Traditional recipes

"Adriana" christening cake

Brown countertop (bake 2 separate countertops):

The first brown sea: beat 6 egg whites well, add sugar and beat well, add water, oil and yolks, mix lightly, add flour, cocoa and baking powder.

Wallpaper a tray with baking paper and put the composition, bake 20-25 minutes at 160 degrees

The tray is quite large in fact, it can be adjusted in width only (don't laugh) it has a size of 45/33 cm

Do the same with the second brown countertop.

Yellow countertop (bake 2 separate countertops):

Beat the egg whites, add the sugar and mix well, then add the water, oil and mix lightly, add the flour and baking powder.

Wallpaper a tray with baking paper, put the composition and bake for 20-25 minutes at 160 degrees.

Do the same with the second countertop.


Caramelize the sugar (do not burn, great care becomes bitter) quench with water, then leave to cool a little, then add the rum essence.


Beat the whipped cream well with the hardener and sugar, it must be like very hard snow

The mascarpone is mixed very well separately, then mixed with whipped cream.

Assembly cake:

Put the yellow top on a tray, syrup it well with the syrup, put about half of the cream (even a little more than half can be put), level it nicely and then put a top with cocoa, syrup it well with the syrup.

To make a good grip with the next countertop, put a layer of whipped cream or cream.

Put the second yellow countertop (from which you cut as much as I put in length and sides about 3 cm) and syrup well and then put the difference in cream and over the cream the second countertop with cocoa and syrup (and from it is cut from the sides about 3 cm)

For the decoration, whip the cream well with the sugar and the hardener until it becomes a very hard snow, add a few drops of dye (I put pink, maybe any color)

Dress the cake with pink fear, decorate it with candies and roses, I put 9 roses and 18 leaves

For roses, I will post this recipe as it is done in the coming days, which is really very painstaking to do but sometimes it's worth it.

PS: Unfortunately I don't have a section for this cake either, but I have confirmation that it was very, very good.

Baptism cakes

We love to create delightful baptismal cakes. Special occasions, such as baptism, could not be better celebrated than with a beautiful cake. In fact, it is a tradition to mark such a special day with a magnificent cake.

Our adorable range of cakes can be customized to suit boys or girls and we use only natural ingredients as well as exotic fruit inserts to limit the amount of sugar used as much as possible. If you have special ideas for your baby's christening cake, let us know.

We love nothing more than to bring your ideas to life in the form of a cake. We also have a lot of experience and ideas, so if you need inspiration, ask or take a look at our gallery of baby cakes. Instagram or Facebook.

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About us

I'm Adriana and I'm the founder, Love at First Bite by Adriana. After 16 years in corporations, I discovered my true passion, to make GOOD sweets with ingredients of controlled origin.

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The fruits are washed, cleaned and cut into cubes as desired. If you use compote fruits, drain the syrup well and cut them.

Then I separated 6 yolks and beat them on the fire with 200 grams of powdered sugar until the cream thickened.

I let it cool a bit and added 20 grams of gelatin that I had melted with a little juice from the canned fruit, over low heat, or with sugar syrup.

I beat 500 ml of liquid cream or whatever you want to get whipped cream, then I incorporated the fruit.

Then I went to the assembly, I lined a pot with transparent film so as not to have unpleasant surprises and then with biscuits, which in this case are Sardinian savoiardi, that is, a kind of savoiardi bigger than the ones we all know and softer, which is why there was no need to soften them with anything, but if you want to use the classic ones you should sprinkle them with a little fruit syrup for example (I dipped them in the orange cake I left with the juice left by orange slices).

Put some of the cream, then fruit on top, then place the biscuits on top, then the cream, and the fruit, and the cream, and the fruit, and finish with a row of biscuits.

Then refrigerate for 2 hours.

Serve the Diplomat cake from the cold, sliced.

Diplomat cake recipe was proposed by Adriana Nicoleta on the culinary forum.

23 comments on & bdquoBaptism Cakes & rdquo

A cake beauty! I'm also waiting for the recipe.

It looks gorgeous! I think you worked hard on it, but it was worth it! Long live your son! He must be very proud of such a talented mother!

art, not another! congratulations to the author!

