Face throwing a kiss is the emoji I use the most, it is always in the top 3 of my frequently used emojis with a simple 🙂 and a heart. Passion fruit or purple granadilla has recently become my favourite fruit… And so we got to this cake! Yesterday was my birthday and I could not picked a better cake project than making my favourite fruit into a cake resembling the cutest emoticon! I had so much fun yesterday and I want again to thank my husband, friends and family for making it such a special day.
This is a very simple naked cake with a lot of flavour. Passion fruit sponge is naturally yellow and you do not need any food colouring. Passion fruit cream cheese frosting with pulp including the seeds is sweet and fruity with little crunch from the seeds. I got such good compliments on the frosting that I think an alternative to the emoji decor would be to cover the whole cake with the frosting and maybe to add even some more of the gorgeous passion fruit pulp on top!
The reason I did not write the number of single fruits in the recipe is simply that the sizes vary that much and some are more juicy than others. I was fortunate to find beautiful large sized passion fruits from my local store down the street. They were so juicy that I did not have to squeeze the pulp, it was enough to spoon it from the fruit to a small sieve and let the juice pour into a jug. I then used the same fruit pulp in the frosting and some served on it’s own at our dessert table.
With the face throwing a kiss I’m welcoming my favourite time of the year – Spring <3 Time to refresh, reflect and renew. I’m going on a little creative break to gather inspiration from the nature and new experiences. Don’t worry though, it won’t be long until I’m back to the kitchen and for sure in time for Easter treats. Sending love to all my fellow bakers, lovely readers and friends all over the world. Wishing you Spring full of happiness and good times!
p.s. this particular emoticon is great for featuring age for 30 something as the blowing lips look a lot like number “3”, just add the second digit on top of the heart! 😉