Baby Shower – Elephant Theme

The excitement is building up for the arrival of our little one.  There’s less than 6 weeks to go and the baby is kicking more than ever as a constant reminder of his existence. There is no better way to celebrate this time than to have a baby shower.  Last month, we had an Elephant … Continue reading

Hopetoun Tea Rooms

Hopetoun Tea Rooms is located in the Block Arcade at Collins Street, Melbourne. I had walked past it several times in my previous visits to Melbourne and there was always a line of people queuing up to dine there. It must be the array of scrumptious looking desserts displayed in their window. I was with … Continue reading

Passionfruit Chiffon Cake

Recently I have ventured out of my comfort zone and added a different style of cake to my repertoire: chiffon cake. Chiffon cake is light, airy and fluffy. It is made with oil instead of butter and the fluffiness is achieved by folding the batter with meringue. Baking chiffon cake requires a special aluminium pan. … Continue reading

Strawberries and Cream Cake

What cake should you make for a strawbeari3 girl?  A strawberry cake, of course! Yes, that is what my dear hubby made for me to bring to work.  It was super moist and delicious.  Not forgetting to mention that it looked good too! If you were wondering which recipe he used, *hint* *hint* ‘Thanks Betty … Continue reading

Square Cake with Pink Damask Stencilling and Pink Rose

Everything started to come together in the last class. We covered the cake that was ganached earlier with fondant. It was a very tricky exercise especially with the sharp edges that needed to be taken into account. It was definitely harder than a round cake! With great patience and some (a lot of!) help from my teacher, … Continue reading