Monday, March 16, 2009

Chocolate Mousse Cake


















Mom suggested baking a cake for the doctor who operated on dad. The doc painstakingly took the trouble and time to explain the surgical procedure to us repeatedly. Giving us the assurance to quell our anxieties. But what to bake for a doc who doesn't have a sweet tooth? I did ask what flavour he preferred. All I got was, 'Bake me whatever you are good at'. Seriously, I am still unsure of what cakes I am good at baking.

So after much deliberation, I conclude that chocolate would be the safest choice and few could resist the velvety texture of chocolate mousse. If in any case, the doc didn't like chocolate, doc's missus, daughter and female staff could finish off the cake. Ahah. I went to Sun Lik to get some Valrhona chocolates for the cake. I spotted some chocolate transfer sheet. I have always wanted to test it out so I thought this would be a good time for me to do so. Besides making the cake look polished, I could use it to hide the shortcomings.


















I used my chocolate chiffon recipe for the cake base. For the mousse, I turned to one of my favourite bloggers, Florence. I did not try out alot of her recipes but I do find her taste quite similar to mine (in terms of sweetness). Like E said, Florence's recipes are truly trusty ones. I would love to try out her 老婆饼 one of these days.


















Adapted from original recipe. Too lazy to type out recipe. Perhaps later.


















Thank you Doc. Ong, our heartfelt thanks with a home baked cake. Now, I have to plan to bake for another doc., as decreed by my mom.

12 comments:

Baking Fiend said...

wow! it's beautifully done.

hope yr dad's all well now.

edith said...

Swee swee leh. Good job.

Yuri said...

Wow Rei, looks really good, even better than some sold at cake shops! You've out-done yourself again!

~~吳大娘 - 吳懿恩, 吳懿倖和吳勇樂的母亲大人~~ said...

Hi

Just wondering do you accept cake orders?

Your chocolate mousse cake looks so nice and yummy..I wish to order one :)

Rei said...

Ida : Thanks! Yes, he is much better now.

E : Thank you!

Yuri : Arigato! Your comment boosted my confidence! :D

吴大娘 : Hi, yes, I do take orders. Please email me for details. Thanks!

ganache-ganache said...

I like the way you arranged the gooseberries, hardly see any fresh ones in KK, sigh...........

KWF said...

Rei, looks like store bought! Well done!

kat said...

Hello Rei! You are so humble. All your cakes look so beautiful! Much better than the cakes found in bakeries here (I stay in Abu Dhabi and some of the cakes sold in bakeries, incl hotels are horrendous!! No craftmanship at all!) I esp love the pink chiffon cake you baked for your mum - simple and elegant. :)

FAMILY FIRST said...

You are lucky you have a good doctor and the doctor is lucky to have a good "customer"!!!

Halimah said...

Hi Rei,

Cake looks perfect! Hope your dad is better now. Take care and continue baking :)

THE MAMA said...

Wow!! Definitely can sell liao!! Hope your dad is better.

Rei said...

Thanks all four your compliments and concern. Yes, my dad is better now.