Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Lychee Martini Cake

Made this Lychee Martini Cake on Sunday in celebration of my son's 24th birthday. His birthday is actually today and because it also coincides with the first of his six exam papers, we then decide to have an early celebration for him.

I do not have the actual recipe for the Lychee Martini Cake but having tasted a slice of it late last year, I set out to create my own version of the cake.

I soaked some well drained, diced canned lychees overnight in a mixture of Lychee Liquer, Vodka and Limoncello. The 9-inch sponge cake was torted and each layer brushed with a syrup that has been laced with more Lychee Liquer and Vodka. It is then assembled with a filling of whipped cream and the 'drunkard' lychees.

The whole cake is then covered in whipped cream with toasted almond slivers on the sides. I did make a mistake of using the wrong shade of pink for the icing. I had wanted to simulate the very light pink/ivory color of the lychee fruit. The end result was a much brighter pink that would be more suited for a girl recipient than a guy.

So here is my Pink Lychee Martini Cake.
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The insides.
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This morning, I participated in a contest organized by the radio station Class95 . In the past couple of weeks during the Morning Express program, listeners are encouraged to SMS in birthday greetings to people they know who are celebrating their birthday on that particular day. The prize each day is a birthday cake sponsored by Bakerzin, . You guess right! I participated in this SMS contest and this is the cake which I won for my son. Bakerzin has been very generous to allow the winner to select whichever cake that is available at the outlet and you are even free to choose whichever size you want.

I chose the Ambroisa, a heavenly confection of crunchy walnut dacquoise with Jivara chocolate ganache and nuggets of caramelised bananas.

A big Thank You to Bakerzin and the Morning Express Show for selecting my entry.

Another yummy treat for the birthday boy.
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16 comments:

FAMILY FIRST said...

Thats a lovely cake you made for him and it turned out to be your lucky day too!

College Cooking Girl said...

That lychee cake looks fantastic! Do you find the alcohol to be too strong? I'd like to immitate something similar to this, but my boyfriend does not like the taste of alcohol. Do you have any suggestions?

Rusti said...

Hi Family First
Thanks. It was a surprising win as my message was just a simple greeting, without any fanciful prose.

Rusti said...

Hi College Cooking Girl
Thanks. Although the liquor was stronger tasting than the one from the bakery, I would have preferred it be even stronger. If you do not like the liquor taste to be too strong, then don't add liquor to the brushing liquid, just soaking the lychees in them will suffice.
Ginny

Rusti said...

Hi College Cooking Girl
Thanks. Although the liquor was stronger tasting than the one from the bakery, I would have preferred it be even stronger. If you do not like the liquor taste to be too strong, then don't add liquor to the brushing liquid, just soaking the lychees in them will suffice.
Ginny

Anonymous said...

Hi Ginny,

Looks Yummy! Am sure it taste good too : )

Chinee

Anonymous said...

Hi G,

The lychee cake goods yummy....

And CONGRATS on winning the Bakerzin cake..So lucky!!

Looking forward to seeing more yummy creations on your blog too...

tk good care ;)

Rgds,
Brandon (SIM)

Rusti said...

Thanks Brandon

When we next have a gathering, I will bring a cake.

Ginny

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Time Recorder said...

I have never had this type of cake before, but it sounds so delicious!

Anonymous said...

hi...can share the Pink Lychee Martini Cake recipe?

thanks

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious. ..I luv lychee! May I know what you mean when u said your sponge cake was torted? Sorry I'm an amateur at baking. ..lol!

Rusti said...

Hi Anonymous
To tort a cake means to slice the cake horizontally into layers so that you can fill it with cream.

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