Messy is the new fancy when it comes to cakes these days. Gone are the perfectly shaped and chiseled cakes adorning tables at weddings and birthday parties. Today, people prefer 'em smushed, cracked, liquidy and in shambles! Even celebrities have accepted the trend with open arms. On her sister Shamita Shetty's birthday, Shilpa Shetty Kundra got her a 'Tsunami cake' to make the day err…(im)perfect in every way! Take a look at the mess that is trending... Let it flow! Popularly known as the Tsunami cake or Pull-Me-Up cake, it's defined by its messy icing. Baker Paridhi Motwani, who has been making several of these for all types of occasions, shares, “It is actually the simplest of cakes to make, despite its grand appearance. First, a cake of the preferred flavour is enclosed in an OHP sheet. The liquid 'icing' (like vanilla liquid cream, hot chocolate ganache or chocolate sauce) is then poured over the cake just before cutting it. Once the entire liquid is poured over, the OHP … [Read more...] about Welcome to the era of smushed and messy cakes!
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.: Paul Azinger has not backed down from recent comments that some felt were disrespectful of the European Tour, saying there is a reason the PGA Tour attracts virtually all the game's top players. As Briton Tommy Fleetwood contended in the final round of the Honda Classic 10 days ago, Azinger commented on how despite winning five times on the European Tour it would be a huge deal for the player to break through on the U.S.-based PGA Tour. "There is a lot of pressure here (on Fleetwood)," Azinger said in his role as NBC analyst. "These guys know, you can win all you want on that European Tour, the international game and all that, but you have to win on the PGA Tour." Those comments drew quick responses from European stalwarts Lee Westwood and Ian Poulter, who took Azinger to task on social media. "Paul please do not condescend or disrespect the European Tour and our players like that. We have slapped your arse in Ryder Cup for so long," tweeted … [Read more...] about Azinger stands by comments on European Tour
GEORGE TOWN, Penang: Tech firms at Malaysia's one-time Silicon Valley of the East, swimming in orders from customers fleeing trade war-hit China, have seen fortunes turn again in the space of just a year as the COVID-19 outbreak cuts them off from Chinese suppliers. Semiconductor test equipment manufacturer Pentamaster saw its shares more than double last year as sales surged by about a fifth - the steepest in its 29-year existence - as the firm became a refuge from Sino-US import tariffs. But then China sent workers home to slow the virus, stifling supplies of parts and material further upstream. Pentamaster called alternative sources in Japan, South Korea, Germany and Italy, only to find the action had left them in the lurch too. READ: China exports plunge on COVID-19 epidemic READ: The coronavirus domino effect - South Korean tech firms reel as Vietnam links curbed The firm has since lowered its 2020 revenue growth outlook to flat from double digits, while its stock … [Read more...] about In Malaysia’s Silicon Valley, fortunes flip as COVID-19 wrecks trade war gains
REUTERS: Tyrrell Hatton survived brutal conditions to eke out a two-stroke lead over Rory McIlroy and Marc Leishman in the third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday. Hatton sank an unlikely 30-foot birdie at the final hole to shoot one-over-par 73 and open a handy buffer over his rivals at Bay Hill in Orlando. The Englishman is at six-under 210, while Northern Irishman McIlroy (73), who bogeyed the last after firing his second shot into rocks, and Australian Leishman (72) are tied for second on four-under. South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, South Korean Im Sung-jae, New Zealander Danny Lee and American Harris English are three strokes behind. Sung Kang, who shared the halfway lead with Hatton, triple-bogeyed the final hole after pulling his drive out-of-bounds. He shot 78 and fell five behind. Kang was not the only player to run up a big number on a day of carnage as strong winds, rock-hard greens and thick rough conspired to prevent anyone … [Read more...] about Hatton survives carnage for two-shot lead at Bay Hill
SINGAPORE: The sight of a needle breaking skin often elicits myriad reactions. Some blood donors wince and squeeze their eyes shut, others grit their teeth and avert their gaze. But Conrad Puah Neo is no average donor - he has been giving blood for two decades and counting. To be precise - 69 times since 1997. “He has no issues with needles and all that,” Conrad’s father and caregiver Clement Puah Neo told CNA. “Even when I was a blood donor, when they were doing the donation I would just turn away - I didn’t want to look, I didn’t want to anticipate it. "Not him, he will look at the needle!” But Conrad isn’t just stoic or tolerant of the donation process - he actively looks forward to it. Said Mr Puah Neo: “About a month after the last donation, he will start asking: ‘When are we going to donate blood?’” As his blood ebbs down a tube into a collection bag, Conrad is at ease. “I like to donate blood and I’m not scared,” he said. “This blood will save patients.” … [Read more...] about ‘I’m not scared’: Intellectual disability no impediment as ‘accomplished’ blood donor nears 70th donation