After 14 times of trying hard, I finally success in baking my own macarons. HAHAHA.
As silly as it seems, after the span of few years I tried to re-create recipes from Youtube, and failed. Finally successful when I went to baking class. It's not about the recipe, in fact they are pretty similar with the recipes I saw from Youtube, but I learnt some techniques from the class. The cookie should be dry enough before it's baked. This is the main problem that I had in my earlier attempts, also, different trials have different problems. So, glad, I finally found the secret of baking one. Mind you, it's really seriously finicky cookies, and you need to spent a lot of effort in making one, so I think 2 to 3 Dollars per piece is really because it's hard to make. The funny thing is, I don't really like this cookie because it's too sweet, it just looks cute (especially in pastel colors, or cartoony shapes).
Every time I failed in doing something, in the end I want to think that I will be able to do it, I just need to learn from the mistakes and try again. :)
Wow. It's end of the year. I literally just wrote 4 posts this year, talking about lazy.
Things that I'm grateful for:
Went for a trial class in abc cooking school, this month they have special trial class, which is stumped by Santa. Basically a log cake. It's a 13 cm chiffon cake base with chocolate ganache and some fruits as decoration. It looks pretty also it tasted great, it's not too sweet and the cake itself is airy. Good recipe. I decided to register as a member and enrolled in 6 cake classes. More cakes to come!
I know it's already end of January already, I just have some time to update my blog.
2020 has been harsh but:
Joy Aquilino, Editorial Director at Quarry Books and Rockport Publishers curated this challenge and was inspired by the variety of illustration styles as well as the variety of recipes and foods. My pic is one of the Joy's top picks! Check Pinterest board and all the entries.
Here's my submission
Theydrawandcook has a handpicked design challenge, it's about Global Cuisine, where we create a food illustration or illustrated recipe of favorite foods, flavors or dishes from around the world. I submitted three (2 is still pending as for today). Here's the one approved.
Do you need a custom Christmas Card? I'm opening commissions up to 15 Dec 2019. Samples and rules below. Contact for sending your request, or DM through my Instagram account.
Below are the samples
Second exhibition that I went to is Wonderland. It's more of interactive exhibition and it feels more interesting that floating utopias. Although I think some of this installation are dedicated for children, still it's very interesting to see one. Everybody was given a map, that you can plug in to a screen, and it will give you different stories of different views (Mad hatter or Alice or Heart Queen? - I can't remember). Sadly, I only found 1 screen where you can put the map. I'm not sure if I missed others though. The most interesting part, is when you put the map and take the picture of your face, you would see yourself as a card soldier on the screen. I think it's quite cute. The last one is an interactive video where everybody were seated as if they are in tea party. How do I feel about this? It's normal. Maybe because it's too short :). Here's some of the photos, and one video.
I went to this exhibition in Art and Science Museum in Marina Bay Sands. It's basically art installation with inflatable objects. You can say big, giant balloons in different shapes. The exhibition shows a lot of information on how different inflatable objects were used. Here's some of the photos in the exhibition