05 November 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

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Happy Birthday to Me!
lemon chocolate - chocolate biscuit joconde, hazelnut praline brittle, lemon curd, lemon praline mousse, chocolate mousse, chocolate lacquer glaze.
my birthday falls on the 7th and i had an early celebration with the family yesterday. as usual i was expected to bring a cake so i decided on this, a lemon choc cake. the unfortunate thing is that it collapsed on the long journey to my aunt's home so i didn't bother taking a pic of the insides. should hv added some gelatin to the choc mousse :( the good thing is, everyone raved about it, including the gf whom i shared a slice with. she said my cake tasted like canele patisserie's so its really a huge compliment :)
i used a chocolate lacquer glaze instead. this is a really really good recipe and being the usual fan of the orange + chocolate combination, i'm now a lemon + chocolate convert as well. the combination is just as gorgeous as the orange one. the only thing is its alittle on the sweet side since i used 55% equatoriale chocolate, if i were to make it again (which i'm very sure i will), i'll use a 70% or above chocolate.

31 comments:

Tesia said...

Since you mentioned the gelatine, I'd really like to ask how to make gelatine work. 

I understand that we need to melt it in hot water, but what sort of powder:water ratio is required? Won't it affect the recipe? Also, how early/late should it be added into the recipe? I'm always afraid that the gelatine will solidify before I get to pour it in

Judy said...

What a gorgeous cake you've made for yourself! You've got style! Happy Birthday!

bossacafez said...

thank you judy :)

songhei@sinaman.com said...

生日快樂呀

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday! Lovely cake!

Anja said...

<span>this cake looks luxurious. what a nice gift for yourself. no congrats from me yet.</span>

Jing Wen said...

This is a cake that I'll gladly eat nom nom nom!

Shirley@kokken69 said...

Evan, many happy returns to your special day! The cake looks amazing as usual. Did you have to temper the chocolate decoration? I am really petrified about that.

Yuki said...

Happy Bday!!
Congrats~ and o...what a beautiful and yummylicious cake =)

hanushi said...

Happy Birthday!! The cake is really lovely!! V pro...

cyan said...

happy birthday! the cake looks great! have u ever considered opening a physical boutique? (:

bossacafez said...

thank you everyone for the birthday wishes :)

bossacafez said...

thx shirley. yes hv to temper, no choice.

Allie said...

Happy Birthday! Beautiful as always, would love to see the insides!

Tjaša Zornik said...

Ok.. I could probably eat it with one bite... like most of other chocolate goodies!! :)))
Greets!!

delicieux said...

Happy Birthday.  I hope you have a fantastic cake.

The cake looks to die for.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

Today's the day. :D Wishing you a happy birthday! 생일축하합니다!

Kaitlin said...

Aw, what a shame that it collapsed!  I bet it was incredible anyway!


Happy birthday!

Dustin Baier said...

Nice pic! You should post this on www.dishfolio.com

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you and the cake looks georgous!

Min said...

Happy belated birthday! lovely cake! it looks so elegant! :)

Acquired said...

Happy birthday for yesterday.  The cake looks and sounds divine.  Perhaps you could me one for my birthday next year LOL.

Winnie said...

Many happy returns.  Hope you enjoyed your brithday cake!  I'm sure it tasted as gorgeous as it looks!

rachie said...

Happy belated..
 would like to ask if after putting the cake in the fridge ,
 will the glaze solidify?
I am kinda looking for a glaze that is somewhat similar to lana or even prima deli..
 soft =)
 Thanks! Please reply to rachely84@gmail.com

rachie said...

Happy belated..
 would like to ask if after putting the cake in the fridge ,
 will the glaze solidify?
I am kinda looking for a glaze that is somewhat similar to lana or even prima deli..
 soft =)
 Thanks! Please reply to rachely84@gmail.com

rachie said...

Happy belated..
 would like to ask if after putting the cake in the fridge ,
 will the glaze solidify?
I am kinda looking for a glaze that is somewhat similar to lana or even prima deli..
 soft =)
 Thanks! Please reply to rachely84@gmail.com

bossacafez said...

<span>the glaze actually solidifies pretty quickly in room temp not to mention in the fridge so you hv to use it quickly while its still slightly warm. i've not tried both that you mentioned so i cant really comment on the similarities/difference but i really recommend this coz it tastes gd, very shiny and is relatively cheaper than the kind that uses alot of choc & whipping cream. </span>

Yuliana said...

Hi,

I was wondering if you have a translated version of the recipe? My Japanese is not that good, nor is my French! I can only understand bits and pieces of the French bits and TOTALLY don't undertand the Direction TT sorry to be a bother, but if you can spare the translated recipe I will very grateful :) You can email me at snow1081@gmail.com

Thanks In advance! If you ever need any Korean recipe you can ask me :) I may not know all of it but mum will be glad to help :)

xox

Yuliana

bossacafez said...

try google translate? thats how i did it.

Yuliana said...

Thank you!! Why didn't I think of that before?? Silly me~~ Oh What is Toremorin by the way? the recipe for the chocolate mousse called for Toremorin??

Sorry to be such a pain keep asking question...

Yuliana

Yuliana said...

I have to say one thing!! I think your BLOG IS THE BEST!! Lots of nice recipes, and thing is you are not afraid of sharing!! Some are so stingy they don't want to share which is fair enough!! But you are so different!!! Great pics too! Only wish I can be as good as you... You're the best :)

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