Sunday, July 12, 2009

Birthday Wishes!!

Today is my husband’s special day and sadly he’s not around, he’s on a business trip thousands of miles away from me. So I thought of celebrating his birthday in advance!

When it comes to surprises, well I must say I’m horrible at it, even before I plan a surprise, my face and my anxiety says it all…..but not this time bcoz I did succeed in surprising him a bit, Just a bit.

Ask me how?? Well it was simple.....first of all made a proper cake in advance (proper bcoz somehow I always ruined his b’day cake), made quick arrangements while he was away from home, invited some of our close friends , decorated the house with balloons and also gave the biggest surprise with a montage which i posted on youtube.....check this out!!!



So the menu was a combination of North-indian and South-indian cuisine, Mango ice-cream for dessert and ofcourse the most important chocolate cake!!! Overall it was a nice birthday party and i made him feel special which he is and will always be!


So let me share the recipes for Chocolate cake and Mango ice-cream!


Chocolate Cake recipe: I already made a chocolate cake sometime back. so just followed the same recipe again. Here's the link:









Mango Ice cream Recipe: This is a fruity cool treat that everyone will love and enjoy. Its the simplest and also the best.

You will need:

2 cups Mango pulp ( i used store bought)

1 cup condensed milk (Nestle carnation)

1 cup heavy cream



Directions:

Take a bowl and mix the mango pulp and condensed milk.

In a seperate bowl whip the cream till it becomes nice n fluffy.

Now add this cream into the mango mixture using a whisk.

Once done, transfer the mixture to a bowl which has a lid and allow it freeze for a couple of hours.


Let it sit in the freezer for 3-4 hrs and mango ice cream looks like this.


Serve it in your favourite dish!



one more pic!


These are the 2 Temptations of the day.

Hope you had a nice weekend.

Have a great week ahead.

Stay tuned as always.

159 comments:

DEESHA said...

Birthday wishes to your hubby. cake looks gorgeous

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Wow..Just saw the youtue clips. Pretty cool. Happy B'day to your hubby.I am sure he had a blast:).I am also not good with surprising my hubby. But this time I was able to do that in the last 7 years with a father's day cake hehe..

Gina said...

LOVE the video! What a super girlfriend you are :)

The cake looks delicious, and the mango ice cream is something I will have to make soon with my new ice cream maker! I love mango.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - lovely cake and icecreams. You are such a sweet person...

chakhlere said...

Wow! What nice way to surprise your loved one on Birthday!!
I saw the video also, its just amazing!
You both make great couple!
And I also loved the recipe of mango ice creme.Too good!

Kavitha said...

Hey Aruna,
Looks like i've dropped in at the right time...Birthday wishes to ur hubby...tat was a yummy cake n a must-try icecream....lovely blog dear...

ammu said...

Hey aruna

Happy birthday to vishnu.....n very nice and cute way of conveying ur wishes too...Ur mango ice cream looks very tempting....n nice work on the cake

Gita said...

Birthday Wishesto your hubby Aruna! He must have felt very special with your surprise party :)

Babli said...

Wish your husband a very happy birthday.May all his dreams come true.Wow! what a surprise.This cake is looking absolutely marvellous,delicious and yuuuuuuuummy.Your husband is very lucky as he got such a nice,sweet and talented wife who is the master of cooking variety of cakes.Your blog is one of the best with beautiful presentation with mind-blowing pictures.

Sakshi said...

My only complaint is that you didn't invite me for ur C buddy's bday...hmmmpf!! And you ruin cakes?? u must be joking no?? Any ways belated wishes to Vishnu and yup I saw the whole montage...u r sweet to do it for him..me wot will I do?? hmmm...come over g talk will tell u

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hey,he is so lucky,thats all I can say,lovely cake and delicious looking mango icecream!!! Thats a great gift:)

Suparna said...

hey Aruna,
B'day wishes to ur hubby, and u are a real darling to celebrate his b'day even in his absence :) am sure he's one lucky guy!! the cake looks lovely and the the party atmosphere too compliments for the happy spirit in u!!
God bless!!

Sanghi said...

B'day wishes to your hubby! Sad that he's not beside you now.. Lovely choco, mango treat.. That montage looks so cute! Its a lovely gift!

