How to make a party treat

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

Tuesday, 10 July, 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

Angelababy the icing on the cake at launch of Swarovski collection

From the explosion of pink and red balloons to the cupcake station and overflowing jars of marshmallow and jelly beans, Swarovski's spring-summer collection launch resembled more of a tween princess-themed birthday party than a fashion accessories runway show.

14 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

This will definitely put you in the pink

We usually think of beetroot as a savoury food. But Shima Shimizu, raw food chef and founder of Sesame Kitchen, dispels this notion by using beetroot as a key ingredient in a cake.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Brilliant butterfly

What you'll need:

1 sponge cake (made from scratch or packet mix, or shop-bought)

M&Ms or other colourful sweets

liquorice laces

whipping cream

white chocolate

large serrated knife


Step 1

5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Keep her sweet

Today is Mother's Day, the 'greeting card holiday' for which we are pressured to show our appreciation to the woman who raised us. It's better, of course, to show your appreciation year-round, but if you don't, at least take her out for a pleasant meal today, then bring her home and serve her a home-made dessert that you've put a bit of effort into.

8 May 2011 - 12:00am

New pair of shoes to celebrate Ferragamo's 80th birthday takes the cake

From the novelty PR file: the Mandarin Oriental decided to help one of its prime retail tenants celebrate a landmark birthday with a most unusual cake. This year marks Italian brand Salvatore Ferragamo's 80th anniversary, so the hotel's pastry kitchen took one of the label's most popular mules and turned it into an edible item.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Wedding presence

Phoebe's Designer Bakery, the first bakery in Hong Kong to specialise in wedding cakes, opened last month at 25 Aberdeen Street, Central. The cakes are designed by Cheekay Chow (below) - who named the shop after her dog - and baked by pastry chef Tsui Ming-sai, who worked for 18 years at The Peninsula hotel.

7 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Perfect pastry

Although the recipe for French macarons looks easy, they are one of the most difficult pastries to master. Made with beaten egg whites, ground almonds and icing sugar, the mixture is piped out, baked and then sandwiched together in pairs.

30 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Family on the rise

Hung Wins comes from a family of pastry chefs. His father, three uncles, brother and cousin are all in the business. Hung, who has twice won gold medals at the Hong Kong Food Festival Culinary Awards, has been the pastry chef at the Ritz-Carlton since the hotel opened in 1993. At his home in Chai Wan, he makes a luxurious version of a classic dessert

29 Sep 2002 - 12:00am


Christmas Star Cocktail

For cocktail:

10ml Vodka 60g icing sugar 20ml Calvados (Apple liquor) 20g green apple (keep the skin) 3g sugar 20g star fruit Fresh raspberries, black and white chocolate for decoration

Method :

1 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Halloween is here again, so why not spellbind your kids with a Harry Potter party?

IN CASE you hadn't noticed, Tuesday is that time for ghosts, ghouls and goblins - Halloween. Children here probably won't get to experience the all-American fun of trick-or-treating up and down neighbourhood streets in the crisp autumn air - they will more likely be going up and down blocks of flats in air-conditioned lifts - but that doesn't mean they can't have fun.

29 Oct 2000 - 12:00am