Rainbow Cake

“Life is like a rainbow, You need both sun and rain to make its colour appear” It turns out that I’m not the only one in love with rainbows! Every child below 10, that’s celebrating its birthday, regardless whether girl or boy, loves rainbows or rainbow cakes. I’ve made several of these rainbow tie-dye cakes…

Women- in Literature and Lore

Our new Study Group had begun! And it’s a topic close to my heart. Here is our write up. We have 12 lovely ladies who’ve signed up and have chosen strong and inspiring women to present on! ************************************************ Esther Woman has inspired mankind from time immemorial. As Gaia the Mother of Humanity, as Penelope the…

A Fairy Tale

I’m back after so long, that it feels almost like I’d been in exile! But instead I have a story for you! A story that is recorded in the annals of my family’s history….. A long, long time back, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the internet was born, there was a woman (she may,…

Nina’s Birthday Party/新菜のお誕生日会

Originally posted on Duel Languages:
I’m not a big birthday party person.  I know, I have two toddlers, but I am just not a big birthday party girl.  That’s always the difficult thing with kids.  How to make it THEIR day, but a day where the parents don’t go completely insane.  At Nina’s day care,…

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…

Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday, 1953! A girlish Audrey Hepburn and a swashbuckling Gregory Peck! A princess making a last bid for freedom before dull matrimony and the burden of the kingdom buries her in boredom. A dashing and gallant journalist (are there any of those anymore?) shows her around breathtaking Rome. ********* Roman Holiday, 2013! A middle…

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…

Peppery Tofu

Originally posted on Sinsations By Radhika:
I am no Indiana Jones! I don’t trek up the Namcha Barwa, or white-water raft down the Zanskar. And I’m embarrassed to admit that I’ve never been pursued by the head hunting Dayaks of Borneo. Nor ever ventured crocodile hunting on the Zambezi. In fact I’m so not adventurous,…

Heir-raising Tales

My daughter turns 20 today and wicked mom that I am, I have this story to share. At four, D was a curious child that was forever getting into things. And her fascination was for stuff that older people used. One day she had a red and angry scratch on her upper lip. “What happened…

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,…