Wednesday, October 29, 2008

TeaRoom signature Chocolate Cake goes two tier!

I was actually the one request to make a birthday cake for TA's wife and since I've got a special invitation to the birthday bash (and sis and bro in law were also invited) I've decided to make the chocolate cake a two-tier.

I'm not very expert in making tiered cake, therefore, seriously requiring some good tools. So we went to Wilton to shop for something suitable.

And this is what I got after going through a few options. This cost RM38 plus, plus a plastic cake tray to hold the top tier, the bill for the "construction" of this 2-tier cake was about RM55.

The box comes with 4 globes and hidden pillars.

The instructions were clear but since this was my first time dealing with 2-tier cake, I was over eager with measuring of the pillars that I actually measure them before the icing. Which I later found was a mistake of course. But since I've already cut the pillars, they were a bit shorter than they should be.

Followed by placing the globes over the pillars.

The consequences of short pillars? The top tier squashing down onto the globes hence the cake was not as tall as it could have been.

But still looks ok, no?

Finished with my recent chocolate cake decoration.

Cake at the event.

Happy Deepavali

I don't have many Indian friends. I do have a few Chindian friends though. If you are celebrating and reading my blog, Happy Deepavali! Have a great celebration and a very prosperous year ahead!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chocolate Moist Cake - Soft Candy with Leaves

Got the idea from this...

The original look, with fresh raspberries on a white cream frosted cake.

I've got these soft candies that looks like raspberries (don't they?). Not only they are not as expensive as the real berries, they are also easier to handle, no need to glaze or preserve.

If you want to pipe a few different designs from a same colour icing, the best is the use the coupler, that allows you to interchange nozzles.

Pipe a bed of "leaves" and "stick" the candies on them.

Pipe some veins and more leaves randomly. I tried not to overdo the cake. Haha... Trust me, piping leaves can be quite addictive.

Drop some veins and leaves to the side if you want to decorate the cake more. I couldn't stick the candies on the side of the cake because my icing will not hold anything. Besides, the candies are too heavy.

So I had the candies resting on the base of the cake board.

There! The final look, complete with birthday tag - There's no more space to write birthday message anyways.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Pat's Birthday Cupcakes

Specially for my loyal cupcake fan! Have a great birthday celebration ;)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pineapple Tarts

Baked these for Raya orders, and presents.


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