Friday, 30 September 2011

Louis Vuitton Cake

Louis Vuitton handbag cake

I'd like to quickly share my LV handbag cake.
Girls love bags.. I have the same one at home, I tried to replicate mine..
For the LV logo print, I didn't have edible papers for LV so I painted it by hands.
It took me long time to finish painting but I had so much fun^^

It is 3 layered -chocolate butter cake with dark chocolate ganache.

Here are more details..

 I love the zipper. I just want to open the bag with it.=D

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Monday, 19 September 2011

[Recipes] Ricotta Cheese Cake

 Ricotta Cheese cake 

I love cheese cakes.. I've made New York Cheese cakes & blueberry cheese cakes but
never tried Ricotta cheese cake before.
I've been eager to make it since I visited Pasticceria Papas in Haberfield, NSW.
They sell cookies, cakes, ice cream, coffee, bread..etc.
I bought a small ricotta cheese cake for our big family dinner and tried a was AMAZING!
The sweetness of the cake is not overpowering so you can fully enjoy delicate cheese taste.
I loved it so much!

I found the ricotta cheese cake recipe(by joy of baking) I wanted to try so
 I bought all the ingredients to give a good go.

It is quite expensive to make if you are going for a good quality of cheese( ricotta & cream cheese).
I was hoping my cake turned out great because I didn't want to fail especially with pricey ingredients.

As you can see, it turned out great. Soft & creamy..and Heavenly!
When you have guests for dinner and should prepare some good dessert. This is it.
I recommend that you make it a day ahead so flavours are mature enough and well blended.

I have guests for dinner tonight so I made it yesterday. 
 I don't have to worry about making dessert today! Pressure free=D Yeh!

Feel free to take a bite.
It is Heavenly! 

Have a delicious day!!
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Recipe info here ->

Friday, 16 September 2011

Magic Cake

Magic Cake for Michael's 8th Birthday

 3 layered chocolate cake(6") covered with chocolate fondant.

Tada! The Rabbit is coming out now!!

 I had a lot of fun to make this cake.
I drew my design on the paper before I started making this magic cake.
I made figurines a few days ahead to dry them enough and prepared a cake board.
I was so excited when I finished the cake.
It was exactly the same as the design I was going for.
Most of all, I hope my cake could make Michael's birthday extra special
 and offer him unforgettable moments.

Happy Birthday, Michael =D

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes
Chocolate Cupcake with Dark Chocolate fudge frosting

Chocolate cake is always a winner. There's no doubt that it's everyone's favourite.

I use 70% cocoa Dark Chocolate for the fudge frosting 
so the sweetness is a bit less than other frosting 
but if you love dark chocolate, I'm sure that you'll love them.
(This is my favourite frosting, too.)

For Kids, 
I usually use milk chocolate for frosting as kids love sweet chocolate.

Most of them are baby size cupcakes.
I made this regular size cupcake(above) with my pink sugar flower to give some highlight.

Baby cupcakes have 4 different styles.
I love various styles in my cupcakes. It's a lot of fun not only to watch
 but also to eat them.

I hope I can post about how-to make simple sugar flowers soon.
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Monday, 12 September 2011

[Recipe] Apple Crumble

Hi, everyone!
I love fresh apples.
I usually buy a box of apples and store them in the fridge.
I eat them for breakfast and sometimes bake apple muffins, pie or apple crumble..etc.

When apples are too ripe or not fresh, I use them for baking.
One of my favourites is the apple crumble.
It is super easy to make and super fast!

 Normally, many recipes for apple crumble require canned apples but I made it myself.

How to make your own stewed apples
800g apples ( about small 7~8 apples), chopped
1/4 cup~1/2 cup brown sugar (adjustable)
Fresh lemon juice 3 table spoons
 Just under 1/4 cup water

Mix all together in a saucepan and stew in medium heat.
Stir to cook even until achieving a texture you want. ( I like it crunchy.)

Apple crumble
(Serve 6~8)

1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup rolled oat
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
100g butter, chilled, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped walnut 
800 g stewed apples( recipe above)

1.Preheat oven 180'C.
2.Mix first 5 ingredients in a bowl and rub in until making bread crumbs consistency.
3.Add walnut above and mix well.
4. Place apples on an oven proof dish and scatter crumble mixture evenly over apples.
5. Bake for 20~25 minutes.

You can serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
(I love melting ice cream on warm apple crumble..Delicious!)
You can also add some berries if you have frozen berries sleeping in your freezer.^^

Have a great day!!
Thank you for visiting.

Happy baking!

