too.

Dimah said...

Amazing, beautiful cake!! :)

smallkucing said...

quick thinking! wow you do so much. No wonder you are exhausted

Pegasuslegend said...

your so talented!

cherry potato said...


Barbara said...

Quick thinking, Kristy.
This post made me smile!

Anncoo said...

WOW! Kristy you're awesome!! The birthday cake looks so beautiful, nice color combination :)

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a great cake!!!! Love the colors.

Lyndsey said...

I second what Ann said! I thought my days were busy! Wow! I'm exhausted just reading about your day! phew! Sometime wonderful things come out of mistakes. Get some rest now, hope you can have a relaxing weekend!

lena said...

kristy, i think you r such a wonderful person..making all these for your mum in law with all your blood and sweat and HEART!just wondering, how did you steam all your 90 buns..were you using the steaming basket or the metal ones? i find that the metal ones usually leaves too much vapour on the cover and sometimes it just drips on the buns.

My Little Space said...

Jess : Thank you, dear! Yeap, wishing you all the best and hope you don't screw up the cake! haha.... Keep your fingers cross huh!

Dimah : Thank you very much!

smallkucing : I am half dead and am going to bed right after this!

Claudia : Thanks so much for your nice comment!

Chin : Wow, what a compliment from a pro! ^_^ I am honoured! Thank you very much for your nice comment.

Ann : Thanks! Frankly, I am still very tired and am going to bed after this. Need to charge up before another day begins!^_^

Belinda : Thanks alot, girl! I love the colour too especially the purple cne.

Lyndz : Hey, glad that you still have time for this! I need to go to bed early today. We'll chat later.

Thanks everyone for all your wonderful comments and also thank you for spending your time with me today. I am really appreciate it. Hope you're all having a fabulous day.

I have to go to bed right after this! Good night, everyone.
Cheers, Kristy

My Little Space said...

Lena : I'm using the metal steamer. I wrapped the cover with a big white cloth to prevent the water from dripping down. And I steamed them in a few batches cause I only made 400gm of flour each batch. Never try to make them in one shot. Otherwise, the dough will over proof and became shrinkage after steaming. I still want to try up a few more different recipes. Just want to compare the difference of the texture.
Thanks for stopping by, dear. Hope you're having a wonderful evening.

Jeannie said...

You are one superwoman indeed! Wow! I am truly amazed!That cake does look very delicious too!

Claudia said...

Kristy, can you drop by my home and whip up 90 buns and an amazing cake? Cause we'd let you.

Shirley said...

Your family and mom-in-law must be very proud of you! Last minute mishaps I dread them. But look at that cake and you can never tell.

Christine said...

HI Kristy

I "kan cheong" for you when i read what you had to go thru with the cake and buns and then all the chores and fetching your boy ! man... I get stressed just by reading ! can't imagine what you had to go thru.

Honestly, your cake doesn't looked like there were any mishap ! Well done = )

By the way, would you be able to share how you make your buns ? Looked really good.

Would appreciate your recipe on that.

Thank you and Blessings on you

Cooking Gallery said...

Beautiful looking cake, Kristy :)!

Pam said...

You wore me out! You're one busy lady. The cook looks great and I'm sure your MIL loved it. 90 buns, oh my gosh!

pigpigscorner said...

Oh my, sounds really stressful. But glad to hear that everything turned out well!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

You are such a nice daughter-in-law! Both the buns and the cake are beautiful! Sorry getting there was a bit stressful... But I'm glad it turned out well!

Elin said...

Kristy...what a super mom and super DIL you are...the buns are awesome and the wonderful birthday cake too, made with your blood and sweat :)

Have a relaxing day and take care :)

penny aka jeroxie said...

You are super woman! You still came out with the goods. Go YOU!

Hayley said...

Wow, happy belated birthday to your MIL! ;)
The cake looks delicious!!

My Little Space said...

Cooking Gallery : Thank you! I'll try to hop over again later on. Site is moving slow like a snail!

Pam : Thank you, dear! I missed visiting you! Hopefully, I can make it over sooner.

Ann : Oh yes, I am still very tired! Always like too litle time and too many thing need to be done!

Andrea : Thanks, dear! I'll try to check on you sooner.

Elin : Oh wow, mdm is here! Meaning that you're quite free. lol! ^_^ Thanks, btw!

Penny : Thanks! I am really stress out the other day!

Hayley : Thank you very much for your wishes!

Thanks all for your very nice & sweet comments and also willing to spend your weekend here with me. I am really appreciate it.
Hope you're all having a fabulous day! ^_^

Blessings, Kristy

Angeline@安琪琳 said...

Kristy: I salute u! with cake and buns! I wish i have a slice to taste ur cake..hehehe...Happy belated birthday to ur MIL -Wish her Cheong Meng Pak Sui!

My Little Space said...

Jeannie : Not easy at all. lol!

Claudia : haha.... I'm going to mess up your kitchen for sure!

Shirley : Thank god for that! I screw up the cake 2 times!

Christine : Hi there, thanks for your very sweet comment. I have the link here for you as follow.

