Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sugar Roses

My friend showed me this video and I've decided to try it out...

So I made this 3 tier cake for Kiana's birthday party.

I made it with 3 different cakes, banana cake, vanilla cake and carrot cake.
I've always wanted to try a cake like this.. I am happy with the result

Here's my chocolte cupcakes..and the video

Our Clas Act Angela shows you how to make delicate sugar roses! We've searched the country to find the most useful people and now our team of Clas Acts are here to give the UK fantastic useful hints and tips Clas Act Angela Slater demonstrates how to make a sugar rose! Find out more about Clas Acts!/clasohlsonuk?fref=tszx

Monday, February 11, 2013


Today, is a very special day. I get to go shop like crazy, and hubby actually approved. Today I did not clean. I did not cook. I get special treats. Today is a special day. I wish everyday is like that, dream on.

Zellers was closing today. Everything was 80-90% off. I had so much fun shopping. I think I have shopping addiction. I will have to wait for another Zellers to close now, so I can go back and shop one more time. I think I am well-stocked for birthday presents and Christmas presents now.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Steamed Tofu

 My friend asked me how to cook tofu the other day, actually there's a lot of people who wants to try tofu but don't know how to cook it. Tofu doesn't taste anything by itself, it has to add to something, or add something to it to bring the flavour in. This is a very simple and healthy dish that we used to make.

You can get the silken tofu for this dish. Todu comes in different texture. First of all, fry sliced shallots in olive oil until golden brown. Then add the oil with the shallots on top of the tofu, as in picture below, and let it steam for about 15 minutes. Tofu is already cooked, so you just really want to warm it up.

Steam it on the boiling water, as in picture. I add some dried shrimp and green onions in, but not everyone likes the taste of dried shrimp, and not forgetting soy sauce. You can eat the tofu with rice, and some other dishes.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Macaroni and Cheese

This is another one of my favourite, especially in the winter. It's easy to make, and it's one of my comfort food (because hubby makes them.) He added bread crumbs on top, it's delicious! Gotta take a pic before it's all gone.

8 oz. elbow macaroni, or 2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni
¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup flour, all-purpose
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups Cheddar cheese (medium), grated(8 oz.)
1) Preheat oven to 375°F.  Cook macaroni as package label directs; drain.
2) Meanwhile, melt butter in medium saucepan.  Remove from heat.  Stir in flour, salt, and pepper                       until smooth.  Gradually stir in milk.  Bring to boiling, stirring constantly.  Reduce heat, and simmer mixture 1 minute.  Remove from heat.
3) Stir in 1½ cups cheese.
4) Pour macaroni into a 1½ quart shallow casserole dish.  Pour in sauce and mix.  Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.
5) Bake 15 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.  Serves 4 to 6.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mung Bean Soup

 Mung Bean soup is very easy to make. It's suppose to help cool down the body heat. I myself have a little sorethroat, and runny nose, so did Noah, so I decided to make this. All you need to do it put them in the pot and boil it. On the right is chrysanthemum tea, also work to cool body heat.

 Chrysanthemum tea only takes about 30 minutes to cook, and I added rock candy sugar to it, actually to both of the pots. Cook the mung beans in medium heat, and only add the sugar when it's almost cook. Took about an hour for the beans to get soft.

This is how it looked like when it was cooked. Kiana loves it. It's god for toddlers too. It has a lot of protein in it, you can also grow bean sprout with the mung beans.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Beyblade Cake

So this is it, the cake that my neighbour asked me to make months ago. Can't believe how fast time flies. I wanted to make something better, but this is what I made. I wish I had more time to make. Hubby was away for 6 days, so I can't do much with 2 young kids clinging on my legs all the time.

They like my vanilla cake so I made one for them. I  made the fondant beyblades ahead of time, so it will be harden. I put another fondant over the plate to let it dry and harden for the beyblade's stadium. I just cut out the sides of the cake, and wrapped it around the fondant (bowl) and then put icing on it to seal them together. I used yellow because I don't want to use too much red food colouring. The last time I made the firetruck cake, I used the whole red colouring, yellow doesn't need as much. I'm not a big fan of food colouring.

So this was it, the simple cake that I made. I hope that he liked it. I really hope that I have more time and energy to make something more special, but I tried my best. Hope he'll have a wonderful 8th birthday, on the 8th.