Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 2010 Daring Bakers' Challenge: Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake

Posted by Nuraini at 1:04 PM 5 comments
The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

I've been feeling excited for the past few weeks regarding my first Daring Bakers' Challenge. On the 1st of July, the challenge, Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake, was revealed and I was pretty excited about the cake I would be baking. I've baked something similar before so I figured it won't be too hard for me. However, I was wrong.

Things got busy with schoolwork and my chaotic life begins. Again. I was struggling to find time for this challenge as I started panicking when 20th July arrived. I knew I have not much time left. My grandparents and relatives from Canada were staying over at my place and it was quite hard to have my kitchen, and especially the fridge, free to myself!

I did my research on the 22nd to 24th. I even drew up a plan for my cake! xD I'd say its my very first time drawing up a plan. I guess I've never been this excited to pen down my thoughts for my cake.

My plan pretty much says it all. My cake has a pink and white theme, very different from Sunita's cake. I decided to have some variations so I chose my favourite colours and my favourite flavour vanilla. Strawberry flavour was chosen as it was pink in colour! Haha.

I divided the task into two days as advised by Sunita, and everyone else. On the first day, Sunday, I prepared my swiss rolls and ice creams. It was kind of a disaster.

======= I'll update more on the preparation process when I have more time to blog. =======

In the mean time, here's more pictures. ^^ 

You might not notice the white chocolate sauce in between the two layers of ice creams. But it's there. You can slightly make it out from the pictures above. The chopped strawberries for the vanilla ice cream is not very obvious either. Oh well. I'm quite proud of myself for completing my first challenge on time. :) I love the colours as well! :)

Personally, this is a cake I wouldn't mind preparing more often in the future! Perhaps I'll buy ready made ice cream next time instead. Not unless I get myself an ice cream maker. Haha.

Pink and White Swiss Swirl Ice Cream Cake
Difficulty: 7/10
Nurainicious: 8.5/10

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

charity sale.

Posted by Nuraini at 7:42 PM 0 comments
I've decided! I am taking part in my school's charity sale next Monday! :) It's gonna be a busy weekend for me. Keke. But I am quite excited! When I told Mum about participating this afternoon, she said "Honestly I do not like you to do such things.. you should focus on your studies instead". I won't say I didn't feel crushed at all, but I won't give up just for her words. I know Mum will always support me in whatever I do in the end. I love you Mum! <3

I bought 12 new tart moulds again today when I visited Le Apple Bakery Mart. More investment! It'll all be worth it although it's burning a hole in my wallet. T.T I will use my new tart moulds to bake some chocolate tartlets. I'll share more about it after the charity sale. Hopefully with pictures. :)

P.S. I haven't started with my Daring Baker's challenge yet. Time is running out. Uh-oh. @.@

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