28 October 2011

Make Up Box

Makeup Box Cake

Photo by Claire

This is the perfect gift for makeup artists and all girls that love being a girl! That’s what Mummy Claire does – a professional makeup artist and a lovely mum of two beautiful children – Emma and Daniel.

The design of the cake came from the Planet Cake book. It’s in the shape of a makeup box with two little eye brushes out of gum paste. I also created three nail polish bottles and one sexy red lipstick to complete the look.

The flavour was chocolate cake with Oreo milk chocolate ganache as Emma and Daniel love chocolate a lot; especially my Belgian ones.

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Dearest Claire

I look forward to enjoying our friendship for many more of your birthdays.
Happy birthday to you~


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Thank you for stopping by!
Happy baking~
Beth xoxo

23 October 2011

Elmo Dessert Table

Elmo's Dessert Table For Hannah
The Castle Cake

baking papa helped to create the cake pops

Elmo's Cupcakes For Hannah

Vanilla Flavoured Cookies

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows


Jaffa Chocolate in the Jar

Hi Everyone
 
My goddaughter had an Elmo theme party for her 2nd birthday. Her mum, Vicky had involved me to create an unforgettable celebration for her.
 
Here they were the cake and the desserts I created for her:

Castle Cake: I always wish to create a castle cake for my baby girls (i.e. my niece, and goddaughter). I love the idea of pink and blue colours for the castle itself. In order to match the theme of this party, I created the Elmo figurine to sit on the cake board. The flavours of the cakes were the “Caramel Chocolate Mudcake” with “Caramel Chocolate Ganache” & “Vanilla Cream Cake” with “Caramel Chocolate Ganache”.

Cookies: I made some vanilla sugar cookies. For the face, I used a round cookie cutter. I rolled two balls with the white sugar paste and the black sugar paste the eyes. And, I made the nose with a round ball of orange sugar paste. For the mouth, I used half of the chocolate button.

Cupcakes: My beloved family don’t like the sweetness of the “buttercreams”. Hence, Elmo cupcakes were made of vanilla butter cake with dark chocolate ganache and fondant icing face of Elmo topper.

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows: When Vicky and I discussed the desserts we were going to serve; I have come across the jumble marshmallows in the supermarket. I knew I had to make them with my super delicious Belgium chocolate. It is simple and so pretty for the dessert table. Love them.
 
I always like to have some decorations over head too, to fill the empty space above the table, so use red paper lanterns or decorative pom-poms and add Elmo's eyes and face using cardstock. For more information, please visit http://www.chubbyscraftyworld.blogspot.com/

Thank you for stopping by~
Happy baking!
Beth xoxo

02 October 2011

Pumpkin & Date Cake


Happy Birthday, Emily
Hi Everyone

What was your baking project during the weekend? I baked this “Pumpkin & Date Cake” for my dearest friend, Emily’s birthday. This is a great recipe because it’s hearty cake for your beloved ones whom don’t like “icing” or “sweets”.

The cake is so delicious and healthy because the natural sweetness of the pumpkin. When you serve the cake, you can spread with salted butter if desired.

The recipe comes courtesy of Wendy Torpay of Nelson Bay, NSW from The Australian Women’s Weekly. This is the second time I baked it and it is really a good and easy recipe for the beginner. Here are the ingredients and how’s to.

Ingredients:
400g peeled, chopped coarsely pumpkin
220g brown sugar
140g chopped coarsely dates
½ cup vegetable oil
300g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
2 beaten lightly eggs

How’s to:
1. Steam the pumpkin until tender; mash. Cool to room temperature
2. Preheat the oven to 1800C. Grease a 20cm round cake tin; line the base and side with baking paper
3. Combine the mashed pumpkin with the remaining ingredients and mix well
4. Pour into the prepared cake tin
5. Bake for 1 hour or until cooked when tested

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Dearest Emily

Once a year I get the chance to wish you birthday cheer.
It pleases me no end to say, I wish you another great year.
Happy birthday to You!
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It’s time for you to try. Thank you for stopping by, everyone!

Happy baking~
Beth xoxo

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