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Tres Leches Cake

Now this is a first!

For Americans/Canadians, this is probably a very common cake, but for us down-under, it’s very rare!

I for one have never heard of it, never seen it at restaurants or cafes, and no one I know has heard of this cake.

This was my first order through Neighbourly website, and they were game to try this cake they’ve heard so much about (I’m guessing they didn’t hear about it in NZ!)

For those like me who’s never heard of it, it means 3 milks cake, and the 3 milks consist of cream, evaporated milk and condensed milk.

The cake is drizzled and infused with the 3 milk and iced with chantilly, sounds indulgent or sinful? You decide 🙂

As strawberries were commonly used to decorate this cake, I’ve added them to the layers as well as used as topping – apparently the cake was a hit!

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Doraemon Cake #3

Continued from last time’s Peko Cake, they seemed to like it so much that they’ve placed another order, this time for their son’s birthday, and have asked for exactly the same cake (strawberry filling with vanilla chiffon cake) but replacing Peko with Doraemon instead.

Consistency becomes the key! Had to make another cake that tasted just like the last one and it’s not mass produced, I had to trace back to see what I did?

The filling was filled with strawberries that I bought and soaked in syrup until they’re tender and juicy, then laid them all evenly between the slices. I wish there’s a photo of the cut-up cake to see the strawberries inside!

Nonetheless, they had provided a picture of Doraemon for me to use, so this isn’t exactly the same as the previous Doraemon cake I’ve made.

and….here it is!

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Peko Strawberry Chiffon Cake

Had a very different and “current” order a few weeks back for a cake with Peko, a character from the new Japanese Doraemon movie, on the top of a strawberry chiffon cake.

She’s probably one of the very few people in NZ who actually KNOWS of this character, and after further discussion, I found out that the birthday girl Abby has recently returned from Japan, so this explained why!

They ordered a 7″ round cake, and we discussed to have defrosted strawberries as the filling (as middle of winter isn’t exactly strawberry season in New Zealand) which turned out quite well! Although next time I will change the colour of the writing…

Here’s their feedback:

Just perfect! Great experience dealing with this gifted person. The kids loved your cake, absolutely recommended.

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Floral fruit cake

So I’ve made some Asian fruit cakes (ie. soft springy vanilla cake with fresh fruits on top) and although my 1st attempt was pretty good (see here) my second attempt was way below my own standard and I felt quite bad for the customers I made it for, I thought I should rectify my album with this 3rd attempt!

Tony has been a loyal customer who’s ordered a couple of times from me now, and this time it’s for his mother in law’s birthday. She wants something colourful, fruits with lots of flowers coming down to the sides (his exact words) so I made an attempt to have flowers coming down to the sides! I played around with a popular decoration technique specifically in the Taiwanese Taro cake, although it’s not as pretty as I had hoped (purely technical problem) but hey, it’s not too bad right?

I’m glad I made it so colourful, it really wasn’t as busy as I thought it would, and it was well received yet again, thanks Tony! (The Chinese characters reads “Happy birthday”, which was also requested by the birthday girl!)

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Sheep cupcake

Yes, I’m very excited to announce this new style of cupcake decorating!

The Frank Kitt Underground Market has a “Wonders of Wool” theme this weekend, and after thinking about it for uh…I dunno, 40sec, I thought I should attempt to make cupcakes to the theme too, and what better to make it like sheep?

After some research online, I’ve decided to try it.

I must say I sort of deliberately use the green cupcake paper too, for the grassy look!

It looked absolutely adorable I was so excited that I ended up making an army of them!

I’ll see how they go at the market, maybe I’ll keep selling these, and gradually add more animals!


New cakes for sale

It is interesting to go back and see my post in Feb and discovering that I’ve managed to produce different cakes every week, for that variety and testing my imagination (also to keep returning customers interested)

Every week I find out that certain products are very popular, and some not so. Then the following week, somehow the products that were popular the previous week suddenly got left aside while other products are snatched up quickly.

The doggie cookies, for example, sold extremely well the first week, then the second week no one was interested. 3 weeks later, suddenly everyone wants the doggie cookies again.

There’s one week when I suddenly had heaps of customers who needed gluten-free products! What were the chances?

The ones that have been constantly popular are definitely the mini cupcakes though. It’s the cuteness of the size and the little gummy bear sitting on the top, I have decided, that makes people go “awwww!!!!” and just had to try one.

Here they are!

 

Aren’t they cute? The blue cup is chocolate brownie, red one is strawberry, and the green one is vanilla.

I sell quite a few of these every week, and I am planning to add more flavours for all to choose!

 

Another popular cake of mine, which is my absolute FAVOURITE carrot cupcake recipe, is this one:

 

Unfortunately I haven’t mastered my Japanese Cheesecake (chiffon cheesecake)’s presentation, so I feel a bit embarrassed taking photos of them, but they’re also among the most popular cakes I’m currently selling, which means I will continue to sell them!

New addition to the pantry is my attempt at Rainbow Slices (based on the Kueh Lapis, or Indonesian/Malaysian thousand-layer cake, but my version) which has a very rich and dense texture, took me a good 7-hour work, and here it is:

I will not be able to attend the market for the rest of April, but will be back the very first Saturday in May, so don’t forget to come and try some of these cakes! 🙂


Disney Cars Cake

This is my first cake sold on TradeMe! I was very excited to have an order placed through trademe, and the birthday boy’s mother had requested a “Disney’s Cars” theme, with lemon chiffon cake, strawberry jam and whipped cream as filling.

The cake was 7″, and was gladly received by the birthday boy 🙂

Feedback: Thank you so much. Awesome cake. Our boy loved the car design and the cake was so light. Would recommend to all and will certainly be back in the future.


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