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Monday, April 8, 2013

"Daisies Cake" Recipe

This cake I made for my 1 year blogoversary! I mixed my favorite ingredients together so this cake recipe is my own creation. It's been a really exciting year for me.  Inspiration came to start my blog from Natasha's Kitchen.  I started it as a hobby, because I had a lot of recipes to share. I had a lot of fun with my blog readers. My sister when she got married she always called me for recipes, so this is a great way to share.  I am a stay at home mom that loves to cook and bake and I love taking pictures. So with this mix it's perfect for food blogging. My very first recipe posted was Vanilla Bean Orange Cookies. Last month I started a Facebook page for Lea's Cooking. I would love your likes on the FB page. 

  Ingredients for cake batter:      
10 eggs
1.5 cups sugar
1.5 cups flour (I use Canadian flour) 
1 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla

Cream frosting ingredients:
1 can cooked sweet condensed milk
2 sticks of unsalted butter, softened at room temp
8oz Cool whip topping
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese

 Fondant Recipe Gum Paste Recipe

For decoration:  use melted chocolate or Fondant Recipe

Fist boil a can of sweetened condensed milk for 3 hrs. Add more water when it evaporates. Cool down completely before opening it. This step can be done a few days in advance.   
Take out butter and cream cheese fron the fridge. Preheat oven to 325F. Whisk eggs, add sugar gradually. Mix for 15-20 min.
Add vanilla.
Mix flour with baking soda and baking powder in the sifter.
Sift flour into eggs, mix with spoon by HAND.
I used 2 circle 9 inch and 1 six inch baking pans. Spray with oil. I used foil for the bottom part.
Fill half way with batter baking pans.
Bake for 35 to 45 min depending on your oven. I always check it with my finger, if it's spongy it's ready.
While cake is baking, make zefir. Recipe is HERE. You can use store bought Zefir

Ingredients for cream.

Whip butter until fluffy. Add cream cheese, mix until smooth. Add cooked condensed milk, mix it well then add cool whip.

Open cans of fruits, drain it into a cup. Slice peaches into small pieces.
First layer I left thick. Then next I divided into 2 layers. Level the first layer of cake. Pour lightly fruit syrup from drained fruits.
Spread the cream thinly. Then add zefir layer, spread the cream on top. Add cake layer pour syrup spred cream thinly. Add fruits.

Spread cream on the last cake layer and cover the fruits like in the picture.  

Soak with syrup. Cover the cake with cream. At this point you can cover it with chocolate if you are not using fondant. If you run out of syrup just mix 1 cup of milk with 2 tbs sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Make the cake topper. For the top 6 inch cake I used cardboard under the cake.  I made it with 2 layers of cake and zefir in the middle.
I used straws for holding the cake topper. It worked perfectly for holding the cake.
Cover the cake with Fondant. I used fondant mold for the cake edge border.
I premade lots of flowers a week before. Decorate the cake any way you wish. For detailed info for cake decorations with daisies Click here.

This is how the cake looked inside.

Topper decoration is done. Keep cake refrigerated.

Now, I am happy to tell you about my giveaway!!! I made these pretty flowers arrangements for 3 lucky winners. And I added some bonus flowers to each set!

You can enter up to 4 times. Leave a comment below with your name. Tell me what is your first and second flower choice pick . This giveaway will end 4/28/2013. Winners should contact me at or message me at my Facebook page.  US only please.

Rules are:

  1.  Answer this question: What is your favorite recipe or recipes from my blog?
  2. Like my Facebook page.
  3. Share this link on Facebook and leave comment.
  4.  Pin this giveaway and leave a separate comment below with the link.
  5. Tweet about it and leave a link here.
  6. Blog about this giveaway and leave comment with a link.
  7. If you don't have any of the choices above, tell your family and friends to enter this giveaway.
 Winners will be picked by a random number. Good luck!!!

