It’s been a long, long time since I last made macaron. And since I have a quiet weekend, I decided to brush up on my macarons. Chocolate was never a question, but it took me a while to decide on the second flavour. And I finally settled on pistachio, seeing the big jar of pistachio... Continue Reading →

I was having a particularly bad baking weekend as the Poire D'Eve entremet I had been eyeing for the longest time turned out to be kinda "bleh". (Although later, I warmed to the taste and liked it quite a bit.) In order to redeem the weekend, I decided to bake an early birthday cake as a... Continue Reading →

I made plans a while ago to return to my parents' place so I get to spend Mother's Day with my mum this year. Unfortunately, something came up at work and my trip was delayed. I was so disappointed about the delay I felt like taking a weekend off baking. But a friend convinced me... Continue Reading →

The problem with baking is, you tend to feel obligated to bake your good friend's birthday cake, even when you are really not. My work lunch buddy is a quiet, petite lady and I figure a sweet floral design should suit her. This is the first time I piped blossoms. The first few were a little... Continue Reading →

 So, I have this friend who hates chocolate! I know, right. How would I possibly befriend someone who hates chocolate?!? But we've known each other for ages and, chocolate aside, she's been a good friend to me. We were planning a Lunar New Year gathering and as we discussed dessert, I told this friend that... Continue Reading →

So, last Sunday I was wandering around town just before lunch. And everybody knows it is a bad idea to be around food before your meals. I came across Tarte which I have been reading about for a while and decided to pop in for a look-see. The thing about bakeries, it is the most... 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 →

I am not a big fan of kids, but, I do love any reason to bake a rainbow cake. Since I will be bringing this cake to a “family” barbecue, where there is going to be a lot of little kiddies, I thought a fairytale-style decoration should be appropriate. So, here it is. I went... Continue Reading →

It has been a long time since I last attempt to make a cake from start to end. I guess most of my recent bakes consists of multiple components and a lot of freezing and waiting is imminent. But this time, I was in a rush.Wanted to bring this cake to the office for an... Continue Reading →

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