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Week 139: Extra tall devil’s food cake

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.)

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Week 126: Vanilla and chocolate chiffon

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 … Continue reading

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Week 122: Devil’s food “blossom” cake

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 … Continue reading

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Week 116: Watercolour rainbow cake

 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.

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Week 85: Pistachio tart

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 … Continue reading

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Week 83: “Vive la cuisine française” macarons

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 … Continue reading

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Week 80: Fairytale rainbow cake

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 … Continue reading

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Week 78: Mocha and salted caramel cake

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 … Continue reading

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Week 72: Salted caramel and mocha cake

Ever since I saw Katherine Sabbath’s Instagram posts, I have been wanting to try my hands at one of these “uber tall” cakes. And I finally managed to get to it this week. Since I was not sure how this … Continue reading

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Week 68 (last week of 2014): Devil’s food cake

My very favourite chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate pastry cream and covered with Swiss meringue buttercream mixed with 40g of melted chocolate couverture. For the buttercream, I used 70g of egg whites, 70g sugar with 140g unsalted butter. This is more … Continue reading

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