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 […]

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…

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…

Diachotomy of a Whippy Cream

Whipped cream in India is a strange concept.  Personally, on most days, I would prefer fresh light whipped cream in the Indian heat over the super indulgent butter cream. However, the same hot weather makes it is stupendous-ly difficult to stabilize fresh cream to give us a good stable solid whipped cream. After hours of torturing my…

The Cake Journey

Years 2013-2015 brought a series of experimental cakes at the cost of my poor friends, family and then office colleagues. Some efforts were ambitious, some plain, some absolute disasters, some mini messed up – but almost ALL of them now with some awesome memories… Cataloging the journey and the lessons learnt: Pure Vanilla Cake, Oct 2012 –…