31 December 2013
Right before ending 2013, I am so happy that my last cake was actually made for my son. I was nervously for months as Jeremy reached 11 months. I am told to do the cake smashing photo shoot a month before their first birthday.
You see; I am not ready to say goodbye to his birth year not to mention to his babyhood. I felt this milestone has a significance of it (I believe I say this on every milestone). However, this particular milestone is for me to make something for him instead of him showing me his new skills to me.
I had this obsession of what to create this masterpiece that I can be proud of when I look back when he is older. In the end, I tried to keep everything simple. After all, it’s HIM I want to capture in the photo not MY cake.
My friend Claire came to help me. I had this feeling that I can’t capture all these fancy messy cake smashing fun. I have a feeling that Jeremy doesn’t know how to smash. I am right sort of. Jeremy likes his cleanness and after pulled the handmade gum paste sneaker out and put into his mouth. He became disinterested to the cake. At the end, Claire joined the cake smashing fun and smeared some icing to his onsie and gave him a chunk of cake to eat. Well, we as adults certainly had a great time to make a mess.
By the end of the day, I still have a perfect sized cake. I only had to cut away a little slice where he smashed; then gave to Claire half of the cake to show my appreciation (Claire is a fan. During the smashing time, she kept saying it’s delicious). I kept a quarter for our teatime. When Daddy Paul took out of the rubbish that night, he said: even the cake scrapes smell heavenly (I really want to tell him that I don’t have any leftovers to see what he would do).
I adapted a favorite vanilla cake and cream cheese frosting of mine to eliminate the sugar and make them more suitable for our little ones. Guess what! I now prefer the new version over the old one.
This 7” Vanilla Layer Cake was frosted with tinted Ombre Cream Cheese; lovely fondant polka dots and gum paste baby sneaker.
I am going to try another smash cake for Jeremy on his first birthday party. I hope this time he will have more experiences and enjoy some messy time when he is allowed to.
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24 December 2013
Another Christmas Cake baked by Claire of Mantou Kitchen (a delicious fruit cake), covered in red fondant by bakingmama. Decorated in the festive Christmas colors: red, green, white and silver!
This cake is going overseas tonight. I am so honored to be part of it. Is bakingmama going international? I hope so one day.
The Magic of Christmas never ends
and its greatest of gifts are family and friends.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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09 December 2013
Jeremy and I were invited to a picnic play date with Mum Bridget, Baby Max, Mum Claire and Baby Zoe. Although Max, Zoe and Jeremy haven't been catching up very often; they are simply adorable with each others' companies and getting along nicely.
While Mum Bridget prepared the mains and Mum Claire prepared the drinks; bakingmama of course was volunteered to prepare the dessert. I searched my pantry and saw some organic oranges.
Here came another flavour to add to our Macaroon section - "Orange Macaroon". I tinted orange food coloring to the macaron batter, and filled them with orange marmalade.
Unlike to my divine and popular 'Chocolate Macaroon'; it is still a bit sweet for me but it's chewy and refreshing for the summer picnic or parties. As well, I want to introduce our new [Macaroon Gift Box] as shown above can hold three standard macaroons priced from $6.00.
Well, we had a lovely time to catch up. Thank you for stopping by.
04 December 2013
Here is the second version of my Christmas Cupcake using the fondant to replace the cream cheese frosting. This is certainly a hit.
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