Homemade Marshmallow – so sweet

I have bought all the ingredients and tools for ages and always lack the courage to go ahead to actually make it.  Turned out it is indeed brain dead simple to make and taste completely different from store bought.  It is likely more expensive to make your own then buying but this is totally worth…

Danish Pastry from Baking with Julia

“Baking with Julia” is very old cook book but it is is still very popular because the recipes inside just work effortless perfect!  If you crave buttery puffy pastry don’t want to be bother with the tedious process of making many many foldes.  You really should give this recipe a try!  This recipe will yield…

Gingerbread House Building Contest – the prep

It was many many moon ago when I last built a gingerbread house.  It looked ok but it was just boring to build that house on my own because no one else was interested.  It was a lot a ton of work.   I still haven’t given up this idea, so this year I have…

My Very First Cake Pop

Making cake pop is a ton of fun. Even thought my first try did not turn out very successful, I am not discouraged and I will certainly continue to keep making more because it is just so much fun to plan with food. I did not really plan to make cake pop. I just found…

Cookie Decorating 101 – Royal Icing

Royal icing is actually really simple and cheap to make.  Here is a step-by-step recipe showing how to make it! Ingredients: 2 1/4 cup of sifted icing sugar 1 tablespoon of egg white powder 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar 4 tablespoon of water Kitchen-aid stand mixer is not required but it is really useful…

Planning and preparing a very ambitious and fun cookie baking party

I have brought  in a lot of Christmas cookies into the office and also send out as gifts to friend last year.  Those cookies had received very good response.  A couple of the co-workers were asking me teach them to make those cookies.  Before I know it, there are already five “students” signed up. Here are the list…

Mac madness

I have been madly baking batches after batches of macarons in preparation of large order of macarons in only 16 days.  I will need to make 100 orange and green tea mac for as wedding bakery snack.  It is easy to make a decent batch occasionally but make consistently many perfect looking macarons is insanely difficult! I…

Creamy Icing (for cupcake and wedding cake)

I learned this recipe form a Wedding Cake Decorating.  It is pretty easy to make.  The texture & taste is better than wilton cake decorating course provided recipe.  It is still easy to pipe and handle.  Give the following recipe a try and see if you can create some cute or fabulous looking cupcake for mother’s…

The World of Cookies

This past few weeks have been very busy at work.  Hence no blog post update for a month.   I am so glad that even in a very busy week, I could make time (by getting up before 7am and going to bed after 4am) to take my 3rd baking course “The World of Cookies”…

Artisan Bread Baking – Bake Around the World – Ethnic Breads

I really love my previous French Mousse Cake Course, so I have to go  back to Pastry Training Centre of Vancouver more baking course!  This time is artisan bread (Bake Around the World – Ethnic Breads).  I do frequently bake bread but I usually take a lazy short cut using my bread machine to make…