Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Elin's Birthday Cake Revealed :))



I had the most enjoyable early birthday celebration with my Piggies. A few years back , birthday celebrations were just normal occasions whereby I received birthday gifts from the Piggies and hubby and was ‘Queen’ for the day, but this year the feeling was a bit different though….maybe it was the reality that age is really catching up that I felt different LOL! A lovely surprise indeed… besides a scrumptious lunch treat given by them, they gave me a beautiful book “ Cooks Quotations” , a collection of fine paintings and the best cooking quotes…wheeee…I am delighted with this gift :)
Surprisingly, last weekend, I did not plan to bake a cake at all . I thought of baking lemon pies for them as an after dinner dessert but since they have given me a treat, I have to bake this Chocolate Cheese Sandwich as a celebration cake. Since I have all the ingredients in the fridge drawer, I proceeded to bake this cake ( I learnt this cake from the baking class I attended sometime back ) . Luckily it turned out delectable. I won’t be posting up the recipe as it would not be right for me to do so :)) I managed to top it with a rich chocolate frosting in less than 4 hours…just in time for dessert and some picture taking…Super Mom ? :p



This cake was made out of love for my Piggies…Josh loves anything chocolatey and Jo loves anything cheesy and it was a great combo ! Do you like the cake decoration ? Is Momsie Elin creative enough ? :p My Piggies were thrilled to bits with the simple decoration . I plucked the ‘naughty boy’ from the garden (this plant blooms through out the year :) and it does complement the cake though. Excuse the poor workmanship..I am no pro but seeing the delightful expression on the Piggies’ faces as they savoured the cake was a joy no money could buy . Joy in my heart was the best gift God could have given to me for my birthday :)) . The candle, I stole from the kitchen pantry meant for something else LOL! Certainly not a candle for a birthday cake but who cares :p


Chocolate Cheese Sandwich...a delectable piece of cake to die for :p


a virtual piece for all of you who came here to wish me
Happy Birthday :p... .the wicked Elin thanking all of you
for the wonderful birthday wishes! :))))


I shared the rest with my colleagues...Lyn, Claire and Nancy
lucky angels !


the naughty Daddy...gotcha!...he thinks he looks cute !


Josh, Elin and Jo
the 3 musketeers can't wait to blow out the candle
and eat the cake :p


a beautiful book from the Piggies
an ideal gift for me who enjoys cooking :))
Thanks Piggies for this....I love it!




Thank you to all my friends and readers
who came here to wish me Happy Birthday ....... :)))))))



“ The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking: love for those you are cooking for. ” 
- Sophia Loren



27 comments:

  1. your chocolate cake looks to die for! I love the cheese filling too

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  2. This really looks a classic cake. Beautifully done, Good Job!!

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  3. irresistibly wonderful cake!
    happy birthday!

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  4. HEY..TOMORROW.. WE GO FOR LUNCHIE.. DONT FORGET!!
    Will wish u tomorrow..hehe.. see u face to face then only more meaningful...
    meanwhile, tonite.. midnight.. is the time for u to feel different *wink*
    wei..your husband is so "nice" and romantic.. hehee...
    God Bless U and your family!!

    thanks for the piece of cake.. really sumptious!!

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  5. I love the cake too! Can I have some? Thanks lol.

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  6. WOW is all I can say for your cake. It looks fantastic and so artistic! And HAHAHA is all I can say about that photo of naughty Daddy ;) Actually, he is very sweet lah. What a lovely family photo!

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  7. that's such a lovely cake. I would love a big piece.

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  8. Happy Birthday! It was great to see pictures of you and your family. What a great gift they gave you; I'm sure you'll have fun reading through that. Your cake looks incredibly moist and delicious!

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  9. Elin, you make so beautiful cake!

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  10. Your chocolate birthday cake looks so so delicious! Happy Birthday!!!

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  11. What a lovely birthday cake.
    I will not have such patience to bake and decorate a cake for 4 hours, LOL!

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  12. beautiful cake and family happy birthday love Rebecca

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  13. Happy Birthday Elin. Many happy returns of the day and may you stay happy always!


    Cheers,
    Quinn

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  14. Hi

    Happy B'day supermom, may you stay healthy, radiant and charming, always. Awesome cake.

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  15. Happy Birthday to you! The cake looks so gorgeous! I like your chocolate topping design, simple & elegant! WELL DONE :)

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  16. Hi Jessie, Anncoo, lululu, reanaclaire , My Little Space , The Little Teochew , MaryMoh , Cookin'Canuck , 5 Star Foodie , Kenny T, Happy Homebaker , Little Inbox , Chow & Chatter , Quinn , No Frills Recipes & MH... thank you for the birthday wishes. I love you guys :))

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  17. i am one of the lucky angels... d cake realllllyyyyyy very yummmmmy... my hubby ask can order or not oh ??? how elin can ah ???
    anywhere ur husband is very cute, both of u always happy 25th oh...lol..

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  18. Happy Belated Birthday greetings! Your cake is fantastic and your family is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing such a special occasion!

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  19. What a chocolaty looking cake! happy birthday and You look good Elin.What a lovely hubby and piggies :)))

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  20. @ 朱波云 : Hey, didn't know that one of the lucky angels drop me a comment was you....thanks for the birthday wishes and the compliment to my cake. Sinfully rich chocolatey cake...am glad your hubby loves it...specially cut a bigger piece for him knowing he likes cake :p No problem , tell him for his sake I will bake for him :))

    @ Tangled Noodle : Thanks for the birthday wishes...you are welcome to be introduced to the Piggies' clan :)))

    @ Zurin : Hey Zurin, haha thanks for the birthday wishes and finally to get to see Elin in person :p I am a sweet old lady :p

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  21. Happy belated birthday, Elin! Heehee... now I know how you look like. ;-) You've also inspired me to bake my own birthday cake next year!

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  22. Hey Piggy, thanks for the birthday wishes...haha it's more meaningful to bake one own birthday cake ;p since we love to bake :)))

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  23. happy birthday!!! your chocolate cake looks fantastic. you are beautiful, very good looking family! ^ ^

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  24. Ohhh * blushing. Thanks Short & Bald for the birthday wishes and compliments :))

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  25. Hi Elin,very very belated birthday wishes :p... Can i have recepi for this Chocolate Cheese Sandwich ? I am really attemp to try this recipe out :D

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  26. Wow, such a beautiful cake... :-)

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