Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Post #31

made a couple of cupcakes lately. all of experimental purposes, of-course.

but before that, i wanna show you my very boring, under-decorated BUT yummy chocolate cupcakes. XD

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made them for daddy's friend's son? yeah. i think. anyhow, daddy's friend said that my cupcakes looked boring. very under-decorated, compared to the other ones that were there too. but the thing is, mine tasted better, or so they say. so mine ended up, being eaten. now, do i prefer to be pretty and no one wants me? or un-pretty yet people eat me. haha. eat me! rawr!

(besides, they're for a boy. how decorative can my brain get when it comes to manly cupcakes?)

ok. next on the agenda. Orange Ginger Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese then sprinkled with Cinnamon Sugar.

that's my naked Orange Ginger cupcake right there. haha. i haven't uploaded a topped and sprinkled version. will do it later or tomorrow. anyhow, at first i didn't want to put orange in them but then thought, karang padas gila. haha. i tasted a drink with ginger once. bukan jamu-jamu atu eh. a watermelon plus ginger fruit juice. gilak. padas. so back to the cupcake, i added orange. it was fine. the orange wasn't too overpowering. you can still taste the lingering ginger on the tongue. in my opinion la. pasal adi ku makan, and well, ya na terasa.

and then... i baked some Gooey Butter Cupcake. TOO SWEET for me. macam sakit kepala tarus manis nya atu. haha. will have to cut down on the sugar and the cake... it was too heavy. i will have to re-do it soon enough.

ok. gots to goie.



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Post #30

chocolate sugar cookies! =)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Post #29

the best way anyone has ever describe a Mars cupcake. IMOO (in my own opinion). hehe.

"I would definitely recommend them to anyone, particularly the Mars cupcakes, which was possibly one of the moistest, most addictive cupcake I've ever tasted, especially with the little piece of Mars on top, with the caramel lacing its way through the centre of the chocolatey goodness." - Jamie

Friday, December 12, 2008

Post #28

tomorrow, i mean, today is gonna be one busy day! but it's a good busy day! can't wait to tire myself to death.

made some cupcakes for a dear friend of mine. and i found it puzzling, as to how i could put wordings on a cupcake that has no frosting... so...

i blurred her name out. haha. karang marah ya kana publicized.

and this one... Chocolate Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache frosting topped off with Chocolate covered popcorn!

okaie. i'm off to bed. gotta wake up by 5 in the morning to work on other cupcakes. hehe.



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Post #27

how do you like your donuts? doughnuts? donats?

soft! ooh, yes! light! ooh, of-course! and most importantly, heavenly sweet! aah, that's the jackpot right there!

i had sudden cravings for donuts so i made some for midnight snacks! i swear, i need help.

and Z28, here's a link for yummy, easy chocolate cake! that's really the basic. how you modify it, is a different story... hehe.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Post #26

buttercreams! there are so many versions of buttercreams... like, the typical buttercream also known as the american buttercream, the swiss meringue buttercream, the italian buttercream and even, uhm, banyak lagi. i'm sure there's many variations of buttercream out there. i haven't had time to try all of them yet. haha.

personally, i prefer the typical normal buttercream. so simple and easy and very good to work with. not too soft, not too stiff. a little bit too sweet though, but they are CREAMS! on a cake! so it is supposed to be sweet. inda ka? hmm. i like it sweet.

so for CC, this is mine...

oh and i like doing it in bulk 'cause you can keep it in the esbok in an airtight container and re-use it again nanti.


main ingredients:

- 150gm margerine or butter (salted or unsalted)

- 150gm shortening

- 300gm icing sugar

- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract/essence

- a few drops of almond extract/essence

- food coloring

- milk

what to do:

- with a hand mixer, mix the margerine/butter with the shortening until really mixed. until really, really mixed. like really, really mixed. haha.

- then masuk kan the icing sugar. slowly, to avoid a puffy sweet mess. but if you're like me and think that messes are part of baking fun, then high speed pun inda apa. hehe. mix until it's really white and fluffy. macam kambang berabis.

- done! yayys! well, not really. then add, the vanilla and almond and mix again. leave the mixer for a couple of minutes.

- and then, here is where the fun part really comes. add your drops of food coloring... pink ka, blue ka, campur aduk ka. hehe. if you want a stronger vanilla, just add more. don't overdo the almond though. a few drops pun sudah strong for me.

- oh, add milk only if you think it's too stiff (karas) and mana tau mau lagi licak sikit... a teaspoon at a time and check consistency!

- tada! done! yayys!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Post #25

haha. i'm sorry... i can't help it. i want to share a nice review i've came across so far.

"Gie’s cupcakes are the bomb. I like the thick chocolate taste. Better than fun donuts :p" - Mirus

that's what friends are for. to make you feel good about yourself. hehe.