Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Cakes

Halloween is finally here! No, I wasn't satisfied with only doing the Halloween Dead Fingers (if you haven't seen them, click here)

Here are some cakes I did for my sister's Halloween Party at school! Not with fondant this time but I had so much fun doing them.

Here's the Frankenstein Cake, supposed to be scary, but turned out cute!! I still loved it =D

Photo Credit: Diana Loutfy

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pink Princess Cake

Would you like to have your own tiara? and be able to eat it too??

Dear Readers, I present to you 

~ The Princess Cake ~

A very pretty, cute elegant princess cake. A friend of mine absolutely adores princesses and everything about them. Last year, I gave her a crown for her birthday and this year I decided to make her one =D
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or well bake her one!

I tried as much as possible to make my base cake look like a pink pillow and wrapped it with beige-colored fondant to create the border (I tried to be as elegant as the fondant allowed me to!)

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Dead Finger Cookies

Halloween is almost here! and it's time for some TRICK OR TREATIN'!

SO, I decided I'd give some dead fingers a try. (You choose whether they're tricks or treats =P) Well not ACTUAL dead fingers, but sugar cookies-ery ones =D

I used Martha Stewart's sugar cookie recipe as my base and continued from there. I shaped the fingers by molding a walnut-sized-cookie-batter-ball into long, thin strips. Then I pinched the strips to create knuckles. After that I used a small knife to create that wrinkly effect. As for the nails, I added an almond to each strip and it miraculously transformed into a scary, dead finger. (Read More to see pictures)

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Lemon Meringue Pie

Photo Credit: Diana Loutfy

This is one of my favorite pies. It has everything: The perfect combination! A flaky buttery crust, topped with very lemony custard that goes perfectly with the sweet sweet meringue. The meringue: luscious & creamy on the inside; perfectly crispy on the outside. What else can one ask for?

I apologize for the low resolution of the pictures (but my camera wasn't working properly =( )

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Purple Shoe Cake

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Now we start with the juicy stuff. This was my first fondant cake. (I've tried some fondant flowers before, but haven't actually made a whole cake with it). Well anyway, a friend of mine had her birthday coming up and I decided to make her a special little cake! She loves fashion and she especially loves shoes.
SO, I baked your normal 'deelicious'* chocolate cake and covered it up with white fondant.

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Monday, October 17, 2011


Cheesecake, need I say more?

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Ok, here's the story: I've always LOVED cheesecake and I've always wanted to make one. But I never really liked the box-store ones. And I've heard that to make a real big cheesecake from scratch is hard. As most of you know, I love such challenges =D

SO! I cleared my schedule for a day and began the journey. Let me tell you, I loved it!

I had to research A LOT to figure how to make a perfect, not-too-cheesy, not-too-creamy, level luscious cheesecake.

It took me 2 days to finish (well, most of that time is the chilling/baking time) I had to bake it for hours! and chill it overnight.

The end result: Everyone loved it! It was gone in 30 minutes.

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What do you think?

Has anyone ever tried making a cheesecake before?
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Apple Pie

Who doesn't love a homemade apple pie?

Apple pies have been enjoyed since the beginning of time (or well, at least since a very very long time ago =P)

Crispy on the outside, warm and cinnamon-y on the inside!

I loved baking this apple pie, especially when the whole house started smelling like apples and cinnamon. And I specifically enjoyed playing with the dough and creating that crisscross top layer.

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What do you think?

What kind of pies do you like??

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Friday, October 14, 2011

Chocolate Truffle Cake

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My most recent baking journey!

A three layer melt-in-your-mouth cake -
The first layer is made up of baked crispy biscuits.  
The second, of heavenly light sponge chocolate cake. And the last - but definitely not least - layer is made up of luscious chocolate truffle mousse.

Now imagine all those layers on top of each other with a sprinkle of bittersweet cocoa powder on top.

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Hope you like it! 
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