Here's one of the reasons I love visiting my aunt so much (apart from the generally awesome time I have chatting and lazing around). Baking! Like, serious baking. Her fridge is always stocked with yummy cupcakes and icing. And sometimes there are home-made chocolates too.
About an year ago, she decided to start baking professionally, and now she runs a bakery, XOXO Desserts, from home. Since she bakes on order, sometimes I get lucky when I'm there and can help her out. The last time I visited, we baked some [a few ;) ] cheesecakes, biscotti, and cupcakes. The best part was that all of it wasn't for her customers. ;) yum-yum!
So this time around, we did a birthday cake for a one year old. It was soo much fun deciding on shapes & colours, and playing around with the fondant. Here are a few pics of the cake:
|LOVE the butterflies!|
|how cute is this lil fella?!|
After we were done with that, she suggested that we do a smaller one 'for me to practice on'. So we did. And I would have totally messed up when putting the fondant cover over the cake if it hadn't been for her. Whew! Definitely not a piece of cake, that part! ;) The results?
|Pretty awesome! ;)|
|Wish all bugs looked so cute!|
|sparkle makes me happy! :)|
Oh, and we also baked some cupcakes. Chocolate ones. With chocolate ganache icing. [So were both the cakes.] Heaven, anyone?
I took the cupcakes to an iftar party at a friend's house. Since all of us were really impatient to attack them, there was no time to really pretty 'em up. It was an emergency of sorts. Hehe!
|managed to get one pic!|
And then I came back home and prettied up the remaining ones for my brothers and myself.
|Sisterly love. The best of it's kind. ;)|
For the record, Oshu and Dullu are not their real names. That's simply what mum calls them when she's feeling extra loving-mommy-ish. And what I call them when I
want to embarrass 'em feel extra loving. And I get away with it 'coz they know that I truly love them. And that I'm their only sister. So they love me back. Most of the time. ;)