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SG50 Merlion Cake

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This year is a very special year for all Singaporeans. We are celebrating Singapore’s 50th birthday.

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A city that’s called my home. I would like to share this recipe and why I created it.

 I have used a Red Velvet Cake based in contrast with the White Vanilla Buttercream to represent Singapore’s flag. So when you cut the cake, you will cake that red and white interior!

What’s every Singaporean’s favorite all time biscuits? Gem Biscuits! They are small and cute. When I was young, I loved it so much that I eat it almost everyday. I like to eat the sugary icing first, then the plain old biscuits. Which, I’m sure people living in this little red dot do that. Yum, that’s nostalgic. 

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Handmade Merlion and SG50 Logo Chocolates. This is a very unique way of using chocolate and I think we did beautifully. When we talk about creating a national cake like this, Merlion is ought to be there no questions asked. Merlion is our national icon and people will instantly recognize that it’s Singapore! I once said it in chinese, “一个很特别可是不真实的动物”. (A very special but unreal animal)

 Beautiful, nostalgic, and so Singapore! Looks like a lion garden city full of lovely citizens

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SG50 Merlion Cake
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Cake
  1. 1 box of Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake or double recipe of my egg-free Red Velvet Cupcakes.
Vanilla Buttercream
  1. 100 grams of unsalted butter, softened
  2. 100 grams of shortening
  3. 240 grams of icing sugar, sifted
  4. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Chocolate Art
  1. 100 grams of white chocolate with red food coloring, melted
  2. 100 grams of white chocolate, melted
  3. Lollipop sticks
Decorations
  1. 300 grams of Gem Biscuits
To make the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160C fan-forced.
  2. I am using Betty Crocker Red Velvet Cake box today. Following the instruction, mix in eggs, water and oil.
  3. Transfer into two greased 8-inch round cake pan lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake it in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  5. Let it cool while you make your Chocolate Art.
To make your Chocolate Art
  1. Mix 100 grams of melted white chocolate with red food coloring until reaches your desired shade.
  2. Transfer it into a piping bag.
  3. Draw an outer frame for your Merlion and make sure your inverted pictures are under a parchment paper and secure them using scotch tape.
  4. Start by tracing the outline of the Merlion. Use a toothpick to remove any flaws and even it out.
  5. Let it set in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  6. Then flood the inside surface of the Merlion. Use a toothpick to spread.
  7. At the same time, trace SG50 words using melted white chocolate.
  8. Let it set in the freezer for 10 minutes before continuing.
  9. To reinforce together, cover the Merlion with a layer of melted white chocolate using a spoon to spread, making sure not to pass the outer frame.
  10. Next, cover SG50 logo with red. Put a lollipop stick and cover it more with chocolate.
  11. Let it set in the freezer while you make your cream.
To make your cream
  1. Beat soften butter, shortening, vanilla extract and icing sugar on low speed until combined. Then, beat on medium high speed for a minute until light and fluffy.
  2. Before you frost the cake, trim the top of both cakes to make flat surfaces.
  3. Frost the cake. We will only be covering with one layer of cream which is the crumb coat as we will cover it will Chocolate Art and Gem Biscuits.
  4. Let it set in the fridge for 30 minutes.
To assemble
  1. Carefully remove Chocolate Art using a metal spatula. Then, place it on top of the cake. Gently press it down to stick with the cream.
  2. Next, cover the rest of the cake with Gem biscuits. Finally, stick the SG50 logo on it.
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Domino’s Pizza celebrate SG50 with 50% off and new Banana Kaya Dessert!

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I was invited to Domino’s Pizza SG party last week to get to know more about the new Banana Kaya Pizza Dessert! 

DominosPizzaa280715-005EditedOven baked deliciously goodness, it is filled with flavorful pandan kaya made only from the freshest ingredients of coconut cream, eggs and real pandan leaves. 

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESWonderfully buttery crust sprinkled with some icing sugar. Yum! I love the combination of kaya and banana! 

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With some others who also came to try out their new dessert and wide range of pizzas.

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Event started and she was explaining about how this dessert was created and at the same time informing us about the upcoming super deals for SG50!

DominosPizzaa280715-041edited_editededWe also got to play a series of games. I was trying to stack a bunch of bananas to her head but we did miserably bad. Nevertheless, it was so fun!

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I got their limited-edition t-shirt. Cool!

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We played another game, which is to arrange the bananas in a creative way. I think my group did a fabulous job!

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Finally, it’s pizza time! I really love their pizza, they give a generous amount of topping for each and every. So so good! You should try it out.

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A picture with pizza. I’m hungry now!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIt’s all about pizza, even dessert! The moment it came out of the oven, it was so aromatic.DominosPizzaa280715-098editedSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESA group picture with the rest

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAnd because it’s SG50, the delightful Banana Kaya Dessert is selling at 50% off for a limited period only! $3.90 instead of $7.80, what a bargain!

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Not only that, 50% off for All time Favorite Pizzas and Sides! (available daily from 3pm to 6pm)

And with Domino’s Pizza SIngapore unique ordering platforms, there will be

30 minute delivery guarantee OR 15 minute takeout guarantee

– Product satisfaction guarantee

– Free Delivery Islandwide

– Nett Pricing

So hurry! Get your selections at 50% off while at the same time have free delivery.

Like Domino’s Pizza Singapore on their Facebook page to get all the latest update on the promos and offers.

Visit their website, www.dominos.com.sg or call their hotline 6222 6333 to order now!

 

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