We've been away from home for a month!
Thus, way-far-behind in posts, but we'll try to make up as the year comes to an end...
Our little girl turned two, while we've been away, so there wasn't a major 'opskop' like we held on her first year. But we had so much fun, being at the beach, baking her Fishy cake, going to the aquarium, having friends over for dinner, and giving her presents a whole week long, with that I think we made up for all off it!
Inspired by the beautiful coastline of SA!
THE FISHY RED VELVET BIRTHDAY CAKE:
Sift together 350g cake flour, 300g sugar, 1tsp cacao and 1tsp salt.
Blend together 1cup buttermilk, 1tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 eggs at room temperature, 375ml of oil, 1tsp vinegar, 25ml red food colouring and 1tsp vanilla essence.
Combine with Flour mixture to form a dough, cast in three prepared individual 18cm diameter round baking tins, bake for 40min at 180 degrees Celsius.
Mix together 250g cream cheese, 250g butter at room temperature, 2cups icing sugar and 1tsp vanilla essence.
Spread in between to layers of cake and cover the top.
For our aquatic friend, we placed two circular layers on top of each other, sliced it in half leaving a strip of approximately 6cm to form a rectangle through the center of the circle. Then we iced the two halves back together, cut four triangles from the rectangular piece and used them for the fins. Decorations were smarties, waver biscuits with a marshmallow and shortcake tumble as the eye.