Monday, January 17, 2011

Flower Shape Chocolate Oreo Butter Cream Cake

After the both attempt of barbie doll cake, big and smaller version, I have more confidence to bake another better and improve version for dear daughter's birthday celebration during her actual birthday. However, I was surprised that she actually rejected to have barbie doll cake. When I asked her why, her replied was she doesn't want to dirty her barbie doll again, she doesn't want her barbie doll to take "shower" again :(. Gosh! she is really so "niao " (fussy)....

When I asked her what cake she want then, she requested for flower shape cake and she named all her requests. I was having headache when hearing that, trying to persuade her to look at barbie doll cake but she was very persistance on her choice. Well, what a mum can do since can't convince her daughter so I gave in and promised to give her a flower shape cake she want.

I cannot find flower shape cake pan in Phoon Huat and do not want to waste $ and storage space to the equipement that hardly will be used. Thus I decided to bake a 10" round cake and trim the edge into petal shape. However things didn't work out as my plan, when I trimmed the cake, I realised the cake will be too small and insufficient to feed 15 mouths, the no. of guests that will be celebrating dear daughter's birthday.

I was panic and headache, squeezing all my brain juice and finally, decided to bake some cupcakes to put around the round cake to act as petals. The cake became so huge after adding the cupcakes but more better than less that insufficient to serve the guests.

The cake didn't come out nice after I frosted a layer of whipped cream , the petals dun look equal and balance and the whole cake just dun look exactly like a flower. Especially the side of the cake. I just can't frost it smooth due to my lousy frosting skill so I had no choice, use the back of a spoon to create the spiky look.

I felt so stressed and depressed, I really cannot imagine presenting such an ugly cake to the guests :(. But I consoled myself that the cake might look alright after I pipe the star patterns to cover the surface of the cake. True enough, piping of patterns really can cover most of the flaws of the cake :). At least, I felt so relief and can smile throughout the day heeheehee...

Dear daughter also requested to have stem and leaves for the flower shape cake, so I used flour + water + some green coloring to make dough and shaped a stem and two leaves.

Dear husband said the cake look beautiful and dear daughter love the cake. Sshe said it is exactly what she want, she was so happy. When I shown the cake photos to my friends, all of them were so impressed.

I like Aunty Yochana's chocolate marvel cake that I used for barbie doll cake, so I used the same recipe again.

Ingredients: (for 10" cake pan - I baked twice so I got one 10" round cake and 12 big cupcakes)
Chocolate Cake :
5 egg white
5 egg yolks
150g sugar
94g cake flour
38g corn flour
2 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1.25 tsp baking powder
63g canola oil
1 tbsp chocolate milk

1. Sift cake flour with cornflour, baking powder and cocoa powder.
2. Whisk egg white until soft peak forms and then add in sugar gradually and whisk till sugar dissolved and mixture is thick and glossy.
3. Drop in egg yolks, one at a time, making that it's evenly combined before the next addition.
4. Fold in 1/2 of flour mixture and mix well.
5. Pour in oil and milk, mix well, fold in the balance flour mixture and mix till well combine.
6. Pour the mixture into round cake tin and bake in pre-heat oven at 175C for about 45 mins or till skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean.
7. Leave cake to cool on a wire rack.

Chocolate Butter Cream :500g butter (soften)
60g sugar
250g melted chocolate
10 oreo cookies - crushed

Beat butter and icing sugar till light. Then pour in melted chocolate and mix till evenly mixed and pour in crushed oreo cookies.

Frosting :350g whipping cream
some pink coloring
some blue coloring

Beat whipping cream and pink coloring until stiff.
Take out a bowl of pink whipped cream and mix in blue coloring to become purple whipped cream.

Assembly :
1. Slice cake into 3 and apply chocolate butter cream onto each layer. (As I had trimmed the cake initially for the petals, I just trimmed the whole cake into 8" round shape)
2. Slice the cupcakes into half and apply chocolate butter cream.
3. Place the 12 cupcakes surrounded the 8" round cake.
4. Frost the cake with pink whipping cream.
5. Decorate the cake as your desire.

Verdict?The cake is soft and fluffy, tasted really delicious with the oreo chocolate butter cream. My elder SIL likes the crunchiness of oreo in the chocolate butter cream, she said the oreo given the extra "bites" and added marks to the cake. Dear daughter loves the cake, she ate 2 slices of the remaining cake the next day and even asked for it for the next few days. However the cupcakes tasted a bit dry, probably I had slightly overbaked.


  1. WOW! Jess this is seriously impressive! love this cake to bits and i could imagine how much your daughter loves this too! great job!

  2. The cake looks so beautiful and nice... hehe...

  3. Eh, I truly love the flower cake.
    Very nice.
    When you daughter keeps on eating the cake, I think it will make u very happy, haha. Truly worth all the effort.

