February 02, 2015

Shou-Xing Po ~ Win USD 160 PayPal Cash this CNY 寿星婆 ~ 新年特备红包大抽奖:奖金160美元

Hi everyone!! I am excited to share with you a fabulous giveaway! Please scroll down to see more!!
大家好!!很兴奋跟各位分享我们(16位部落格榜主联盟主办)的新年特备红包大抽奖。奖金是160元美金!!想知道如何赢取吗??在往下看看把!!

Before that i am going to share a birthday cake that i made for a friend's mil last few weeks. It is a 13 x 9 inches birthday cake. Inside is sponge cake; a piece chocolate and a  piece vanilla sponge cake with mixed fruits whipped cream sandwich in between. The cake is iced with non dairy whipped cream (Value pride topping) and decorated with fondant. Her mil is 80+ she wants something auspicious and a symbolize longevity.
先分享我的小作品吧!!在好几个星期前,做了这个蛋糕给位朋友为她家婆做寿。蛋糕是海绵体;一片是香草口味另一片是巧克力,夹心是杂果鲜奶油。外面的装饰和挤花是用鲜奶油 -Value pride topping。她的家婆以80几岁,她要好意头的,长寿的,就给她做个寿星婆和寿桃跟她家婆祝贺。

this is the front view of goddess of longevity
这是前面,笑一笑,

I suggest her a Goddess of Longevity (Shou Xing Po) to sit on the cake with lots of longevity peaches around her. Then write a Chinese character 'Shou:寿' on the cake; '寿‘ which mean longevity. It is like writing Happy Birthday or Happy Long Life..lol  It will be funny if it is to write Happy Long Life on the cake so the proper way is to write a '寿‘ on the cake. Use a skewer or toothpick to draw the 'shou' word on the iced cake then piped the cream on.
用牙签把‘寿‘字在抹好鲜奶油的蛋糕上画出;再装上星型花嘴的挤花代,跟着花好的线把鲜奶油挤上。

let see the side view of the goddess of longevity
看看旁边,

The Goddess of Longevity is made from fondant, The frosting, the 'Shou:寿‘word, the longevity peaches and leaves all are decorated with non dairy whipped cream.  
I use a Wilton piping tips; 
Round decorating tip 1A (here) for the peaches,
Leaf 69 (here) for the leaves and 
Open Star 17 (here) for ;Shou:寿“ and around the side of the cake.
As for the food gel paste coloring i use AmeriColor soft gel paste - soft pink (here) for the peaches, the '寿‘ word and side of the cake. Electric green gel paste (here) for the leaves.

蛋糕上的寿星婆是翻糖捏成,寿桃和叶子是鲜奶油挤的。
寿桃的颜色是AmeriColor-soft pink 这里挤花嘴是Wilton 1A 这里
叶子是AmeriColor - electric green这里 挤花嘴是Wilton leaf 68 这里 
蛋糕的旁边是星型挤花嘴 Wilton open star 17这里

the back of the her
看看后面,

back to the front ^_^
在看看前面!

The whole cake is simply and nice!! 
蛋糕的完成的成品。简单的来有可爱。。哈哈卖花赞花香~

Vanilla/chocolate sponge cake sheet

Recipe adapted from YUM YUM Magazine Volume 71 by 林锈美老师 (my slight adjustment in purple)
Make 1 piece 13 x 9 inches rectangle sheet cake (you can cut this cake to any shape according to your liking)

Ingredients:
5 eggs (i used grade A egg about 77 grams with shell)
80 grams castor sugar
20 grams cake emulsifier (i used ovalette)
30 grams milk or water
100 grams plain flour
20 grams cocoa powder (if you are making vanilla just switch this 20 grams to plain flour)
70 grams melted butter or canola oil for a healthier version (i used 50 grams)
1 teaspoon vanilla paste (this is for vanilla sponge)

To Do:

