Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


In Taiwan, gingerbread houses made from real gingerbread seem to be the most popular decorations for Christmas.
They are seen in most hotels I visited; and they smell wonderful too.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Charlotte Tiramisu

Classic Tiramisu with a border of sponge ladyfingers.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Fondant Figurines

Worked on two figurines; a man and a girl.

Man sitting with legs stretched.
Man sitting on edge of cake.
Prayer pose.
Side view of girl in prayer.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Fault In Our Stars Fondant cake

The fault in our stars is a book written by John Green, an American author.
This is my daughter's favourite book, so I decided to make a fondant replica of this book for her birthday.

Her other interests are also incorporated in this cake and she helped in making these items.

Canon camera and YouTube
Her favourite instrument;the violin

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Banana Pecan Loaf

Adapted from the banana bread recipe taken from this site, Simply Recipes.
It is a simple recipe that required no mixer.
I just worked with only a mixing bowl and the loaf tasted great.
I added pecans and a dash of rum.
Great with a cup of coffee.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rectangular shape pizza for lunch

Ham and mushroom pizza (with lots of cheese!)

Red velvet cupcakes 

Recipe is taken from this lovely book from the Hummingbird bakery:Cake days

Red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Daisy Fondant cake

A fondant birthday cake-carrot cake with daisies.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Chef Fondant cake

Worked with my daughter to put together this chocolate cake for her friend's birthday.
The cake is a table filled with food specially for an aspiring chef.


I covered the cake with blue fondant and bordered with balls of similar colour.
I made a red&white checkered fondant for the table cloth.

My daughter and I then worked on all the items using fondant and gumpaste.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunflower, sunflower

I covered a cupcake with baby blue fondant and decorated with sunflowers.
Pebbles of chocolate lined the border of the cupcake.

Happy Birthday, Big sister.

Baked a lemon pound cake and decorated with fondant for my dear sister's birthday.

Rose Fondant cake :I covered my mini cake (4 inch diameter) with white fondant.

Topped with 3 roses and leaves.

And  a pink scalloped border with sugar pearls.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Wilton Method of Cake Decorating

Just completed my Course 3- Gumpaste and Fondant.
It is an interesting and enriching experience, creating different types of flowers and creating the most perfect cake- the fondant cake.

For the graduation cake, I covered my cake white and topped with roses.

I quilted the side and covered it with silver beads.

                                        My completed cake
Happy 80th Birthday, Mum

I wanted to bake something special for my mum's 80th birthday and so I decided to create something that is close to her heart-the sewing machine.
She has sewn the most beautiful dresses using her Singer sewing machine.
Thus, I decided to make her a Singer sewing machine cake.
The base cake is orange walnut cake.
The sewing machine model is made up of fondant.
This time, it is bonding time between mother and daughter as my daughter helped in moulding and shaping the various components for the cake.

Pink elephant and Blue whale

Assisted my son in baking and assembling this cute fondant cake.
White base with two lovely cut-outs of an elephant and a whale, designed and cut by my son.
A good bonding project between mother and son.

Pink elephant and ...

and the blue whale.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Orange walnut sour cream cake

Moist sour cream cake with chopped walnuts, dark chocolate and orange peel and topped with grand marnier orange glaze.(Adapted from Cooks.com)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


I visited the FHA2012 last week and I was particularly interested in the Bakery n Pastry 2012 and FoodAsia2012. The exhibits were fantastic:
Beautiful Chocolate Creations

LV inspired art piece

Gorgeous creations
Pastries in a showcase

Nice Canelé
FHA Culinary Challenge 

Attractive cookie boxes from Walkers

Bread galore

Baker in action
Bread tasting
Cocao pods
Roasted Cocao beans
Gourmet chocolates
Tasting time!