The perfect Summer Birthday Cake!

Hi guys!

Today is The Boyfriends birthday! I thought this would make the perfect occasion to share this perfect Summer Birthday Cake with you guys. In fact this one is a true classic when it comes to Birthday Cakes. At least where I live 🙂 A very light and spongy cake, lots of whipped cream (there’s also a buttercream version) and fruits. Perfect!

The Perfect Summer Birthday Cake

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March Favorites

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It’s the first of April. Anyone a good joke? No? Me neither… I can’t tell jokes and I never know a good joke whenever people ask me so I don’t think comedian is my perfect job. Although I do make people laugh with the random answers or remarks I make. Yay 🙂

But more important than good or bad jokes: the March Favorites!
Oh boy it has been so hard to choose because my fellow blogging friends have been outdoing themselves. Again.

I usually don’t have favorites in this favorite 5 list but this time I secretly do. (It’s number 1 & 2 and you absolutely won’t blame me. Trust me.)

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Happy Pretty in Pink Birthday-Blogiversary!

Hi guys!

I know, you’re wondering why all of a sudden I post on Wednesday, right? Well, because today is my birthday! I thought it’d be more fun to post it on the actual day 🙂

I didn’t think I was going to go for a theme but it turned out I secretly chose “pretty in pink” for my birthday theme. Oh well, it’s not really a theme but my cupcakes were wearing pink wrappers and my pictures do involve pink tulips…

Pink actually is the perfect colour for my new age. At least, that’s what I think 🙂
How old it is I am now? 22! 😀 Admit it, 22 is the perfect age for a touch of pink 🙂

AAAAND Sarah’s Little Kitchen turned 2 last month! Can you believe it? That calls for a party 🙂

Pretty in Pink Vanilla Nutella Cupcakes

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Nutella Cupcakes

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It was my Dad’s birthday last week and I wanted to make him something special and personal!
My dad loves to ride his bike so I thought a little bike-decoration would be nice.

Last year, I made him this awesome Moustache Cake.

I opened my favourite cookbook, United States of Cakes, and went for the Nutella Cupcakes!
Roy Fares, the author, claims this recipe to be one of his best. I can tell you he’s so right! This recipe is awesome!

I tried to pipe the Nutella frosting in roses and I did it! I was pretty proud of myself because my little roses really looked like roses 🙂 (Which wasn’t the case at all with my first attempt ever)

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Halloween Birthdays

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It is October already…
I love fall! Leaves gaining colour and starting to fall on the ground, pumpkin pie, colder weather, hot chocolate, …Almost in need of some cute gloves…

I’m sure I’m not the only one dreaming about a perfect fall ^^

There is ONE day in October that I really, really like: Halloween!
I used to dress myself as a witch and go door to door with some friends.
Too bad we don’t celebrate it that much as English people do…
I would love to decorate my entire house! Oh, I do decorate it but not so much on the outside…
We don’t put graves in our front garden and we don’t throw toilet paper all around…
But we do go door to door! All dressed up!
No, I don’t do that anymore. Although I sometimes wish I could still do so!
Yeah yeah, I know what you’re thinking: “Why don’t you just go out and go door to door! Who cares?!”
Well, I do! And besides, it’s not fair for the children in my street because with me around, they wouldn’t get any candy! No just kidding! But I do have an awesome outfit! It’s Disney so it has to be awesome! (I’ll share a picture with you in a later post ;))

Let’s talk Halloween Birthdays!

My Cousin always celebrates her birthday at Halloween or the day before. So you probably already know what I’ve been doing the past two years around Halloween… Indeed! Baking her a birthday cake! And I’m doing the exact same thing this year! But she doesn’t know it yet 😉

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My first cake for her was the one with the little ghost. She absolutely loved it!
My second one was a bit harder to make because I wanted to make a witch. So I printed a picture and cut it out in the fondant. I also made a tiny pumpkin.

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This year might be the year of the pumpkin :p
What do you think 😀

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx Sarah

Biscuit for Birthdays!

Hi guys!

