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June 27, 2016

The Bazaar Turkish Restaurant

I don't get to see old friends living in Bangkok so often. When they came to the island for a relaxing getaway, I was more than ecstatic. Having friends around means one thing -  a lively chat over dinner. We hit The Bazaar Turkish Restaurant at The Wharf Koh Samui on our first evening together. Our decision to dine there did not disappoint.

June 22, 2016

This is what happens when I don't have a particular design in mind.

My mind goes blank when it's slow at work and there aren't new challenges to face. This month is quiet. Not much is going on except for a handful birthday celebrations.

This cake I made for a guest on her birthday was simple.  It's a chocolate cake frosted with vanilla butter icing.  I couldn't  decide what to do with it as my mind was still unfocused as a result of over-resting during my two-day off.. Then I thought chocolate butter cream would do the trick so I played it by ear. I started piping around the cake until all the sides were covered and here's the result. I didn't think of it as a beautifully decorated cake but others thought the opposite. It was elegant, someone remarked. I was one happy baker.

June 15, 2016

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Do you eat sweets at breakfast? Even after five years of baking, I still have not acquired the habit of having sweets in the morning. Sugar only does have an appeal to me later in the day or after dinner. But people are different. Some could have them early just like the guest who requested that  red velvet cupcakes I made for  her birthday be served at  breakfast.

June 5, 2016

Cake For A Joint Birthday Celebration

In the beginning of June, I was requested to make a four-pound chocolate cake for fractional owners of the resort. They were all turning the big 5-0 and wanted to have a joint celebration. This was a last minute request and I didn't have enough time to decide on the design. I thought a simple decoration would do.