29-08-11

first sale is a fact

So guys, yesterday I made a whole bunch of chai cupcakes and lemongrass - lime cupcakes coz my parents were having a bbq. I made an oreo-cheesecake, mascarpone avokaat and mascarpone-cuberdone desserts.

In the mean time I presented the cupcakes in the Giraffe Oh Lalaaaa cupcake wrappers and apparently everybody loved them!!! yipieeeeee.

So my little giraffe has a high kawaii-factor!

I luv it.

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So while I was making the chai cupcakes, can I give you a hint and tell you to be carefull with the cardamom? It is a very explicit flavor and it kinda tasted a bit like eucalyptus.

Below you see fermented pork meat (nem in Thai) with green peppers, somen noodles and szechuan pepper, fried wonton, cumcumber and tomatoes. If you are not familiar with the nem it might taste strange.

 

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26-08-11

post #300

Good morning all!

 

I was wondering this morning why for heaven's sake we switched from spring to autumn! It's really annoying each morning I want to put on summer clothes but each time I need to grab for warm autumn outfits :(

I wan't summer!!! pooh just needed to share this with the world (o;

 

Anyway, this is post #300! can you imagine? wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii I'm am so proud. haha

 

So let's celebrate this with a chocolate cupcake and vanilla ice-cream.

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Since a while you can see a funky tv-show called cupcake wars on Vitaya. It's on Monday @ 21h45.

It's actually a contest between top cupcake bakers which face off in 3 elomination challenges until only one decorator remains. The recipes are really calling for a trial @ home. (o; I tried one of the peanut butter recipes. Also red velvet is very populair.

Here are the recipes: http://www.foodnetwork.com/cupcake-wars/recipes/index.html

I also found a very challenging chai recipe which I will try out for you guys. I'll just make regular cupcake batter and add the following:

Chai Spice Mix
1 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 ts cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

For the Vanilla Chai Buttercream:
2 stick (1 cup) butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 quantity chai spice mix
1-2 tbs cold milk, if needed

I'll let you know if it was fine or amazing (o;

 

xxx

 

PS: oh so you haven't seen my webshop yet? Click on the Misuno Website button at the left side of your screen (o;

25-08-11

Our shop is open! yipieeeeeee !!!! http://www.misuno.be

Hello guys and dolls!!

 

First of all I want to thank you for your patience. I realize that it was kinda disappointing visiting my blog and seeing nothing much was moving. We were working behind the scenes. And we were working haaaaard!! But it was super fun!

Let me invite you to have a look at http://www.misuno.be You will notice a kick-off collection but know that every week more will be posted.

I'll keep continue posting bento's, exotic food and cakes here. And I'll tell you about my learning experience at school as I start the foundations of Chinese medicine in October.

It's gonna be a bussy year and I ♥ it !

 

This is a picture of one of the products I am selling. It is the Dragondria Saga Part I. Double Happiness.

Where I take you on a journey to the forbidden city behind the walls of great China. I wanted to give the impression the dragon is flying working with highs and lows.

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Stay tuned as I will launch a give-away where you can win this!!!

 

Loads of luv

BentoMama aka Misuno hihihi

23-08-11

All sorts of batter

A while ago I bought myself some plastic piping bags. And dear oh dear, this was a good thing to do! I luv them and I cannot bake without them anymore (o; My kitchen stays so clean while baking now. hihi . So I always pipe my batter into the cupcake forms now.

This is the matcha batter:

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This is from the red velvet cakes:

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And this one was a bad trial of snickers cupcakes:

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And all the cupcakes are gone now ((o;

 

09-08-11

Matcha green tea cupcakes

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150 g sugar
60 g butter at room temperature
vanille essence
1 egg
150 g self-rising flour
20g cornflour
30g Matcha (green tea powder)
10g honey
a pinch of salt
1,2 dl buttermilk
1 tablespoon electric green food coloring
2,5 g bakingsoda
2,5 ml white vinegar

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Sift together the cake flour, cornflour, matcha and salt into a bowl; set aside.  In a small bowl, mix food coloring and buttermilk; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla.

Then add bit by bit the buttermilk mix  and flour mix and end with the flour mix. Beat until well combined.

4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda.  It'll fizz!  Add it to the cake batter and stir well to combine.  Bake for 15-20 minutes. Check early, cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Delicous!!

04-08-11

Cupcake in an English cup

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Red Velvet Cake

150 g sugar
60 g butter at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg

150 g self-rising flour
20 g cornflour

1 pinch of salt
20 g cocoa powder (kwatta or Van Houten)

1 tablespoon red food coloring
1.2 dl buttermilk

1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon baking soda


1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

2. Sift together the cake flour, cornflour, cocoa and salt into a bowl; set aside.  In a small bowl, mix food coloring and buttermilk; set aside.

3. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about three minutes.  Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla.

Then add bit by bit the buttermilk mix  and flour mix and end with the flour mix. Beat until well combined.

4. In a small bowl, mix vinegar and baking soda.  It'll fizz!  Add it to the cake batter and stir well to combine.  Bake for 15-20 minutes. Check early, cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Yummie!!