Slice of the cake
The cake fell down from the pan when I was cooling it upside down and stuck to the table. (I didn't line the pan) I dare not move it to wire rack... only after it cooled down, I moved it to the cooling rack.
I used self-rising flour cos I wanted to finish up the flour which was expiring soon.
I'm surprised my cake didn't shrink as much..it did shrink overall a bit but not too much and thus a nice height.
Made the lemon curd. Very yummy!
Cut the cake into 3 layers. I put some lemon curd on each layer followed with the lemon curd whipped cream.
Lemon curd whipped cream - so delicious on it's own.
Happy Birthday! My son closes his ears every time we sing birthday song. He gets overwhelmed with our voices. He also refuses to blow his birthday candles every year, but he blows every single candle he sees when we are outside..in restaurants, hotels, department stores.. sometimes he does it too fast before we can stop him .. and we just have to apologise to the shop keepers. Did I mention before that once I brought him with me to Laduree and he blew out all candles on display while I was picking out the macaron flavors? I was able to carry him away when he does that as a little kid, now is impossible since he is bigger than me!
Simply decorated cake with his favorite candy M & Ms. :)
Adults like the cake very much.
My grand-niece (my niece's daughter) said the cake is too sour for her. But my toddler grand-nephew (my nephew's son) ate the cake happily. :) That little boy sure has sophisticated palate!