It’s time to have it again – Mini pavlova

22 12 2011

Hi guys! New year is just around the corner…and school holidays is coming to the end….huhuhu….I’m gonna miss my kids ‘messy corner’ when school re-open…and a new life begin where the routine starts….arrrgghhh.

I am a very super duper bz mom this month to catch-up with orders but I’m still the best cook for ‘my houzmates’ arrr……..It’s really hard to make everyone likes what we’ve made…each of us have different taste, different perception and different preference. We had this pavlova again last weekend, but this time i make it more crunchier which makes the inner quite chewy, and personally i think our adults out there would not have this which makes it stick in your teeth…hahaha…..And for my eaters at home, they love the soft inner and more marshmallow like which makes it gone and melt in your mouth in a second!

I tried to make it into smaller bites for those who want to have it during lunch-break hours in the office, gifts or  a treat and the result’s…..Alhamdulillah, nothing changed and i guarantee, it will be the chosen one!

Enjoy the pics and thank u for the order uncle Ihsan! Hope your family enjoy it.

Here comes to my mini pavlova…..yummy! yummy!

Mini Pavlova will be pack individually secured in a dome casing.





Pavlova – sweets for my sweets

5 12 2011

I’ve heard this name  several times but never tested,  heard the taste was the most mouth watering of ever and UN-explainable dessert and when you have it, you’ll be out of this world! Really???!!!…..so it’s the best time to try it. hohoho

Pavlova is named as a tribute to a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova, who toured NZ and Australia in 1926. Actually it is a dessert or after dinner sweet-treat which made of meringue with a crisp crust and soft-light inner (marshmallow-like…..mmmm for me, it tastes better than marshmallow), topping with sour fruits and whipped cream.

I should make it more crunchy and crispy as what the recipe does, but we’re too eager and can’t wait for an hour to have it.

I welcomed this “ms. Pavlova” from my kitchen for our dessert last weekend….whoa!whoa! Unbelievable…… Just imagine an 8″ pavlova gone within ~15 mins by 4 of us!!??? Alhamdulillah, it’s really, really the best and the simplest dessert I’ve ever made and for all my readers out there, i’ll share the recipe here. Try it and you’ll deserve it; or just grab and pay for it at cakeStories  if you are lazy enough to make it……hahaha

Pavlova (modified recipe):

Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites (XL)
  • 100g of fine granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp of  lemon juice
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 250ml of whipping cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries/ raspberries/ kiwi/ peaches/ blueberries)
  • **** salt & lemon juice used to change the substitute of cream of tartar****

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 275F (140C). Line a baking tray with baking paper. Set aside.
  2. Beat the egg whites on medium speed. Beat until the whites form soft peaks.
  3. Gently sprinkle the sugar into the egg whites, one teaspoon at a time. Don’t just lump the sugar in the bowl and never stop beating the eggs until you finish the sugar. Your egg whites should now be glossy stiff peaks.
  4. Sprinkle the salt on the meringue and fold in gently with a plastic spatula. Add the vanilla and lemon juice, gently fold the mixture again.
  5. Now gently spread the meringue and make a circular base (~8inch)  on the baking tray. Make sure the edges of the meringue are slightly higher then the center so you have a very slight well in the middle.
  6. Bake the meringue for about 1 hour till turn to brownish or egg shell colour.
  7. Before serving, take the meringue out of the oven and remove it gently and place on a plate.
  8. Whip the cream and spread the cream on top of the meringue.
  9. Arrange the slice fruits on top.

 

 

 

 





A Gift Of Love……

22 11 2011

Go!Go!Go!…do not ever look back!……..i realize that it was not as easy as 123 to make a perfect gifts for all….Need a full strength, patience and also sacrifice; means…no routine job been done for the day……so….no special dish, no laundry, no this, no that…….anyone facing the same situation like me too???? hohoho…….Errk! I have to stop here…..Penalty for M’sia Vs Indon…..wait arrr…….

Golllllllll!!! Yea! yea! M’sia won it! Congrats MALAYSIA!!! Fuhhhh…at this time my house seems like sinking by earthquake even my little one already dreaming…..hahaha…..wa suda manyak hepi ooooo……ok! Let’s just scroll down and enjoys the pics…….happy viewing…Lalala…lililili…..***happy mode*****

Nov 4th – Engagement Cake

10q to Pn.Sabariah for the order…..requested a Sarawak layered cake in yellow for her cousin – Yaya n Zam. Wishing both of u with a happy marriage soon…..InsyaAllah.

Oct 7th – Katrina Vs Sham Wedding

Almost a week I was up till 4a.m working out for these cakes decorations…..4 types of orders at the same time….huwaaaa!…No matter what happen, i have to face it! It’s a  reality show ladies! hahaha……Anyway, a very special thanks to Katrina for the orders and giving me the faith to fulfill your big day! TQ! TQ!

