On Saturday I turned 40, the big four O! That age doesn't bother me that much as I think I'll start to freak out in 10 years. I'm quite a happy four-tier and as my friend told me, so well preserved. I think nowadays we are all very well preserved. If I look back to when my parents were forty, I thought of them as very old people. Dressed in stuffy old fashioned clothing, with dull grey hairstyles. I must say that my mother at 75 looks rather hip and healthy these days. She shops at COS and H&M, she eats well, she's up to date on most current affairs and she also looks very well preserved for her age.
We are all going to live forever - I guess eventually.
To celebrate I made a many-coloured-cake. Because I like my colours and will embrace them throughout my forties.
The Cake Recipe
For 2 cakes in a 18 cm cake tin (do this twice to make four cakes)
- 225 gr unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 225 gr golden caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 225 self-raising flour
- 4 different food colouring colours
Preheat your oven to 180°C
Mix the butter and sugar with a mixer in a bowl or use a KitchenAid until smooth.
Add the eggs one by one.
Add the vanilla extract and baking powder.
Add the self-raising flour and mix until the batter is smooth.
Divide the batter over two separate bowls and add a different colour to each bowl. Mix it very well until the colour is dissolved.
Pour the batter in two 18 cm cake tins and place in the oven for 20-25 min.
Let the cakes cool down and make your other 2 cakes to get a total of four.
The Frosting Recipe
- 230 gr unsalted butter
- 1 kg confectioners sugar
- 120 ml milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all the ingredients at once until super smooth.
Pasta a layer of frosting between each cake and when all cakes are piled up, paste the rest of the frosting on the outside of the cakes. Sprinkle some disco-dip on the top for an extra festive touch.
Happy Monday lovely people. In 2 weeks it's Christmas!!!