Angeline : Thanks so much for your wishes! I'm really appreciate it.

Thanks everyone for your nice words and spending your weekend here with me. I am grateful to have you here. Hope you're all having a fabulous day.
Cheers, Kristy

Von said...

*phew* you saved it in the end =) I can feel your stress!! The cake is gorgeous!! I love the colours =)

Abbey said...

Well it looked perfectly normal and beautiful to me! Glad to hear everything turned out ok!

Peanutts said...

wow with that hectic scedule that cake looks beautiful :), enjoyed the fun narrative,

Alice Law said...

Kristy, you are a great daughter in law! 'one leg kick' some more... I really have to salute and learn alot of things from you(beside making pastry)!:D

Thank you and have a wonderful week ahead!
p/s: The cake looks great!^-^

Drick said...

what a day, huh? but if anyone could pull it off it would be you. great looking result - and know it did taste much better than a store-bought

Cathy said...

Good heavens, you are one busy lady! It all turned out well and I think your cake is fabulous! I'm sure your MIL appreciated all your work.

☺lani☺ said...

I know the feeling of doing all the preparation for the celebration, but I admire you for doing that. Happy birthday to your mother-in-law. I haven't notice anything in your cake, just perfect!
Have a great week ahead!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I bet your mother in law was so pleased with her birthday treats. You know, I've never had anyone bake me a cake from scratch, so if anyone ever did, i'd love it so much even if it wasn't good (but i know your's is, you are an incredible baker).
Happy birthday to you mother in law, and *kisses* to you daaaahling, the best daughter in law ever!
Love, HH

Brownieville Girl said...

Beautiful cake Kirsty.

I have left an award for you over on my blog :-}

ICook4Fun said...

Kristy, the cake looks perfect to me and I am sure your MIL appreciates all the hard work to put into making and decorating it and the pretty buns too.

Kimberly Peterson said...

LOL u got my heart racing when reading the part abt you running out of time and freakin' out when the cake "failed".. but good save!! Quick thinking, hehe. If it was me, I probably would've just whinged and whinged and did nothing about it hahahaha.

Foodessa said...

When your heart is in the right place and the pressure is on...all ends up working in the end ;o)

I love those squiggley colors you used...what a happy cake ;)

All the very best...and rest up will ya?
Ciao for now,

Sweet and Savory said...

You, my dear friend, are amazing.

Tell me, what do you in your spare time. :)

elra said...

Happy birthday to your mother in law Kritsty. And the cake actually look amazingly pretty !

Chow and Chatter said...

oh bless you your one busy lady thats for sure it turned out OK in the end and I bet they all loved u for it

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

Wow!! I probably would have given up on the cake and just let my family eat it LOL You are really a champion!!

I'm sure your MIL appreciated it all the more for all your effort :) It looks absolutely delicious!

3 hungry tummies said...

well done for the 90 shou tao and managed to rescue the cake!

Angie's Recipes said...

Both birthday cake and buns look amazing!

Ian Low said...

wow! very inventive :) cant believe u really made 90 buns .. hehe .. yr mum in law must have been real proud and happy

Wai Kitt said...

oh so touching!This were what your MIL and FIL said in heart.Truthly your hubby will love you so much as you had done all those for family. Well done! I really love your cake!I can't make the topping like this.

petite nyonya said...

Hi Kristy, looks like you've been kept busy! The cake and peach buns are lovely. So apt for a birthday :)

Blackswan said...

Well done, superwoman! Kudos to u, Kristy! I'd probably dropped dead. LOL!

My Little Space said...

Von : Thank you! Lucky me huh! haha...

Abbey : Thank! ^_^

Peanutts : Oh yes, thank goodness!

Alice : Thank you! haha...

Drick : Thanks for your nice comment! I'm glad everything went well at the end.

Cathy : Yes, she's very happy! Thank you.

Lani : Thanks alot!

HH : Thanks so much! ((hugs))

Brownieville girl : Thank you very much for the award. I am really appreciate it.

Gert : She loves it!

Kimberly : haha... luckily no heart attack!

Claudia : Thank you! I'm glad everything went well at the end. lol!

Chaya : Nice to see you around, dear friend.

Elra : Thanks!

Rebecca : Yes, they all love both the cake & buns!

Denise : yay... I'm the champion! haha.... Thanks so much for your lovely comment. lol.

3HTummies : Yeap!

Angie : Thank you!

Ian Low : Hi there, welcome to my humble little space. Thank you for your nice comment and hope to hear from you more often.

WaiKitt : Thank you! It was extremely exhausting. lol!

Jos : Yeah, I'm quite busy lately! Hope to see you more often.

Shirley : Thank you! Actually, I'm quite tired right now. Going to bed soon.

Thank you so much for visiting and spending your time here. Hope you're all having a wonderful day.

Blessings, Kristy

Beth said...

You did save the day! Good work!

CheapAppetite said...

You're a quick thinker and creative. I'm glad you managed to save the day :) cool cake decor in a rush!

Megan said...

Hi Kristy! Oh my goodness! The cake is amazing.... love it and the buns.... are too sweet! You are a good gran-daughter! Megan

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