Archive for October, 2008

Party Cupcakes

So I’m now known as “Miss Cupcake” because I always have cupcakes in tow whenever I go to parties. Instead of cooking a dish, or buying desserts, I bring cupcakes as my food contribution, and people seem to like it because of a few reasons: 1. Apart from supermarket type-cupcakes, store-bought cupcakes are really expensive, 2. No one brings them to parties, so I’m the original one in the bunch yay!, and 3. Apparently they’re yummy because I don’t scrimp on the frosting, or the choc chips, etc. So happy to get compliments for your hard work, eh? 🙂

Anyway, decided to bake 2 different types of cupcakes: basic vanilla with vanilla buttercream frosting for the oldies, and triple choc chip cupcakes with chocolate buttercream frosting for the kiddies. It was a hit. I think out of 24, only 3 were left? Hahaha!

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19 October 2008 at 11:38 am 2 comments

Transporting Cupcakes

One of the most dreaded part of cupcaking is not the actual baking itself. Rather, the transporting, carrying from one place to another, driving the treasured cupcakes – all that stuff – are the hardest thing to do.

Luckily, some genius out there has come up with a travelling companion in times of dire cupcake-transporting need. The universe was listening!

My auntie works for a large supermarket chain store, and bought me these just as they got delivered. Apparently, only a few boxes were delivered, and because they were $10 each, they were gone as a flash as soon as they hit the shelves. I love my aunt! 🙂

Cupcake Travelling Case – holds 24 cupcakes in a two tier 12 cupcake moulds

And then she said “Oh, do you need a cupcake tier as well?”. I already have 2 cupcake tiers and 1 cake stand, but they’re all made of fine china and I’m not really too keen on bringing them to parties especially when there are little kiddies running around and knocking things. Also, if you’re a cupcake fanatic like myself, you know fully well you can never have too many cupcake tiers!

So I said “Yes I’d love a cupcake tier too!” so she bought me another one. Yay! It’s perfect for when serving cupcakes in parties!

Plastic 24 mould 3 tiered cupcake stand for $10 – what more could you ask for?

Now all I have to do is find an excuse (ahem ahem… a party) to whisk them out and take them for a ride and some usage.

17 October 2008 at 10:21 pm 1 comment

Double Take

I wanted to try a different vanilla-base cupcake, just to see if it would be moist, dry, sweet, or just right.

Again, I forgot where I got the recipe from, but I’m pretty sure it’s in someone’s cupcake blog (I’ve been obsessively reading cupcake blogs lately!). I had too much batter, so I decided to halve it – one would be blueberry, and the other choc chip cupcakes.

Where’s the missing cupcake?

My sister ate it. It was still hot off the oven, and she and mum couldn’t wait to let it cool, so they ate it. Silly billies!

Frosting was a basic vanilla buttercream. I got to try the new piping bag and nozzle I bought at this quaint, small baking shop in Port Macquarie during one of my business trips there. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect nozzle, and I think I finally found it! It was well worth the $20, I reckon!

17 October 2008 at 10:13 pm Leave a comment

Basic Homemade Bagel with Blueberry Jam & Ricotta Cheese

I can’t really remember where I got the recipe from… I think it’s an amalgamation of a few different bagel recipes that I googled on the net. It really was meant to be a blueberry bagel, but I forgot to include the blueberries until I’ve already mixed the whole lot. Oops! It still turned out great with the blueberry jam I got from the shops (apparently, the jam’s from France, so yay! A touch of confiture to my bagel babies.)

Basic Homemade Bagel with Blueberry Jam & Ricotta Cheese

The bagels were cut in half and toasted, and served with English Breakfast tea on fine china tea set that I just recently bought that morning!

16 October 2008 at 10:33 pm Leave a comment

Basic Vanilla Cupcakes and Babycakes

Very Basic Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Recipe taken from nigella.com

16 October 2008 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Welcome to Sugarcream!

This is my attempt at documenting everything – every nook and cranny, every fine detail – of my newly found hobby, baking.

From cupcakes to cookies to bagels to cakes to cheesecakes, my love for cooking and baking have blossomed into a never ending journey to finding the right ingredients, the right tools, texture, and most important, taste.

This is my baking escapade, and I hope you enjoy reading about it as much as I loved baking it!

xo Trish

16 October 2008 at 10:21 pm Leave a comment


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