Category Archives: Dessert

Red velvet cupcake


Made this cupcake as a charity cupcake or fundraising for curekids foundation. Its a chocolate cake with red coloring topped with ganache, coulis and garnish with chocolate dipped strawberries …….recipe to follow. Promise!!!!!

Farewell cake…..chocolate caramel cheese cake


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Just sharing a farewell sweets made of chocolate and caramel cheese cake specially made to our barista……recipe to follow.

Ben Ten Chocolate Cupcakes


Ben Ten Cupcakes (1024x683)Cupcakes……….This is a Ben Ten Cupcakes we give as a birthday gift to my daughter’s classmate GAB who celebrated his 7th birthday few month ago. The cupcakes were super awesome. It was design by my wife. My very own Pastry Chef!  It is a super moist chocolate cupcake served with a chocolate cream cheese frosting! YUMMM!! Sinfully chocolatey!!!

Chocolate and Cream cheese frosting:

  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 50 grams butter melted
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 300 grams icing sugar

* Combine all ingredients together and mix using an electric mixer. mix until soft peak.

White Icing (ready-made) and some food color for topping

Ingredients: makes 20-25 pcs cup cake

  • 250 gms butter
  • 250 gms dark chocolate for melting
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup bakers flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 pcs eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate bits for filling
  • 1/2 cup walnuts

Procedures:

  • in a large plastic mixing bowl, combine dark chocolate and butter, microwave for 30 seconds then stir and back again for 30 seconds and stir. do this procedures until chocolate are melt. we don’t want to burn the chocolate.
  • add in eggs and beat. then add the rest of the ingredients. continue beating, this is a wet mixture.
  • In a muffin tray, spread sheets of muffin paper, and pour in chocolate mixtures half way.
  • Pre-heat oven at 170 celsius and bake for 8-12 minutes.
  • cool down and garnish with white icing. Design may vary depending on your occasion.

Kid’s Party Menu


Kid's Party Menu (1024x683)Kid’s Party………..To all of my fellow bloggers and viewers who followed me for my past post regarding my kid’s party. Here is the complete set of menu. I hope I helped you with an idea of preapring your kids party menu…….

We had:

  • Vegetable sticks
  • Fried Wontons
  • Sushi Platters
  • Pizza’s
  • Coated Hotdogs on sticks
  • Kid’s Cupcakes
  • Barbecued Wings
  • Spaghetti
  • Chips and dips, popcorns, cookies, chocolates, lollies and candies
  • Juices and softdrinks
  • Ice popsicles

Futuristic Menu


Futuristic Menu (1024x683)Food in the future……………………My fellow bloggers, I would love to share you what we did in our 2012 Christmas Party in our Church. There is a competition were every group needs to design and create a futuristic dinner booth. And I am very happy to tell you guys that we won the first prize. Yes, the overall champion booth. Who knows this might be the start of a new generation that food in the future might come into a capsule. A flavored capsule which you can choose a wide variety of viand such as roast meats, vegetables, dessert, soups and etc. What you think?………..The lovely tomato flower curving was made by my wife!!!!!

Ingredients and preparation:

Lots of love and team efforts!

Kid’s Birthday Cupcakes


kid's cupcake

kid’s cupcake

Cupcakes…………..I will share you a recipe we made during our daughter’s birthday party. Since our motif was Hawaiian theme, we made a “jandals design cupcake”. It is a very easy and supermoist chocolate cupcake. The toppings were made and design by my wife. She’s my very own Pastry Chef! For orders you may call her direct!! (Hahahaha LOL). Ok, Back to the recipe, We find ‘theme cupcakes” very expensive here in NZ as it will cost you about 3-4 dollars each cupcake, so thats why we decided to make our own as this will cost you like 10-15 dollars of more that 25 pcs cupcakes. (You can do the Maths) Very good profit!!! So, what are you waiting for, let’s do it and start selling cupcakes on kid’s birthdays!!!!……………..

Ingredients: makes 20-25 pcs cup cake

  • 250 gms butter
  • 250 gms dark chocolate for melting
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup bakers flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 3 pcs eggs
  • 1/2 cup chocolate bits for filling
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • White icing ready made for decor topping

Procedures:

  • in a large plastic mixing bowl, combine dark chocolate and butter, microwave for 30 seconds then stir and back again for 30 seconds and stir. do this procedures until chocolate are melt. we dont want to burn the chocolate.
  • add in eggs and beat. then add the rest of the ingredients. continue beating, this is a wet mixture.
  • In a muffin tray, spread sheets of muffin paper, and pour in chocolate mixtures half way.
  • Pre-heat oven at 170 celsius and bake for 8-12 minutes.
  • cool down and garnish with white icing. Design may varry depending on your occasion.

