Sunday, August 9, 2015

coffee and cream ruffle cake


For my best friend Sue's birthday this past March, I wanted to make her a cake flavor that she hadn't tried yet. In the past, I've made her Hello Kitty ice cream cake, Boston cream pie cake, triple chocolate mousse cake, Hello Kitty chocolate mousse cake, and a piped petals chocolate mousse layer cake (for her baby shower). This time I decided to go with something lighter, so I went with a light and fluffy coffee chiffon cake!


After baking four 6-inch layers of coffee chiffon cake, I filled it with freshly whipped cream which I flavored with a paste made of espresso powder and hot water. Then also covered the tops and sides of my cake, and smoothed it out with an offset spatula.



For the decoration, I wanted something girly and frilly, so I chose to pipe continuous swirls of ruffles, as I did with my recent green tea ruffle cake and pink velvet ruffle cake.


I think this is definitely my current favorite way to decorate a cake!



The cake ended up being soft and moist, and reminded both of us of a mocha cake that my mom used to buy for me every year on my birthday, ever since junior high. (Too bad that bakery is no longer around, or else I would gladly continue that tradition!)


To one of the most fun and thoughtful people that I know, Happy Birthday, Sue!

19 comments:

  1. This cake is gorgeous!! I really need to work on my cake making skills :)

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    1. thank you @Cathleen ! :) the ruffles are actually super easy to pipe, hope you try it soon!

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  2. What tip did you use? I am in love with your piping!

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    1. thanks @Tiffany! i used a wilton #104 petal tip!

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  3. Hai, can u share your whipped cream recipe? My whipped cream have fast melting problem, looking for a stabilized whipped cream recipe.

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    1. sure @Thea Ong - just send me your email address!

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  4. This one too - if you have time :D Please & Thank you!
    ieatboba@gmailcom

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  5. Please send recipe for cake and frosting here too please!! tarannumf23@yahoo.com

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  6. Hello, can you share the cake & frosting recipe please?

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    1. @jkf - sure, just send me your email address and i'll email it to you!

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    2. Hi can you share me your cake and frosting recipe it is so cute i love your cake by the way this is my email add sweetshealday@gmail.com thank you so much

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    3. Hi can you share me your cake and frosting recipe it is so cute i love your cake by the way this is my email add sweetshealday@gmail.com thank you so much

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    4. Hi can you share me your cake and frosting recipe it is so cute i love your cake by the way this is my email add sweetshealday@gmail.com thank you so much

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    5. Hi Michele, my email is jacyfarris@gmail.com. I would love to make this for my niece's birthday next month. She loves coffee. :)

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  7. It looks gorgeous... can I have the recipe of cake and frosting?

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