Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Blueberry Cake

I would like to think that I am wiser with the another year added on but upon reflection, I still have my "off" days. Father JP said in his weekend sermon that teenage is the time when one seeks "identity" and in middle age, one seeks "purpose". While I have come to terms with my purpose recently, living it can be somewhat challenging on certain days. Those are my off days and I am happy that with God's grace, I am able to deal with it.

Enough about be philosophical. I did not intend to bake my own cake, no sir! But while complimenting Rei on her achievement, I told her that I am still trying to find a workable sponge cake recipe. She encouraged me to try out the sponge cake recipe on her blog (belongs to her sister, S). She suggested that I use the egg separation method where there is less likelihood of deflating the eggs.

So the idea came to mind, why not use the cake as base for my own cake? Besides, I have fresh blueberries and canned ones too. I have some problems trying the separate the eggs as 2 of the yolks broke! I had wasted 2 egg whites in the process. Other than that, the recipe is fairly easy to follow.

I must look for more ideas and practice when it comes to decoration, as well as improving my photographing skills. That sure are lots to work with ... With technology, namely Facebook, I had received more wishes than the past. I want to thank all my friends who sent wishes since I am not into writing on FB walls, neither am I "active" there.

7 comments:

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Yuri,
Happy Birthday to you! You've baked yourself a great birthday cake! All snapped up? Hope you have more good & healthy years to go! :))

Kitchen Corner said...

Happy Birthday to you! May the God bless you healthy and joyful everyday! You've got wonderful birthday cake!

Rei said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes!

Yuri said...

Thank you for your kind wishes. I cheated with the cake, it's the angle of the photo and the effects which made it looked good. :P

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Yuri, Happy Birthday! You have made a very beautiful cake! Great job!

Yuri said...

Thanks HHB, erm, used camera angle and effects to camouflage shortcomings...

Shelly said...

excellent blog and tons of recipes and ideas to sink my teeth into!