Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Macaron Fever

Some of you who follow me on my instagram might know that I was in the macaron fever for a while. No matter how busy I was, I will squeeze in some macaron time! I have never thought of making them til my friends invited me to their house to experiment making macarons together.

This is the first ever macarons that my friends and I made!
Can you recognize the icons?
Yeps! Those are the iphone apps! We hand painted them. (that's my favourite part haha)

These were the first batch too! :D

After that, we were hooked. We wanna experiment more flavors, shapes and colours! We were a bit crazy that time. Every conversation that we talked about is macarons.  

There were 3 methods for macarons. The French, the Swiss and the Italian.
My friends were pro at using the Italian method which you need to cook the sugar to a certain temperature and then pour it into the meringue.

For me, I thought I should do a different method from them so we can compare the difference.
I did the French. I failed the first time. It turned out ugly and cracks everywhere.

I felt so sad that time, but I still sandwich them together with my durian filling and ate it.
It was really yummy! haha

So I told myself to try again. I know French method is the most unstable and most difficult in technic, but I wanna perfect it!

So I did it again!
......and guess what!
It was better!

These were the durian fillings macarons.. THE BEST! muahahahahaa
I was quite happy with this batch although it was not perfect!

So I kept trying.. and making macarons..
and I am now happy and satisfied.

Strawberry Macarons.

Mooncake Macarons. I call it the Macamoons!

Cendol Macarons...

Salted Caramel Macarons..
(sorry for the colour.. for some reason it came out neon! supposedly to be teal colour)

and the most recent ones..
Halloweens Macarons!
Black Cats, Witches Hats, Good Pumpkins and Black Pumpkins

I am now taking a break from Macarons.. (Too much egg yolks leftovers!!)
But when I'm in the mood again.. I think I will explore more fun designs!

Christmas Macarons maybe? ^_^

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Cakes and more cakes!

It's been a while since I blog about my cakes! So this will be a post dedicated to all my cakes that I created in the last 2-3 months :P  Lost track! haha

Okay, let me start with a cake that I made for 2 of my girl friends Jenny and Cecile.
It's a giant cupcake on top of a cake!
We had a small birthday celebration at the park along the river. It was a beautiful day Sunday afternoon~

This cake  is a Irish castle cake for the birthday girl.

One of my favourite cake.. :D
Electric piano cake for Jenny from her lovely boy.

Halloween cake that I did for thr Royal Show Cake Comp.
It was a rush rush work.. but I got Highly commended! I will try again next year! :P

A cake for the Arsenal fan! Pazzzaaaaaaa
Cutest shirt I've ever seen hahahaha

Pooh!! Oh Pooh~ you look like so easy to hand mold.. but actually I'm wrong~~~~
Good thing I have the patience.. or else Pooh will probably ended up looking like the fake made in china soft toy! :P
I think I have done a good job replicating Pooh. Grade A+++++ ? hehehehe

Beautiful Bride and Handsome Groom.
These 2 cakes are a gift from their bridal party.. how sweet are they to organize such a sweet gift!

Photos says it all! Chanel!
30th birthday, yes you deserves everything Chanel! :D

China doll cupcakes that me and my friend made for her farewell.

Remember I had a 4th anniversary giveaway? This is the one! 
Sarah celebrated her birthday at the Zoo! What a coincidence! I wonder if Perth Zoo has hippo....

A very popular cake in the cake world. Hoot!!
When little Chloe saw this cake, she pointed at it and said HOOT!
*Heart melts*

My friends think that I'm crazy that I made this by hand using fondant. Actually I agree with them.
I still can't believe I made them! No mold! These are ordered from a nice lady all the way from Melbourne for her son's birthday! I made a doctor, sailor, police, construction worker, army and a chef! I made Construction worker bigger because he likes it. 

This cake was ordered by a fellow food blogger for his girl. How sweet is he!
and funny part is, his girl ordered a cake from me for the same day for her little cousin!
What a lovely couple!

Spongebob!!! I felt like squeezing it!

This cake was Joe's idea for his friend's Will's birthday. Will lovessssssssss squid-ing. He can squids every day & night, any time and he would squeeze in some squid-ing time before he goes to work too! That's how much he lovesssss squid-ing. 

Hawaiian thongs for Mira and Alice Hawaiian theme birthday party!
It was a great success at the party. The decorations, the weather is just perfect!

Last one for this post..
Vicky's birthday cupcakes. All the things that she likes.  :P

Will update more soon!!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

It's been a while...

I actually felt bad for not blogging as frequent as I used to be! It's weird!
Feel bad for my little blog.. hahahaha my blog don't feel anything for me! Silly me.

Everyday I will be telling myself to blog, cannot neglect it, spend some time edit some photos to feed my blog but because of cakes + my full time job + my weekend hanging out with friends and housework.. I just don't have enough time to just sit down and rest.. sorry blog.. I am a naughty owner. I have never forgotten you... been thinking of you EVERYDAY.... GUILTY-ly!

So today, I am going back to blog! Need to clear up all my back log so I don't have like 50 photos folders on my desktop staring at me!

I have a lot of cake photos, restaurant photos, birthday parties and the most recent one, my sis came to visit me photos!

Update update update!

I think I will start updating this Saturday :)  You might see a whole lot of post in one day but I think I will schedule them.. haha see how I go.
Fingers crossed I don't get lazy and give myself tons of excuses!

It's FRIDAY!!! Yay!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!