Although it takes a lot of dedication, hard work, and determination, I always tell people that I love what I do. Reason being? I get the freedom to come up with different ideas and flavour combinations in my head, and turn them into reality. I get a lot of my inspiration from other food bloggers, local and international bakeries, as well as recipe books and even anime (haha, no kidding).
I still find it somewhat mysterious how I realized this passion of mine. Baking is not easy, and it takes a lot of practice. Because honestly, giving up is an easy thing to do – anyone can just give up. Like playing a musical instrument or a sport, you really need to love it enough to move on after experiencing one failure after another. I’m also an entirely self-taught baker, so let’s just say trial-and-error plays a big role as well.
Hm, I’m not sure how this post got so emotional (lol) but I hope you’ll enjoy the photos of my latest baked treats below!
Almond macarons (a Ladurée recipe)
Salted caramel tartlet
Raspberry cream cake
Gourmet Delights (a Ladurée recipe)
Strawberry macaron w/ light mousseline cream
Semi-frozen Durian cake – durian mousse, durian flesh & lychee vanilla sponge
Vanilla bean mousse, lychee raspberry gelée, strawberry purée & vanilla genoise
Assorted strawberry desserts
Honey lavender mirror glaze, earl grey mousse, apricot jam & genoise
Earl grey macarons (a Pierre Hermé recipe)
Durian birthday cake
Matcha & red berries macarons (I didn’t make the chocolate pastry)