04 October 2010

A last minute bake

One of my cyber friends saw the birthday cake I did for DS and asked me to help her bake a cake for her 17 year old, whose birthday was just a few days after DS. I was hesitant in the beginning for a few reasons. There were only two days left. I wasn't confident of my skills to accept a request, which is why I have not been taking orders despite having a few requests. Baking for family is totally different from taking orders.

However, I was touched by this mother's love and sensitivity towards her daughter. So I agreed to help her in the end. I did an Oreo Cheesecake for her as that was her girl's favourite.

It was a rich and sinful version, the same one I did recently for my hubby's birthday.

Next comes the design, which was the challenging part. I'm one who work very much based on impromptu ideas without prior planning. I had a long time thinking of how I should dress up the cake. I have never bake for a teenager and was worried the design would be too childish. It took me a few rounds of change (yes, literally changing the design on the cake!) before I finally settled on this. Even the surrounding greens and flowers were decided in the last hour before collection. I still feel birthday cakes should have a bit more colors, rather than just plain old black.

I was relieved that the birthday girl love the cake. Hopefully she can feel the love from her mom through this cake.


Bakericious said...

the cake is pretty!

KWF said...

Thanks, Jess! ^_^

Blessed Homemaker said...

What a great idea to added those colours, at least it's not the usual black and white cheesecake.