Monday, September 10, 2012

Mother Mary's Birthday

On September 8 we celebrated Mother Mary's birthday in our house. I made a 6 inch round apple carrot cake and decorated it with butter cream frosting. I started celebrating Mother Mary's birthday since 2008, by preparing a cake and cooking something special. Many Catholic churches hold a feast celebration on that day all over the world. After coming to USA, I came to know that many children celebrating this day at home by baking a cake with blue frosting and wearing blue dresses, as blue is Mother Mary's favorite color. On seeing those kids enthusiasm, I too got encouraged and we celebrate that feast day with great fervor. Here are some pictures from our celebration of Mother Mary's feast day.


Basic coat and finishing required 4 tbsp butter cream frosting. 1 tbsp of pink frosting for writing, 2 tbsp of yellow icing for roses, 4 tbsp of blue icing for scallop border in top and bottom. See, how small the cake looks....it can sit on that little saucer:)


Happy Birthday Mother Mary!

I have already published this recipe while I made cup cakes for Easter. But I thought it would be good if I have the measurements for my small cake pan.

Ingredients for a 6 inch round cake:
Carrot - 1 (small)
Apple (small) - 1/2
All purpose flour - 2/3 cup
egg - 2 (small)
sugar - 2/3 cup
oil / butter - 1/3 cup + 1 tsp for greasing the pan
shredded coconut (dry) - 2 tsp
vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
orange peel - 1 tsp
cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
baking soda - 2/3 tsp
baking powder - 2/3 tsp
salt - pinch
walnut - 2 tbsp (chopped)
raisin - 15

Method:
Shred the carrot. Core, peel and shred the apple.
Preheat oven to 350 deg (175 deg C) for at least 30 minutes before we start baking.
Grease and flour the cake tin. Keep aside.
Beat the eggs in a mixer or using a fork till fluffy. Then add vanilla essence, sugar, oil and beat till its fluffy.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt TWICE.
Put it in a mixing bowl and add the liquids from mixer.
Mix well
Add the shredded carrot, coconut, orange peel, cinnamon, coarsely chopped walnut and mix slightly.
Now the batter is ready!
Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 - 50 minutes.

Carrot apple cake is ready!

15 comments:

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Mouthwatering :-)

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ramya anand said...

Looks yumm..carrot and apple gud combo!

Divya Pramil said...

Lovely cake and hope you enjoyed your day :)
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Angelljoe said...

Your post has touched my heart....making a cake for Mother Mary....never thought of that...maybe I will do one for Jesus's birthday. You know something, if you were in Malaysia I would definitely take cooking lessons from you. You are indeed gifted Viki.God bless!

divya said...

wow drooling here...

Anu said...

Lovely cake.

sowmya's creative saga said...

pretty cake..

Jemini said...

Yummy cake decorated very nicely. it is nice to hear that you people there in US celebrate Mother Mary's Birthday.

Me too have the same (size and design are same) Holy Family Statue at home. same pinch.

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tamilsasikitchen said...

Delicious cake...looks Lovely....

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow yumm cake with apple combo...
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Chitra said...

Lovely cake.. Hope u had a gr8 celebration :)

Priya said...

Pretty looking yummy cake, apple & carrot in cake thats truly amazing.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thank you friends.
Thanks Angel. I am honored to hear that dear. If anyone sees some talent in me, then that is purely God's gift only:)Surely You can make a cake for Baby Jesus, that's what I started with:) Wilton's tutorial in youtube are easy to follow for me.
Thanks Jemini. I love this Holy Family Statue very much. Happy to know that you are also having a similar One. Yes, devotion to Mother Mary is popular among Catholics here .Other popular traditions are Mary Garden, Mother Mary's flowering plants in garden, Crowning of Mother Mary, Rosary groups, May month processions for Mary, Charity etc. These celebrations will help the kids to have more knowledge on Mother Mary and increases everyone's faith and happiness.

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kala said...

yummyyy yummyyyy