Dear Amalia, how beautifully you made the cake, it is very successful!
Well, the emotions are gone, the cake
looks very good, I wish you congratulations and & # 8221 to as many as possible & # 8221!
Kiss you!

Congratulations to as many cakes as possible. It turned out very nice, and the slippers are so cute that I fell in love with them & # 8230

It looks great! Be a professional!
You have a miss on my blog. I'm waiting for you to take it.

Wow! It's great for you! How was it? I hope everything went well! Kiss you!

Thank you very much for knowing that it was a stressful week, but in the end everything ended well, it was very nice especially at church, the little one didn't cry at all :), then everything went smoothly :)).

Leoflori, the recipe is for a diplomat cake with fruit, you can easily find it if you look at the list & # 8230 well the cake weighed almost 6 kg, the quantities were higher.

A very successful cake and I think it was also tasty!
I wonder where you buy food coloring, I haven't found it anywhere.

Thanks Alina, I bought the dyes from Kaufland (liquid dye).

Hello! I have been visiting your page for a long time, it is very fine and I like your recipes the most. You are a very good girl, I appreciate that you post the correct recipes and I want to tell you that I had a great time with yogurt cakes. Thank you very much and may the Lord bless you.

Dear Crina, thank you for your appreciation & # 8230 with the cakes maybe I would have advanced a lot if I had money to invest in utensils and dyes:) & # 8230I like more the simple ones with yogurt or fruit, I see that you also tried them & # 8230 I would recommend the Egyptian cake, you will see that it is delicious! Kiss you and only good!

how do you manage to spread the whipped cream so well?

With a metal spatula (they are commercially available not to buy plastic).

good amalia. I would like to ask you something, next month (April) is my angel's day and I would like to make the cake. My question, for a diplomat cake, for about 15 people, what quantities should I use and if it's not too much what do you use dye (company)? thank you from the bottom of my heart & # 8230

Usually it is considered a slice of 150g / person, if there are children maybe 100g & # 8230 would be 150 & # 21515 = 2250 so about 2.5 kg, the recipe is the one from the diplomat cake posted by me here http: //
dye I bought from Kaufland is from a Romanian company I don't know what it's called :) but it's very cheap. Kiss you

Hi! please tell me how to make botosei and roses

I also want the recipe for this cake. Please

What did you make your slippers out of? I want to do the same for my baby at baptism

I made the slippers from sugar paste, I took the recipe from the internet. Honestly I had some work for them, I think you better buy them from a confectionery. The cake recipe is diplomatic (I have the recipe in the cake section). And the fondant figurines must be put before taking the cake because the cream & # 8222 melts them & # 8221 if they stay too long.

I baptize with joy on the day of the dandelion

Dandelion day is approaching. On this occasion, we begin preparations for the organization of the party. So far, apart from the 1st birthday when I had a great time, the little girl's birthday was celebrated at Gyula with her grandparents. But this year we have a new party planned. Which isn't exactly as simple as it might sound.

We are a big family and the ties between us are extremely close. We are glad to be with or without any special occasion. Such a big celebration as Ania's four-year anniversary will surely unite us all. What does everyone mean? Well, we would be like this:

The three of us are joined by the four happy and cheerful grandparents. Dada, Florin's aunt, can't wait to see you again. Our sisters come in tandem with their two husbands and four cousins, two in hats. Because the older ladies and teenagers, Miru and Daria, now have friends, they will also be invited to join us. A simple calculation shows us that we have reached number 18 with invitations. For now.

Family means for us and the sons and daughters we have tied our lives to. So, the two godparents together with the dandelion midwife will definitely be present. We have formalized our relationship with the Finns after many years of close friendship and, although some of them are spread around the world and may have difficulty joining us, we will still address our call: Teresa, Iulia and Cevi (currently domiciled in France), Maia, Ada and Călin (Luxembourg), Eva, Ioana and Sergiu (Cluj-Napoca), Tudor, Isa and Cristi (Sibiu), Adriana and her three daughters (fortunately, Deva). And so, I got to counting to 37.

