Sunday, June 10, 2012

Can you tell me how to get..

.. how to get to Sesame Street?

I love bright and colourful cakes, so when I was asked to do a Sesame St themed cake for a 2nd birthday I already had in mind bright yellows, reds, blue and green!  The father was delighted when he came to collect it (as I hoped he would be) and I'm trying to ignore the fact that Big Bird's head is the wrong shape, Oscar is bigger than Cookie Monster and that I put so much edible glue under CM's butt that from the top down, it looks like he's peed himself!

Let's look at it as the whole being more than the sum of its parts =P

Oh, and my KitchenAid mixer seems to have held up well - it feels so much lighter than the Breville one I had, and I was afraid at times that I would break it whipping up butter and shortening for the buttercream frosting for this cake, but the beaters still spin yet!  I love that it's so quiet.  Let's hope it stands the test of time.  Much more baking to come!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Out with the old..

Goodbye my trusty Breville 16 speed digital handmixer. We made many cakes and desserts together over the past 3 years.  I'm sorry the 454 gm of partially softened butter I threw at you brought you to your doom =(

In the meantime, hello my new friend.. I hope you live up to your name - I'll be testing you out this weekend =D

Slow learner

Not that starting a blog with bloody bandaids was what I had originally intended, but you work with what you got, right?

I have many, many kitchen toys and one of my absolute favourites is my V-slicer.  For those who've never seen one (this isn't mine, but mine looks exactly like this): 

It makes quick work of shredding, slicing and julienning vegies and as a bonus, thumbs too! (I actually sliced it 2 days ago but accidentally took off the healing skin while I was trying to unwrap my scarf - ow..!)

Nothing a little bandaid can't fix =)

It just means pressing spacebar is a little.. uncomfortable..  but lesson to be learned here people (from a seasoned veteran at slicing my fingers on this thing) - use the freaking handguard!