April 7, 2012

AB # 18 : Peach Layer Cake ........

Guess its really been a while since I bake for Aspiring Bakers. Guilty and ................ you know how it feels anyway. I was having a very tight schedule with work and orders , its like almost impossible for me to include too many "to-do-list" into my daily task .
I was excited to bake this layer cake as this is my first time stacking a small cake to this height. I bake this in a 5 inch round pan. I have always love peach layer cake. I remember back then , I used to admire the bakery shops that sells fruit layer cake. Heehee.... just re-flashing back those time when baking and icing a cake seems impossible to achieve.
I love the look of this cake. Clean and elegant. My niece was very eager to try her hand on baking. So I have agree to let her bake this cake with my guidance. The cake turns out to be perfect . Guess I can be "si fu " now. I was not keen to let her do the frosting . So I did the frosting for this cake myself and let her scribble her name on the surface of this cake.
My piece of advice : It is not easy to to frosting and stacking small cake. Really takes time and requires some patience . The next time I were to bake this cake, I will include a sweet pastry base. Can't wait to try this cake with sweet pastry base.

I have adapted the cake recipe from Chef Alex Goh's recipe book Fruity Cakes

Basic Sponge Cake
Ingredients 
4        Large Eggs
70g    Caster Sugar [ Original recipe calls for 120g ]
1tsp    Pure Vanilla Extract [ Original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp ]
110g  All Purpose Flour [ I used Cake Flour ]
70g    Melted Butter
Non-Dairy Whip Topping ( whip till stiff )
1 can  Peach ( slice/cut into desired bite sizes )

Method
1.   Pre heat oven to 180C . Grease and line one 2 5" round pan with parchment paper
2.   Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Beat at medium high speed until light and fluffy
3.  Fold in flour gently until all well combine . Pour in melted butter and mix well
4.  Pour batter into 2 prepared pan and bake at 180C for 30 minutes . Remove from oven and take out to  cool on wire rack immediately.

To assemble 
1.   Cut each cake into 2 layer . Place one payer of cake at the base on the cake board .
2.   Spread 1/4 cup of whip topping evenly on the cake. Arrange the sliced peach evenly and spread with another 1/4 cup of whip topping to cover the peach.
3.  Top with another layer of cake and repeat the above process until all cake is finish. Chill cake in the fridge for 2 hours before frosting with whip topping or any other frosting of your choice
Enjoy your lovely Peach layer cake !!!!
I bake this cake at the same time for my best friend, Tracy's dad , as he will be celebrating his birthday today. I would like to wish Uncle Taw a very Happy Birthday . I really wish he love this cake too .... Keeping my finger cross now... LOL





I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) hosted by Sam of Sweet Samsations

27 comments:

  1. I really admire your smooth frosting and overall neat look. Your cakes always look neatly done and how I wish I can achieve these superb results with my bakes.

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    1. Tq Anuja... I practice this for over months ... Heehee...

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  2. Your cakes are beautiful, Abby! Always perfectly done! I need to brush up on my cake decorating skills! You will pengsan if you see how I frost my cakes! Hehehe!

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    1. LOl... Joyce , I very "cham" I practice every week for months ...

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  3. Your cakes look very beautiful and elegant. Love them all!

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    1. Tq Lite Home Bake ... Tq for dropping by too .... Heehee

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  4. Hi Abbygail! What a beautiful cake you've created here! Your frosting is simply flawless! I am absolutely impressed! I love that you made a mini cake and stacked it up really high too! And your writing! OMG! How did you get it to look so perfect? I am in awe! :) Thank you for participating and submitting your gorgeous cake to Aspiring Bakers!

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    1. Hi Sam, I'm glad that I am able to bake along with other Aspiring Bakers ... Heehee More to come if time permits . Tq for dropping by my blog. Its my pleasure to welcome u onboard... ;)

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  5. That is a really beautiful cake! Love how smooth the frosting is, I always have problem with smooth frosting, so I often cheated by using ganache... haha. Beautiful and delicious!

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    1. Hi Jasline ... tq for dropping by again... Heehee.. I love the taste of this cake. Mom actually finish all of it.

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  6. i always have problems frosting and yours is really very smooth and beautiful! and the cake you made for Uncle Taw is absolutely beautiful - I wouldn't mind having it for my own birthday!

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    1. Hi Janine, I dun mind baking for your birthday too .. LOL... at least ease my baking itch a bit. LOL

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  7. Wow! What lovely cakes! Your frosting is so smooth & perfect! I'm a frosting dummy actually ! LOL Only done few time ruffle cake & never dare to try the smooth forsting like yours! Love your peach layer cake too! Great job! :)

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    1. Hi Kit, tq so much ... Heehee.... it took me months to get this tho.. ;)

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  8. wow,wow!! be my sifu!! if i were to make that small and tall peach cake, i think it will look more like a leaning tower! that birthday cake to uncle taw is so elegant, i'm very impressed with your frosting and piping skills!!

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    1. lol.... babe u are always welcome to my little kitchen if you dun mind it being too small... LOL ..I dun mind being your coach... Heehee

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  9. This is an impeccable cake - it looks perfect and has beautiful flavours :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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