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Birthday Cake

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello everybody,

Today is my little sister’s birthday.  I would like to make the best cake ever for her! Can you help me please? I’m looking for a good and easy receipt (I am not particularly talented at cooking). However, I will try to cook an original and savoury cake. I would like to make this birthday cake as beautiful as possible. My sister is allergic to food colouring ingredients, so I mustn’t use it to cook. How can I do? There were food colouring ingredients in all the cakes decorating techniques that I have found on the Internet…

Any ideas?

I'm open to any and all advice. 


Thank you! :)



post #2 of 6

How about a simple carrot cake with cream cheese frosting?

For decoration crush some cookies and pile the crumbs in your hand and while the icing is still wet apply them to the sides of the cake.


German chocolate with the yummy pecan and coconut cooked icing?


Of course you could do a white cake with white marshmallow icing (after icing cake make little waves or peaks on the top and brown either with a small torch which most people don't have or just stick it in the oven and use the broiler)


You mentioned she cannot have food dye but what about candy?

Either whole or crushed then added to the icing or sprinkled on top?


Ice cream cakes are so much fun and really easy.

Bake a pound cake recipe using an 8 inch round pan when done turn out onto the cooling rack then into the freezer when cooled (you can wrap in foil but this step is so short you can leave it bu** nekked.

Soften a quart of ice cream and pack into a plastic wrap lined pan of the same size (this can be done ahead)

When cake is cold and ice cream is refrozen remove them from freezer and either spread a thin layer of jam or use some of the icing for the filling then stack (ice cream on top).

Back to freezer, when the cake is stable (frozen solid) remove and ice with a simple butter and 10 powdered sugar icing (you need to move a bit quickly here lol)

Then back to freezer until about 10 min before serving time.


Anything look good?

Do you have a different idea?

Let me know and I will scrounge thru my recipes and post for you!




Welcome to Chef Talk @Milly Walter !!

post #3 of 6

I forgot to mention....

Yes all those beautiful cakes with the bright and/or pastel colors are quite impressive!

But IMO a yummy cake made with love will mean so much to your sister.....

Because YOU made it!!!



post #4 of 6

If she likes coconut, you can toast it and top your cake with that.


You can use a dab of strawberry or seedless red raspberry jam to make pink frosting. Maybe grape or seedless black raspberry for lavender. Be careful, though because too much will soften it too much. Have extra powdered sugar on hand to thicken it back up if you get carried away.


Whole berries or sliced strawberries can give color and be used to make pretty designs.


Chocolate leaves are really easy and look so impressive. I like to use them on black forest cake with a few fresh cherries.

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 


Thanks for yours tips.  I’m really impressed by yours excellent ideas! Finally, I made a “Petit-Beurre Cake” decorated with Chantilly cream and strawberries. It is easy to do and absolutely delicious.(It is a French receipt I think). My sister liked it! :)

I give you the receipt I used, let me know if you try it. 

·         450g petit- beurre biscuits

·         250g butter

·         80g cacao powder

·         200ml coffee

·         200ml milk

·         100g dark cholate


First of all, prepare a large plate and soften the butter into the microwave for 30sec. Do not let it melt, the butter has to be soft but not melted. Then mix coffee with milk and cacao powder. After, dip each biscuit into the coffee-milk (for just 2 seconds and no longer, otherwise the biscuits will go soggy) and put it on the plate. When have made one form with the biscuits, put some butter on it. On this first layer of biscuits, put another with another layer of butter. Make the number of layers as you want. When you have put your last layer, make a chocolate sauce with dark chocolate (melt it with bain-marie). Next, place the dark chocolate sauce on the cake. At the end, put the cake in the freezer for at least one hour. 

post #6 of 6

Whenever I was younger I'd always ask for Angel Food Cake. For my birthday there would that plus candles lit in it, and then lots of Whipped Cream! 

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