Friday, 14 October 2011

Timothy's 1st month

Cupcakes for my nephew's 1st month celebration. 

My cousin request a little bunny on the cupcake. I tried to make one, it came out to look more like a rat than a bunny. 

Friday, 16 September 2011

Chanel Cupcake #2

A friend requested a Chanel cupcake for her bf's mum birthday. This time I included some new design.

High Heel - very satisfied with the heel. 


"Happy 46th Birthday"

Manage to add in the word "Mummy"

Photos were not taken well. 

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Heart Decorated Cookies

Decorating cookies with royal icing can be a nightmare to a beginner if you don't know some key tips!! It flow out of my cookies.

Did some research and I realise that I have to let the outline dry at least 15 mins (to play safe, I outline all the cookies first and wait until the outline form a dry crust) before I can fill in with the royal icing. And it works!

A little gift to AT for our anniversary. Can say it's quite a success!

Royal Icing - key points,

-Royal icing consistency - 10 second rule (see here)
-Outline before flood
-Colouring - Use food gel colouring
-Storage - let the cookies dry overnight before pack them
-Never leave the bowl of unused icing open. Always cover it with damp cloth to prevent it from drying.
-Top cup (for pipping bag to stand) - at the bottom of the cup, put a damp tissue to prevent the tip from drying.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Colourful Snowskin Mooncake

1st row (left to right) : Red Bean paste, Sesame, Pandan
2nd row (left to right): Chocolate Truffle, "Ferrero Rocher", Lotus Paste

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Snowskin mooncake - pandan flavour

中秋节 is approaching.

I love snowskin moon cake so much!! I did some research on snowskin recipe, it's very easy to make. No baking needed. Since it's easy, I decided to make some.

Bought a moon cake mould from Shopnbake. The moon cake design commonly seen is those traditional flower design, so I decided to get cartoon design. Main reason, there's Winnie the Pooh.

This is my first attempt of making the snowskin moon cake. Received some feedback that the skin a little to thick. And the pandan flavour not strong. Need to improve.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Crown Cookies

I see lots of cookies are decorated with royal icing, so beautiful! So I decided to make some crown cookies and try using royal icing to write name on the cookies.

Writing with royal icing is quite a success, but the cookies are bit too thick and a little out of shape.

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Chocolate cupcake

I choose to bake chocolate cupcakes for my bf's birthday since he love chocolate.

My idea of the birthday cupcake is, on top of each cupcake there's 1 alphabet of Happy Birthday Alex. The question is, how do I do the alphabet? Using rolled fondant or buttercream icing or royal icing?

I decided not to use buttercream to write out the words, as Singapore weather is a bit humid and it may not hold up well. Then I did some research on royal icing and I happen to see the below picture (from Immediately I know that's what I want my cupcake to look like.

I always have a lot of problem when it comes to chocolate cupcake or chocolate cake. The texture always taste like fa gao, and I did some research to find out what's went wrong in the recipe. And I can't find any answer. Maybe there's nothing wrong.

I did the alphabets out using royal icing and let it dry for a night. When I tried to peel off the parchment paper, some of the alphabets crack. Well, I have do it again, and this time I did extra more just in case.

Buttercream frosting was not a success, it melt easily, After frosting the cupcake, I have put the cupcake back to the fridge for awhile to let the frosting turn a little harden.

Conclusion, not very easy working with frosting. Oh, I forgot to mention about my helpers. Luckily I have them, if not there will be no nicely done cupcakes.