Saturday, February 4, 2012

Triple hazelnut ganache cake

 Finally, I'm back after MIL for a really long time. A glimpse of my overdue post, i bake these for my birthday on Nov 25 2011. It consists of 3 flavour vanilla, strawberry and chocolate; using hazelnut ganache mix with praline feuilettine as base. Using marshmallow fondant for covering and decorating the cake. Can you feel my love for roses and the colourful inner side of me?

Thursday, November 3, 2011

My first 2-tier fondant cake


It time to cut the cake

Tasting time

Pink colour tends to fade, so it best colour it darker
We are quencing up to be place on the cupcakes
Finally, my dear sis pm me the pics. My sis V requested a pink and white theme with lots of flower surrounding the cake. The flavour of the cake must be chocolate and lots of chocolate without butter cream. Initially, her choice of cake was banana chocolate cake. But the cake was too moist to hold the weight, so i suggest a hazelnut chocolate fudge cake with ganache. Phew!

 During the whole cake making process, i suffer panic attack and went brain dead. The old Chinese saying " Haven't learn how to walk properly, already dreaming of running". Luckily, my youngest sis came to my recuse. She helped me look after the kids, wash the utensil and even help me cut the fondant. During, the whole cake making process. It was very tough for me, i was so afraid that i will ruin my dear sis V 21st birthday cake expectation. I have to handle multi-task too. But i was really very happy, the feedback was excellent. Everyone said it was delicious bursting with lots of chocolate, but was not overdose. I told my sis V that all chocolate will get overdose and the cake itself looks like a wedding cake. She the bride, but no groom how? Overall, I'm glad that i took up the challenge. Never dream i can make such cake.

The cake base was "10 inch" and the top was "8 inch". Each hazelnut chocolate fudge cake was slice into 3 layer using ganache as filling and i used Kahlua/rum syrup to moist the cake. The cake was covered and decorated using MMF only. Did not weight the cake, but my younger sis and i suffer from muscle cramp for almost 3 days haa... Next, i am planning a small cake for myself too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Angry Bird Marshmallow Fondant

Had some left over fondant and decided to play around with it. My tiny lonely bird.

Marshmallow brownie fondant cake

A quick post of my very first Marshmallow Fondant cake. This was specially bake for my youngest sister 20 yrs old birthday with the theme and the flavour of her choice. She requested a blue and white theme brownie cake with simple lemon butter cream.

A lesson learnt, always cut marshmallow fondant thicker if you want it to hold properly.

Sorry for the poor pic taken. I do not own a proper camera, all my pic are taken using my IPhone.

See my poor bow too thin and did have enough time to dry them.

Overall, i contented. It my first attempt and self taught. :) self-console again...

I'm glad my sister loves it so much.

Simple brownie with walnuts added, as requested by bday girl.

I always wanted to lay my hand on fondant and i finally have the courage to do it. Even it does not look so pro and beautiful, but i'm really soot happy:> All deco are edible and made from marshmallow fondant, so it does not really holds well. Coming up soon, my biggest project. My 2nd sis 21st birthday and it was really a huge project. Still waiting for my sis pm me the cake foto, so stay tune with me.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Simple marshmallow fondant deco

My first attempt on fondant
Purple flower and butterfly theme
Parts of the fondant waiting to be decorated

The birthday girl name and age using chocolate fondant

Finally, i did it! Phew :}

Have been busy preparing so hard for my sis V biggest 21st birthday coming on 1st of Nov. I was a novice to fondant world and knew nothing about 2 tier cake. She was very excited for her birthday and organize a celebration on chalet on this coming 30th Oct. I decided to take up these huge challenge to bake a 2 tier fondant cake, which i never try before.
So have been browsing through the web for tutorial on fondant, finally decides on baking a chocolate cake cover with marshmallow fondant and some daisy with butterflies. Recently, have been trying my hands on marshmallow fondant and butter cream. I venture different recipes and found the marshmallow easy and tasty. But was afraid the butter cream might melt on me and i finally found these.

