Chocolate-y Cake pops

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Baking, Candies | 17 comments

Chocolate-y Cake pops

On this side of the world, my favorite chocolates and candies can be bought from a lone shop – at the United Nations Commissary. I’m talking about certain american products; those are not readily available in our local groceries. I would ask a friend then, who works at the UN to buy me some…thank goodness, she has always been kind. If only I could I would buy wholesale candy and chocolate sales like those at http://www.bwcliffordcandy.com, though we have awesome chocolates around, I still crave...

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Oreo Cookie Cake – More like Oreo cheesecake

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in Baking, Dessert | 33 comments

Oreo Cookie Cake – More like Oreo cheesecake

We first got to savor a slice of Oreo Cake from a cafê that daughter and I frequent. We really liked it, even my older son who is very particular with cakes liked it too…When we visited mom-in-law at my brother-in-law’s place my son saw a box of ready-to-make Oreo Cookie cake. The idea is to make a cake that resembles an Oreo cookie…white filling – ‘cream’ or ‘creme’, sandwiched between two circular chocolate or golden cookie pieces, here that would be layers of...

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted by on Dec 25, 2011 in Baking, Cupcakes, Featured | 18 comments

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Winter is getting the better of us. We’re becoming much like squirrels…we only get out of the house when need be. That is to go to school and buy food. That is why I am so thankful for the corner shop that sells vegetables and fruits in bulk, they also have meat that I can get for less – well, compared to grocery prices. Most importantly, eggs in abundance. I can get 30 eggs for 4euro whereas 10 eggs at the grocery shops cost 2euro already. The eggs are important for hubby and I, building up...

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Candy Sprinkles

Posted by on Sep 20, 2011 in Baking, Desserts | 2 comments

Candy Sprinkles

One of the best way to bond with kids is baking, it’s an enjoyable activity for my kids, at least. They love to put tins,  crack eggs, measure the ingredients, mix the batter, watch them in the oven as they “grow.” But I think the most they’d like to do is to frost and put those sprinkles. I’ve bought some edible pearls and colorful sprinkles. We’d be baking again...

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Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Baking | 4 comments

Cream Cheese Frosting

What make cupcakes more special? This…frosting that’s smooth, melt-in-your-mouth that you’ll be having seconds…and thirds…and fourths. Ingredients: Make sure that the cream cheese and Mascarpone are in room temperature before mixing them in. 250 grams cream cheese 250 grams Mascarpone cheese 115 grams confectioners sugar, sifted 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 360 ml  cold heavy whipping cream 1, In your bowl beat the cream cheese and mascarpone cheese with an electric mixer, or with...

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Cupcakes for Breakfast

Posted by on Jul 28, 2011 in Baking, breakfast, Cupcakes | 13 comments

Cupcakes for Breakfast

Early morning yummy smell. That’s what woke up the kids on a Saturday morning. The weather hasn’t been so cooperative – summer at 14 degrees? It’s not really that bad…I’m not really a summer person. I enjoy 18-22° more than sunny 30° or up. I’d prefer that too over rainy days and especially when I’m staying at home finishing translation jobs. So along with the rainy and cool atmosphere I baked these yummy breakfast treats. Normally they’d prefer doughnuts,...

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