(Edited after loved tasting feedback from loved ones)
Hello there! Let me begin my post with a little story…
So my boyfriend and I have recently fallen in love with Thai Iced Tea ice cream. Every time we take our first, second and third bite we would look at each other and nod in contentment. Hence, I decided to try a recipe of Thai Iced Tea cupcakes! All the recipes I researched on called for the actual tea leaves, which you can’t find in just any grocery store and I would therefore need to make a trip down to Golden Mile where I believe you can find all things Thai in Singapore. But of course I have been too lazy… and for months I never made it down. As luck would have it, one morning I randomly opened up the pantry cupboard and to my surprise saw a packet of Thai tea leaves sitting there. My younger sister who had just returned from Thailand bought a packet! (without knowing that I had this make cupcakes plan) So whoop!
I followed the recipe from here and halved everything as I only wanted 12 cupcakes and not 24. Now, condensed milk buttercream put me off from the beginning. Because for one I really do not like buttercream because fat, and two, my mother is against condensed milk because well, fat. But after reading reviews and the blog post it seemed like it would bring out the taste of the cake even more so I decided to throw all caution to the kitchen aid.
If you’re not a complete triple sweet tooth, I suggest you stay away from this buttercream. It was way to sweet for me. That cake though…was a gem. Love love it.
Boyfriend: The frosting goes really well with the cake.
Sister: The frosting goes really well with the cake.
So maybe I was wrong after all!
Brewing the tea
Fresh out of the oven
Wrecking my brain for an alternate frosting to compliment these cupcakes, i’m thinking just a classic cream cheese would do. Please share if you have any ideas!
My sister got married last October, yes it has been awhile, but do give me a chance, i’m trying to catch up! So as Maid of Honour, duties include and are not limited to… planning the Bridal Shower! My sister had already had a hen’s night out of partying planned by her friends so this was a Sunday afternoon, pretty in pink affair.
The colour themes we settled on were pastels of yellow, pink and creme. Our backdrops were made of paper fans we folded by hand for hours, but the overall outcome was worth every bruised finger.
Wonders of PowerPoint when you have no idea how to use, or do not own design software. With PowerPoint, and the overlapping of shapes and images, we created trivia games for the bride, and food labels. We also made the baby’s breath crown that sits on a beautiful 6 tier red velvet cake from Cake Spade.
Here’s the breakdown of where all the yummy desserts are from:
- Cake – Cake Spade
- Cupcakes – Kreme Couture
- Scones – The Tea Party (Best scones in Singapore in my opinion, with the most delicious berry cream cheese spread)
- Strawberry Strudel – Ritz Apple Strudel
- Ribena Soda – Made by us!
Close up of the beautiful cake and the flower crown topper
What’s a Bridal Shower without some Games about the Bride!
Here are the Games we played:
- Who knows the Bride – here we asked a bunch of questions about the bride to see how well the party goers believed that knew her.
- How well do you know the Bride & Groom – here we asked questions about the beautiful relationship between the two.
- Share a memory of the Bride – at a party filled with family, friends and so much love, memories go way back and it’s so much fun to unravel.
A little something to thank everyone for coming
Nail Polishes from Cotton On and Ribbons we tied on ourselves
This was so much fun to do and I can’t wait to plan another with the best girls. Someone get married please. xx
I bought a 104 tip recently and was eager to try out petal frosting. Baked a couple of red velvet cupcakes and made some cream cheese frosting for the petals. Still needs a ton of practice but yay to daisy cupcakes!
Alright back to studying, final paper today! xx
My best friend’s son turned 2 in April and with the help of my sister and cousin we put together a race car themed birthday for him! We pretty much made everything ourselves except the croissants and mini hot dog buns that were bought from two different bakeries, oh and the cake was ordered as well but we added the car on top of it. It was really fun and tiring running around, planning and budgeting but that’s how events go the reward is when everything looks pretty and perfect, and more so when people love it! It wasn’t without setbacks though, like having a mirror as a background, and some cake woes, but we were still happy with how everything turned out!
Slaved over these cupcake toppers and labels I designed from scratch took a couple of hours to finish it but was so pleased with how they turned out especially since I had no fancy software just good ol’ fashioned powerpoint. Also baked the red velvet and chocolate cupcakes you see above!
My aunt helped make traffic light coloured jellies that are so perfect, also featuring my label. My parents were such troopers as well. My mum stayed up hand stitching the edges of the tablecloth and my dad was our logistics guy transporting us and our stuff even with his bad leg. So much love.
