New Shanghai

After taking a break for nearly two months to recover from the cruise, we are finally continuing our food journey in Brisbane. Our first stop was New Shanghai. It is a new dumpling-style Chinese restaurant located at Queens Plaza. It has the same oriental style ambience as some other dumpling-style restaurants, with a window to … Continue reading

Chocolate Indulgence Birthday Cake

My recent cake work was for a 21st birthday celebration. I was told that the birthday girl loves chocolate and her favourite colour is mauve. I made a chocolate mud cake, layered and covered with chocolate ganache. As if that is not chocolatey enough, it was topped with white and dark chocolate shavings. The cake … Continue reading

Baby Shower Cupcakes – Baby, Pram and Booties

Last week I made some baby shower cupcakes for a mum-to-be who loves Tiffany Blue. Since she is having a baby boy, this colour scheme fitted perfectly. I got a 3-tier acrylic cupcake stand for the display and did three different designs. With the help of 2 other friends who wanted to learn fondant work, … Continue reading

Square Cake with Pink Damask Stencilling and Pink Rose

Everything started to come together in the last class. We covered the cake that was ganached earlier with fondant. It was a very tricky exercise especially with the sharp edges that needed to be taken into account. It was definitely harder than a round cake! With great patience and some (a lot of!) help from my teacher, … Continue reading