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Macarons*

24 Jul

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Macarons again from top & side views…

 

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Have a great day^^!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

Weekend Citron & Lemon Biscotti

25 Apr

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May Basic class is Weekend Citron and Lemon Biscotti. As per its name, weekend citron is a lemon buttercake originally baked on weekends to share with family members and friends. I designed this class so that you can bake and enjoy the cake with your family during Mother’s Day ^^.

 

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Sour cream is often used to make the buttercake moist and soft. We will be using something else, a simpler ingredient, to replace it for the cake ^^! And coat the top with lemon glacage.

 

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Another recipe for this class is Lemon and pistachio Biscotti. It’s a very refreshing taste of biscotti.

 

Here is the class schedule;

DATE:        May 6th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                    May 14th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm

                    May 24th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm

FEE:            RM200 (RM159 for members)

 

To register for the class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gamil.com (Tomoko).

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

 

Double Chocolate Cream Rollcake Class*

7 Apr

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Our new menu for the April class is Double Chocolate Cream Rollcake! We will use Demarle Flexipan rollake mold to bake this cake.

I tried two kinds of thickness and below photo is the thicker kind, about 2cm thickness.

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Each cake has different look and taste; The thinner version can feel more cream, thus the whole cake melts in your mouth, and the thicker version can enjoy the cake texture. In the class we will bake the cake with in-between thickness, (to get both good parts^^), and wrap two kinds of chocolate cream with whipping cream.

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Another recipe for this class is Mini Caramel Nuts Cake. It’s a moist caramel muffin topped with almond and pumpkin seeds. Please look forward to this recipe!

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Here is the class date;

DATE:      April 23rd (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                  April 29th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

If you are interested in joining the class, kindly email at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thanks and I am looking forward to hearing from you!

Regards,

Tomoko

 

April 2017 Class Schedule*

30 Mar

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Hi there!

Sorry for my late update on April class schedule! Celebrating the arrival on our Flexipan rollcake mold from France (^^), I will be conducting a special rollcake class in April! The recipe is originally from “Koyama roll”, one of the most popular rollcakes in Japan. I will be modifying it into Caramel Factory style! I will also be repeating requested classes from previous months. Thank you!

**By the way, our freezer is currently under maintenance. So I will be conducting class from 3rd weekend of April. Thanks for your understanding!**

Here is the class schedule;

1. Double Chocolat Cream Rollcake & Mini Caramel Nuts Cake – Basic Class –

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Moist chocolat rollcake with

2 kinds of chocolate cream

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Caramel Cake with almond & pumpkin nuts

DATE:      April 23rd (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

                 April 29th (Sat.) 11:00am-2:30pm – FULL

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

2. Sachertorte (Austrian style chocolate cake) & Apricot Sable *Request* – Basic Class –

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Austrian style moist chocolate cake 

sandwiched and coated with apricot jam, glacage au chocolat

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French style biscuit sandwiched with apricot jam

*For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous blog post Sachertorte & Apricot Sable

DATE:      April 16th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

3. Fraisier (French style Strawberry cake) & Financier au the *Request* – Premier Class –

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French style Strawberry cake with biscuit genoise (sponge cake),

creme moussline, strawberry and strawberry nappage

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Financier petit gateau with earl grey tea flavour

DATE:      April 22nd (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!

   FEE:      RM210 (RM169  for members)

4. Yakigashi Special – Season Special Class-

*Coffee Walnuts Pound cake

*Blueberry Cheese Tart

*Coffee Nuts Cookie

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This is my first time introducing you to some coffee flavoured cake and cookies! The tasting session will be with coffee (of course, I can also make you tea), so the graduates with “Coffee & Macaron Master Course” please help me make hand-dripped coffee in the class ^c^!

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DATE:      April 19th (Wed.) 11:00am-3:30pm – FULL

                 April 30th (Sun.)  1:00pm-5:00pm –> postponed to May 28th

   FEE:      RM250 (RM195  for members)

To register for the class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thank you so much and I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

March 2017 Class Schedule*

21 Feb

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Hi there! Today I would like to post March 2017 class schedule! (Here is the class Calendar)

March 3rd is Children’s day in Japan for girls, called “Ohinamatsuri“. Japanese families with daughters put up Ohinamatsuri dolls in their houses for a month, and celebrate with special dishes such as chirashi-sushi, clam soup and strawberry cake. Each of the dish and ingredients have special meaning. For instance, having clam (hamaguri) in the soup is a wish for the girl to find her perfect soulmate, like the two identical shells of a clam!

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I also put out Hinamatsuri dolls for my daughter in early February ^^.

To celebrate this event, I would like to make Fraisier, a French style strawberry cake. I also am conducting Yakigashi Special class, since school holiday is coming soon. The simple and delicious yakigashi will fill you and your family’s stomach! I believe that this can also be one of the options for the coming Ramadan baking season too!