Of course, we can't forget the dandelion's friends, apart from the ones listed above: Radu and his mother, Cris (to whom the chick is related since the birth that separates them only one day), Ioana and Valentina, together with their parents them (who always compete to better entertain the little girl) and Luca with Irina and Marius, warm and playful friends.

And so, we could find ourselves in the situation of looking for a suitable room for rent for a small baptism. But as our Ania is not a girl like any other, this year I think she will have two parties, in the yard, among puppies, animals, sun, toys, joy, smiles and loved ones.

It wouldn't be easy for us all to come together, but we wouldn't want it to be any different. We are very proud of this richness of ours and we hope from the bottom of our hearts that God will keep us all healthy, happy and loving, at least until people start making fun party plans for happy dandelion chicks!

More information

This christening cake, like most of our personalized cakes, can be made with almost any of our compositions. Please, dear parents, contact us at 0752143843 where to set up a tasting. There we will choose the composition that best suits you and your guests,

The christening cake in the picture weighs about 8 kg. For your baptism we will size the cake together according to the decor and the number of guests. Please contact us at 0752143843!

How to choose the name at Baptism

Question: Father Petru, please explain why some Moldovan priests do not want to baptize with names such as Mihaela, Florin, Ovidiu, Lilia, etc.? Is it true that people who do not receive the names of Saints do not have a Guardian Angel and if they have non-Christian names they must change them in order to be mentioned at the service?

I consider this issue a very painful one for the Orthodox Church in general, and for the one in Moldova in particular, because due to the fashion of giving children exotic names, but also the inculturation of some priests, children end up suffering a certain discomfort or even a psychological trauma when they are told that they cannot be mentioned at services with a certain name or that they do not have a "guardian angel". And to elucidate this issue, I will try to address it systematically, in a few points. At the same time, I mention that the subject is not only related to theology, but also to linguistics, history and even general culture.

1. The name is generally more than a nickname or a personal alphabet code (analogous to the personal numeric code). Theoretically, man can bear any name (desired by him or his parents), but we must be aware that it will be worn all his life and even beyond this life, and will increase or decrease in popularity with the person wearing that name. name. That is why the name should not be put at random or twisted at will, because he identifies with the person who wears it.

2. The first Christians "among the Gentiles" (that is, non-Jews) bore pagan names, and at baptism they were not changed because the nickname "Christian" sanctified the "little name / surname," whatever it was. The Holy Martyr Demetrius (Δημήτριος), for example, bore the name of a pagan deity (Demetrius), but he kept this name even after his baptism, and through his life, and especially his death (martyrdom), he sanctified this much-loved name. by us today. We have the same situation with Saint Dionysius, and the example is valid for many other hundreds and thousands of saints from the first centuries, who did not even have the means and where to borrow only the names of saints. The culmination is that sometimes, even if the names were changed at baptism, the Church continued to name them after their ancient pagan names, considered today the names of saints. Such is the case of Saint Kneaz Vladimir, baptized Vasile or of Saint Kneaghine Olga, baptized Elena.

3. However, since the fourth and fifth centuries, there has been a tendency to give Christian children only the names of saints, but the tendency has never become a general rule, but only a piece of advice. In some Christian circles, including Tsarist Russia up to 1917, names were usually placed on the calendar according to the date of birth or baptism, and not infrequently he was chosen by the priest himself. That is why the Russians have many names that in Romania or Greece are considered exclusively monks (Maxim, Vitalie, Ghenadie, etc.). In other countries or regions it was customary to give children the names of relatives or personalities of the nation (Trajan, Caesar - in Latin), being accepted and popular names (Mircea, Radu, Neagu / Neagoe, Doina - in Romanian Ruslan, Igor, Oleg - in Russian) or flower names (Viorel, Viorica etc. - in Romanian). Some of these names, both from Romanians and Russians, have reached the calendar, and some (not yet).

