Calculator Cake

This CALCULATOR CAKE is 8.5 inches x 6 inches cake. My client asked me to make a cake for a friend who is an accountant so I instantly thought of a calculator. A chocolate fudge cake with buttercream filling then covered with fondant icing. Everything is edible, including the keys and the numbers which are also made from fondant. Just a cute idea for a hardworking...

Topsy Turvy Cake

This is my first TOPSY TURVY CAKE for a my client’s 65th birthday. This cake is also called as whimsical or mad-hatter cake or slanted cake. It really was a challenge baking and designing this one. My client asked me to do the cake with about 3.5 feet height cake. Another challenge was on how to transport and deliver the cake from my production area to their event area which is about an hour drive. It will never fit in our car, so initially, I was planning to rent a mini cargo bus. But my team suggested that we rather rent a van and bring the cakes and set up the layers on the event area. I had 3 guys with me to help me bring and set up the cake for it was terribly heavy. After setting each layer up, I mumbled to myself, MISSION...

Fondant Wedding Cakes...

So many topics and photos I wish to post. It is just hard to find time to do so. And unfortunately I feel so terribly tired today. But I am gathering all my strength just for this one. I know I can get some pleasure after posting an entry. I did 5 FONDANT CAKES this week and 170 CUPCAKES. I will be posting the pictures soon. But for the meantime, I’m gonna share the first wedding cake. I made this wedding cake and cupcake for my friend Rowel and Juna who just got married last April. I feel that I really pulled this one as my pilot wedding cake. And I am really proud of it. The banquet manager of Leisure Coast Resort saw this picture at my facebook account, gave me a call and asked me if I can provide cakes for their weddings and events. It was a blast! It was like Christmas day! It really opened a big door of opportunity for me to earn and do what I want, which is baking. Now, this is a sample shot of the cake and cupcakes delivered to a wedding at LCR. It is a 5 tier wedding fondant cake and cupcakes. The cake is an 8-inch fondant chocolate cake and 70 chocolate fudgy cupcakes with whipped cream frosting placed on a tower. Even after standing 12 hours a day on my legs, I feel so grateful for every cake that I deliver to my clients. I get to work at home with my husband on the side. I can put my kids to nap while my cake is in the oven. I get to share my cakes to my family and friends. Nah, I will never feel tired of...

Fondant Icing

FONDANT is a french word which means melting. There are two kinds of FONDANT. First type of fondant is a POURED FONDANT. It is a creamy confection used as filling or coating for cakes, pastries and other sweets like candies. I haven’t tried tis type of fondant. But I am very well-versed with the second type of fondant which is the ROLLED FONDANT or FONDANT ICING. This kind of fondant is generally used to decorate wedding cakes. It has a gelatin and glycerine to make the sugar pliable and like a dough texture. The best and easiest way to make fondant icing is by using powdered sugar and melted marshmallows. I never had a formal training in baking nor in cake decorating. But with faith and diligence, I tried tons of times to have a perfect consistency of the fondant I use to cover my cakes. I love to stare the beauty and elegance of fondant cakes. Fondant cakes make me feel the guilt destroying the perfectly designed cake once I wedge the knife into the cake. Anyway, I am sharing my basic recipe on how to make fondant icing. But I tell you, it will take you about 4-6 times to make this perfect and the fondant’s approach would vary with the microwave oven, weather, humidity, pressure and quantity. So never give up if you did not get this the first time. Click here to view some of my fondant cakes. FONDANT ICING 16 ounces marshmallows 2 lb confectioner sugar 2-4 tbsp. water 1/2 cup shortening flavoring food coloring Put all your marshmallows into the large bowl. Add water. Microwave for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir. Put it back again in the microwave oven for 30 minutes....

Banana Bread Loaf Jul06

Banana Bread Loaf

BANANA BREAD should never be compromised. This recipe assures you with a moist and packed with loads of all-natural banana flavor, with no artificial flavoring, no vanilla into it. I love this BANANA BREAD LOAF when it is lightly toasted to have a light crunch on the outside and so soft and moist inside. The almonds will also give a nice blend of nut and the bread. But it will still taste at its best even without the almonds. You may also want to try my recipe of BANANA LEMON BREAD. A banana bread with a delicate kick of a lemon. BANANA BREAD LOAF 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 2 eggs, beaten 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas 3/4 cup sliced almonds Preheat oven to to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 2 pans of 6×4 size. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Add the flour mixture into banana mixture. Add half of the sliced almonds into the mixture. Pour the batter into prepare loaf pan. Then top the mixture with the rest of the sliced almonds. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Let the BANANA BREAD LOAF cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then tranfer onto a wire rack. Slice and...

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