Winners are: 
 #1 Tatyana V.
 Hi Lea! I love your recipes and made lots of them...:) Lately I've been sharing "moms potato ragu" with with my family and friends and everyone loved it!!! Thank you again:)
#2 Karen
I found your blog on pinterest. Now am a regular here:) One of mine favorite recipe is chocolate cupcakes.
I liked, no I loved your facebook page! Hope I win!! :)

Congratulation to all winners. Please contact me with in 3 days. Hope you enjoy these flowers:) 


  1. So how do I get the cake? do I need to buy you a ticket here :)
    Looks amazing!!!!!

    1. Sure, ticket will be great:) Or just follow the directions and make it.

  2. My new favorite recipe is probably going to be this one. Wow it's amazingly impressive! I've never made a cake that decked out before. Nice Job!

  3. I liked, no I loved your facebook page! Hope I win!! :)

    1. Thank you, Natasha:))) Your input means a lot to me!!!

  4. Fav recipe is definitely Pastry Puff Vanilla Bean Cream Horns "Trubocki". SOOOOOOOOOOOO good!


  6. My favorite recipe is the "Ptechye Moloko" Cake. Yummy!

  7. Leslie:
    I haven't made them yet, but I've printed off your recipe for vanilla bean cupcakes. In my imagination, it's my favorite.

  8. Hi Lea! I love your recipes and made lots of them...:) Lately I've been sharing "moms potato ragu" with with my family and friends and everyone loved it!!! Thank you again:)

    1. Hi Tatyana, I am glad that you enjoying and shairing my recipes:)
      Thank you and enjoy!!!

  9. Also, I forgot to mention that I loved the flowers #2 and #3. Thank you:)

  10. Hi Lea,
    I never comment on your posts but i do read every one of them. We appreciate the time and effort you put into posting. I will be making this cake for our next special occasion. I have never seen zefir be put in a cake. I also make cleansing grains. I have been using them for about a year and my skin has never looked better.


  11. The cake is beautiful! And the flower arrangements are just simply gorgeous!! Your hubby must be very proud of you!! ;) my favorite recipe is your zefir... I've made it sooo many times!! Thank you for taking your time to share your recipes with us!!

    1. You are welcome:)
      Don't forget to leave your name please.....

    2. My name is Svetlana :)

  12. Hi Lea,
    I just found your webpage and everything looks so beautiful and tasty. Cannot wait to try any of your recipes. I was looking at the decorating cakes, since I need to make a baby-shower cake for my friend and needed some decorating ideas. Your step by step instructions and pictures are so helpful.
    By the way i liked your Facebook page.
    Thank you
    Nadia D

  13. Liked your Facebook page long time ago:)
    Love #1 and #3 flowers. Favorite recipe is Birds milk cake. You are so talented Lea!

    1. Thank you Alyona:) Glad you entered the giveaway!!!

  14. What an amazing combination of ingredients! Looks delicious! I made about a half of your recipes and we all love em:)!

  15. My flowers pick are firs #2 and #1.
    Thank you.:)

  16. i love all the recipes but my favorite is zebra cake :)

  17. and max loved the potatoe soup

  18. I love all the raw food recipes and all the salads!!!

  19. But my fave is the pickle soup ;-) thats because I made it up ;-)

  20. Just beautiful sugar art flowers. I love your cake recipes. Wish I get those irresistible flowers, cant ask more:)LOL

  21. I really like flower #2 and 3.

  22. And I liked your FB page:)

  23. I found your blog on pinterest. Now am a regular here:) One of mine favorite recipe is chocolate cupcakes.

  24. Oh and I love all these flowers:)

  25. absolutely professional cake.

    1. (¯`*•.¸(¯`´•...Thank you Lana...•´´¯)¸.•´´¯)

  26. I'm so excited to be one of the winners. Thank you Lea. I just email you my home adress?

    1. Sure or FB message:) Congratulation Natasha!!!

  27. If I buy store bought zefir for this cake, how do I use it, melt it??

    1. No, you don't need to melt it. You just need to dip it in cream and arrange zefir in a circle on the cake then do the rest of the steps.

  28. Lea i just found out your blog and from the pictures i can say cake do looks so delicious & since its my first time to bake a cake i will let you know as soon as i bake one . Thank you for sharing the recipe


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