Nutella Marble Pound Cake

If you ever feel like a treat, pound cakes are the way to go! They’re very simple and quick to make. Also, they serve as a de-stressing therapy! I recently had to move, and I decided to commemorate my crappy ol’ oven by baking in it one last time. It was probably a really bad…

Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012) – Roundup

At last, here is the long-awaited round up for Aspiring Bakers #18 Layers of Love. I’m sure most of you are eager to see the wonderful cakes created by our creative fellow bloggers. They are stunning and gorgeous! This is definitely a bookmark-worthy page where you’ll find awesome recipes for layered cakes! In total I…

Mango Cheesecake Cheesecake with Coconut Macaroon

No! This isn’t a typo! This cake DOES comprise of TWO different cheesecakes! I think I have an affinity with mangos and coconuts. I don’t know what it is about them, but they are just one of the most divine combinations ever!! Don’t look at me! I’m not the only one who thinks so! Another…

Layered Orange Chiffon Cake with Ganache

Here’s an incomparably light and tasty cake, the chiffon! I love chiffon cakes because of its soft and moist texture, and its ability to retain it even after being refrigerated. This added lightness is given by the use of vegetable oil in place of butter. It was discovered by a Hollywood insurance salesman Harry Baker,…

8-Layered Double-Crusted Red Velvet Cheesecake

Enjoyed for over half a century, the Red Velvet Cake has been popular to this day. There’s something about this New Yorker cake that we go head over heels for. In some cases, I do agree that the Red Velvet is an overrated chocolate cake with a lot of red dye. But nonetheless, how can…

Aspiring Bakers #18: Layers of Love (April 2012)

It is with great pleasure that I announce that I will be hosting Aspiring Bakers’ 18th Baking Event. The theme for this month will be Layered Cakes!! Aspiring Bakers is a monthly baking event meant to encourage and ASPIRE bakers to bake according to a new theme each month. I suggested a layered cake theme, because…

Valentine’s Pav-LOVE-a

The Pavlova cake is an Australian dessert named after the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova, whose dance was as light and “fluffly” as the texture of the cake! PS: When I mention “Australia”, I mean the continent, rather than the country. There has been an ongoing debate between Australia and New Zealand over the origination of this cake,…

Pineapple Tarts – Nastar Cookies

It wouldn’t be Chinese New Year without Pineapple Tarts! At least that’s how Singaporeans love their CNYs! These are my all-time FAVOURITE cookies! I could eat them every day and with every meal! I remember one year being left alone with a whole box of pineapple tarts. It was snowing so heavily that I was…

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The moral of the story behind Rudolph is that no matter how different you are from others, you are always special in your own way! Robert May had written this tale in 1939 and our favourite Reindeer has since then became a classic figure of Christmas folklore. I’ve always loved Rudolph because he is a…

Cookie Monster’s Got a Friend!

“This is the song La la la la ELMO’S SONG La la la la La la la la ELMO’S SOOONG!!!” Elmo’s here too! Now, who doesn’t love Cookie Monster and Elmo cupcakes? It was Diego’s birthday, and Papa Leif invited Brad and I. He had it at Kids Market on Granville Island. Apparently I was…

Halloween Spiders!

Yay for Halloween! I love Halloween! I love dressing up, I love trick-or-treating, I love Jack-O-Lanterns, I love CHOCOLATES and I love HALLOWEEN SPIDER CUPCAKES!!! Aren’t they super duper adorable? Well, as their creator, I would have to say DUH~!! 😀 I brought them to work and they were quickly gobbled up! I myself found…

Malaysian Mini Sponge Cake: Kuih Bahulu, & Kuih Cara Manis

I finally got my Kuih Bahulu mould thanks to my sister, Tiara, for buying, and Alice for importing it to Vancouver! Kuih Bahulu is a traditional Malaysian mini sponge cake baked in special moulds of various shapes. It is especially popular in Singapore and Malaysia during traditional festive seasons because it is both delicious and…

Indonesian Thousand Layer Cake: Kue Lapis Legit

    UPDATE: Please also see tips and a different recipe of Kue Lapis Legit in my later post. I DID IT!           I actually made the legendary classic Kue Lapis Legit! I’ve always loved this cake ever since I was a little girl and admired its layers upon layers of beauty!…

Thanksgiving Dinner!

I was really excited when Krystell invited me to her family’s Thanksgiving Dinner! All the food at the table was homemade by her parents and they were simply amazing chefs!!! I ate so much that night that I literally couldn’t stand up straight for the rest of the night! I made the same Pumpkin Spice…

Angry Birds Cupcakes!!

Inspired from the Playable Angry Birds Birthday Cake, I decided to make my own Angry Birds Cupcakes! My ex co-worker Peter was also leaving Vancouver for law school in Kingston! We worked at Bell and sold many iPhones together! Hence, I thought this would be a great farewell gift to him. Here’s a bird’s eye view…

I’m Going Bananas on Monkey Island!

I promise you that these are edible for homo sapiens too! They’re also chimply delicious. 😉 I’ve had this obsession with Banana Bread since forever and I thought it’d be cute to put a monkey’s face on one! However, I started off with perfecting my banana bread with Brad before I turned them into muffins!…

Cookie Monster Cupcakes! Om Nom Nom Nom Nom!

C IS FOR COOKIES!! OM NOM NOM These Cookie Monster Cupcakes are just irresistibly cute and make great gifts for both children and adults alike! Not only do they look amazing, they are actually also very easy to make! You really don’t have to be an expert at cake decorating to make the perfect Cookie…