Thursday, November 23, 2006

Much ado about....

... baking pans and cookie cutters! I lost the base plate of my previous springform pan and now that I plan to make a cheesecake for Christmas, it was time to go look for a new one. Found this 2-in-1 pan and the 6 pc cookie cutter at Ikea. It's silly I know but I'm so thrilled!
It was the highlight to my otherwise uneventful week.

I had to try out the cookie cutters almost immediately. They're pretty large though. The heart shaped cookies in the picture are about the size of my palm... and that's the smaller sized one. It was hard to manage them large but I think I didn't get them too out of shape! I've not iced them yet, will post more pics after I do.

Btw, the cake you see in the background is a baked Lemon Cream Cheese cake. Happy 43rd birthday Rachel!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Rachel's brothers turns 40

I just realised I didn't ask his name... my bad. Trust a big sister to organize a nice birthday cupcakes of carrot walnut topped with cream cheese and strawberries for the 'baby' brother. I wonder how it looked after all 40 candles were placed!

A little peek at the prep work...

Saturday, November 18, 2006

All sliced up and ready to be served

A nice hot cuppa tea and we're all set....

Butter hazelnut cake
Lemon cream cheese cake

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

What the heck is that?

I thought I'd take a macro shot of the last cake I made. Just trying to do something different with my blog for a change *shrug*

It would otherwise be something as normal as this picture.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Souffle cups.... not so idiot proof

I made chocolate almond cupcakes for Alex's birthday using the souffle cups for the very first time. After a nice seafood dinner I explained my intention that I needed some feedback and hence a slightly different looking cupcake than the ones they were used to. Who else better to test on than friends, right? Wrong! Even after explaining and demonstrating that one just needs to pull at the pleat and the top cuff will unfold, no one seemed to have got it right. *sigh*

Stick to conventional fluted paper cupcake liners as most adults don't want to think too much after a long day at work. It's really not that difficult... honest!

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Seeing double?

My carrot cake with orange cream cheese frosting seems to be a hit. The one I made on Raya day went all the way to Malacca for a taste. And from there I got an order for 2 today. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining! Like I always say, 'eat cake and be merry!'

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Baby Hannah says thank you

I suppose she would if she could. Hannah's mommy & daddy gave this to the staff at the maternity ward in appreciation.