Mother’s Day.

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Hello everybody.

Happy Mother’s Day to all beautiful moms in the world.

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Today’s orders were all cakes, simple basic one with some strawberries, Italian cream, chocolate strawberries and daisies cake.

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All turned out elegant and customers are satisfied,hope you all enjoyed your day.

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Best Birthday Party.

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Hello everybody.

Yesterday we celebrated my nephew’s first birthday, our bundle of joy is one now.

Theme of the party was teddy bears, cake, cupcakes and all ornaments were brown and yellow. All done by my talented sister in-law, very elegant and cheerful.

I did the catering,menu was as follows :
# falafel rolls.

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# mini kibbeh.

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# mini burgers and baked potatoes.

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# salmon sandwiches.
# turkey and cheese sandwiches.


# mini baked corn dogs.

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# Italian cream cake.

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My sister in-law did quesadillas,lasagna and cheesecake pots and my sister made pasta salad.

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All was really delicious, we had great fun.

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Italian Cream Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Tomorrow we’re celebrating the birthday of two precious people, Mom and my cute bundle of joy, my nephew who turned one Tuesday.

I’ll make many things for the party among them is this amazing cake, been waiting for a special occasion to make it, so guess it’s the best time right?

Found many recipes on Pinterest and came out with this at the end.

Ingredients and method :
Cake :

# 5 large eggs.
# 1 1/4 cups suger.
# 1/4 cup light brown sugar.
# 1 stick butter.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
# 1 cup buttermilk ( 1 cup milk with a tsp of lemon juice in case you don’t have buttermilk)
# 1/2 tsp baking soda.
# 3 tsp baking powder.
# 2 cups flour.
# 1/2 cup roasted coconut.
# 1/2 cup roasted pecans.

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Frosting :
# 1 pack cream cheese or 12 pieces Kiri.
# 1/2 cup butter.
# 1 pack cream.
# 2 envelopes dream whip.
# 1 tsp vanilla. #half cup of roasted coconuts and pecan.

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# Beat sugar and butter till smooth and creamy then add eggs one at a time.

# add vanilla, buttermilk,baking soda, baking powder and flour consequently with the flour.

#add coconut and pecans and mix with a wooden spoon.

# pour batter in three greased small pans.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 25-30 minutes.

#Beat all frosting ingredients well till creamy then add coconut and pecan.

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#assemble cake and decorate as you wish.

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Chicken Pie.

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Hello everybody.

Have an order for a lovely friend, she ordered steak roll, chicken pie and a carrot cake.

A chance to make two pies cause kids love it and it’s been a while since I did it. Heart warming dish in this crispy cold weather.

wpid-wp-1448378769075.jpg this one was our lunch.

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Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order is for a crowd, three portions of chicken tikka masala and rice for a group of employees during lunch break.

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Dessert was a beautiful freshly baked chocolate cake with syrup on top, green ornament to match the company’s logo shape and color.

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Hope they’ll like it.

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Another Samoa Cake.

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Hello everybody.

It seems Winter is officially here, woke up to heavy rain and fog,strange in this time of year.

I was invited to a gathering with the loveliest ladies this morning and   various kinds of food was spread, salads snacks and appetizers alongside lasagna and potato pie.

I made a Samoa cake cause we had two birthdays to celebrate.

lovely gathering as usual, love you girls<3

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Toffee Cake with Butterscotch Sauce.

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Hello everybody

No intention at all to do a cake or dessert cause we’re all trying to cut down sugars , at least try, but my mother in-law gave these dates she didn’t like cause they ‘re too sweet so I thought i’d do this cake with them and send her most of it.

 

Recipe is easy so is the cake specially if you eat it with ice cream and sauce.

Ingredients and method:

  • 3 tablespoons butter.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 2/4 cup brown sugar.
  • 1 1/2 cups pitted dates.
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • 1 tablespoon molasses.
  • 2/3 cup boiling water.
  • 3 eggs.
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
  • 2 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 tsp ginger.
  • 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • 1 2/3 wholewheat flour.

* In a deep bowl soak dates,molasses,baking soda,ginger and cinnamon in the boiling water.

