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 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....

Fondant Cake

It has been a while since I posted last. But I have a nice reason, a great reason for not being in the netosphere lately. This time, I want your eyes to feast on what I’ve have been busying lately. But before anything else, let me start with this photo: This is my very FIRST FONDANT CAKE. I had no materials, cutters, rolling pins, mats at that time. I had no time and no extra money to get a formal training for fondant cakes but with much faith and hope, I was able to kill my experiment to be a good blend for the fondant icing. Then my Aunt asked me to do a cake for her birthday last March. It was a 16-hour process, tired and exhausted, and it was just an A-OK cake. The FONDANT BIRTHDAY CAKE was not supposed to be covered in plain white but I was terribly tired and sleepy that I forgot to tint the fondant. And since I had no cutters yet, I desperately settled with some royal icing flowers I bought from a local store. I expected it would not gain a WOW comment from friends and from my aunt but then they loved it! Maybe they was awed for I never made something like that before. But unbelievably, I had some inquiries for that cake. Then the fondant cake business started when my former high school classmate asked me to do a cake for her niece on her graduation day. So I swore to myself that I have to make it good this time so I can get more attention since I foresee a good business out of the passion that I have. This is the first paid fondant cake I made: I spent 2...

Chewy Raisin Cookies

I I am baking some CHEWY RAISIN COOKIES once again. I finally get to use the Crisco shortening Tita Mely of pinoyamericanrecipes.blogspot.com sent me few months ago. Thanks for sending me tons of nuts. My kids enjoyed cracking the almonds and walnuts. We just get to crack peanuts here. I also baked CHOCOLATE OATMEAL COOKIES and my BEST RAISIN OATMEAL COOKIES. You may check them all to experience the difference but they all taste good! CHEWY RAISIN COOKIES 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco Shortening 1 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs, room temperature 1 cup raisins Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside. Mix shortening, brown sugar, vanilla at a medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended. Stir in raisins. spoon rounded tablespoonfuls of cookie dough onto ungreased baking sheets and press gently to lightly flaten dough. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. If you want them crisp, bake for 11 minutes. Serve your CHEWY RAISIN COOKIES with a cold...

Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas...

Valentine’s Day is just 4 days away. Here are some of my rich and elegantly baked and made sweet desserts to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. Let my top 10 sweet treats express the words I LOVE YOU! CHOCO OATMEAL BARS BEST OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES CHOCOLATE CRINKLES SUGAR COOKIES LECHE FLAN CARROT RAISIN BREAD OATMEAL COOKIES CHOCO BANANA MUFFINS LEMON...

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