Durian Cake

A durian cake to mark the blossoming durian season. Looks like a plain ordinary butter cake, but the fragrance travels far. Dedicated to all durian lovers out there!

To get to the fruit within, one has to first get past the thorns. Most of the time, others remove the fruit for you, but you'll be suprised to find out how much sweeter the fruit tastes when the thorns are removed by your own hands.

A parallel to life.

*Thanks to yeewon for the recipe!


Chocolate Chips Walnut Muffins

No breakfast for the morning, so mother goes:
"Eh, go and make a cake for tomorrow's breakfast."
And wheels start turning in my head and my fingers start to get itchy.
Wanted to make Chiffon cake but there weren't any fresh eggs. Without fresh eggs, the chiffon cake will not rise and it becomes chiffon kueh.
So Swiss roll or Muffin?


745pm to 820pm. I think I might try midnight/overnight baking eventually. As the world sleeps and awake to the smell of freshly baked.


Marble Cake

In an attempt to save money, I baked my own breakfast and recess. It was a great cake, but it can be improved. Wonder why the top cracked though, making the whole cake look so messy.

In any case, it's an amazing feeling to be able to make food to feed yourself. I feel so self-sufficient.

Had a talk today and was reminded that one should never give up on a passion. Because when the going gets tough and you feel like there's nothing left in this world to smile for, your passion will pull you through.

So I bake when there's joy and when there's misery, and of course when the body screams for me to. Which happens at least once a few weeks.

I will save for my thousand dollar mixer. Even if it takes a few years. Never give up.



Sometimes the happiest things one can do is to cook for the ones we love.

Simple joys in a complicated life.


Chocolate Marshmallow Cake 3

What better way to make the end of the common tests with a cake? So, Jeremy comes over to make a cake at 830pm on saturday, and then left finally at 1230am. Hope his friend will be touched and hope it turned out well.
I had to redo the sponge cake because I undermixed the mixture. Guess Im getting a little rusty. =/ Ran out of butter and had to use corn oil instead. Didn't like the taste though. In any case, we had much fun after that and fun includes:
Fried Calamari Rings for supper.
Roasting marshmellows over the stove. (What else to do with the leftover marshmellows?)
And cleaning up our MESS.
At the end, an extra 12 bucks added to my wallet.
Fun is primary, Taste is secondary, Money is tertiary. But somehow, without money, there wouldnt be taste and there wouldn't be fun. So how?