Friday, August 22, 2008

Red-White Photo Contest Winner 2008

Merdeka! A salutation you’ll hear more than enough during the celebration of Independence Day. It’s an expression of delight & pride to be an Indonesian. Finally, the long-awaited result of Foodie Photo Contest is out! yaaaaaayyyy……

We are soooo impressed by all of your submissions. Gorgeous food shots with an even more interesting story behind the shots, were pouring into our mailbox. For those of you who missed the roundup, have a look here

There’s also a group of people who’s been supporting us throughout this event. They’re our Featured Patrons who made a crucial contribution by spreading the word to a larger crowd. Tartelette, Culina Sanctuarium, For the Love of Baking, My Hidden Place, La Vie en Rose. Great job, guys! There’s a special badge for you that will be sent individually by email…..

We’d like to thank the guest jury Mas Dar who had been kind to spare a few minutes of his busy time and is currently juggling four other clients. A little bit about Mas Dar, a guy who has a solid portfolio as a commercial photographer. His multi-talents has brought him clients from various major brands in Indonesia. Okay, here’re the winners:

FIRST WINNER is ”Made with Love” by Sheila Let’s Mess Up the Kitchen

SECOND WINNER is “Simple Red & White Menu”by Vania from Our Family’s Favorite Recipe

THIRD WINNER is “Red & White Sweet Rice Balls”by Dita from My Culina Sanctuarium

FOURTH WINNER is ” Red and White Cake”by Mama Pindy from Mama Pindi’s Kitchen

The jury also decided to give one more prize to the participant with the most unbending “red and white” spirit. It’s quite interesting reading her story on how she made the photo looks like it is now.

WINNER OF THE RED & WHITE SPIRIT ”Quark & Strawberry Sauce”by Sefa from Dapur Negeri Dongeng

Again, congratulations for all the winners. You’ve done an amazing job! The prizes will be delivered to your door, just keep in mind that it may take some time as the postal regulations and restrictions may vary in each country.

For those of you who do not win this time, please don’t be discouraged. All of you have done a great job! There’s always another chance – we are actually planning the next one already. So keep an eye on her blog. Just remember one thing, is not about winning, but about having fun and being part of something.


*Winners & prizes decision are firm and non-negotiable

* Prizes will be delivered to the winners although we are not responsible for the time/date of receipt.

* Any further correspondence regarding jury’s decision is not acceptable considering this event is free of charge & we never took any fees from participants.

See you on the next event!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Round Up Red & White Foodie Photography Event

Yihaaaaa..!! Finally we've finished the long expected the Red & White Foodie Photography Round Up. This is our first event and still can't believe to see how people enthusiastic to make this event happen

Thank you to my beloved friends Dhita and Dwiana who always give a great support since beginning. And thank you so much for all participants . You don't need to wait any longer click in HERE to see all pictures

We will come back again with final decision on the winners soon

Monday, August 11, 2008

[Red & White Event] : Cake Merah Putih

GOSH..!! finally I posting this picture for our first foodie photography event, I don't know where's my energy flew . Seem I had a feeling blue, for almost a week. But today I feel better and more enthusiastic again, and soon we *Indonesian People* will celebrate our Independence Day.

Most the time when that day come, people feel happy, atmosphere around them always different. Long time ago, every Augusts 17 - my mom always prepare "Nasi Tumpeng" , yellow rice shaped into a cone, surrounded and decorated by all sorts of accompaniments. It’s a Javanese dish that is typically presented at every festive occasion regardless of religion or community but became popular not only for Javanese People but for people from different island too.

Since I live far from my country, I never try to make nasi tumpeng .. too much work .. hhmmm.. may be someday , but for Red & White Foodie Event I made Cake Merah Putih.. . well, actually that just regular cake but for this special event I prepared flowers from royal icing 2 days ahead. And the day after I bake a regular cake for the base, and last day I started decorated a whole cake.. seem to much work huh ?? well, not really - I just don't want my girl get bored just play around by herself while mommy busy baking.. better I prepare everything days ahead.. so my daughter still can play with me and I never miss to do something nice for The First Event that we arrange enjoy the cake..

Cake Merah Putih Recipes :

270 gr all-purpose flour

1 tbsp baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

300 gr sugar

75 gr vegetable shortening or you can use regular butter

3 eggs white

250 ml whole milk

1 tsp almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 F

In large bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar

Cut shortening until fine crumbs are formed

In a seperate bowl, whip egg whites until they form stiff peak.

Add egg whites, milk and vanila to crumb mixture. Beat on low speed for one minute, then on high speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently

Pour batter into 2 8 Inch round-pans lined with parchment paper and bake for 25 to 30 minute

For Sugar Syrup

200 gr sugar

450 ml water

Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small sauce pan. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes

Brushing sugar syrup between the layers of your cake will make it moist and tasty.

For Classic Buttercream Icing

60 ml egg whites

60 ml heavy cream

175 gr butter, softened

800 gr powder sugar

Mix together eggs white and cream.

Whip butter in a small mixing bowl

Alternate between adding the egg mixture and powdered sugar. Beat well for a smooth texture.

For White Chocolate Ganache

90 ml heavy cream

120 oz white chocolate chips

Bring cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add white chocolate chips. Allow to cool.

Assembling the cake

Cover cake with icing : place a cake on turntable and spoon a large amount of butter cream icing. Cover all sides of cake with icing.

Decor the cake as you wish, this time I covered the side of cake with basket wave - I used Tip # 47. Let the icing set for a while before you do the next step

Spread ganache : pour white chocolate ganache over the top of the cake and spread it with a spatula. Do not spread the ganache all the way to the edge or it will run down the side and ruin your basket wave. Refrigerate for about 15 minute.

Make Border : when the ganache set, use a pastry bag filled with white butter cream - use tip #21 to make rope border.

And the last step is pipe vines on cake , use tip # 3. and next decorate your cake with flower that you make days ahead.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Closer .. getting closer

* photo courtesy of Pudjirahardjo

Hi..dear all, still remember my RED & WHITE event ??

Don't forget time fly so quick ... so better hurry ,

send your food picture related with Red & White theme !!

for more information please click HERE