Mother’s Day

I forgot bout the Mother’s Day. Oh no, not that. I wasn’t sure I still keep the picture cuz I was pretty sure I deleted them after I post them on instagram and boy I was wrong.

Anyway ♥, as for Mother’s Day, I made Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. For three special mothers – mum, my pregnant sister and her mother in law. She came over to visit us in Kk while my sister came from Tawau.

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Oreo Frosting

It’s Teacher’s Day recently and mum asked me to make a simple cupcakes for her class. Basically the students collected money and some of them are for the cupcakes. Not that much pictures. I was exhausted from wall climbing in the evening, went home and started baking until morning. Shouldn’t watch tv while frosting the cake. Ha. Ended up doing it till 5am. Lol.

I use basic Vanilla Cupcakes recipe and came up with the frosting myself. Was gonna use vanilla @ magical frosting + crushed Oreos, ended up adding chocolate and puff!! Chocolate Oreo Frosting. ♥

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Who don’t love vanilla, eh?

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Final product ♥

My First Crepe Cake

Chili Vanilla Crepe Cake. Ha! Well it’s actually Vanilla Crepe Cake but I decided to add chili at the end so there you go – Chili Vanilla Crepe Cake. Luls. I first saw the crepe cake while walking around the mall not long ago. Wanting to have a bite but… seems expensive. Oh niisa! How kedekut! (cheapskate) Hahaha..! 

And then I got back I googled them – crepe cake and walah! I discovered crepe cake for the first time! I feel like katak di bawah tempurung now… (outdated person) *feeling down* Ughhh.. Anyway I stared at the screen for hours.. The one they made for wedding is simply gorgeous! I’m in love! Haha.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

And yesterday, I decided to make it. So I went around searching for a recipe on the net and it seems that 3 out of 5 websites I went to use the same recipe. I read the review and most of the problem encountered while making the crepe cake is making the crepe itself. Too thin, too thick, sticking to the pan, blah blah blah and so on… Making the batter is easy but the crepe? Ah! What the hell, bring it on!

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The crepe batter

And guess what? They’re wonderfullllll! Awhhhh! Every crepe I made is purrrrfect! Haha! xD

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As for the filling, I have leftover magical frosting, and I wasn’t in the mood to make any cupcakes. I skipped with the original filling and used this instead. I had only blue coloring and decided to color the frosting a bit. Boy, I shouldn’t do that! T.T 

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Ah.. My bf loves caramel so I drizzles them a bit on the cake.

Final product. The crepe cake tasted good. But the texture doesn’t match with the frosting. It’s good.. (well which part vanilla-related product is not good???) but rather greasy because of the butter in the frosting. Definitely have to use the original filling in the future. 

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I know, I know.. blue is no good.. T.T *sigh*

**You can try the recipe here. If you want to.

 http://www.grouprecipes.com/53788/french-crepe-cake.html

“Apam Polkadot” @ Steamed Cupcakes with Banana Filling

These ‘apam’ is actually famous in Peninsular Malaysia. Well it looks to me that way because people actually ordered this for birthdays and engagement. I haven’t seen anyone making a fuss about it in KK… Err.. in this case it might be me..

Ahaha! On the other hand, actually I don’t really like this ‘apam’, or steamed cupcakes, well at first because of their looks and the fillings. Really. Strawberry and blueberry jam everywhere. They aren’t just polkadots. There’re bees and ladybirds. Cute one. The fillings are unrealistic to me but hey, who am I to judge, I’m just stating my opinions. Ha! xP

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Not bad eh?

 (BTW pics are not mine I just Googled it for references)**

Then I thought, I’ve been doing things however I wish and like all these time so why not give it a try? So I searched for the recipe and found out that most website I encountered use the same recipe. Google “APAM POLKADOT” if you are not buying this. Heh~ 

And then one day, mum came back from school with bananas. Like, a lot of them! Her friend gave it to her and she asked me to do whatever I wanted with some of the bananas for her to bring to school the next day for her friends. She suggested banana cakes but I wasn’t really in the mood of making it. Hahah! xD

Well then I thought about this recipe and *puff!*, I guess it’ll turns out great. Luls. So I did this and that… follow the recipe yada yada yada… And ohh! ♥ I made my own banana filling. and by the way I’ve tried making this with pastry cream as the filling. It’s good. Really. 

The original recipe are as follows, and basically you can just mix everything up and blend or whisk together until everything is well incorporated, except for coloring. See the pictures? You’ll know what to do next! Use your imagination! And modify however you want after trying it!  ♥ Yehaww! 

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 “Apam Polkadot” @ Steamed Cupcakes

  • 3 nos large eggs from the fridge
  • 275 gm all purpose flour
  • 220 gm caster sugar
  • 150 ml fresh milk
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ovelette
  • food coloring

# I added 1 tsp vanilla extract because you will smell nothing but egg from the cupcake after they’re done. And, I reduce the sugar because I made the filling sweet for it to blend in with the cupcake.

Banana Filling 

  • mashed bananas
  • sugar
  • butter
  • ground cinnamon (optional)
  • cornstarch mixed with water

Melt butter in a hot pan, add bananas and sugar. Cook until soft and tender and add ground cinnamon. Again, this is optional. Add cornstarch mixture and it’s done when it thickens.

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After steaming

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Steam with medium fire about 15 minutes or else the filling will burst out. You can see some of it. I was impatient. Ha! All the best if you wanna try it! ♥

Red Velvet Cupcakes

This red velvet cupcakes are the best, so far because they keep well and stay moist even if they’re baked two days in advance. Of course, they need proper storage cause the cupcakes can be easily spoiled because of the milk content. Yes Yes believe me. Store them properly if you want to make them in advance.

This is the second time I made red velvet cupcakes. The first time was on my mum’s birthday last October. I made red velvet cake for her birthday in 2011 and she asked me to make another for few times. (Sorry mama!) To my surprise (that time Luls), Ky’s wedding will be held in November so I thought I’ll make her red velvet cupcakes for her wedding. Tried for the first time for mama’s birthday, everything went well except for the color. Ha! Used black chocolate powder, got chocolate cupcakes instead. xP

So I prepared this notecards with a stick. I remember my brother in law’s face full of ‘???’ as he walked past through me when I was in the middle of doing this. Haha xD

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So many things happened, and thanks to my beloved bestie Michelle and her sister Agnes we managed to get this done. I didn’t sleep since yesterday doing this and that. At the end, I made a simple picture collage of the whole process of the making of this red velvet cupcakes.

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They’re a hit, I guess. Even Haikal said it was good and it reminded him of a red velvet cake he tasted in London. Thank you, the compliment made my day. Ever Since then I’ve been making the same red velvet cupcakes for few times. *^▁^*

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Haikal were on holidays, and recently when he came back to KK, he gave us this lovely red velvet cake from London. Merci!! It’s gone within one week! 

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