Thursday, December 29, 2011

When was the last time you said " I love you"

Cadbury's Ad -

Cadbury - Meethe me kya hai",

Hats off to creativity of this ad that conveyed the meaning in a very subtle way. But I just love that guy and gal in the ad. What an awesome expression !! He could make a great actor and the expression on his sister's face is EPIC.....
(From a comment in Youtube)

Cake Decoration and Icing classes


Start something new in this year. It's time to graduate to cake icing and decorating with the level 1 butter cream icing lessons. In this 2 day course you'll learn.
  • Basics of Buttercream Icing
  • How to use decorating bags, tips and couplers
  • Cake iciing techniques
  • Cake leveling
  • Practice sessions on using the star tip
  • Icing practices
  • Learn to make butter cream icing
  • Guidelines for basic Cake Design
  • Rose making
  • and more...
If you are a beginner, these basic instructions and practical sessions will help you get started on the art of butter cream icing. For more details,you can call me at Ph# 9379398865.
Marina

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Christmas Breakfast

Appam, Veg Stew and Plum Cake 
Another Christmas season with another set of delightful memories.I started Christmas morning with our traditional Appam and stew menu, along with plum cake.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Carrot and Date Cake

Carrot and Date Cake
Master Chef India
Right after watching the Master Chef India final, I'm updating this blog.

In the final duel between Shipra Khana and Salma Shazia Fathima, the single mother Shipra Khana walked with the coveted title of MasterChef India 2. In the final contest, she made a dessert and named it Noor-e-Parda. She prepared it with Carrot and Date Cake recipe, along with garam masala, and covered with a veil of sugar. Shipra made changes to the original carrot and date cake recipe and presented it so well to become the winner of second Master Chef India.

I got goose bums listening to the strong words of Shipra Khana & her message to other women in India. Moreover, who can forget the good gesture by the beautiful runner-up Shazia from Bangalore. She shared her 10 lakh prize money with other three contestants.

Kudos to the Master Chef finalists. Now check out the carrot and date cake recipe.

Ingredients for Carrot and Date Cake:

2 eggs
1 cups sugar
3/4 cups vegetable oil
1 cups grated carrots
1 teaspoons vanilla
1.5 cups flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
½  teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/16 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
½  cup chopped dates or raisins


Preparation:
  1. Beat together eggs, sugar, oil till it forms a froth
  2. Now add grated carrots and vanilla and beat well
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.
  4. Gradually add to carrot mixture and beat to blend well.
  5. Fold in dates or raisins.
  6. Bake in a greased 7-inch pan at 200° for about 30
Try out this winning recipe, and pls leave your comments if you have any ideas to improvise it

To the Master Chef in you,

Marina

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Telma's Strawberry Mocktail


My Mom made this refreshing Strawberry mock-tail (Strawberry with a dash of orange juice and lemon juice) . She served while I was taking my baking class. Both me and my student enjoyed sipping this delightful juice

Strawberry Mocktail 
Taste of this Strawberry juice also rhymes with this wonderful song - Summer Wine - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood. You can listen to this awesome vintage 60s classic and let me how you enjoyed this song!


Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things

I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
And sang song that I had only sang to just a few...


Cheers,

Marina

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate - Birthday Cake
I got another order to make birthday cake. Usually I make pineapple or black forest cake for b'days, but this time I went for Death by Chocolate cake ( Devil's Cake) for this chocoholic fan.

This is a one and a half size cake and I billed Rs 650/- a kg. I think it's reasonable price for death by chocolate cake. So, if you're reading this post from Bangalore, then please refer my name to your friends or family. Also tell them to give me two days time to order death by chocolate cake.

Thanks,

Marina