Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s tutorial time!

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Who wants to stay indoors when the weather is this awesome in Dubai! So I thought why not have today’s tutorial out in a garden? Well, almost anyway … I’ve created a ‘garden theme’ for today’s cake tutorial where the main focus will be on 3 things .. rolling out fondant on a cake, fondant butterflies, and fondant flowers! So grab your sun screen and shades, and lets head out to the Bake-a-logue garden 🙂 …. Click Here to view the tutorial

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

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I was talking to my sister yesterday, and she was telling me about salted caramel cupcakes and how amazing they are! I was a bit apprehensive about baking them at first coz I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan of caramel. The irony is I was thinking all this while actually sipping some Starbucks Caramel Frappuccino. I didn’t even have to think twice after that and gave it a go … so the the recipe for today is going to be Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes! I’ve actually frosted them exactly the way I like my Caramel Frappe! :). So are you going to have yours with or without cream? (the popular question we’re all asked at Starbucks). Click Here to view the recipe …

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Ready to meet our Stars of the week?

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A big thank you to our ‘Baking Stars’ of this week – Raisa Hasan, Ridhima Yata and Linda Stegane. It has been an interesting one as this week we received 3 different kinds of entries … Lets have a look at what was baking in each one’s kitchen …

Chicken Cases by Raisa Hasan: 
Meet our ‘Baking Star’ for today – Raisa Hasan for baking these mouth-watering savouries called Chicken Cases … this looks like a divine tea-time snack and we absolutely love the presentation as well! Thank you so much for sharing this with us  .. Am sure I’m not the only one who wants one now ..

ImageKitKat Cake by Ridhima Yata: 
Our next ‘Baking Star’ is Ridhima Yata .. I got a call from Ridhima a few days ago to ask what she should bake for her friends b’day .. when I suggested KitKat Cake her first response was “no way! I can never pull that one off” .. but luckily I convinced her to go for it .. and just have a look at what an awesome job she has done! Moral of the story? Never underestimate yourself .. if I can do it then I guarantee so can you! Am super duper proud of you Ridhima .. feels quite rewarding when one of the Bakealogue recipes is put to the test and succeeds! 😀

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Barbie Cake by Linda Stegane: 
And we have another one from Norway .. Meet Linda Stegane, our final ‘Baking Star’ for this week. Linda made this gorgeous-looking Barbie Cake for her friends birthday! That cake must have taken a good few hours Linda, but it’s all so worth it as it’s simply WOW! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. 🙂

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And with that, we wrap up this weeks ‘Baking Stars’. If you would like to be a part of this, then all you have to do is email a pic of what you have baked alongwith your name to thebakealogue@gmail.com. If you would like the recipe for any of the above then do let me know. I’m sure our ‘Baking Stars’ would be more than happy to share it.

Have a great weekend!

Cupcake Black Tie Event

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Got any plans for the evening? Our cupcakes are off to attend a Black Tie event tonight, and they are very appropriately dressed for it too! :)) But before we get to that, just wanted to take a minute to thank each and everyone of you for sending me such positive feedback about the ‘Tutorial’ section. I couldn’t stop beaming much to my husbands horror :). However, that was yesterday and am back today with a brand new tutorial .. so now you have not 1 but 2 things to practice,practice,practice, and impress all over the weekend! Click Here to view the tutorial …

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It’s time to take it up a notch ….

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Now that we’ve known eachother a little while and learnt all the basic baking skills, thought the time was right to move on to the next level … fondant decorating! This is something I thoroughly enjoy doing .. yes, it can be quite time-consuming but it really gives you the chance to be creative. So today i’ll be launching a brand new section on The Bake-a-logue by the name of ‘Tutorials’. And to kick off the first session I’ve chosen to do rose cupcakes. Think it might be worth reminding here that I’m not a professional baker and so the end-product may not always be ‘perfect’ but hopefully ‘inspiring’ 🙂 … Click Here to view the first tutorial

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And our ‘Baking Stars’ for this week are ….

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A big thank you to our ‘Baking Stars’ of this week – Tine Johansen, Samiya Sharif, Tabassum Sattar, and Aafia Mubashir – for sharing pics of their delicious baked goodies with us. Curious to see what they baked? Lets have a look …

Cupcakes by Tine Johansen:

Meet our ‘Baking Star’ Tine Johansen from Norway for baking these divine-looking cupcakes! What a fantastic job with the icing, and the colour combination is super-cute too. Bet these were all gone in minutes, or rather seconds! Thank you so much Tine for sharing this with us!

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Giant Cookie by Samiya Sharif:

Samiya Sharif baked this scrumptious-looking Giant Cookie. We are thrilled to hear they were a big hit at your tea party! Thank you so much for trying out one of our recipes .. you’ve done an amazing job and it truly does look like a proper pizza cookie! Thanks for sharing Samiya 🙂

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Vanilla Cupcake by Tabassum Sattar:

Just finished dinner and need some dessert? Well this cupcake made by our next ‘Baking Star’ Tabassum Sattar looks perfect! You gotta love the presentation .. it’s simple yet the colours used are strong enough to make quite an impression! Thank you for sharing this with us Tabassum!  

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Black Forest Cake by Aafia Mubashir: 

Our final ‘Baking Star’ for today is Aafia Mubashir for baking this gorgeous-looking two-tier Black Forest Cake for her anniversary. Wow Aafia, you’ve really gone out of your way with this one, and we can see the hard work you’ve put in! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Happy Anniversary from The Bake-a-logue team!

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Book Munch – we finally have a literary cafe in Dubai!

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Whenever it comes to working on The Bake-a-logue, I always prefer a nice cosy cafe with a quiet corner, where I can plan out the blogs weekly activities . Well today, not only did I find the perfect cafe, but one that was full of inspiration as well. I’m referring to Book Munch – the first literary cafe in Dubai located on Wasl Square. Click Here to read the full review …

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