Friday, July 20, 2012

when it strikes, it really strikes!

The baking mood has really strike me. A few weeks ago, I found this pretty cake mold at Aino, Desa Park City. It is really cheap, only RM16.90. There is also a gingerbread man mold and another mold which I can remember but I chose this design instead. 

The next day, I was so eager to try it out so after picking up Babycakes, I took her to the Cold Storage to buy the cake ingredients.

 Look how happy she is in the trolley.  And here she is figuring out which part of the trolley is yummy. 

I was excited to bake but a bit too lazy to start from scratch so this came to my rescue. After all, it is a trial run for the mold.

I wanted to buy the grease spray but it is expensive for such a small can. I know I needed to make sure I grease all nook and cranny evenly so that the cake won't stick. I merely used butter and flour but I made sure I leave no spot ungreased. The cake mix requires minimal ingredients so after mixing it, I pour the batter into the greased mold.

Somehow rather the heat in my oven is uneven, as you can clearly see. I sprinkled some colourful strands on the fireflies and put a few drops of red colouring on the butterflies. I also put some chocolate chips on the bees.

 My bugs cakes, fresh from the oven. They come out perfectly clean.

I should have put the colouring and the sprinkles on the bottom of the cake as the bottom of the cake will be the top when you take them out of the mold. This butterfly's antenna has broken and gone into my mouth.

 Can you see the details? They look almost real, don't they?

This bee was without chocolate chips as I want a few pieces to be plain as it is.

And then last Saturday I was bored as hubby was away in outstation and I had a sudden craving for brownies so I went to the kitchen and whipped up a batch of walnut brownies. I've been eating them everyday and I'm getting fat. pfft.


PUAN THALHA : said...

wa..good idea jugak tu untuk naikkan seler anak makan. tengok cake comel-comel. :)

Izyan Darling said...

aah kan? mesti budak2 suka nak makan. nanti nak cari design lain pulak. buat jelly dalam ni pun boleh. janji kena rajin experiment.