Friday 30 July 2010

Too busy to get myself organised

It's my youngest brother's birthday today, yes on 30th July. I has been too over occupied with office work, house chaos and other stuff that I have to think about and get over with, I did not realise that 30th is a Friday (I thought it's a Saturday), I have already promised SIL to bake a cake for her husband, Albert, so that she doesn't have to buy one. I feel very sorry to have upset her plan that I have to called Albert up to ask him whether he minds if I were to deliver his birthday cake one day late, jokingly he said he doesn't mind if I can deliver a cake to him everyday. haha...

Actually I have been looking forward to bake a cake for him. I ordered an edible image from KL a week ago just to make sure it can be delivered to me on time. The parcel was delivered a day later than the actual delivery date. I called up Poslaju and got them to sent to my office on Thursday.

Tonite, after coming back from Crystal's choir practice in the church at around 10pm, I started to bake a cake ready for decoration tomorrow morning, so that I can deliver the belated birthday cake to him as promised.

Monday 19 July 2010

Cake baking Sunday

I was busy baking cakes on Sunday afternoon.

Actually I planned to make a fondant cake but I have to change my plan upon the request of my mum to make a durian cake, because she has got too much of durian in the fridge.

It is also our little niece, Chloe's 2nd birthday, big brother would like to have another cake to celebrate her birthday at night, though she has had one during lunch time at Promenade Hotel.

Both are durian fresh cream cakes.

It was tiring but fun having to bake and decorate 2 cakes in the same day, it's my first time doing so.

Our two girls did not disturb me much while I was baking because their daddy already told them not to and they obeyed. They spent time watching their VCDs, did some drawings and played computers.

I also cooked dinner during the intervals, so I managed to get the cakes decorated and dinner ready at dinner time.

A durian cake requested by mum for our eating pleasure.

Tuesday 13 July 2010

Clet's birthday

It's Clet's birthday today. He received numerous birthday wishes via Facebook.

We had two birthday dinners for his birthday, one Korean dinner given by his sister and brother in law on Saturday, and we had a Japanese set dinner tonite.

I baked a cake for him on Sunday cos I know I wouldn't have time to bake a cake on a working week day. It was two-layered cake, with a butter cake as base and chiffon cake on top, actually it is suppose to be a butter cake, however, the butter cake is too thin even after doubling the ingredients, so I decided to make a softer cake to increase its height. It is covered by fresh cream cos Clet did not like the taste of the fondant. The sugar paste roses were made the night before as decoration.

Thursday 1 July 2010

Home made swiss rolls

These are the Swiss rolls that I made a couple of weeks ago. I used 2 types of fillings, strawberry jam and cheese spread with mango. The recipe can be found here. It is very easy to make.