The above cupcakes was a last min decision to bake for my friend daughter, i made 40 small cupcakes with butter cream and marshmallow fondant deco. Pardon me, i do not have the proper set of cutter for fondant. Currently, i am using the cookies cutter i had on hand. Marshmallow fondant was quite sticky to handle than sugar paste and it does not harden well. Shall try a fondant cake for my 2nd sis J on this 23rd of Oct to gain some confident first. Hopefully, i do have some spare time to join this month Aspiring Baker's on kueh theme. Baking fairy, if you can hear me please make a trip to my house and stay for a month :). I will have to go MIL for awhile to prepare for my exam LOL.....

Friday, September 30, 2011

Pumpkin Swiss Roll

Have been very slow in blogging recently. Once in awhile, i will tend to feel so exhausted that i hardly had any energy left to blog. Every time, i will just sit down and switch on my com admiring lovely blogger posting and will just waste my time starting blankly.  Here. i am submitting this post to {Event} Natural Colour Bakes hosted by HANKERIE

180g steamed pumpkin, mashed

100g plain flour
20g cornflour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
60g caster sugar
60g milk
60g veg oil
4 egg yolks
1/4 tsp salt

5 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
60g caster sugar

5 tbsps of melon seed
80-90g apricot jam (individual preference)


  1. Line all the side and bottom of the 35 x 27 x 3-cm tin with baking paper and sprinkle melon seed randomly.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and add the salt. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar until sugar dissolve. Add oil, milk, mashed pumpkin and flour ingredients mix till smooth.
  4. Whip egg whites until foamy and add in the cream of tartar, following by the sugar. Continue whipping until stiff peak.
  5. Mix the meringue with egg yolks mixture until well incorporated.
  6. Pour it into the lined tin and bake it in a preheated oven at 200C for 18 minutes.
  7. Unmould it immediately when done. when it is cool spread the apricot jam on the cake and roll it up.
  8. Leave it in the fridge for 1 hour. Remove from fridge slice and serve.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Ribena Yogurt Cheesecake

The surface of the cake

Side view of the cake

These was how it look like, before adding the topping
Ingredients (Makes a 20 cm square tin)
Cake Base
150g digestive biscuits, finely crushed
75g melted butter

100ml water
2 tbsps gelatin powder
250g cream cheese, room temperature
70g caster sugar
250ml blueberries yogurt
75ml Ribena blackcurrant juice cordial

100ml water
2 tsps gelatin powder
80ml Ribena blackcurrant juice cordial


1.) Line the sides of the tin with aluminum foil.

2.) Cake Base:
    - Combine crushed digestive biscuits and melted butter, press the crumb onto
      the base of the tin firmly.
    - Chill in freezer for 1 hour or until firm.

3.) Filling:
   - Sprinkle gelatin powder in the water and set aside for 10 mins.
   - Double boil the gelatin till dissolved and set aside to cool.
   - Beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth. Add in the cool gelatin and
      blueberries yogurt, mix till combined.
   - Divide the mixture into 2 portion.
   -  Add in the 75ml ribena into 1 portion and mix well.
   - Alternately spoon the mixture into the cake base and swirl with a skewer
     through the mixture to create marble effect. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours till set.
4.) Topping:
  - Sprinkle gelatin powder in the water and set aside for 10 mins.
  - Double boil the gelatin till dissolved.
  - Stir in the ribena and set aside to cool. When completely cooled, gently pour
    the mixture onto the cheesecake and chill overnight or until set.

  • Do not burnt the gelatin. I used a glass bowl to bloom the gelatin and place it on another bowl filled with hot water, stir till dissolved.
  • Original recipes use plain yogurt, i replace with blueberries yogurt. I reduce 5g of sugar in the filling.
  • I did the cake base and filling in the evening. The topping was done in the morning.
  • Topping can be replace with 1 pkt of blackcurrant jello, using 400ml of water with 2 tsp of gelatin powder.
  • I increase 15g of the melted butter, as i find the base too dry.
  • Personal tips: use cake ring or removable cake tin for easy releasing the cake.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chocolate Fudge Banana Cupcake

Bursting with lots of chocolate

A Simple Cupcake for my Kids Teacher Day Gift!
Just to share my overdue, posting for Teacher Day! I made these using the same recipes Easy bananas chocolate cake, but i double the portion. It yield 80 small cupcakes, apply some Chocolate Fudge icing (putting foundation for the cupcakes) and add some deco on it (put on some blusher & brush some eyeshadow) Blah! Blah! Quickly, squeeze them into the cake box! Tala! Time to chat with Zhou Gong.