Thursday, 29 November 2012

Banana Walnut Cupcakes & Rainbow Cake for Sheffiq & Girl

I was requested to prepare these cupcakes and cake by Girl for her boyfriend's birthday. She requested that I secretly delivered it at Pullman Hotel while she and her boyfriend, Sheffiq was having a romantic dinner there. Girl had arranged with the hotel's staff to bring in the cakes and birthday present as a surprise during the dinner and I must say that it is the sweetest thing :) 

Sheffiq is a racer and the photo on the cake is that of his own race car. I wonder if he had the heart to cut the cake with the photo of his car on it...

Thank you Girl :)

Banana Walnut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, decorated with printed edible icing sugar sheet & fondant cupcake toppers

Rainbow Cake with printed edible icing sugar sheet decoration

Red Velvet Cake for Kamal Syafiq

My friend Zul was very kind to promote my cake to his friends and soon after I completed Zul's order, I received an order from one of his friend. It was also a cake for his mother's birthday and jt was a pleasure for me to work on it. I hope that Kamal & his family had enjoyed it :)

Red Velvet Cake

Rainbow Cake & Red Velvet Cupcakes for Zul

I was specifically told to make them perfect or else...such intense pressure was put on me while I was preparing the cake and cupcakes by my friend, Zul who had placed the order. But then again I can understand him as he wants it to be the best for his mother. Not sure if I had lived up to his expectation but I had done my best and hoped that his family had enjoyed it.

I was happy with the outcome; the decoration was simple but it was neat. Zul had wanted the colour on the Rainbow Cake to be orange because it is his favourite colour. I can wildly guessed that he had rooted for the Netherlands in the last the World Cup :)

Happy birthday, Aunty Jamaliah & may you be blessed always. And thank you Zul for putting your trust on me :)

Red Velvet Cupcakes. I had tinted the cream cheese frosting with red colouring and I liked the marbled effect

Rainbow Cake

Blueberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes for Ayu

My friend Ayu had brought a few of my Blueberry Cream Cheese cupcakes home before and her mother took a liking to it. So the next time we met, she ordered some for her family.

Thanks my dear & happy that you & family had loved the cupcakes :)

Blueberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Rainbow Cake for Baby Feroz's 1st Birthday

When my old friend, Fareeza, requested for me to make the cake for her son's first birthday, I was taken aback. The last I saw Fareeza was when she was heavily pregnant with her son, and all of a sudden her handsome baby boy had already turned 1. Time had really fly!

Although it was little Feroz's birthday, Fareeza or Peeja for short, had thought of her two nieces, so she had ordered a Rainbow Cake with their favourite filling, Chocolate Peanut Butter. 

The cake had turned out ok, but I was worried that the Chocolate Peanut Butter filling would turned oily and soggy after some time. Later I sought Peeja's feedback and indeed the filling had made the cake soggy, but she said all the same the cake was good. It was very kind of Peeja :) But next time around I would make it into Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse filling so that it would stay fluffy and nice.

Thanks Peej & happy birthday, baby Feroz :)

Rainbow Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter filling and Italian Meringue Buttercream frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Fondant Cupcake Toppers

I realized that I love psychedelic colours and sometimes would let myself run wild with it. Luckily the colours of these Vanilla Cupcakes that I was requested to make for my friends, Alo & his wife, were according to the engagement ceremony's theme colours. Alo & his wife intended to contribute the cupcakes for a relative's engagement gift and I'm glad they had liked it :)

I later learned that during the ceremony, the girl had worn a pink dress and the guy had on blue attire, so these cupcakes were just perfect.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Italian Buttercream frosting and fondant cupcake toppers

Red Velvet Cake for Wawa

An old friend of mine, Wawa, recently ordered this Red Velvet Cake from me. Everything went on smoothly for this cake; the buttercream turned out great, the cake was quite level that I need not cut off the top too much and it took me less than 15 minutes to frost the cake. I did not want to waste the bits of cake that I had  to cut off, so I crumbled it and strewn it on top of the cake.

