Saturday, 26 December 2009

Potluck kat rumah Che Nitt

Yesterday, we had potluck cum gathering at my friend's house near Sunway. Best sangat sebab memang dah lama tak jumpa kawan2 lama.

I brought chocolate cake decorated with smarties for the potluck, freshly baked yesterday morning.

Ni gambar gathering semalam:

Last night, both my kids told me that they enjoyed the evening dan ajak pergi lagi. Diorang suka sebab ramai sangat kawan2, seronok main. Bila balik rumah, dalam kereta lagi dah tido, malam baru jaga :)

Friday, 25 December 2009

3 tiered cakes

A few months back, when I first started to decorate my cakes, my sister-in-law had requested me to bake a wedding cake for her sister's wedding. The wedding is scheduled for Dec 09, so at that point of time, I still have plenty of times to decide.

I have not decided actually, until the matter was brought up again when we met at my grandma's house last month. I then agreed to bake the cake.

After a lot of thinking, and since my sister-in-law did not specify the type / flavour of the cake or the design required, but had only informed me of the colour theme, purple, I have decided to make chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling, covered with chocolate ganache icing.

So, here's the cakes:

the top tier

the middle tier

the bottom tier

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Swiss buttercream butter cake with strawberries

Whilst browsing through the internet, I found this entry @ on swiss buttercream.

Since I'm still in the process of experimenting buttercream recipes to search for a suitable ones to keep and use and had never tried swiss buttercream before, I've decided to give it a try.

So, I baked a small 6 inch butter cake and proceeded to prepare the buttercream.

I would say that the process is much more easier that preparing the italian meringue buttercream, and it tasted quite similar too. Not too sweat and I actually love the taste. The instructions given on the website is very clear and straightforward.

My 2 children helped me with the decoration. I iced the cake with buttercream and they both had fun decorating the cake with strawberries.