Sunday, August 29, 2010

Pet Society Theme Cupcakes

What?? two posts in one day??? is it a miracle?
I've been trying to catch up with all the cakes & cupcakes that haven't seen the light of this blog yet and so yeah.. two posts in a day..who knows i might post the third one in a few moment..(but if lunch are calling me, then sorry..two posts they are..!) ^^So one of my best friends from high school was going to celebrate her birthday with us friends, so we decided to give her cupcakes for her birthday. so we were thinking to give a Pet Society theme cupcakes, seeing how she really loves that very-popular game on Facebook where people from different parts of the world, different genders and ages, come together to play it, me included :)) She, can be described as the guru of Pet Society with our other friend as her apprentice.

So, i started to open my pet society account (after a long time) and researched on her pet character, and here's the result:

It's sooooo harrrdddd to create those little characters including the mayor, who supposedly the mayor of the society, and the logo which I had to hand crafted it carefully. But all those hard work paid off when we saw she was really happy with the cake. wheeeww...*wiping sweats* Here's a picture of her with the cake:

Ben 10 cupcakes

Which kid doesn't love Ben 10 cartoon, the alien-fighting 10years old kid with the famous omnitrix watch that turn him into 10 different shapes of alien with different powers and capabilities? My nephews are practically glued to television when it comes to Ben 10. Sure, the stories are great, the images are excellent, but let me tell you a secret, it's every bakers and cake decorators nightmare he..he..i mean, have you seen the shapes of all those aliens?

When i was to do a birthday cake for a 5 year old boy, my first question is always, what character does he like? and as expected, Ben 10 was the answer. So, racked my brain on how to do a good Ben 10 cupcakes and here's the result:

What do you think? My sister thought i did a good job and requested one for her son (no problem sis, i figured not much pressure coming from my own 3 year old nephew) ^^. But from what i heard, the 5 year old birthday boy loved it too. Yayyyy...i think cake decorators are alien fighting heroes too!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Red Velvet Cake & Cupcake Review

I don't really know what is it exactly that l like about red velvet. For some reason, I am always attracted to the radiant of its color, what ever the shape it comes, thus..the name of this blog. They are always so appealing. So when I was a local bakery and buying breads, I saw that they carried red velvet cakes, yaay!! You see, here I seldom see bakeries nor coffee shops carry red velvet cakes or cupcakes for that matter. So, I definitely bought that red velvet cake (plus they were already calling me :)) despite the price of Rp. 20,000 (about $2.20) per piece that they charged for that one little piece of cake, which made me all more curious. Is it really thattt good? Anyway, here is the picture of the cake :

The Verdict : It is thaaaattt goood!! I know that the picture doesn't do its justice, but you just have to believe me. The color is that exact red color that I like (some RV cake turns out to be dark red which is not really my preference). What I really like about this cake is they have chopped up walnut in its filling (I'm a nut lover), so it feels crunchy, in addition to that, the cream cheese frosting have, what i think, to be coarse sugar? because once your teeth sinking into it, you can feel little bit or crunchiness. It's hard to explain but how is that for an idea? I can only think one weakness of this cake: no chocolate flavor, but i guess that is how they get that bright red color.

On another occasion, i got a chance to eat @ this restaurant in Plaza Indonesia, a local upscale shopping mall famous for it's world-known brand like Louis Vuittton, Hermes, Gucci, etc. The restaurant itself serves mostly western food, famous for its thin & crispy crepes. It always packed with people looking to grab a bite or just simply hang out. They serves excellent fresh lemonade too while you are waiting to get a seat. Don't they just generous? ^^ Anyway, after our dinner, I always looking for a chance to try out new desserts and when I was looking their display, I just this lovely Red Velvet cupcakes. Of course, at that instant, other cakes and desserts were invisible to my eyes and I immediately ordered one to go. Here is the picture :

The verdict: For a shocking price of Rp. 40 or 50 thousand (I forgot how much is exactly), I feel that it worth a little off the price. Sure the cupcake was moist and all, but that was all about it. I would've expect more flavor or variance out of it, but i was wrong. The frosting was okay, the shape was cute and attractive, but no cheese flavor or any other flavor other than sweet and if you eat the strawberry on top, maybe a little bit sour. One thing that i like about this cupcake is the exact red color, and perhaps the shape of the frosting. But if you are in the vicinity, i think this cake will do good for a dessert, just don't expect many flavor out of it.

So that's all my review for red velvet cake&cupcake this time, folks. In the meantime, I will continue my search for more delicious red velvet I can get my hands on. Enjoy!