  4. Wow...your cake look so nice...i am following your blog since i accidentally search some recipe in goggle. I tired your chocolate swirl cheesecake. Very nice! You are just a lovely mother.

  5. that looks like a great deal of effort! even the piping of the cream looks like hard work. good job with the cake! :)

  6. That is a beautiful flower shaped oreo chocolate cake....yumyum :)

  7. Very nicely decorated cake! I'm impressed with the fact that the whipped cream hold their shape very well with all these effort of piping and decorating.

  8. The cake tasted GREAT!! We enjoyed it... ^o*

  9. Jess, you are really creative and patient in decorating your cakes. Very nice ...

  10. I am sure you heard and read a lot of "Woah!" but...Woah! The cake is amazing! Definitely worth the effort when everyone love the cake, especially your daughter. =D
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. From where do you get the patience to do such minute and intricate work on your baked goodies? WOW!!

  12. Jess,
    You're such a wonderful mom. You've put in so much effort to the cake, but it's all worth it!! The shape of the flower is perfect (hey, nature does not make things symmetrical), so you've done a great job! And the colours are beautiful. So girly! I like :) 2 thumbs up for your achievement.

  13. wow,tis is so cute AND pretty cake!! the sponge looks so soft and fluffy. Nice!!

  14. Pretty flower cake! You are so clever hor ... can think of my extra cupcakes as the flower petal. Great Job, Jess!

  15. Jess, the cake is so beautiful, so good to be your daughter ^_^

  16. Another wow from me... This cake is so pretty and you are really patient in doing this... Heh...

  17. Very innovative of you to use cupcakes and also flour to make the stem and leaves. It turned out well and pretty!

  18. IMPRESSIVE! it takes effort to trim off those extras to make it flowery shaped. those piping are extremely BEAUTIFUL! who wouldnt fall in love with it? (:

  19. Jess, you have done it again! Congratulations on your fascinating outcome. You're getting more & more creative each day. I'm sure your family proud of you too. Keep on the good work, dear & have fun.
    Blessings, Kristy
    p/s I guess there's no more left for me huh!:o)

  20. Wow Jess, I also very impress, very 'shui' leh! Furthermore the cake and cream looks super yummy! Okay, gonna try this out for my niece birthday in March...she is Oreo craze, lol!

  21. Wow...Jess, you are a great mom and a star in cake decoration! That flower cake is just so beautiful. I'm sure any child would like too :D Happy Birthday to your daughter!

  22. I thought the cake looks beautiful and gorgeous :)

  23. pretty cake, jess. your piping skills are so good.

  24. You are good! I honestly thought I was looking at a crocheted doily :-). The cake layers sound incredible and it is a recipe that is new to me. I'll wager it is delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  25. Thanks Jess. My daughter told me the cake is exactly what is in her mind :), except she was expecting the stem to be brown but i made it green :P.

    Thanks Somewhere in Singapore.

    Thanks Bake for a Queen.

  26. Thanks Wendy, so happy to hear this from u :P. Of course, I enjoy looking at her when she is enjoying her food especially bake or cook by me heeheehee...

    Thanks Pei San for the following and thanks for trying out the recipe, hope you enjoy visitng my little blog :).

    Thanks Jean.

  27. Thanks Elin.

    Thanks Chow and Chatter, no lah I didnt make the best cakes but I tried my best to make what I can do heeheehee...

    Thanks Zoe.

  28. Thanks Meow Meow, glad to hear you all had enjoyed :).

    Thanks Yummy Koh.

    Thanks Jet. Yes I heard a lot of "woah" (oh thick skin again) but more "woah" are still welcome heeheehee...

  29. 鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 , 谢谢你的赞美!

    Thanks Sanjeeta, cos this is my hobby heeheehee...

    Thanks Nel. I guess most of us will not mind the hardship need to put in for our loves one and also for our hobbies :).

  30. Thanks Honey boy.

    Thanks DG.

    Thanks Esther. I believes your sons feel lucky to have you as their mum too.

  31. Thanks Hanushi.

    Thanks Busygran.

    Thanks Angel.

  32. Thanks Sweetylicious, I thought you will wanna b my daughter again heeheehee...

    Thanks Kristy. I wish I have some left for you...

    Thanks Bee. Do try out, oreo craze will sure like this cake :).

  33. Thanks MaryMoh.

    Thanks Tigerfish.

    Thanks Lena. My pipping skill is not good but from photos, still forgiving heeheehee...

    Thanks Mary.

  34. This cake is so beautiful. What a lucky daughter you have!

  35. The star pippings are really gorgeous! to me, you're super talented :)

  36. very pretty & sweet flower! Your daughter must be extremely happy with the cake =)

  37. Wee! Wee! The cake looks so beautiful! The star pattern are very well piped! :-)
    The love of a mother really works wonder. Impossible become possible. Bravo!


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