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April 12, 2012

My Birthday Ombré Cake



I'm not going to deny it - I've always loved having [and celebrating my] birthday since I was a little kid. The anticipation of receiving congratulations, the heartfelt wishes of those who care about me, the thrill of the gifts, the magic of the unexpected birthday cake, the joy of seeing those who are dearest to me together, all this makes my heart rate speed and gives me butterflies in my stomach until nowadays. Today it's my 39th birthday and for those who feel disencouraged for not baking believe me that it's possible, even for hopeless cases, like I was. This is the first time in my life that I'm baking my own birthday cake, either someone baked them for me or bought them. And I'm glad I did it, because even if it doesn't turn out as I hoped it to be, there is nothing more rewarding than the childish satisfaction of feeling a little brat again! ;)



Ingredients:
  • 3 tea cups flour
  • 2 tea cups sugar
  • 1 soup spoon yeast
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 tea cup milk room temperature
  • sour cream
  • powder sugar
  • fesh strawberries
  • fresh raspberries
  • vanilla flavour
  • food colouring in red
Pre-heat the oven 180ºC/ 4 gas

Blend the butter, the vanilla flavour and the sugar very well - it's extremely important to make a soft cake!Then add the eggs one by one and mix always in between for some seconds. Finally add the flour and the milk alternatively - a cup of flour and a bit of milk, mixing always in between, until the end. Then separate the dough [I had to bake this recipe two times to obtain four layers] into four different bowls and add the food colouring in small amounts until you create the colour you want. Put the dough in a cake mould lightly greased with butter and sprinkled with flour. Put it in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Filling and Cover:
  • sour cream with powder sugar and sliced fresh strawberries
  • sour cream mixed with powder sugar and fresh raspberries

















61 comments:

  1. Congrats! Many many years of happiness!
    Can't wait to see the cake!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  2. You're 39?! You don't even look like it! You look so young! About baking, that's what I always tell people by using my sister as an example - she was a hopeless case now she bakes a bunch of stuff with my niece and nephew. :)

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

    PS, I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested :)

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  3. Happy birthday, dear!!
    Kisses :)

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  4. Happy birthday!!! Congratulations !!!! Hope you have a lovely day you deserve it !!!!
    Many kisses from Barcelona !!!
    Don't forget my give away !!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  5. Happy Birthday!!! Congratulations!!! Hope you have a lovely day .. you deserve it !!!
    Don't forget my give away!!!
    Kisses from Barcelona !!!
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

    HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL TIME :)

    CAKE LOOKS GREAT :)

    http://kellinasthoughts.blogspot.com/

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  7. Congrats and i wish you a wonderful Happy Birthday !
    It looks absolutely delicious.
    xx

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  8. fabulous =) cute cake divider. Happy B'day cheers hugs!
    xoxo

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  9. I cannot wait for the photos:) I see raspberries I think YUM!

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  10. That cake looks delicious! Hope you have a lovely birthday!

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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  11. have a wonderful birthday.
    The cake looks lovely and had drooling all over my laptop.
    X

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  12. Happy Birthday!! I wish you a awesome day full of happiness and the things you want!!
    Big kiss

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  13. Love the cake! Happy birthday!

    XO,
    Caitlin
    www.douxrousse.com

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  14. Happy Birthday my Dear Friend :):*

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  15. happy bday, aida. hope you got everything you wished for. the cake looks fantastic.

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick

    ENTER MY GIVEAWAY HERE

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  16. Muitos Parabéns*

    http://at-home-ideas.blogspot.pt/

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  17. me la comería ahora mismo. que bien está decorada con las frambuesas!!!
    besos

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  18. Happy birthday to you! The cake looks so yummy and healthy (if a cake can be healthy, haha). You called it an ombre cake - does that mean it has ombre coloring (you now that gradient change from one color to another) inside? If yes, can you post pictures?

    xoxo Elisabeth

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  19. It looks so great! And I'm sure it tastes great too :)

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  20. Parabéns querida! Tem um dia feliz *

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  21. Feliz Aniversário, Aida!!! Tudo de bom para você! Tenha um dia muito feliz, doce e inesquecível! ;)
    Adorei o seu bolo! Ficou maravilhoso, muito lindo, muito mesmo! E aquelas framboesas frescas...hmmm, delícia! ;)
    Beijinho e abraço forte* =)

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  22. Antes de mais, muitos Parabéns com os votos de um dia muito feliz! :)

    O bolo tem um aspecto delicioso, vou ficar à espera da parte da receita :D

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  23. Happy Birthday to you, may all your dreams come true! The cake looks delicious!

