Gumpaste Sugar Flowers

So I attended a workshop about making Gumpaste Sugar Flowers last week and I really enjoyed the workshop! I think with enough patience and perseverance, you could easily master the craft of making gumpaste sugar flowers. Besides having passion on making these, be prepared to have the tools, molders, cutters, etc that you should have. I thought the tools that I'm going to use will be the same with making fondant, but I was wrong. There are tools that's specifically for making gumpaste and honestly I still don't have most of them yet. Some are quite expensive but you have to be creative coz you could definitely improvise like when you have to dry up the flowers, you could actually use apple or egg tray or spoon. With regards to the molders and cutters, I would definitely save up for those coz you would really need those on making gumpaste sugar flowers.

Anyway, below are some of my creations when I attended the worshop. I made, buds, leaves, lilacs, peony, anemone and rose flowers. I think I'm not too bad for a first timer right? :)





Hannah's Oatmeal Cookies

Hannah surprised me when one Sunday afternoon, she asked me if she could bake oatmeal cookies on her own. And she wants me to make a video of her while she's making cookies! Well, Hannah's quite fond of watching youtube with videos of kids doing different stuff like baking, reviewing toys or games, puting make-up so she wants to join the bandwagon haha! I already shared the video on my fb page so what I'm gonna share with you is the recipe we used for her Oatmeal Cookies which is The Pioneer Woman's Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookies. This is an easy recipe which I'm sure your kid/s could make.

Except for scooping the cookie dough and putting and removing the pan on the oven, she was the one who practically prepared the cookies. I really wish this would not be the last time she shows interest in baking.I want her to be exposed more about baking at an early age that's why sometimes I let her help me though it could be sometimes messy and slowed me down a bit :)

Here's her pic of her baked Oatmeal Cookies... She's cute isn't she? :)

Easy Beef with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce

I was craving for broccoli last weekend and I was thinking of making broccoli with oyster sauce but I thought we don't have any beef on our ref so when me and my mom went to the supermarket, I was about to buy beef when my mom told me that I don't need to buy coz we have beef on our freezer. Thank goodness, less expense for me, haha!

My recipe for Beef with Broccoli was basically different recipes I found on the net and I just combined it all in one. Then I just adjusted the measurements according to my taste. I may have to lessen the oyster sauce the next time coz it became a little bit salty.
Beef with Broccoli in Oyster Sauce
1/2 kilo beef cut into serving pieces
1 head broccoli chopped into florets
1.5-2 tbs oyster sauce
1.5 tbs soy sauce
1/4 cup water
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp cornstarch, dissolved in 1/2 tbs water
1 tbs butter
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:
1. Melt butter on a wok or pan.
2. When butter was melted, add the beef  and cook for 4-5 minutes.
3. Add garlic and broccoli and continue stirring until broccoli becomes bright green and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
4. Add water and simmer for 5-10 minutes.
5. Combine oyster sauce and soy sauce and cornstarch with water and sugar and pour into the pan, cook until thickened.
6. Add salt and pepper if necessary



Fruitcake Roons

I added these dessert for our Media Noche last Dec.31, 2015. I had this brochure from Del Monte Kitchenomics since I don't know when and it has recipes for the holiday season. I so wanted to make fruitcake since last year but I just didn't had time to do it. And I saw this recipe and it looked easy so I thought well why don't I gave it a try.

Well it tasted like a fruitcake, but the kids didn't like it, haha! I suggest don't buy local glazed fruits coz I didn't like the taste of it. Or add dates and more nuts like pecans or walnuts. I just added cashew nuts and I'm glad I added nuts coz the glazed fruits' taste are just overpowering.

Anyway, here are my fruitcake roons from Del Monte. Recipe below the pic...

Fruitcake Roons
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 can (439 g) DEL MONTE Fresh Cut Crushed Pineapple, well drained
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup glzed fruits
1/2 cup raisins
1 cup toasted cashew nuts, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp brandy (bought Emperador Light)
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup margarine
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp molasses
paper cups

Procedure:
1. Cook brown sugar and DEL MONTE Crushed Pineapple for 12 minutes or until dry. Set aside.
2. Sift flour, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
3. Mix glazed fruits, raisins, nuts, candied crushed pineapple, brandy and cinnamon. Coat with flour mixture. Set aside.
4; Cream margarine until light and fluffy. Gradually add white sugar then egg, blend thoroughly.
5. Add molasses and blend fruit-flour mixture with the batter. Drop 1 heaping tablespoon in each paper cups. Bake at 300'F in a preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until cooked.

Yield: about 36 roons on a 3/4 size baking cups

Yema Cakes Galore

Just wanna share the yema cakes I made. :)


My Fondant Cake Creations

Ever since I attended a Fondant Workshop last Dec. 2015, I can't get enough of it! I must admit that I don't have a talent on covering cakes with icing be it buttercream or boiled icing. So when I learned that there would be a hands on workshop for Beginner's Fondant, I grabbed the chance to attend.

Since I just started on fondants, my creations are just basic and simple. But I hope in time, I would be able to create something spectacular and beautiful. Anyway, the 2 tier baptismal cake(the one with the baby's pink shoes) was the very first fondant cake I sold, yey! :)

 The fondant cake I made for Beginner's Fondant Workshop

 Baptismal Cake for my cousin's son

 Our cake for Christmas

 First fondant cake I sold 

Spongebob cake for my nephew
 

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