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4th of July Sweet Treats

Posted by editor On July - 5 - 2013

Happy Fourth! I’m uplifted by just looking at all these sweet treats. I know I shouldn’t have them but it’s probably OK just to consume it for eyes only 😉

Inspiring cupcakes for fourth of July celebration:

Happy 4th of July everyone, have a safe celebration!


Coffee Art Design

Posted by editor On June - 29 - 2013

Food and drink can be so much fun with a totally new ingredient: CREATIVITY!
I’d love to share these pictures for inspiration.

kazuki yamamoto’s creation:

Kazuki Yamamoto is a Japanese native latte artist famous for his 3D foam creation. The currently 26 year old artist now working as a barista in Cafe10g in Osaka, but he dreams of opening his own cafe in Tokyo one day. for more pictures follow him on his twitter and see his uploaded pictures here.

A great art depicting how hard it is to prepare your coffee.
Couple inspiring coffee cup designs:

Sweet couple: Coffee and Chocolate – they goes well together.

Very cute design, encourage great marketing. Tempted to order more?

Design totally transfer matter from ordinary to extraordinary. Sometimes all it need is a good tweak.
pictures posted on Femtalk’s Pinterest board.


Great Kitchen Gadgets

Posted by editor On January - 9 - 2011

1. Spaghetti Scrubber

Ever since I do my own kefir yogurt making and learn not to wash the container or any tools for kefir yogurt making with soap or detergent because these good bacteria can’t stand the soap residue then I opt for a nylon scrubber. However I have difficulties finding this nylon scrubber recently in my local area, so I went online and found out about this great friendly spaghetti scrubber which is made from corn cobs and peach pits.

They made a good companion for doing scrubbing for your kitchen dishes or even other type of cleaning naturally and with less detergent since a small amount goes a long way inside this curly shaped material.It’s also very easy to dry making it mold resistant. If you want the gentle scrub go for the pink ones and if you want the more aggressive then get the yellow ones. for more info visit: Goodbye Detergent! To buy you can visit uncommongoods.com or theafternoon.com.

2. Scruba Gloves

I always wash my veggies even if it is a pre-washed packed salad greens. Sometimes when it comes to things like potatoes, carrots, radishes and other veggies that grows under the ground I found it hard to get rid of the dirt until I peel their skin off. I just learnt that peeling the skin off indeed rip off the vitamin I’ll get from these veggies so it’s better not to peel them off but wash them completely clean. I found out that scrub’a gloves designed by Danish designer will enable me to wash off all the dirt a lot quicker with less amount of water consume. To learn more you can visit their site at fabrikators. Scrub’a gloves also comes in adult and kid sizes.

3. Drosselmeyer Nutcracker

If Nuts cracking become a burdensome and messy chore then I hope drosselmeyer nutcracker able to help you solve that problem.

Drosselmeyer is the first handheld nutcracker to have a double lever action and a container to collect the shells. This award-winning design is widely regarded as the best and most powerful nutcracker on the market. It’s a quick, clean, and easy way to crack nuts. source.

Designed by Swedish design firm this sleek nutcracker has gained popularity as a must own kitchen gadget.


Charaben Japanese Bento Box Food Design

Posted by editor On April - 9 - 2010

Japanese people are just crazy neat! Even for food their preparation is endless hours and thoughtfully presented, thoroughly designed and deliciously cooked. see these you tube bento collection and some pictures I collected from internet:


Bear faces Charaben

Poodle Doggie Charaben



Teddy Bear Charaben

Three Little Piggies Charaben

Winnie The Pooh Charaben

Hello Kitty Charaben




I recently tried to cook one of annathered.com Japanese hamburg, of course I didn’t spent crazy time decorating like hers but her Japanese hamburg recipe was good and my husband ate 4 patties out of 6 patties I cooked after finishing his take-out thai meal, so it was THAT good because he can ate that much on his second round of dinner =)

what is Japanese style hamburg? it’s basically ground beef patty with sauce:

I did try one food art – to make the peanut butter with chocolate hazelnut spread (like nutella spread from Italy) sandwhich. It taste like the usual sweet spread sandwhich but I love the look I created, it’s inspired by annathered.com (so after reading her blog I just went and try out to make some food art) see my creation below:




Coffee Art on Latte or Cappuccino Cup

Posted by editor On December - 1 - 2009


Coffee barista has been quite a popular profession lately in some city due to high demand of not only serving a cup of coffee but serving it in style.
The barista use mix method of using pouring method (the way to pour the cream into the cup) and using stick to render details, some even use chocolate syrup.

Latte art in coffee has been quite a popular lifestyle especially in Japan, and some other European countries. Their popularity even establish competitions in some major city such as the Free Pour Latte Art Competition in Washington, Latte art contest in the Netherlands and many more.




Celebration with a Cupcake Tower

Posted by editor On May - 24 - 2009

Bakerella created this sweet pink cupcakes tower for a first communion celebration. I just think it’s a very lovely creation, bakerella mentioned to be inspired by Martha Stewart’s Wedding Magazine (spring 09):

please visit her post here to find out bout the making of that beautiful cupcake tower. Isn’t it lovely?


Cute velvet truffles from Bakerella

Posted by editor On May - 24 - 2009

These cute truffles are decorated to look like cakespy maskot by Bakerella, you can find out more inspiring pictures of these truffles with their own little stories – very creative and entertaining to read!



Convent Garden Teahouse

Posted by editor On April - 3 - 2009

The Tea house at convent garden station is quite an attraction, so if you happen to be in London maybe it’s a good thing to make a stop here. Its front fascade is a full glass window with lots and lots of colorful stuff and tea display.

People stop to admire and stare because it’s hard to take it all in while just walking by. I have to say this is the most enticing shop window I have seen so far in a tea shop.

The store has cozy atmosphere and hold humongous selections for tea.

It holds more then 100 kinds of teas, including teas form Japan, China, India and traditional English blends.



Very Easy Strawberry Cheesecake from Rachel Ray

Posted by Smurfette On March - 23 - 2009

Sushi Cake

Posted by Smurfette On March - 20 - 2009

Here I found two kinds of sushi cake. The first one is a cake that looks like sushi but tastes like a regular cake (I assume), I call this the “sushi looking cake”. The second one is a cake that looks like a cake (somewhat) and tastes like sushi, I call this the “cake looking sushi”.

I have to admit both cakes are very creative. Some people might be grossed out by the “cake looking sushi” but not me, because I love sushi a lot. I can eat sushi for breakfast, lunch and dinner 😛

Which one do you like better?
The Sushi Looking Cake

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The Cake Looking Sushi

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