One of the downside of baking home made treats is, you can't expect them to look like professionally done store bought cakes. So many things could go wrong in your home kitchen that you'll completely lose any control you have over a host of factors; temperature, equipments, ingredients etc. Ask any baker and they'll tell you that their biggest challenge would be making sure their buttercreams doesn't melt away.
This humongous cake was specially ordered for Fahd who turns 4 last week. His mom (cutesy little thing Aisyah) wanted a chocolate cake with ganache and decorated with baby blocks. Because it was so heavy, I used my grandma's melamine tray to transport the cake coz I felt that the cake board was too flimsy. The extremely hot weather also wrecked my extra thick ganache and made it really drippy as soon as I took the cake out of the fridge to let it set. Probably I should let the ganache sit in the fridge for a while to make it real firm, but I'm not sure if that would solve the problem with the heat wave these days.
It is rare that the baker herself is invited for the party itself, and we had a helluva time and loads of fun at Fahd's picnic style birthday party. Such a sweet memory for me and my daughter. The birthday boy is such a sweet little thing.
"Aunty, if you're in trouble, just come to my house, okay?"
Haha, sure thing dude.