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 →

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It is strawberry season in Europe. While there, I saw more strawberries than I can ever imagine. Sometimes, there are even random stalls setup in street corners, selling only strawberries. It's a pity I couldn't bring them back. So when I saw some nice strawberries at the local grocers, I just had to buy some... Continue Reading →

Once you've gotten used to eating homemade desserts, you realise it is so much harder to satisfy that sweet tooth. I have been craving some chocolate cheesecake so I thought I'd do a Blackforest version this time. The base is a baked chocolate cheesecake speckled with Kirsch-soaked cherries. And this is topped with cream cheese... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I get the strange urge to make and decorate a cake. And last weekend was one of those times. It was only yesterday when I realised I had almost forgotten the tradition I have been keeping for the past 2 years! Baking a cake and send a nice picture to my KitchenAid sponsor, Vincent,... Continue Reading →

Sometimes people get the weirdest craving. And this weekend, my craving was for a chiffon cake. In fact, it started when I got to work Friday morning. And guess what, I happened to chance upon a very concise tutorial on Pinterest for coffee chiffon. Sometimes it's like the universe has a message for you! To... Continue Reading →

What do you do when it's Sunday evening and you just remembered you are meeting the ladies from work the next day for lunch to celebrate a dear friend's birthday? You resort to your go-to celebration cake, of course. This one used half the ingredients and was baked in a 6-inch round tin. This is... Continue Reading →

Banana and toffee. Some like it, some gets a toothache just hearing the 2 words in a sentence. I think it's a great idea and have been obsessing about finding a good recipe for the past couple of weeks. The one I ended up with is a combination of a few recipes. I resorted to... Continue Reading →

This was a bit of a last minute effort as I had made plans to go out of town for the holiday weekend, but didn't want to disappoint my friend who was hoping I could help bake a cake for her colleague's birthday. So I went with a tried and tested, and pretty recipe. And... 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 →

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