Birthday Cake

Posted May 25th, 2009 in Food 4 Comments »

I like making cakes.  At my house in Japan we didn’t have proper oven, but I was using rice cooker to bake sponge every time.  Japanese rice cooker sure is a multi-skilled machine!

One of my favorite cake is strawberry short cake.  This cake is very standard yet popular in Japan.  That is why, when my friend asked me last week to make a cake for his daughter’s birthday party, I straightaway decided to make a cake similar to the strawberry short cake. 🙂 

Unfortunately strawberries are out of season and very expensive, so I just used one packet and add other fruits.  Because there’re going to be about 25 kids in the party, I made the cake pretty big.  Lightly baked vanilla sponge cake layered with fresh cream and fruits inside.  I decorated the top with cream and fruits, and “happy birthday” message.  The letters on message doesn’t look nice, I think I made the hole little too big for the piping bag with dark chocolate,  that’s why it was bit difficult to squeeze into letters when I was piping. :p

 Anyway, they were happy with this cake, so I’m glad.

4 Comments on “Birthday Cake”

  1. 1 Yutsuki said at 7:47 pm on May 25th, 2009:

    It looks really beautiful and delicious!!
    I wonder how you made this size… for 25kids?!

    I also want to use strawberry for decoration whenever I make cake, but it is always(even in its season) pretty expensive…
    anyway, you did very good job with just a packet of strawberry(^u^)

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 12:20 pm on May 26th, 2009:


    Thank u!
    I made 4 sponge sheets and arranged to create 2 layers.
    Sour strawberries does match with sweet creamy cake, don’t they? I love the simple strawberry cake ♪

  3. 3 Yutsuki said at 12:28 pm on May 27th, 2009:

    Yeah, I agree with you!
    Sour strawberries give the freshness in the sweet heavy cream.
    I also like sweet strawberry with sweet cream, though(^^;

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 3:55 pm on May 27th, 2009:


    I guess spring would be a great time to make strawberry 🙂

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