bday dinner number 2 was at rise, darlinghurst. me and noods realised that this would […]
bday dinner number 2 was at rise, darlinghurst. me and noods realised that this would be our 7th visit and i was excitedly looking forward to some awesome food but sadly the waiter stopped us from taking photos.. well he said limit them so i decided to see how it felt to eat at a restaurant without documenting every single thing i was eating and oh boy was it painful!
i managed to snap this earlier on… plates of sashimi awaiting my hungry stomach…
auds and me
amie and me [nomnom!]
me and noods <3
therese, me, lauren
and the one and only shot i have of any of the food lol pannacotta with marinated persimmon granita
auds and me =D
that aint a knife…
and da girlies
the quarter pounder century has arrived for the susanmobile and by golly it has been […]
pounder century has arrived for the susanmobile and by golly it has been grand! there has been juicy steak with my high school peeps, awesome jap food with my uni peeps, cake, cake and more cake and oh of course the pretty pretty presents =D
my friends they know me well teehee and a strange coincidence/tradition from the boy of upgrading my camera every year. meet lucas! hes a 10mp panasonic lumix and is very very shiny [browncoats reference!] the fairy floss machine is taunting me to buy some sugar that aint caster sugar. or raw sugar. or icing sugar. macarons from the boys makes me do happy dances. my collection of gingerbread items are growing! as is my earring collection w00t! and im so excited about the tetsuyas gift certificate heehee ill make sure i dont eat at all the whole day. and now a birthday request: could my lovely readers leave me a comment? cmon all you lurkers too i know youre there!
so a little past 10pm on the train home from the city, secret agent james […]
so a little past 10pm on the train home from the city, secret agent james overheard 2 girls talking about my blog and how one of them knew that i went to uws and am engaged and then passed the msg to secret agent baz lol lol lol they got off at strathfield station who are you mystery girls? i love how sydney is such a small world its awesome! was it you rosha???
wilton 3d cupcake pan
so i saw this awesome giant cupcake pan and i HAD to get it edit: i saw this cupcake pan on a u.s blog and spent ages looking for an aussie supplier. i usually buy my cake pans from Cake Deco but i just happened to find the pan on ebay from the EXACT same company using an ebay store! and half the things i bought from them were cheaper! bah go forth kids! Cake Deco Ebay check back every now and then cos atm the cupcake pan aint there
ive attempted creating a giant cupcake by carving a cake which kinda didnt work out cos the crumbs went everywhere so thought id give this a go… ready?
grease the pan with HEAPS of cooking oil or your cake will become stuck and youll lose the details.
i was reading some forums where ppl have said the top bit of the cupcake bakes faster than the bottom because its smaller and theres less batter in there so i put another pan half filled with water under the lid
level the cakes…
dig a hole…
and fill with cream! mmm cream and i chucked in some mango and peach
and ice away! i let the base un-iced so you could see the details of the ridges lol this pan is awesome and ill most likely use it to make jelly too…
Lindt macarons vs Adriano Zumbo macarons. But oh arent the cakes at Adriano Zumbo just simply gorgeous? Too pretty to eat but so so delicious.
For me, the macaron craze started with roboppy, the girl with crazy descriptions and drool inducing pics that make me want to travel the world in search of the perfect macaron and so i bring to you the best macarons in sydney! For the record a macaron consists of a filling – sandwiched between two delicate meringue-like cookies. Macaroons are a more dense cookie most commonly made with coconut. I don’t care what Masterchef says! Pronounce it maca-rawn! And so in the first corner of fight club (the third rule of fight club is) we have Lindt:
Ah shiny pretty packaging you must be the reason why everything at Lindt is so expensive!
My babies!!! Look at them all nestled and safe in that there box (minus 2 cos i wanted a nibble and a nibble turned into chomps) hee aren’t they pretty? Pastel coloured hues of deliciousness! The macarons at Lindt are called Delice and are $1.95 each and cost 5c more if you dine in…
ah the piled macarons shot! Top row flavours: chocolate, strawberry, lime & ginger. bottom row: pistachio, lemon, champagne. There were a coupla flavours i didnt buy like the dark chocolate and i think there was coffee? eh my memory is sooo awesome bah. Out of the flavours i bought i would say my favourite macaron was the strawberry followed closely by the lemon which surprised me because usually i hate anything fruit flavoured and it was by chance that i bought 5 strawberry macarons because i thought they looked pretty… the passionfruit macaron is not in this foto because i was so angry that they ruined the perfect passsionfruit flavour by sandwiching passionfruit with chocolate ganache! i couldnt taste the passionfruit at all because the chocolate overpowered it. i wasnt a fan of champagne or the pistachio (not pistachio-y enough) but i will be back for more strawberry and lemon mmm
And finally in the right corner of fight club (you have to fight at fight club) we have Adriano Zumbo (296 Darling Street, Balmain). This patisserier has caused quite a stir on the food blogosphere and i have been evilly plotting what markets are on which weekends to fulfil my cake starved stomach and finally at long last!
The macarons they are so very pretty, if slightly random shaped and a whole 15c cheaper than Lindt! The 4 flavours available were chocolate, passionfruit, mandarin and mint. The chocolate macaron the boy announced before depositing in my hand was too much like a brownie. i didnt argue as i saw more macarons in my future and hey i love brownies! The mint im afraid i wasnt too keen on for it wasnt quite as minty as i had hoped, not the artificial toothpaste minty which i hate, but a darker slight bitter mint. The mandarin flavour was very strong almost too strong but the passionfruit ah how it made me close my eyes for just a second to savour the unusual delicious pairing with yoghurt before reaching for a second and a third!
Wheely good ($6.50). And it is! laughed the countergirl. It’s gluten free the boy scoffed but i ignored him for i was drawn to this quirkily shaped cake. Maybe because it was round? Or maybe because of the macadamias and pistachios embedded in the white chocolate? Or the tiny chunks of sweet apricots and apples hidden within the layers of the pistachio dacquoise. Whatever it was i know i shall make the trek and return for this cake alone as my stomach didnt receive its fair portion when the boy kept sneaking crumbs off the plate!
Piste as she goes ($7.50). hee how can one not laugh at such a name! And look at the craftmanship of such a cake all those layers of effort and rice crispies sandwiched in between like a vein of gold hidden under topsoil Layers of chocolate mousse, cinnamon ganache and pistachio mousse.
But ah who wins the battle? The cakes at adriano zumbo have definitely won me over (lindt are a bit too heavy handed on the sugar) as for the macarons i guess ill need to do a lil more taste testing! i was saddened to see no tomato macaron but maybe next time there will be a new crazy flavour to try mmm i cant wait!