Ask the Foodie: Ankrish Gidwani

Use top ingredients for the best cakes, says Ankrish Gidwani. Photo: Warton Li

At 12 years old, keen baker Ankrish Gidwani e-mailed the city's top pastry chefs, asking to work in their kitchens. When none responded, he started a blog. Today Baking Maniac displays the creations he bakes with his mother for weddings and events. Now 16, Ankrish dreams of studying pastry making in Paris and opening his own bakery here.

Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 5:16pm

Up Close and Personal: Birthday parties

Illustration: Pearl Law

Since our first child was born 51/2 years ago, my husband and I have been to roughly 3,450 birthday parties. Or at least that is what it feels like. Not that we have anything against birthday parties. In theory, what's not to love? Fun games, yummy cake. Most are lots of fun for the children and an opportunity for parents to socialise, too.

30 Sep 2012 - 2:32pm

20,000 birthday cakes for Lion City

SINGAPORE - Everyone loves cupcakes! They are delicious. Singapore decided to celebrate its 47th birthday with 20,000 of them. The colourful cakes were arranged like a pair of hands in a heart shape, with the city's national flag in the middle.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

Easy-peasy crispy cakes

What you'll need:

Dark chocolate




1. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl over hot water.

2. Add the cornflakes and marshmallows to the melted chocolate.

3. Mix until all the ingredients are evenly coated with chocolate.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:11pm

How to make a party treat

Perfect for any party or get-together, these super-easy cake pops are sure to rock your world!

Cynthia Leung H-o-yan, of BulooBird Dessert, at Cat Stor, a cat-themed cafe in Causeway Bay, shows Young Post how to turn an ordinary pound cake into these lovely sheep on a lolly stick.

What you'll need

One pack of fondant icing

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet jobs with Ms B

Managers, receptionists, bar and bakery staff, waiters Ms B's Cakery, C'est la B, and Sevva

7 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Bliss Bakery is open for business

Bliss By Kathryn Littlewood Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0 007451746

Baking is becoming a trendy pastime, so any novel about yummy cupcakes, croissants and muffins should be a tasty treat for amateur bakers and anyone else who likes cakes.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Sweet touches

The wedding cake is more than just eye candy or a tool for slapstick humour; it sweetens up the big day. Traditionally, a three-tiered affair, the cake features prominently as a centrepiece at the wedding banquet, which is never over until the bride and groom have cut into it and fed a piece to each other.

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Magical tale of baking family dusted with sweet humour

Bliss By Kathryn Littlewood Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0 007451746

Baking is becoming a trendy pastime, so any novel about cupcakes, yummy croissants and delicious muffins should be a tasty treat for amateur bakers and anyone else who likes cakes.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Raisin the bar on taste sensations

Bet you didn't know that National Raisin Day was celebrated in the US on April 30 this year. Well, it's never too late to join the party and enjoy eating this great dried fruit.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Layer cake

Tiramisu is eaten most often as a dessert, but it's also a great snack, because not only does it satisfy between-meal hunger pangs, it also gives a good jolt of caffeine.

13 May 2012 - 12:00am

Show your mum she's special with a lovely lunch

Caesar salad Unlike a traditional Caesar salad, to avoid any risk of salmonella poisoning, this version uses hard-boiled egg yolks instead of raw eggs to emulsify the oil with the other ingredients and make a creamy dressing.

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 large chicken breasts, cooked, sliced

2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped into bite-sized pieces

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Awfully successful at franchising

'Sell what you love and the money will follow' may sound like what one reads in a business management book, but this advice has guided the success of young Hong Kong entrepreneur Regina Sam.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Colourful fun for the visually impaired

'Today was a very good day,' says 13-year-old Mike Leung. The visually impaired teenager had spent it decorating an Easter egg with 'chocolate and one hundred thousand colourful crystal candies'.

5 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Easter chocolate crispies nests

Equipment you will need

18 paper cupcake cases

Large saucepan

Weighing scales

Metal spoon

Wooden spoon

Ingredients you will need

225g milk chocolate

50g butter

3 tablespoons golden syrup

150g rice crispies or cornflakes

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am