Coachella Inspired Festival Make-up look

Are you all ready for Coachella this year???

Watch this amazing Coachella inspired look to look fab this music season ๐Ÿ™‚

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Handmade cards #2!

Baby Shower & Miss you Handmade Card!!

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Crafting has not only been a hobby, but a true passion. It started from making personalized gifts for friends which is not only memorable, but it gives you an immense measure of self-satisfaction ๐Ÿ™‚

These are 2 cards I made for 2 of my friends here at the International communityย – One who is going to be expecting a Baby Boy soon!! Yay ๐Ÿ™‚

The second is for a friend who is going back home and who we all will dearly miss!!

*Mixed emotions*

Materials Used:

  • Patterned Card stock
  • Ribbon
  • Pearl and crystal embellishments
  • Sentiments ( I printed it out using a normal Inkjet printer)
  • Paper Doilies

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Happpy crafting ๐Ÿ™‚

Eggless Pineapple Cake

Who doesn’t like cakes and especially if it is homemade with love and tastes sinful ๐Ÿ™‚

This eggless version of pineapple cake is a must try and no failure recipe. I am currently teaching an Eggless Baking Class at the Stanford International Center and I must admit that this has been one of the most cherished experiences ever. Thanks to the ladies for letting me take pictures during the class.

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  • All purpose flour (or) Cake flour โ€“ 2 cups
  • Baking powder โ€“ 2 tsp
  • Baking soda โ€“ 1 tsp
  • Salted butter โ€“ ยฝ cup
  • Sugar โ€“ ยพ cup
  • Pineapple extract โ€“ 1.5 tsp
  • Milk โ€“ 3 tablespoons (as per consistency)
  • Curd โ€“ ยฝ cup
  • Oil โ€“ ยฝ cup
  • Apple sauce (unsweetened) โ€“ ยฝ cup
  • Tinned pineapple slices

Frosting :

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Sugar (as per taste)

Method:

  • Firstly, sift all the dry ingredients โ€“ the flour, baking powder and baking soda and keep aside.
  • Cut the butter into cubes and place in the mixing bowl. Add sugar & cream it till soft and fluffy.

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  • Add pineapple extract, apple sauce and curd and whisk well until everything is incorporated well. Add oil to the batter and mix again.

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  • Next add the dry ingredients mix a little by little and remember not to over-beat the batter at this stage
  • Add milk till you get a good consistency of the batter. Nor to , neither too stiff.

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  • Pre-heat the over at 180 degree celsius or 350 F.
  • Transfer the batter into the cake mould and bake for 20 mins.
  • Do the knife/toothpick test to check if the cake has been cooked properly.

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Frosting:

  • Place the beater blades and the bowl your going to whip the cream in, inside the fridge for at least 30 mins. Thisย fastens the whipping process.
  • Add cream and sugar, whip till it forms soft peaks and does not pour over when you turn the bowl.FullSizeRender

Assembling the cake:

  • Divide the cake into 2 and gently pour a little pineapple water (from the tin) on the halved cake.
  • Places pineapple pieces randomly around the halved cake and then generously coat it with the cream.
  • Place the other halved cake over this and spread the cream all over on the top and sides.

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  • Decorate with pineapple and raspberry/strawberry and serve chilled ๐Ÿ™‚

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P.S :ย A few of the pictures below are from the class. I’m sure the ladies will approve it. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Baking!

Adios ๐Ÿ™‚