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Super Mario Cake

Photos courtesy of Janis Ruby I would like to thank Janis Ruby for sending me these amazing photos! This was a vanilla chiffon cake covered, filled with vanilla buttercream and decorated with rolled fondant.   Size: 6" wide by 4" tall   serving size: ~8  Equipment used: Virgin White white rolled fondant Americolor gel food colouring:  teal, pink, red, blue, back, and brown Small cloud cookie cutter Letter cookie cutters round cookie cutter Sharp scalpel exacto knife How I decorated the cake: I crumb coated and covered the whole cake with teal vanilla cream.  Gel food colouring: Americolor in teal Printed out 2 clip art or coloring book images of Super Mario face.  Tip: use plain black and white images. I took one of the images and cut out Super Mario's face.   Then I rolled out skin colored fondant.    I the Super Mario cutout on top of the fondant, cut around the image, and place it on top of the prepared cake. I used the second image as template to cut out Mario's e

Pastillas de Leche - Filipino Milk Candies

When my family lived in the Philippines my mom would bring these back after our Pampanga trip. I miss them so much. I don't even know why I waited this long to make them. Also I have new appreciation for this candy. The amount of time it takes to turn milk into basically condensed milk is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. I could just use condensed milk but what's the fun in that.. Fun fact: Traditionally pastillas were made with carabao's milk. Be in the first to know about our new recipes, events, and promos by subscribing to our email and as a thank you we will  give you $10 off your next order.  Click HERE  to subscribe. For a custom cake price request click HERE .. *** Note: This form does not officially book your cake.  You will receive a quote within 48 hours.  At this point changes can be made and any additional details can be discussed. Pastillas de Leche   1 L 3% milk 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, extra sugar for dredging 3/4 cup skim powdered milk,

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

This is my version not in any way authentic. It's a very last minute attempt and I don't have the majority of the ingredients.  In this version the corn is just steamed.  Typically the corn is grilled to have that smoky flavor.  I think I captured the essence of this dish.  I hope you will give it a try. Adapted from Simply Recipe. Mexican street Corn 8 medium ears of sweet corn 1/2 cup Dahi 3% plain yogurt (Mexican crema is better) 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup minced cilantro 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 2 drops lime oil ( 2 teaspoons lime zest) 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/2 cup baby bell ( baby bell is a milder softer cheese ecause it's what I have, cotija cheese is originally used) Boil or grill corn until kernels are soft. Sauce: In a small bowl mix together yogurt, mayo, cilantro, garlic, ground chipotle pepper, lime oil and apple cider vinegar. Brush cooked corn with the sauce and sprinkle with cheese. Serve while it

Zucchini Curry Bread (Kare Pan)

My Take on the Japanese Curry Bread.  This curry bread's main ingredient is zucchini flavored by mild curry powder.  Bread stuffed with zucchini curry and dredged in panko bread crumbs.  So crunchy and satisfying, kind of reminded me of a savory doughnut.   Zucchini Curry Bread  For the Bread 200 g bread flour 2 ½ tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons olive oil 120 mL milk (vegan sub: almond or soya milk) 1 teaspoon yeast For the filling 1 medium onion 3 cloves of garlic Zucchini 1 medium sized potato Carrots 2 teaspoons or more Madras curry  ( or 2 japanese curry cubes) 1 tablespoon better than boullion chicken ¼ cup water Salt and pepper to taste For dredging 1 egg ( Vegan sub: 2 tablespoons aquafaba) 1 cup Panko bread crumbs Canola oil for deep frying Preparation Prepare the bread dough.  In a large bowl mix together bread flour, sugar, and salt. Then add olive oil, milk and yeast.  Blend everything together with a fork until dough clumps together. Knead the

Recipe: Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

I got carried away last night and made waaay too much pancit (Filipino stir fried noodles)..  What to do with all these noodles?  Well, make okonomiyaki with it of course!   What's Okonomiyaki? Okonomiyaki is a popular Japanese pan fried dish.  It's typically made with cabbage, batter, seasonings, bean sprouts,  green onions or leeks, then brushed with okonomiyaki sauce, topped with koupie mayo and bonito flakes.  Okonomiyaki stems from the Japanese words "okonomi" meaning "to your liking" and "yaki" meaning "cooked over direct heat".  So you can put whatever you like in this dish.  You GOT TO HAVE  the okonomiyaki sauce, cabbage, and the batter. Hiroshima vs. Okinawa Okonomiyaki I'll be making the Hiroshima style okonomiyaki.  It's different from the Okinawa style okonomiyaki we get in Edmonton in that in Hiroshima okonomiyaki the ingredients are in layers and it always comes with noodles while Okinawa okonomiyaki'

Special Black Forest Cake Recipe

I love it when clients gives me full artistic freedom AND special cake flavors.   I so so so wanted to crack this cake open to show you guys the beautiful layers of this cake, the rich chocolate cake, cherry cream layers, and the dark chocolate ganache.  A black forest cake heaven!   Here's what's in the cake.... The chocolate cake is drenched in sweet cherry simple syrup.  Usually it's spiked with kirsch liquor, this one is alcohol free.  I then filled it with cherry cream filling.  It's made by combining fresh whipped cream and cherry pie filling.  If you can find canned bing cherries get those instead. That's all the tips I can give you.  Try making it on a weekend.  Task a family member to make one component of the cake.  Simple syrup, vanilla buttercream, and the chocolate cake can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer. I give you...  BLACK FOREST CAKE INGREDIENTS For the cake 132 g cake flour sifted or 1 ¼ cups 1 ½

Easy Cherry Blossom Cake Recipe

It’s cherry blossom season! If you live in a colder climate like me, blossoms don't come until late spring.  That’s ok we can easily bake cherry blossoms into our cake.   I discovered this cherry blossom cake by chance and I immediately fell in love with it.  I knew I had to convert it into a quick and easy recipe with ingredients we can find at our local grocery store.  By the way this recipe is the “shortcut” version of Buttermilk’s “Cherry Blossom Cake (Inside and Out)”.  Get the original recipe here Cherry Blossom Cake | Buttermilk by Sam   CLICK HERE  to order my homemade, from scratch (no cake mix here), special  CHIFFON CHERRY BLOSSOM CAKE . Ingredients Source: Peace Tea Cheeky Cherry Flavored Tea I bought at Walmart.  If you can’t find it you may use milk or pure black cherry juice.  The cherry juice will add a hint of pink  into your cake.  If you don’t like that use milk instead.  The cherry flavored sprinkles I made from scratch and you can order it here .