Wednesday, December 28

Christmas Buttons Ornament

Happy Belated Christmas ...

How was yours? I hope all of you had fabulous Christmas. Full of laughter, friends and good food. 
We had a wonderful Christmas with my family and friends :).

On the other hand I also had been busy baking  Holiday Desserts. So for the first time ... I did not make a big Christmas cake for the family. Instead I have made some holiday cookies and small Christmas cake.

This cake inspiring by A Merry Ornament  which I found it from

This is my version of Christmas Buttons Ornament

I made Traditional British Christmas cake lashing with brandy , covered by fondant. All the buttons made by gum paste. My family loves it.



Monday, December 5

Red Poinsettia Cupcakes & Push Pops

Twenty days to Christmas ...
OMG Christmas is indeed  just around the corner.
Christmas always my favorite holiday. Our family  tradition on Christmas  is cooking....
Yes cooking.. making home baked  cookies, cakes and dinner for the holiday. 
I know it is  a lot of work, but it's Christmas time to celebrate with family and friends ... 
and eat good food .

For  the past couple years ... after Christmas we sometimes think ...why don't we go somewhere or taking a trip for Christmas next year, more relaxing, no cooking,no chopping, no baking, no washing bunch of dishes etc etc. 

But by the time  Christmas is coming... we will back to our usual thing that  we always do every year. 
We feel that Christmas is not completed if we are not having  homemade holiday meals. 
I know we spent more time in the kitchen when the holiday is coming, but that's what our family traditions and we don't  want to change it. 

When one of our new customer asked me this week to make some Christmas goodies for their office party, I'm so happy. It feels like  I am making Christmas goodies for my own family. Their theme of the party is Red Poinsettia. 
I made wreath with red poinsettia cupcakes, some of cupcakes and push pops (FYI  I am  starting "likes" a new gadget - Push Pops ).

 Red Poinsettia Push Pops

 Red Poinsettia Wreath Cupcakes

 I made red velvet cupcakes & push pops with cream cheese butter cream.

Red Poinsettia Cupcakes

Happy Baking :)


Monday, November 21


My sister got early Thanksgiving dinner party invitation from her friend last week. She asked me to make some dessert to bring it to the party. I have no clue what I'm going to make last week. 

I just figured it out why not checking at  Pinterest , there are a lot inspirations. I really adore Pinterest :).
If you have account in Pinterest, please follow me ---

Ok back to my inspiration for Fall Leaf Wreath. I got it from here
I'm thinking to make it with cupcakes. 

Here how I made it :

  10 pcs cupcakes 

washed with soap and  pat dry all the leaves

Yellow/orange/chocolates/green chocolate candy melt

I don't  have red chocolate candy melt, so I used white chocolates candy melt  and color it with red candy colors. for decoration the fall leaves  I used orange sixlets & paint brush.

Melting  each color chocolate candy  in the microwave. Next  paint  it. Make sure to flip over your leaves and paint the backside melt to each leaf. can paint each leaf each color or mix with 2 or more colors. click it ---->   how to paint the leaves

love all fall leaves colors :)

 Frosted all the cupcakes,  then arrange all the chocolates leaves.

I used gum paste for Happy Thanksgiving ribbons
It's easy ..right ! I really like the result. 

I made Chocolate cupcakes with mocha frosting ( my sister's favorite ).
Yes... the party was last saturday and everybody love my Fall Leaves Wreath Cupcakes. I hope y'all too ;-).




Wednesday, November 9

Topsy Turvy Sweet 16th Cake

Always give me a challenge when someone asked me to make their custom cake. Yes ! ... don't give me wrong if they asked me to make a simple cake..I felt I cannot  make their special day..the best day of their life. I know if they asked me to make a custom cake... I have a headache , nervous, mix feeling, can I do that ??? or I just crazy enough to say YES ..I CAN DO IT!!!.

Last month my new sweet customer called me on my lowest day. She said she will celebrate her sweet 16th birthday party and of course she need a custom cake ... something like Topsy Turvy ... which I never make it before, I seen all tutorial from  the internet ... but if you haven't make don't know what to do. With my fully confidence ...I said Of Course I CAN DO IT !!! Welcome to my crazy world.  She add her sweet 16th party theme is Tiffany Gift she wants her custom birthday cake with pearls, blue and silver. This is my version of her sweet 16th birthday cake. 

The 1st layer cake is Dark Chocolate with Bavarian Cream . 2nd layer cake is  Strawberry cake with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Butter cream .

Thank You Tiara... for give me a challenge to make your sweet 16 custom cake. I am  thrilled that you like it.
Happy Sweet 16th Tiara..;)


Tuesday, November 1

Birdcage Cake with Ruffle Rose cupcakes

I hope you all have a fun Halloween yesterday :)... 
Last Month is a busy month ..a lot of baking .

Now I would like to share one of  the cake I made last month. I was  so thrilled to make this cake, I got inspired by Zoe Clark .  This cake for  40 years High Tea birthday party. Her favorites color is Pink. She asked me to make her birthday cake  decorate with english pink roses with birds. So I got idea making birdcage cake which I have been dreaming to make it one day after reading Zoe Clark book.
Happy Birthday Leslie!

 Birdcage cake
( Strawberry  cake with Whipped Strawberry frosting )

 Ruffle Pink  Roses Cupcakes



Sunday, October 2

Minnie Mouse Cake

How are you ? hope all of you had a good weekend. 