Friday, 9 September 2011

[Recipes] Flower Sugar Cookies

Hello, everyone.
I've always tried to make cookies with cute decoration 
since when I found out  bloggers posting about amazing cookie decoration. 
It has been a few months since then. 

I finally made sugar cookies and royal icing for decoration.
I was so excited about using royal icing!!
I used meringue powder for royal icing. It is so easy & simple to make.
You can always control the thickness of royal icing by adding water.

Sugar cookies is also simple to make.
There are lots of recipes for cookies.

I have this Christmas cookies recipe from ''
(about 24 cookies)

  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (70g) custard powder
  • Silver and gold sparkling cachous, to decorate

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line two baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. 
  3. Beat in milk and vanilla extract. Fold in the flour and custard powder.
  4. Press the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. 
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to rest.
  6. Divide the dough into manageable portions. 
  7. Roll out one portion on a sheet of non-stick baking paper to about 1cm thick. 
  8. Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut shapes and place on the trays. Decorate with cachous.
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden. 
  10. Cool for 5 minutes on the trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  11. Repeat with remaining dough.

If you have cute cookies cutters, you can simply use them &
decorate with anything you like.
You can make any cookies you like ginger cookies or chocolate cookies..etc.

I decorated with baby blue royal icing for the round bottom and added a sugar flower on the top.
You can also decorate with sprinkles or draw simple design with a piping bag.
I didn't use any piping bag for the blue round shape.
I used a spatula by adding a big drop of royal icing in the middle of the cookie and tapped it lightly 
until I got the round clean shape and let it dry til firm.

Here is a royal icing recipe by Wilton.
If you make small batch of cookies like me, you can also halve the royal icing recipe.

You can make cookies for special occasions and 
make them as a gift for friends and family.
Most of all, you can have fun making them! Get creative!
I had a lot of fun making my flower cookies.
I hope I can post more about cookies from now on.

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Monday, 5 September 2011

White Cake with Chocolate Butter cream Icing

Hello, everyone.
This is the birthday cake for my husband.
I made 6 inch - 4 layered size of white cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
I was about to make devil's food cake as my husband is a serious chocolate lover
 but my curiosity for new recipes kicked in as usual 
so I had to try a white cake recipe from magnolia bakery cook book.
It was a lot of fun to make. 

After making my first macarons, I've been keen to work with egg whites recently.
This White cake also requires some work with egg whites. 
You whisk them until achieving a soft peak and fold them into a cake batter.

I decorated the cake with the sugar flower I made and the red ribbon.
I didn't plan to decorate the cake like this. I was going to make it simply for eating.
No flower,, ribbons.. no picture whatsoever..
In the end, I couldn't help myself decorating it. Yes, it deserves to look good. 

I have to confess that my flower is missing the last large petal. Has anyone noticed?
Well.. I could say..'It is a part of the design...' :-p 

When I bake something, the most important thing is that it is delicious.
I feel happy when someone looks at my cupcakes a big smile and enjoy eating them.
I hope I can deliver my passion and love through my baking goods.

My husband seemed to enjoy the birthday cake so my mission has been accomplished!!

I hope you have a delicious day with my blog.

Happy baking, everyone!

Friday, 2 September 2011

Light & Fluffy Pancake Recipe

Hello, everyone. 
Today I am posting about easy everyday pancake recipe.
The recipe is from I love 'taste' recipes because I can actually check all the reviews 
and adjust recipes by looking through comments.
I've tried meals and desserts and I pretty much love them all.

The pancake is very light, fluffy and very easy to make.
I used to buy a pancake mix but not any more.
Now, we have this perfect recipe for pancakes!

If you want more sweet base pancakes you can simply add more sugar in the recipe.

Buttermilk pancake recipe 
provided by
I skipped berry syrup sauce from the original recipe

(serve 4 , about 8 medium size pancakes)

1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1 egg
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
olive oil cooking spray or butter for a frying pan
maple syrup
yoghurt to serve( optional)

If you don't have buttermilk, you can simply make it with 
-Just under a cup of milk
-a table spoon of white vinegar of lemon juice
Mix them together and let stand for five minutes. Ready to go!

1.Combine sugar, baking soda and flour in a bowl.
2. Whisk an egg and buttermilk and Stir into the flour mixture until smooth.
3. Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Spray cooking oil or put butter on the pan.
Pour 2~3 table spoons of the mixture. 
Cook for about 2 minutes or until bubbles form on surface. 
Turn. Cook a further 1 to 2 minutes or until cook through. Repeat with remaining mixture.
Serve with maple syrup & fresh fruits(optional)

I hope you enjoy delicious pancake breakfast with your family!
Have a great day!