Sunday, August 15, 2010

HApPy dAyS CHCOLATE CAKE AND A PRINT GIVEAWAY



This giveaway is closed today 27th August 2010.Thank you so much to those who participated.

The winner of my Print Giveaway by Brochures Printing Online (by random.org) is........number 18 (I still can't figure out a way to copy and paste the winning number).

Chisum's Crew you're the winner :-)!!!

If you're running a business I'm sure you would have thought of  brochure printing to promote your products or services.

Brochures Printing Online is a company that prints brochures designed to your exact specifications. They help you to create custom brochures and their team of design experts will help check and ensure the quality of your prints before sending them off to their printers. 

"We print your brochures using digital or offset process to make sure that you have the best quality at the best price available." 

Click on the image below to learn more.



And this is the giveaway Brochures Printing Online is offering to one of my lucky readers ~

100 8.5x11 Trifold Brochures   
100lb Paper Gloss   
Trifold/Letterfold, Z-fold   
4 Color Both Sides Printing  

It's limited to US residents 18 years and above.      

Just leave a comment and the winner will be picked using random.org. 

 If you would like to try for an extra entry please visit Brochure Printing Online and leave a comment telling me which item would be most suitable to your needs. 

If you would like to top it with 2 more entries post about this on your blog and/or facebook it and leave me the link/links. 

This giveaway will be opened until the 25th of August 2010. I will announce the winner on the 26th of August 2010.

Good luck and Happy Days!


But far, far away from the land of digital and offset processes I did my own printing ~In cake. It was for N and R's birthdays. They were born on the same day 4 years apart.

I used silicone word moulds sold online at SiliconeMoulds.com. Moulds that were designed by a dear blogger friend Sarah Jane. You must visit her lovely blog, siliconemoulds.blogspot.

Silicone moulds is an online store that sells silicone bakeware moulds for cakes, jellies, chocolate, soap and many other uses and is the only store, online or otherwise, that sells silicone word moulds.


The only decoration I did was a dusting of icing sugar over a piece of plastic grid to get the grid effect.



When you're happy and you know it clap your hands. Happy birthdays to our dearest N and R.

  
                             HApPy dAyS CaKe


The cake I made is one from my favourite cake 'chemist', Rose Levy Beranbaum. Her recipes have never failed me and this chocolate cake is as good as it gets. Fudgy, chocolaty and never too sweet.   

The recipe ~Rose Levy Beraabaum's

85 gm cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water3 large eggs (150 gm without shells)
vanilla extract
300 gm plain flour
434 gm light brown sugar
2 1/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt227 gm unsalted butter

Preheat oven to 170 C.

Grease and flour 2 9" round cake pans.


Whisk cocoa and boiling water until smooth. Cool to room temperature. 

In another bowl combine egg and 1/4 of the cocoa mixture.


In another bowl combine dry ingredients and mix on low for 30 seconds. Add butter and remaining cocoa mixture. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 1/2 minutes. Add egg/cocoa mixture in 3 batches and beat for 30 seconds each time. 


Pour into pans and bake for 20-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

For these moulds I had only to make one recipe of this cake and pour the batter slightly more than half way up the sides of the moulds. When baked leave to cool completely in the moulds before turning out. 


Tips ~ Before turning the cakes out pull the sides of the mould away from the sides of the cakes, gently, to loosen them up. The cakes will then literally fall out of the moulds when you turn it out. 


Turn the cakes the right side up and slice off the mounds to level the cake and then turn them over again so that the bottoms are facing upwards and are displayed as the top of the cakes. Decorate as you desire.

If you're using silicone moulds do go to my CAKE post for further tips on using silicone moulds.






23 comments:

busygran said...

I so love the cake moulds. I am so tempted to buy. Don't know if they have any available in Singapore otherwise I'll have to buy online.

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I love Rose's recipe too, but her butter cakes uses too much baking powder.

I've tried a few recipes from her latest book and they are all great, except for 1.

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Ah, Zurin, now I see what you mean by being busy with cake baking... Is this like making '9' cakes? The molds look quite big...

zurin said...

Shirley,
This recipe is more than enough for the two sets of word moulds. The moulds look big in the foto but they are not really.

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

Wow Zurin - I'm sure your boys liked this. The cake looks awesome with the lines showing through the dusting of icing sugar.

Thanks for using our new moulds. They are awesome good fun.

I intend making a HAPPY BIRTHDAY cake for a friend this week using them too :-)

Anonymous said...

waahh mummy now brochure pulak get you to give giveaway .....lol....ohh nik and rab ke ..i was wondering siapa la punye birthday

juli (ihh so malas to login LOL)

Jess @ Bakericious said...

the cakes are pretty, so many alpha, is the cake big?

Lissie said...

These look phenomenal!! You've inspired a whole new way of thinking in me. Thank you!

Angie's Recipes said...

The cake moulds are really practical and these 'letter" cakes look so pretty!

zurin said...

Jess, each leter is abotu 4/1/2 inches in length and about 1 1/2 inches in height. Not really big.:)

Eileen said...

Cool idea with the letter cakes Zurin. As usual, thanks for sharing!

Chow and Chatter said...

your cake molds are so much fun great giveaway thanks for the kind comment on my blog lol Rebecca

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

This is too cute! Great looking cakes.

wenn said...

so creative!

Anncoo said...

WOW Zurin, I love the cake mold too! Can I buy this on line?
I having a giveaway too, please visit my site.

Anncoo said...

hahaa...sorry Zurin, I know where to get the molds now...didn't read your post probably.

Sophie said...

Happy days indeed,..chocolatey ones all the way!!


MMMMMMMM,..I also love Rose L. cakes & recipes!

Chisum's Crew said...

1. I would love to have the flat brochure to actually use a flyers for our Undy 5000-Dallas team, Chisum Crew. We're running to raise awareness and money for a cure for colon cancer in our father's honor.

2. Love the cake molds! How fun it would be to do one with our team name on race day!

3. Thanks for a great cake recipe. Sounds delish!

trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

i would like to win
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I love the simple and cool decoration you did! The grid idea is so awesome, your picture looks like a birthday card. Cute mold & cute idea. theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

lknott said...

The Brochure Publishing would be a boost for my fledging home business. I try on my computer but it would be something to have professionally done!!!


lknott@partnercom.net

~*~lilshuga2001~*~ said...

thanks 4 the chance...would love to win!

Daniel said...

Thank you so much for sharing it.
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