Friday, July 22, 2011
In the past birthday parties for my little boy, I’ve made Japanese Cheesecake to celebrate. You can check out the recipe and pictures here. The Japanese Cheesecake was super easy to make, light, fluffy and anyone who’ve tried it would love it and ask for the recipe.
For baby girl’s birthday this year, I decided to make something new. Something more girly for her.
Plus, I’ve got an incentive to make a more girly cake. It’s the lovely pink stand that you’re seeing in these pictures. I purchased this cake stand from the Amazon gift card granted by the Fairy Hopmother. Here’s the detail if you’ve missed that post. How could I not create a girly cake to match this lovely cake stand? Plus, my kids love strawberries and it’s the peak season to enjoy them.
This cake might sounds similar to the Meyer Lemon and Strawberry Mousse Cake that I’ve created before. But in fact, they were quite different. With my baby girl’s birthday cake, I used the Meyer Lemon Cake recipe here. Baked it in an 8-inch round cake pan and split it in half to create 2 layers. The previous Meyer Lemon cake was a vanilla sponge cake. Along with the fresh strawberries in between the lemon and strawberry mousse layers, I also added some Lemon syrup onto the top of the cake. The Meyer lemon flavor was a lot more intense compared to the previous layered mousse cake that I've made. However, the sponge cake portion of the earlier version was more soft and more fluffy.
Another difference is the mousse layer. Instead of making the Lemon Mousse from scratch, I used the Meyer Lemon curd that I had on hand and folded in some whipped cream, and that was it. Super simple. Here’s the recipe for the Meyer Lemon Curd. I managed to make extras for our guests to take home too.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to celebrate my baby girl’s birthday with us. Thank you for all the wonderful gifts, warm wishes and precious memories. Including all of you, who visited my blog today. Thank you!
I wish my baby girl to be healthy, happy and beautiful as she always is. Happy Birthday again, my sweetie!
This post is linked to:
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Sweet Indulgences Sunday
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On the Menu Monday
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