Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Art and cupcakes

I have drawn this picture many weeks ago, to make it as some sort of logo or trademark for my baking items. Perhaps I would modify it a little bit as time goes by. This is just something that I have done out of the blue, using borrowed colour pencils from my son. It was fun any way..... It sure looked that I;ve enjoyed myself very much...out of amusement of my son... (hahhaha)

Classic Simple Chocolate Cake

Close -up of the frosted cake

Classic Simple Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate cakes would never fail to impress children and kids. What's up with chocolates and children anyway? Well, I do not know the answer. I have baked this chocolate cake with kids on my mind. Using my prized muscovado sugar ( I always have fond memories of muscovado sugar- having discovered its specialities when I was a student in the UK), melted chocolate and Hershey's cocoa powder- the cake is just what I have expected it to be. Since my young clients do not have the sophisticated taste buds to savour the ever upper class red velvet nor the royal creamy cheesy cakes , I really cracked my head to come out with a good never failed to impress chocolate cake. So, there lies the challenge of impressing young teenagers. I've found this recipe in my own recipe book, it's been with me for more than 12 years. And I've guessed this is definitely a winner on its own. My young clients have finished up the whole cake within an hour, and there were definitely no left overs. Even the adults had to sit back and watched the moments when those young teenagers savoured the cakes. I was happy to see that as I knew that young clients were not easy to be impressed. I have frosted this chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries, coloured sprinkles and large chocolate buttons and it really made an impact with the kids. Happy kids made a happy baker, as they say.

P/S: I could not share the recipe, as the typing went haywire after I have spent some time to type it out, and finally, I have to delete it. So, the recipe will be shared in the next post, if time permits.


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