Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Happy 6th birthday Maxine!

Sharing with you the Barbie and Kelly cakes I made for my daughter's 6th birthday (which officially earned me the "best mommy ever" award). I inserted the legs of the dolls onto dome cakes. This tutorial helped me a lot, click here.
Happy birthday Maxine! Love you my barbie.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Cinnamon Pancakes

My 4-yr old daughter Maxine and I made pancakes this morning. It was supposed to be your usual pancake topped with maple syrup but I was inspired to give it a twist. I added some cinnamon powder on the batter and made cream cheese frosting to go with it. Wow!!! It's the best pancake ever! Tastes like cinnamon roll. I love cinnamon roll so much (but I hate rolling the dough, urg!). This needs no rolling, so perfect for me! It's very simple to make and so yummmm! Even Maxine agrees. It's now our favorite pancake recipe :)

Cinnamon Pancakes
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 egg
1 cup milk
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp maple syrup

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
In another bowl, whisk all wet ingredients together then mix into the dry ingredients just until blended.
Pour batter by 1/4 cupfuls onto a lightly greased hot griddle; turn when bubbles form on top of pancakes. Cook until second side is golden.

Cream Cheese Frosting
2 oz Cream Cheese
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Combine all ingredients until creamy then spread on top of the pancakes.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cookie Bouquet

I tried making Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing a few months back and it was an epic fail. Well, not really... let's just say that I'm not friends with Royal Icing (read: I have no success in making them). Somebody help!

Good news is I've met Cookie Glaze. No need for egg whites. Just powdered sugar, corn syrup and milk. The recipe looks simple enough so I tried. It was a success this time, yes!!! Actually, I think I did well in decorating my flower and round-shaped sugar cookies that I was inspired to put them into a bouquet.

I gave this one to my godson Ethan (his parents enjoyed them..hehe)

Sugar Cookie Cut-outs
recipe adapted from yourhomebasedmom

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
4 tbsp milk or cream
2 tsp vanilla or almond extract
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder

Beat together butter and sugar
Add eggs, milk and vanilla/almond extract. Beat until light and fluffy.
Mix in dry ingredients. Mix well.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours.
Roll on well-floured surface.
Cut and bake on lightly greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 F for 9-10 minutes or until light brown on edges.
Cool and frost.

Cookie Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp whipped cream or milk
1-2 tbsp corn syrup
food color

Combine powdered sugar, milk/cream and corn syrup in a bowl.
Divide into bowls before adding desired food color in each bowl.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Candy Bar

I'm so fond of candy bars. It's a simple yet very pretty addition to any party. I will create a candy bar for my son's 7th birthday on May 22 so I'm getting inspirations. These are some of my favorites.


Cupcake Art

Cupcake designs have gone wild. In a good way. Some cake designers/ home bakers have taken the humble cupcake into a different aesthetics level. There is no rule in designing a cupcake. No limitations. Bakers design their cupcakes to their hearts' content - some stay safe and simple, others tend to go overboard (and who's complaining).

I am yet to perfect this art. It requires patience, talent and the right tools. I need practice. I also need all the inspiration I could get, and these are just some:

Fields of Cake

Daisy Pink Cupcake

Chris Blakeley

PMT Cupcakes

Cupcake Sisters

Glorious Treats

Confetti-Pasteleria De Moda

Cupcakes by Sonja

Joy the Baker


kellbakes for Baking 911

Martha Stewart