Happy 2nd Birthday, “Petite Patissiere”!

I’ve been so consumed by what’s been happening in my life that I’ve completely forgotten to do a celebratory blog post for my website’s 2nd anniversary! (Not that it is crucial but I do like celebrations.)

I’ve been on a blogging hiatus for the month of May, it was an unplanned one but I decided to just let it flow. Some things happened in my life which distracted me from baking on the weekends but it is all good now! 

The “tart” pictured above marks my return in baking on my days off and I’m happy to say that it feels great.

What I can say for now is that you really do have to do the things you truly enjoy to be able to feel motivated and happy about yourself everyday. That’s not to say it solves all the problems. Sometimes courage and timing both need to coincide to enable things to happen and passion definitely makes it slightly easier. 

Happy belated Birthday, PetitePatissiere.com. Thank you for being a great platform for me to share my thoughts and ideas. Thank you for helping me meet one of my closest friends through blogging. 

As for all of you who are reading, thanks for all your support for the past two years! I apologise for my on & off hiatus but sometimes unpredictable things happen in life so I am grateful for your continuous readership! 

I have grown and changed together with my website and I’m looking forward to what the future holds for the both of us. Sounds so cheesy but it is true. 

🙂

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Making: Chinese New Year – Lemon Cheesecake (Recipe)

When life gives you lemons, make lemon cheesecake!

I love lemons. It has such a refreshing flavour and it’s also good for your health.

We had a few guests over to celebrate Chinese New Year with us and I wanted to make a dessert for the night. Majority of the guests and my family prefer desserts that are less sweet, so I decided to make a lemon cheesecake for the occasion.

This cheesecake was easy to make as no baking was required. All I had to do was mix the ingredients together, pour the batter into the pan and it was ready to go in 4 hours after setting.

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Making: Valentine’s Day – Japanese Strawberry Shortcake

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think about love hearts and all things pink. I blame the businesses and the commercialisation of this day for that. I wanted to make a cake for the boyfriend to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and with the pink theme in mind, I decided to make him a Japanese Style Strawberry Shortcake.

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Making: Dessert Table

I moved into a new place late last year and to celebrate, I had a house warming party and invited some friends and family over for a gathering. My mum was in charge of the savoury dishes and I took over the desserts station. I have never done a dessert table before so I stuck to what I could easily do so that I don’t stress out too much (because moving is already stressful as it is).

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The final dessert table featuring some savoury macarons, a colourful macaron tower, 3 tiers of strawberry tarts, a cheese platter, some fruits and some earl grey praline.

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Making: Vanilla Passion Entremet

Last year, I made a few of this “Vanilla Passion” entremet for friends and family on different occasions. This is a cake consisting of vanilla mousse, creme brulee insert and a passionfruit cream insert on top of a coconut cake. I really like the aesthetics of the end product and thought I would share it with you here 🙂

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