Monday, June 21, 2010

Pixar UP Cake

No HCB bake this week cos my daughter and I don't really like coconut in cakes. *shrugs* Don't know why....just not too fond of it. But i like coconut in curry and some other local desserts though.  Also, i've been busy baking my daughter's belated birthday cake.  So here it is....

Made this UP Cake for my daughter's belated birthday celebration...a must after the UP Cookies..:) 

Up Cake: Front View

Hand molded Russell, Dug & Carl

Hand molded Kevin

Up Cake: Side View

Cake Flavor: Strawberry Cake w/ Strawberry buttercream & fresh strawberries filling

This strawberry cake is very easy to bake - quick and fast - so fast that it felt like it's made from cake box mix..the cake turned out beautifully but i have one complain though, the texture/crumbs is a bit rough imo. Not sure if it is because i'm spoilt after baking so often from Rose's HC book as all of her cakes, the texture is very soft and crumb is also very delicate that it melts in your mouth, so much so any cakes not up to par i just can taste it right away?  *shrugs* This cake is yummy except the texture just feels rough on my tongue. Other than that, the taste, flavor is great.   Have i become cake snob (besides chocolate snob..) too? *rolling eyes*

Recipe as requested by Hanaa:-

Strawberry Cake (by Michele Foster)


Oven Temp: 350f
Baking Time: 35mins


3 cups cake flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp strawberry gelatin
1 cup butter, soften
1-1/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract


Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and strawberry gelatin powder.  Add butter and 1 cup of buttermilk. Mix slowly until combined then beat at medium speed for 90 sec. Meanwhile mix eggs and vanilla & remaining buttermilk. Scrape down sides. Add to batter, mixing in two batches for about 20 secs each.  Pour into two 8" or one 9x13" pans.  Bake at 350f for 35mins. Cook for 10mins before turning into the cooling rack. Frost with your favorite buttercream after completely cooled.

34 comments:

Vicki on June 20, 2010 at 1:33 AM said...

Faithy you continue to astound and amaze! This isn't a cake, it's a work of art.

Monica on June 20, 2010 at 2:23 AM said...

Faithy.. I agree with Vicki.. WOW! The amount of work it must have gone into the detail! and WHAT AMAZING DETAILS.

I love that movie.. so the cake to me is so very special. I'm sure your daughter went ga-ga over it.

And.. ummm, what is up with not liking coconut in cakes???? that is just a crime!

Haniela on June 20, 2010 at 4:25 AM said...

WOW. this cake looks amazing. Your cookies and cakes are one of a kind, Beautiful work on all the details.
Well done.
Have a great weekend.

Lois B on June 20, 2010 at 4:54 AM said...

Such wonderful detail; I'll bet your daughter was thrilled!

Dhanya Ganesh on June 20, 2010 at 6:11 AM said...

The Cake looks Awesome,Cute and colorful. I am sure you daughter would have thrilled to see this Cake.

Jenn on June 20, 2010 at 6:25 AM said...

WOWWWW!
That cake is too beautiful to eat. Your daughter is very lucky to have such a talented mom. How long does it take to make this cake?

Evie on June 20, 2010 at 8:42 AM said...

Oh this is fantastic! I love the figures!!! What a ton of time this must have taken!! Did you use gumpaste? I'm sure your daughter was soooo thrilled!

Red30 on June 20, 2010 at 8:51 AM said...

2 THUMBS UP!! If I had more thumbs I would use those too!!! UP is one of my sons favorite movies and he would love this!! I guess mommy has to learn how to make something like this by his birthday in November!!! ;-)

Nancy B on June 20, 2010 at 9:50 AM said...

Wonderful job--the cake is just too cute. Every detail is marvelous!

Rina said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! So Pretty and Delicate! I love UP too! Thanks for sharing! It's truly an inspiration!

Mendy on June 20, 2010 at 11:06 AM said...

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You've just outdone yourself. :)

Anncoo on June 20, 2010 at 4:15 PM said...

WOW! This is cake is so pretty and special. Are you going to conduct classes so that I can learn from you.

Sinful Southern Sweets on June 20, 2010 at 6:39 PM said...

Amazing! Your details are perfect!!

Nicola on June 21, 2010 at 1:54 AM said...

