Baking failures

So it is not like I haven't been messing about in the kitchen at all, but that the little I have done hasn't resulted in much good.

I have been trying out some cake recipes, mainly in preparation for Bun's 1st birthday. The thing about cake is that I can get a whole bunch of photos without worrying about my food getting cold. However, a nice photo does not mean the cake tastes good! (or good enough for me to write about!)

At this point, I have to thank a few friends and a kind neighbour for accepting my not-so-great creations. Otherwise, my fridge would be saddled with more cake than we can consume!

Therefore, sorry, I don't have a recipe to share yet, although hopefully I will soon, given that her birthday is coming up in a couple of days! Gulp.

A lychee mixture squashed between some failed sponge cake:

Keeping it simple with sweet mango and toasted almond flakes:

Don't ask:

Do you like my new, bright pink cake stand? It comes with a transparent dome cover too. I got the stand+cover for a steal (S$10)! Mighty pleased!

Speaking of buying stuff for the kitchen, I have been told that ToTT is having a Mother's Day Sale till 12 May! There are discounts of up to 30% on a selected range of products, including special bundles.

Go check out the sale if there has been something you are eyeing. I wouldn't mind this elegant Boska Cheese Knife Set!

ToTT's opening hours:

Mon‐Fri: 11.00am‐9.00pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 10:00am‐9:00pm


lilsnooze said...

The mango & almond flakes cake looks really good and delicious!

What a nice cake stand at a great deal!

I realised I've not baked for a long time. What with the cooking and all, the last thing I want to do is to bake and wash more things!heh.

Yuling said...

They don't look like failures to me! I love them!

And ha, I got the same cake stand at the same price too! They are left with only green ones now - i managed to get the last pink one! It's used for R's cafe though, haha.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

The cake itself didn't taste that great too :( Too dense and egg-y. I know what you mean about washing up. For me it is also about taking out all of my equipment! My kitchen is small, so I have things kept in high (or low) cabinets and need to pull out loads of stuff to get everything I need =P But it can be rewarding, as you know! :)

Oh! How funny! When did you get yours? I got mine last week (or maybe the week before, can't rem now), and I was told I got the last pink one too! Hmmmm.... But we have good taste, huh? Haha

Yuling said...

I got mine last Friday! I took the display set! From Cluny Court right? I'm not a fan of green, especially that green!

mummybean said...

that mango cake looks delicious! i think you're being too hard on yourself. good luck finding the perfect recipe for Bun's birthday! Can't believe she's going to be 1 already!

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Janine said...

the pink cake stand looks fabulous! may i know where you got it at?
as for the sponge cake, i suspect the dense-ness might be due to overfolding, but I'm sure you'll come up with something beautiful for bun by then!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Looks like we were both told we got the last (and display) set! hee hee! Yes, the last I saw they only had a bright green left.

The cake didn't taste that good though! Will try again. May fall back on a good ole chocolate cake if all else fails. haha

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Oh, thanks for the tip! I bought the cake stand at a shop in Cluny Court - sorry I didn't quite take note of the name. It is on the 2nd floor, furthest away from the lifts. It sells mainly kids' furniture but had a shelf of kitchenware on clearance!

qiuxian said...

The mango cake looks good! I wished I can bake but never really picked it up. Prefer eating it though ha ;p

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

If it interests you enough, you can start by baking something easy! Try the chocolate cake recipe I posted under Kitchen Exploits! I used to have a baking phobia for years, but I am glad to have this new-found hobby as I have been able to make people happy with my bakes :)