Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kuromi birthday cake

My first chocolate art, piping Kuromi onto acetate sheet and placing on a cream cake.
This cake was requested by my brother for his girlfriends birthday. Ivy loves the character Kuromi and I never heard of it until today. I sketched the character on to paper and place an acetate sheet over the sketch and piped chocolate to draw the face out.  First time making this and I'm very excited and the results was good. I can actually draw!! haha.
I know where I get my artistic side from, my dad.
Whipped cream with a few drops of red gel colour and pipe rosettes using Wilton 1M nozzle.
And that's how simple it is.
Now I can draw other characters for cakes, can't wait to make another one soon.


Candle cake

My first fondant cake! This is really fun to make and I call it my edible Play-doh cake.
Though it is not perfect but I pretty happy with the outcome.
It tastes really yummy, chocolate cake with mocha spread as filling.


Gingerbread cookies

The time has come and lets start off with some Christmas cookies.
This year I have bought some mini cookie cutters and want to make tiny cute little gingerbread cookies.

Christmas tree gingerbread cookies

Bake some gingerbread cookies and you need green fondant, I used ready made fondant.
Royal icing and small edible balls for the lights.
Gingerbread cookies recipe here

Chocolate christmas pudding

This is the latest trend for cake makers and hobby bakers. I've seen so many people make them, I can't help but to try it out myself. This is so easy and fun to make it would only take you 10-15 mins.
Great gift ideas or just to treat yourself. Hope you would try it too.
All you need is:
1 Terry's chocolate orange
1 bag (121g) Maltesers
Some melted chocolates to stick on the Maltesers.
Fondant (white, green & red)

Halloween 2014

 My Halloween cake 2014, have been too busy to update this post and I'm over 5 weeks behind.
Here is a 5" and 7 1/2" 2 tier cake.
Chocolate cake with Black cherry filling.

Doughnut muffins (Duffins)

Doughnut Muffins

Makes 6 duffins or double the recipe to make 12.
70g caster sugar
100g plain flour
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g plain yoghurt (I used sour cream)
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
70g melted butter

Nutella or jam filling of you choice, I used Nutella.

Preheat oven 190c
Grease muffin tin generously with butter or use muffin cases.
Mix ingredients (A) together.
Whisk (B) to combine.
Pour (B) into (A) and fold until it's all mixed together.
Spoon half of the batter into the muffin tin and add 1.tsp of Nutella in the centre of the batter. Then add the remaining batter over the top covering the filling. Use a fork to make sure the filling is completely sealed.
Bake in the oven for 18 mins.
Take out the oven and roll into caster sugar with a sprinkle of cinnamon powder (optional) I do like the cinnamon taste.
Ta da! It's that easy!