It's the time of the year where Singapore looks a tad prettier. The lights, the glitter and the colours. Not to forget the sales! Don't u just love December? :)
Personally, things are not as flowery right now. This is life I guess. Sometimes it all comes together and sometimes you just kinda lose it all. Funny, just when you think life can't possibly get any worse it suddenly does! It's so draining at times and you just wanna raise the white flag!
And then, you wander around the web and end up on facebook, you see pictures of kids in Gaza on your timeline and your mind goes on a standstill and then you realised, your worries are nowhere near theirs.
Till today, I cringed whenever these pictures pop up out of nowhere. I can’t fathom such hatred and racism. NO one has the right to take a life and that too without a reason. War is not a solution and it will never be. If the leaders think war is the answer to everything and it portrays their power, they why don't they themselves go on the battlefield? A powerful leader should at least have some common sense and compassion and not someone who can only let the public make all these sacrifices while these so called leaders are in the comfort of their own homes. Utter disgrace. On that note, may god give comfort to these poor victims and their families.
Sorry for digressing. I know, I do that ever so often. Back to what I was saying...Christmas! So apparently my dad friends love to come to Singapore during Christmas. :) Both for the beautifully adorned Orchard Road and the year end sales. They always marvelled at the long stretch road that is adorned with breathtaking Christmas lights and decorations.
Like this one. Gorgeous isn't it?
Some cakes that I did over the past weekends.
My 1st time sugar crafting an Elmo. Not that bad actually. Hes a pretty easy guy I guess.
I have been making these handbag cakes so often and at times I think that I can make this with my eyes closed! Erm okay maybe just 1 eye closed. :D
A first too.
And finally, time for a recipe. I have been wanting to share this recipe but it kept slipping my mind.
I saw this pic......
on this blog and I could not get it out of my mind.
So I had to give it a try! Delicious, pretty little things :)
1 lb large strawberries
8 oz. cream cheese,
1/2 cup whipping cream
4 tbsp icing sugar (Taste accordingly)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Graham cracker crumbs
Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife. Prepare all strawberries and set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whip cream till fluffy and set aside. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Fold in cream.
Place mixture in a piping bag or zip lock with the corner snipped off.
Fill strawberries with cheesecake mixture. Once strawberries are filled, dip the top in graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.
If you love strawberries and cheesecake. Give it a try!