Monday, September 13, 2010

A whole lotta cake.

It seems that these days it's almost a requirement to be a cupcake/cake lover if you're going to call yourself a blogger. They're present at all blogger events and to me it's a bit like men who drive convertibles, they seemingly have to be middle aged and preferbly bald (so true right?!). But I digress, what I'm trying to say is that like most bloggers, I'm quite fond of all things cake shaped (as if you guys haven't noticed haha).

I bought some cakes today from the Chinese bakery and if you've ever tried Asian cakes, they're a different consistency to the 'norm'. Super soft and spongey but also calorifically cream laden.
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I chose to eat this Taro flavoured one, purely because I love the colour. Probably not the best flavour, but it looked pretty!
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Lil' sis Becky ate this one with a sweet chestnut filling. This filling is quite popular in Birthday cakes too.
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We also bought some of my favourite buns including yummy Pineapple buns which even though it's named after the fruit, it doesn't have any pineapple in it at all! Some of the others have fillings like cream, custard, pork and red bean paste.
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Though nothing quite beats the amazing patisseries found in Paris. I took these shots of these shop windows when I visited a few years ago. I really need to dig out some more photos to share soon. Amazing displays!
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Yummy but so much cream I know. I need to stop looking at food blogs too but Cutest Food blog is just too darn cute. I feel fatter just from looking!
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63 comments

  1. ooooo The taro cake looks tasty! Give it to me.

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  2. Oh. My. Goodness... Those cakes look so delicious ~ and do I spy macaroons in the window?? Oh dear. Now I am hungry... >0<

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!

    Posted about ~ Nail Art, Plum Blossoms & bonita answers

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  3. In SG, you can only get those cakes you've bought in traditional bakeries in the heartlands and I haven't had one in ages! Anyw that yam cake; (or taro?!) looks absolutely amazing! I'm craving for some yam ice cream now! Heh; and in the morning!! Haven't had sweet chestnut cakes before but now I'm interesting in finding some to try!

    Lol, it's ridiculous how I have so much more to say about food in the comment section huh?! Have a lovely Sunday! xx

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  4. holy yum.
    thanks for making my mouth water.<3

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  5. I have been trying to work out the link between fashion and cupcakes for some time. Perhaps it is just that they look so good.

    Unfortunately (or perhaps a good thing) we don't have trendy things like cupcakes or macaroons where I live. I keep promising myself plenty when I next go to London.

    The cakes from the Chinese bakery look delicious. I think that my frirend got some in Birming ham once when I went to stay with her.

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  6. It's so true that bloggers have to love cakes, but then, doesnt everyone love cakes?

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  7. I love how there are amazing cupcakes at all events. It's awesome. These ones look delicious. I need more cake in my life.

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  8. you have made me ever so hungry ha!
    these cakes look amazing and i would def have gone for the purple one too for it looks so pretty xxx

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  9. Those look delicious! And I totally agree, fashion blogger who doesn't like cakes/cupcakes? Not possible! Speaking of which, I went to Hummingbird yesterday but they were JUST closing, i.e. slamming the door on my face! Haha. Have got to go back today, I'm craving a carrot cupcake!

    Leia

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  10. Hey there. All looks so delicious. Thanks for your comment on my last blog post. It was great hearing from you. I hope all is well with you. I'm looking for a new job, plus I'm thinking about going back to college. Take care. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  11. Those look SO amazing! And I think I am one of the few bloggers who does not like cupcakes...admittedly because I am allergic to egg so can't eat them, but still. At least they look pretty.

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  12. I love Asian cakes it's been so long since my last visit to an Asian bakery when I lived in Manchester I used to go to one at least once a week!!

    I love Taro and not just because it's my fave colour purple, taro ice cream is pure yum! XD

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  13. Hi there-what a totally fabulous array of cakes, so pretty and I would have had to try each and every one, lol! x

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  14. All that cream....so yummy! Now I'm craving for that pineapple bun!

    :)

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  15. i miss Pineapple buns SOOOOOOO much, tho they have similar stuff over here like Melon bread lol.

    Ahh I also miss dan-tat!! haha i need good ol' Chinese bakery here!

