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Mini Traditional Egg Cakes 鸡蛋糕

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  With so many cooking and baking mums in my network, it is only natural for me to take a keen interest in baking. Baking to me is also very therapeutic when things get a little stressful on the work front. However, I tend to like working on quick and easy recipes and here's one of my all-time favorites.

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

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If you read my blog regularly, you would have figured that I have a strawberry shortcake loving family.  So at times when we need to satisfy that craving, we bake!  I am still not confident enough to attempt a Japanese Strawberry Shortcake with all that complicated steps. So what I did was to use a victorian sponge sandwich cake recipe to create a classic  strawberry shortcake.

An Elmo Birthday Party (sort of)

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This year, we planned for an Elmo / Sesame Street birthday party for J both in school and at home because he is crazy over Elmo. He needs to have his Elmo wherever he goes these days. It is such a sight seeing him bring this stuffed creature around. So, once again, the parties did not really go as planned . But,  it is still nice to share what we did to bring the theme to life. The Cake We picked a fresh cream strawberry shortcake for all his friends in school. The cake was from Naomi Kitche n, a bakery that's run by a couple who started their business from a tiny food stall at Golden Mile food centre to  a shop unit at Crawford Lane. The cake we ordered had a nice, light and fluffy sponge with cream that's not too sweet.  The room of 24 toddlers definitely loved it as there was none left, and the happiest had to be the birthday boy who today still asks for his "Elmo cake"! The Goodie Bag We wanted to include some of Elmo's fa

The 2nd Birthday Celebration

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After last year's birthday party cancellation , we were praying hard that J will be able to have a proper celebration this year. We planned for an Elmo themed party both in school and at home. The home party was meant to be a small and cozy affair with just family and close friends. So, when we heard that J's classmate had hfmd just 10 days before his birthday, we took him out of school immediately. We didn't want to disappoint the little fellow when he was looking forward to the day his friends will sing the birthday song to him. He even practised singing,  complete with a clap and blowing of candles. Super cute right this boy?! It wasn't quite the right time to be juggling work and a "stay-at-home-kid" as it was an ultra busy period at  for me with a mega event , an advertising campaign and other projects on hand. Not to mention, we were actually on another cycle of SO-IUI. So, no surprises on guessing what happened after all these. Well, mummy&

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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The man has been a fan of red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting since we gave them away for J's full month celebration. I thought it would be nice to make some for the family instead of spending the money to buy them. It is also with this trial that I realise that baking cupcakes with oil instead of butter produces cakes with a moist texture. What came out of my oven was just the way I like my cakes to be - moist and fluffy yet no compromise on the taste. Here's how you can make some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for yourselves too! The cupcakes came out with the perfect dome! My first "perfect" cupcake.  Look at how moist and fluffy the cupcake turned out to be.  Red Velvet Cupcakes (Adapted from www.marthasteward.com) Yield: 12 cupcakes Ingredients 1 1/4 cups (160 grams) of self raising flour 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup caster sugar (I reduced the amount significantly) 1/2 teaspoon baking sod