Sunday, December 6, 2009


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Birthday Cupcakes

I was so honored when a friend asked me to bake up 100 cupcakes for her son's 1st birthday. She picked the Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting. I was so excited that I miscalculated (so sorry Candy +__+) and end up with 84 pieces only.

I made these with 3 portions of Banana Cake recipe together with a portion of Cream Cheese Frosting to spread on the top.

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 cups Icing Sugar (shifted)
125g Butter
250g Cream Cheese
1 tsp Vanilla Essence

Combine and whisk until smooth and spreadable. I use less sugar compared to the original recipe i found of the internet.

Birthday (Berry-burst) Cheesecake

Homemade Berry Burt Cheesecake for the Grumpy Old Man's Birthday. I followed the previous recipe I used but added on some diced fresh strawberries into the cheesecake mixture.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cobbler

My mom's complaining bout my baking. Actually she's complaining bout my weight. (She complains I bake and eat too much). I can't not bake so I thought about making something fruity and healthy (well not really). Hence, the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cobbler.

Some people call this a crisp, pie, cobbler, etc. Whatever it is called, it taste pretty damn good and is incredibly easy to make.

First thing, pre-heat your oven to 175 degree Celsius.

Ingredients A:

1 cup brown sugar (I think you can cut down on the sugar to maybe 3/4 cup)
1 cup oats
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter

Combine dry ingredients and pour in melted butter. Mix until crumbly.

Ingredients B:

Approx 4 cups green apple (peeled, cored, cubed)
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and cinnamon. Cook over stove until thick and clear. (Approx 3-5 mins)
Put in the prepared apples into the sauce. Mix well and put aside.

To assemble:

Bottom layer - 1/2 of Ingredients A
Middle - Ingredients B
Top - Remainder 1/2 of Ingredients A
You can use a baking dish. Bake for 40 to 45 mins or until bubbly and golden brown.

Best served with a scoop of creme/ ice cream or yogurt. yums ^__^

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tip: How to cut a cake in half for layering

Was thinking about making a layer cake this weekend. I don't really know how to split a cake in half so I google-ed and came upon this SITE. Clever idea. Will definitely try this out.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Oreo Muffins & Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting

My sister was looking at another cupcake blog intending to place order for her close fren's birthday (instead of buying a cake from the store). Somehow i think the pricing may have turned her off and she casually as me to bake oreo muffins and do up some frosting for it. (Yes, she is a cheapsake coz she din hav to pay a cent bt she promise me a pandan, strawberry cake for my birthday). Here's what I did. Its my first time playing with the piping bag n nozzle. ^__^

Oreo Muffins


120g butter soften @ room temperature
70g caster sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
210g plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup fresh milk
1 cup Oreo cookie chunks
Optional: 1/4 cup chocolate rice

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degree Celcius
  2. cream butter and sugar until soft and fluffy
  3. Add egg gradually. Beat well.
  4. Sift flour & baking powder. Fold flour into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk.
  5. Fill each muffin cup/liner with batter until half full. Sprinkle several oreo cookie chuncks on top, an then cover with a spoonful of batter.
  6. Bake for 25 mins, until lightly browned. Cool muffins before frosting.
Makes approx 12 medium size muffins.

Butter Cream Frosting


150g Butter
250g Icing Sugar
1tsp vanilla

  1. Beat butter and sugar together with whisk or electric beater.
  2. Once well combined, add vanilla.
  3. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Makes enough topping for approx 12 large/medium cupcakes or more.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Temperature Convertions for Baking

Gas Mark Fahrenheit Celsius Description
1/4 225 110 Very cool/very slow
1/2 250 130 ---
1 275 140 cool
2 300 150 ---
3 325 170 very moderate
4 350 180 moderate
5 375 190 ---
6 400 200 moderately hot
7 425 220 hot
8 450 230 ---
9 475 240 very hot

More converstion help here.