Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A CENTURY -Barbie Doll Cake : Over-Studded with M&Ms (Eggless, Butterfree, Chocolate)

Hello dear friends n fellow foodies! Absolutely unplanned but just could not post anything.

My family's deep and heartfelt 'Shraddhanjali' to the brave and victims of 26th Nov '08 tragedy. (I am in no position to comment on what happened to our dear city hereafter! Just praying that this brutality ceases. )
Coming to the food post, this being my 100th post, would like to keep it short and simple.
Thanking all the lovely food bloggers whom I visit, the one's who know me, who have inspired me in cooking a variety and also made me bake, thankyou to all, for those lovely and encouraging words that makes me try for more and moreso thanks for trying out the recipes you found user-friendly :D

This is a birthday cake, I baked, constructed and decorated for my daughter Kriti, on her 4th Birthday (8th of Nov) in accordance to her instructions. Am glad that not only was she proud of the looks (which are visibly beginner's) but also relished it over a store bought one.

This post is being dedicated to my absolutely mindblowing daughter for all her support from this age to me!

This is an EGGLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE - from Hetal, Anuja @Show me the curry -ORIGINAL RECIPE here- have not made any changes.
Its not only eggless but moist and butter free too! **HAVE BAKED IT THRICE NOW**

Ingredients for Choco Cake:
1.5 Cups All purpose flour/Maida
3 tbspn Cocoa powder (dark)
1 tsp baking soda
1 Cup fine sugar
1/2 tsp salt

5 tbspn vegetable oil
1 tbspn white distilled vinegar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 Cup cold water

Method of Baking it:
In a large bowl, sift together maida,cocoa and baking soda, mix the sugar and salt well.
In another bowl, mix the cold water, oil, vinegar, vanilla essence. Make a well in the center of the
dry ingredients, add the liquid mixture, whisk well or until uniform, should be free from bubbles. In a pre-heated oven, at 180 deg C - 9" by 9" square bake for 30 - 35 mins till inserted toothpick at center of the cake comes clean. Transfer onto a wire rack cool it completely.
*This was the basic Recipe*

Assembling :
I had baked double measure, One in a bowl shaped steel vessel and another in a pan.
Shaped them into three concentric circles. Video help from - here.
Made ganache to glue them -

200 ml whipped cream, bring to a boil. Chop and keep 200 gms bitter sweet bar.
Take the saucepan with simmering cream off heat source, add all of the chocolate and keep stirring in circular motion, till a dark chocolatey concoction of body lotion consistency is reached - add a tablespoon of honey. Mix well. Keep aside. Arrange the large circle of cake on a waxed paper pour ganache in center, spread with spoon leaving half cm along edges. Repeat with other parts.

Keep the abdomen above part of Barbie doll ready and insert it neatly into the top part. Remeber to say 'hands up Barbie' if you don't want her to spoil her would be dress! :D
Pour ganache over the body as in this pic to dress the upper part of her body. Use tooth pic for applying straps. Leave this to dry for few hours.

Icing - Swapna/Swapna's Cuisine was of great help for making this. Used her PERFECT icing.
100 gms butter, 200 gms powdered sugar, few drops vanilla essence, few drops red color.
Mixer with stand- In a bowl take room temperature butter, add sugar powder... speed medium ...time 2 mins beat, add the vanilla and coloring and beat well. Those who are good with piping can pipe designs with nozzles..should go for double measure of icing stated here.
I applied the icing to the doll's body as well as over studded it with two packets of M&M large.
Then moved the doll on a foiled cardboard, slowly with a sharp knife cut the excess of waxed paper below the BARBIE Doll's Gown.

Thats it..we are done. Many hours assorted, but a life time of contentment!!

Enjoy the cake as visual treat.



Egg Substitute Event - Vinegar Round Up


srikars kitchen said...

Congrats... Cake looks really excellany & delicious///..

Uj said...

The doll cake for your doll looks really pretty.. I made the same chocolate cake sometime back and it was well recieved :)

Shifa Firoz said...

woooowww!!!!!! my daughter is sure gonna love this!!! :)

u have loads of baking recipes.. i have to try all of them.

Meera said...

I join you in offering Shraddhanjali to the innocent victims.

Barbie Doll cake for your little doll looks pretty. I am so glad that you've finally blogged it. Superb job!!

Meera said...

Oops!! Clicked too soon!

Congratuations on your century. May you have many more!!

Uma said...

Wow, what a pretty cake! Came out perfect! Belated happy birthday wishes to your daughter and your blog too!

Divya Kudua said...

Oh My...absolutely wonderful looking looks too pretty to be eaten!!I am sure Kriti must have enjoyed her special bday have decorated it so well..mind blowing..have been waiting for the post ever since I saw the pic on Orkut..yummy mummy,can you make one for me too..??;-)

Divya Kudua said...

And yeah...many many congrats for finishing a century..wishing you many more centuries..;-)

Maya said...

Congratulations on your 100th post Purnima..Cake looks absolutely gorgeous.


Thats so cool! Yummy looking cake purnima,and congrats on your milestone completion!

Purnima said...

Sripriya --> Thanks!

Uj --> Hmm...mine too 3rd time taken!

Shifa --> Thankyou, welcome to my space.

Meera --> Tks for ur inspirational words and also appreciate deeply your wishes!

Uma --> Its far from perfect, I know that :), but what mattered was my daughter's sentiments.

Divya --> Sure can bake for you, no issues..but real one would b gobbled by us, virtual one wd b left for you :) Tks so much!!

Maya --> Tks for your precious comment!

Rajeshwari --> Tks dear!

Swapna said...

wow...100th post Purnima...congrats!!! I am very happy that I could able to help you:)...I can imagine Kriti's happy face:)...does your boy finalised a cake for him:)...nice to see you back posting....

notyet100 said...

cngrats for the century,...nd the cake has urn out too good,..looks awesome,..;-)

Snooky doodle said...

these are so cute :) i bet the children were really happy receiving these cakes :)

SriLekha said...

wow! mind blowing design! looks yum!
first time to ur blog and it is very nice!
visit my blog when u find time!
join in the savory event going in my blog!

Aparna said...

Congratulations on a century of posts. That is an absolutely beautiful cake, of courese your daughter had to love it.:)

Best wishes for the festive season and a Happy New Year.

Passionate About Baking said...

You've done a great job Purnima...can imagine how thrilled your daughter must have been, & so PROUD of her mother! Congrats on your 100th! YAY for you! xoxoxo

Priya said...

Woowow wat a lovely cake... soo cute...also thanks for the idea of adding soda too..thats an excellent one yaar!!

Navita said...

love the dolled cake...its beautiful.

first time here. hope u hve gr8 yr ahead


Madhuram said...

Adorable cake and decoration Purnima. Thanks for the link, I have not even heard about the Dora cake. I'll take a look at it. Happy New Year to you and your family too.

TBC said...

Congrats on completing a 100 posts!

Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful 2009.

dhanya said...

The cooks looks lovely and delicious.