Here is the class schedule;

1. Fraisier (French style Strawberry cake) & Financier au the – Premier Class –

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French style Strawberry cake with biscuit genoise (sponge cake),

creme moussline, strawberry and strawberry nappage

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Financier petit gateau with earl grey tea flavour

DATE:      March 4th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                   March 9th (Thurs.) 11:00am-3:00pm

                  March 26th (Sun.) 11:00am-3:00pm – 1 more seat left!            

    FEE:     RM210 (RM169  for members)

2. Hokkaido Chiffon Cake & Miroir Cookie *Request* – Basic Class –

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Earl grey tea flavoured chiffon cake

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Miroir cookie sandwiched with Hazelnuts praline chocolat

*For details of this class, kindly refer to my post Caramel Factory Chiffon Cake & Miroir CookieThis is an one time repeat lesson, so please don’t miss out!

DATE:      March 5th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm 

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

3. Sachertorte (Austrian style chocolate cake) & Apricot Sable *Request* – Basic Class –

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Austrian style moist chocolate cake 

sandwiched and coated with apricot jam, glacage au chocolat

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French style biscuit sandwiched with apricot jam

*For details of this class, kindly refer to my previous blog post Sachertorte & Apricot SableThis is an one time repeat lesson so please don’t miss out!

DATE:      March 12th (Sun.) 1:00pm-4:30pm* Re-scheduled from 11th March. 

    FEE:     RM200 (RM159  for members)

4. Yakigashi Special – Season Special Class-

*Coffee Walnuts Pound cake

*Blueberry Cheese Tart

*Coffee Nuts Cookie

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This is my first time introducing you to some coffee flavoured cake and cookies! The tasting session will be with coffee (of course, I can also make you tea), so the graduates with “Coffee & Macaron Master Course” please help me make hand-dripped coffee in the class ^c^!

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DATE:      March 18th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                  March 29th (Wed.) 11:00am-3:00pm             

    FEE:     RM250 (RM195  for members)

If you are interested in joining the class, kindly email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko).

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!!!

Cheers,

Tomoko

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day!

19 Feb

 

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Last week was Saint Valentine’s Day. In Japan, Valentine’s Day is quite a big event and will become the busiest day for the chocolate shops and other shops that sell chocolates. I believe in other countries such as America and France as well! The choice of chocolate is so much that people advertise their products from month before and customers (mostly women) think for many days and weeks what chocolate to give to who this year. (Yes, in Japan, it is a day that women give chocolates to men that she cares for…!)

School girls make chocolate for the boy she likes, getting their mothers’ help… And many married women and family with children make homemade chocolate for their husbands and fathers. It is quite a happening event in Japan!

 

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So as for me, on top of the Sachertorte Cake I have been making, I baked Chocolate Chip Cookies with my children. Well, this was actually not so related to St. Valentine’s Day, since I follow American custom and “I” should be getting something from my husband… ahem… but my daughter wanted to eat so we made it together.

 

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This is a chewy type of chocolate cookies that I taught in my class before ^^.

 

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It was me and my children that ate most of the cookies but I was glad to bake chocolate cakes and cookies during February, the month of chocolate!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko

 

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

25 Dec

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Merry Christmas!

Hope you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with your family & friends! As for me, Christmas is my daughter’s birthday so I baked her a large Strawberry Short Cake for her Birthday Party! The cake is about 25cm x 25cm size with 3 layers of sponge (I used my rollcake recipe^^) with lots of strawberries inside and on top. The portion is easily for about 30 people at the party.

I love Japanese Strawberry Short Cake and was glad to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and Christmas with the cake!

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By the way, my class of 2016 has finished yesterday. Thank you so much for all your support this year, and I hope to see you again in 2017 classes. I want to share couple of photos from the baking we had in December^^.

This is the Strawberry Short Cake we baked in the class. The original Japanese Strawberry Cake uses Genoise sponge cake, which is slightly more crumbly and melts in your mouth compared to chiffon cake and rollcake.

 

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Entremet de Noel, a Christmas color cake with raspberry x vanilla mousse combination and two kinds of pistachio flavoured cakes around.

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Students hard work!

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Another raspberry cake. This one is non-baked type of cheesecake with raspberry coulis and biscuit genoise in the middle, crunchy cookie at the bottom.

 

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We also baked Ginger Bread Cookie. Kids love this crispy ginger bread cookies and it was almost all gone before I could take the photo. I like cinnamon spice and my ginger bread cookie is more towards cinnamon taste, but you can put more ginger spice into the cookies if you like!

 

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We also baked Choux au The, an earl grey tea flavored cookie cream puff. In the class we baked them into a wreath form with two layer of cream; creme patissiere au the and pistachio chantilly. You can also bake individually like the photo with only creme patissiere au the. This way it’s more simple and still yummy!

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I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

 

Cheers,

Tomoko