The dinner table is here! Everyone following me on Instagram already knows. It arrived after months of waiting and many misunderstandings. My advice: never ever buy something from November 20th forward, because you will probably meet holidays and staff vacations and your product will most likely end up stuck somewhere in between the processes.
But the table is here, beautiful and amazing, and that’s what matters. No other model for the table would be more suitable for the apartment interior design. And along with it, came two more transparent chairs of the same model I bought before. Which means I managed to fill the dinner room as I imagined, and I’m completely in love.
So much in love that I immediately filled the table with cupcakes and decorations for my orders on the next day.
Besides that, the sink glass was changed for the right color now. I don’t know if you guys remember when it came in the wrong color – which wasn’t even awful, it’s just that it didn’t match the rest of the tiffany blue things in the apartment. So now it’s the right tone and also beautiful! I didn’t take a picture for you of the whole thing put together because it’s a mess right now with fondant modelling stuffs. You know, living by myself is like that.
What matters is that the kitchen it now complete! And the feeling of having it just the way I wanted is amazing. I do hope, from the bottom of my heart, that you have the opportunity to do the same, because for people who think this is the best spot in the whole house, it’s very rewarding.
Next? The living room which will held my shelf/cupboard/book case. And a homemade mini garden near the window where I can grow spices and things I love the most for cooking in general.
It’s been a while since I’ve made this frosting, but I still remember my excitement over the taste of it. I know not everyone enjoys creamcheese but I invite you all to try this at home. The cocoa powder elevates this frosting to somewhere else! I never imagined that creamcheese + cocoa would make such an incredible combination.
Cocoa creamcheese frosting
Yields: enough for 12 generous swirls
90g creamcheese, slightly cold
100g butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups (170g) icing sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (45g) cocoa powder
1 – Beat the butter for 5 minutes, until it gets very pale and fluffy. The ideal is for it to be at room temperature, but at a soft-hard stage, like when you press it and it keeps its shape still but it doesn’t stick to your fingers.
2 – Add the creamcheese one teaspoon of it at a time, while beating at slow speed. When you add everything, put it on medium and beat for another 30 seconds to incorporate everything.
3 – Turn the mixer off and add all the icing sugar and cocoa powder at once. Cover with a kitchen towel and beat on the slowest speed possible for 30 seconds. Then crank it up to medium and check if it’s safe to remove the towel and not having a nuclear explosion of sugar and cocoa.
4 – Beat only until fully incorporated, stopping at mid time to scrape the sides of the bowl. If you overbeat it, the frosting will separate. If it’s too warm, keep the bowl in the fridge for about 5 minutes then rebeat it.
Before using it for decorating, I like to leave it in the fridge a bit more. It holds swirls perfectly if your city’s weather helps.
Ju, can I use powdered chocolate or instant hot chocolate mix instead? Yes you can, but it’s not the same for the taste and the consistency. Try to find a good quality cocoa powder in your city, and while you’re at it, stock up some since the expiration date is long and it’s so worthy!