Sunday, January 17, 2010


Days before work began, i camped in the kitchen baking. Friends tell me i'm mad to be spending my precious free time baking, despite knowing i'll be stuck with it for the next 2 years and perhaps for a lifetime. But i tell them... this is why i call it a passion.

Baking is my escape from the real world.

Here's some edibles done during NYE and 2010. Recipes & detailed entries will come in when time permits.

Strawberry Panna Cotta Verrines

vanilla bean panna cotta. korean strawberry mousse. korean strawberry gelee. meringue sticks. totally elaine's kinda thing.

Dark Chocolate Royaltine

chocolate sponge. hazelnut feuillete. 64% dark chocolate mousse. valrhona cocoa nibs. raspberry.

Raspberry Ivory

ivory white chocolate mousse. raspberry gelee. raspberry mousse. honey sponge.

Strawberry Shortcake Ver.XX

soft vanilla sponge. creme chantilly. fresh strawberries.

Dad loves strawberry shortcakes so i've been experimenting with various sponge & chantilly recipes in hope of a perfect duo. Will keep trying and trying!

Salted Caramel Chocolate Tarts

pate sucree. caramel fleur de sel ganache. roasted hazelnuts. milk chocolate chantilly. cocoa powder. valrhona pearls.

Mont Blanc Tarts

Pate sucree. chocolate coat. sponge. roasted chestnut. creme chantilly. french marron mousse.

Eeks what ugly piping! I couldn't stop laughing at the curly-wurly mess i made cos it is embarrassingly hilarious. The solution: blindfold yourself & eat it. French marrons are yum.

Cheesecake Lollipops

vanilla cheesecake. bittersweet chocolate coating. 100s & 1000s.

Homemade Bailey's Icecream

Creme Caramel Bailey's goodness lightly infused with vanilla beans. 100% hand-whisked.


After seeing the stark differences between domestic & commercial baking, i still feel more inclined to the smallish operations at home. I like producing hearty bakes at a leisure pace, and watching my loved ones savour them. Mass production can never provide the same contentment. Kinda missing it now!

Shall blog about work soon alright.


  1. that's why i say elaine, you already are a chef in my eyes!

    gosh, let me be the first blogger to cover your shop.

  2. You had me at the salted caramel tarts.

    Elaine, you gotta share some love here...

  3. WOW.....i am speechless. Beautiful.

  4. hey elaine, i do the same thing too when i'm stressed.

    oh wait, i imagine myself baking ... not quite the real thing huh?


  5. wow,impressive range of pretty looking desserts! work, what kinda of work? just curious, thought you're a student..:)

  6. whoa. awesome bakes there! x) keep ur passion burning!

  7. thanks u all! im definitely not a pro, but an amateur with burning bright passion haha (:

    adel: i just graduated from jc, am currently a pastry trainee at a 5 star hotel.

    yx: try real baking.. its really fun! join in when ur sis bakes her lemon meringue cupcakes.

  8. Amazing things u do at home..its not simple to be able to produce desserts of this quality at home...Very nice...i suggest u strengthen ur basics strongly in a Hotel, then chose a good restaurant to learn more complicated desserts..

  9. omg. my friend just introduced me to ur blog, and I share the same madness for panna cotta! The strawberry panna cotta ABSOLUTELY caught my eyes!! Please please upload the recipe sometime if u would??! hehehe :P



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