There is one cake that I have always been keen to try – Matcha. I luv all things matcha – from edible stuff to toiletries and perfume! Hence I thought to take the opportunity to bake one for Nami’s birthday celebration this week. This is prob my biggest solo baking project to date! Consulted my friend Janice who was very encouraging and recommended me this recipe from Allrecipes.
To prevent myself from changing my mind about doing the cake, I quickly went to get the ingredients, so that there will be no turning back and last minute back out! Managed to get some pretty good green tea powder from Sakura Fish Market at Parkway. This was one ingredient I was on the look out for weeks before especially after reading Janice’s blog on her experience using this recipe.
All in, I would say that it is not a difficult recipe. However, it took me longer than I expected. My oven couldn’t fit 2 trays, hence I had to bake each try separately to create the 2 layers needed for the cake. Also, the matcha icing was insufficient, hence I had to do up more which also contributed to the longer time. I also did icing to write happy birthday. All in, I took a whopping 4 hrs to prepare the cake from beginning to end!