What makes a Birthday Cake so delightful? Is it the shine of the candles in a darkened room? The complementary theme song? The Birthday wish? Yes, all that together makes the Birthday cake so special. But along with all these, what makes a perfect Birthday is the flavor and emergence of the Birthday cake. Cake has varied names in western countries. Gateaux is a French word for cake and the Germans label cake as Torte.
Birthday cakes usually depend on the theme of the Birthday party. A Birthday cake in Western countries is usually a pastry or a dessert or anything sweet which is decked with lighted candles and the person's name followed by a little wish is served to the honored person.
Chocolate is the most popular and most wanted essence and it is available in many types. Some of them are: Unsweetened Chocolate which is also known as bitter chocolate- it is pure chocolate liquor, Dark Chocolate- it has no milk in it, sometimes it is called as plain chocolate, Milk Chocolate- it is made up of milk powder or condensed milk, Semisweet Chocolate- it is dark chocolate with high sugar content and usually used for cooking purposes, Bittersweet Chocolate- a chocolate liquor consists of sugar, more cocoa butter, lecithin and vanilla. It tastes less sweet than semisweet chocolate, Couverture- this is very rich in cocoa butter and often used by the professional pastry chefs, White Chocolate- confection based on cocoa butter without cocoa solids. These are some of the well known chocolate varieties typically used on sponge cakes to add to its spice.
Flavors such as mint, orange or strawberry are sometimes added to the cake. The birthday cake should be prepared in accordance with the age of the birthday boy or birthday girl and the invitees. It should be fused with the theme of the party. Commensurate the shape and essence of the cake applying the listed flavors and watch your party mood beaming with joy.