Monday, March 29, 2010

Swimming Pool Cake

It's Jordan's 9th birthday today.

His mummy told me he wanted a swimming pool cake this year & cake flavour to be his favourite chocolate cake.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

50th Wedding Anniversary

My friend, P, ordered this 2-tier heart shape cake for her uncle's 50th wedding anniversary.

It was a 4.5 kg yam cake, frosted with buttercream.

Volcano Cake

I just loved the baking & decorating of this really 'hot' cake !

It was for 2 boys' 12-year old birthday party last Saturday. We had a fun time creating the lava & the rocks effect.

Monkey Cake

This cute monkey cake was baked for Siti's 30 year old hubby last week.

It was a 2.5 kg chocolate cake, frosted with buttercream.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

Wedding Favours - Cupcakes

Cupcakes covered with sugar paste

Individually packed, finished with a ribbon

Monday, March 15, 2010


These donuts were made with recipe from Zurin's blog @ Cherry On A Cake.

They looked so doughy, the kind of donuts that we fancy, not the airy type. So I printed out the recipe right away & gave it a try.

Instead of eight donuts, I made them into smaller ones & got 17 pcs.
They were yummy, not so oily, really worth making them.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Swiss Brown

This is our favourite bread for now.

It's chewy, doughy & I just love the aroma, so floury.

As home-made bread don't keep well in our extremely hot & humid climate, I usually baked 2 loaves & freeze the other for next meal. The only complain I have is that the crust goes soft after it has cooled. So sometimes I pop it into the oven of 120C to heat up for 5 - 7 mins before serving.

Recipe :
Yields 2 loaves

500g Bread flour
8g Instant dry yeast
15g Sugar
10g Salt
310g Cold water
15g Shortening

With an electric mixer & dough hook at low speed, blend the ingredients together for 1 min. Increase speed to medium & mix for another 12 - 15 mins until dough if fully developed.

Transfer the dough onto a flour-dusted work surface & round up the dough with both hands. Place the dough into a large bowl & let it rise in a warm place for 1 hour until the dough doubles in size.

Punch the dough down & divide it into 2 pcs, each about 425g. Round up the dough & roll it into a baton shape. Place dough on a baking tray that's been lined with baking paper.

Prove the dough in a warm place for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 230C. After dough has risen, bake with a tray of water to generate steam for 10 mins. Remove the water & continue to bake for 10 mins or until the bread is golden brown.

* I replaced the shortening with butter. This is a very sticky bread dough. It helps to oil your hands when handling the dough.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Princess Castle Cake

Yesterday was the birthday party for 5 year old Angelina. Mummy has requested for a Cinderella castle cake with turrets.

Everything was hand-crafted from scratch, from the cake to the turrets. It was really fun working on this cake. The only thing missing from it was the princess figurine. I think Angelinas's mum would place it on upon cake cutting.

Angelina's brother, Allen, had his party too. His cake was Fireman's Sam fire engine. Once again Sam would complete the picture.

Cakes (1/3 - 8/3)

Doll cake done for a 18 year old. Was cracking my head thinking what she'll like, decided on lace & just cachous at the end.

A celebration cake for 'Hinamatsuri' (Girl's Day in Japan).

Cupcakes - January 2010

Some themed cupcakes done in Janaury.

Minnie Mouse

A friend has requested for drawings of each of her friend's face on cupcake, with sketches provided.

Teddy Bear Cake

This was baked in Janaury for a 1 year old girl who celebrated her birthday with her elder brother, hence there was each of a pink & blue teddy bear.

3-Tier Wedding Cake

This was a replica of the engagement cake that we did in December.

This time it was for a wedding.

I love the kissing couple topper on the top tier, so beautiful !

I'm Back !

I'm finally back to my dear blog which I've been neglecting for the past 2 months.

January was a very very hectic month for me.
Besides baking, there were tons of stuff to be tidied. Towards the end of the month, I was hit by tonsillitis, fever & almost a dozen mouth ulcers. It was real torture & I felt really bad. This went on for 3 weeks & I couldn't eat. The bonus was I lost 4kg & I was so thrilled that I forgot the pain !

I took a long break after recovering from the ulcers. Luckily I was able to eat during my break :)

Now that I'm well rested & fully recovered, I'm back for more baking challenge...


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