Thursday, August 20, 2009

Spending Quality Time with my Daughter on a Saturday Afternoon – UFO Chocolate Cake?

Last Saturday, I went out early in the morning to attend a talk on Investment Software. Normally I would go out later in the afternoon to see my clients but since I could not get any appointments, I went home after the talk. By the time I reached home, I found that my daughter has already finished doing her homework and was loitering around the house looking for things to do! She was delighted when I told her that she can bake a cake together with me. She was even more excited when I told her that we were going to bake a chocolate cake. Instead of using a round flat mold for the cake, we used a metal bowl. Actually I was trying to make a UFO shaped chocolate cake but unfortunately, the bottom layer diameter was too small and the shape turns out to be a dome instead of a UFO. We spread some chocolate cream icing and chocolate flakes on the cake. To add a little more effect, we sprinkled a little icing sugar on it and then decorated the top with a bright red cherry. It was a good quality time spent with my daughter and she will remember this moment for the rest of her life! We then shared some of the cake with our nice neighbor. Here is the end result! The 'UFO' Chocolate cake......................................and shaving the chocolate bar to make flakes
For chocolate cake recipe you can check out my post, Peteformation Chocolate Cake Recipe

17 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Pete, any idea when your neighbour is moving out? :)

Pete said...

Claire : Ha ha, sorry lar, my neighbour just moved in not long ago and my whole neighbourhood houses already filled up already.....want to move to KL? LOL!

wenn said...

wow, u can bake such nice cake..

Pete said...

wenn : Actually simply hentam when applying the chocolate cream. The flakes made it looks nicer and the icing sugar made it looks expensive! LOL!

CheaHS@n said...

ET must have given you the 'inspirasi' for baking an UFO cake!

Pete said...

Bro Cheah : Maybe I got abducted that morning! ha ha ha! LOL

xin said...

wowowo. so amazing the cake!!! if my dad ever bakes me a cake, i might faint on the spot. but i remmeber all the good times when my dad took me on motorbike on rides, and telling me stories about the moon :) those are the moments that i will always remember and treasure

Pete said...

Xin : The time spent together with loved ones specially when we were young is something that we will treasure forever. With life moving at a fast pace, many parents are caught up in the rat race so they rarely spend time with thier children. Kids enjoy bike rides very much, you have a great daddy!

ladyviral said...

Nice cake! Eventhought the UFO didn't turn out... but looks like a christmas pudding to me hehe..

Spending time with daddy is always a great day to remember. Even when I spend half day wit my mother, I enjoyed myself. I was so happy to be able to go around with her.

Pete said...

ladyviral : Ha ha, Christmas pudding....ah that gave me an idea for Christmas! Actually I wanted to add UFO light to it but then....it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to! he he he!

foongpc said...

Oh, an UFO cake gone wrong? The dome shaped cake still looks nice though! I love choc cakes in whatever shape!! : )

Pete said...

Foongpc : Luckily it turned out ok!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

So touched ! What a way to bond with your kids...unfortunately I'm no good at baking and if I get my girl to join in to bake , she'll go like this " Are u sure or not , what if your cake cannot be eaten ?? ".... sigh !!!

Ayie said...

That's a good bonding time, i would love that too. Dad doesn't bake so I just join him whenever he makes some of his specialty dishes. I miss them =( and our foods there =P

Panda Q said...

Nice cake. It's wonderful to hear a father spending time baking cake with his daughter. So sweet.....

Panda Q said...

Nice cake. It's wonderful to hear a father spending time baking cake with his daughter. So sweet.....

Pete said...

Afulltimehousefly : He he he, this is the same thing my kids told me when I want to bake a cake last time! LOL!

Ayie: I think the time spent together is wonderful!

Panda Q : Time is moving fast, before we know it the kid are all grown ups....then we might miss spending quality time with out kids. So better do it now! Thks for dropping by my blog.

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