A stroke of genius!

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Baking different flavoured cakes at the same time just got a whole lot easier, thanks to this amazing ‘Individual Cake Portion Silicone Mold’. Whoever thought of this idea is a genius, and the one who gifted it to me (my sister) a gem! :) Came in real handy for me today, as have friends over and it certainly made my decision of what to bake them a whole lot easier … So lets see, there’s a slice of lemon cake, vanilla cake and chocolate fudge cake in there! :D I’m clearly excited about this .. why wouldn’t I be? Baking just got a lot more fun!

Assorted Cakes by The Bakealogue

I Scream,You Scream, We All Scream? Not Ice Cream :p

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As Dubai weather continues to play games with us (sometimes hot, sometimes cold), thought it was time to bake something similar! So what you think looks like ice cream is actually cupcakes with frosting made to look like an ice cream cone! Pretty cool idea eh?

This is a great baking activity to get your kids involved in before hols end. Place ice cream cones in a muffin tray. Pour the cupcake batter a lil more than half full (don’t get carried away as it will overflow then). Bake in your pre-heated oven at 175 degrees for 12-15 mins. Once baked, make a small slit at the base of the cone to let the steam escape. This will prevent your cone from going soggy. Once cooled, add frosting or topping of your choice!

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

How many hearts on this cake?

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I love birthdays! Baked this pink themed birthday cake for my friend who happens to love hearts! Can’t wait until she cuts it to discover the cake is pink too …. I was strictly warned not to add any numbers on the cake to disclose the age, so I thought I’d be a lil’sneaky and just add the same number of hearts instead … you’re not going to start counting now and get me into trouble, are you?? :p

Birthday Cake by The Bakealogue

Looks can be deceiving!

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If you think you are looking at a picture of doughnuts, then look again …. what you’re really looking at is a cookie shaped like mini doughnuts! Tricked you, didn’t I? smile emoticon Gotta love how deceiving these cookies look! smile emoticon Stumbled upon this recipe on the internet today, and it looked like such fun, so gave it a go straight away. The cookie dough consists of very basic ingredients that takes seconds to put together, and is then piped out into mini rings before being baked … and then starts the fun part when you can let your imagination go wild to decorate!

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Serving: 24 mini doughnut cookies

Ingredients:
All Purpose Flour: 3/4 cups
Caster Sugar: 1/4 cup
Eggs (large): 1
Unsalted Butter (melted): 4 tbsp
Baking Powder: 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence: 1tsp
Method:
Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius. Line your baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the melted butter, caster sugar,vanilla essence and egg until well combined.
Add the all purpose flour and baking powder to the mixture. Continue to mix until all the ingredients are well-combined.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag. Pipe out approximately 24 mini doughnut rings on your baking tray.
Bake in your pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges start to turn a nice golden brown in colour.
Allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.

New Arrival in town ….

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News Flash: discovered a really nice place for breakfast at Taste Kitchen in Mercato Mall, Dubai. Popped in for breakfast the other day and really enjoyed their ‘Home baked Granola with Whipped Yogurt and Mixed Fruit’ … Had no idea using freshly whipped Greek Yogurt could make such a difference to the dish! Will be going there again soon for lunch, which is when I’ll do my proper review of the place … and judging by the number of people who were walking in at the time, I’m sure I won’t be disappointed! Give it a try!

Breakfast at Taste Kitchen, Mercato Mall, Dubai

Breakfast at Taste Kitchen, Mercato Mall, Dubai