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Friday, July 11, 2008

Attended CHANEL's Make-Up (Hands-On) Workshop last tuesday. A brightly lit place which overlooks a beautiful scenary. What more can i say? Oh yes, there was food, free-gift samples, vouchers and loads of fun with cosmetics too!

Did some baking yesterday afternoon. Baked an Orange Cake, as requested, by my aunt herself. Not knowing what kinda orange cake version (chiffon, layered cream, buttery) she wanted, much less eaten orange cake before, i attempted two different recipes! Hence, you'll see two different kinds of orange cake in the pictures below.

Orange Cake with Orange Glaze


Yes, those ugly holes on the surface of the cake were called for by the recipe itself. The holes were meant to allow your drizzled orange glaze to seep through the insides of the cake.



Orange Chiffon Cake


Dust it with icing sugar and viola, so much prettier.

I personally preferred the Chiffon to the Glazed version. The chiffon was lighter but wasnt as moist as the glazed one. The glazed one was albeit too sweet and pudding like for my liking. I'd suggest adding lesser of the vanilla pudding mixture next time ard. But then again, why would i use the glazed recipe when i much prefer the chiffon? Anyway, Grandma and Aunt tried it and it more than surpassed their expectations. They were so in love with it! Grandma even asked me to bake every family a cake for next years' CNY. Crazy i tell you.

N many thanks to the one particular staff working at NTUC. She was of sucha GREAT help. What ever i couldnt locate, she found in less than 10 secs. One thing i've learnt, cream of tar tar, is not a creamy mixture, but rather, powdered form. To think i tried so hard to find it under the cheese/cream/butter section. What a revelation indeed.

Butter Manju Cakes!




A total of 5 redbean and 5 cheese flavoured butter manju pancakes from the Hokkaido Fair. It took me 45 mins to get these! Seeing the snaking queue everyday, i just couldnt help but be curious to find out what all this hype is all about. Seeing that people were buying $50 worth of these home, they have gotta be good right? Its kinda a reminiscence of how dar and me spent hours queueing up outside Donut Factory. LOL

The verdict? Not worth the wait at all. Dry, boring, and uninteresting. It just wasnt to my liking. Maybe redbean fanatics like CheryCho will enjoy it. Hahaha!

Alrightey, time to shower and get dressed for tonight's date. HoHoh.

We are so going to the ZOO tomorrow, ZOO tomorrow, ZOO tomorrow.



ahaha. Peace Out.
2:28 PM

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