Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Chocolate Moist Cakes

These are some of the cakes that I baked during the festive season for my family and friends.

I did a baking marathon for this chocolate-cake-in-aluminium-foil theme. One each for Diana, Zarif and a get-together-event at Robi's house.

So simple, a bit boring, but suitable for a busy mom like me...

Just pour some choc ganache and sprinkle on some choc rice. Voila!

Bored and tired already with the cake-in-aluminium-foil theme, I'm back with the usual not-so-simple choc moist cake.

This is for Joe or Uncle Joe to my children. My other half's best friend.

A gift for his Open House event.

With utmost difficulties, I managed to decorate it although the cake is still warm.

The ganache took a looooong time to harden and the wordings melted, in fact it 'drowned' into the ganache! *alarmed*

Luckily, the wordings were not totally 'drowned', lest you couldn't read it!

Lessons learnt: Do not attempt to decorate any cakes while it is still hot/warm! Cool the cakes for at least 4 hours before decorating, teacher said.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Blueberry Cheesecake

Phew! Cheesecakes really test your patience!

First, you have to bake the biscuit base.
Second, you have to bake again with the cheese mixture. Steam bath some more! This took me one hour!
Then, you have to let it stand in the the oven until the oven is cooled off (after turning it off). This process takes at least onother hour...
Then you pop it into your refrigerator for about 3 to 4 hours, before, at last, you can slice it and.....mmmm......pop it in your mouth, yummy!

No wonder the price is so expensive! Errr... to my standards laaaa *smile*...

The first picture was my first blueberry cheesecake, which I didn't steam bath. I just lower the temperature to 130C. You can differentiate by looking at the sides of the cake. It's brown.
I baked another two cheesecakes after the first using steam bath technique. Example, the second cake. The sides are yellow, creamier.
Of course, steamed bath cheesecakes taste better, yummier, creamier and it melts in themouth....mmmmm....

Drool...drool... wipe off your drool please.....:)