Saturday, 20 February 2016

Mi's Cake Laboratory

It's time for me to embark on a new adventure "Mi's Cake Laboratory". My new website contains most of my posts from "MiNa's Food Adventuresas well as new ones from 2016 onwards. A place to share my baking adventures and experiments! Mi xo

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Halloween Cookies

Happy Halloween! Last week, I attended another cookie decorating class held by Patty Mac Cookies and created these amazing Halloween cookies. The pumpkin cookie was so delicious, you must head to her Facebook page for the recipe! You may recall that earlier this year, I did the Easter cookie class and also put together a joint entry with Patty for the Great Scientific Bake Off. Patty is an excellent teacher, extremely knowledgeable and patient I would highly recommend her cookie decorating classes to anyone whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced baker - cookie decorating is extremely addictive and surprisingly very relaxing! Patty will be running some Christmas cookie decorating classes just in time for Christmas so head to her page "Patty Mac Cookies" for more information and to sign up as class sizes are limited in number and tend to book out quickly. Mi xo

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Great Scientific Bake Off

To celebrate National Science Week, the Centenary Institute hosted "The Great Scientific Bake Off". It has been far too long since I've baked something, life has just been insanely busy but I do love an excuse to bake! You may recall that I recently attended a cookie decorating class run by Patty Mac Cookies and made these amazing Easter cookies. Well, I decided to contact my dear friend Patty to see if she would be interested in collaborating and what do you know, she said "Yes!". We spent many late nights chatting, sketching and planning our creation. The result: scientifically accurate sugar cookies including mammalian cells, gel electrophoresis, blackboards, RBCs and more! In addition to the cookies we made a petri dish cake (biscuit crumb base with layers of white chocolate, marshmallow and strawberry jelly), a pipette box (vanilla sponge with buttercream and fondant) and fondant pipette tips! There were eight edible entries in total and public voting took place that day to decide the winner. And guess what? Wait for it...we won FIRST PRIZE a $100 Westfield voucher!! So pleased! Time to buy more baking supplies. :) Mi xo

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Easter Cookies

Today I had the pleasure of attending a cookie decorating class with the cookie queen - Patty Mac Cookies. I had such a wonderful time, there is something very relaxing and satisfying about cookie decorating. Patty can make custom cookies to suit any occasion and also runs group workshops, for more information contact her HERE. Mi xo

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Minion Birthday Cake

Happy birthday to my wonderful sister! Red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hoot birthday cake

Happy 2nd birthday to my little mini-Mi!! Flourless orange and almond cake recipe by the The Healthy Chef and cashew nut buttercream recipe from Yummy Beet.