4. Christian names (or become Christian) have various forms, and the difference in writing or pronunciation should not scare us, because it does not matter. The most common male name - John, is known in the world under dozens of transliterations and pronunciations (Ion, Ivan, John, Jean, Jovan, Giovanni, Johann, Juan, Janos, Jan, etc.), but he still remains the same name, each using the local variant. This is true of many other names, and only a priest devoid of general culture can say that he baptizes with the name "Gabriel," but not with that of "Gabriel," for the simple reason that he did not find it in the calendar exactly as he knows. It should be understood that much of the difference in transliteration and pronunciation of names is due to the two ways of reading Greek: Erasmus or Reuchlinian. The Greek Μιχαήλ can be read in both Michael and Michael - and both are correct (in a way). The same is true of Γαβριήλ, which is Gabriel and Gabriel at the same time.

5. Another problem is changing the gender of some names. In the monastic tradition, the practice of feminizing male names is extremely well known, which is why no one is outraged when they hear such names of nuns as Seraphim, Siluana, Macaria, etc. But I know priests from Moldova who did not want to baptize girls named Daniela (the prophet Daniil / Daniel), Adriana (St. Adrian), Andreea (St. Ap. Andrei), Nicoleta (St. Nicholas) or even Mihaela and Gabriela ( Archangels Michael and Gabriel). I find no other explanation than the lack of culture of those who refuse to baptize with feminized names, although the practice is widely used in the monastic environment. By the way, there are also cases of masculinization of some names, such as Anastasie, Athanasie, etc., which in the form of a common noun are feminine.

6. We must not forget that there is also the practice of translating names. I really can't understand why the Russians translated the names of Pistis, Elpis and Agapis through Vera (Faith), Nadezhda (Hope) and Liubovi (Love), but they refuse to translate the names of Svetlana or Luminiţa, which in Greek is Fotinia, and the Latin - Lucia? Of course, names like Lilia / Liliana (from Susana) or Florin [a] (from Anthim / Flor, Florentie) are also Christian names and it is not fair to refuse to translate the names. I don't think it makes sense to say that Victoria and Nika are the same name, Bogdan is the translation of Theodor (Fiodor), and Dorin and Dorel are derived from Theodor…

7. A special chapter is occupied by the Christian names from the local traditions, generally unknown to us. For example, the name of Saint Shio in Georgia is not known to us, but it is preferred by many Georgians. On the other hand, Romanians (as a Latin people and in close contact with the West), sometimes use to name children the names of Western saints such as: Saint Ovid (Auditus), bishop of Braga, passed to the Lord on June 3 135 Saint Monica , mother of Blessed Augustine, passed to the Lord on May 4, 387 to St. Octavian, archdeacon of Carthage, martyred on March 22, 484 St. Robert (Rupert), bishop of Worms, passed to the Lord on March 27, 718 et seq. So it would be appropriate to study better the Sinaxar of the Western Saints up to 1054 (and in some cases even after this date) and not to believe that if we have not heard of a name, it does not even exist. To be honest, I'm not sure those who name their children Ovid, Monica, Octavian or Robert really know about these saints, but that's another matter. It is not even obligatory for parents to give their children only the names of saints (exaggerating this act), especially since most of them never tell them about the saint whose name the child bears and do not teach them to follow their lives. In this case, what good is it to force them to name saints if they are not interested in this aspect?

8. I consider that there must be some restrictions in the acceptance of some names and it would be appropriate for these restrictions to have the Civil Registry Offices as well. It does not seem fair to me to put as a first name all kinds of diminutives such as Ionut, Ionica, Ionel, etc., even if a person named Ion, at certain ages or in the family, can be named with any of them. When he reaches the age of 40-50, none of these diminutives fit, and the person seems to be made fun of by a name that does not seem serious. It is also not good to accept two or more names for the same person, and the custom must be categorized as theologically incorrect. Every human being has a single identity and therefore must have a single name. Some names given by Roma (Gypsies) must also be categorically rejected, such as: Rexona, Palmoliviu, Barcelona, ​​Lisbon, Napoleon, Mercedesa, etc. Unfortunately, some Romanian priests baptized with such names, mocking the very idea of ​​"baptismal name".

