Sunday, April 12, 2009


so its EASTER week! what to bake what to bake?!?! i actually had a joint house-warming party and easter one so i thought why not just bake mini cupcakes for everyone! :] these were are a great hit to my surprise! great recipe i must say!! its adapted from Simply Sweet Bake Shop took me quite a while to finish these babies as i fiddled with the fondant for ages hahaha!

PLEASE NOTE: those are NOT kittens; they are bunnies.
those are NOT ducks; they are chickens.

HAHAHAHA -_________- sigh! i'll try again next year to perfect them =P

pure strawberry cupcakes LVL☆
(i manipulated this recipe alittle - you guys would knw i dont like really sweet things, so all my recipes i will change them alittle =P)

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (i used unsalted)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tsp strawberry extract (i didnt have this, so i left it out, i used 1tsp vanilla extract)
  • 1 cups pureed fresh strawberries (or alittle bit more =P)
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp teaspoon salt
  • cream butter&sugar till fluffy.
  • add egg whites one at a time.
  • stir in strawberry puree, strawberry (or vanilla) extract, sour cream
    (hint: i mixed the sour cream and strawberry puree together first)
  • sift dry ingredients together
  • add to butter mixture alternatively with sour cream mixture.
  • pour into tin/ cupcake patties and bake until top is quite firm! :] yumyum~
i made the frosting myself. its a mixture of butter, icing sugar, dark chocolate and strawberry puree & cream. it was yummy~~ but i cant remember how much of each i put in .. i just randomly added hahahaa so i'll post up the frosting next time i do it again :]

*i didnt have my trusty camera on me this day so i had to use a phone to capture these =( so sad! hahahah! so sorry about the quality =(*

Saturday, April 4, 2009

mille feuille & madiera cake & sponge rolls

another week at school! thats the apricot sponge rolls! they are yummy! but my sponge came out too thin =( bite-size & guilt-free i guess! =P

fine sponge sheet LVL☆

  • 120g egg yolk (of 6eggs)
  • 70g blanched almond meal
  • 100g castor sugar
  • 180g egg whites (of 6eggs)
  • 60g castor sugar
  • 80g plain flour
  • whisk yolks and 100g sugar till pale yellow. mix in the almond meal. set aside.
  • whisk egg whites to full volume and gradually add sugar.
  • fold a 1/3 of whites into yolk at a time.
  • then fold the sieved flour in.
  • line a baking tray with baking paper
  • spread the mixture onto the paper making sure its not too thin or too thick!
  • bake till set. we dont want cripsy!

this is the mille feuille ('thousand leaves') filled with creme patisserie.
how cute are the hearts!!! :]

and the madiera cake LVL ☆

  • 250g unsalted butter
  • 200g castor sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g plain flour
  • 12g baking powder
  • 2 lemons - juice & zest
  • cream butter&sugar
  • add lemon zest till light & pale
  • add eggs one at a time. making sure each addition is absorbed.
  • fold in sieved flour and baking powder and lemon juice. (if your using a machine, make sure you remove and fold the flour manually with your hands)
  • put into cake tin and bake!
  • you can garnish it with icing sugar or fondant :]

blackberry cupcakes w blackberry white chocolate buttercream ♥

i wanted to try something different from the whole chocolate phase! so i decided to bake 'blackberry cupcakes' =D i got the inspiration from Annie Eats.

its a great recipe!! except i manipulated it again =P so here is my version:

ingredients LVL ☆
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (optional)
  • 120g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 soya milk
  • 1/2 blackberry jam (i didnt have the frozen fruits! but still good!)

    *you can lessen the sugar in the recipe if your using jam, but i found its not overly SUPER sweet so the recipe is fine :]*


  • cream the butter and sugar
  • add the eggs one at a time
  • in another bowl, whisk the milk and blackberry puree together
  • sift all the dry ingredients together
  • then alternately add the dry and wet into the butter|sugar|egg mixture
  • put into cake liners & bake in the oven!
i cut out the center of each cupcake and filled them with some whipped cream just to even out the flavour :] i give you blackberry cupcakes topped with blackberry white chocolate buttercream :] ♥

sigh at my piping skills .. still gotta practice .. look at the little bugger at the back.. hahahaha *shh* tried to hide that one =P