Sushma Mallya said...

hi aruna...u seem to be an expert in making a cake...looks so yummy really...i hope u had a great day with ur hubby and u both make a great lovely pair....video was also awesome aruna....

ARUNA said...

thanq Deesha, will pass on the same!

ARUNA said...

thanq Dhanya, yeah he was happy finally.......wow father's day cake is a pretty good idea to flatter someone!

ARUNA said...

thanq for the sweet words Gina......actually you can make this ice-cream without an ice-cream maker!

ARUNA said...

thanq somoo, that was sweet of you!

ARUNA said...

chaklere: thanq so much dear...i will convey the same to my hubby :))

ARUNA said...

hi Kavitha, thanks for dropping by and for your lovely words! Glad u liked my blog.

ARUNA said...

thanks Amukta....will convey your wishes to Vishnu and when it comes to the design on the cake...i'm definetely not a pro like u yaa!!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Gita, thanq Yaa..will pass on the same to him and ofcourse he was happy n surprised too!

ARUNA said...

hey Babli, thanks for such loving words dear....there's so much warmth in that!!!And your compliments noted, will go straight to my husband :))

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!! Your cake looks gorgeous and the mango ice cream ..so refreshing! NICELY done!

ARUNA said...

Arey Sakshi u won't believe no but that's the fact....i ruined not once but twice, so only my b'day cake i will make dil se.....lol!!!But this montage i made was with dil se yaa, sweet no!!

ARUNA said...

thanq for the nice words Rajeswari!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Suparna...thanks dear, and yeah wanted to make him feel special.... happy that i did it!!

ARUNA said...

yes Suparna, its sad that he's not around but thanks for ur wishes yaa!

ARUNA said...

thanks for your compliments Sushma....i'm no xpert yaar, always a learner......i'm not even a drop in the ocean, seriously!!

ARUNA said...

Hi Donna, thanq so much.....will pass on ur wishes to my hubby!

Prathibha said...

Thats a nice video dear...
Lovely pair...
Loved the rose decor on the cake..it would have been great if you shared that technique for decor...cake n Ice cream looks super yummy

ARUNA said...

Hi Prathibha, thanq for the compliments.....actually i cudn't take details snaps of the cake as my hubby cut it as soon as i took it out.....i will give a detailed description next time yaa!!!!

Rekha shoban said...

My birthday wishes to ur husband. the cake looks veryyyyyyy yummmmmmmy dear.

ARUNA said...

thanq Rekha, will pass on ur wishes to him!!!!

Ann said...

Hey Aruna even I went emotional with your Youtobe mona ge..Perfect and you are such a sweet wife..Love you
Happy B'day to your hubby..
The menu seems awesome as well..

ARUNA said...

hey Ann, so nice of u yaa......those r sweet words!! I will convey ur wishes to him and also the compliments :))

Rajee said...

OMG...Ur Cake n Ice cream r competing . Ur Brain-Hand has a magical coordination aruna. Cake as usual..awsome..fabulous..fantasic..and the mango ice cream is really tempting me...ur a magic girl..watever u do..turns to 'par excellence'.
Lucky u Vishnu!!...and Happy Birthday to you...

ARUNA said...

haha thanks Rajee.....i'm just flattered byt those magical words and i hope vishnu sees all these compliments!!!

~PrIncEsS nUcHu~ said...

GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTT!!!


Happy Birthday to Anna..

Take care babe..

I love you for what you did!!

God bless you both :)

ARUNA said...

Thanks Princess.....will pass on ur wishes to him, take care dear!

anuradha said...

Birthday wishes to your hubby..
Great gift dear...
Lovely yummy cake and delicious mango ice cream.... Nice pictures..
So tempting.....

ARUNA said...

thanks for the nice words Anu!

Preeti Singh said...

lovely video dear.....made for each other ....cake and icecream both look great ....nice deco..

ARUNA said...

thanq Preeti, that was nice to hear!!

Murari Pareek said...

सर्व प्रथम भाई जान को जन्म दिन की मुबारकां, पटाखे, फुल्झडियां, और आपकी बनाई गई लजीज केक और आमी बर्फ के गोले !! आपका इम्प्रेसन तो जम जायेगा जी !!