  1. Lined a 13x9 inches thin baking tin with parchment paper. Preheated oven at 180C. (i preheated mine to 170C as i found that at 180C my cake it a bit dry)
  2. Add eggs, castor sugar, cake emulsifier and milk into mixing bowl, whisk until the batter thicken. Ribbon like stage.
  3. Slowly fold in plain flour and cocoa powder and mix well. Add melted butter and stir well. (For me i add eggs, castor sugar, cake emulsifier, milk and flour (cocoa powder if using) into the mixing bowl and whisk with a balloon beater (KA) at speed 1 for 1 minutes. Scrape down the sides and turn to speed 5 for 6-7 minutes or until it is thicken. Turn to speed 1, slowly pour melted butter from the side of the mixing bowl and mixed well.)
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking tin, spread evenly. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  5. Remove and leave to cool. 
**Different ovens set to the same temperature can vary a little or more. Please adjust baking time and temperature according to your oven =)


For decorating cake:
500 grams non dairy whip cream
1 can Dole mix fruit (drain away the syrup)

Assemble the cake:

  1. Place a piece of the cake sheet onto the prepared cake board.
  2. Apply a generous dollop of whipped non dairy whip cream on, spread evenly with a spatula.
  3. Sprinkle the mix fruit all over the cake.
  4. Place the other piece of the cake sheet on.
  5. Apply another generous dollop of whipped cream on top. Spread to cover the whole cake smoothly. (as smooth as possible )
  6. With a open star tip attached to the pipping bag piped the side of the cake with pink starr.
  7. Draw the 'shou:寿‘ word on the top of the iced cake. Piped with pink star.
  8. With the plain round tip attached to the pippin bag piped the longevity peaches onto the iced cake. 
  9. Lastly but not least add on the fondant Goddess of Longevity.
  10. DONE!
She also requested some Longevity peach steam buns. for recipe here
她也要求我准备了寿桃包子。 食谱


寿星婆祝大家好运来咯!!
Wish you all the best of luck in this give away!!

Win US$160 Paypal cash this Chinese New Year!

For the first time, 16 fabulous cooking bloggers have come together to bring you the chance to start the Year of the Ram in the best way - by winning an ang pow*!

To take part, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. Open to overseas entrants.



This Giveaway is brought to you by:

Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe
Zoe from Bake for Happy Kids
Alvin from Chef and Sommelier
Ann from Anncoo Journal
Cheryl from Baking Tai Tai
Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY
Fion from XuanHom's Mom Kitchen Diary
Jasline from Foodie Baker
LY from LY's Kitchen Ventures
May from Mayck-law
Ms B from Everybody Eats Well in Flanders
Regina from Mummymoo
Sharon from Delishar
Susanne and Phay Shing from Lovingcreations4u
Veronica from Peng's Kitchen
Victoria from Victoria Bakes



*Terms and conditions apply.

One prize of US$160 will be sent to the winner via Paypal. An email will be sent to the winner to notify him/her of the win. If the organiser (Diana) does not receive a reply within 48 hours, another winner will be selected. Please note if the winner does not have a valid and working Paypal account, another winner will be selected.

10 comments:

  1. The cake u baked is very lovely...

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  2. Hi Doreen,

    Happy Birthday to your MIL!!!! You are so sweet baking this beautiful cake for her!

    PS... Glad that you made it... You have managed to set up your FB account!!! Hurray!!!

    Zoe

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  3. Hi Mui Mui,
    I like this 寿星婆 ... face so smooth, no winkles ... of course love the whole cake too. Lovely design.

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  4. mui mui, you are fantastic! I love this cake and oh, the Goddess of Longevity turns out so cute in your hands!

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  5. Hi Doreen,
    Your friend's MIL must be really happy with the cake! It is beautiful! You are very creative!
    Good luck to the participants of the giveaway!

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  6. 嘻嘻,太可爱了。。。。。我也要,哈哈。。。。。。。

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  7. Doreen , perhaps a tutorial video ?! :D I'm pretty sure your friend must be very ecstatic with this wonderful creation !

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  8. 你手好巧! 太棒的作品! 给你多多赞!

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  9. Hi Doreen!
    I'm so impressed by the cake and the sheer details put into creative that goddess! Love the beautiful buns too. You are such a talented baker!

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