Sunday, January 17, 2010

Marcelo's Birthday Cake

Friday was my younger boy's birthday. He just turned 2 and is really into the Cars movie and characters. So, me and my husband decided to m ake a theme-cake for him. The first time he looked at his cake, he couldn't stop saying 'car' all over the place. Even though mine and my husband's parents are away, we decided to have a small celebration - and so we invited my grandmas and grandpas and my brother-in-law to come have with some fun with us. And it was really nice, at least Marcelo was happier than ever!

Party Cake
from here

Cake Dough


6 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
200 ml water
100 ml oil


Beat the egg whites until firm and, without stopping, add the yolks. Keep beating and add the sugar until it turns into a smooth cream. Boil the water and the oil and pour into the cream, beating quickly (about 5 seconds). Turn off the stand mixer and add the flour gently, beating with a fouet or spoon. Bake the cake in medium oven until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

*As I used 2 20-cm diameter baking sheets, I made one recipe, divided it in half and added half a  cup cocoa powder to one of the cakes.
Assembling the Cake:

For the filling, I used chocolate paste and coconut paste. Then I covered the cake with a thin layer of whipped cream and froze it while preparing the frosting.
PS: The grass on the cake is not that beautiful because we had some problems with the sugar, that didn't dissolve properly. So, when decorating with the plastic bag, it opened a bigger whole than the one we had opened before.


  1. oh wow amazing cake be very proud of yourself lol Rebecca

  2. You did such a fantastic job on your little boy's cake.

  3. Happy birthday to your little sweetie. I am sure he was over the moon with his cake:D

  4. Happy birthday to Marcelo!
    The cake looks wonderful! I'll be a very happy birthday boy too!