ARUNA said...

bahut bahut shukriya Murari ji....pahuncha doongi unko!!!!

Priya said...

Aruna, i can definitely say ur hubby is very lucky..wat a delicious and cute way to celebrate his birthday in advance!!Wishing him happy birthday!

Parita said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! so sweet of you to give him a surprise party! sounds so much fun! gosh loved the choco cake, icing looks sooo chocolaty and yummmmm....mango ice cream looks creamy and delicious, perfect scoops!

arti agarwal said...

hey Aruna,first bday wishes to ur hubby.Next u are great u hv done a gud job to bring a smile on ur hubby's face.Really u both will enjoy.

RAJ SINH said...

happy birth day to ur hubby aruna and thanks for my favorit mango icee.
i'm in mumbai now and still some mangoes are there . will try .quite tempted !!

Anya said...

Hi Aruna

Happy Birthday wishes to your hubby ^__^
He is missing alot so great birthday cake and he is not at home :(
It looks FANTASTIC its unbelieveble that you make it :)
It looks SUPER .....

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

my birthday wishes to your hubby.. :)
cake n icecream looks yumm.........bday celebration s really great.. :)

Chef E said...

How funny, but my hubby's birthday is this week, and he too is out of town!

Wonderful wishes to him, and to your beautiful cake! I want a piece, and now I have to make ice cream soon...

Hari Chandana said...

WOW!!.. .Just amazing... Birthday wishes to your hubby.... no words Aruna... simply superb!!!! :)

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

मुझे आपकी सभी डिश लाजवाब लगती हैं। थैंक्‍स।

वन्दना अवस्थी दुबे said...

अरुणा जी,आपके पतिदेव जो अब रिश्ते मैं हम ब्लौगर्स के भी कुछ लगते ही हैं को जन्म दिन की हमारी तरफ़ से भी ढेर सारी बधाइयां. और इस स्वादिष्ट, हसीन केक पर हमारा हक तो रहा नहीं सो लार टपकाने से भी क्या फ़ायदा!!!

Padma said...

B'day wishes to ur hubby Aruna and the cake looks so awesome ...

neeraj_only said...

Well done aruna!! , your surprise is really wonderful. Best B'day wishes , mere taraf se bhi. May this surprise story explores new dimentions in coming years :)
.....repetitive nahi hone ka ;)

Vrinda said...

Lovely video and lovely cake Aruna..And the homemade icecream looks so perfect.

ज्योति सिंह said...

janmdin mubaarak ho sundar cake ke saath aur swadist ice ke sang .

Priti said...

Cake and ice cream looks so awesome...am sure your hubby must be very happy lookin at those...Convey my best wishes to him...and me too very bad with surprise..same reason as yours :)

Varunavi said...

Happy birthday to ur hubby and touchwood he has got a loving wife:)

Ann said...

What a lucky guy! to get such a sweet gal:) Lovely cake and a super cool video Aruna.

Reeni♥ said...

Happy Birthday to your husband! The cake and mango ice cream both looks so delicious! How great that you can make this without an ice cream maker!

Doloncookbook said...

Belated happy wishes to your husband .... I liked the presentation & decoration of the cake ... & yes ice cream , can I have atleast one scoop ....

littletastebuds said...

B'day wishes to ur hubby.Cake looks so delicious.love the mango ice cream.

ARUNA said...

thanq for those sweet words and wonderful wishes Priya!

ARUNA said...

thanks Parita, atleast once i cud surprise him some way :)

ARUNA said...

Arti, thanks a lot for the wishes yaa!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for the wishes Raj ji.....pls try this recipe, its so simple, hardly takes any effort!

ARUNA said...

thanq so much for your wishes Anya...will convey the same to my husband!

Priya Arvind said...

Hey Aruna,

The chocolate cake was awesome!I'am still having it. The dinner was great. Meet you soon dear.

Sarah Naveen said...

Birthday wishes to ur hubby....
Both cake and ice cream looks gorgeous!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Lena dear!

ARUNA said...

Dear Elizabeth, that's great.....then advance b'day wishes to ur hubby!!! Thanks for ur wishes!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Chandana!

ARUNA said...

dhanyawaad Rajnish ji!