*Beat butter,oil and sugar till creamy.

*Add  eggs one at a time at a time then vanilla.

*Add flour and baking powder.

*Add walnuts and date mixture and mix with wooden spoon.

  • bake in a medium heated oven for 40-50 minutes or till done from inside.
  • Cool then serve with ice cream and sauce on top.

 

Butterscotch sauce:

1/2 cup brown sugar.

1 tablespoon butter.

1 pack cream

2 tablespoons maple syrup.

Mix all ingredients together and heat till heat till sugar dissolves then simmer for 2 minutes.

keep warm .

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Lemon Velvet Cake.

Morning everybody.

Did this moist fresh cake this morning for my mother in-law’s friend .

here’s the recipe:

# 3 eggs.
# 11/2 cups suger.
# 1/3 cup margarine or butter.
# 2/3 cup vegetable oil.
# zest and juice of one big lemon.
# 1 tsp lemon essence (optional)
# 1/2 cup yogurt.
# 1/2 cup milk.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
#3 tsp baking powder.
# 3 cups flour.

Frosting :
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 2 cups icing sugar.
# some lemon zest.
# juice of half a lemon.
# some milk.

Frosting this time was different

  • 1 pack cream cheese.
  • 2 packs dream whip.
  • zest and juice of one lemon.

Samoa Bundt Cake ( caramel Coconut)

Hello everybody.

Visited a dear friend this morning who had a big gathering and I did promise her to bring her something sweet so my search came across this elegant sort of easy cake that I decided to make right away.I love coconuts and caramel so guess combined will be awesome.

 

Don’t know from where this cake got its name,tried to look for the origin but didn’t find a clue.This cake is like a marble cake but with caramel and chocolate instead of vanilla.

Ingredients and method:

  • For the caramel batter:
  • 3/4 cup butter.
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 1 cup flour.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda.
  • 1/4 tsp salt.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • Beat all ingredients consequently and keep aside,

 

  • For the chocolate batter:
  • 1 cup sugar.
  • 1/4 cup oil.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 3/4 cup cocoa.
  • 1 tsp baking powder.
  • 1 cup flour.
  • 1/2 cup boiling water.

Beat all ingredients consequently till smooth.

In a bundt greased cake pan pour a small amount of chocolate batter then a small amount of the caramel and continue till all done.

Bake in a moderate heated oven for 40-45 minutes or till done.

cool then decorate with the following:

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk.
  • 1 tablespoon butter.
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1 pack cream.
  • 1/2 cup toasted coconuts.

In a pressure cooker cook the closed can of milk for 30 minutes ,cool and open carefully then mix with other ingredients.

decorate cake with this frosting then sprinkle roasted coconuts and chocolate on top.

Note: you can cook the milk in a regular pan but it’ll take more time of course.

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Caramel Coffee Nuts Cake.

Hello everybody.

Was invited to a small gathering last night at  my friend’s house and it happened that her birthday plus another friend of mine was a few days ago.

As always I did a cake for the occasion, didn’t know what to do at first,wanted something simple and nice then I came out with this one, cake was basic Nescafe cake,frosting was vanilla whipping cream then I decorated it with caramel and roasted nuts.

Final look was awesome and taste was light and yummy.

Ingredients and method:

* 5 eggs.

* 1 big spoon Nescafe dissolved in 1/2 cup of water.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 1  1/2 cups sugar.

* 1 cup vegetable oil.

* 4 tsp baking powder.

* 2 cups flour.

* 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup almonds for the croquant.

* whipping cream.

* extra Nescafe in water for the cake when done.

* beat eggs with sugar till creamy then add vanilla,oil,Nescafe,baking powder and flour alternatively.

* bake in a medium heated oven in two small baking tins for 30-35 minutes or till dry from inside.

* when cooled, place one layer in serving plate then add some Nescafe on it.

* cover with cream and croquant then add other layer and repeat.

* decorate cake with anything you have .

*Croquant :

* heat sugar and almonds till it caramelize.

* pour in a well greased pan till cold and stiff.

* crush or use food processor to make fine crumbles. ( it actually resembles glass :) )

* leave in fridge to settle before serving.

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