My hubby and little girl's birthdays falls on one day after another, so we always celebrate their birthdays together. My preference is to have a simple birthday party at home, where we invite our family members for the celebration.
This year, our birthday party menu includes fried mee siam, baked Thai chicken wings (recipe adapted from Wokking Mum), potato pie, lemongrass drink, lontong (ordered from Malay stall), assorted macarons and of course, the birthday cake!
|Tangy Thai Chicken Wings|
For desserts, I prepared macarons with assorted fillings.
|Assorted macarons: Lemon, mixed berries and green tea|
Back to the birthday cake. It is a 10" mango mousse cake, with 3 layer of sponge, 3 layers of mango mousse and finally topped with mango jelly.
Share with you a baking tip which I find very useful. I learnt this during my baking class. If your cake ring is not tall enough for your cake, you can push up the ring a little (after the cake has set), so that you can add another 1 or 2 inches to the cake height. For this mango mousse cake, after I prepared the sponge/mousse layers and set the cake, I loosened the cake ring and push up the ring by another inch. This allows me to create the top jelly layer. To ensure the cake ring does not slide down, I secured with toothpicks around the cake as shown in the picture below. From this picture, you can see this is really a very tall mango mousse cake.