Tuesday, 7 October 2008
A surprise birthday cake for Papa on Oct 3rd, 2008.
Vanilla sponge cake with cheese whipped cream filling, and whipped cream cover.
It would be prettier had I had some strawberries, but the market nearby ran out of them, so kiwi & mandarin will have to do.
The writing was white chocolate piped on dark chocolate plate, no room for error but I could do better with bigger plate :)
Saturday, 4 October 2008
These premium chocolate cuppies were ordered by Borra, a neighbour of ours who wanted to gift some sweets for her little friends on Lebaran. Deva, her son is a big fan of Pocoyo & Little Einsteins, so Borra requested these characters edible images to be put on the cuppies.
A pack of 4 cuppies each, and a mix of Pocoyo & Little Einsteins in each, tied with light green ribbon for a bit of Lebaran feel.
Borra told me Deva was a very happy boy, savouring his cuppies for breakfast on the next morning :)
This Australian sweet is something I keep as a treasure in my mind. Only a fade memory for almost 20 years but now I had the gut to actually try to make one.
(I baked some small ones for the bazaar though, and that's how Tante Anne got to know that I can make Pavlova, and hence the big one here.)
A base of meringue cake made of egg whites and superfine sugar you have to meticulously mix and bake for over than one hour, then covered with a generous dollop of cold cream freshly whipped, then topped with sliced fresh fruits - you can use anything - kiwi, banana, mandarin, cherry, and in this case I use the pretty army of fresh strawberries.
Nothing beats the soft milky cold whipped cream and the juiciness of fresh fruits to balance the sweetness of the crispy soft melts in your mouth meringue.
The genius creator of Pavlova.
Looove Pavlove. I mean Pavlova.
These premium chocolate cuppies are the last orders before the fasting month ends.
Heri is a friend back from highschool age, ordered these and some vanilla ones for the last day of fast break at his office. Then Amie ordered some boxes of these as gifts to bring to her families on Lebaran Day.
As both ordered the same kind of cuppies, I made assorted kinds of topping, basically are flavoured whipped creams and different kinds of fruits as a fresh touch to the taste buds.
A home made strawberry jam was mixed with the whipped cream to create a lovely pink - strawberry topping, decorated with pretty red berries.
Some freshly sliced green kiwi fruit to bring out the colour of the light purple blueberry cream.
The rest I decorated with dark chocolate mixed with whipped cram also known as ganache, decorated with canned mandarin oranges, and some of chocolate balls and hand made white chocolate ribbon.
I met Ibu Piping during the Rasuna Bazaar last month, she came with her kids and bought some cookies. Ibu Piping made some inquiries about the cookies back then and a few weeks before Lebaran she called me, wanting some lolly cookies for her children and friends.
Relating to this festive Muslim event, she asked whether the cookies can come in boy and girl shape, wearing muslim outfit. What a fun challenge!
The original girl shaped cookie cutter come in pony tailed hair and shorter dress showing her legs, so at the end I used the same cookie cutter for boy & girl. I added a 'peci' cap and checker
ed sarung for the boys, then drawed a head scarf and tunic longdress for the girls.
Came in three complimentary pots, each hold 15 stick of cookies, and the rest of the cookies came in cardboard box for Ibu Piping to add to the empty pots later. I was so happy to see that Ibu Piping was so excited when she saw the cookies, exactly met her expectation, she told me.
Hope the cookies hold up well to travel to her children's house safely for Hari Raya Lebaran celebration!