Sunday, December 11, 2011

An Update

As one might have noticed, due to my lack of updating, things have been very busy/hectic these last couple of months.

I did successfully complete my internship at the bakery, decorating many cakes and learning many new techniques in how to decorate cakes.

School is almost finished for me for the semester, I am coming up to my last week now. After which I will be going to Disneyland and working there from January to August. I will continue to decorate cakes (I have one scheduled for January 7th) and create Pixar Cupcakes (the next of which being Brave).

I will be doing some editing/updating of this particular blog but not much will change. In the meantime you can check out my other blog called Disney Eats. Still Disney and food related, I will posting about different restaurants/snacks/foods available at Disneyland and around it.

That is all for now, updates shall be coming soon.


Friday, June 3, 2011

He He

Well it has certainly been awhile, but I have not been totally lacking in my cooking/baking/decorating ways.

First here's a cake I made:

It was my Grandpa's 70th birthday so I made him a sushi cake!

The cake is the yellow base (which to me kind of looks like cheese). I tried to make it look like a bamboo serving dish but ran out of time to really paint it.

But I know the sushi look great because my uncle though they were some of those plastic sushi that pretty much everyone in my family has around their house. I was very rushed in making this but I did everything I wanted to do for the most part.

The sushi is made out of fondant and rice krispie treats, and the ikura sushi, the ikura is made out of coloured white chocolate.

Fair warning: It was very sweet. We didn't finish most of it so my mum brought the leftovers into work the next day. That's how you get rid of dessert you don't want: give it to your hungry co-workers (or your mum's hungry co-workers).

And now for some other exciting news.

I got a summer internship at a bakery!

That's right, from 4:30 in the morning to eight I work on decorating individual desserts for the display case, then from eight to noon I decorate or assemble cakes. I just finished my first week and so far I've assembled eight different cakes and decorated an Indiana Jones 6th birthday cake and a Baby Shower (It's a Girl) cake. Let's see what is in store for next week.

And coming up!: My mum is graduating with her MBA so I get to make her graduation cake.

I will, of course, post pictures once I am done.

That's really all for now. I had been busy with school finishing up and what not so all time went to studying.


Friday, February 25, 2011


They are like cupcakes, just uglier!

Sorry, my friend has a shirt that says that with a picture of a happy cupcake and a sad muffin. In actuality, I love muffins. The other day I was really craving those large muffins you can get at Costco (which verge on the border of muffin and cupcake) so I decided to try and make some, since I couldn't exactly go to Costco and buy some (they really should make Gluten free versions).

So I made a chocolate with chocolate chip and lemon poppy seed muffins. Both weren't as sweet as the ones from Costco (which for me was a good thing) but I don't think I added enough lemon to the lemon poppy seed ones.

Either way they were really good and looked really good, and I'm kind of sad they are all gone now. I tried to bring as many as I could back to my apartment from my parents house (they have the muffin pans) but I had to leave a few behind which I know my parents ate because my dad sent me a text saying he really liked the chocolate muffin (I only left them chocolate muffins).

I have decided to try and get back to my Tim Burton cookbook since I was looking at the list and saw that I only had a few things left to make (and re-make). And I will get more pictures and Geek Cookbook recipes up, eventually. Hopefully soon, but I do not have internet at my apartment so I can't update as much as I like. And honestly I should be studying for my Disease! midterm....oh well.


Friday, January 28, 2011

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Wow, it's been a while hasn't it?

Well I would like to say I had been using all that time cooking, and that's half true. The other half of the time I was watching TV and drawing.

Then I moved into my apartment and I still don't have internet, right now I am mooching off of my school's internet. Which really isn't fun, but it's the only internet I have.

So here is what I've been up to:

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake. I made it for Christmas dessert. My parents told me Christmas morning (pretty much right after I had opened my presents) that I was in charge of desserts and this was the first thing I saw on so I printed it out and made it. It was pretty good, and I had it for breakfast the next couple of days.

Eggnog cookies. Every year my mum would make a bunch of cookies (well before she started school) and one of them were eggnog cookies. This year I was in charge of making them 'me safe'. Which mean they turned out flat and sticking to the baking sheet. But they still tasted like eggnog cookies and when I got them off they were chewy and pretty good, considering the fact that I almost threw them away. But it still wasn't exactly like it was back when we used wheat flour to make them.

Chocolate Cupcake. Has anyone seen that commercial where the baker was asking her small business planner people if she should make more cookies 'n cream cupcakes and they were eating these two chocolate cupcakes stacked on each other with cream in the middle? Well I tried to make those, but for some reason my chocolate cupcake was not working so I just topped it off with whipped cream and left them like that. They still tasted really good.

I love cinnamon rolls, but they are ambitious to make. So I thought, why not have the flavours of a cinnamon roll in a cupcake? So that's exactly what I did. I made a cinnamon cupcake and topped it off with a basic butter cream frosting. They were really good.

That's all I've done for now. I plan to go home and make cookies in my new apartment so we'll see how that goes.