ARUNA said...

Vandana ji, bahut bahut shukriyaa meri taraf se bhi aur unki taraf se bhi aur rahi baat cake ki...ab mein kya karoon vandana :((

ARUNA said...

thanx for the wishes Padma!

ARUNA said...

thanks Yaa Neeraj....ur wishes accepted dear! And yeah i will c that it doesn't repeat in the same way...lol!

ARUNA said...

thanq Vrinda!

ARUNA said...

dil se shukriyaa Jyoti ji!

ARUNA said...

thanq Priti, yeah he was happy yaa!!

ARUNA said...

thanq saritha....u r sweet!

ARUNA said...

thanq Ann....need to pass on your compliment about me to him asap :))

ARUNA said...

thanks for the wishes Reeni....and yeah this is the best part about the ice-cream.....u can do it without any complicated stuff around!!!!

ARUNA said...

Doloncookbook: thanq for the wishes, and regarding the cake and ice-cream....sorry dear nothing is left :(

ARUNA said...

little taste buds: thanq so much for the wishes.

ARUNA said...

thanq Priya babe.....glad you cud join me in my happy moments!

ARUNA said...

thanq for your wishes Saara....will pass on!!!

the ungourmet said...

Oh my goodness that mango ice cream looks divine! The color is wonderful!

The cake is so beautiful as well. The frosting is very well done!

‘नज़र’ said...

Convey my best wishes to him
---
श्री युक्तेश्वर गिरि के चार युग

ARUNA said...

the ungourmet: thanks a lot dear!

ARUNA said...

i will convey your wishes Vinay....thanks yaa!

Anand said...

Hey happy bday to ur pati.
That cake really looks temptin. Lucky guy to hv a wife like u. Wish u much happiness together. :-)

Pooja said...

Belated birthday wishes to your hubby! Wow that was a huge surprise! The video was awesome! What more could he ask for?! The cake n icecream looks perfect!

Usha said...

Birthday wishes to your husband ! The cake and ice cream both look tempting and perfect !

ARUNA said...

Thanks Anand, will convey ur wishes to my pati and hey compliment also taken :)

ARUNA said...

thanq Pooja.......your wishes accepted!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Usha!

Mangala Bhat said...

Wow! birthday wishes to ur hubby! Cake looks soo moist and inviting :)

Pavithra said...

Wow aruna our wishes to ur hubby .. great job and loved the cake too.. Hope he got real lovable surprise hah...Just fantastic clipping and party surprise.

Chriz said...

happy burthday to your hubby? :) and lovely way of dedicating two of the best recipies to your hubby

Arv said...

Happy Birthday to the HUbby :)

thats one delightful mouth watery treat :)

take care da... cheers...

Rush said...

wats his name? i wanna sing a Birthday song..wishes to him, hope u guys finally end up celebrating together!!

Lavanya Siva said...

Belated wishes for your hubby. Sorry for being so late. Wonderful birthday cake and the mango icecream looks perfect. Saw the video. great suprise.

Take care, and wishing you all the very best and happy and fun filled future.

Have a great day dear.

workhard said...

Hey Babes...

Lemme tell u something.. i just loved the video and watched it 3 times.. U look fab... And the amount of effort u put in making that video..i really think hes a lucky guy to have u... Send him Birthday Greetings from my side..

The cake looks yummmmy!!!!!

I wont believe u when u say.. u spoil cakes....

and the mango icecream.....yum yum yum...

RennyBA said...

Belated Happy Birthday to your husband - all the way from Norway!

To me, this would have been the biggest surprise - yuummmmyyyyyyy :-)

ARUNA said...

thanq Mangala!

ARUNA said...

hey Pavithra, thanq for ur wishes and wonderful words yaa!!

ARUNA said...

thanq Chriz boy!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks Arvind!

ARUNA said...

hey Rush, his name is V.....V for Victory..hehe! Sorry Vishnu actually!!!

ARUNA said...

No problem Lavanya.....thanq so much for ur wishes yaa!!!! thanks for the compliments too!!

ARUNA said...

hehe thanks Saara dear!!!! I'm glad u watched the video thrice...happy!!I will pass on ur wisehs to him and hey no one is perfect dear including me, so don't u think i can spoil my cakes at times :(

ARUNA said...

haha thanq Renny, so nice of u!!!