Sarawak Layered Cake in Silver_pink

Red Velvet cuppies in Silver_Pink too

Chocolate Mini cakes- 2tiers (Baby Blue _Yellow)

Mini Muffins – Katrina’s door gift

Sept 24th – 12 inches Engagement cake

10Q to Mrs. Azleen for the order…12 inches cake for the 2nd time…..Chocolate moist with red & white roses….ain’t it look lovely and romantic huh??!!

July 14th – Mini cakes in Tiffany Blue & White

These mini cakes ordered from a bride to be at Ijok,  Ms.Sapura….TQVM for the wedding invitation…So sorry we couldn’t attend it that day….May Allah bless ur wedding till end….Amiinnn.

Buttermilk poppy mini cakes

May 28th – 3 tiers wedding cake in apple green

I really like the perfect colors of apple green on this cake! Actually I’ve posted this pic before my pc’s sent to ICU…hihihi…..but without any story behind the scene. ….Believe me! This is the first 3 tiers wedding cake i’ve made! Fuhhh….. Alhamdulillah, it really works! TQVM to my mom & dad for looking after the kids and cook for us on that day…….and of cz to my deary….i knew i shouldn’t do this during their vacation here…hehehe……lots of love to all of u, mmuuaaahhh…….TQVM to Mrs.Azleen, u really gives us ur warmest support!

Pics taken before pick-up time





Keep on updating with appreciations……

21 11 2011

Continuously from previous posting,  let’s take a moment to give thanks for everything and everyone we love. …..Thank you so much for stopping by here, either viewing, reading all the stories behind the scene or jotting any comments, without u…..what the hell is the fun in life, right? …….Yeah……move on baby!!!

Birthday cakes chronology (Aug~Nov):

Oct 31st – Al Husni birthday celebration for Oct, Nov and Dec kids!! A chocolate marble cheese cake………yummy! a very mouth watering cake of ever….lalala…….

 

Sept 30th – A flowery chocolate frosting cake for Al-Husni kids birthday who really, really loves chocolate!!!

Aug 18th ~ 25th: No pic been taken for Hari Raya orders…….hehehe…..super duper bz beb! Just wanna thanks to all who ordered the Sarawak Layered cakes……A big hug from Cakestories!

Aug 1st – Pandan layered cake for Berbuka puasa……this was the best idea from a mum, a teacher and a cook for her family, Pn. Sabariah…….it was really refreshing dessert and totally to see something different on the table this Ramadhan….TQVM k.Saba!!





Faux cakes…..

26 04 2010

As Salam and Hi to all…….it’s only another Monday again…..my last weekend was fulfill to complete these task……….i bought dozens of sponges and another bottle of coloring early in the morning after sending my daughter to school last Saturday, just to create all these faux cakes for my sista’s baby shower! I do really love and enjoy doing this even you have to spend hours coloring and frosting all the mini cakes!! And Alhamdulillah today, i completed all the 30pcs blackforest and pandan mini faux cakes in my messy ‘lab’ – no cooking, no laundry and no cleaning!! Fuhhhhh!….. Look so tempted with red cherries on each toppings!

anyone????? after drying process…………they’ll be in the cages soon!

Creamy frosting cherries huh!





A Birthday Cake

19 04 2010

The first birthday cake which makes my heart beat in speedy.…….full of fruits! A call received from my bf requested a special birthday cake for her loving hubby started all this …and guest, it’s my first order for a birthday cake! Honestly, I did it before just for a family treat and I would never look back, this is the time….she gave me a room to explore my creativity and improving my skills! Thank u Kak Niza and from her comment, they all ‘swept’ the cake without waiting for their dad’s celebration just within a day! hahaha……Lick in good

Another heart shape again, before the makeover……moist and really a fluffy cake!

This is definitely heaven for fruit cake lovers. After fully covered with whipped cream, peaches and cherry tips…..

Tantalize your taste buds huh! Wish I could slice it…mmmmm…





I’m Back!!!!…

19 04 2010

As Salam and hi! hi! to all!!!!!….miss me huh! Well, that’s our life journey….being up and down but always remember, passed is passed, life must goes on! It’s been mid of the month Cakestories in a silent mode (silence is golden? hahaha…), no updates, no stories,……baking? Yes, and it is a must for me!  Actually I got so many2 ideas and many2 stories to jot and share with all of you here….I won’t type much in this entry then, I’m in the midst of preparing my pamphlets and mini catalogue…Raya is coming, another 4 months to go baby! And perhaps all knows the ‘tight schedule’ for the bakers now..…..so just have a nice view from my baking collections for last 2 weeks…….Thank you so much to teacher Akma for the muffins order! Hope your kiddos in the nursery enjoy the treats! Mmuaaahh!

–  Packets of choc-chips and blueberry muffins..

–  An appreciation treats for the kiddos – mini muffins (crushed hawflakes)

– And this is for my kids dessert that night! Funky patterns of layered cakes in the jellies…..