Category Archives: Cakes

Little Sheep


Little Sheep for a sweet little baby girl. Children themed cakes are a joy to make, especially when I am given the liberty to let ideas flow


The inside of the sheep crafted out of rice puffs bound together by marshmallow. Each piece to be covered by sugar paste once they are reasonably hardened


And the huge amount of sugar paste needed to cover it


Happy to be invited to the party too! And thrilled with kids crowding round



Black Gold White


Once again, my posts are lagging way behind my bakes. This is a request for a black-gold-white cake for a 21st birthday. I like the sharp contrasts, possibly highlighting the character of the special lady of the day.


She wanted roses and peonies, but given the short time, I was not able to find any such cutters after going round all the cake decorating shops that I know of.. Gasp .. Had to settle for heart shaped ones which seemed to do the trick .. What a relief!


I’m immensely Satisfied with the gold powder that I’ve bought from the recent FHA, .. Love how the leaves and little buds accentuates the full blooms

And here’s the sugar veil laces which are so fun to make. The wonders of having the right tools


Blueberry Avocado

IMG20160602103757I’m so happy with this bake. Recently I’m into healthy and wholesome eating, decided to try using some avocado in my tests. Avocado is such a power food, and being so rich, it works well as a butter substitute.


Substituting some butter with avocado

Lots of blueberries for the antioxidant boost


And finally topped with chop almond for some crunch


And there it is, irresistibly fragrant cake out of the oven. Isn’t it inviting?


Well I can’t really taste any avocado in the cake, although I thought there is a very faint shader of the pale green. Or it could just be my imagination. Let’s put it to test with my girls:-)



Today is Baking Marathon Day

Today is Baking Marathon Day. All projects started, but all incomplete just yet.


First the forsaken levain which had been hibernating in the chiller for weeks .. Sundried tomato sourdough loaf








Next power berries sponge for antioxidant power ..


And finally a chocolate cheese to indulge in

Will update in next post on the final products 🙂

Banana cake again

IMG20160427235408Yet another banana cake. 

Love how using food grade flowers can jazz up the otherwise plain looking cake right away, the marvellous beauty of nature… Ideas copied from the recent FHA in town 🙂



Salted Caramel Banana



When there is an abundance of overripe bananas, the best thing is to turn them into cakes. The riper they are, the more fragrant the cake is, naturally, without the need of any artificial flavors.

Here, the banana cupcake is paired with salted caramel buttercream, and a sprinkle of sea salt flakes .. Simple yet balanced profile.


Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo cheesecake


Fancy an Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo Oreo cheesecake? Why Oreo to the power of 6? No, it’s not a typo error.

Oreo base, Oreo topping, whole Oreos, Oreo bits, more Oreo garnish plus even more heaps of Oreo by the side. Is that enough Oreo for you?

Now is that an Oreo cheesecake or a cheese OREO cake? 🙂



Specially Dedicated to “Jazz”


It’s a silent moment of sadness. Jazz had served my family well for the last 10 years, celebrating moments of triumph and suffering moments of anguish. She literally grow up with my children, fetching them to school, ballet classes, swim class, art class, music class. You name it -she is so much a part of our life.

Jazz is none other than our family car. 10 years is a long time, and emotional ties do develop. She had been most reliable and efficient, never failing to perform, often exceeding expectation.

On this last episode of her short 10-yr  journey, as I drove on to surrender her a with heavy heart, Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” flooded my head. … “And now, the end is near, and so I face the final curtain.. ” Getting teary eyed, I do wish that I can have things my way, but more often than not, this fails to be the case.

Nonetheless,  with the closure of Season 1, we can now only look ahead to the start of Season 2.





Peek inside the LV bag



Thanks Jennifer for the pix!


Home Sweet Home



While packing the store room, I was going through some of my daughter’s drawings, and stumpled upon a “sweet” painting she did as a little child. I remembered this is how I would draw too, whenever we are tasked to do “My House” in art lessons during Primary school. This is true even though most of us here live in high rise flats! How interesting .. in the child’s mind, the world is so beautiful – the rainbow and the sun would appear in almost all art pieces.