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Deco chiffon cakes, created and popularised by bestselling author and creative baker, Susanne Ng, in 2013, started a buzz among baking communities that continues to enchant and excite home bakers the world over today. Made using Susanne’s recipe that produces light, fluffy, moist and yummy chiffon cakes, deco chiffon cakes are baked into different fun and exciting shapes, with patterns and decorations created using cake as well. Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cake Basics, a companion title to Susanne’s first two titles, Creative Baking: Chiffon Cakes and Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cakes, is a guide to mastering the basic techniques of making deco chiffon cakes. With clearly illustrated step-by-step instructions on how to create perfect layers, mounds, spots and sectors, pipe batter and make multicoloured sheet cakes among other techniques, this book will enable bakers of any skill level to create their very own chiffon cake designs!
Ever wondered why we can say “Maria made the boy cry” but not “Maria made the boy crying”? Or why “Two coffees, please” is acceptable, but “Melvin loves coffees” is generally wrong? Or why we say “It has been raining since ten”, even though nobody asks “What did you say has been raining”? These are some puzzles that will be examined in The Nuts and Bolts of English Grammar. This book will help you understand what English grammar is and how it works. It will show how English combines parts of words to form longer words, how words change their form and combine with other words to form phrases, and how phrases are subsequently combined to form clauses and sentences and texts. Grammar is made both interesting and practical with real-life grammar puzzles. Will this book help you to improve your grammar? Probably, because if you’ve gained a better understanding of grammar by the time you reach the end of this book, you should be able to analyse your own sentences in ways you’ve never done before, and spot and avoid common grammatical errors.
Grace Hwang battles alongside fellow healthcare workers in Singapore when the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) virus strikes in 2003. She looks back at her years in Trafalgar House, a leper colony where she lived from 1961 to 1968. Alice, a friend from Trafalgar, is dying of cancer when SARS stikes. Alice had a baby while in Trafalgar Home, who had to be given up for adoption. Now, in the thick of SARS, Grace attempts to reunite Alice with her daughter before Alice dies, and seeks to discover who found the cure to leprosy.SARS is woven together with the leprosy plotline, another frightening illness that led to its sufferers being quarantined. Although the characters in the novel are fictional, the backdrop of events and places – SARS, Trafalgar Home, leprosy and its cure – are real and an important part of Singapore’s history. Formerly known as the Singapore Leper Asylum, Trafalgar Home was a state-sanctioned asylum to detain leprosy sufferers indefinitely. The Leprosy Act was repealed in Singapore in 1976. Now, the story of Trafalgar Home is told to the many Singaporeans who have never heard of it or have forgotten it. This moving, thought-provoking story will strike at the hearts of many Singaporeans across a range of age groups, as it centres on the SARS outbreak of 2003. This event in our recent history is still remembered by many Singaporeans. In Singapore, 33 people died and 238 were infected, many who were healthcare workers who made tremendous sacrifices.