What can be more fitting for a baby boy's first birthday than a cake topped with baby jungle animals? Aren't they just the cutest? This was actually my first time decorating a cake using gumpaste and I must say, it took me back to my childhood playdoh days! As requested by the sweet mummah, the … Continue reading Baby Jungle Cake for a Lil’ Cookie
I have a question for all my fellow (wannabe) chefs/ home cooks/ food experimenters out there, have you ever asked yourself what is it about cooking that brings you so much joy? For me, I have never had one clear answer, until now, until I baked this Apple Cake for my friends a few days ago... What is so … Continue reading The Apple Cake to Convert Apple- Haters
It was my mother's birthday last week and I fully intended to surprise her with a grand two-layered strawberry and blueberry cheesecake with a dark Oreo cookie crust. It would be tinged pink and purple with the puree of fresh strawberries and blueberries, and decorated with a gorgeous mound of ripe cherries, strawberries and juicy blueberries. … Continue reading The Emergency Panna Cotta Birthday Cake
On a grey, rainy day what I crave is a slice of warm, moist loaf cake fresh out of the oven with a hot cup of tea, all curled up with a novel (or a cookbook) on my plushy sofa! The mashed kumara (sweet potato) keeps this cake wonderfully soft and moist, whilst the top is crunchy … Continue reading Vitamin-charged Kumara Cake with a Sesame Crunch!
You might not believe me, but vegetables and desserts can work together- especially in this Swiss roll featuring a creamy filling of sweet potato! As a matter of fact, sweet potato has long been a popular dessert flavour in Asian countries- cakes and breads containing sweet potato can readily be found in Korean, Japanese and … Continue reading Sunny Sweet Potato Swiss Roll
For a great send-off morning-tea of a wonderful friend and her exciting travels abroad, I have made this light and fruity Peach and Mango Mousse Cake- ideal for the hot, sunny weather of late! Round, rosy peaches are in season now and their delicious aroma and sweet, juicy flesh make this cake a stand out. … Continue reading A Farewell with a Peach and Mango Mousse Cake
Keeping in tune with the blue colour theme of a baby shower for a gorgeous mum-to-be of a beautiful baby boy, I have made a twist on the usual chocolate covered lamingtons into blueberry flavoured ones, transformed into a toy train. Such an adorable centerpiece! These lamingtons have a light and fluffy vanilla sponge cake … Continue reading A Blueberry Lamington Train for a Blue Baby Shower
Pretty in pink, this smooth and dreamy strawberry cheesecake is perfect to celebrate my mother's birthday on this hot summer's day. With strawberries in season, I cannot resist to fold in the puree of a whole punnet of fresh strawberries into the filling. You can definitely taste the fresh sweetness of strawberries accented by a … Continue reading Simply Strawberry Cheesecake