Recently, I’ve been fascinated by latte art. I don’t know why but the simplicity of a white outline against a dark background just entrances me. The same with dusted icing sugar on pies and pastries – simply beautiful. Inspired by this (and to a certain extent, due to a certain someone’s fussiness and another someone’s stubbornness), the following happened.
My boyfriend requested his favourite Victorian sponge cake for his birthday. It was to be made with no fresh fruits, no fancy, girly, elaborate decorations, but with lots and lots of cream and jam. I love decorating (or trying to decorate), so, as a compromise, I dusted the manliest of all hearts (!!!) on his birthday cake. He seemed rather pleased with it (?). Anyway, I told him he could always turn his cake upside-down and turn the heart into a bum-shaped decor.
It’s quite easy to do. All you need to do is to cut-out the pattern you would like on your cake on a parchment paper, place it on top of your cake and dust away!
Pancake with melted chocolate, strawberries and cream
Boyfriend-shaped pancake with melted chocolate and raspberries
Just wanted to share a ‘lil pancake madness. The shape of the second pancake was a complete fluke caused by unevenness of the base of the pan it was cooked on. I’m quite pleased with the finished product – it resembles my boyfriend quite a bit (eating it was quite weird…).
I managed to persuade my boyfriend to bake a cake with me last Valentine’s. It was a chocolate cake layered with fresh strawberries and cream, and it was so good! We had a lot of chocolate leftover, which we used to make lots of chocolate strawberries (and apples). I loved the chocolate strawberries but the apples tasted a bit odd. Possibly because they were reaching their expiry date… Anyway, here are pictures for you to enjoy.
I know Christmas was months ago, but, I’ve been posting entries in chronological order so I thought I should continue doing that. Last Christmas, I could say, was the first Christmas that I personally celebrated. Because my boyfriend grew up celebrating Christmas, I volunteered to make him a very special Christmas dinner. It took longer than I thought to prepare, roast and bake things and I ended up rushing against time to finish everything before he comes back from work. I made the mistake of putting icing on a cake while it’s still hot from the oven, and it all melted into a horrible mess. I shoved it into the fridge which helped a bit, I think. Anyway, once it was much cooler, I tried re-decorating it but I didn’t have much time and below was what I came up with.
My attempt to save a half-melted cake...
Don’t judge me, I’m not perfect >.<