Sweet Potato & Yam Mont Blanc

​This cake is dedicated to my mom, who has been my biggest supporter in this ... (click above to read more)

Strawberry Hazelnut Cupcake

​[Will Bake For Stories] Sherrie wrote me a story about Alex, someone who has ... (click above to read more)

Triple Cream Cheese Cupcake

[Will Bake For Stories] Clara wrote to me a few days before Valentines' to ask ... (click above to read more)

Blueberry Cheesecake Cupcake

Blueberry vanilla cake with blueberry jam, cream cheese and home-made blueberry syrup

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake

​Dark chocolate cake with raspberry jam, raspberry buttercream, and dark chocolate ganache (right)

Coconut Pineapple Tart Cupcake

​Coconut base with pineapple paste filling, coconut swiss meringue buttercream and shredded coconut!

Triple Cream Cheese Cupcake

[Will Bake For Stories] Clara wrote to me a few days before Valentines' to ask if she could submit a story in return for a cupcake to surprise her boyfriend. 



Daniel and I love animals - big, impressive wildlife more than fluffy toy dogs and other furry creatures. He likes the aggression of big cats and I love elephants. One of our first dates was to the zoo, when I insisted we arrive at the 9am (ungodly considering the zoo is in Mandai and a 1.5h bus ride from my place) to watch the elephant "bathing". Ever since then I'd been wanting to get up close to elephants and interact with them without being cordoned off by a railing, so in December 2011 Daniel and I planned a two week trip to Thailand around a visit to the Elephant Nature Park (ENP) in Chiangmai. We spent a day there feeding them by hand (we got to put food directly into their mouths! Their tongues are massively strong and super squelchy - a bit disgusting but very awesome), watching a frisky male attempt to mate, and showering them in water while standing in a frigid river. Just watching them, majestic and imposing in their natural habitat, was so humbling. It's one of my favourite memories together - here's a picture of us showering one of the elephants that always fills me with joy and wanderlust.

Clara said Daniel is "particularly impartial to peanut butter, nutella and cream cheese." 
So, here's a chocolate fudge cupcake with triple cream cheese frosting. (:

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