20 November 2013
It's counting down to the biggest celebration of the year - Christmas. It's time to get ready and impress your family and friends with the baked treats and sweets.
bakingmama and my dearest friend Claire of "Mantou Kitchen" has pulled through the first 120 Christmas Tree cupcakes. Due to the heat in Australia, some cream cheese frostings have melted during the transport. I have learnt: sometimes we just can't go against the mother nature. However, you can't beat bakingmama.
We just need to compromise for the next order; after all it's happy Christmas and you can't go without the sweets and treats that are baked from scratch and decorated with love.
Thank you Amy - my formal employee and friend to support bakingmama throughout the year. If your children need to achieve academically, please contact North Shore Development & Coaching Centre.
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09 November 2013
I have been taking easy and looking after Jeremy for a whole month. Glad to be back and share this "Giant Peony Cake" I made yesterday for Auntie Fang's birthday. Auntie Fang is like another mum to me and another grandma to Jeremy since I was pregnant with him. She looked after me at the very early stage of my pregnancy.
I remember seeing a similar two tiered cake at the Cakes Around Town Workshop by Greg Cleary. I wanted to enrol the workshop but my morning sickness just won't agree with me at the time. I decided to work on this technique on my own. I am happy with how it turned out especially I don't have the rose flower cutters to make the giant rose as my initially plan was.
I made the centre with 15 circle petals; then frilled each individual circle into more petal look. I could do better to arrange the peony on another cake board so she can keep it. Claire told me it's really hard to cut into this beautiful work.
I am glad that I found my interest a few years back. This is the reason I keep doing it. After all, who can resist the homemade sweets that made and decorated with love!!
Happy baking, everyone!
05 November 2013
Yesterday, Jeremy and I were inviting to a Melbourne Cup party. It's a private party at home but how can you not have some treats; especially it's Melbourne Cup we are talking about.
I quickly went through my pantry and decided on two treats but ended up having three treats that I have to share with you.
I think I have been in the "Red Velvet" cupcake mode this year. I just keep making this beautiful flavour and the only thing that is different this time is that I didn't have the cream cheese frosting to go on top (Oops, I run out of the cream cheese). No worries, bakingmama changed to whip up some "Chocolate Buttercream" instead but not to go on top of the cupcakes. I sandwiched this in the lovely melt-in-your-mouth "Whoopie Pies". I have to say, it's divine in its own way and similar effect to the "Macaroons".
I then used some red velvet cupcakes and chocolate buttercream to make something awesome. Say hi to our new "Push-Up Cakes". This is so trendy and another way of presenting your cupcakes.
Well, we certainly had a great time. Jeremy was dressing on his best Polo shirt and blue jeans while I was in my long lost high-heel shoes and fancy headpiece.
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