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  16. Are those marble cakes I see?!
    Ah i'm not even joking, you've put me so much in the mood for cake i'm gonna go and make some marble cake!

    http://yourstalkerslittlesister.blogspot.com/ xx

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  17. Yummy! I am drooling over here x

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  18. hi lovely. you should check out the nice leather jacket h&m has- or if you want one that jacket--that probably so many others have - go vintage darling!
    i dont know yet which shows- im waiting to hear from my friend who's got the uk mailbox ;)
    hoping for at least three shows.. but i have no idea how it goes..hpw bout you?
    have a wonderful week-soon gone lfw. ;)

    xx

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  19. Chinese desserts!! Mmmmmm. Really wanting something sweet right now. Scurrying off to the pantry!

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  20. there is a chinese bakery here in são paulo and it's so good! uhhm yummy!

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  21. Hay hun, I have given you a blog award so check out my new post for it. I really want to lick the screen, that cake looks pretty good xxx

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  22. god, you are making me hungry.

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  23. Just look at those macaroons in the window! Omnomnom, as they say :) jazzy ♥

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  24. Cupcakes and cakes are yummy too, but my gosh, my biggest vice is gelato! I have it everyday here in the Philippines. Its waaay to hot here in the tropics, so Im always craving for ice cream :D

    Hope you like my post on jumpsuits and follow my blog too!

    -Gayle from www.gayleisvolatile.blogspot.com

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  25. Yum, you have me salivating! And I love Taro - when I was in Beijing I had sweet taro pie in the macdonalds (how classy!) and have been hooked ever since!

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  26. just saw your blog listed on the fashion100! i love it!

    p.s. now i'm hungry, grr. X

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  27. I've finally become a followed of your blog! Ha ha :P

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  28. great shots of those sweet tooties !
    they really look YUMMMMYYY !

    glistersandblisters dot com

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  29. hmm that one with the chestnut filling sounds delicious! there's a chinese bakery in liverpool that also sells bubble tea but i've never ben yet!

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  30. ommm, chinese cakes are the best, i prefer there take on western cakes than actually western people making sponge cakes, the sponge by chinese people are always soft and spongy ^^

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  31. The buns look the best to me. Visited China a few years back and had some cakes there that were really different to what I'm used to - but in a good way. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  32. OMG Winnie, if I ever get to your neck of the woods, please take me pastry shopping with you! I am also that blogger cliche. In fact I was into pastries before I was into clothes. I've always been skeptical about Asian desserts too (not enough butter or chocolate- and then what's the point), but I want to try those pineapple cakes.
    And thanks for linking Cutest Food blog- I love it!
    xoxo,
    Lar

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  33. just drooled on my keyboard. : )

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  34. OH
    MY
    GOSH!!!!!!!!!


    I NEED to visit the UK!!!! i LOVEEEE cake so much. haha. omg. I am like freaking out right now about how amazingly good it looks


    love,
    Sherry

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  35. mmm they all look so yummy!

    btw well done on getting through dissertation hell, did you get that 'what now?' feeling after handing it in too?

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  36. I could eat desserts for every meal of the day so I wouldn't mind that at all. Maybe it's just a girl thing though ;P

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  37. Great pictures, I feel so hungry now!
    xx

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  38. Soooo yummyyyy!!!!

    http://becksmakeupcorner.blogspot.com

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  39. We have a great Asian cake shop here in Sheffield, I need to try it!

    Also been enjoying my French delicacies this weekend too, nom!

    R xx

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  40. omg yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm.. and i agree the purple is so pretty!
    xx-lj from sos!

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  41. those little cakes are so wonderful, like mini works of art

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  42. argh i've been craving something sweet and then just read this post! pretty pictures

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  43. Oh Gosh , adorable cupcakes and cakes ! They look good

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  44. These are some of the prettiest and most adorable cakes I have ever seen. They are fabulous and look very tasty too.

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  45. ahh love the cakes. reminds my of this cake shop in soho were they have little pink cakes with cury icing tails like little pigs! xx

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  46. What girl doesn't love cakes?! They all look so delicious, though think will have to pass on the pork and red bean paste fillings!

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  47. Oh my God!!! Amazing! That Taro one looks spectacular. :)SarahD

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  48. as well as cakes being calorific they must also be pretty to look at - which these definitely are!!

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  49. I hope this finds you doing well. Take care. Enjoy the weekend.

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  50. woahw this stuff looks yummie!!! come check out my blog, you may like it!

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  51. 60 comments!!! Guess we all love cake, hehe. My favourite Asian cake is Sri Lankan love cake - soooo delicious, I think it is flavoured with rose water and it is really dense and moist. Absolutely delish. x

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  52. omg the cakes are so awesome !! i bet there were very delicious too :( :p

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  53. i wish i could be there the purple one is most pretty one i feel

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