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Sweet Indulgence – Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red velvet cake/cupcakes are so popular. (Click here to read the history) They sell them in almost every cupcake store here in Sydney. I recently tried a Red Velvet cupcake from Ghermez and decided to make some myself! I would rather pay $10 for several home-made cupcakes than get 2 cupcakes at the store!

I got the recipe from: Joy of Baking. I made some changes to the recipe myself because I did not want too much sugar and too much cream! This website is great because it gives you substitutes when you do not have the exact ingredient!  Like the buttermilk.

Here is my finished product (taken 24 hours after baking, the red food colouring absorbed into the frosting):

Red Velvet Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Did it taste better than the shop? Yes! Because I added my own touches! Oh, I skipped out on decorating my cupcakes because decorating isn’t my forte and it’s going to be in your tummy in 5 seconds anyway!

What do you think? Would you rather save your time and buy the cupcakes from the store? Let me know!

Stay Beautiful!!
xx Sam

p.s Remember, too much cupcakes aren’t good for you!

Sweet Indulgence – White Chocolate Semifreddo with Pistachio

You should always eat healthy.  Plenty of fuits & veges, fair amount of carb etc etc..  But once in awhile, it’s okay to indulge in sweets.  I believe in balance and that includes eating sweets (actually, any excuse to eat sweets will do)!

Over the weekend, I was craving some Semifreddo.  So, why not make some.  I googled the recipe and decided on the recipe by Martha Stewart.  I changed the recipe a little to suit my taste.  Here’s a pic of my work.

White Choc Semifreddo with Pistachio in a Ramekin

It was my first time making semifreddo and was not as hard as I thought it would be.  The recipe however, was slightly confusing and I probably did not understand it well.  The texture did not turn out to a smooth creamy texture and the alcohol was quite strong!  On top of that, the ingredients were expensive!  Amaretto is surprisingly expensive.

The taste was really good though (even though the alcohol was too strong for my liking)!  I believe you could replace the alcohol with almond essence to make it more kid-friendly.

Have you baked anything lately to tame your sweet cravings?

Stay Beautiful!!

xx Sam