Saturday, 23 August 2014

Baking Has Never Been This Fun

You know what?
I just got really addicted to something recently!

Yes ADDICTION.


to..


BAKING!!! 



I have liked baking for many years, but the excitement I felt this week was so great that I thought I'm really crazy over it. How crazy? During my free time (apart from baking from about 1-5pm), I would be watching video tutorials on baking and frosting/ piping techniques, watching Cupcake Wars which is a Food Network reality-based competition show on cupcakes, and checking up the different recipes for the cupcake that I was planning to bake. I even compared different recipes and tried to modify it according to my preference.

In case you are wondering where I got my baking supplies, I got them from Phoon Huat Simei. They have many other outlets too. That place is like a shopping heaven if you're a baking addict like me.

Even when I am 99% sure of what to get each time (Even making a checklist), I will still spend a long time walking around.



OMG I NEED THIS


YES I NEED THAT TOO!



Hahahaha. Anyway, here's all the pastries that I have baked over the past week! I really appreciate those really nice comments from some of you, but it's really far from perfect. I am still constantly modifying my recipe that I have referred from other baking videos and trying to improve my skills!

Hope you enjoy the photos though!
And I hope I made you hungry! :P Sorry for the poor quality as I only used my phone to take the photos!

Butter Cookies


S'mores Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow 
(Baked this with Serene)



Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate & Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting

This is my first attempt for piping frosting onto a cupcake. And I instantly got addicted.



Chocolate Cupcakes with Oreo Buttercream Frosting 
(Baked this with Shi Hua)

Among all the cupcakes, this tasted one of the best because who doesn't love Oreo right? I even piped the extra frosting onto a whole Oreo cookie and popped it in my mouth. Mhhmmm so delicious!! 



Vanilla Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting in Rose Design

This is actually one of my favourite piping techniques! Because I feel so satisfied seeing a rose on my cupcake! Of course, there is still room for improvement.

Which is your favourite design?



I wanted to add blue until I realized that I forgot to buy that! ): This Green just doesn't look as appetizing isn't it. 


Here's how the cupcakes look like without the frosting. 


Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This reminds me of Hello Kitty cupcakes! I intentionally used red fondant as my theme as it would definitely match the Red Velvet cupcake. Resembles Valentine's Day cupcakes? It's also my first few attempts of using fondant plus I didn't get any modelling tools. TOO EXPENSIVE ):

I also tried to come up with my own recipe for the Cream Cheese Frosting!




Matcha Cupcake with Matcha & Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

I think this looks a bit like soft serve ice-cream isn't it? Who loves matcha?!


I LOVE BAKING!!! 

I hope I will have more time for baking even when school is starting in a day! And thanks for all the support and compliments! I really appreciate your kind comments especially for those who wants to buy my cupcakes or even said that I can open a cafe.

As much as I feel really flattered, I don't think I am ready to sell these cupcakes as it's not good enough yet. Thanks though! ☺ Those words really mean a lot to me.



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