Mango Espresso Mousse Cake

​I've known Yanhan since I was 13, and for the last three years she has been ... (click above to read more)

Matcha Mango Cupcake

​This surprisingly popular flavour combination must be accredited to Gwendoline ... (click above to read more)

Earl Grey Baileys Cupcake

This story is mine to share. I've made this cupcake twice so far, and on both ... (click above to read more)

Better Than Sex Cupcake

This one's a little cheeky. When Ariel asked me if I could customize a flavour ... (click above to read more)

Maltesers Cheesecake

​Lynette was the brainchild behind this crowd pleaser. She was trying to think of ... (click above to read more)

Sticky Date Cheesecake

​Toffee cheesecake with sticky dates baked into them, and served with more toffee sauce!



Earl Grey Baileys Cupcake

This story is mine to share. I've made this cupcake twice so far, and on both occasions they were produced in bulk, together with other cupcakes. On both occasions, I had to bake overnight. And again, on both occasions, they ended up, somehow, as the last cupcake flavour to be frosted and completed.



At 3am when your body is on auto-pilot and your mind is gradually shutting down, what you really want is a foolproof plan to function. It does get really lonely, and that loneliness adds to the fatigue, frustration and sometimes impatience (if I can even muster energy for that).



The second time I made these cupcakes, I changed its design. I piped a little cross on the side with chocolate baileys ganache, on top of the earl-grey-leaves-sprinkled, earl-grey-infused cream cheese frosting. Why I chose to pipe that, I have no idea. But if you believe in Him, I think it was His way of saying that I was not alone. (: 

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