This is my second time attending classes at Shermay's. This time round, Joycelyn, whom I have been following her blog very closely, is the guest chef and I am very impressed by the way she bakes. From her steps (actually even from her blog), you can really tell that she is very meticulous and neat. So, when I see her at work, I can really understand how beautifully done her masterpieces are. Also, she is very generous with sharing, where she shared all she knows on icing, fondant, cookie making and of course, how she decorates the cookies. I am so much dreaming of cookies now that how I wish Christmas is nearer. Nonetheless, I will sure make some time to try out decorating so as to be in time for Christmas.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It is my primary school friend's birthday next week, so I decided to try out a chocolate fudge cake for her birthday. Of course, she didn't know that I am baking her a cake before she came, so it was a nice pleasant surprise for her. I actually did not have a complete chocolate fudge cake recipe, so I decided to try out matching the recipes that I have together to create one. This time round, in order to create a good chocolate cake, I used Varlhona cocoa powder to ensure the quality of the cake. I also got myself a cake leveler, after the first attempt on my blackforest cake so as to ensure that I have an even surface for the ganache.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I fulfilled my commitment to make the mango mousse cake for my BIL birthday and this turns out much better than my first one. I understand the use of gelatine powder now better, so the mousse turns out much better than before. This time round I also added some mango cubes to add to the flavour of the cake. Overall the cake is not so sweet and the mousse is just right. And of course, I hoped I had a happy BIL for his birthday.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
This is my very first creation of the mango mousse cake. As it is Yvonne's birthday, I decided to give it a try and give it to her for her birthday. We put the cake to 'soften' as I put in the freezer earlier on, but then realised that it has melted at the sides, thus the photo did not turn out as nicely as I would like to. Nonetheless, the cake turned out well and I am happy with the results, though there is definitely room for improvement. Am going to give it another try this weekend for my bro in law's birthday.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
My friend CL came over to bake with me. We initially wanted to bake a strawberry shortcake for her husband's birthday, however, as the sponge did not turn out well, we eventually only managed to bake this banana walnut muffin. The funny part is, both of us remembered that the recipe requires yoghurt instead of sour cream and both of us bought yoghurt. We did not manage to find sour cream at the supermart opposite my place and hence we decided to make do with yoghurt. The turnout was surprisingly very well done. I am happy with the results - it is soft and moist. Brought some of the muffins to my girls' school for the teachers and they love it. It turned out to be 'good' mistake.