Sunday, December 23, 2012

Oreo Cupcakes

Year 2012 has been a very busy year for me, juggling between work and kids really burned me out, as you can see from the number of bakes dropping..hahhah.... But then, I will still bake at least 3 cakes a year, for my dearie, for my prince and my princess. 


Today I tried my hand at something I had been meaning to do for a while, Oreo cupcakes.  School is re-opening soon in another week time, this will probably my last bake of year 2012. 



whole Oreo at the bottom


with crushed Oreo mixed in the cake batter



It hadn't actually planned for it so I use sponge cake mix for the cake, they are super easy to make. 


What I need;

250g sponge cake mix
50g unsweetened cocoa powder
5 eggs
50g butter (melted)
50g water


How to do it;

- pre-heat oven at 180 degree.
- In a huge bowl, put sponge cake mix, cocoa powder, eggs and water together
- whisk at high speed for 10 mins, reduce to medium speed for 5 mins
- fold in the melted butter, mix well and put aside.
- place one oreo or crushed oreo at the bottom of the cupcake liner
- pour the cake batter into the cupcake liner till 80% full
- bake for 15 -20 mins until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
- remove the cupcakes from the oven tray and cool completely before frosting them.


What I need for frosting;

250g room temp unsalted butter
200g - 250g icing sugar, sifted (*  I use only 150g)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
crushed oreos (depending on individual preference)
whole oreos for deco.


How to do it;

- using a mixer, beat butter and gradually add in the icing sugar till it is fully incorporated.
- add vanilla extract and mix well before stir in the crushed oreos.
- pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcake and top each with an oreos (can use chocokate too)


* I'm not a sweet tooth person so I have reduced the amount of icing sugar so the frosting may be a bit softer.  To make it easier to pipe, you can put the frosting into a pipping bag and place it in the fridge for 20 mins before using.


# store the cupcake in an airtight container in the fridge, can keep for 3-5 days.  Thaw for 5 mins in room temperature before serving. :) 


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Topo Map Love Cake


When I saw this cake on Wendy's blog, I was fascinated by the beautiful lines on her butter cake. I just had to try it out myself! Finally weekend is here and I can bake this beautiful cake.  The cake turn out well after baking with slight cracks on the top but it's a nice butter cake with firm crumbs.

Well, I am reposting the recipe here for easy reference in case I want to bake this again, you can check out Wendy's blog to drool over her beautiful cake.






Recipe adapted from Wendy from Table for 2 
Ingredient
  • 250gm butter
  • 250gm sugar (I used 180gm)
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 300gm cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 125ml evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pandan paste
  • Cocoa powder for creating the topo lines 

Method
  1. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  2. Beat in eggs, one by one, beating well after each addition.
  3. Sift half the flour into the butter mixture and beat on low speed until well combined.
  4. Mix in the evaporated milk until well combined.
  5. Sift the balance of flour into the mixture and beat on low speed until combined.
  6. Divide the batter to two. Mix vanilla extract to one part and pandan paste to the other.
  7. Preheat oven to 180 deg cel and lined a 8" square pan.
  8. Spread 1/2 the pandan batter (or vanilla whichever you prefer) into pan. Level it.
  9. Evenly sift a thin layer of cocoa powder over.
  10. Very very gently dollop half of the other colour over and gently level it. Repeat the sifting of cocoa powder.
  11. Repeat layering with both colours, with the final layer clean (no cocoa powder on top).
  12. Bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Durian Cake

做给妈妈的生日蛋糕。。虽然不是很美。。但是充满我给妈妈满满的爱!!! 妈妈我爱你,祝您身体健康!!




Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My sweetie 9th Birthday Cake

I have been thinking hard on what to bake for my little sweetie birthday.  Went for a fondant cake course recently and my lil sweetie suggested that I put what I learnt to use. :D 


Start looking for some ideas online a week ago and scratch a draft on paper....but I finally understand that planning and reality is never the same...hahaha... had a hard time moulding  the ballerina and flowers, abit ugly but lucky thing my gal was impressed and happy w her bday cake.  phew!! 


PS: no more fondant for me for a long long while...





Sunday, June 10, 2012

My first Pizza



Have always been telling my little girl that if you make a promise, you have to keep it.  *blushed* yet I broke one last week.  Supposed to make pizza for lunch last Sunday but I was not feeling very well, thus, feeling very tired and sleepy.  So end up, I just cook simple lunch and that make my girl very upset because she does not get to eat her fav pizza.

Feeling much better this week, I decided that I should keep my promise and make pizza for lunch today. 

I know that I do not have much time to spare in the morning to make the dough from scratch, so I use “betty crocker pizza crust mix|”.   This mix is easy to handle and make my making of the pizza crust a breeze.  It taste nice too.



I topped the pizza w black pepper chicken, ham, mushrooms, capsicums, sausages, eggs and lots of cheese!

My lil ones commented that this is the yummiest pizza they ever had, isn’t it sweet!!  (^.^)








Saturday, May 26, 2012

2 tier fondant cake

This is my first fondant cake.  The recipe for the cake and fondant was quite simple...the hardest part was actually the decorating part.  Initially I thought it would be easy but once I started using the fondant, I realised it was not that simple.  I really envy those bakers who can make and decorate beautiful fondant cake. =)

Remember to knead fondant in a cold room as it will get too soft in normal room temperate and will start to get real sticky. 

Here some pictures of the cake I decorated. =) 



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tiramisu Charlotte Cake

今天是您的生日了。

我的爱人,感谢你为这个家的辛苦劳碌,

感谢你给予我这普普通通的妻子的关心、理解和支持。

在这一天,我要给你我全部的爱!

祝我的爱人生日快乐,时光飞逝,但我对你的爱却更醇厚





Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Strawberry Jellyhearts Cheesecake

After Im done with the triple layered cheesecake for my boy's Birthday celebration, I told myself that I must make this strawberry jellyhearts cheesecake for my wonderful colleagues in office for Valentine.  

A very popular non-bake cheese cake in Singapore, this recipe has been blogged over and over again by food bloggers in Singapore.  They are not difficult to make and all you need is a whisk and the fridge.

I used the digestive biscuit base and cream cheese filling from my triple layered cheesecake that I have made earlier.  This is the first attempt and Im really glad that it turn out well.

 
wwHappy Valentine ww

pretty to look at and a delight to eat

I just ww LOVE ww heart-shaped strawberry in jelly over cheese cake.

Triple Layer Cheesecake revisit

One year ago, I made a triple layer cheesecake for my boy birthday.  He loved it so much that he requested for the same cake for his birthday this year.... Oh Gosh!!..I didnt even realised that one year has passed...time really flies..he is 10 this year and Im getting older too :( 

Im glad that he still love eating cakes that I baked and giving me lots of suggestions on how I can improve.  :) 


Happy Birthday my handsome boy :)


This time round, Im more prepared. 
Very pleased with the evenly spread layered.