It is our Free and Easy Bake Along 1st Anniversary! I would like to thank our co hosts, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours who first initiated this bake together and also Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids, both of whom at one point we were all completely strangers to now have become wonderful friends. I'm very glad that i had the opportunity to meet Joyce and Zoe in person last year, something that i've always been looking forward to after all those communications through blogs and emails. Never was there an awkward or uncomfortable moment talking to them..you know, Joyce has a very cheerful and bubbly personality, always makes me laugh and Zoe, a very fun and sporting person, giving me so much warmth when i met her. Believe me, we do have our differences at times but i would call that good differences that we are able to understand each other more and enable us to be more honest in our opinions. They are always so kind and helpful to me, guiding me how to do this and that, coordinating the bake along and so on.
|our first anniversary|
I would also want to take this time to thank some of you who have been always joining us baking together . Peng, Angeline, Anuja, Alice, Jeannie, Abbygail, Jasline, Vivian, Emily, Mimi Bakery House, Eileen it's always delighting to have all of you around, a big thank you! Not forgetting Yan, Yvonne, Mui Mui, Riceball joining us for the first time in the last two bake along, hope to see you gals joining again and also to Sonia, Laura, Wai Kitt, Baking Addict, Veena,Radhika ,Rebecka and Angel for your previous participation. I believe that we have got so much to share and learn from each other, it's always nice to get to know someone new in the group and again, if it's not for blogging, i wouldnt have known all of you including my blogger friends who drop by regularly here. So cheers everyone!!
|how about the candles represent me, joyce and zoe..hahaha...|
I'm not going to write the entire recipe making this cake but included here are the links where i had earlier sourced from. It's a white cake filled with layers of lemon curd and swiss meringue buttercream. While i find that the white sponge is a little dense for my liking, the tangy lemon curd and the smooth buttercream complements each other very well. Initially what i wanted to do for its decorations were piped flowers everywhere surrounding the whole cake but it was already too ugly with me just piping a few of them , my fault, my piping skills...uurrgh...so i ended up doing a shapeless, nameless design..really i dont know what i was piping! LOL!
Sponge cake - Dorie's Perfect Party Cake taken from here. I used two 8 inch pan, cut each cake horizontally into 2 slices each. I used 3 slices instead of 4.
Lemon curd - same as what i did for my Pavlova. I made this few times already, very nice.
Swiss Meringue buttercream - sourced from Crumb Boss and Wendy's blog. It's my first time making swiss meringue buttercream, made 1/2 recipe of crumbboss for filling and 1 recipe of wendy's for decoration.
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