Instead of filling goodie bags with candies we prepared bags of 5 toy race cars each for kids to take home. Also, pretty blurry picture but that’s a podium my sister and cousin made from cardboard and paper to add some levels at the same time match the theme.
Hope we have another birthday to plan soon! xx
It all started with me wanting to bake an Oreo Cheesecake for my boyfriend on his birthday, so I baked the cake, and it turned out that I overestimated the number of Oreos I needed. Maybe overestimated is an understatement. So instead of having the Oreos by themselves I decided to have Oreo Week, using Oreos in desserts till I ran out of them.
1. Oreo Cheesecake
This was the Oreo Cheesecake I baked for my sweet. He loved it and so did his family! I was thrilled. I’ve never baked an actual cheesecake before. The last time I made him a cheesecake was 2 years ago when I did a jelly hearts cake, a no bake kind of cheesecake. It didn’t turn out so yummy so I really needed him to love this one. Redemption was mine! I used a simple philadelphia recipe but scanned through a ton of comments and most of them said that they added sour cream so I decided to add in a little in as well. Was so happy with the result, although it did end up having a lot of big cracks once I took it out of the oven, so I tried to cover them up by filling the cracks with chopped Oreos.
2. Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes
I came across this recipe whilst searching for the best Oreo Cheesecake recipe, so I decided to save some batter from the cake to make these cute little things. Was so happy with how they turned out! A smaller and lighter alternative for someone who doesn’t want a whole slice of cake.
3. Deep Fried Oreos
Now this i’ve been craving ever since I left Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk that one beautiful summers day. I’ve had deep fried mars bars before, but deep fried ores…. MMMMMM!! I can’t even!! America is too far away, so I had to bring the deep fried Oreos to me! The batter is really simple to make, just be careful not to burn yourself when you’re frying them. Was happy I could share this wonderful experience with my family, and I made their Sunday.
4. Oreo Brownies
I just had to! Yummy chocolate brownies, check. Yummy chocolate brownies with Oreo Cookies, double check! I really loved these brownies. I’ve been making brownies alot recently, M&M brownies, Nutella Fudge brownies, but these are my favourite. Next time i’ll make them chunkier.
So that concludes Oreo Week. Honestly Oreos are so yummy and there’s so much that can be done with them! I’m definitely having another Oreo Week. You should too 🙂 xx
I’ve been away a really long while and in this time i’ve done a little baking. I even baked my own birthday cake on my birthday, my friends and family thought that that was both weird and sad, but really to me it was another reason to bake! I’ve been experimenting abit and will eventually upload pictures of what i’ve been up to, but in the mean time here’s what I baked a couple of days ago!
Green tea cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Ok honestly, i am NOT a fan or green tea in food, green tea drinks, ok fill me up, but green tea in food? I’ll pass. So why bake green tea cupcakes, firstly I just wanted to try them out, sounds pretty good doesn’t it, ok and I saw green tea powder at the store, bought it and then realized I had to eventually do something with it. 2. The colour is gorgeous!!
The end of school is nearing and i’m graduating. I wish I had a plan, i wish i could go to bake school and bake for a living. Open my own store and be a merry happy baker.
So the story behind the title is that no one is my family likes green tea in food either!! So Green Tea Cupcake anyone??
Till next time. xx
Finally tried out Wilton’s Giant Cupcake Pan for my little sister’s birthday. Baked till 2am but it was worth it. Shall try a candy melt shell for next time 🙂
A friend ordered some vanilla and chocolate cupcakes for her 21st birthday party and I baked some extra Earl Grey Lavender cookies for her as well. Baking for people other than your family can be rewarding but so stressful at the same time “What if they don’t like my cupcakes” “What if they think my cupcakes taste like crap”. I think I nearly kicked my stomach out from the inside with my paranoia. All that aside, you can always, and only get better and better with each try and I would be happy to bake for anyone!
Hope she liked them xx
Came home from school today super hungry but as usual there was nothing to eat at home, so i decided to do something about it and at the same time satisfy my Nutella craving and baked these sinful treats. I’m a sucker for Nutella, just look at the jar i bought, 20% more!! I looked through a couple of recipes online carefully reading the comments from readers. I love reading the comments, they are so useful! Also, the cupcakes are supposedly called “Better Than Sex” Chocolate Cupcakes. I was like Whut!?
Oh Nutella you so fine
So i’m not sure if it’s because i was hungry or the recipe is just really that good but the cupcakes tasted divine! The cakes were so soft and light and just the right kind of chocolaty. Love love!
You can get the recipe for these cupcakes here! Her frosting looks so much better than mine 😦 Till next time xx