Baking the Pokemon. 

‘Grown ups drink their coffee, do their grown up things.. But kids?! Kids listen!’    – Phoebe Buffey This was my first cake for an actual kid.. to be cut for a kiddie birthday party.. and it was a fairly intimidating task! This road to completion for this cake was especially exhausting. It was just […]

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Simple way to make 2-D Fondant Characters

Fondant cake toppers are beautiful to look at and more importantly can be made ahead of time, so you always have some room for creativity. This is a basic method which worked really well for me using the simplest of tools: What you need: Rolled fondant – I prefer marshmallow or store-bought* Gel Colors –…

Fairy tales & Cheese cakes

One of reasons I love the Harry Potter ‘literature’ is because of the amount of appreciation it bestows on ‘Death’. Despite being everyone’s inevitable conclusion, it is the ‘When?’s and the ‘How?’s which make ‘Death’ such an intimidating, overwhelming and somewhat of a dark force. And then we have gems like Harry Potter (books- not movies) or Piku which provide…

Chocolate Mousse Trials

There are a few things sweet that my carnivorous husband and I agree upon. One of them is decadent delicious chocolate mousse. Wanting to try out light velvety soft chocolate mousse, I was drooling over all the pictures that google offered. However, most of the mousse recipes seemed very different from each other – egg, butter,…

Diwali Diya Barfi – Sugarless Date Diyas

After the last foray into the diwali diya‘s, I wanted to try something a little bit simple yet rustically authentic – those beautiful simple brown lamps which adorn the balconies during diwali. When the target color was brown, it was natural to think of dates. There is something absolving about cooking with dates – like…

Decorative Barfi – Flowers & Henna

With all the experiments in baking, some of the learned skills turned out to be transferable for Diwali sweets too! If I haven’t said enough in my previous posts, I dislike fondant. I believe it tastes terrible despite being PURE SUGAR. The only redeeming quality is its modelling ability for making pretty flowers, cartoons, angry…

Coke. Float. Freeze.

Keeping to the childhood summer tradition of spending time on ambitious projects – almost all of which involved freezing something – here is a quick simple summer-Popsicle idea which can bring back some old memories. As an additional plus, this can keep your kid-chefs distracted for an entire day! What you need:  Vanilla Ice-cream in the…

Tulip Garden (Patch)

There were a brief couple of days in my past when I nursed a Silsila hangover. I had seen it for the first and only time. There was something so outrageously scandalous about the movie as well as Rekha’s breath-taking beauty, that I was still in the zone. Inevitably, the mind spend sometime in the wintry…

The Sweet Revenge Cake

Jun 2013, Hyderabad: Newly engaged, a much more naive me had baked a birthday cake for my “non-dessert-appreciative carnivorous” fiancee for the very first time. After the customary appreciative-song-&-dance later, the carnivore in my life casually mentions, ‘you know, the cake was really great – but next year can you cook something in chicken?!’ I firmly…