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17th birthday cake

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Shiao-Ping

17th birthday cake

My daughter will be away for her 17th birthday at the end of this month.  She and four other Year-12 students are representing Australia in an International Young Physicists Tournament in China and are leaving this Saturday.  My husband had asked if I wanted to go along and help with the language translation.  I said No because I think the kids can do with a bit of freedom (and excitement) in a foreign country.  And, sure enough, because the mummy doesn't want to go, the daddy had conveniently engineered a business trip to be up there at the same time - the daddy and the daughter are leaving together on the same flight.

The mummy is not unhappy with all that.  She made an Orange Infused Sponge Cake with Coconut & Orange Cream Icing for the daughter's 17th birthday in advance.  The cake was decorated with orange roses, the petals of which were lightly coated with egg white before icing sugar was dusted.  The birthday was celebrated two weeks ahead of time. 

Here is the birthday cake:

 

               

                Orange Infused Sponge Cake with Coconut & Orange Cream Icing

 

                                                     

 

Shiao-Ping

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SylviaH

Beautiful 17th Birthday Cake, Shiao-Ping!  My granddaughter also turned 17 this year ! 

Sylvia

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dstroy

That is a beautiful cake!

AND it also looks absolutely delicious!

 

man, this site is terrible for my diet, haha!

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ques2008

looks picture perfect, shao-ping.  I envy you for being so clever and artistic.

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jleung

Such a pretty cake! The combination of orange and coconut sounds wonderful, and the rose petals are a nice touch too. Like you, there's no doubt I would be able to eat a quarter of that cake [at least] by myself in one sitting! Mmmm

- Jackie

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Paddyscake

to your daughter and good luck in her tournament! And now, I would love to sample a slice of that beautiful cake!! YUM!

Betty

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Shiao-Ping

I will convey your birthday wishes to my daughter.  Thank you.  She is a lucky girl.

Shiao-Ping

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Paddyscake

A belated Happy Birthday to your daughter! Miss hearing your baking adventures.

Best wishes,

Betty

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Shiao-Ping

Betty, I have passed on your birthday wishes to my daughter Jessica. Yes, another year has gone by and she is now 18, the legal drinking age! Life is marching on.

Thank you. Shiao-Ping