Vanilla Cake– egg free and yet delicious

A delicious vanilla cake is the cornerstone of every baker’s repertoire. It’s light and airy, and combines beautifully with a myriad frostings to make a delectable treat. But an eggless version. A nightmare! Eggs add that lofty volume. Eggs add a wonderful golden colour to cakes. Things, one takes for granted, until one leaves out…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Pigs in Mud Cake Take 2

I loved making this cake- this time with some planning and preparation. Which means I went out and bought kit kats. Which kid doesn’t like kit kats? Heck, who doesn’t like kit kats? I had a hard time not eating all of them myself! Three layers of delicious chocolatey goodness, sandwiched together with milk chocolate…

A rose by any other name…..

Growing up in sleepy cantonment towns all over India, with no decent shows on TV and no Internet, (and no social life to speak of), libraries were my favourite hang out joints. Cookbooks were few and far between. And Martha Stewart and Nigella Lawson yet to make their names and fortunes. But my mom’s Anglo…