9. In the Russian Church, another extreme is reached: if the parents give the child funny or missing names from the Russian calendar (because they do not know anyone else), the priest baptizes him with a name chosen by him (from the calendar), and the parents I call my whole life by another name - that of the deeds or a diminutive of that one, often forgetting what name the priest gave him at baptism. And when the baby is brought to communion or mentioned at a service, all the problems related to his name reappear. That is why a middle way must be adopted and even, if necessary, a more extensive list of Christian names should be made, which should also be sent through Russian monasteries, so that the Orthodox there will no longer reject pomelnics containing names other than those. known to them.

10. Apart from the monasticism, the Church does not know of any ordinances or services for the renaming of the name, although I have heard that there are some priests who do such a thing, and I really wonder what they do? I know hierarchs who changed the name of the priesthood candidate during the ordination, but this, like even more than the monasticism, is a call to a special ministry (as we see in the Bible, when some personalities were renamed ) and not a common name change order. So the name cannot and must not be changed, whatever it may be. Improper naming must be prevented (before registration in civil and baptismal deeds), but not corrected post-factum. When it is necessary to mention someone, I think that the name should be mentioned at the baptism, whatever it may be, and if the priest baptized the child with a different name than the one in the civil documents, both must be put to services, so that he is not neglected either. one or the other. If a person knows that he has been baptized with another name, but no one remembers him, write the civil name everywhere and do not doubt the validity of the Church's remembrance.

11. The name of baptism and even the baptism itself has nothing to do with the "guardian angel." The text in Matthew 18:10 speaks clearly of the existence of "guardian angels" in unbaptized people, and this is because every human being, even a pagan, has such an angel from birth. The angel is not given to man only at baptism, and that is not why we are baptized. After baptism, the Christian has the opportunity to "collaborate" differently with his angel, being especially protected and helped to salvation by him. Nor can we say that the "guardian angel" would have a name or a day of celebration, so the pseudo-church expression "angel's day / angel's day" is totally theologically wrong. Our name day is the day we mention the Saint whose name we bear and whom we consider our patron (patron), but that has nothing to do with the "angel." If our protector is St. Nicholas, it does not mean that he is also the "guardian angel" (as is also believed in the Russian Church), because every man has his "guardian angel", while the patron saint can be one for more. many millions of people. So, the person who does not bear the name of a saint, has a "guardian angel" anyway, and as a patron saint he can take any saint from the calendar, who is dearer to him, even if his name has nothing to do with his own.

What does the kit contain and how is it personalized?

The kit you can find at Atelierele Cris contains everything you will need for the baby's baptism: myrrh cloth, large baby towel - with hood, christening bandage, myrrh bottle, priest's towel and soap in the bag. In addition, other kits also contain some bonus items, such as a custom toy or candle.

In such a christening kit all the components are customized. You can choose to write the child's name and date of baptism. You can choose the kit that has the decorations or embroideries you prefer. In addition, if you can't find a kit that you like, you can send an image you want embroidered on the christening kit of your fine, and the specialists from Atelierele Cris will turn your image into an embroidery on the kit you choose .

Another detail that will delight you is the possibility to configure your christening kit as you wish. Since all the components of a kit are handmade, sewn and decorated by the specialists from Atelierele Cris, you can specify the details you want in terms of embroidery colors, lace or decorations. In addition, if you liked a certain model and you want other elements to be added to that kit, you can contact the team and they will make a personalized christening set for you, following your requirements.

What should a christening kit contain?

A baptismal kit must contain:

  • candle. A beautifully decorated candle with tulle, accessorized with a toy and personalized with the baby's name, would be much appreciated.
  • Clothes set. A bow tie suit or a dress, plus a cute bodysuit and slippers.
  • hooded towel. Such a towel will often be used in the coming months, so make sure it is soft and beautiful.
  • blanket.
  • cloth.
  • band.
  • a special soap for babies, because their skin is very sensitive in the first months of life.
  • oil bottle. I mean that oil put by the godmother in the bottle and which is said to become holy after baptism. There are areas where this habit is not taken into account.
  • optional: a beautiful box in which to give them and in which they can be kept.

Video: Adrianas First Holy Communion - The Modern Photobooth - Stop Motion Movie (January 2022).