Saturday, July 23, 2011

HCB: Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake + Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

Rose's Heavenly Cakes:-
Page 58: Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake  
Page 117: Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

Not only have i seem to lost my mojo in baking, i seem to have lost my blogging mojo too.  Lately, i have no idea what to say after i upload the photos...LOL! 

I was suppose to bake the no-bake cheesecake which is suppose to be on schedule but i can't find whipped cream cheese anywhere in the supermarkets.  I thought i've seen it before though.  But this week, i can't find it anywhere!   So i ended up baking 2 cakes..because i couldn't decide which one to bake for my church fellowship gathering.   I also made Jell-O Roll Ups, recipe shared by my flickr friend Kim who has a blog called The Partiologist.  Not only does she decorates awesome cookies, she does the best table setting and party food for her parties!  I don't know how she comes up with all these wonderful and creative ideas! 

 Swedish Pear & Almond Cream Cake 

This cake is pretty easy to make.  However I had to make a trip to the baking store to buy a box of 300g almond paste which i only used 56g.  Shop auntie advised me to get the valrhona brand.. i didn't know valrhona has almond paste..i thought they only sell!  

One side of the cake (1/4 part), the pear didn't sink but that's also because i messed up when i put in the almond cream. The rest sank down the bottom quite nicely.  

Verdict:  I find it a bit sweet. Perhaps it's the almond cream.  Everyone at the gathering said it's nice but on the sweet side....but that's also the fact that many locals here doesn't fancy sweet desserts or rather too sweet desserts,  so in comparison, i have a sweet tooth by our local standards..LOL!  

 Chocolate Velvet Fudge Cake

I love this cake. It's so chocolatey and moist and so soo delicious!  Best of all, it's soo easy to bake.   Definitely my to-bake-again cake!   Great texture, delicate crumbs and not too sweet too. :)

I'm in love with my new heritage! I've been finding excuse to use it...:)  

Jelly-O Roll-ups 

This is such a fun and pretty dessert!  And so easy to make.  Recipe can be found here at Kim's blog:-  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

HCB: Marble Velvet Cake, Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake, Rose Red Velvet Cake

Rose's Heavenly Cake
Marble Velvet Cake, Page 52
Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake, Page 49
Rose Red Velvet Cake, Page 83

I've just moved to my new apartment and that's the reason why i've been so 'quiet' and not baking much. I'm trying to get into the mojo of baking..since everything seems to feel out of place..and I take double time to find my stuff...   So far, i'm loving my new oven and my new kitchen.

I've baked these cakes but haven't found time to blog about them because somehow i'm still unpacking some of my stuff. Not sure how i managed to accumulate so much junk in my tiny old apartment.

Marble Velvet Cake

Marble Velvet Cake

Apple-Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Rose Red Velvet Cake

VERDICT:  All 3 cakes are equally delicious.

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