Give me cake or give me death cookies.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Double Oreo Cake for Ting's Birthday

I've made an Oreo cake before, but this one's a litle different. My friend Ting loves Lola's cookies and cream cupcakes, and requested a birthday cake version. To recreate Lola's cupcakes, I crushed up a sleeve of Oreos and mixed them into the cake batter before baking, and did the same for the buttercream. I also pimped some whole Oreos with tempered chocolate and transfer sheets, and finished the cake with piped ganache.

Happy birthday, Ting!

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Vegan Chocolate Tofu Cheesecake – Recipe

No Sugar November continues on my end, and this week I decided to go back to natural sweeteners (in this case dates). Also I've really been wanting to experiment with tofu again. I used to use avocados for this sort of recipe, but since I've become horrendously intolerant to them (*sob*) I wanted to try tofu instead. I hit the jackpot on this one.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Caramel Apple Pie Brownies – Recipe

This is my entry to the Hummingbird Bakery/ Emerald Street Great Brownie Bake Off Competition: a dark, dense, fudgy chocolate brownie topped with caramelised apple pie filling and topped with a lattice of shortcrust pastry. The challenge is to create an original brownie recipe, preferable with an obvious American twist. I couldn't think of anything as American as apple pie (although that's probably because the old saying influencing me).

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Steamed Matcha Latte Cupcakes – Recipe

Cuppa tea, anyone?

It's another sugar-free month for me (I've deemed it 'No Sugar November'). I usually bake with things like dates and brown rice syrup during self-imposed sugar-free months, but this time I really, really needed a sweet fix this week – and I mean in the form of cake. Luckily I was given a packet of Sukrin to try: it's a natural (ish) sugar substitute that can be used in a 1:1 ratio when replacing sugar in baking.