Thursday, July 28, 2011

epic fail Cream Puffs vs epic win Carrot Cake! :P

السّلام عليكم
 PEACE be upon YOU.
last week i went shopping at Baking with Yen shop with my mum to made cakes and 'kuih raya'.
for those who never heard of this shop, fyi,, it's actually the shop where the 'tauke' of  'Kedai Roti Mutu Sami', 'Kuih Raya Bilal', 'Kaoru's Cake House' and many other cake makers all over Malaysia buy the ingredients for their cakes, kuih raya, kuih bulan,etc. LOL! :DDD
the prices are very cheap compared to other places. that's why most of the customers buy loads of things at one time. :O
and so do i! >,<" wooo~ 

i bought 2 large packs of cornflakes, a can of peach, a pack of cocoa powder, a pack of custard powder, 2 packs of all-purpose flour, 2 buttercups, a pack of icing sugar, a pack of raisins, a pack if choco chips, a pack of almond slices, *ahhhhhh~ semput! wait,wait, i need to take a deep breath first,,* 3 packs of paper cups, a bottle of France made vanilla essence, a bottle of baking powder, and a 500gm of cream cheese! walao~
can you guess how much all of these things in the picture above would cost? ;)
as i said before, it doesn't cost that much! :DDD
 wheee~ so, here's the place where i stuffs in my baking things. warning! no one could put their stuffs in here ehh! otherwise, you'll found your stuffs in the dustbin! GAHAHAA~ LOL! kidding! i'm not that cruel! ;D

therefore, the next day i decided to made some cream puffs! weeehoo~
recently i found a cream puffs recipe shared on kak Anis Razali's Fb [my cousin], so i copied the recipe and decided to follow that recipe.
but the instruction was quite short, and i misunderstood the instruction.
and then the batter turned out to be so watery like this >>>
EPIC FAIL!!!!!!!
then only i checked some other cream puffs recipes on the net and found out my mistakes.
HAHAA~ the mistake was i didn't mix in the flour when the pot is still on fire.
that's why the batter was quite watery. so i put it back on fire in order to thicken the batter back but it turned out to be too cloggy. 
thus, i add in another one egg before i bake them.
so these were the result >>>
these doesn't look like cream puffs at all!
however, they did have the taste of cream puffs,,[a lil' bit.LOL!] but the smell of the eggs was quite strong because i didn't put in the vanilla essence. duhh~ -,-" so many mistakes.
as the result, no one dared to try it. GAHAHAAA~
so, i'm the only who ate them. [but not all,i still have few on the dining table right now.LOL!]
since i didn't made the custard fillings for the puffs, [because i've failed to made the puffs],so i tried to eat them with peanut butter,,
and chocolate syrup.
but it still tastes like...errrr~

so, moral of the story is, next time always compare few different recipes from different individu first before you start to made anything! :D 

on the next day, i did not give up and enthusiastic to bake a carrot cake!
i never made a carrot cake and was very keen to made one before.
i've asked kak ija a.k.a Rahmah Hafizah [my sis-in-law's younger sister] who's very good at making carrot cake to teach me how to made one before this,,
but she's quite busy,,well she's now in the final year as a dentistry student.

however, by chance i found a Mother-in-law's Best Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting recipe recently on one of my favourite blog link:i Like Paper Cutting.
so i was inspired to made one by myself. ;)

 the grated carrots. :)
 the lemon rind. :)
 the carrot cake. :)
 the frosting!! yummy~ :P
 the result. :D

just like the owner of this recipe said, i was also received compliments from my mum and  family. :P
here's the recipe that i copied from the blog >>>
Ingredients for the Carrot Cake:
240 gm self-raising flour
180 gm caster sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
240 gm carrots (grated)
120 gm pineapples (tinned, drained and chopped)
60 gm raisins (lightly chopped)
60 gm walnuts (chopped coarsely)
180 ml cooking oil

Ingredients for Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:
60 gm butter, softened
230 gm cream cheese, softened
[i used 250 gm of cream cheese. hehe~]
200 gm icing sugar, sifted
Lemon rind from 1 lemon
Lemon juice from 1/2 lemon

1. sift flour, caster sugar, and soda and baking powder in a bowl.
2. in a separate bowl, whisk eggs until frothy, add in vanilla essence.
3. mix dry and wet ingredients together.
4. add in carrots, walnuts, raisins, pineapples and cooking oil, stir well and bake.
5. allow cake to cool before applying frosting.
6. frosting: beat all ingredients in low speed until smooth and creamy.
 then, voila! your carrot cake is ready to be eaten! :PPP
for me, it would taste better if refrigerated. ;)

p/s: oh ya, yesterday was Faheem and Aleena's father's birthday. happy birthday big bro! :D


  1. Congratulations! I am so glad to see your nicely baked carrot cake.

  2. I made some cream puffs this week. It was easy to make. I will share it next week. Don't give up, and happy baking.