White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster //Balwyn

TTWMOJO (1) Hi guys! Brunch season seems to have caught up with me  very recently and to kick it off I thought I’d share with you my latest experience at ‘White Mojo Speciality Coffee & Roaster’ in Balwyn. This is their second store – the original being in the city. You can catch their menu here. TTWMOJO (2)
Hot Matcha Latte // $6.00 &  Regular Latte // $4.00
To start we ordered drinks. I tried their matcha latte and was recommended by our waiter to get the hot version. He even offered to make it extra hot! I love matcha lattes but I’m usually quite hesitant to order it because I’m not sure if it’ll really be ‘matcha’ and if it’s just going to be sweet flavouring. I was pleasantly surprised at how rich the matcha flavour was and how there was a bitter edge to it. $6.00 is quite expensive but it was a special occasion and I’m relieved that it was a matcha latte to my liking. I know the picture doesn’t do it much justice but it was actually a very dark green colour,
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Party/Conference/Catering Ideas

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post! I’ve come to that stage where people tend to stop blogging because of work, uni, assignments, exams eek! I have missed blogging though (most certainly haven’t forgotten about it) so I thought I’d do a quick post about what I’ve been up to throughout the semester.

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Baking – Oreo Cupcakes

H & I spent the whole afternoon baking birthday Oreo Cupcakes for one of our close friends. It was a lot of fun hanging out, going shopping for the ingredients, baking and decorating the cupcakes! Our friend loved them too hehe.

Here are some photos :)

Oreos (2) To make Oreo Cupcakes all you need to do is first make the cupcakes themselves. We used a chocolate cupcake recipe.Oreos (3) Then we added a bit of the mixture into cupcake holders, placed one oreo in each holder, then filled the rest up with the mixture. Then we baked them! It depends on your oven but approximately 180 degrees for half an hour.Oreos (4) To get the Oreo icing we placed about 5 oreos into a little seal it bag, then crushed it up into small pieces by either shaking the bag or by applying pressure to the bag.Oreos (5) Then we mixed up the cookie bits into vanilla icing… It was all going well..UNTIL…Oreos (6) …We started piping!! We realized our cookie bits weren’t fine enough (which was sad because I wanted that crunchiness texture) so we had to crush and crush to make it even more fine. The reason for this was because all the cookie bits got stuck inside the piping bag which meant we couldn’t pipe nice thin icing. Tip for all you out there who want to attempt this: Crush up all the pieces very finely before you mix it with icing, or get a larger piping screw top that will fit the cookie bits.

This also explains why our icing ended up being so thick! (Luckily our friend likes icing haha)Oreos (8) You can see our oreo inside! *Surprise!*Oreos (9) Lots of icing ;) We both took turns doing the piping. It was actually my first time piping so some of them look pretty inconsistent. It takes a while getting used to, but being patient and slow is helpful, Also getting really close to the cupcake itself helps your hands to remain steady.Oreos (11)As there is already an Oreo inside each of the cupcakes we didn’t put an extra oreo on all of the cupcakes (helps on the sugar intake haha…)

Hope you like the end product! Next time it’ll look even better with more practice ;) At the end of the day it was good bonding time with H, and our friend enjoyed the cupcakes! We also made enough so I got to have a few of my own! x