September 25, 2015

Vanilla and Chocolate Treat



We served  these light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes at brunch last week. I made some variance using vanilla bean butter cream and chocolate butter cream frosting to suit the taste of our guests. I thought the two were too plain for the event so I decided to frost some cupcakes with a two-toned icing to make them look pretty and impressive. As I expected, the vanilla and chocolate frosting combo was a huge hit. They're popular not just among kids but the grown-ups as well.

September 20, 2015

Time for a change



It's nice to see something new for a change. This Sunday past, the cold kitchen staff turned the fruit and vegetables into animal sculptures. The rather unusual fruit and vegetable display has captured the hearts of our guests once again.


September 15, 2015

Satisfying a Korean food craving



I have had this craving for Korean food for a while. The Korean place by the lake in Chaweng is my go-to place whenever I feel like having Korean food. It is quite a long way from Central Festival where I usually go for grocery shopping. The distance keeps me from satisfying my desire but last week, I was finally able to give in. I even  braved the heavy rain for the food I so wanted.

September 10, 2015

Gluten-free Lemon Coconut Cake


I'm new to baking gluten-free goodies. As a baker of a resort, I need to consider the guests food restrictions or preferences. This opened a door to a lot of opportunities. I learned to make gluten-free bread. Just as how I struggled during the early stages of my baking career, I found myself facing the same dilemma, only this time I am dealing with a dough so fragile that working with it is tricky. So, when asked if I could whip up gluten-free cake for a customer's birthday recently, I wondered if the process would be as challenging. There is no kneading and shaping involved. Perhaps I could manage. As it turns out, gluten-free cake making is a lot easier.

September 5, 2015

Easy Chocolate Mud Cake With Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting



This  deliciously decadent chocolate cake is rich, soft and moist. What I like about it is how quick and  easy it is to make. All you need is a bit of cooking and whisking and let the oven do the rest. Frost it with your favorite chocolate or vanilla butter cream. If you like it simple, just a dollop of whipped cream on top will do.