birthdaycake1
Doing and learning it the hard way.  The first time I used butter cream on a birthday cake, I made a real boo boo.  There were crumbs all over… if only I had known about crumb coat. So what is crumb coat? It is a very thin layer of frosting that is applied to a …
cakeproject
  I have signed up for a beginners cake decorating class!  Yes, you can learn (a lot I must say) from books and the internet BUT you also need that human interaction as well as learning through look and feel.  Of course nothing beats the sharing and learning with a group of people who have …
flowerpaste
Have you ever asked yourself what’s in your cake?  For discerning eaters or if you are vegetarian or Muslims or allergic to certain foods or preservatives, do you accept that all cakes are permitted?  If you buy birthday or wedding cakes from the store or from your cake decorator, would you ask for the sorts …
tools
I never thought that I would end up having more tools than what I have in my garden shed!  Even though the tools for gardening are much more expensive but the tools for sugar craft just keeps building and the expense adds up. As a beginner, I knew little about how each tool is or …
valentine
Remember the 4 days affair cake with Belinda Jeffery?  It kind of just made it for Valentine’s Day.  I was very worried when the chocolate ganache turned out to be more runny that I expected.  As far as I know when making a ganache, it would be one part chocolate to two parts cream.  Anyway, …
cropped-birthdaycake.jpg
Well, actually it is for a birthday, it just happens that it falls on Valentine’s Day.  I chose to make the “Apricot and Pecan White Christmas Cake” a recipe (recipe by Beverley Sutherland Smith in Maureen McKeon’s “Crave a passion for chocolate” cook book) because birthday boy loves fruit cake and chocolates.  So this cake …
icrecream
Yes, I did and it was simply deliciously sinful :-).   When I made the meringue yesterday, I had the five egg yolks sitting on the bench.  Usually, any recipes which requires more than 2 eggs, be it cakes or ice-cream or sauces, would turn me off completely.  That is why I love Belinda Jeffery’s …
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