Author Archive: snadi24

Experimenting with Mousses

I’ve tried making different kinds of mousses before and I always failed miserably! They just never seem to be the right texture. A few months ago, I decided I have to make it work and I finally did! There are basically two kinds of mousse recipes that you will find out there. Some that rely …

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Decorating with whipped cream

I wanted to make a cake for a new year’s celebration we were having. I didn’t want to use fondant since I honestly didn’t know where to buy it in Cairo, and wasn’t prepared to go through the hassle of making it myself. On the other hand, I find buttercream to be too sweet and …

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Doc McStuffin’s Birthday Cake

Can’t believe a year has already passed since I made the princess cake for Maya’s third birthday. Well, Maya’s already turning four and her mum told me her birthday theme this year is Doc McStuffins. I hadn’t heard of this cartoon before, and only had a week notice to prepare, so I decided to keep …

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Another paleo icing recipe

This is another icing recipe I found. I actually used a very similar recipe as chocolate mousse before I saw this. The avocados give the thick, smooth texture to it so it’s actually a nice chocolate fix for chocolate addicts like me. My processor couldn’t really beat the avocados very well (I think the quantity …

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Paleo cupcakes

So when was the last time I wrote a post ? Months ago! Yes, it seems I’m horrible at this blogging thing. Maybe doing a PhD and blogging about baking just don’t work together but oh well. As much as I love baking, and more so cake decorating, I have been trying to eat healthier …

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Eid Al Adha Cupcakes

It’s Eid Al Adha today. Eid Mubarak everyone! So decided to celebrate with some sheep shaped cupcakes (for those who don’t know the relevance, this is the eid where Muslims sacrifice a goat/sheep/cow on the first day and distribute a 1/3 of it to the less fortunate. We usually have a special meal cooked with …

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Konafa (qatayfi) with cream and mango

Did a full version of the konafa with mango and cream. Was delicious. Several of my friends have asked about the recipe. Promise to post recipes in August when work pressure starts to cool off !

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Ramadan sweets

Ramadan is here ! Ramadan Mubarak everyone 🙂 I’m currently experimenting with oriental desserts and here are a few of my trials. This dessert is know as qatayef. I’ld like to think it is originally Egyptian but I’m not that sure. In all cases, it’s a very popular dessert in Ramadan in Egypt. It’s traditionally …

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Adding texture to your cake

Continuing with the tools I used for the wedding cake, these are the texture sheets I used for the bottom tier of the cake: http://www.countrykitchensa.com/shop/cake-decorating-supplies/floral-texture-sheet-set/38/527/1327/637898/ Now pros and cons, pros are I really liked the patterns on these and that you could either create texture or embossing depending on which side you use. However, the …

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Large gumpaste roses

As promised (and long overdue), I’ll post a couple of the videos and tools I used to create the wedding cake in my previous post. My first challenge for the cake design I chose were the large roses. We only learned the small ones in class, and the cutters we used were not big enough. …

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