This week is all about Girly Pink Cakes excited. And one of them are Minnie Mouse cake for a little girl name Gracelyn.  She is my high school friend's daughter. On her 1st birthday party , the theme is Minnie Mouse. My friend wants me to designed her daughter's birthday cake  matching with this picture below.

So cute and LOVE the girly colors ..

The cake is Indonesian Lapis Surabaya with fondant decos

Thank you my friend Sunmoon for choosing me to make her daughter's birthday cake ;-). Happy 1st Birthday Gracelyn.


Thursday, September 8

Black and White Wedding Cake

Hi all,

I would like to share what I did couple weeks ago ... Black and White Wedding Cake, using anemone flowers made by gum paste. This is the first time  I made anemone flowers. I'm quite happy with the result however I  need more practice, using with difference color such as red or yellow which I saw it on some of   my blogger friends, used different color than black and white....It should be fun ;).


Back to this wedding cake... the wedding theme is black and white... and the couples favorite flower is Anemone.   2 layer square cakes covered with fondant and decorated with  anemone sugar flowers. The first layer I made is Red Velvet cake with cream cheese swiss meringue butter cream filling and the second layer is Devil Chocolate cake with Rum Chocolate Ganache filling. YUM !

Have a nice weekend :)

Friday, August 19

Coconut Cream Pie

No question  I like Coconut Cream Pie very much ... it's creamy coconut custard on the flaky crust with whipped cream on the top... Heaven ;-).  Yesterday without any plan ...I was craving Coconut Cream Pie, I could go to Pie shop near my house  .. and buy it, but I already at home after work. It was so hot outside, I didn't care to go out. So I checked  my pantry ...Voila..I got all the ingredients for making one. 

Coconut Cream Pie 
Serves : 6-8 servings

Ingredients :
3/4 C sugar
1 1/2 C Coconut Milk
1 C Whole Milk
1/2 C Evaporated Milk
1/4 C cornstarch
5  large eggs yolks
1/4  teaspoon salt
1  Teaspoon Lime zest
1 C flaked coconut
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon  unsalted butter
Toasted coconut for garnish
Whipped cream for garnish
Pie Crusts ( I used  Marie Callender's Frozen Deep Pie Crusts )

Directions :

For Pie Crust :
Preheat the oven 350 F. Bake pie shell until golden, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
For Coconut  filling :
Combine  sugar, coconut milk, and 1 cup milk in the saucepan . Scald mixture.

In a small bowl, whisk Evaporated milk and cornstarch together to make a slurry.

Whisk egg yolks, salt in medium bowl.

Temper yolks by adding 1/2 C scaled milk mixture to yolks and whisk well.

Add yolk mixture and slurry back into milk mixture and whisk over medium heat until thickened.

Remove from heat and add flaked coconut, vanilla extract, lime zest and butter. Whisk until uniformly incorporated.

Pour the filling into pie shell. Place in the refrigerator.
Chill the pie completely about 2 hrs then frost the top with whipped creams and sprinkle with toasted coconut.

Hope you enjoy it  as much as we do : )

Tuesday, August 16

Angry Birds

Lately I have been playing Angry Birds Game and addicted to it. I know I kinda new with this game, as the level goes up , it's more challenging.

Out of the blue ...last week one of  my loyal customer ...asked me to make Angry birds cake for her nephew. I'm so thrilled to accept her order. Here is my version of my Angry Birds it is HE ;-).


Monday, August 15

The Winner

The Winner of  my first GIVEAWAY  is :


Please inform your address by email me  :

applecoco2004 (at) yahoo ( dot) com.


Sunday, August 7

Mini Mocha Banana Tiramisu

Tiramisu is  always everybody favorites. Couple days ago .. I was craving Tiramisu. I was thinking to make one with a little twist and easy to make it. I found a good mocha powder from  Starbucks last months. It was so good for morning drink before I go to work. So why not making Tiramisu with it. I really like the result.. cute for party desserts and hope y'all like it too ;-)

Mini Mocha Banana Tiramisu
Recipe by Gerdy
Serve :12

Ingredients :

1 C (1/2 pint cold heavy cream )
16 ounces mascarpone cheese
4 tablespoon  sugar ( super fine )   divided
2 tablespoons good vanilla extract divided ( I used Madagascar Boubon Vanilla Extract )
1/2 C dark rum divided
1 teaspoons starbucks mocha powder for whipped cream
2 tablespoons starbuck mocha powder
15 Italian Ladyfingers
2 C boiling water
5-6 medium bananas
walnut roasted , crumb for garnish
12  eclair liners

For Whipped Cream :
Whip the heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted the the whisk attachment. When it starts to thicken, add 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon mocha powder, 1 tablespoon  vanilla extract ,1/4 C Rum and the mascarpone. Whisk until smooth.

Meanwhile, combine and stir the remaining 2tablespoons mocha powder, 2 tablespoon sugar and  2 C boiling water in the shallow bowl. leave it until cool, then put 1/4 C Rum.

Slice thin bananas.

Assembly the Mini Mocha Banana Tiramisu :

frost the whipped  cream
add 1 ladyfingers which already dip on mocha mixture.

add 3 or 4 slices of bananas

 frost it again then before
serving, sprinkle with roasted walnut crumb

Enjoy It!

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