This cake makes me want to see the movie! Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Can you make a tractor cake for my little boy's second birthday and deliver to London :)

Yes, have to agree with you about being spoilt by Rose's cakes. I struggle to make it through a slice of any cake other than Rose's these days.

Whimsy Cookie Co. on June 21, 2010 at 7:17 AM said...

Hi Faithy!! This cake is incredible!! Girl, you can make a cake!! The details are perfect. And it looks yummy!!!

faithy, the baker on June 21, 2010 at 10:32 AM said...

Thank you everyone for dropping by and leaving me your lovely comments! You guys surely know how to make my day! thank you all once again!

@Monica: I don't know why i don't like coconut in cakes..lol!..but i like to coconut drink though..and eat the coconut flesh..:p

@Jenn: The figurines took over a few days as i did whenever i had time after work. The house probably half a day or so, i think..lol!..

@Evie: I used modeling paste..a mix between fondant & gumpaste..i think it's 50/50 mix.

Tracy on June 21, 2010 at 8:57 PM said...

I haven't seen the movie, but this cake is so cute! Nice job!

Pink Little Cake on June 21, 2010 at 10:59 PM said...

The cake is AMAZING! what a wonderful job you did!I love colors, details and all the fondant work.

Hanaâ on June 22, 2010 at 12:21 AM said...

Wow, what a gorgeous cake. And the level of details. Wow. What a lucky daughter!! The cake and strawberry cream filling look delicious. Would you mind sharing the recipe for that cake with us? Or you could email it to me, if you like (and have time): HanaasKitchen at live dot com. Thanks much!!

Juliana on June 22, 2010 at 4:51 AM said...

Oh! So cute you cake....love how you put the details...absolutely gorgeous!

lyndsay on June 22, 2010 at 2:25 PM said...

WOW! awesome work faithy!! you nailed the details!!

SweetThingsTO on June 22, 2010 at 9:18 PM said...

oooooh! So awesome - your figures are fabulous and perfect! Awesome! What did you make the balloon out of?

Jorgelina on June 22, 2010 at 9:59 PM said...

This is fantastic!
Cute!Cute!

Amanda on June 23, 2010 at 8:47 PM said...

That. Is. Amazing.

You done good girl!!

Blessings-
Amanda

Glory on June 24, 2010 at 2:13 PM said...

That cake is really amazing!! We all love the move UP in our house! You did a really incredible job!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi on June 25, 2010 at 3:29 AM said...

Faithy, you just blew me away with all those hand-molded fondant "figurines" of yours! My gosh, when will my level be on par with yours??? *Eyes rolling*

Yea, you're a cake snob ... I think I'll be one after baking from Beranbaum's "Heavenly Cakes" ... *Eyes rolling* Haha!

Pam on June 25, 2010 at 7:37 PM said...

You are very creative! Bet your daughter loved it! Way to go!

faithy, the baker on June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM said...

Thank you ladies! :)

@Hanaa, i've already posted recipe you requested and also emailed you.

Jane on June 26, 2010 at 11:50 PM said...

Wow, Faithy!!! Your cake decorating work is just unbelievable. As usual!! This is like something you'd see a professional chef make on one of those TV challenge shows. It's simply amazing!

Sugar Siren on July 1, 2010 at 11:19 PM said...

Great cake I love it, excellent job, well done!

I don't like coconut in cakes either :)

Loren @ The Baking Sheet on July 2, 2010 at 9:09 PM said...

Faithy, this cake is AMAZING!! The detail is incredible! Can't wait to see what you come up with next.... Toy Story 3 theme, maybe? Hint Hint!

Also, I wanted to thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog. You are always so positive and supportive! Cake people are so nice! :o)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Rozanne on July 28, 2010 at 4:11 AM said...

Absolutely stunning!!!

Honey Bee Sweets on August 18, 2010 at 11:45 PM said...

You are so talented! Love the cake and cookies....wonder will I ever make such a nice cake. :P

Sarah on September 2, 2010 at 4:29 AM said...

I found your blogg tonight, looking around for inspiration for a weddingcake. I must say, you make amazing cakes. I will put you on my bloglist som I can see your new works. It´s also been a while sinse i wrote in english, so I´m sorry for possible misspelling :)

 

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