I had always wish to have an opportunity to create a dessert table and my opportunity came when my niece had decided to throw a 1st birthday party for her daughter.
Love the sweet pink theme.
The decoration were simple but I thought it was quite elegant.
Hope I can have more such opportunities to prepare a dessert table. It was tiring but with the amount of time given to me, it was manageable.
My 1st dessert table~~😍
The benefit of having a mom who can bake, is you get to choose the theme of your birthday cake. But mom gets to choose the flavours and decide on the frosting.
Because of that, my son who turned 6 last month, decided to make a request for a colourful cake with pokemon theme.
The reason? His 5th years old cake:
His school promotes healthy eating, so I decided to give him a cream with minimal cream for his last birthday. He was happy because he got his Inside Out characters / theme but I think he feels a little disappointed for the colour.
He always see me making beautiful and colourful cake with fondant for my customers, but when it’s his turn, it was so dull… my bad. :p
So, for this year, I had decided to give him a more colourful cake with pokemon theme and a huge one:
All to the theme. And of course, he was very happy and satisfied. 😉
I had fallen in love with the squid ink pasta from the restaurant. However, not every italian restaurant have squid ink pasta in their menu.
I had been searching every supermarket to see if they happen to carry any squid ink paste so that I can purchase to cook at home. Some online shop do carry it but it is very steep.
During a recent trip to Phoon Huat, I chanced upon the squid ink! But it was called cuttlefish ink instead. (Wondering if they are the same.)
Anyway, I was so happy and the price was quite affordable! Needless to say, I grabed a small bottle of 90g for $6.20.
Can’t wait, I used it to cook lunch for my family the very next day.
Recently, I got to come across the beautiful bakes from Susanne Ng (www.lovingcreation4u.blogspot.com). She is a very talented baker and her chiffon cakes were beautiful and creative.
My son’s birthday is around the corner. We had an early celebration with him and decided to prepare one of her creation for him.
It wasn’t as nicely done as hers. I do not have a suitable mould for the head. I used a bigger bowl and hence the batter was not enough to create a taller and rounder head. (Luckily my son was quite forgiving for the head. :p)
The black was using bamboo charcoal powder and the red was created using beetroot puree and a little red colouring.
I thought this combination was quite healthy as the colourings were from natural sources.
I love the beetroot colour.
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See.. this is what I meant. Another butter cake for family’s birthday.
This time, I uses more fruits and a dripped effect for the side.
Not totally naked, as I still crumb coat the cake and also, the flowers were piped using buttercream.
This was for a younger generation in the family, hence the cake was more colourful.
Being a baker of the family, it is always my pleasure to be able to bake for all the occassion for my family.
My family do not really like the ideas of having lots of cream on their cake, so, this becomes another opportunity for me to create some naked cake for the occassion.
Well, being a traditional chinese, I prefer to have some colours on my plain cake. As such, I choose to place fruits for colours on the cake.
This is my family’s all time favourite, butter cake.