Sunday, October 30, 2011

Flower decorated cake



3/4 cup margarine or butter *
1 cup sugar vanilla flavoured *
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk

Beat margarine or butter with sugar until smooth. Then add eggs one at a time and beat well.
Mix the flour with baking powder separately and add it to the mixture, alternating with the milk.
Pour the cake mixture into a buttered lined 8" pan.
Bake at 350F in a preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the cake from the pan and leave it to cool.

* I use margarine often as it is cheaper, if you use butter for healthy reasons then it is the same amount. If the butter is salted don't add salt, if it is unsalted add 1/4 tsp salt.

* I use sugar that is infused with vanilla; by leaving vanilla beans inside a jar of sugar; over time it will have a perfume of vanilla.
I do not use vanilla essence, if you are using regular sugar add 1 tsp vanilla essence.

The recipe for the cake is from a friend; it is easy and delicious to make. I made 2 cakes in a 10" pan and layered it as I wanted some height.
The flowers are made with royal icing. I used buttercream icing to cover and decorate the border of the cake.
This cake goes to bakefest.

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102 comments:

  1. You've done a wonderful job!! I don't have the guts to decorate with buttercream, seems so complicated!

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  2. Delicious frosting with cute flowers..yummy!!

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  3. These are beautiful. I used to practice roses at a Bakery I used to work at...mine never were great.

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  4. It looks so beautifully crafted Akheela. It is a labor of love. Anyone looking may sense that immediately. Well done. Seasons greetings my dear. Eid al Adha. Hugs.

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  5. Lovely cake. I'm yet to learn basket weave design on cakes. Your roses look great too.

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  6. How pretty! And I like the use of margarine. I rarely get a chance to use it.

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  7. You have outdone yourself with the decorations!....And not a bad tasting either LOl!

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  8. What a beautiful cake!!!! It takes talent to make a cake look like it comes from a bakery:D

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  9. That looks beautiful - and absolutely scrumptious! You are so talented!

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  10. This is truly a lovely cake. I am always so impressed when people can make such beautiful creations.

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  11. Luvd those flowers, I'm sure lot of effort. greatly done...

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  12. What a pretty cake! I love butter icing.

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  13. Akheela, wow your royal icing roses are so beautiful. yum yum I love your cake. Have a nice day.

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  14. Delicious looking cake and the decoration is wonderful.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. lovely cake.....beautifully decorated....

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  16. What an absolutely beautiful cake!!! Your decorating skills are fantastic. :)

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  17. Oh my that looks so good and pretty too...

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  18. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very tempting clicks ....

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  19. WOW! Looks so pretty!! I would love to have this pretty cake for my birthday :D

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  20. Cake looks yummy... liked your frosting very much..the roses look fabulous... thanks for sharing this recipe...

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  21. Beautiful and perfect dear...

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  22. the cake looks great! envy your decorating skills

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  23. Looks great...love how you decorated the cake!

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  24. Wow .. looks incredible. I have never attempted at cake decorating :) ..

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  25. very nicely done...superb looking cake

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  26. A beautiful and delicious looking cake! Perfect for a birthday! Great job!

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  27. Lovely dressup to the cakes, soft, moist n fluff- great stuff Akheela! Nice recipe.

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  28. Delicious looking cake...very nicely decorated

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  29. Cake looks superdelicious and so inviting..

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  30. Oh, this looks like the cake I would die for! So colourful and looks yummy with the healthy margarine!

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  31. Wow looks so perfectly done..yummy looking too

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  32. What a superb looking cake!! and u have defintiely done a perfect job! congrats!! i wish i knew how to od such things... need to learn from u :)... greta going dear :)

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  33. Cake sounds really very simple, but the decoration is so cute..

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  34. lovely cake and grt presentation dear..

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  35. So pretty and yummy cake,nice preparation too.

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  36. Wow looks yummy and delicious .... Very tempting clicks ....

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  37. Wow..you have done the basket deco sooo nicely!!
    Very inviting!

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  38. Great job dear,lovely and delicious cake..

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  39. very beautiful and perfectly decorated !! looks very gogerous !!

    Ongoing Event - Festive Food

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  40. You did such a great job with this cake! It looks stunning =)

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  41. As the trees lose leaves and my world loses color - this is so enticing. Bringing the lushness of the world into the home to share. Your roses are exquisite.

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  42. Wonderful effort. Simply superb.

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  43. Beautiful and well decorated cake, well done..

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  44. Superb! Amazing! Fabulous! Astonishing! Fantastic! I love it.

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  45. That's so pretty! Nice work of making those flowers.

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  46. lovely butter cake, looks so perfect n yummy..

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  47. Flowers looks soooo cute....i luv the basket weaving design...

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  48. cake looks lovely and absolutely delicious !!!

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  49. So pro n beautiful! Great work as always!
    USMasala

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  50. This cake is looking superb.... ! Loved ur last post too. Happy Halloween, hope enjoying it in full spirit !

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  51. Really superb. Looks beautiful and nice colour combo.

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  52. Lovely cake..cute and pretty flower decoration..

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  53. Lovely cake and very easy indeed!Thanks for coming over and writing in:)Always a pleasure to see you!

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  54. i love buttercake, your cake look beautiful and well done.

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  55. Looks delicious and beautiful. Easy to make too...

    Thanks for sharing! Happy EID to you and the family!

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  56. wow...what a presentation! its like a basket full of flowers :) one word...prettttyy!! and im sure deliucious too!

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  57. Wow...è stupenda,bravissimo!!!!:-))
    Bacio*

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  58. Love the basket cake... :-) drooling here...

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  59. That is so beautiful. That basket is unbelievably real!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy to follow you too. Like all the colors over here. :)

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  60. Your decoration is just stunning!! I'm so jealous of your piping skills.
    Ps: I read some very disturbing stuff about margarine and even though I’m not sure if it’s all true I switched to real butter, just in case.

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  61. the cake is wonderful I love the idea of mesh work in the border giving it a basket shape. loved it yummy and droolworthy

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  62. Truly, it is like a garden of flowers - love the "fencing" around the cake.

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  63. I love that weaved basket icing....

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  64. Thanks for stopping my space n nice knowing you...
    Very soft n cute flowers simply irresistible....n g8 job!!

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  65. Thats a stunning butter cake!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  66. gorgeous, regards susan of Chacko's Kitchen

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  67. Looks great, but I was use real butter in the cake instead of margarine. Better flavour and better for your health.

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  68. Ohh my dear..that looks so pretty and perfect....I really feel like grabbing that cake from the screen...

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  69. Stunning! I never knew you were such a talented cake decorator! Just lovely~

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  70. Simply gorgeous...feel like taking a bite.

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  71. Very creative and beautiful flowers to complete the cake.

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  72. you've decorated this cake so daintily, i might not be able to slice them hihi, but im sure it's moist and oh so soft.
    have a great week!
    malou

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  73. machallah what a beautiful cake !!! Eid moubarek!

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  74. oooooooohhhhhhhhhh, es impresionante, me encanta! Besos!

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  75. mmm... lovely and yummy cake dear. The fowers look very cute. Great job.

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  76. Very beautifully done, looks fantastic.

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  77. This is amazing, very well! such a Creative Cake :)
    Eid Mubarak Dearest!

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  78. Very beautiful cake. Looks delicious, Eid Mubarak.

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  79. Gorgeous! Love the basket weave detailing :)

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  80. Wahhhh so pretty! Until today I didn't notice this post. I'm sorry for my late comment but I have to say I'm really impressed by this beautiful cake!

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