Sunday, March 30, 2008

I cannot say it was a busy week because 1 week consist of 7 days. I made all these in 3 days... I was literally falling off my feet! Luckily I did not drop any cake, that's my ultimate fear! I've heard so many horror stories about tripping while carrying a cake... let me tell you, it's no laughing matter!

These are a combination of mini(40mm paper liners) Vanilla butter & Chocolate cupcakes, 70 pieces in total. They were fun to do (my first time) but very limited space to get creative with designs.

Oreo Cookies cupcakes

A lovely girl Tasha, came all the way from Shah Alam to collect this Chocolate cake for her Mom's surprise birthday do. She described her Mom as a gardening enthusiast, I immediately thought of flowers. Tasha wrote me today to say her mother and all her aunties loved it! I love getting such feedback! *grins*

Another Moist Chocolate cake.

A Royal Malaysian Military College alumni turns 60. The design on the cake followed the logo/theme for the surprise birthday party.
Moist Chocolate cake

I get a little nervous when asked to do cakes that are 'different'. Having said that, you actually cannot taste the difference. This Eggless Carrot and Orange cake with Citrus buttercream topped with candied citrus peel and ginger smelled wonderful while baking and looked yummylicious (as someone described it) when done!

And the good 'ol vanilla butter and chocolate cupcakes.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Time flies

It's my niece's 14th birthday today. Wasn't it just last week she was still obsessed with her Barbie dolls? And today she has more expensive taste than I do! How time passes so quickly...!
She gave strict instructions that her birthday cupcakes were not to look kiddie... no sprinkles... no fondant lettering.... sigh....!
At least she like these Butterscotch cupcakes.

Moist Chocolate cake with Chocolate buttercream

Saturday, March 15, 2008

A week of variety

Ameera had 2 cakes for her birthday... lucky kid! Her first cake on the day of her birthday was featured in my earlier post. I heard she went for the candle with gusto! Oh, and she liked the vanilla butter cake too... she doesn't most cakes.

I hope she liked this Moist Chocolate cake with buttercream just as much!

Another 'cake-on-a-budget'. Honey Coconut cake with Caramel Icing.

A friend bought a bunch of us dinner recently. I made some him some Butterscotch cupcakes with chocolate glaze.

Afterwhich, I made it home not too late for Kavitha to come collect this Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting for her mom's 60th.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

A week of changes

Malaysians woke to a new political era today. Are we expecting to see any quick changes?

Speaking of changes, that pretty sums up my past baking week. A few orders were canceled, a few new ones(not that I'm complaining) and some good news(keeping fingers crossed!)

Now, the trouble with a certain good friend of mine is, when she wants to eat cake she has to share. So her order ended up being one for herself, one for her nephew, one for her neighbour and one for her friend. We could do with more people like her around!
Pumpkin Date loaf cake

I am grateful I get to make many cakes for kids. Isn't it obvious I love playing with colours?!
Vanilla Butter cake topped with citrus flavoured buttercream.

A cake-on-a-budget. The good news is, they've increased the 'budget' per person. We'll get to see bigger cakes and an extended variety, hopefully soon!
Golden Caramel cake with Chocolate glace icing topped with white chocolate chips.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

New recipes

My last 2 bakes were new recipes. My thanks goes out to friends and customers who let me 'experiment' on them!

This one is is truly for the brave! A Mississippi Mud cake (with whiskey) coated with whiskey sauce and chocolate buttercream. I'm awaiting feedback from the customer but what I can tell you is the Whiskey sauce gave me a buzz!

This is Oreo Cookies cupcakes. Just need to add more Oreo next time. Trouble is, cookies in cake make the the cookie go soft, so the crunch is gone. I still can't decide which frosting goes better, vanilla or chocolate buttercream. Someone suggested cream cheese.... hmmmm, I don't think so.