Sunday, May 24, 2009

Day of good stuff:)

*Just a short entry to sweep the dust off my nearly ignored blog.*

Baked Oreo-oreo cheesecake for a mahjong House visit to MH's crib. The cake didn't turn out the way i want it to be, but ALAS! everything was too late. Me being me, couldn't wait long enough for the cake to cool before shoving it into the fridge.. and what's the outcome?? CRACKS... those thunderbolt-like splittings on the cake just make everything all so NOT right.

Well.. enough of the cracked cheesecake. MH made green bean AND red bean soup! talk about efficiency! and both tasted oh soooooo good:) p.s. and she say it's her first time preparing the red bean soup.. (some people are just born talented <-- that i must agree) hee:) oooh.. and since i was so drawn into my 东南西北 i've completely forgotten to take pictures of the ying and yang... (maybe i'll ask her for pics :P)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Mont Blanc

This month, i decided to take part in Rosie & Maria's Sweet N Simple Bakes monthly event - Vanilla Cupcakes. I 'think' if i can recall clearly, the first ever 'bakes' that i've baked was vanilla cupcakes, credits to my mum's recipe.. well, it's not any secret recipe, in fact, it's a very easy to follow list of vanilla cupcakes instructions.

As it turn out, i filled the cupcake cups too high up and the batter actually overflowed while baking, forming an elephant trunk-like structure. Nevertheless, it's still edible and i brought it over to Nani's place:) Since, at that time, we were at the period of kitchen testing age, nani suggested that we bake ANOTHER batch of cupcakes.. and yesh... we continued to bake cupcakes for the rest of the week....muahahaha.. cute..

For this 'batch of cupcakes, i made meringue for the frosting instead of butter cream.. because simply... i ran out of buttter.. heeeeee... the product, being quite plain and colourless HAS TO BE DECORATED!.

So, in my effort to add some colours to it.. i dyed some pasta letters and stuck it to my cupcakes... keke.. cheating i know... but.. pretty!

So that concludes my entry for SASB's monthly event. Do visit their blog to see other pretty cupcakes:) CIAO~