Fruit Kebab


Fruit Kebab

Fruit Kebab

Fruit Kebab…………We have this fruit dish when my daughter celebrated her 7th birthday here in NZ. The photo was taken by a professional photographer and top blogger raymund of angsarap.net. He’s a good friend of mine. Well, Back to the dish, When you want something healthy to go with your kids party, cocktail party or any event, you can try this dish. It has no cooking required as you can just stick on a barbeque stick any fruits you want. It is very easy as your kids can help you on your preparation as well. hhhmmmmm good bonding for you and your kids. My lovely wife made this fruit kebab………….Lets go healthy!!!!

Ingredients:

Basically any fruits you want. I use the following

  • Strawberry, grapes, melon, honeydew, pineapples
  • Just cut the fruits evenly.

Enjoy!!!!

Home Made Louise Cake


Louise cake……. They said (the kiwi’s or new zealander) that this cake was originated here in NZ, It is a cake made of  thin butter cake base topped with raspberry jam and coconut meringue. Kiwi’s said it is a very old-fashioned cake made by elder people. Once you try a bite of this cake, you will never stop until you finish the whole slice. That’s why my daughter was there waiting for the photo shoot to be finished…………..Did you know that this cake is made with raspberry jam? Raspberry is a very good source of vitamin C and manganese.  This nutrient are both responsible for several crucial body processes, and vitamin C plays a large role in regulating and promoting health immune system malfunction………

Ingredients: makes a tin of 6 x 10 inch

Base:

  • 560 grams bakers flour
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 8 pcs egg yolk
  • 250 grams melted butter
  • 80 grams raw sugar

Filling:

  • 1 bottler of Raspberry Jam (about 350 gms)

Topping:

  • 8 pcs egg white
  • 1 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1 cup raw brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup for spread on top

Procedures:

  • In an electric mixer with stand and bowl, mix butter and sugar then add in egg yolk one at a time. mix well then gradually sift in baker’s flour and baking powder. Texture should be a little dry. Then transfer and lightly press into a baking tin with baking paper. Bake for 15 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius. Let it cool then spread raspberry jam evenly. set aside
  • In another bowl, mix egg white until fluffy then fold in sugar and desiccated coconut.  Spread over the cake with raspberry jam then sprinkle remaining desiccated coconut and bake for 20 minutes at 160 degrees celsius.
  • Let it cool and slice on your desired size, best with a cup of coffee or tea
  • Enjoy!

Ginger Cake


Ginger……. Aside from this is the name of my daughter, It is one of my favourite ingredients too. That is why I named my daughter “ginger”.  Back to the recipe, It is a recipe inspired from a ginger bread. The base is healthy made with oats and the topping is a creamy butter icing. Over all it is simply irresistible, love it!…………..Did you know that ginger  can also be used for reducing toothache and the discomfort which arises due to the infection in the upper respiratory tract due to its antibacterial and antifungal nature. Also used by pregnant women to ward off the morning sickness……

Ingredients: makes a tin of 6 x 10

  • 1.5 cup rolled oats
  • 1.5 cup bakers flour
  • 2 tbp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups desiccated coconut
  • 1.5 cups white sugar
  • 2 tbsp ginger powder
  • 400 grams melted margarine

Topping:

  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 150 grams butter
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp ginger powder

procedures:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients together except margarine. mix well using your hands with gloves. Then pour in melted butter and press into a tin with baking paper. bake for 20 minutes at 160 degrees celcius. set aside.
  • IN a thick sauce pan, using low heat settings, stir in topping ingredients. stir very well until melt and smooth consistency. top on ginger bread. Cut in desired size. Best serve chilled.

Vegetarian Savoury Muffin


Vegetarian……….The best vegetable muffin I ever invented. It is composed of carrots, kumara and potatoes with yougart, cheese and other flavours with a little surprise of cream cheese inside. Best consumed fresh from the oven with a side of butter and a cup of your favourite coffee or tea. I am hungry! Sounds like I want to eat breakfast now………………..Did you know that this muffin is loaded with vegetables. My favourite vegetable is carrot. Carrot are very healthy vegetable. Carrot has a strong cleansing properties that are effective in detoxifying the liver, so that the overall effective for acne that is caused by toxins from the blood. Carrot is also useful for treating uneven skin tones because of pigmentation. The vitamin A and other nutrients contain in carrot efficiently nourish the skin, prevent dry skin and other skin blemishes…………..

Ingredients: makes 12-15 muffins

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups self raising flour (may need more)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup cube potato
  • 1/2 cup cube kumara
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese
  • 1/2  cup yougart
  • 1/2  cup fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh milk
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper

Toppings;

  • pumpkin seeds
  • grated cheese
  • sesame seeds

procedures:

  • In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients wet ingredients together. mix well then add all ingredients except cream cheese.
  • Spray muffin tins/trays and pour in mixture halfway, add in cream cheese and cover with muffin mixtures then top with cheese, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. repeat procedures for 12 muffins.
  • pre heat oven at 170 degrees celsius and baked for 25 minutes.
  • Enjoy with a cup of coffee -flat white, latte and cappuccino or hot tea.
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