Thursday, July 16, 2009

My first ..........

BAKING!! It never come across my mind i want to learn how to bake, because i think baking need a lot patience, i don't have patience, but i know you're going to said why i got patience to do "bento" hahahhaha. Maybe i should said i don't have interest to do baking.

It about one and a half year move to the "new house", there is an oven at home, but too "high tech" till i don't know how to use it. In fact no one "bother" want to use it, till lately, out of the blue, younger sister in law got the passion want to do baking. Now almost everyday we got cake, cup cakes to eat at home. hahahhahahahhaha

I got myself some Wilton silicon bear and silly feet cups from Sie Choo during my trip to Hong Kong. I told myself one day i must try to do the "simple" cupcakes on this silicon cups.

Tada!!! Last night, i bake my FIRST cupcakes on my own, instead of using the traditional way, i use cake pre-mix. :) Easier to understand and easier to do also. After dinner, i start my "project", a bit blur on how to use the "mixer" to blend everything together. hahahhahah, so silly right. My boys were excited too, looking at me, and ask me, "mummy, you "make" cake? I want to eat" Two of them, busy in out in out the kitchen, or maybe they are worried their mummy really cannot bake!! On the other hand, i was busy reading the instruction and also monitor the "mixer" and at the same time also have to entertain my two boys. Finally, all done, i slowly spoon the mixer into the silicon cups and i remember my colleagues told me don't put "full" it will over flow (they are good in baking, so i get some tips from them too).



This is the mixer in the cups before transfter them to the oven.

While waiting for the cupcakes, i do the frosting too! I got the recipe on how to do the frosting from my sweet colleagues, it sound easy, that's why i'm trying it. I want to do lemon cupcakes, but i'm scare i fail it, so i start with butter cupcakes first and with lemon frosting. :) Doing frosting not that difficult i think, just add icing sugar, egg white and some lemon juice. I let the mixer do the mixing, while i'm checking on my cupcakes and do some cleaning. It blend quite some time, but it still watery, did not become "foam". I got a bit fed up, but i still let the mixer run.

My cupcakes done, here is the result..................................................................












so ugly and most cups are over-flow and become odd shape!! My sons saw the cupcakes and tell me "mummy, i want ELEPHANT cake!!" The mixer overflow and become like an elephant trunk!! That's why my sons said elephant cake. :( Very sad with the outcome, and i check the frosting, it still not become foam, i thought of throw it away, but i still not give up, i still let it blender. Taste some of the "cake" that drop on the tray, it taste ok, not so hard, although, the top part of the cupcakes like burn, maybe i didn't get the oven correct. My sons and their cousins are excited want to try the cupcakes, i told them let me do the "cream" first, while waiting for the cupcakes cool down. Not long after, i took a look at the frosting, i can see some "foam" i got excited!!! I let it blended again, using high speed, less than 5 mins, i took out and overturn the bowl. TADA!!! I'm success!! The "foam" didn't fall out from the bowl (this is the way to check, i forgot i read from where) I quickly put the frosting in the freezer let it chill, so i can apply it on the cupcakes.


Finally this is the result...the not so nice cupcakes cover with frosting and with minimal deco! hahahahhahahahhahahahhahah






I will try again, hope i can do it better next time, after getting the experience this time.

20 comments:

coffeesncookies said...

GOOD JOB ANNIE !!!!!
So, when are you baking for us ? :)

Wena said...

Pretty! :)

Baking cupcakes is easy. The recipes are simple enough that you just have to mix the ingredients and that's it.

BTW, do you know that your site is giving out pop-up ads? Or is that intentional?

2ma said...

i love ur baking cups. so cute!!! anyway, nice attempt!!

Irene said...

ur cupcake cups are sooooo cute, especially those with legs! hehehe...

mommy to chumsy said...

hey, they look good!!! pls make some next month, ok? ;)

Charmaine said...

Cupcakes, a great start for a new baker. I think baking is easier when compared to those amazing bentos you've made. Correct measurements are important. Learning about your oven is critical too because each oven is different and soon you will learn how to adjust temperature. Good luck Annie! I am sure your boys and family appreciate your efforts. Next time, they want to help too.

jazzmint said...

wah u are really cooking up a storm

Anggie's Journal said...

:P
Try again, and practice again ... u will fall in love later .

BTW< the bear silicon cup is very cute ... must be expensive cos from wilton.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Good job and not too bad for a first timer!

Wonderful Life said...

Nevermind... try again lo. Don't give up ya. Gambatte!!

lw said...

are you smitten with baking now? hehehehe :)

Lil' Monsters, Inc. said...

Hey, I really thot u can bake since u so good at bento-ing! Looks ok what, not ugly. Anyway, once eaten, they won't be pretty anymore, hahaha!!!

Mummy to QiQi said...

haha...annie, baking is addictive u know, welcome to baking world :)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

Not bad lah, for 1st timer :) Next time, put the tray lower and it should prevent the cracking, or set the temperature about 10 degrees lower :) I love the moulds - where did you get them from?

LittleLamb said...

i like ur accessories...:)
btw, for my first time, i use those pre-mix..so cannot go wrong..

anyway try again..u r very persistent one....i know i know u r cos llook at ur bentos....its so great!

MK mummy said...

I like those cute accessories.

Try again and I am sure you can do it. YOu have conquer bento, now it is time to conquer baking.

jacss said...

hey hey...welcome to baking word, haha, finally u set yr hands on cakes, LOL!!
it's so entertaining reading yr first time...i can imagine the "loon-loon-chun-chun" scenarios!! keep it up...the moulds do made the cupcake looked cute!!

slavemom said...

The silicon bear is extremely cute. Wow... vy good 1st attempt. Got frosting samo.

laundryamah said...

wahhhh very good lorrrr for first attempt!! gar yau gar yau!

IMMomsDaughter said...

Well done. At least you dare to try. LOL. I've never bake cupcakes myself!