It's been a while since I've put a blog post online. But now exams are finally over, I'm back again. (guess who's back....back again ♫)
I hope you've all passed and that you can fully enjoy your summer holiday, as you all deserve it!
I'm a lucky girl whose birthday is right after the exams, so I can celebrate it properly without having to think about learning.
And this year, I thought it would be a great year to celebrate it with MY OWN FUN BIRTHDAY CAKE (as I am that lame to make it myself haha). I basically threw my own party and I love it.
The cake didn't turn out perfect at all, as I kinda freestyled it. But the taste however, hallelujah, TO DIE FOR.
Soooo, I'm sharing with you my funfetti birthday cake from scratch recipe (WHAT A MOUTHFUL).
Which, if you are as lame as me, you can make for yourself or to treat for someone elses birthday, yay!
Funfetti Cookies (based on this recipe)
You will need :
227g Unsalted Butter
245g Caster Sugar
40g Light Brown Sugar
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
385g All-Purpose Flower
2 Teaspoons Cornstarch
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
5 Tablespoons Sprinkles of your choice
✿ Put your Unsalted Butter into a microwave safe bowl and microwave until your butter is complety melted.
✿ Stirr in your Sugar, but make sure your Butter is cooled down before you combine it.
✿ Add the Eggs and Vanilla Extract.
✿ In a seperate bowl, whisk together your Flour, Cornstarch, Baking Powder, Baking Soda and Salt.
✿ Put the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir in your Sprinkles of choice.
✿ Take your bowl of Cookie Dough and put it into the Fridge to chill for around 30 minutes - 1 hour.
✿ Preheat your oven to 170°C and line a Cookie Sheet with Parchment Paper.
✿ Once your Cookie Dough has chilled, roll the dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls.
✿ Place your dough balls onto your Cookie Sheet with 2 inches space between each Cookie (to keep them from melting into eachother whilist baking) and bake them for around 12 minutes at 170°C.
✿ Your Cookies might seem undone, but allow them to chill on your cookie sheet so they get chewy.
Funfetti Cheesecake (based on this recipe)
You will need :
375g Funfetti Cookies
2-3 Tablespoons Sprinkles
678g Cream Cheese
105 Caster Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 Tablespoons Milk
225 ml Whipped Cream
3 Tablespoons Sprinkles
Residual Cookie Crumbs
Whipped Cream Topping :
180 ml Whipping Cream
44g Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
Cookie Crumbs (optional)
3 Cookies, cut in 1/4
✿ To start off with your Crust, take a 9 inch Springform and crumble your homemade Cookies until they're halfway up the 9 inch pan.
✿ At this point, I decided to put in 2-3 tablespoons of Sprinkles (but you don't have to as their are already Sprinkles in your Cookies).
✿ Add your Melted Butter into the Springform and combine until they form more stiff Crumbs.
✿ Set your Crust in the Fridge for around 1hour.
✿ To make your filling, mix the Cream Cheese and Sugar in a bowl until smooth and well combined.
✿ Add the Vanilla Extract and Milk and fold in your Whipped Cream.
✿ Add the Residual Cookie Crumbs and Sprinkles and stirr them gently.
✿ Spread the filling evenly on to the Crust and pop it in the fridge for around 5 hours until it's firm.
✿ To make your Whipped Cream Topping, add the Whipping Cream, Powdered Sugar and Vanilla Extract in a large bowl. Whip on high speed until stiff peeks form.
✿ Pipe swirls of Whipped Cream around the top of your Cheesecake and top with additional Cookie Crumbs and Cookies cut in 1/4.
ENJOY YOUR HOMEMADE BIRTHDAY CAKE ♡