Ramya said...

Belated Bday wishes to u'r hubby Aruna!!Wow..The bday cake,decorations and the ultimate mango icecream look soooo nice..What a nice way to celebrate!!!!

Nina's Recipes said...

Hi sweetie,Happy Birthday to your loving husband. You are such a lovely, wife! I'm sure he was very happy with your surprise party! The cake and mango ice cream are absolutely delicious looking and I know it taste yum yum yum....
Love and kisses!

ARUNA said...

thanq for your wishes Ramya!

ARUNA said...

hry Nina, thanq for those lovely compliments! Will pass on ur wishes to my hubby....well he was surely surprised a bit!!!

Premyscakes said...

Wow Aruna, cake looks yummy and amazing video too.

ज़ाकिर अली ‘रजनीश’ said...

अरे वाह, बहुत बहुत बधाई।

-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Daisy Blue said...

Very nice tempting blog.. will be a frequent visitor :)

Kishore Choudhary said...

Belated happy b'day

Pinky said...

Nice decoration Aruna.......just like the shop one... nice surprised celebration party too,U r a Lovely wife too...

Sandhya said...

mango ice creme looks yummmo! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Happy Birthday to your husband!

ARUNA said...

thanq Prema !

ARUNA said...

shukriyaa Rajnish Ji!

ARUNA said...

Daisy Blue: thanq for dropping by, glad u liked my blog!

ARUNA said...

thanq Kishore!

ARUNA said...

thanq for ur sweet words Pinky!!!

ARUNA said...

thanks for the wishes Sandhya!

Viki's Kitchen said...

You are so sweet dear. Mango ice cream looks so tempting. Chocolate cake makes me drooling:) Congrats u made the birthday so special.

ARUNA said...

thanq Viki, those were some nice words!

puspa said...

that is very sweet Aruna. Sweet Birthday with Lovely Cakes.

le Pierrot said...

Ho la la, MIAM !

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

Mzedaar.
-Zakir Ali ‘Rajnish’
{ Secretary-TSALIIM & SBAI }

Srivalli said...

Aruna..thats one lovely cake and ice cream..happy birthday to your hubby...

ARUNA said...

thanks for dropping by Puspa!

ARUNA said...

Rajnish ji, dhanyawaad!

ARUNA said...

thanks for ur wishes Sri!!!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wish a very happy b'day to your husband !! The chocolate cake and mango ice cream both are looking so mind blowing..Great..Unseen Rajasthan

"MIRACLE" said...

बहुत -बहुत बधाई .....और साथ में ढेर सारी शुभकामनाएं.......

मुकेश कुमार तिवारी said...

Belated Best Wishes on B'day. Wishing that every dream of your comes true and you both have wonderfull year Ahead.

Cakes, i would like wife to go thorugh though Mango Ice Cream delicious and Yumm.....


Mukesh Kumar Tiwari

Rajesh said...

Birthday wishes to your life partner. That cake and ice cream looks delicious.

ARUNA said...

thanks Bharat!

ARUNA said...

shukriya Arun ji!

ARUNA said...

thanq so much for your kind words and heartful wishes Mukesh Ji!

ARUNA said...

thanq Rajesh!

Shabs.. said...

Belated bday wishes to ur hubby aruna...just saw the pic and they look really cool.....
ur cake look amazing, very well done....will make it next time wen i make a choc cake...
coming here after quite a long time...

Ammu said...

B'day wishes to ur hubby. Aruna I should say onething at this point, ur hubby is very lucky to get such a sweet wife like u.

sangeeta said...

i know it's too late ..but convey my best wishes to your hubby..
these are tow of my favorite recipes..er..foods..he he.

shanthi said...

lovely cake. First time to your blog. You have nice collection of recipes.

ARUNA said...

hi Shabs, thanq for your lovely wishes!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq for your lovely words Ammu!!!

ARUNA said...

hey Sangeeta, your wishes accepted yaa and thanks dear!!!

ARUNA said...

thanq for stopping by Shanthi!!!!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Birthday Wishes from me too!

Slow and Beautiful — Snail

ARUNA said...

thanks Bhavesh!