Monday, April 22, 2013
I had made this "Sonic-The Hedgehog" cake for my son's 10th birthday. I had carved this cake out of a 9x13 rectangular cake. I had used the template from the internet and just had blown it up a little to get it to the size I wanted. I usually carve the cake when it is frozen so that it becomes easy to cut it. I have used the simple star fill-in technique on this one with the star tips 16 and 18. The basic cake was a marble cake with buttercream frosting. The kids at the party were excited to see the cake.
Monday, April 15, 2013
These strawberry cupcakes with buttercream frosting were made for my son's birthday at his school for all his classmates. I had to try out this technique of two-tone rosettes. You will find plenty of youtube videos on how to make these rosettes and they are pretty simple to make. This technique really gives a very special effect to the cupcakes and I really loved it.
Monday, April 8, 2013
This was a two-tier little mermaid cake I made for a "1st birthday party" recently. It was a vanilla cake filled with strawberry mousse and frosted with buttercream. The decorations like the seashells, starfish, seaweeds, pearls were all handmade out of the modeling chocolate. This did take me a lot of time as I did not have molds for any of the things. So I had created my own templates and did the decorations with their help. I used mixture of brown sugar and graham crackers for the sand.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I am sharing the Original Nestle Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe here.
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup chocolate mini morsels
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Combine flour and baking soda in a bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in the mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes and remove to wire racks to cool completely. The above recipe yields around 4-5 dozen cookies.