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Orange Sponge

DSC_9375 Hi everyone!

So I feel extremely terrible for not having updated this space. However, due to the crazy workload I have in school, updating the blog has kinda taken a backseat 🙁

Last month, I celebrated my 21st birthday. It was a really great one, with two birthday parties & a nice 2nd runner-up in an internal case competition. Although I aged 10 years within two weekends (of not sleeping for about 30 hours each time), I gotta say that I learnt a lot and that it was a very fulfilling experience.

Since then, I’ve had to submit assignments, catch up with tons of work & I’m probably currently going a little bit crazy haha. Recess week is next week but even then, I won’t be having much of a holiday 🙁

So here’s the cake I’ll be talking about today – Orange Sponge with decadent cream cheese frosting. So what happened for my birthday was that my mom baked the cake and I did the frosting + decorating. I didn’t want to stress myself to make my own birthday cake and since my mommy bakes so well (Y)

The first one was rectangle shaped with three layers. I had so little time so I just sprinkled coconut on the sides to cover up anything haha. The second was meant to be a tall cake. I had great ideas for the cake but the heat of Singapore just made my fondant flowers slide off. The worst part was that when we reached the restaurant, the whole cake had lopsided to one side and it was as though my entire birthday cake had just been destroyed :'( Thankfully, my brilliant sissy and mom managed to fix it (I think it still looks decent, yea?) (more…)

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Carrot Cake

Saturday was my uncle’s birthday.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese frosting

This week was exam week. I had two papers, Operations Management on Tuesday, and Media Writing on Wednesday. I’d say that my papers were pretty okay, except that I didn’t really manage to finish my Media Writing paper. Fingers crossed that that little bit I didn’t include won’t really cost me :/

After my paper on Wednesday, it felt like exams were over. I went back, baked some Madeleines (from the really good Le Cordon Bleu recipe), watched a couple of episodes of my Korean drama which I’m currently hooked onto (Lie to Me), and slept like a pig.

With that sort of behaviour, there was no excuse for me not to be baking my uncle’s birthday cake. I was glad that my mom asked me to do so anyway. I don’t usually get a chance to frost whole cakes and baking one and then frosting it nicely for no rhyme or reason isn’t really cost effective so this was a chance for me to practice my frosting skills. (more…)

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

A little while back, I teamed up with The Meatmen to produce some exclusive videos for SCS Dairy.

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The first video on Red Velvet cupcakes is up so do have a watch.

Red Velvet cake/cupcakes became all the rage about 2 years back, with people being extremely attracted to the bright hues of the cake. Red Velvet, as the name suggests, is supposed to taste so smooth, very much like velvet. I’ve tried countless of Red Velvet cakes in the past two years and I have to say that very few places actually maintain this standard of a silky smooth cake with just a tinge of cocoa. This recipe is definitely one that will give you a perfect cake that is red enough and soft enough. What really cuts it, however, is that luscious cream cheese frosting. I’m not a fan of cream cheese but I can’t stand it when I go to cake shops/cafes and notice that the carrot cake or red velvet cake is accompanied with a really stingy amount of cream cheese. I mean, come on! It is that thick slab of cream cheese goodness that actually makes people like the cake so much. (Trust me, my sister can eat the red velvet cake without eating the cake itself)

Do enjoy the video & head over to SCS Dairy for the full recipe 🙂

Much love,
Eugenia

Image Credit: Junjie, The Meatmen

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