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 πŸ™‚ 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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Belgian Flag Cake

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It is the first day of UEFA EURO 2016. Belgium will play its first game next Monday against Italy. Will we win? I hope so πŸ™‚

Last year, this was my cake for the 21st of July. But I thought it would be great to celebrate our Belgian Red Devils as well so that’s why I’m sharing it again with you today! Easy to make and very easy to enjoy πŸ˜‰ It can be a perfect activity with the kids!

Flag Cake 01

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Raspberry Brownies

Hi guys!

Today seemed like the perfect day for some fresh raspberries.
And what else could be more perfect to go with it than some dark chocolate?
I say: Nothing.

If you know me, you’d already know what I’ve been making today πŸ˜‰
I’ve made Raspberry Brownies!

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21st of July Flag Cake

Hi guys!

Today is the 21st of July! It is the National Holiday of Belgium.
I wasn’t all that festive last year with this Summer Pasta, but this year I go all caloribombing all over again!

The National Holiday of Belgium… What better way to celebrate than with a Flag Cake!
I’ve seen some beautiful Flag Cakes for the 4th of July and I thought Belgium deserved the same πŸ™‚

So here it is: The 21st of July Flag Cake!

Flag Cake 01

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Tropical Fruit Salad

Hi guys!

No, I know it’s not Summer yet. And I don’t want it to be Summer either! Because you know how much I love Christmas!
But we all know how a cozy Christmas evening with friends and family goes… We EAT! A. Lot.

So I thought a little bit of fruit wouldn’t hurt. And it’s delicious!
Plus there are many people who don’t have a sweet tooth… (How is it even possible, I know!)

Let me tell you a story.
My best friend and I decided that 2015 will become the year we finally make it to the Victoria Secret Angels!
But I’m pretty sure it will still remain such a secret not even Victoria knows…

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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!

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 πŸ™‚
Put the second layer on it and cover the biscuit in whipped cream.
Add fruit to decorate.
Tada! Done! Enjoy πŸ˜€

This one was for my parents’ 47th birthday.
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