Today, I want to share a funny story with you.
What the story is about? My first attempt to make a biscuit…

A biscuit is a typical birthday treat! So I wanted to make one for one of our birthday parties.
I opened my cookbook and thought “this seems easy”. Well, I could have never been so wrong!
The recipe isn’t difficult, that’s for sure! But it is the way you make the biscuit that is the tricky part…
I followed the recipe and added the flour as a last step. I mixed it all together with my robot! NO NO NOOOOOOO!
Little did I know… Okay, the cookbook did say mix it gently together. I guess my robot doesn’t really do gentle…
What happened? My biscuit didn’t rise!

I am a very very lucky girl! Because that night, we (my boyfriend and I) were invited to a birthday party of one of his colleagues.
Guess who was there too? Their pastry chef! I told her my problems and she wrote a recipe down that couldn’t fail! I couldn’t thank her too much!
She really saved our birthday party!

I immediately started with this new (awesome) recipe the next day! It worked!
The problems weren’t over though…
My boyfriend helped me and we wanted to cover the biscuit with whipped cream. My mom got impatient and we had to assemble the biscuit sooner than planned. Therefore the whipped cream wasn’t stiff enough when we took it out of the fridge…
The biscuit looked okay but you shouldn’t wait for 5 more minutes to eat it if you didn’t want soup!
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Last week, we had another little party. I really wanted to try that biscuit again because I knew I could do it right! (The biscuit never failed but that whipped cream did!)
This time, I whipped the cream and covered the biscuit with it without first putting it in the fridge to get stiff… I guess whipped cream should be stiff enough, right?
Finally! The perfect biscuit without any trouble! Woohoo! And it was delicious!

What do we need:

  • 240g sugar
  • 240g flour
  • 8 eggs
  • +- 1L cream (40% fat)
  • 200g powder sugar
  • Fruit

How to:

First, whip the eggs and the sugar. It may take a while but they really need to be stiff.
Siff the flour.
Carefully add the flour while gently stiring the mixture.
Put the batter in a baking tin and preheat the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.
Bake the biscuit for 45 minutes.

Let the biscuit cool.
Cut the biscuit in half (horizontal) and let it cool a bit longer.
Whip the cream.
Put some of the whipped cream on the first layer. Add some fruit 🙂
Put the second layer on it and cover the biscuit in whipped cream.
Add fruit to decorate.
Tada! Done! Enjoy 😀

This one was for my parents’ 47th birthday.
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I kept it simple on the decorations but I guess I should have added a little more fruit…
Haha! Next time, a perfect biscuit it will be!

Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah

Celebration time!

Hi guys!

My Dad celebrated his birthday today (YAY!)
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Unfortunately for him he had to work.
But he had a nice surprise when he came home because I made him a birthday cake!
I wanted to make him a frog cake. My Dad likes frogs a lot.
Really, A LOT!
But then I saw the cake I made today because it looked like the perfect cake to give to a dad 😀 (or any man)
I’m sorry little frogs, try again next year! This year, it’s all about the “moustache”.

It’s true, it IS all about the moustache these days (“these days” are lasting for a while now…)
You can find moustaches on everything! Mugs, T-shirts, tops, jewelry, …
And also on cake!

Let’s move on to the cake 😉

What do we need:

  • 125g sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1.5dl milk
  • 2 bags of vanilla sugar (= +- 16g)
  • round baking tin
  • 200g dark chocolate (to cover the cake with)

How to:

Mix the sugar, vanilla sugar and butter together until the sugar is completely absorbed by the butter.
Add the eggs. Add the milk alternated with the flour.
Make sure everything is mixed together properly.
Put the batter in the cake tin.
Bake the cake for about 50 minutes at 180 degrees centigrade.
Use a sharp knife to stick in the middle of the cake when it’s done to check it.
Let the cake cool.

The moustache:

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We have our round cake.

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Use a knife to make this “Yin & Yang” shape.

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Place the two pieces like this to get the shape of a moustache.
It’s okay if the two sides aren’t equal. Firstly, you can still cut it the way you want it to be.
Secondly, a moustache usually isn’t equal on both sides either :p

I did cut the shape a bit. Because, as you can see, it really wasn’t equal. Not that I wanted that but this looked too different to me.
Melt the chocolate and decorate the moustache with it.
(You can still cut the moustache when it’s covered in chocolate -> I did.)
Put the moustache in the fridge to let the chocolate get stiff.

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Happy Birthday Dad! ❤

Have a delicious day!
xxx Sarah