Yesterday I celebrated my ??? birthday and had a wonderful time with my family who pampered me the whole day.
Breakfast was served in bed by my husband who also prepared lunch, the cake was prepared by my daughter, who made everything herself from scratch following my recipes. I was not allowed to see the cake in the refrigerator so they taped a newspaper between the two shelves so that I could not take a peek In the evening our children took us out for dinner and they also bought me a lovely gift.
Elia prepared the sponge cake using fresh free range eggs sent to me by my friend and neighbour in Assini. You can see how yellow the sponge is.
She made the cake between her free time from University and work. She prepared the sponge two days before and wrapped it in cling film. The next day she cut it into three slices and then wet it with bergamot syrup.
In the first layer of filling she added whipped cream mixed with lemon curd. On top of that she added a layer of crumbled biscuits mixed with some melted butter.
On top of that she added a layer of whipped cream mixed with cream cheese, mashed bergamot fruit preserve and grated white chocolate.She reserved some of this cream for the decoration.
For frosting she made a white chocolate ganache and decorated it with some of the reserved whipped cream with cream cheese in which she added a drop of red food colouring. The third sponge slice was used to cut two flowers with a cookie cutter which she decorated with the frosting and wrote Happy Birthday Mum in Greek.
The taste of the cake was amazing. I thought it would be too sweet because of the white chocolate but it was perfect, so light and airy, with the fragrant flavour of bergamot, but also with the lemony white chocolate cream and topped with the white chocolate ganache.
Bravo Elia, I am so proud of you!
Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,