Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Baking Noob

The last time that I tried to bake a cake, it turned out to be as hard as a stone and no one dared to go near my creation. Totally hopeless and that was almost 20 years ago.

Feel like baking again in these few days. I'll be very dedicated to my new hobby until I find a new one and it's called short attention span. I went coffee mad sometime ago, I have the coffee grinder, coffee machine and some other stuff and long before that was stitching ;the stitching was not even halfway done and it is collecting dust in some corner right now.

Gum paste, fondant, MCM powder, meringue....Baking language. That was hard for a 30 over years old baking noob.

Anyway, see what I've got on my latest shopping spree, it's the sprinkles!

Going to make some Marshmallow Krispie Rice treat and some chocolate dipped marshmallow:

Melting the white chocolate. I'm a noob at baking but at least I know that you can't melt the chocolate directly on the stove. High five to myself. I used white one as it's more versatile than the dark one; I can have any color that I like.

The Krispie Rice treat,yum yum...

Pink chocolate dipped marshmallow. Taste just like...erm...marshmallow?
Preparing the cake batter. It took me forever to figure out how to use this mixer. A few trials and errors: the attachments fell off onto the floor, batter splats on the counter and the ingredients all over my hands and clothes. It was a mess.
Almost give up half way through as I had no idea what I was doing, sigh....And then batter had finally made it to the oven. Sitting in front the oven and anticipating for the result.

Actually I put too much batter in the cupcakes liner...

Made some butter cream to top the cake. It looks pretty nice here but it was way too sweet for my liking and also I used the wrong sugar for the cream. I'd only remembered it when I finished decorating the cake. Supposed to use icing sugar and not Castor sugar.

Shall I give up baking then? Nah....not so fast this time and I'm going to bake again next Monday.


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