Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Carrot and Ladybird: Baby C's Homemade Birthday Cake

Just before the big day approached, we asked Baby C what type of cake she wanted for her birthday. Her response was "Carrot and Ladybird Cake". She always tells me that she loves the cakes that I make for her, so I scratched my head hard and visited the nearest baking supply shop to get some ideas. I found these cute ladybird cake toppers, and to complete the equation, I decided to bake a carrot cake. 

I've made this carrot cake several times, it is pretty easy to make. The recipe can be found here. In Step 2, instead of using a 20cm square cake tin, use a 18cm round sandwich tin. For the cream cheese frosting, you need about 100g cream cheese, 50g unsalted butter, 1/3 cup caster sugar and 1 tsp vanilla extract (instructions to make here - Step 10 & 11). For the birthday girl's name, we cut the carrot into thin slices and cut out the letters using a cookie/alphabet cutter. 

Birthday cake for Baby C


Cute ladybird toppers



Complemented with some cupcakes from Delectable Su

A very happy, birthday girl


Say carrots!


Making a birthday wish... mmm next year I want a ********** birthday cake!

Not only a pretty sight... delicious too!


Full set of photos can be viewed here. 

*Cake toppers from this shop: Bis Ingredients, 30-A, Jalan Suarasa 8/4, Town Park 1, Bandar Tun Hussein Onn, 43200 Batu 9, Cheras, Selangor.

12 comments:

  1. ladybirds, so cute! they always make me think of the ladybird brand children's books that i used to see at bookshops :D

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  2. your children are so adorable! Happy belated birthday to Chloe!

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  3. Impressive!! The cake, I mean.. hehe.. Happy birthday to cute Chloe! :)

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  4. sooo cute!! Love it! Can u make a butter cake like that too? hehe I wanna buy!

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  5. GUMMY BEARS!

    Ah, my mom never baked me a birthday cake before but she always bake cakes at random... Wished she baked one for me though :)

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  6. Happy birthday to cute Chloe!such a cute cake, sawaNiLa.com

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  7. Sean: Hehe thanks. I have a huge collection of ladybird books at home which the kids enjoy reading.

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  8. iamthewitch: Hehe thanks dear. I'm not really good in cake decorating so luckily I can cheat with ready-made cake toppers :P

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  9. Ciki: Hehe for you dear, sure! :)

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  10. Michelle: I'm sure if you ask her, she would oblige..

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