Vegan Chocolate pudding

This is a simple 4 ingredient chocolate pudding recipe. Quick and easy to put together. Great to rustle up for a vegan friend or a dairy allergic child. A family member had gifted us a lovely dark chocolate with orange – my all time favourite combination. But the chocolate was a bit too bitter to…

Teletubbies cake

I loved making this sweet custom designed Teletubbies cake for baby S’s first birthday. When R first contacted me, I had just about heard of Teletubbies– never made a cake in that theme. R was a dream customer! She chose her cake flavour, told me how many guests she’d have attending the party, and left the…

Happiness is…….sharing what you love!

If I weren’t a baker, I’d be a teacher!  And being able to share and teach my love for desserts is what gives me joy. Being able to make lighter versions of comfort foods. Being able to make gelatine free versions of beloved desserts like panna cottas and chocolate mousses. And finally making eggless avatars…

Frozen!

My cake journey began a long time back. I was fascinated by baking as early as 12, and would eagerly pour through cookbooks and recipes looking for simple things to bake. But while my cakes slowly began to taste good, my finishing left much to be desired. “Rustic” was a polite and politically correct way…

Tyger, Tyger….

The Tyger Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? In what distant deeps or skies. Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand, dare seize the fire? And what shoulder, & what art, Could twist…

Burger and Fries

Nope! This is not a recipe for making a burger and frying crinkle cut potato chips. I don’t teach you how to make mustard and home made tomato ketchup. Or even how to whip up sesame buns in half an hour. I just want to help you make it— in Cake! Yup….you heard me right….

Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!

A brand new client, a carved 3-dimensional cake and non stop rain in Singapore! A three fold challenge! I started by baking two rectangular chocolate cakes, and cut and stacked them to give me the height I required. I sandwiched them with chocolate buttercream and covered the structure with buttercream. Mistake number one 🙂 Carved…

To Err is Human, to Sin Divine

I am on an eternal quest. Constantly searching, constantly seeking.   And before you assume that I am an intrepid explorer searching for the shortest sea route to the Galapagos islands, or a member of the Spanish Conquistadors hunting for El Dorado in the Amazonian rain forests, let me hasten to assure you that my…

A Birthday Blast!

The birthday boy wanted a Volcano. I wanted to create the best, smoking, spewing, exploding Etna. I researched dry ice and its merits and drawbacks. How to beg, borrow or steal it! Or simply to buy it. How to store and handle it. How to get it to smoke, effectively! But it wasn’t to be!…

At the Stroke of Midnight!

This was a cake for 5 year old Anika. Anika had three requests- a pink cake, Cinderella and a “glass” slipper! This was a 61/2″, three layered chocolate cake with pink vanilla flavoured buttercream frosting. I decided to cover the sides with ruffles, and used a petal nozzle to make them. Cinderella started out with…

Theobroma- Food of the Gods

……And the food of mournful, moping, moms. The last week has been full of frenetic activity. The Dee (short for Diva) was leaving- for a short holiday in Europe before going back to school in the US. There were gifts to be bought, appointments made, cakes to be baked, clothes dry cleaned. And chocolate truffles….