Kion, the Lion Guard 

I watched Lion King, and loved the movie two decades ago. But until a couple of weeks back, I’d  never heard of Lion Guard. When mom S told me that her daughter A had set her heart on Kion, I had to do some research. I found this image and decided to use it for…

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…

George Clooney and Rainbow Rice-paper Rolls

You may well ask, what does George Clooney have to do with Vietnamese rainbow rice-paper rolls? Does he make them? Or eat them, regularly? Or endorse them? I have no clue….as we haven’t communicated of late :)……but then I haven’t communicated with anyone in almost a month. I’ve been busy, busy, busy. Busy making cakes,…

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….

Cupcake couture

Some of you may have been wondering- what happened to the cupcakes I’d promised to post about? Did I forget? Not at all! Here they are, in a new avatar. Not just as deep and darkly satisfying cupcakes, but also Jungle animals that you can make with your kids! Or nieces 😉 Seven lovely ladies…

A Flock of Sheep

This quick tutorial is for my adorable niece S. S is 5 and loves to help her mom bake! Make some yummy cupcakes….(recipe to follow soon). Buy a bag of mini marshmallows. Ganache or frost your cupcakes with a yummy frosting of your choice. Push white marshmallows into the frosting or ganache before it sets,…

Sunshine in a Bottle

A lot of people are kinda hazy about what clarified butter, or ‘ghee’ is. As an Indian, you take it for granted. From childhood you are indoctrinated with the idea that ghee is the ambrosia of the Gods. The panacea to combat all ills. That vital ingredient that exalts a pedestrian dish into something lyrical!…