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Brownies with decor

Brownies are so easy to make and rich in flavor.  You just need a bite to satisfy your sweet crave.  Brownies come in different style: cake-like, fudge, or just plain brownies.  People has gotten so creative in 'Pimp my Brownies'.

Here are mine,
sweet just with sprinkle of powdered sugar and a slice of strawberry
easy with a rainbow gummy

cute with M&M lady-beattle and a swirl of peanut butter

The best of the best CAKE POPS book

You all know who the Cake pop QUEEN is: Angie Dudley.   I fell in love the first time I saw her website and diligently visit her site for new ideas.  Her blog is so easy to follow and her pictures are so gorgeous.  On top of that, she is funny.  Here is Angie's book.

Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks, and Recipes for More Than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats
Cake pops by Bakerella

Now Wilton also has a book covering cake pop.  I just found out about less than 5 minutes ago :).  So many good pictures and amazing 'outside the box' idea, beyond the regular round shape cake pops.  If you are into cake pop like me, you have to have this book in your library.

Wilton Pops Sweets on a Stick Book, Softcover
POPS! sweets on a stick! by Wilton

Pudding Mousse Cake vs. Champagne Mousse - same different

I was in the mission to use leftover egg white I've had in the refrigerator.  The only thing that came across my mind was 'Kue Puding Busa' (translation: Pudding Mousse Cake).

First we need to make the chocolate sponge cake.  Here's the recipe:
4 eggs
7 T confectioner sugar
2/3 C self rising flour
2 t unsweetened cocoa
2 t melted butter

Pre-heat oven at 400 F
Beat with mixer eggs and sugars.
Add flour, cocoa and mix with spatula.
Add butter.
Bake for about 8 minutes or until springy.

To make the Pudding Mousse, you'll need:
2 egg whites
2-1/2 C milk
1 package Agar-Agar
3/4 C sugar
pinch of salt

Mix Agar-agar with 1/2 C milk.
Heat 2 C of milk.
When the milk is almost boiling, add sugar, salt and Agar-agar mix.
Bring to boil.
Meanwhile, beat egg whites with mixer until foamy.
Pour liquid into the egg and stir.

Then, I came across this recipe 'Champagne Mousse' which has friendlier ingredients from the book Chocolate (mini cookshelf) that I got when I was in college.   I just love the size, simple recipe and pictures in this book.  It was $2.99 back then and I just saw it used on Amazon for 2 cents :).  By the way, and the mousse is similar to Pudding Mousse.

Chocolate by Jacqueline Bellefontaine
 To make the Champagne Mousse, you'll need:
 2 egg whites
1 envelope gelatin
3 T water
1-1/4 C Champagne
1-1/4 C heavy cream
1/3 C confectioner sugar

Mix gelatin with water until spongy.
Place the mix in a bowl and place the bowl over a pan of hot water.
Stir until gelatin is dissolved.
Add champagne.
Whip the heavy cream.
Fold in the champagne mixture
Beat egg whites until foamy.
Add sugar and beat again.
Fold in the mixture.

To assemble:
Cut the cake with round cutter, or just simply square.
Place cake on the container base.
Pour the mousse over.
Refrigerate for 2 hours or so.

You can eat it plain or with fruit cocktails.

If you are adventurous, try this sauce.
We call it 'Fla'.  I think the texture is like eggnog.
1 egg yolk
1 C milk
sugar to taste
1/8-1/4 T corn flour dissolved in 1 T water

Mix egg with milk.
Heat it up.
Add sugar.
When the mix boils, add corn flour until desired thickness.
Let it cool and add rum.

Fla and pudding are my best friend.  I like to eat it with canned fruits and shaved ice.  And maybe add sweetened condensed milk and the rose flavor syrup.  This summer  will make it for sure.


This pancake is unusual.  It's the low calorie version of Terang Bulan aka Martabak Manis.

My favorite: Pancake with chocolate and cheese.

A thousand layer cake - Lapis Legit

Check this out ! It's unbelievable ! I give all thumbs up for the baker who successfully  bake this cake.  It is called Lapis Legit.  The side view is similar to Petit Four.

Kue Lapis Legit
I have never appreciate this cake until I started baking. This cake took a lot of effort to make.   Here is the steps: You pour one layer, wait for it to bake, then pour another layer, wait, pour, wait, pour until you satisfy with the height.  Sounds like a lot of work that is why I have not try making it, but it's in my list to try..some day, one day or probably no day.
The taste is very rich.  I only need 1-2 slices and I am good.

If you are curious to know how to make it, I  found a good online tutorial for you at Madbaker.

Good luck and let me know what you think.

Fruit Salad - BIONICOS

 Bionicos is a fruid salad served with sweet sauce and topped with coconut, raisins and cereal.  It's kinda look like McD's fruit and yogurt parfait.  Perfect dessert for kids :) minus the rum.

Funnel Cake

Who doesn't like Funnel Cake?  Just the smell of it at the carnival makes me justify the long line and price with the smell and taste of it.  Funnel Cake is a fried dough topped with powdered sugar and strawberry preserves (sauce).

I was craving of Funnel Cake since Thanksgiving.  Last month along the way to the grocery, I saw a church function with the sign' Funnel Cake'.  Hallelujah! Immediately, I made a U-turn and bought one.  $5 each, the cake was overflowing the plate. 

Last night for whatever reason, my husband and I were carving for Funnel Cake so I decided to make one.  The recipe is similar like the dough for Fried Banana.

1 egg and 1 C milk.  Beat them together with whisk.
Mix 2 T sugar, 1-1/4 C flour, 1/4 t salt and 1 t baking powder.
Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix with spatula.
Pour dough in the ziplock bag and snip the corner.
Heat up oil to deep fry.
Squeeze a continuous zigzag motion horizontally and vertically onto the heated oil.
Deep fry for about 2-3 minutes each side.
Sprinkle some powdered sugar on the Funnel Cake.
Add strawberry preserves if you will.

You can add plantain banana to the dough and deep fry it.  Or, serve the funnel cake with Dole banana  topper.  They are equally delicious.

Enjoy !!!

Garden theme cupcakes

I was thrilled when I saw picture of these cupcakes... They are so cute.  Just wondering when will I be able to make these.

Look at the bees and lady beetles.  They are so cute.
Not too long, these cupcakes have stolen someone heart too.  Yes I said.