Thursday, January 29, 2009

Granny loves

I always try to make time for my Grand Aunt Kitty and since this whole week I am on leave due to the company's policy of "Force Common Leave", I paid her a visit at her old aged home. Aunty Kitty means alot to me. She has been with my family ever since I was born. She used to live with us but due to certain reasons, my mum decided the home was a better place for her since there is nurses' care for her there 24/7. It's a nice place...the home...but at times she gets lonely and even gets bullied by the other old people living there. I dont understand how humans (OLD somemore!!!) can be so nasty and mean.

ANYWAY, before I get more upset about that, I decided to make Old Fashioned Vanilla and Jam Cakes for her. I purposely chose this recipe because the cake is soft (she can only bite soft food) and yeah she loves sweet treats like me too. I woke up early and baked it fresh for her. The cake is moist and the vanilla flavour is filled with sweetness and inside is a dollop of raspberry jam. My mum loves it too. She said it's another winner. I think so too.

Everytime when my mum and I visit her, we always bring her out to eat....and her lunch will always ONLY consist of ice-cream. I think she is worse than me when it comes to sweets. I'm not a big fan of ice-cream but oh boy! You should see her eyes light up whenever her order of ice-cream arrives. Her favourite is of course Classic Chocolate. Who's isnt?

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Oh Oreo!

I was looking through my pantry and saw Oreo cookies which nobody wants to eat. So what a better way to make use of them and whip up a bash of Cookies and Cream Cupcakes. My sister loves cookies and cream so why not? I'm not a big fan of cookies and cream but as long as my loved ones like it, I'm willing to bake it ;)

I also got carried away with snapping. I baked it during Christmas and my mum had laid out nice tablecloths in the living room so I decided to take pictures there and got a little carried are the pictures, hope you like them!

I took this cupcake recipe from one of my fav food bloggers from "howtoeatacupcake". You can find the recipe here.

Btw, I missed out the "s" in Cookies in the pictures...I was too lazy to edit them again....but yeah you should try out the recipe. Only next time, I think I will add more Oreos in the recipe :)

This is one good cupcake I tell ya!

This FAIRY RASPBERRY cupcake is from this recipe book a friend of mine bought for me for Christmas last year...the funny thing was that I saw that Cupcake book from MPH and wanted to get it myself but didnt wanna spend the extra cash on it, little did I know that my friend got it for me as my Christmas gift! I didnt even mentioned it to him one bit about this Cupcake book which I wanted. He just knows me well enough or perhaps its some phychic thing.....ANYWAY, I wanted it mainly because of the adorable silicone tray!

Recipe called for blueberries but I only had raspberries at home so I used them instead. The cupcake turned out really moist and delish. Will post up the recipe once I have more time.

I didn't have a big piping bag with me so I had to use a small piping bag. I wanted a nice big swirl for the icing but failed...better luck next time BUT looks are deceiving, the icing was really good too! Pureed some raspberries with icing sugar and butter. And the raspberries gave it a pink colour. Sweet!