Sunday, December 29, 2013

Coloured Rolled Cake

This is the season to be jolly, and I'm inspired to create all sorts of pretty and edible desserts for the numerous celebration parties that I've been going to.

For the gathering tomorrow, I'm bringing a Coloured Rolled Cake. Who else would have thought of this besides the Japanese? They make all things look so kawaii, even a simple swiss roll. I adapted Junko's rolled cake recipe from Cakelet's and Doilies' blog. This was a breeze to make and the texture of the cake was fabulous - soft and spongy, just the way I like mine to be.

I think I was a little too heavy-handed on the colouring as it turned out bright pink and green when I wanted it to be pastel in colour. Oh well, lesson time I'll be slower to add in the colours :).

I whipped up a simple creme chantilly and lined the sponge with mandarin oranges, all rolled and into the fridge within an hour! The next I make this I'll probably opt for a custard based cream with bananas in it...perhaps with polka dotted sponge! I get excited thinking about all the various combinations I can create with a simple rolled cake :).

Here's another picture of the cake - all sliced up and ready to go! I miss baking once again. There will be more posts to come...I promise! 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Blessed Christmas 2013

It's been close to a year since my last post, and many things have happened since. Here are just a few to share:

  1. I have...gotten married! Yes, no longer single and with all the time in the world to do the things I want :). But good nonetheless!
  2. I have...changed jobs again! In a new role, new industry, not far from what I dreamed of doing...but it is reaaal tough >.<
  3. I have...grown another year! Looking forward to an exciting new season and year ahead of me, hopefully with more time to bake and photograph and eat and experiment!
This Christmas, my husband Darren has decided to whip up a sSteak as the main course, with Garlic Baguette and Minestrone Soup as the starter. And I did a simple Rose Coconut Cherry Ice Cream topped with Cocoa Nibs to finish off the meal. The grape juice we had from Montalto Wineyard of Victoria Australia was the best I've ever had. It definitely capped off a sweet Christmas meal with the family.

All in all, we had a wonderful Christmas. And not to forget the reason for this celebration is because we have an even more wonderful Jesus, the baby born one blessed night that gave us the greatest Gift of our lives.

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

To the Happiest Year Yet

Durian Swiss Rolls

What a ride it has been in 2012 - a year that's been full of ups and downs, yet God's fingerprints are still all over it. I went for Hillsong Conference, the London 2012 Olympics, got proposed to and had opportunities to do the things that I love...what more can I ask for? :)

I ended the year with a gathering with my kingdom friends. It was a potluck party and our small group brought along some Durian, Coffee and Pandan Swiss Rolls from Rich & Good Cake Shop, as well as made Peri Peri Chicken Wings with Nando's Peri Peri marinade.

Will leave you with the pictures to enjoy while I wish you all a very Happy New Year! 

It shall be an even better year yea? :)

Pandan Swiss Rolls

Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Peri Peri Chicken Wings

Nandos' Peri Peri Sauce


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