I was happy it turned out great for him and that he, his family and friends got to enjoy it. 

Thanks Wawa! :)

Red Velvet Cake

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Yummy savoury Quiche

Cheese & Onion Quiche anyone?

These savoury custard like pie is my family's favourite and you can basically have any kind of filling in it; Mushroom & Cheese, Sausages & Cheese, Capsicum & Cheese...the combination is endless :) Pictured below is Cheese & Onion quiche and when it is baking, the whole house would be smelling of baked cheese for 2 days! Yup, they're potent stuff and they're yummilicious!

The standard size is made in 10cm diameter tin foil cups and one or two would be filling enough for a meal. I am selling it for MYR 3.50 each and minimum order quantity is 20 pieces.

Cheese & Onion Quiche - MYR 3.50 each, minimum order is 20pcs

Vanilla Seeds overloaded!

My family & I celebrated my mother's birthday recently & it was a really simply affair for us, just the way we like to celebrate any of our family member's birthday.

We went for dinner outside & for dessert, I made this new Vanilla Seeds Cupcake and it was really good! I put the seeds of one vanilla bean in the cupcake batter and another in the liquid glaze, so you could see specks of vanilla seeds in the cupcake and also in the glaze.

The glaze was a bit sweet but it reminded me of Krispy Kreme's original glazed doughnuts which I really loved. Tiny specks of vanilla seeds in the glaze looks cute, but people who do not know what it really is may think that the dust had settled in the glaze :)

Happy Birthday, Mama!

Carrot Walnut Cake for Bhavhaani's 14th Birthday

My colleague, Shyamini was kind enough to order from me this Carrot Walnut Cake for her daughter's 14th birthday celebration. Just like most teens her age, Bhavhaani's a fan of the band One Direction. I have never really paid attention of their looks, but making this cake made me realize that indeed these teens have a valid reason to crush on these boys :)

I was really happy get the image, which was printed on icing sugar sheet, as I think these boys looked best in it.

Happy Birthday, Bhavhaani! :)

Carrot Walnut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting; decorated with Bhavhaani's favourite boyband & the current  tween's  craze, One Direction (icing sugar sheet)

Bhavhaani is also a fan of the Union Jack; notice the colours? :)

Red Velvet Cake (Heart Shaped)


This cake had been made 2 weeks ago, but only now do I have the time to post it. It was ordered by my sis in law's brother for his wife's birthday. 

Hope they had enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed making it :)

Heart shaped Red Velvet Cake

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Rainbow Cake for Adrian's 3rd Birthday


I would like to share with you photos of a Rainbow Cake I had recently done for Izyan, my repeat customer :) I love love love doing a Rainbow Cake and I was really happy to get an order for one. For one, I love the colours, and two, I love the challenge of assembling the cake. I like my layers of cake to be 'fat' so instead of 6 layers, I made only 5 layers of about 1 1/2 inches thick, so the final product was about 10 inches tall. 

As I do not fancy the overly sweet buttercream made of butter/shortening, icing sugar and a bit of milk, I layered and covered my Rainbow Cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream. I like the buttercream for its subtle sweetness and creamery taste.

Anyway, Izyan had ordered the cake to celebrate his nephew's third birthday. Little Adrian is a big fan of tractors and all these big boys' machines, so Izyan had planned to put toy tractors on top of the cake. I had left the decorating of the cake to a minimal so that she could do just that.

After I had finished decorating the cake, I realized that it was too tall for a standard round cake plastic container that I bought, so I improvised it. In my haste to get the cake ready for pick up, I had not snap a photo of it, but it was such an awkward looking container :)

Thank you Izyan and I sincerely hoped that everyone had liked the cake!

Rainbow Cake is being assembled
Simple baby blue decorations made with Italian Meringue Buttercream
Birthday boy Adrian happily playing with toy tractors which had been put on top of the cake . Seeing a cake sliced that way makes me hungry...