Welcome to the Little birthday world! Today is my sweet dad’s  birthday and I am making this post to surprise him and of course share my recipe with you guys!❤️ So my dad loves vanilla and that’s what we’ll be making today, vanilla birthday cake!


1 cup  powdered sugar

½ cup  tbsp oil

1/2 cup  tbsp fresh curd

2  cup all purpose flour

1 tsp vanilla essence

Lukewarm milk as required

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

NOTE: all the ingredients should be at room temperature


. First, add oil and sugar to a bowl. Whisk it nicely till it’s well combined and fluffy. Now add the curd and vanilla.

. Mix this also nicely

. Sieve the flour, baking powder and soda into the bowl.

. Then, mix it with the wet ingredients with the cut and fold method.

. If it forms a consistency of dough, then add milk slowly to form a flowy batter like this.

. If it is already flowy then no need to add milk as it depends on the curd you are using. This might help you more:

. Then grease a 6 inch tin with oil and then dust it with flour. Pour the batter in this and bake it in a preheated oven for 30-35 minutes till a toothpick comes out clean.

The cream and assembly:


2 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp water

2 cups non dairy whipping cream

A glass of warm water


. Here are the equipments that you might need to make the cake. You can do it without them but this make it too easy for you to execute.

. Chill the bowl in which you are whipping in, the whisk attachment, and the pallet knife in the freezer 1 hour prior. Also store the whipping cream in the freezer and transfer it to the fridge 6 hours before you have to make the cake. Make sure that your cake is completely cooled down before you frost it.

. Add sugar and water to a bowl and dissolve it. At this point you can add any flavouring that you might want to add to the sponge cake. If you want it plain vanilla then leave it as such.

. Then place the bowl on top of an ice bath like this:

. Whip the cream first on low speed to activate the stabiliser and then on high speed. Make sure to whip it till stiff peaks form and the cream doesn’t fall off the spatula.

. Slice the cake into layers. Two if you are a beginner and three if you have experience. Place a cake board on the turntable and apply some cream on it. Keeping a cake slice on it, soak it with some sugar syrup.

. Then, place a bunch of whipped cream on it and spread it evenly to all corners with the knife.

. Then repeat the process for all the layers. After the cream is spread for the top layer, scrape all the excess from the side with a card. It can be any plastic sheet or something not that flexible.

. Apply cream on the sides and spread it evenly with the knife. This is not the final coat it is just the crumb coat.

. You would see some cake crumbs on the side but that’s totally fine. On the top also apply some cream and make sure that the top is vaguely covered. Keep it in the fridge for half an hour for the layers to set.

. Then do the Final coat. For the final coat have a glass of warm water and a tissue paper or cloth next to you. For making sharp edges on the top make sure that you dip the palette knife inside the water and then clean it.

.keep this in the fridge again for 30 minutes for the top and sides to set.

. When I whipped cream I already saved some cream and kept it in the fridge so that it doesn’t melt. Take a piping bag and add any nozzle of your choice. Here I am using the Russian rose nozzle and star nozzle. After doing this add the leftover cream into two different piping bags. If you want you can even add colour into the cream before adding it in the bag

. Pipe the cream on the cake as you wish. This is the part where you get completely creative.

. This might help you further….

Keep it in the fridge for at least one hour before consuming it and then serve:



38 thoughts on “HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!

    1. This cake is amazing! I have looked around your site a little, and I’m very impressed with your culinary skills and your photography. Hard to believe you’re just 13. You put my cooking to shame! Just fantastic!

      Look over your shoulder, ‘cuz I’ll be following you!

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    1. Thank you so much Annabel for your appreciation! Wow I can barely believe that.😄
      And I do have to agree with you on that one. Good bakers do think alike. Though I’m not a baker yet. Just a beginner!! Thank you I’ll convey your message to him…❤️

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      1. I have tried and even took classes in cake decorating. Sadly failed. You make it look so easy. I’m looking forward to your other recipes. If you can do all of this at age 13, I have to bet you will be a huge success when you’re an adult. I’m very impressed. But I shouldn’t be surprised. One of the wisest people I ever met was just 14. That was 20 years ago.

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        1. If you have taken classes, then I’m sure that you can do it in no time.its alright if you fail a time or two. My first attempt was a pastry. It was a disaster. My cream had melted and I wasn’t able to pipe any designs. But just in the next cake I was so much better. I am really glad that you find it easy and I am happy to help. Thanks a lot for your wishes and do give the cake a try once again. I am very sure that you will do much better than your previous attempt! Do let me khow it goes🙃🙃🙃


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