Below is a photo blog a few brides who recently celebrated their weddings at Kingdom Gardens.
Beautiful Are’nt they?
We recently held an elegant, sweet wedding at Kingdom Gardens.
The couple has selected white and purple:
White is the colour of sincerity, Purple is the colour of royalty what a beautiful combination…
What are your fav wedding colours?
For all you cake-lovers, we would like to share with you a FANTABULOUS recipe for Southern Red Velvet Cake.
Trust us when we tell you that you will be tempted to eat this cake down to the very last bite – ALONE!
RED VELVET CAKE
Vegetable oil for the pans
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 cups vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup buttermilk, at room temperature /mala
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring (1 ounce)
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting
Crushed pecans, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil and flour 3 (9 by 1 1/2-inch round) cake pans.
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In another large bowl, whisk together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
Using a standing mixer, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined and a smooth batter is formed.
Divide the cake batter evenly among the prepared cake pans. Place the pans in the oven evenly spaced apart. Bake, rotating the pans halfway through the cooking, until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans, and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
Remove the cakes from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pans. One at a time, invert the cakes onto a plate and then re-invert them onto a cooling rack, rounded-sides up. Let cool completely.
Frost the cake. Place 1 layer, rounded-side down, in the middle of a rotating cake stand. Using a palette knife or offset spatula spread some of the cream cheese frosting over the top of the cake. (Spread enough frosting to make a 1/4 to 1/2-inch layer.) Carefully set another layer on top, rounded-side down, and repeat. Top with the remaining layer and cover the entire cake with the remaining frosting. Sprinkle the top with the pecans.
If you feel like, instead of pouring the batter into a cake tin, you can pour it into muffins cups for these gorgeous muffins…
If you too lazy to try it, call us and we’ll make you one!!
As we welcome Kenya’s 4th President today, we would like to take sometime to reflect over our past presidents that lead up to today….
Kenya’s 1st President- Mzee Jomo Kenyatta
1963 – 1978
Kenya’s 2nd president – Daniel Torotich Arap Moi
1978 – 2002
Kenya’s 3rd President – Mwai Kibaki
2002 – 2013
And Kenya’s 4th President – Uhuru Kenyatta
9th April 2013…..
GOD BLESS KENYA!
We Recently came across a few pointers that can make you relationship that little bit happier. Enjoy the read and let us know your thoughts!
#1 never compare yourself or your partner with so and so…after all she may not be a great cook like so and so, but maybe she has the greatest smile in the world- focus on the good stuff
#2 carry your partner with you like a child drags around their teddy bear, that is…in all your decisions, actions, words and plans consider your teddy bear…
#3 you know what your partner loves best? Whether it’s flowers, a clean car etc? do it more often solely just to get that gleeful smile out of them, it will be worth it!
#4 know when to shut up…you don’t have to speak every thought that comes in your mind…Exercise caution with your words, once they are out of your mouth, they are not easily forgotten.
#5 have a project together, even if it is just a little one like cleaning up the basement. The satisfaction and closeness you develop from working together is worth the effort.
#6; when you are angry put on the same t-shirt (as in get into one t-shirt) and don’t take it off until you are speaking to one another cordially. There is bound to be a lot of laughs on the way.
#7 once in a while see, who can make the biggest burp…it only shows the extent of your comfort-ability with one another
#8 go swimming together as often as you can and get comfortable in your own skin – remember beauty is at least 70% confidence
#9 when you see each other after a day’s work or a time of separation relish those first few moments together and be genuinely happy to see each other. It communicates a lot of love and acceptance to be welcomed by a smiling face and warm hug…any pending issues can be dealt with after
#10 finally, nothing is as powerful praying together…in those moments you will express needs to God that you would never express to each other. There is no higher level of bonding.
This is a simple recipe that will have you gobbling down every last piece of soft and tasty mandazi’s you make. Hence why we advise you make many of them!
– 1 kg all purpose wheat flour
-2 table spoon margarine
– 5 tablespoons sugar
-½ teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon yeast ( 11 grams)
– 1 ½ pkts of milk ( 750ml)
– 1-1 ½ cups water
-1 ltr of oil for frying
-Rub flour and margarine together until crumbly
-Mix yeast, salt and sugar into flour mixture
-Make a well in the mixture and pour the eggs and the milk into the well. Use a little water to begin forming dough
-Add the remaining water into the dough and knead until it is of a soft, doughy consistency
– Cover the dough for 30 min with a dump cloth to allow it to rise
-Dust your surface with flour and roll out the dough into desired shapes
-Deep-fry in hot oil
-Serve and enjoy!!
Remember when you feel too lazy to make them, just come over and you will have all mandazi’s you want with little work!