March 31, 2016

Chocolate Custard With Fondant Carrot Topper



This chocolate custard in a cup was an added Easter treat. It was so quick and easy to prepare except for the fondant carrot cupcake topper which took  forever to make. From tinting the fondant in green and orange to creating the model, it took a good two hours and a half to complete. The topper didn't need an advanced skill to accomplish. It was just laborious to mold fondant into fifty carrots.

March 29, 2016

Easter Cookie Cups



These Easter cookie cups are made with a cup of peanut butter,  caster  sugar, brown sugar, shortening, a teaspoon of salt and vanilla, two eggs, a quarter cup of milk, three and a half cups of flour and couple teaspoons of baking soda. You start by creaming the first four ingredients with salt and vanilla. Once the  mixture is well blended, the eggs are added. The flour mixture is added last. The  dough is rolled  into a log and cut into pieces of equal weight (30 g each). Each piece is placed into a well-greased muffin tin. To help mold the dough into the muffin tin, the dough is pressed with a fondant rolling pin to make indent into each scoop. The cookies are baked at 350F for 10-15 minutes. They are cooled completely before decorating.


March 27, 2016

Carrot Easter Nest Cake



Ever heard of carrot cake frosted with dark chocolate butter cream? The idea popped into my head the last minute I was prepping for the big Easter brunch. Carrot cake was on the menu. I wanted to create Easter treats without jeopardizing what has been planned. I decided to turn carrot cake into an Easter nest.


March 15, 2016

My Chocolate Cake Collection II



Nothing beats a rich, moist and decadent chocolate cake for a birthday celebration which is why my chocolate cake collection is  growing fast. Since the new year began,  I have made countless numbers of birthday cakes and I'd say chocolate is still the most requested flavor of all. I made more than what is on this list but the picture quality is not blog worthy. So, here's what the resort's guests indulged on on their birthdays.

Clockwise:
1. Chocolate cake in chocolate butter cream with colorful M & Ms candy
2. Chocolate cake in dark chocolate butter cream decorated with white dots at evenly distance and  chocolate fan on top
3. Chocolate cake in chocolate butter cream. The side is decorated with white chocolate fan
4. Chocolate cake in chocolate butter cream, decorated with sliced almonds and topped with strawberry coulis


March 11, 2016

Less Is More




Here's another birthday cake requested by a male guest. I was informed that the cake would be for two people.  I figured a one pound cake would suit them just fine. The flavor? The person in charge of guest relations let me decide. That was easy. My go-to chocolate cake recipe has gotten rave reviews. I thought it would be the best option.

March 7, 2016

Fruit Centerpiece



This tall fruit centerpiece stands on our dessert table next to the fruit section at our famous Sunday brunch . The eye-catching carved fruit whets the appetite of guests for some nutritious food.

March 3, 2016

A Woman's Wish



You can't go wrong with chocolate cake. It's the perfect treat for every occasion. When a female guest came to the resort for her 50th birthday celebration, I thought chocolate cake would be ideal. My decision did not disappoint. The serving plate came back with nothing left on it.