Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bejewelled Ballerina Birthday Cake


Blue Velvet Cake with Double Chocolate Cake Pop Trufflesa

At my work we have a birthday cake buying schedule, and this week I was on task to bake for my beautiful dancing colleague. I decided to make a sparkly white and turquoise cake to represent a jewel and Tiffany blue colour theme.

The cake batter was dyed using Wilton gel colours, in a combination of blue and green colours. I didn't get the Tiffany colour perfect, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

It was a really fun cake and I'm really happy that it brightened everyones day. Well, those that were lucky enough to get a slice!

Blue Velvet Cake with Double Chocolate Cake Pop Truffles

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Zucchini Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

Zucchini Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

One of my favourite ways to spend a few lazy hours on the weekend is browsing the fresh food markets. One of my favourite stores is the Asian grocer at our local market. They carry all types of Asian foods as well as some great US and Tex-Mex foods.

Zucchini Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing

This week while browsing the shelves I saw Chickpea Flour and grabbed it, thinking instantly of making zucchini fritters. A few years ago one of my students made zucchini fritters using chickpea flour for an assessment item. I loved the recipe and have always wanted to recreate it. Unfortunately, I didn't keep a copy of the original recipe so I've just had to stubble forward and work it out myself. This is the first incarnation, but I'm sure that I will be experimenting with them some more in the future.

Zucchini Fritters with Yoghurt Dressing