Monday, June 28, 2010
"A Princess" ........that's what the little girl requested. And I took this opportunity to try what I've been longing to ..;D
I know I still need alot practice on that. Hopefully I can get to make a better one the next time..;p And of course more in a time..haha!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
(he must be very happy, at least he knows that all the fees he paid are worth for..haha!)
Okay back to the cake, because of the limited time, I just made a very simple cake for him. Not much decorations needed, and yet it taste real good. A recipe adapted from Kevin Chai's My Birthday Cake. Somehow I did some changes on the sponge here.
So what do you think?
Lemon Yoghurt Cake from Kevin Chai, with my own sponge...
250g Sponge mix
1/2tsp lemon paste
45ml lemon juice
175g Fresh cream (whipped)
30g Lemon paste
Some cocoa powder, chocolate rice (i used choc crunchy pearls) and choc curls.
~ Beat all the sponge ingredients (except oil) for 10 minutes on high speed.
~ Add in oil and mix well, then bake at 180'C for 30 mins.
~ To make yoghurt cream, stir yoghurt and lemon paste into whipped cream and mix well.
~ Slice cake into 3 or 4 layers and spread yoghurt cream on to cake and sandwich the layers.
~ Pare the edge of the cake to form a semi-circular shape.
~ Cover the whole cake with remaining cream. (I just cover the cake with fresh cream) And use a palatte knife to lift up cream to make peaks.
~ Sides with choc rice and dust with cocoa powder and decorate with some choc curls on the top.
The cake is so soft and the lemon taste was superb and so refreshing. Just simply delicious!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This week is my busiest week of the month, going office every morning as usual, having classes to attend, helping friends to bake some cakes, my hubby's birthday and my parents are coming down this weekend. Haven't thought of any cake to bake for "him" and I hope I can come out with something he really likes..;p
Here's a recipe which I'll like to share, a very Moist Choc Cake which my youngest sister gave me. Its rich and soft, and I've used it for my project this week. Project?...you must be wondering..haha! Well, it was a friend's baby's fullmoon, and she has asked me to help make some fullmoon package to give out her relatives. Never thought it was so time consuming..;p Anyway, a promise is a promise, take it a good experience I told myself.;)
This was the Choc Cup Cake I mentioned. Get the recipe here. I just added 1/4 tsp of baking powder into the recipe. Like it more fluffy texture..heehee..;D
Friday, June 18, 2010
Then to prove it really works, I made myself a glass last 2 days when I felt a slight pain in my throat. It works!!! And that is why I really wanted to share this juice with you..;)
You just need....2 oranges (room temperature), 3-4 petals of mint ( I used applemint), and 1 tsp of honey. Blend the oranges and mint together for juice, add in honey and mix well, and drink once ready.
My very own version,
6 eggs white
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
6 egg yolks
1/2 tsp Kahlua / coffee essence
2 tbsps coffee (coffee powder melted in hot water)
140g Self raising flour
The method is the same as the other old posts. You can refer here.
Notice there is no oil here. Yup! I avoid that. And the texture is still soft..:)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Okay, since we have to celebrate, and I can't help on the cooking part, so I've made some cooling fresh dessert. Here's come "my version" of agar-agar..haha! Its kind of last minute that my hubby decided to have something cooling after dinner, so I just take out whatever I have in the cupboard and fridge. Found a can of fruit punch and some lemons, so here it goes....;p
Lemon Fruit Punch Jelly..;)
Here's the recipe,
25g agar-agar powder
1 can of Fruit Punch
1 lemon, extract juice
~ Drained the can of fruit punch, reserve the juice and set aside.
~ Add in water into the reserve juice (from the fruit punch) until 850ml
~ Pour all ingredients into a pot (except the fruit punch) and bring to boil.
~ Remove from heat and add in fruit punch.
~ Stir well, and pour into moulds. Cool and chill before serve.
Easy right, and it taste good too. Hope you like it..:)
And before I end, I'll like to share with you the dishes we had during dinner........
All these were prepared by my MIL alone...she's really a "superwoman" in her early 70s. All so yummy, and most of us can't really move after the dinner....too full to do anything!!...;p
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I'm very happy with my work eventhough its not "perfect"...(thick skin)..haha!
Here's the baby boy's cupcakes. Blueberry cupcakes with fondant & gum paste decorations..:)
The recipe for the blueberry cupcakes is here.
Aren't they cute?!...heehee...I personally like the laying baby and cradles..:)
Yup! Its Chocolate Chips cupcakes, for the recipe please click here..:) Instead of melted chocolate, I used cocoa powder and chocolate chips this time.
Monday, June 7, 2010
An Apple cake, very simple recipe adapted from a Taiwanese chef which I've kept for a long long time too. This is not the 1st time I bake this but it seems I've forgotten how long I have to cook the caramel......
Well, as you can see here, the cake looks abit burn on top..*sigh*. Luckily it still taste ok..;p
That's the caramel that suppose to look yellowish ..:(
Will make note here, so that I won't forget next time...;p
1 or 2 apples, thinly sliced
1/4 cup sugar, melted becomes caramel (turn off the fire right after the caramel turn yellowish)
~ Pour caramel onto the cake pan ( I used and 8" ring pan) and arranged the sliced apples on the caramel. Set aside.
Ingredients for batter:
1 finely chopped apple
130g sugar (has been reduced)
180g Plain flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
~ Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy
~ Add in eggs one at a time
~ Slowly fold in flour and milk alternately, and ends with flour.
~ Mix in chopped apples and pour batter onto the cake pan with arranged caramel & sliced apples at the bottom.
~ Bake at 170'C for 40-45 minutes.
~ Over turn and remove the cake once done.
Serve the cake warm or cold as your wish. I always keep half of it in the fridge and half outside..heehee! I just like both! Hope you like it too..:)
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here's some photos which I like to share with you.
This is a princess crown for my good friend's daughter. She turns 6 today which is a week after my girl. They both love princess and all "sweet" things and especially PINK! haha!
Here's a gift for her and hope she likes it as much as I do..:)
Another one is for a 2 year old birthday girl whose mother I know very well too. She wanted to celebrate in her school, which means the kids are all 2 years old like her. So mini cupcakes with adorable decorations are just nice for her..:)
There's no theme for this but I'm trying my best to decorate with her favourite bears. (which I can only moulded 6)..;p
I like the bees and ladybugs, most of all its easy for me..haha!
All are choc cakes which is not too sweet and its just nice to eat with the icing..:) Recipe will be post in the next post..;)