Sunday, August 29, 2010
Labels: Random Stuff
Saturday, August 28, 2010
To be honest, cakes are not my most favorite type of dessert. I prefer something that is err... not cake - like puddings, custards, parfaits, mousse, trifles, tarts and the like. Cheesecake is a different story tho (I mean, who doesn't like cheesecakes right?!).
My addiction to red velvet cake started on one of our date nights where my husband took me to Upstairs Cafe in Subang for dinner (it's a nice place to hang out). Mind you, I had only tasted red velvet cake once and it was eons ago. I had totally forgotten how it tasted like so I decided to have it for dessert that night. And the rest is history....
So far I managed to try red velvet cakes and cupcakes at a few different places and I thought of doing a little bit of reviews here. I even labeled the cakes according to what I think of them! ;D
The Sweetest Red Velvet Cake @ California Pizza Kitchen (RM22)
I had high expectation for this one. Firstly because the cake is frosted with vanilla bean cream cheese and white chocolate curls which made it sound (and look) so scrumptious. And secondly because it's the most expensive among all that I've tried. But it was a tad disappointment. To me, at least. The cake is really moist and buttery soft but oh me oh my, I don't know if it's the cake or the combination of cream cheese and white chocolate, or maybe the cake and the frosting altogether, but they're just way too sweet for my liking. I love the food at CPK (especially their pizzas), but not this particular dessert. This is my least favorite red velvet cake of all that I've tried so far.
The Mediocre Red Velvet Cake @ Whisk (RM11.90)
Ahh... Whisk's Red Velvet Cake. A lot of people had been raving about this cake. I hate to say this because I like Whisk but I really don't like the cream cheese of this red velvet cake. I don't even know if the white icing thingy is really cream cheese because it didn't have that creamy cheesy taste to it. It tasted like a cross between hmm... buttercream and fondant icing maybe? Yes, it is so sweeet! And the icing is not as smooth as I was hoping for - there were like tiny traces of sugar that you can nibble on. I don't like that type of icing. Good thing it's only a thin layer on top. But the cake is quite nice tho - not too moist, not too dense and it's not overly red too. This cake is just so-so to me (I've yet to try the cupcake version).
The Prettiest Red Velvet Cupcake @ Delicious -RM6.90
This is hands down the prettiest looking red velvet cake! I love how it looks like a pretty blooming flower when the cupcake wrapper is opened like this:
And not only it's pretty to look at, it's also THE YUMMIEST! The cake is oh-so-velvety and it's not really that sweet. In fact this is the least sweet red velvet cake I've tried. It's just so yummy. And my God, the cream cheese... It's a thickly layered cream cheese with raspberry swirl and it's so smooth and creamy and fluffy, just the way I like it! Rasa macam gebu comel, if you know what I mean ;p. The size is just nice too. It's my favorite!
The Simplest Red Velvet Cupcake/cake @ Upstairs Cafe - RM4.50
I labeled it as "simple" because it really tastes simple - which is a good thing. The cake is nice; the sweetness is just right altho it is dangerously red in color!
Okay, maybe it's too red. But it's nice, really. I won't be craving for it otherwise. The cream cheese is nice too, all thick and creamy. And I love that it has chopped walnuts sprinkled on top. Yum! This is also my favorite. It is slightly sweeter than the one at Delicious, but with the right amount of sweetness a cake should be.
There's also a cake version of this (RM7), but I prefer the cupcake more because it's creamier.
Do let me know where else can I find red velvet cakes/cupcakes; I wanna give them all a try!
I wonder if it's okay to eat red velvet cake during confinement tho....
Labels: Food and Recipes
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
A day later I was discharged from the hospital. Ayra was still at my in-law's house so hubby went to fetch her while I stayed at home with the baby.
They arrived minutes later. I was nursing the baby at the time. Hubby carried Ayra into the room and placed her slowly on the bed beside me. She saw me holding "something" and came closer to have a look. She was curious.
"This is your sister", I said to her.
Hubby and I waited for her further reaction. Then all of a sudden she smiled and pointed at the baby's eye and said, "Eye!". Uh-huh. We smiled and said, "Pandai!".
And then she pointed at the baby's ear, nose and mouth, lepas tu dia ramas-ramas kepala baby.
"Kiss adik", I said. And she kissed her baby sis on the head.
That went pretty well. She didn't show any signs of jealousy - at least not yet. Every time when I hold the baby, she would come close wanting to point at her baby sis' facial parts and then kiss her head.
She's gonna be an awesome big sister! (just like me. hahaha).
Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Monday, August 23, 2010
It was an easy delivery, Alhamdulillah. I was already 6cm dilated when I arrived at the hospital, and after like 5 strong contractions, out she came!
I'll update more later. Right now I'm still in the hospital, waiting to be discharged (hopefully today). Can't wait to go back home!
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Labels: Mommyhood and Baby
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Only a week. Exactly.
And 2kg in a week is quite an achievement, no?
Of course I'm not on diet. You should see the amount of food I ate masa berbuka. And not to mention, my current addiction to Green Tea Frappucino which I now have every other night, thanks to my brother. But I do notice tho, ever since staying with my parents and being fed with gooood food, I've been having two bowel movements right after taking Herbalife shake for sahur. Like it's eliminating those unwanted toxins or whatever. Maybe that made me lighter.
p/s: I wish I could say that's my belly in the picture. But it's not.
Monday, August 16, 2010
It was about a week before Ramadhan. I was trying to decide what to have for dinner when my mom suddenly called asking if we were free that night to join them for dinner at a Japanese restaurant at Marriott. Japanese for dinner - now why didn't I think of that? Maka seperti orang mengantuk disorongkan bantal, I said yes immediately without asking my husband first! (I knew he was free that night ;p).
Saya malas nak berkata-kata panjang. Lihat gambar-gambar saja lah yer.
But perhaps just one slice of raw salmon won't do any harm, no?
She refused to eat it tho. She only wants pasta pasta pasta!
But otherwise it was nice.
Labels: Food and Recipes
Wednesday, August 11, 2010