I finally got my own hand mixer. Did quite some running around for whipping cream as I found it very difficult to locate a store which sold the same. Eureka! Fatima Bakery on Hosur Road stocked it. So got my packet of Rich's non-dairy topping , searched for tips on whipping the cream on the internet. My first opportunity to experiment with the whipping cream and mixer was around the corner - Girish's birthday.
I had baked the cake in hubby's favorite flavor - chocolate . It was a good omen when KEB did not play spoilsport while the cake was in the oven. The cake rose beautifully. It was magical to see the cream starting to hold its shape in soft peaks. Was scared to whip any further as I had read that the cream would separate and curdle if over whipped. Had also got a cake comb and a new long serrated knife. Got a little too carried away with the knife and the slices became uneven. Anyways,filled the cake with 'my' whipped cream, covered the cake with cream,ran the cake comb through the sides, decorated with strawberries and grated chocolate. Was it satisfying to hear my hubby and kids ask for more:-)) It was totally my creation... what a moment for a budding baker!!