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I bumped into the following blog site and it pretty much sums the ‘dos and donts’ when working with fondant in humid weather.  I have attached the article below and have made some further notes based on my own experience working with fondant in Sydney and Singapore. How to handle fondant in hot and humid …
Slowly adding to my repertoire. Another wedding coming up in May. I now live and breathe wedding cakes, looking for inspiration on the internet, books, magazines, nature, wrapping papers, clothes… you name it, I have my eyes on it.  As the colour theme is purple (no it is lilac, no…mauve, or is it aubergine or …
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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 …
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  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 …
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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, …
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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 …
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And I am going to make sure that it is a success! No, I am not talking about relationship, sounds like it, right?  Probably you can see it that way. Over the years, I have built up quite a collection of recipes, magazines and cook books by the likes of Nigella Lawson (love her take …
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