Blackforest Birthday Cake

My mum turns 70 years old earlier this month. We made her hold a birthday celebration. As  Chinese, she likes to add one more year to her age (don't know why). Therefore, I was tasked, or rather, volunteered to bake a birthday cake for her party.

It was very stressful to bake such a big cake, enough to feed 30 persons. After thinking through for a long time, I decided to make the most basic cake - Black forest Cake. I wanted to make a cake which I know my parents will like. I've made this cake before, and they liked it. So this time, I made it into a larger cake. The cake sheet was so thin and fragile. It was rather difficult to do the transfer. I baked three 14" x 10" cake sheets. Bought 3kg of dark pitted cherries and two non-diary whipping cream. In the end, I used 2/3 of the pitted cherries and about 1.2kg of the whipping cream. Not to forget the maraschino cherries for decorations.

Recipe for one cake sheet is here. Bake at 180C for 15mins. Here are the various steps I took to make the cake. For the wordings, melt compound chocolate and mould it accordingly. Then colour the whipping cream and write the wordings.

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Anonymous said...
February 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Can I ask, the cake recipe is for 9 inch round. If to make for 10 by 14 inch like yours, the original recipe can make one layer right? Do three times of the recipe to make three layers is it right? Tks! Your cake is superb!


Passionate About Baking said...
February 28, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Hi Claire,
You are absolutely correct! Thanks for your compliment. Are you making it? Hope you will like it!

Baby Sumo said...
March 1, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Oh wow, the end product is so nice! Great job on making such a beautiful birthday cake.

Passionate About Baking said...
March 2, 2013 at 4:53 PM

Thanks Baby Sumo. It's stressful to bake such a large cake.

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