Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Custom cakes I've developed over the years... #throwback

Feast your eyes on some of the customized cakes I've made over the years, courtesy of some very imaginative clients. 

Disclaimer: No Naughty Cakes Contained Within. Check This Space For The Naughty Post Coming Soon.

E-mail me at velvetvintage09@gmail.com for your cake today!

I'll bake & deliver within 3 days. 
For intricate designs I will require one week's notice. 
 Ninjago Themed Cake - Eggless Cake

 Banana Cake with Lemon Frosting

 Bible Themed Cake - Vanilla Butter Cake
 Floral Themed Cake - Orange Butter Cake

 Chocolate Mud Cake awaiting customization.

 December 2011 Christmas Themed Cake - Apple & Cinnamon Cake
 Launch of Quaff Bar in Taman tun Dr. Ismail - Chocolate, Vanilla and Lemon Cupcakes.

 DJ Set Cake with moving turntable 

 Easter Themed Cake with Fresh Fruits

 Garden Themed Cake

 Chocolate Mud Cake with Cherries

 A Law Graduates cake.

 Minnie Mouse. Covered in buttercream frosting

 Engagement made colourful with some M.A.C.

 The Stars Align Themed Cake.
 A batch of Chocolate Fudgy Brownies given a Guinness face-lift

 1st Holy Communion Themed Cake - Chocolate Butter Cake 
 Superheroes - Chocolate Mud Cake
 Bows & Ropes in Orange and White - An orange butter cake for the base. A chocolate mud cake for the first tier.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Instead of a power nap, try this banana cake.

Banana cake with a light lemon frosting that cascades down the sides. 

A burst of flavour in your mouth. 

Moist and tangy. A divine combination.

Banana Cake with Lemon Frosting retails for RM 70/kg 
It's light and airy texture makes for a great mid morning snack or paired nicely with a cup of Earl Grey.

Brown sugar has been reduced significantly to allow the natural sugars from the banana to come through. 

The inspiration & vision for this cake:
  A great tasting home-made cake that is nutritious and boosts energy.

A light coat of lemon frosting is used to keep sugar levels low. Additional frosting available upon request.

Serving suggestions: The light coat of frosting will be absorbed by the cake (as per picture above). If you wish to have a 'fresh look', we can separate the icing so that you may drizzle it on effortlessly. 

Heating tip: Remove cake from fridge and heat in microwave for 10 seconds. 

"We hope every Malaysian will do their bodies justice in reducing the amount of unnecessary sugars they consume. That is the goal here. Serving up cakes, brownies and desserts that you know are made by people who champion the need to eat deliciously clean food."
-Fiona Zuzartee- 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Banana Cake Challenge. Two recipes, one outcome. The better cake coming to you by 25th March.

Left: Banana cake with almond filling.   Right: Fluffy, moist banana cake.

In February, I searched my recipe pile for two banana cake recipes that could be tested head to head.

The vision: To find a delicious and nutritious banana cake. All Velvet Vintage cakes use reduced amounts of sugar.

The mission: To test the recipe and send it out to a test group for feedback on taste, appearance and general comments.

The results: One recipe needed a bit of modification in increasing the quantity of ingredients. The other was modified to be more moist. Overall, the test group gravitated towards the banana cake on the right (see picture below). However, it was noted that it (picture on the right) is a common recipe and improving on the appearance of the banana cake with the filling would  be a unique selling point.

The current situation: The cost will be calculated to determine the selling price. The cakes keep for one week, refrigerated. The proposed date of availability of this cake on our menu is  25th March 2014.

Baker's experience: The baker tasted the cake a whole week after it was baked. The cake was removed from plastic wrap which was placed in an airtight container & microwaved for 15 seconds. It (4 slices of 2" x 2 " sized pieces) tasted fresh and was moist. The cake with the almond filling looked better than expected. It was thought that the filling will turn black from oxidisation as it had mashed banana's in it. This turned out to be true, however the discolouration was not displeasing to the eye.

Velvet Vintage is honoured to have worked with a wonderful test group which provided honest and practical feedback. 
If you are residing in Klang Valley and would like to be part of our test group (free cake samples in exchange for honest reviews), please e-mail your interest to velvetvintage09@gmail.com