Saturday, February 27, 2010

Nia's Birthday Cake

As I shared in my previous posting, that we were celebrating seven birthdays in the family. We choose Valentine Day February 14th, for the big celebration, as my sister in law lives with her family in Mississauga which is the next big city after Toronto, and they are part of the celebration party. Mississauga is almost four hours driving to North Bay.

It was a simple choice for the birthday cake, the Landry's love love love chocolate, I choose a double chocolate cake with chocolate ganache frosting, check the earlier posting for the recipe.

Now when it comes to a child birthday cake, you have to very careful with what you are using… my plan was doing an Ariel Cake and cover the cake with homemade fondant as well as the doll, also make fondant under the sea characters. To be honest, it will be a gorgeous cake, but do you really want a five years old girl to eat all that sugar even if its her birthday cake, who cares if the cakes is gorgeous or not… It’s covered with sugar. I know for surel that Lorraine will not be happy giving Nia all that sugar, and the cake will stay in North Bay for someone to eat, and will not go with them to Mississauga…

For sometime I wanted to try Farida’s Zebra Cake www.azcookbook.com/zebra-cake/ it looks great the recipe doesn’t include lot of sugar … I still wanted to go with under the water theme, and I wanted to use a nice icing which will stay perfect on the cake, light and not overly sweet… and my seven minutes icing is perfect for the job... it never failed me before. The candy store has a big variety of jelly candy, I found several under the sea characters , I grabbed couple of each and went back to assemble the cake.

By the way when we carried the two cakes we left Nia’s cake in the truck, I wanted to surprise her… and oh boy, she was surprised for sure, she yelled, cried from joy and hugged and kissed me then hugged me again... I leave the rest for the photos.











The big surprise on Miss Nia... She new there is a big cake for all of them but didn't expect a special one for her!!!!


P.S. my husband is after me now to bake him some Zebra CupCakes for his lunch box.

11 comments:

Elra said...

Happy birthday Nia.... Look at this beautiful cake, so perfect!

Angie's Recipes said...

That'a super beautiful cake!
Happy birthday Nia....

Mamatkamal said...

Salam my dear friend,
Happy birthday Nia, Sana Saida Nia.
She is adorable. I can't believe you make the fondant yourself, you're amazing! I've a lot to learn ffrom you.
This zebra cake looks wonderful!
Have a nice weekend.

Trish said...

What a special cake. Great little recipe too...I shall have to try it. You are so talented. Oh my, such detail.

farida said...

Happy B-day to your niece, Arlette! Your cake looks gorgeous. So glad you made zebra cake:)

amal said...

Hey! how are you?
Happy birthday Nia!!!
Beautiful cake! Well done!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

Happy birthday Nia.
Pour une amoureuse de la cuisine orientale comme moi, ton blog est une mine d'or.
See soon Aline.

Cherine said...

Beautiful cake! Happy birthday Nia!

Mary said...

She must have been thrilled with her cake. You're a good aunt:-). I don't know a little girl who wouldn't be thrilled with a cake like the one you made for your niece.

tasteofbeirut said...

Happy Birthday! And lucky you for enjoying this amzing cake!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aww Happy Birthdya Nia! What a gorgeous cake! I would have just adored this cake when I was a girl :D I love how delighted she looks!