Saturday, September 29, 2007

My Very First creation of blackforest cake!

Have been waiting for the chance to try out a decorated cake and this happens to be just the right time - it is my dad's birthday. It was very impromptu that I had shared with him I would like to bake him a cake for his birthday as I weren't sure if I should cos I have not tried out before and today will be the first time, yet it is to present to him for his birthday. Thus, I was going through the process, steps during the week to ensure I have everything right. I bought Valrhona cocoa powder to ensure I get the best out of my chocolate cake. The only thing that I did not invest is kirsch liquor, thus in the end I used the kirsch essence instead.
The whole process of baking this cake is long, as I have to bake the cake first, cool it totally and finally whip the cream, set the cake and decorate the cake. However, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and am quite happy with the turnout. Everyone in the family agreed that it was a good try and the cake turn out well. I am already thinking of the next cake that I want to bake - Strawberry shortcake - request from my hubby.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007

Gorgeous Cakes

Having read so much about Shermay's Cooking School, I finally have a chance to attend one of the cooking class today conducted by Hannah Wong from the Patissier. This, incidentally, shall be my first and last class with her as she will no longer be conducting classes at the school. Nonetheless, I was very glad that I managed to get a seat and was very impressed with her - being so young and talented as well as being so frank and open in sharing her baking experience and tips with us.
We watched her bake the blackforest cake, Lactee Cherry Chocolate and Blueberry yoghurt. Of course, watching her bake seems easy and the result looks fabulous.. I can't wait for the next weekend to try out one of the mousse cake, or perharps with the blackforest first.
Very inspired by the bakes and hopefully I can replicate the same at home.

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