The following is a mango 🥭 and coconut 🥥 cake surrounded by white chocolate feathers- a technique I also used to my mum’s 60th birthday cake. (Very easy to do! 🪶 All you need to do is melt and temper some white chocolate, then take a spoon and scrape the chocolate over baking paper. Once they are cooled and dried, they should peel off very easily. Give it a try! 😉)
After a very long period of heatwave and sunshine, it looks like a storm has finally arrived! ☔️☔️☔️🌧🌧 But most importantly, we got to stuff ourselves with cake first before this happened! 😂😂 #happydays
Happy Friday, everyone! Just a short post today before I am heading into my week-long break from work. 👌👌 (Some plans for this week ahead so will keep you all posted! 😉) Not only did I manage to organise a mini celebration for a colleague’s (belated) birthday at work today 🥳🎉 , but also went out for a top dinner with friends in the central area. 😋 Life is doing good right now! 😆
2020 has been a very hard year for many, but at last we are looking towards a new beginning of another year. 👏👏 New Year’s Eve marks a time to reflect and learn, and what a year this has been!
As I was reminiscing the past year last night, I stumbled upon a video on the internet (typical insomniac behaviour lol) that recapped all the old animations I used to enjoy as a child. I have always been a fan of anime. It’s crazy to think some of these animes are over 20 years old (even older than me at that 😬) since I feel like I have been watching them since forever. It’s really a sad, constant reminder that time really does fly by- every small and seemingly insignificant moments in life need to be cherished and treasured before they disappear forever. ❤️
The future is never set in stone, and endless possibilities and dreams lay ahead! So, let’s smash this year! (Like I did to my chocolate ball dessert! 😂) Wishing everyone a happy new year! 🥳🥳🎉🎉🎊🎊🎊 May all your dreams come true in 2021! ❤️❤️
Happy Christmas Eve! 🎄☃️🌟 Almost a week into tier 4, but funnily enough I am still enjoying my time away from work and being left to my own devices. 😌 Obviously this Christmas is a lot quieter than previous years, but I think it’s good to find some peace in these uncertain times.
Continuing my spree of festive baking, I decided to make a traditional Yule Log today. The filling is a whipped cream with raspberries, wrapped in a chocolate sponge coated in dark chocolate ganache and decorated with tempered chocolates. 😋 It’s very straightforward, and I had such a fun time making it because I just love doing tempered chocolate work. 😁👌 And to finish, all it needs a little dust of icing sugar to bring it to life! ❄️❄️
I think I have been quite lucky escaping the heatwave by being in Edinburgh from the start of the month (since I don’t take heat very well 🥵😂.) We had it all this week with sunshine, clouds, rains and even a thunderstorm in the middle of the night! ⚡️ However, it is still summer after all, and I am sure to make full use of my mum’s freezer while staying here. (The freezer I have in my London apartment is nowhere near cold enough to freeze things properly.)
When one thinks of summer, ice cream is a must, so making homemade ice creams have become a bit of a habit of mine lately. But today, I also made my first attempt at making tuiles – which I was surprised how super easy they were to make! (This is the recipe I followed: https://chefiso.com/p/tuiles-recipe/) Not enough only were they perfect for my homemade rocky road ice cream, but they were also beautiful to look at! 😍😋
These times in quarantine had really allowed me to sit down and reflect on a lot of things in my life. I do believe sometimes we do take things too easily for granted. I am even thankful just being able to sit on my bed now and watch TV most days. 😂 Lately, I have been in touch with my inner child self again and started picking up things I enjoyed doing when I was a kid, whether games or animations. I do miss those times back then. Sometimes, it’s just easier to be young and worry-free, don’t you think? ❤️
When I was younger, one of the things I was absolutely obsessed with was dinosaurs. 🦖🦕🦖🦕 (I am sure many of you here might feel the same as me! 😂) Literally any TV/movies/documentaries/books about dinosaurs I will be on it! (Disney’s Dinosaur back in 2000 was one of my favourite movies back then! 🎥 Don’t know how many of you remember that film? 🤔) And for any dinosaur fans out there, here is my Jurassic volcano chocolate cake surrounded with shortbread biscuit dinosaurs! 🌋🌴 Also gave me a chance to do my favourite caramel sugar work. 😉
And now I am enjoying sugar like every other child! 🤣🤣
Just a very quick Happy Easter from me! This Easter Sunday may be very different from those in the years before, but I hope everyone is still enjoying a restful Sunday at home! ❤️ (I certainly have been lazing around at home watching movies after movies lol! 😂)
Thought I will use this opportunity to share the Easter egg cookies I made last year. These cookies were made with Mars Bars and seasoned with salt to give a salted caramel-like feel to them. 😋 They were then decorated with coloured icing and Smarties – a chocolate feast indeed haha! 🍫🍫🍫
Are you too enjoying many chocolates and sweets right now? 😉