25 September 2011

Maisie Parrish's Masterclass



Maisie and Beth

Focusing on Modelling A Knee

Mechnical Techniques with Maisie

Mini Cakes with Maisie


Maisie and My Retail Therapy Cake

I have done it.

Thank You So Much, Maisie
When I saw Maisie, "I was star struck". To any cake decorators, she would be a big celebrity or star to them. Each day, she welcomed me with her famous smile. I still can't believe it had happened to me actually.

I am a very lucky girl to spend 4 days with Maisie and the other girls that are outstanding in the cake decorating world.

Maisie as the Queen of character modelling taught me how to create different characters and all techniques to create the gorgeous retail therapy cake at the end.

It's hard to say goodbye yesterday as I had tears in my eyes when I packed up and said goodbye to her. She is going back to England tonight. I wish her a great trip and I can't wait to see her again next year.

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy cake decorating!
Beth xoxo

20 September 2011

Cake For Vicky & Lina


Happy Birthday, Vicky & Lina


V For Vicky & L For Lina

Handmade Flowers
Hi Everyone,

My latest cake is this two tiered cake for my dearest friends Vicky and Lina whom share the same birthday. I wanted something sophisticated and modern to celebrate their big day together.

The flavours of the top tier were “white chocolate mud cake” and “dark chocolate mud cake” with “chocolate wheaten biscuits ganache”. The flavour of the bottom tier was “white and dark chocolate swirl mud cake” with “dark chocolate ganache”.

The geometric design of polka dots and diamond patterns is so versatile. Two peony roses decorated the front of the cake for a modern yet soft look. The board was embossed with the rose cutter and two bullet candles added for them to make a wish or two. The inspiration came from Cake Picture Gallery.

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Dear Vicky & Lina

I wish you both a lovely day, not just today because it is your birthday, but all year round. May you always wake up in the morning with a smile on your faces.

Happy Birthday to you x 2. :-)

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Thank you for stopping by, everyone!


Happy baking~
Beth xoxo

09 September 2011

Lavender Lemon Cupcakes

Lavender Lemon Cupcakes
We went to a beautiful lavender farm in Kingaroy, Queensland last month. I have bought some cooking lavender buds for my baking.

As my baby goddaughter is coming over to spend some times with us tonight; I thought I have a treat for her after dinner.

This delicious healthy dessert is the combination of using the dried lavender buds, lemon juice and lemon zest. This beautiful recipe is by an inspirational author named "Tamara Jane".

I will also make the 'sweet corn thick soup with puff pastry' for her. I will post it on my facebook later on.

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy baking~
Beth xoxo 


05 September 2011

Chocolate Bread

Homemade Chocolate Bread
Hello, everyone

This is a very basic bread recipe from the book I just bought - "Common Sense Baking" by Murdoch Books.

I followed the recipe carefully but only changed a little bit while baking to create the crunchy crust outside. You can see from the photo that the bread is still soft inside. To do so, you simple need to spray water every 15 minutes when it's in the oven. 

The chocolate bread was delicious but I think it's slightly bitter for young children. I will use 53% dark chocolate next time instead of 70%. If you do try or have tried before, please let me know if it's sweeter. It is great to eat this chocolate bread with homemade whipped cream and jams; which is exactly what I am doing while writing this story. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Happy baking~
Beth xoxo

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