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow the cake looks gorgeous! Btw I also love baking!
    Anyways be sure to check out my new post
    Xoxo

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  25. Happy Birthday!!!
    UUUmmmm the cake!!!

    Kisses
    Moi Coquette.

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  26. Antes de mais, Parabéns!:) e esse bolo...que lindooo! deve ser uma delícia!beijinhos

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  27. Happy Birthday!! What a beautiful cake!!

    http://iloveublank.blogspot.com/

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  28. I love these photos, you're so stylish!!

    http://tobchic.blogspot.com

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  29. Looks so tasty! I like your simple and unique way to decorate cakes. Bravo!
    Once again, Congrats and may happy moments in the future!
    http://violetcatstyle.blogspot.com/

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Same age as me. And the cake looks yum-o!! Want some...

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  31. looks very delicious!

    XXX,

    WMBG
    wiebkembg.blogspot.com

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  32. Happy B day ;) and cake loos yummy

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  33. Happy Bday doll and that cake sure looks yummy! Hope you had a great day ;)

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  34. Oh my god, I'm completely in love with that cake. It must be so tasty!!

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  35. Am I too late for a slice of that masterpiece?
    But surely I'm on time for your birthday wishes:
    KISSES,KISSES AND KISSES
    WITH MANY MORE HAPPY RETURNS!!!!!

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  36. That looks so delicious and these are such lovely pictures. :)

    ~Brit
    www.brittany-sims.com

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  37. That cake looks gorgeous, happy birthday! xox

    http://myobsessiondujour.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. gostei! (:

    ( www.pinkie-love-forever.blogspot.com )

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  39. ai que delicia!!! tu és incrivel... Muitos parabéns =)

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  40. Lindas as fotos, by the way, parabéns atrasados. Disseste que passavas no nosso cantinho e nunca + apareceste. Volta lá, és bem-vinda.

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  41. MMMMMMMMMM I'm hungry now!
    visit when you have the while? ♥ http://blogdaflavs.blogspot.com.br/

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  42. That looks fabulous! Belated birthday wishes! xx

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  43. Delicious!

    http://style-trigger.blogspot.com/

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  44. Your cake is gorgeous! Happy birthday to you. Hope it was a great day.

    Loulou

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  45. Little belated but sincere - Happy Birthday! I celebrated mine this week as well :)

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  46. Happy birthday!! :-)
    Wow, this cake is AMAZING!
    I feel so closed to you when I read your blog!
    It's gonna be my birthday in May and I always felt the same way: I love receiving birthday cards, presents, ...
    Your blog is adorable!

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  47. Respondi-te no meu blog mas tinha de vir aqui fazer o update ao comentário.
    Tal como eu ja tinha constatado, o bolo parece ser realmente delicioso e depois de ver essas cores, ainda mais vontade tenho de o "reproduzir". A minha única questão é...consegues mesmo arranjar o sour cream? Onde? **

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  48. omg this looks amazing!!! I want a slice! haha :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm following you back now!

    Amberly,
    www.asliceofglam.com

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  49. Thank you for your comment on my blog, I'm now following yours. The cake looks amazing, a belated happy birthday!

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  50. Thank you for your nice comment on my blog, it made my day! This cake looks great, I wish I had a bit of your baking skills. I also like your new mommy post with loads of cute pictures to dream away with. I'm excited about the rest of the posts you still have for all of us! x

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  51. Melhor aspecto era impossível :D

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  52. Happy birthday!! What amazing cake!!
    xoxo

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  53. Looks just great. Talking of birthday cake, you might like this Janet Evanovich quote Evanovich quote

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