This cake is made especially for Adrian, my ex housemate. He comes from the same hometown in Indonesia. Everytime he goes back or comes back, I always ask a favour from him. He likes Black Forest cake. So I decide to make it for him.
The recipe is taken from Women's Weekly Book. I am curious to try. It's quite nice. Light & not chocolaty.
Lapis Surabaya is a famous Indonesian cake. It consists of 3 layers of cakes : Vanilla, chocolate & vanilla cake. The texture of this cake is very soft, since it uses many eggs (1 layer of a 10" cake uses 10 eggs!!! So 3 layers use 30 eggs! Ewww....)
Benny's cousin, Irene, orders this wedding cake with special cake stand. I love the roses. They are all handmade & my husband helps me to make them!
Each cake uses 19 roses. We spend weeks to make them.
The top tier comes with simple heart with 2 butterflies.
I love the butterflies. They are gorgeous!!
The middle tier with "Regina" word.
The bottom tier cake with "Benny" word.
The cakes are Lapis Surabaya cakes. I make them 3 days before the due date. It takes me almost one full day to decorate the cakes. Especially the bottom cake, which has plenty patches (psst....secret :D )
It's all worth it, though, at the end of the day. I was a bit dissapointed when it's done. Due to the cake texture, the fondant doesn't cover very well actually. Yet the client & the guests are very satisfied with the look & especially the taste!
I'm a married woman that love baking. This webpage contains my baking collection, which is updated from time to time. I do home business, making all sorts of cakes, cupcakes & cookies and Indonesian food too.