Friday, January 28, 2011

Lunar New Year Offerings – Double Happiness Mandarin Tangerine Cupcakes

This Lunar New Year, break away from tradition and give Mandarin Tangerine Cupcakes instead of the ubiquitous mandarin oranges! This limited edition concoction comprises a mix of mandarin oranges and oranges, resulting in a cupcake with a fragrant tang of Mandarin oranges minus the tartness you get from pure oranges alone. The cupcake base contains the juice of mandarin oranges, while the orange curd filling is made with both types of oranges, lending a sweet and piquant but not sour taste. Topping it all is a buttercream with more orange!

Minimum order of 12 which can be packed in pairs, or in boxes of 4 or 6 – just pick your auspicious number. Retails at $3.80 each from now till 16 February. Gong xi fa cai to all our supporters!

Confession: I must apologise for the unbecoming swirls of buttercream in the picture - was trying out a new decorating tip without much success. Have vowed to go back to my trusty 1M tip!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Green Tea Souffle Roll and Linus Van Pelt

This is taken from Okashi by Keiko Ishida and is one of my personal favourites. It is light and subtle, looks modest, is not too sweet, and is perfect after a hearty dinner when you feel like having something sweet but don't really feel like stuffing yourself all over again.

And here is something that I made with icing the other day for a Peanuts fan. Anyone remembers Linus Van Pelt, the kid who constantly lugs around a security blanket and sucks his thumb? (Well, if you do, it shows your age! Gotcha there.)

And here is the original picture.

Chinese New Year is around the corner. Do look out for some Chinese New Year inspired cupcakes on the blog soon.