Thursday, January 29, 2009

THE KHAIK - Chocolate Truffle


Chocolate Truffle Cake (CTC)


Few days ago, my little one completed 3! How time flies blah blah....but the amazing part is he is slow in speaking yet firm in his decisions! He was very sure of what his cake should be, ever since his sis turned 4 and got a Barbie Princess cake done by amateur me! He went on and on since November 08 ..  'Amma, Banee Khaik ..Kaatik' and stuck to it! (Amma,  Barney Cake for Kartik) :D :D

 
 

This was from La Baguette store-  sugar paste print of Beach Party -Barney theme.

I have loved to bake eversince I started blogging, no stories on my love for baking , piping, frosting, decorating cakes, though I have long way to go, yet many encouragements from fellow bloggers makes me attempt varieties and more! :D TKS for encouraging! 
Ummmmm... coming back to,  from where I digressed, any occassion to be celebrated is now B.A.K.I.N.G  for me, poor 'Payasams' are now shown the door or rather made on lesser occassions! Yep..so cutting the crap, coming to the story, I did pester Meera to give me ideas, which she did, such a sweetheart, but I had no confidence of executing the carved/sculpted cakes nor did I have the right colors...so my pestering set off to Namratha of Finger Licking Food, here..chk for yourself the final comments...:D :D and settled for something within my capacity, her yummy CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE CAKE from me for my son, who enjoyed it thoroughly!  

Here's a slice ..Vertical Section CTC


I was not able to get a good looking pic, had to click superfast b4 it was taken! :D Also had piped the cake with whipped cream and done the sides with chocolate gratings- fine one..not shavings.


A dense yet flavorful cake with Ganache lending a unique flavor, quite a hit amidst chocolate lovers, rightfully!  Thanks Namratha, thanks Meera!




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24 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Where is my slice of cake dear? Birthday wishes to your son.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Even my son turned 5 before some days! He wanted Spongebob cake!!
Hahaa! You son talks cutely:)
Your chocolate truffle look great purnima!

Maha said...

Wow.. mouth watering cake.

How I wish I can just pick up from the photo and gulp down a bite..

Happy cook said...

Happy birthday to you son.
Love the cake,

Purnima said...

KF --> There I added it specially for you! :D Tks so much for your wishes!

Rajeswari --> Wonderful..its fun with kids naa! Yeah, currently he is THE entertainer! :D

Maha --> Dar mat..once there surely wd love bake for u guys!

Happy Cook --> Thankyou, for ur wishes to the son, n glad u liked it, though the pic is come too dark. :)

Asha said...

OOH!! Looks good, that dark cake and Barney cake is cute.

Happy birthday to both of your kids. 3 and 4? You have been busy! ;D

Yes, they know what they want and they know they get it too, so why not pester early!! Hahaha.

This year Trisha wants Cookie cake, big giant chocolate chip one and Tushar wants Ice Cream cake!! One is 18 and the other is 14 in March, with exactly 4 yrs gap betn them so I make one day Sunday birthdays for both! :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Thank you for the slice dear. Iam drooling.......Wish i could lick it off.....

Meera said...

You are a great mom, Purni...What hard work. The cake has come out so well. I am sure Kartik enjoyed it.
I recently baked banana bread for gudiya on my other blog. I don't have special baking talents like you, yaar. Wish we were neighbors...Mujhe Q thanks, yaar? Maine to kuchh bhi nahi kiya...

Purnima said...

KF --> LOL.. the screen is not hygienic! :D Glad u liked it, the pic is not so well captured!

Meera --> Khara saangu, wd hv been more happy if I cd keep his heart n construct a Barney cake..sculpted..he wd hv been more excited! But he was happy as he got to cut two cakes..he ate with musical hmmm hmmm which he does when things r yummy to him :)
Thks kaaran tu mala itke protsahit kele, url paathvoon..It didn't cross my mind even once to google search..:D Timely response from u was what made me so grateful to u, though it was beyond my capacity to make the ones there! :D I wish I cd parcel some baked goodies to you, u r soooooo good in decadent recipes..roz ka khaana..I hv yet to cross the mark there!

Ashwini Kenchanna said...

Birthday wishes for your son..Wow 3 and 4 really difficult..Having one 3 year old, I am finding it difficult..Hats off to you..Cake looks yummyyy..

Meera said...

I aleays have so much fun talking to you in different languages - Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English or should I say Bumbayya Hinglish? :-D

Divya Kudua said...

Birthday wishes to dear Karthik..and you are a super mom..the cake looks so pretty and I simply adore layered cakes(havent tried making it though..scared..!!)When I saw the title khaik..I thought it must be some arabic delicasy or something..;-)lol!!Cake looks really delicious!!

homecooked said...

Hmmmm....sinful and rich! Just the way it should be :) Lucky Karthik! Oh and belated birthday wishes to him.

Maya said...

Purnima, Both the cakes are just beauties!! Ya, with this am sure Karthik would have been mmmm, mmmm :)...Love the layers you have got there, they look so perfect..Shows a lot of hard work has been put there, just like all your other posts!! Very well done girl..

Malar Gandhi said...

Happy birthday to ur son. Oh my gosh,...what a great cake, its like feast to my eyes...perfect finish dear.

roopa said...

what a superb treat !! nice pic !

Swapna said...

oh Purnima I missed wishing Karthik on his b'day....your cake looks delicious and those layers came out so well.....guess what first I thougt wow you finally made Barney cake for him....and you coudn't able to change his mind after all your tries...hehe...hope he enjoyed his b'day....

Aparna said...

Looking at this cake, I wouldn't say your baking skills aren't good. Quite the opposite, in fact.

I'm sure your son and daughter thought so too.

Namrata Kini said...

Both cakes are lovely. Belated birthday wishes to your son.

Navita said...

love it ......tht cake look great...do u know anyplace in Lynchburg (or close to it), USA where u can buy these sugar prints..?

Happy birthday to ur darling boy!

notyet100 said...

omg,..u bid this,..looks awesome

Andhra Flavors said...

Happy birth day to your kids. cake was excellent.

sabina said...

Hi purnima just luv to see the cake...and waiting to try ....i have some doubts reg the ingredients-is the 8oz chocolate-diary milk plain eating chocolate,and can i use the same...and can tis cake be baked at once and cut into two to do the layers or should be baked separately and arranged.Would be happy to see ur reply asap.

Purnima said...

Sabina --> U have to use the baking chocolate, normal eating chocolate will not hold in this recipe..its 200 gms thats needed( 8pcs X 1 oz per pc) Please bake it in two lots else it wont bake properly..its got a dense texture yet yummy taste.(Any queries.. fwd on punidini@gmail.com) :D