Just Want to Quickly Say…

Happy Easter! 🐣πŸ₯🐣πŸ₯

The following is a mango πŸ₯­ and coconut πŸ₯₯ cake surrounded by white chocolate feathers- a technique I also used to my mum’s 60th birthday cake. (Very easy to do! πŸͺΆ 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! πŸ˜‰)

Double Trouble

To celebrate the beginning of a long holiday, I decided to go a bit all out and two cakes in one night for the first time! It was definitely quite a work out! πŸ˜‚πŸ’ͺ (How does professional do it?? πŸ˜†)

Which one do you like the look of? πŸ˜‰

Pineapple, Lime and Mango β€˜Mocktail’ Cake πŸ–
Chocolate, cookie and caramel cake 🌹

Kicking Off the Long Week Off

Happy Friday, everyone! Just a short post today before I am heading into my week-long break from work. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ (Some plans for this week ahead so will keep you all posted! πŸ˜‰) Not only did I manage to organise a mini celebration for a colleague’s (belated) birthday at work today πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰ , but also went out for a top dinner with friends in the central area. πŸ˜‹ Life is doing good right now! πŸ˜†

My chocolate cake for the birthday celebration! (My first time trying to make these white chocolate feathers and they turn out rather well!)
Drizzling gravy over my bunless fried chicken burger in MEATLiquor in Queensway
And gelato to finish! 🍨

What are you up to this weekend? πŸ™‚

Here’s to 2021!

2020 has been a very hard year for many, but at last we are looking towards a new beginning of another year. πŸ‘πŸ‘ 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! πŸ˜‚) Wishing everyone a happy new year! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽŠπŸŽŠ May all your dreams come true in 2021! ❀️❀️

Coconut rice pudding πŸ₯₯ and mango πŸ₯­ inside!

As Long As There’s Christmas

Happy Christmas Eve! πŸŽ„β˜ƒοΈπŸŒŸ 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. πŸ˜‹ It’s very straightforward, and I had such a fun time making it because I just love doing tempered chocolate work. πŸ˜πŸ‘Œ And to finish, all it needs a little dust of icing sugar to bring it to life! ❄️❄️

What I Need This Summer

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 πŸ₯΅πŸ˜‚.) 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! πŸ˜πŸ˜‹

Don’t You Want to Be a Kid Again?

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. πŸ˜‚ 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. πŸ¦–πŸ¦•πŸ¦–πŸ¦• (I am sure many of you here might feel the same as me! πŸ˜‚) 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! πŸŽ₯ Don’t know how many of you remember that film? πŸ€”) And for any dinosaur fans out there, here is my Jurassic volcano chocolate cake surrounded with shortbread biscuit dinosaurs! πŸŒ‹πŸŒ΄ Also gave me a chance to do my favourite caramel sugar work. πŸ˜‰

And now I am enjoying sugar like every other child! 🀣🀣

Happy Easter Sunday! πŸ°πŸ£πŸ’•

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! πŸ˜‚)

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. πŸ˜‹ They were then decorated with coloured icing and Smarties – a chocolate feast indeed haha! 🍫🍫🍫

Are you too enjoying many chocolates and sweets right now? πŸ˜‰