Monday, 30 January 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes for Fakhariah

These decadent and popular cupcakes were ordered by my friend from secondary school, Fakhariah. I had modified the frosting slightly by incorporating fresh whipped cream in it to tone down the sweetness. The milky and sourish frosting complimented the slightly sourish cupcakes really well and I hope that Fakhariah (and her unborn baby :)...) had enjoyed these cupcakes.

Thanks Fakhariah & Azri!

Red Velvet Cupcakes pre-frosting. The cake turned out nicely :)

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Milky Cream Cheese frosting ready for delivery!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes

I tried out a new cupcake recipe last weekend. I have been coming across this recipe for so many times but thought that it was a bit cumbersome to do. However, since it was a long Chinese New Year weekend and I have the mental support (thanks, An!), I decided to try out the Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes recipe.

It was a bit time consuming, but the end result was very satisfying. The cupcakes were moist and combined with the filling and frosting, it was just yummy. I could still remember the taste of the caramel and dark chocolate frosting everytime I see the cupcakes' photos. The caramel tasted so much like Werther's Original Caramel candies...yum yum :)

Cupcakes with the caramel filling

Dark chocolate frosting was settled on top of the cupcakes to cover the caramel filling

Blueberry Cheesecake for Rudy & Fish

My good friends, Rudy & Fish again ordered from me and since they are cheese lovers, I was requested to make for them a Blueberry Cheesecake.

The frosting is of fresh whipped cream and the cake is topped with blueberry sauce. However, later when I took out the cake from the fridge, I noticed that one side of the border had become lopsided. Sorry about that, Rudy & Fish... :)

I was also requested to write 'Happy Birthday Rina' on the cake; Fish, is it for your birthday??

Blueberry Cheesecake with Fresh Whipped Cream frosting and blueberry sauce

The cake before being frosted and decorated. The base is made using digestive cookies

Cupcakes for my brother's engagement

This was what I came up with as part of the offering given to my brother's fiance on their engagement day. It was concluded way back on Christmas, but I had only remembered to post it now... ;P

Anyway, I wasn't quite happy with the outcome as the buttercream was a bit softer than usual, so it was quite difficult to play with. Well, better 'rezeki' next time :)

All in all, congratulations to my brother, Anip and his sweetheart, Pujah, on their engagement!

Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream

Friday, 6 January 2012

Cupcakes for Firdaus

Our family's ex-neighbour had a small 'kenduri' at their house and though all of us were invited, only my mother and youngest sister could make it to the gathering. Firdaus, their 3rd child, is my sister's best friend and the thought of seeing her again really excites my youngest sister. So I made some cupcakes for her to present to Firdaus and I was told that she was really happy to receive them. I think it's the colour that excite her :)

Cupcakes for Uncle Amin and family

My father has a very good friend who is ever so generous and loves to throw parties for family and friends. On Christmas night, we were invited to join in a barbecue gathering at his house and I made some cupcakes for his family as a thank you note. The colour combination turned out to be cute and I hope that Uncle Amin and his family had enjoyed the cakes :)

Chocolate Cupcakes for Siti Khairani & family

I had not met Siti Khairani, a secondary school friend of mine, ever since I left school for more than a decade ago, but we are connected through Facebook. So when she ordered from me a batch of chocolate cupcakes, I had the opportunity to meet her again after all these years.  Though our meeting was short, we managed to catch up a bit. It was great to know that she is leading a good life; she is a mother of 5 now and has a very supporting husband. They were a happy family :)

It is sad to note though that Siti's beloved grandmother had passed away on the night of the day of our meeting; she had talked about her grandmother when we met. My condolence to Siti and her family...Al-fatihah.