AK AKEMI KAKIHARA

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AK's hand made Birthday Cake! with Bunny!

AK Akemi Kakihara's hand made Bunny Strawberry short cake.

AK Akemi Kakihara's hand made Bunny Strawberry short cake.

My 2nd time in my life hand made Birthday cake for my princess Renka's "big 5" Birthday! Her request was "Bunny"… I've tried my best!!

私の大切なお友達の5歳になるプリンセスRenkaちゃんのバースデーケーキを作りました!
私の人生で2つ目の手作りケーキ。

Since the day that Renka requested me to make her 5th Bunny Birthday cake, sleepless nights had stated... oh boy....what can I do.... bunny?

れんかちゃんから、”AKにうさぎちゃんのお誕生日ケーキ作ってほしい”と言われた日から、またしても緊張で眠れない日々が、、、。

うさぎちゃん、、、、どうしよう。汗

I came up with the idea of making bunny using marshmallow. That's easy! All I have to do is just write eyes, nose and ears!    ..... Wrong! 

What's this? ....something completely different than I expected...

It's wood log.... oh no!

そこで、大きなマシュマロを使ってそこに顔と耳を作ってうさぎちゃんにしよう!と思いついたまではよかったのですが、当日作り始めて、え?うそ。がーん、想像と全く違う!!えええーー。

俵です。汗

The plan changed. It's getting closer to the Birthday party, started getting panic, but no option to give up since this is very important her "big 5" Birthday!

So I came up with the new idea, "how about melt marshmallow, and make bunny?
Challenge.... it's very sticky when marshmallow is melted, so I added powder sugar and tried my best to make bunny! This is the best I could do for this time, hope she loves this bunny!

作戦変更。すでにお誕生会の時間が迫り、またしてもパニック。
”うさぎちゃん”がメインリクエストだっただけに、はずすわけにはいかない!!

そこで、なんとかひねりだしたのが、”マシュマロを少しだけあたためて、溶かして、粉砂糖を混ぜてうさぎちゃんを作る”でした。
挑戦!手にべとつくマシュマロと大格闘の末なんとか、うさぎちゃんが!
これが限界。ベストを尽くしたので、なんとかうさぎちゃんと思ってほしい!

By the way, this is a strawberry short cake, 4 layers! Lots of strawberries inside. :)
Actually, this is my first time making strawberry short cake all by myself, so it was quite challenge but the cake was so soft, moist and fluffy! Not to sweet. Yummy!
But, spreading the whipped cream was real challenge, because you can't spread again and again, only once specially the top! I think making cake is basically very intense. lol

Finally, here is the bunny strawberry short cake!

ちなみにケーキはイチゴのショートケーキ。:)
中は4層!いちごをたくさん重ねました。
実は、いちごのショートケーキも自分ひとりですべて作るのは人生初なので、どきどきでしたが、前回の1つ目のケーキ大失敗の日から、クラスも受けて頑張りました。笑 ケーキも今回はふわふわになった!
でも、ナッペという、生クリームを塗るのが、大変で、やり直しができないので心臓がばくばく、もうケーキ作りは緊張の嵐です。

やっとなんとか完成!

AK Akemi Kakihara hand made bunny strawberry short cake

AK Akemi Kakihara hand made bunny strawberry short cake

Those wood log bunnies are there too as her friends! :)

俵のうさぎちゃんもお友達で登場!笑

My heart was jumping bringing my cake, but as soon as Renka saw the cake, she said "So cute!", I hugged her so tight!! She said "Yummy!". That made my day, I was just so happy. Thank you Renka!

ドキドキしながら、ケーキを持参。れんかちゃんがケーキを見た瞬間、”かわいい!”って言ってくれて、嬉しくてハグーー!!涙
”おいしい!”って言ってくれて、もうこれ以上ないくらい嬉しかった。作ってよかった。

Danny celebrated too. Renka loves Danny, so we were all happy!

ダニーも一緒にお祝い。れんかちゃんはダニーが大好きなので、とってもハッピー!

AK Akemi Kakihara & Danny Krivit & Princess Renka

AK Akemi Kakihara & Danny Krivit & Princess Renka

My princess Renka is 5 years old...can't believe it.. I've been watching her since baby...

かわいいれんかちゃんの成長を見守って、とうとう5歳。感慨深い、、、。

Happy Birthday Renka, wishing you a lots of smile and happiness forever!
My forever princess!

大好きなれんかちゃん、5歳のお誕生日おめでとう!!
いつまでもいつまでも笑顔と幸せにずっと包まれますように、、、。
永遠のAKのプリンセスです。

love, AK

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