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1  COOKING / Dessert / Yummy Lemon Cheesecake on: February 15, 2010 05:50:44 PM
Hey all,
Last friday was my bestfriends birhtday and for her birthday i baked her a cake.
I got this recipe from the local newspaper. It's really nice. Fluffy and light cheesecake.
I love the biscuit base as well.

The center of the cake cracked abit cause i beat the eggs too long.
I covered it up with sprinkles.
The wording was done with some premade icing that i bought from poon huat.
I kinda wrote it 2 days before her birthday and thus it condensed and smudged slightly in the fridge.

Here are some pictures and the recipe!

200g plain biscuits, such as digestives
100g butter
4 eggs
175g caster sugar
500g cream cheese
200g sour cream
rind of one lemon, finely grated
juice of half lemon

NOTE: if you want biscuit crust on the sides of the cake as well as the base, increase the amount of biscuits to 250g and butter to 125g

1. Pre--heat oven to 160 deg C
2. Line the base of a 20cm-diameter springform baking pan with baking paper
3. melt the butter in a pot  ( i used the microwave)
4. Place the biscuits in a brown paper bag. Roll and tap with a rolling pin until all the biscuits are finely ground ( i pounded the biscuits for this one)
5. Add the ground biscuits to the melted butter and mix well.
6. Press the mixture onto the base of the baking pan and up the sides as well if you wish.
Put the crust in the fridge while you prepare the filling.
7. Place the eggs and sugar in a larage bowl and beat until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is creamy
8. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sour cream with a  wooden spoon until there are no lumps. Try not to overmix (very impt). Stir in the lemon juice and grated lemon rind. Combine the cheese and egg mixtures.
9. Remove the crust fromt he fridge and pour in the filling.
10. Place in the oven and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes. A cheesecake will be 'soft' when it is done but should not be 'wobbly' near the centre. another sign that it is almost ready is whent he surface turns froms hiny to dull.
11. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool in the oven with the door ajar.
Refrigerate for at least a few hours before eating.
12. Either leave it plain or decorate the top with fruit of your hcoice such as blueberries. strawberries and kiwi fruit

Blueberry topping

2 Tbs sugar
1/4 cup cold water
2 tsp corn flour
1 Tbs lemon juice
20g blueberries

1. Put the sugar, water. cornflour and lemon juice in a small pot
2. Heat, stir until thickened.
3. Add half the blueberries and continue to cook until they are soft
4. Allow to cool. ARrange the remaining blueberries on the top of the cake then spread the topping over. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Lemon Cheesecake on: February 15, 2010 12:04:08 AM

I placed my cheesecake in the wrong section!
Have moved it to desserts already Cheesy

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Candy Cane Striped Tote Bag on: December 06, 2009 09:06:39 AM
Hi there. I made this for my bestfriedn who has been bugging for a bag.
It's my own pattern.
It has straps with D-rings, innerlining with a zipper pocket and a magnetic snap closure and ribbon ties.
The front has three pockets as well.
Hope you enjoy.
Comments are greatly appreciated (:

More about it at http://eugenialexis.livejournal.com
4  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Beautiful Satin Prom Dress! on: November 26, 2009 10:47:49 PM
This is the prom dresss i started 4 days before prom.
It was living hell. First off, I had never worked with satin, so little did i know that it'd stretch while i sewed it. It was some deluxe satin from spotlight and i thought everything would go my way, so i redid the entire bodice again, this time with interfacing.
Everyone loved my dress and how simple it was (:
Comments are greatly appreciated!

(i'm the one in purple witih the champagne rope trimmings and straps)

Usually during prom, everyone wears black so i decided to go with purple. Little did i know that almost everyone turend up in purple!!!!!
Oh and i'm in an all girls school, so prom is basically just taking pictures haha

(my friend furthest to the left had hers tailored, I loved it!)

( I can't find any pictures of the back, but just note that it was a criss cross, made the front seem like a haltr)

THIS IS THE CLOSEST PICTURE I HAVE to a picutre of my back!

On a sad note): : i had some oil stain on my dress which i'm still unable to remove ):
The waitress accidentally splaterred some oil MEOW!
Luckily there's something called photoshop!
Oh oh! and i won lucky draw prize number 165 hahahha. It was a 2GB thumbdrive!

