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Homemade Dulce de Leche (Pressure Cooker Method)

Dulce de Leche, pronounced as dool-se-dee-Leh-che, literally means milk jam. This is a thick sauce which tastes similar to caramel. There are a lot of ways to prepare Dulce de Leche, however, I prefer the …

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Homemade Fondant

Though I bake and decorate cakes at home, I have never tried my hands at Fondant Icing. Last Christmas, my cousin who came from Canada, gifted a Gum paste flower cut out set. Every time I looked at the set, I was even more motivated to give a shot at Fondant Icing. April being a month of special occasions in our family, I zeroed in on D’s birthday and prepared fondant at home. On discussing with D, he asked me to prepare a Rich Chocolate Cake covered with Chocolate Ganache. All my hopes almost went down the drain till it…

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Pina Colada Cake

Today is J’s birthday. With D’s board exams fast approaching, I had totally lost track of the dates. Thankfully better sense prevailed yesterday morning. Though my initial plans were to make a cake with fondant icing, I had to scrap the idea due to lack of time. The cake I made was Pina Colada cake

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Chocolate Ganache Filling

Here’s the recipe of the Chocolate Ganache filling for Chocolate Tarts. This recipe yields filling for approximately 10 tartlets. You can find the recipe of tart shells here. Chocolate Ganache Filling

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Vanilla Pound Cake with Whipped Cream Icing

I really look forward to the birthdays of my boys, as it gives me a great opportunity to bake a cake and decorate it to my heart’s content. So this time, when J’s birthday was approaching, I took time out to deliberately choose the cake and the icing. If you remember, last time I had prepared the ch

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Cake Pops

Cake pops are such cute little treats to look at!! They come in various colours and designs. While making the cupcakes for the blog anniversary, I had made up my mind to make some cake pops as well and so had kept aside some cake and buttercream frosting. Making cake pops are pretty easy but the tro

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Coconut Cupcakes

Today, this blog completes one year. How time flies!!! My mind was preoccupied with the thoughts of my Dad’s surgery that I completely lost track of it. A reminder from wordpress put me back on track…Being the first anniversary, I had to make something special. The first thought was to make Pina C

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Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting/ Icing is a type of icing or filling, used inside cakes, as a coating, and as decoration. In its simplest form, it is made by creaming butter with powdered sugar, although other fats can be used, such as margarine or lard. Colorings and flavorings are often added, such as chocol

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Stabilized Whipped Cream Icing

I prefer whipped cream icing on my cakes as it has good consistency and is easy to work with. During my initial years, I always found it difficult to work with whipped cream, as it would turn runny after some time. Determined to solve this problem, I did some research and I realised that the problem

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Modelling Chocolate

Lately my favourite show on TV is ‘Choccywoccydoodah’. The way they sculpt beautiful creations on chocolates is just mindblowing. Such amazing talent!!! Truly inspiring!! I was so inspired that I decided to try out my moulding skills by making chocolate roses to decorate J’s birthday cake. As I didn

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