I am not really one to obsessed about getting the perfectly shaped cake, as I normally prefer my cakes smothered in frosting. Even then, it was strangely satisfying to finally achieve that, even if you cannot tell from this picture. The cake is split in half and filled with a layer of leftover lemon cream... Continue Reading →

It has been ages since I last met friends I got to know through social. Over the weekend, I got together with a few of them and we visited a new éclair café in town. And while I consider my taste buds significantly spoiled after tasting Christophe Adam's salted caramel e'clair, I have to say,... Continue Reading →

Ever since I started baking macaron shells using Pierre Herme's Italian meringue method, I have never had any failed bakes. Until this weekend. There were many, many mistakes. First of which was when I thought mixing the color gel into the egg whites for the meringue was a good idea! Okay, a little background story.... Continue Reading →

 I have been wanting to attempt a Fraisier cake ever since I saw the technical challenge on an old episode of The Great British Bake-Off. But, I think I just missed the strawberries season then, so I waited until strawberries are in season this year! This is also the first time I made crème mousseline, so that... Continue Reading →

Truth. I am getting a bit tired of baking cakes. Don't get me wrong. I still love to bake, and it is always nice to see the smile of the birthday boy / girl when they see the cake. But, it gets a little stressful having to come up with a beautiful cake, which you... Continue Reading →

This is my most ambitious macaron attempt to date - 3 batches of macarons in a day! I prepared the fillings in advance. But baking 3 batches of macaron shells in a day is still quite a challenge, especially considering my little oven, which required me to separate each batch into 5 different batches for baking. That's... Continue Reading →

My last strawberry shortcake attempt was not very successful, seeing I still have 5 of the 6 slices sitting in my freezer. So, when a friend asked me to help make a strawberry shortcake for his wife’s birthday, I was a little reluctant. But, he seemed quite set on it. So I promised I would... Continue Reading →

This should be my last strawberry bake for a while. I have used up pretty much the 2 pounds of strawberries I bought last weekend! Any leftovers is probably going to be enjoyed au naturel. I have a friend who is a big fan of strawberry shortcake, I had been doing my research on this... Continue Reading →

So for the second part of my cheesecake endeavour, I decided to go with a  I have been wanting to try for months. In fact, the strawberry curd had been sitting in my fridge for a while. Thankfully, it is still good. I am not going to include the cheesecake base recipe here, so it... Continue Reading →

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