Hope you liked it!
5  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / How to do Trimmings? on: November 08, 2009 05:57:40 PM
I've decided to give myself some hell by sewing my prom dress in 4 days. I'm still having my O levels right now, and yesterday, i headed down to spotlight to get my fabric,lining,zipper and trimmings.
I was going for this whole greek thing, so basically my dresss will be a tube top with a flare skirt and the top of the bodice will be a thick braid trimming. Around my waist, i will have the thin braid go round and round.
Right now, my only problem is doing up the edges of the braid. I'm going to have a side zipper, so naturally, that's where the braid will start and end. Unfortunately, I have no clue how to prevent it from fraying. I know some websites suggest burning the edges. But is there anyway that'll make it look very neat and storebought?
Please help!

Here's an idea of how my braid looks like.
THe thick one has this ribbon thing attached to it so that it's easy to sew onto my fabric.

that's my beautiful matt satin (((:

6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / DEATH METAL. KISS. IMG HEAVY on: September 05, 2009 08:46:19 AM
So my sisters' boyfriend had a dinner and dance, and the entire table was dressing up to the theme of death metal.
Being my usual nice self (selfpraise is no praise ): ), I decided to help him spray paint his boots as well as do his face make up and style his hair ( In the end, they named me creative director)

The clothes are basically a black tee, black jeans, a black vest.
For his face, I used white face paint, black camo (from army), and my sisters' red lipstick.
His hair, wax, hairspray, white hairspray.
And for the boots, i simply used masking time to make the design, and spray painted it with silver spray paint.
PLUS we painted his nails black.
For his face, I copied the look from Gene Simmons (Lead singer of KISS) And the boots were just from my head.

A pity I didnt' manage to get him wearing allt he chains and stuff.
I will get the action shots from him soon (((:

For now, here's some pictures!

I would appreciate it if you hit 'This Rocks' cause this really took LOADS of effort to do.



My sis with her boyfriend




THEY DIDNT WANT TO UPLAOD THE PICS OF "creative director' with model )))):

Another time (((:

7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Another idea for a prom dress! but how? on: July 19, 2009 03:40:11 AM
I submitted one idea earlier on,
and here's another.
I know for now is that i want something short-ish, i've been eyeing togas, and that i want to be different
usually everyone wears black to their prom, plus sewing my own dress would be wow.

if anyone could come up with any ideas on what other sort of dress i could wear to my prom,
i'd love it.

i'm chinese (rather tan though, so i'm always mistaken for being thai)
i'm about 160cm
and i'm uk size 6-8,

so here's this.
if you could help me in thinking up a pattern
(for the turquoise dress)

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Prom Dress! on: July 10, 2009 05:12:32 AM
My prom is coming up in November.
I know it's a long way more.
But this thing is that I will be having my O level examinations,
then 3 days later, will be my prom.
Everyone's started buying their dresses.
But i wanted one of my own design.
I'm in to togas this year,
and i drew out a design.
The only problem i have is that i wont know how to draft it.

the supposed slit ended up lookin like the fabric is stuck between her butt
Any ideas?
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Duct Tape Elmo Wallet on: May 24, 2009 08:19:05 AM
This isn't made by me ):
but it's made by my extremely talented guy friend from church,for another church friend
When he sent me the pics, i was like WOAH, and i HAD to upload it here to show you how talented he is (with his permission of course)
He did the whole thing (cutting) with a pen knife, and i have to say it's really neat

Well, I wont say anymore,
Pictures paint a thousand words

Standing up


My friends' name is Clare, and the guy Theodore.
I was so proud of him!
hahha it's awesome (:
Hope you like it as much as I do

here's the link to where he learnt how to make it
Feel free to comment!
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My version of City Backpack on: May 16, 2009 09:13:11 AM
So like about last year, i was looking through the purses, bags and wallets section here on craftster, and i stumbled upon HeartofMary's AWESOME citybackpack. It was gorgeous and absolutely like what i wanted to BUY. then i thought to myself, i can make this! but after awhile, i forgot. Then just about 3 days ago, my MidYear Examinations ended, so i decided, to reward myself with some fabric. I headed down to Ikea with my bestfriend, and at first, picked up a roll of thin pink. white, yellow striped fabric. It was nice, but not quite what i wanted. As i was about to walk towards the Cashier, i saw loads of cloth. I was damn excited. And tada! i found this beautiful blue and white striped fabric. I spent the past two days working on it. and Now, im finally done.
I know the lining may seem abit strange, considering the colour is rather differnt from the outside.
The drawstring is from some twine that i braided and used gold thread thing to wrap at the bottom with some UHU glue.

Hope  you like it!
feel free to comment


Btw, i lengthened the straps by A LOT. when i cut it and sewed it, i could barely put my arms through, so i just cut an extra bit and sewed it on.

With the flap open

As you can see, i'm quite a magnetic snap closure noob. the first time i used it, love it, but i put it the wrong way :/

Front view

Thanks for viewing (: (: (:
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