Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Though many of you like this chocolate cake, I still think that it can be erm... improved further. The milk chocolate icing is very indulging but also sweeter compared with dark chocolate icing.
Made this for a birthday at the office and I made everyone wait till after I microwaved it back before eating the cake. Definitely much better when eaten warm.
Okay, if I have the time, I will experiment with a different method of making the glacing. I want to add something to the cake as well. So, tasters, I hope you have not had enough of this cake yet. :)
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Came across this recipe in the BBC Good Food magazine and planned to bake this for my Christmas present.
I just love the colour of these biscotti. Green from the pistachios, red from the cranberries. Very christmasy. Recipe also includes raisins and almond.
This is sort of an experiment since I have no time to perfect it yet. The handling of the dough can be improved, the size and baking time needs to be improved too. But overall, I love the taste, sis had quite a few pieces so I'm sure it's quite acceptable.
Wishing you a very blessed Christmas. Have a great holiday!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
It has been a long time. Nearly forgotten to post this. I've got an order from Karen after she'd came across my previous post on a "serious" cupcake design. I've prepared a small box previously as special present and so far am not selling cupcakes with these toppers.
Cheeky Gal said birthday boy favorite colour is blue. Got her cupcake message and she said, not too cute. Haha... I suppose that left me with chocolates and marshmallows (non flower shaped)?
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I would most probably bake this again, not only because I quite like the taste, also because I need to perfect the baking time. The cookies are a bit hard I thought but would be quite perfect for coffee dipping. As I've told Lynn.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
An early presentation of a Christmas cake, which was actually for a birthday. The choice of this birthday cake as requested by the birthday gal.
The ingredients: Since I don't like mix peel, I've chosen this recipe where you can pick and match the type of dried fruit to include. So I had plums, dates (though okay but the taste did not blend in that perfectly), cherries and raisins. In addition, chocolate chips had been added to intensify the chocolate aroma of this already chocolate based cake. Ground almond was also added hence giving a very solid texture.
Monday, December 8, 2008
My latest addition of the cupcake design and topper, the miniature roses and chic pea flowers, which was also called the tulips.
Thank you Jocelyn for allowing TeaRoom to cater for such special event.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Here's the good old time favorite and something new for the cupcake decoration.
Purple wild flowers
Bright red wild flowers
Butterflies, a pair of dolls and double happiness words
Everything was made in pairs. Here's the full view.