Congratulations to Germany!!

I’ve got surprised when I checked the World Cup game result… 7 against 1 at the semi-final?! That’s incredible!!

Congratulations to those who are with German team 🙂

I was invited to my friend’s birthday party, so I made a birthday cake today 😀 Can you guess where they are from… ? 😀

Germany flag cake

 

It’s a German national flag cake ♡ I didn’t think that I would make a national flag cake within a week after I made the first one last Friday!! I think I really enjoy making it, so I’d like to make more countries’ national flag cakes!!

Choosing fruits is also fun 🙂 This time, I used blackberries for the black part, raspberries for the red part and peaches as well as mangos for the yellow part!! They were really refreshing and they matched well with the cheese cake!! 😀

I wanted to make birthday message cookies, so I looked for a chocolate pen at a supermarket, but they didn’t have what I was looking for… so, I decided to make a pen by myself. This is how I did.

 

[1] Prepare some chocolates you like. Cut them small so that they will melt easily.

Chocolates

 

[2] Pour warm water in a bowl and put another bowl onto the water bowl. Put chocolates in the upper bowl. Stir with a spatula until the chocolates fully melt. Make sure you won’t put any water in the chocolate bowl.

Melt chocolates

 

[3] Roll a parchment paper, making a tiny hole in the end and seal the side with a tape. Pour melted chocolate inside the pen, and use it as a pen! 🙂

Wrap a paper

 

[4] The message cookies are done 😀 I draw some soccer balls as well 🙂 ♡

Write what you want to write

 

[5] Place those cookies on the cake as you like 🙂

Decorate on the cake

 

I didn’t want to to put a plastic wrap directly on the cake so that the chocolates would probably stick to the wrap while I drove to my friend’s house. So a little trick here. Use a toothpick 🙂 Just put some toothpicks on the cake and then, wrap the cake with the plastic wrap 🙂

Use toothpicks

 

This will keep the cake nice!! Please try it 🙂

Ready for the delivery

 

There were many German people at my friend’s party, so I was so glad that I made the German flag cake. Oh, those people were really happy people and so nice !! I’m happy to be there 😀

Again, happy birthday my friend from Germany and congratulations for the soccer game today!!! Fingers crossed for the final game!!

A birthday cake for America

I was invited to my friend’s house for BBQ on Fourth of July and I wanted to prepare something very nice to celebrate the day!! And I made this… TA-DA!!!

July 4th cake

A birthday cake for the United States!!! By the way, how old is this country?? It won independence from Grate Britain in 1776, so America is 238 years old now.

 

It’s an unbaked cheesecake because it won’t be too heavy after the BBQ and also refreshing with lots of fruits on top! The unbaked cheesecake is normally made from cream cheese, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin. This time, I added some lemon juice and also sour cream, so that it would be a little bit tart. The cake got harder after keeping it in the fridge overnight with the power of the gelatin.

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In the morning of the Independence Day, I did all the decoration on the cake. Do you know how many stars and stripes the American flag has on it? The answer is… please count the number of the blueberries I put on the cake and the number of red and white lines I made on the cake!!! 😀 I faithfully imitated the flag 🙂

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I like the picture taken from this angle… 🙂

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The fruits are set now. But the decoration is not quite done yet. Since I just put the fruits on the cake, they might move when I carry to my friend’s house. So, I poured a sauce made from white wine, sugar, lemon juice and gelatin powder on top.

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As you probably guessed it, I had to keep it in the fridge for an extra few hours for the sauce to be harder until it’s actually turned out to be a jelly. This is finally done!!! Now the fruits won’t move while I’m carrying it, and also the cake has additional refreshing tastes 🙂 I like this cake♪♪

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My friends prepared nice BBQ for us and we had nice time there ♡ Then, we enjoyed this cake after eating lots of meat 🙂

At night, I walked to the park in my neighborhood to watch the fireworks!! It was really nice although I couldn’t take nice pictures… I found that the fireworks we could watch in Japan is probably much bigger than what we watched here. If you have a chance to visit Japan, please watch the beautiful fireworks!!! Anyway, watching the beautiful fireworks without thinking anything was really nice thing to do.

Fireworks

Thanks to my friends, I am happy with my first Fourth of July experience 🙂

Happy birthday, America ♡

A taste of heaven…♡

I’ve been in love with cakes as almost all of the other girls are. My favorites are especially cheese cakes, chocolate cakes and fruits tarts. Since I had my husband’s birthday party recently, I made a cake for his birthday.

These days, it’s getting hot, so I thought something not too sweet would be good. Also, I wanted to make something looked nice. Then, I made this: A rare cheese cake. I didn’t bake the cheese part, and I just harden it with gelatin. So, it’s actually very simple but a bit time consuming. On the top, I put jelly made of white wine, sugar and lemon juice. Overall, this cake tastes super great!! It’s like a taste of heaven!! A sweetness and sourness get along really well here 😀

Rare Cheese Cake with Berries

I brought those little cakes to one of my friends’ house to share and we had the bigger whole cake at home. With a nice cup of tea…♡ Hmmm, I believe in heaven… 😉

Tea Time

My husband even said it was the best cake I’d ever made…!! Also, it’s even better than some cakes served at cafes!! He might have been just being nice to me, but I am still happy with what he said. I was happy that I could do something to make him happy on his birthday 🙂