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Chinese Style Birthday Cakes

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Guest cherryonken

so light!
Do any of you have it for your birthday cake? They're just so yummy because its not too sweet and light to eat. I love the adorable designs you can choose too! But my favourite is of course the fruity decorations with fresh strawberries/lychees/tangerines - just thinking about it yum yum yum! I don't know about the US but its pretty pricey where I am in the UK - its cosy though you go to the Chinese bakery and order it to be specially made for family/friend etc.

You know the ones with the light sponge, cream and fruit. There's something about the way its made that makes it possible to eat a big slice without feeling ill. In fact I'm craving it right now because they sell a simpler version in the form of a roll at the Chinese bakery.

Some asked why specifically Chinese~style cakes as opposed to Western sold ones - I find the latter too rich, no doubt I love my chocolate but it's too much;

A Western Style Chocolate Cake:

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I also dislike ones with thick fondant icing as cute as some of the designs are:

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Examples of Chinese birthday cakes:

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EDIT;

credits to wishiwsh for posting the following recipe:

CHINESE SPONGE CAKE

(Gai Don Go)

1 1/2 c. cake flour, sifted

9 eggs, separated

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 c. sugar

1/2 c. water

1/4 c. oil

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg whites until slightly foamy. Add 1/2 teaspoon cream of

tartar. Beat again till stiff. Sift together flour, baking powder

and sugar. Add to egg yolks; add water, oil and vanilla and beat

until creamy. Pour the mixture over egg whites gently and fold

until well-blended.

If using a 9 x 13 pan, bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

If using a tube pan, bake 35-40 minutes, inverting tube pan upside

down while cooling.

Serve with fruit topping and whipped cream.

Got it from http://www.recipecottage.com/asian/sponge-cake04.html

Anyone who tries out the recipe ~ let me know how it tastes! Ditto if I get round to it >_<

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Guest xsilentangel

i thought it was simply light sponge cake, with cream and fruit between two layers of it, and the outside covered in frosting and fruit o_O

but i'm not sure.. i do eat it every year like 3 times for my whole life though O_O

now i'm hungry :o

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Guest i'm lagging yo

i like the cake with taro in between and fruit on top with no cream. oh yes

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Guest DUMBBUTTxP

I love those cakes! Whenever I eat it, I always try to get my hands on the lychee&strawberries first. I love the cake with durian inside. :) Yum~

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Guest 5imply_5wt

i think it's just sponge cake with cream and fruits lol i think you use whipped cream.. taste better ^^

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Guest tre

i love these....its not too sweet like other cakes and the fruits..yum

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Guest ilikepho

it is okay hmm no, pretty good actually

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Guest cherryonken

^ Lol make up your mind!

Anyhoo - some pictures which don't show THAT much justice to how truly great these cakes are O_O apart from my one hehe, sorry I can't get over them:

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and here was my 2006 cake!

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wowowowowoowwowo.

Some are pretty pricey - that was about $80 (working out the US equivalent here hehe) and I heard some can top about $200!!

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Guest avetsada

^^ I love that cake, too.

[so how can I lose my weight then lol]

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Guest chocolate//

ugh i have to eat them at least once every year

i really dislike them.

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Guest THiS ONE LOSER

I loveeeeeee those! Seriously, especially the fruit. :] My mom always buys it at the local Chinese bakery when a birthday comes by. And it's not too sweet.

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Guest w1f3_0f_x14h_junsu

i <33333333333333 those cakes!!!!!!!!!!!

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Guest chibi_chibi

I love those cakes! Whenever I eat it, I always try to get my hands on the lychee&strawberries first. I love the cake with durian inside. :) Yum~

Haha!! My fave!! Durian inside the cakes are the best!!! But fruits and taro and other types are also delicious!!! *rubs tummy* All in all Chinese cakes = the best IMO.

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Guest SophiaSan

i love fruit cakes!

ahaha i always get them for my bday

HAHAHAH!!

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Guest kayla.

Omgah they're the best. Now I really want some. I had some like a month ago mmmmm.

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Guest TrainDriver

my sister's friend owns a chinese cake shop where i live. i love how its really light as well, a nice change from the usual heavy cakes that u get.

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Guest jenniie_

i love the ones with the durian cream inside! mmmm....

but then sometimes i reckon they put too much cream on the top =/

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Guest xCookies

I live in the U.K and mostly get them from China Town or See WOo.

There yummie, but If i eat too much it makes me sick.

Also agreed with above, sometimes there is too much cream.

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