Nothing gets me going like a good recipe and a new dish to bake. The planning, the excitement when the dish looks like its working out, the joy of seeing my family and friends gobble it up and eagerly looking forward to what I can bake next, everything about baking makes me happy (the messy kitchen counter top aside :p) Here's a peek into my kitchen, my cooking, my wonderland.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Cream cheese snowmen

Goofy smiles
It's really cold out here and for once, I honestly thought, any colder, it would snow :D And speaking of snow, have I got a treat for you. I was on the lookout for visually appealing desserts, after my edible pencils and fondant bee run. That's when I chanced upon a picture of a snowman's head, edible and oh so cute. 
I decided to take it one step further and made snowmen and snow-women standing on a snow covered plate. What's more, I am sharing the recipe with you guys. Yes, the last few posts have been sans recipes, but I am making up for that :) 
This is a quick fix dessert as it is so easy to make and looks stunning. If you have kids around, get them involved in the process, it's just their kind of thing.

Mrs Snowman
  1. Cream cheese frosting (I've already posted a recipe for this on my older posts which you can find here).
  2. Marie biscuits crushed (About 10 to 15 should do. Place them in a zip lock bag and pound away with a chapati belan or whatever you have in hand).
  3. Your favourite frosting to cover the snowmen with.
  • Mix the frosting and the powdered biscuits together to make a rough dough.
  • Shape them into balls, a bigger one for the bottom of the snowman and a smaller one for the head.
Eat me before I melt
  • Chill in the fridge for about half an hour.
  • Flatten out the bottom ball a bit so that the 'head' can sit on top firmly. 
  • Whip up a bunch of your favourite frosting and roll the balls in it or pour the frosting directly on the snowmen, making sure to leave a puddle below to mimic snow.
  • Pipe on some coloured frosting onto the heads and bodies, decorating them however you like. 
  • Serve chilled.

Friday, 16 December 2011

To 'Bee' or not to 'Bee'

Hi 'Bee'autiful
Saw a pic of bees and looked around for inspiration online and found the perfect one. Forgot which one it is exactly, so I can't post a link here, but I hope the pics are enough to give you guys an idea :) 

Honey I'm home :)
These are my first fondant figurines and I'm mighty tickled by how they turned out, especially without proper sugar modelling tools. From the back of bubble spoons to bottle caps that matched the sizes I needed, it was a kitchen raid all the way :)
These lil bees make great cupcake toppers like so:
Sitting pretty
Or also add a charming appearance to a cake. You can be as creative as you want with them. Remember, store them in an airtight container if you plan on using them later. I tried making the cake look like a somewhat beehive and placed one cutie pie in the center. Try your own combinations and don't forget, let me know how they turn out. For any tips/queries, leave a comment and I shall gladly help you in any way I can :)
My makeshift bee hive

Friday, 9 December 2011

Edible Pencils

Frosty Pencils
Hit a creative nerve and came up with these beauties and I HAD to share them with you  :) Don't they look too good to eat? No recipe this time, just the pics :) 
Smooth Operator
Still perfecting these coloured pencils, so once I get them perfect, I might share the recipe with you guys. I currently have two versions of them. The frosty ones and the smooth ones. Do let me know what you'll think of them. Your comments are really appreciated :)
Keep them or eat them?