Sunday, June 19, 2016

Le Fraisier

A birthday cake for my mother; Le Fraisier
Genoise with strawberry fruit compote and crème Diplomat; topped with a fruit glace.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Carrot Cake

I baked this carrot cake with candied carrot ribbons specially for my father.

Here are steps from baking to assembly of my cake.

I used two 8-inch round baking pans.

Recipe is adapted from Martha Stewart's Carrot cake recipe.
The 2 cakes are then wrapped up and chilled in the fridge overnight before icing.

The first layer of cake was iced with cream cheese frosting.

Then top it with the second layer of the cake.

The cake was then iced totally with the same cream cheese frosting.

Candied carrot ribbons were placed around the entire cake.
These carrots ribbons were sliced carrots cooked in syrup til they were translucent.

A sprig of mint leaves was placed at the end of each strip to represent leaves of a carrot.

 Strips of the ribbons were also rolled into tiny rose buds to form a bouquet on the top of the cake.
 With additions of mint leaves to form the bouquet.

  The Carrot cake with candied carrot ribbons is completed.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Rhubarb Jam

Bought a bag of frozen rhubarb to make jam!

Cook in a pot, with same amount of pectin sugar and fruits, some crystallised ginger and zest and juice of 1 lemon.

 Cook til jam is set and store in a bottle.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Kendo Fondant Cake
This Kendo cake I baked today is for my son's birthday.
Kendo is a Japanese martial art which uses shinai(a bamboo sword) and requires a protective gear or armour.

The cake was first covered with a white fondant and trimmed with a golden ribbon.
There are only two features on the cake:
1.The head gear
2.The word 剣道 meaning Kendo

 The head gear is a helmet called men built with a metal grille .

The word 剣道 meaning Kendo

The completed Kendo cake.

Strawberry Charlotte

 This sweet strawberry Charlotte is for my niece's birthday.

 It is a butter cake filled with home made strawberry jam and lined with sponge fingers.

Whole strawberries were arranged nicely to fill the top of the cake.

A thick strawberry glace was then applied to the strawberries.