Monday, 25 May 2015

Lemon cream cheese cupcakes

These yummy cupcakes are full of flavour. With cream cheese added to the ingredients it's taste like a cross between a butter cake & Japanese baked cheese cake. 
Flavour is amazing as the zesty lemon is refreshing. 
(Recipe adapted from Tempt: cupcakes to excite by Betty Saw with slight adjustment) 

135g Plain flour
1/2. Tsp baking powder 
1/2. Tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g butter (softened at room temperature)
100g cream cheese
130g caster sugar
2 eggs
Grated zest of one lemon. 
1. Tbsp lemon juice. 

Preheat the oven at 180c. 
Sift the flour with baking powder & bicarbonate of soda together.  Set aside.

Cream the butter & cream cheese till light and fluffy then add the sugar and whisk for a few minutes so its all combined. Scrape down the sides to make sure everything is mixed together. 
Add the lemon zest and mix it in.

Whisk in the eggs one at a time.

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Strawberry and chocolate mousse cake

I miss my baking so much, since moving to my new house I don't have the time like I use to have. Because I am now so busy, I can only bake something easy and less time consuming.
Although my plan was to make a simple mousse cake, I somehow made a two layer mousse cake to then bake a chocolate sponge for it and made a chocolate mirror glaze!! Phew!
Did I make it easy for myself? Well, not when you see the washing up I had after!
Anyway I felt amazing, despite all the washing up cos my kids were both super impressed!
Mummy have done it again!

I had this vision in my head how I want this cake to look.
I realised I had nothing to decorate it with so I rushed out to buy more strawberries but only to find that the strawberries the supermarkets had were way too big for my cake, so I ended up using raspberries instead.
Which is why so many people thought I have accidentally typed in strawberries mousse instead of raspberries!
I should have said it's a Strawberry mousse cake topped with fresh raspberries.
When you make this cake feel free to use raspberries or strawberries.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Kuromi birthday cake

My first chocolate art, piping Kuromi onto acetate sheet and placing on a cream cake.
This cake was requested by my brother for his girlfriends birthday. Ivy loves the character Kuromi and I never heard of it until today. I sketched the character on to paper and place an acetate sheet over the sketch and piped chocolate to draw the face out.  First time making this and I'm very excited and the results was good. I can actually draw!! haha.
I know where I get my artistic side from, my dad.
Whipped cream with a few drops of red gel colour and pipe rosettes using Wilton 1M nozzle.
And that's how simple it is.
Now I can draw other characters for cakes, can't wait to make another one soon.