Cupcakes – Princess

Little girls hope to be princesses and most women like to be treated like one.

This box of cupcakes is a present for a 4 year-old girl. She had an amazing princess-themed party where she is dressed as Snow White. In addition, her parents engaged a pretty adult model, also dressed as Snow White, to play games with the little ones. It’s so lovely.

This is my first figurine. I hoped I had more time to work on it, but we were already late for the party… let’s hope there is another princess birthday coming up, then I can try it again.
20120326-145805.jpg

20120326-145817.jpg

20120326-145825.jpg

A cartoon-y carriage
20120326-145811.jpg

All together now…
20120326-145832.jpg

Advertisements

Cream Puffs

Golden Puffs
20120308-004054.jpg

Finally, I succeeded with the choux pastry *big smiling face* This is my third try, following the recipe from “okashi”. I added way more egg/liquid than what was called for in the recipe till I get the right consistency. Pity the previous batches that got thrown away. That’s one down in the list of bakies I want to make.

20120308-004100.jpg

Rose Cake

There’s two birthdays in the family for March, mother-in-law and sister. For my sister birthday, I’ve made a cake decorated with swiss meringue buttercream roses. Revision for my piping. I also tried to do colour graduation. Ha ha… Lesson learnt: Should prepare the different coloured cream is bowls first in order to achieve better graduation. Rather than mixing along as I finished piping one layer…

The cake is a basic genoise sponge cake with raspberry jam and vanilla swiss meringue buttercream. Did not soak the sponge in syrup…opps… very dry. Luckily, there’s the buttercream to counteract.

The cake
20120311-142031.jpg

Sideview
20120311-142038.jpg

Closeup
20120311-142044.jpg

Half eaten 😀
20120311-142050.jpg

Peach Flowers Cake

Have not been posting for a long long time… didn’t mean to neglect the blog, but was just a tad busy. I’m still baking lots, at least 1 per week, and buying eggs at alarming speed! I use almost a tray of eggs (that’s 30) in slightly over one week. Goodness!

So over the weekend, the family celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday. I wanted to create a cake that is elegant yet simple. The base peach colour turned out in an exact shade I’m very happy with. The flowers colour are pretty co-ordinated as well. However, I do need to improve on my piping skill. The lines surrounding the cake did not turn out smooth…

The cake
20120308-003926.jpg

A little close-up
20120308-003940.jpg

In action
20120308-003934.jpg