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LOL Dolls

Handmade fondant LOL doll with fondant lollies...

Doraemon for "J"

J be like 😲 for his surprise Doraemon cake.  I love his reaction!!  

Po-Po-Po-Po-Po-Poker Cake

Ahhh my Po Po Po Po PP Poker Cake (sung in the tune of Poker Face by Lady Gaga)..  It's a challenging one.  I was sweating bullets while I hand drew the King and Jack of Hearts.  I was saying to myself "why"  I should have just bought the molds for it.  But hey!  Look at it.  Doesn't it look more special this way.   What I did is:  Took a bit of white fondant and dip it in tylose. Kneaded it a bit to combine the tylose into the the fondant.  ***Tylose will allow the fondant to harden a bit so that you are able to color your images with edible markers.*** Roll out dough into about 1/8" thickness and cut them into two rectangles. Your rectangles should be proportional to the width of the cake.  For oversized cards make them 1/3 of the width (the shorter side) of the rectangle cake Printed an image of the King and Jack.  The images are too large so I ended up etching the images into the fondant with an etching tool.   Etch out the letter "K" on top left co

Pumpkin Pavlova

This month's #homecookbattle ingredient is #pumpkin.  I went with pavlova, meringue based desert and then I filled it with pumpkin mouse.  Recipe is down below.  Happy baking!

Braised Duck Siopao (Bao)

I joined #homecookbattle and #duck happens to be the theme ingredient this month. I'm for many challenges and this is THE most challenging because ducks creep me out (crying emoji). Siopao is a steamed bun stuffed with something savory or sweet. In this case it's stuffed with braised duck. It turned out better than I thought and it reminded me of the Filipino pork asado siopao. Pineapple Braised Duck Siopao (Bao) Filling: 1 young duck large pieces or duck breast is better about 1 teaspoon of olive oil for frying 1 medium sized onions chopped up in the food processor 2 tablespoons garlic 540 mL can of crushed pineapples 1/4 cup (or more) of oyster sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1/4 cup or more dark soy sauce 1 cinnamon stick 2 tablespoons sugar salt and pepper to taste Dough: 300 g all purpose flour 60 g cornstarch 2 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast 75 g sugar 1 tablespoon cooking oil 150 mL water NOTE 1: If you buy a whole duck only cook the breast, duc

Tiger King Cookie

Hey there! This is my Tiger King cookie I turned a simple shortbread  into the Tiger King, Joe Exotic!   At a time like this I just want to do something fun and new.  Cooking decorating is new to me.  A little rusty but over all not bad.   I used shortbread as a base cookie.  It's buttery and not too sweet.  Perfect pair with the already sweet royal icing that I am using to decorate the cookie.   This shortbread recipe has only 3 ingredients: flour, butter and icing sugar.  Everything is whipped together on a stand mixer and then chilled for 15 to 30 minutes. Whipped Shortbread 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups cake & pastry flour or all purpose flour 1/2 cups icing sugar Preheat oven to 325 F.  Combine butter, sugar, and flour and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (10 minutes or less).   Gather up dough into a circle,  then flatten with the palm of your hands.   Wrap in plastic wrap.   Chill in fridge for 15 to 30 minut

Pilipit - Filipino Twisted No Yeasts Donut

Pilipit is a Filipino style donut.  It has a crunchy outer shell and a soft inside.  It is similar to bannock or elephant ears.  These are similar to donuts and leavened with baking powder.  Traditionally coated with sugar or glazed I coated mine with powder sugar kind of like their elephant ears counter part.  But you know what they are perfect on their own without sugar.  The dough is sweet enough to hold on its own.   The ones that I made are for some reason soft on the inside.  I'm certain it's because I rested my dough for more than 30 minutes instead of the usual 15 minutes.  If you guys want more crunch in your pilipit just proof it (resting stage) for 15 minutes or less. Pilipit Ingredients: 2 eggs 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil 2 cups all purpose flour ( add a bit more if the mixture sticks to your hand) 3 tablespoon of milk ( add more if final mixture is dr

Twisted Donuts - Yeast Donuts

I have been craving for these chewy, spongy doughnuts.  I like them coated in just plain sugar, icing sugar or cinnamon sugar! yields approximately 2 dozen Ingredients 1/4 cups lukewarm water 1 tablespoons yeast 1/4 cups sugar 2 tablespoons shortening 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup hot water 1/2 cups milk 1 eggs, beaten 3 1/4 cups flour Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.  Set aside. In a large bowl mix together sugar, shortening, hotwater, salt, and milk.  When milk mixture cooled down mix in beaten eggs and yeast mixture. Gradually add flour, 1/2 cups at a time.  Add a bit more if dough feels sticky. Refrigerate for 30 minutes up to 1 hour Shape donuts to desired size. Fill pan with olive oil. 2" deep. Heat up oil. Fry up donuts in medium low heat until golden brown. Sprinkle with sugar or any topping you like.

Tyler the Creator: Odd Future donut

This yeast donut took the whole day to make.  Multi tasking my way around the day so I can create this delish awesome treat.  Everyone is at home self isolating.  Running around making 3 meals a day and snacks is a lot of work!  It turned our really well so proud of this! I also made a video just make it easier for everyone to follow along.  Watch it with your kids and partner.  Bond while baking.                                     For those of you who prefer the recipe format.  I screen shot some of the scenes. You can shape these in whatever shape you want.  You don't even need a cookie cutters.   Simply roll out your dough into desired thickness and shape and then cut them up into little rectangles.  It's so easy!