Celebration Time Again!! It has been a year of wonderful food blogging, posting new recipes, taking part in events, making new friends..... I've come up a long way. It wouldn't be possible without you readers who leave wonderful comments which keeps me going Thanks a lot for that!!!
I was confused while choosing the recipe to be posted during such an occassion . There were 2 cake posts pending and then I chose this Doll Cake which I've baked for my daughter's birthday as this cause for another celebration too... to welcome a new cutie pie to our family. She is ma baby who is just 6 days older. Yea & me back to blogging?#$ Actually this post was almost done before my delivery .
Happy Diwali too !!!
Now, about the cake. The sponge is so simple and yummy that you'll go on baking this again and again. I had to bake 3 times the measure to adjust to the length of the doll. Recipe of the sponge adapted from Shabs Cuisine; Buttercream frosting from Martha Stewart.
For the cake:
Flour 1/2 cup
Sugar 6 Tbsp
Zest of 1/2 an Orange
Vanilla essence 1 tsp
1.Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celcius. Grease and line a very deep 6 inch pan or a7 inch pan.
2. In a bowl whisk the eggs sugar and orange zest on high speed for about 10 minutes until thick and pale and leaves a thick trail when the beaters are lifted.
3. Fold in the flour with a metal spoon, being careful not to knock out any air. Pour into the prepared tin. Bake for about 35-40 minutes or when a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn the cake on the wire rack, peel the parchment paper and leave to cool completely. Once the cake is taken out o foven, place the almonds in the pan and bake for about 5-8 minutes until lightly toasted.
For the filling:
284 mls tub Double Cream
1/3 cup condensed milk
Grated zest of ½ orange
Few drops of vanilla essence
150g chopped strawberries
Now for Assembling the cake, take a doll and break the bottom part of it . Or you may wrap the doll with Cling Film if you want to keep the whole doll. Take the cake, layer it, spread frosting there between the layers. Once done with the layers, shape the cake if needed according to the doll to be placed. Now frost the cake all over and insert the doll into the cake after done with the frosting. I used buttercream frosting for decoration.
*** Kitchen temperature is a must while using frosting.. It should not be too high. My frosting was melted a bit which you might have noticed in the pictures.