Friday, May 29, 2009

Cupcakes for Min's friend

Looks familiar? The design is exactly like my SIL's. This particular customer wanted this exact design, but since my SIL was quite busy, I was asked to to do this set. I gladly did!

It was fun doing it, and I have to admit that I like this design too. This is the first time I did a purple & white design...

They are sooo sweeeet and simple. And elegant too, if I may say so *smile*...

Here are some extras for Damia, my niece, whose mother, Min, ordered the above set on behalf of her friend. Damia's mom is also my SIL.

I have done this designs a number of times before. Just practise... practice makes perfect, right?

Thanks a lot to both of my SILs for giving me the chance to do this delightful set of cupcakes.
Thanks a lot, dears.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Teachers' Day Cupcakes

This is a belated post. This is ordered by....who else.... my darling Dalilah. She chosed carefully which teacher she wished to give a 'present', as she hates to bring a big extra bag to school, just to bring presents. As hard as I could, I tried to persuade her to bring more as she currently has more than six teachers, but to no avail. She counted only six favourite teachers shall receive the honour of receiving her, ahem, precious cupcakes.

Six different design of colourful M-sized-solo-cup cupcakes in domed containers for six favourite teachers. posing for the camera...

These two are my favourite ones. They're sooo sweeeet, if I may say so.....*smile*....

Sorry all the male teachers at SKBBS II. Not one of you are counted as Dalilah's favourites! Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise as well because all the cupcakes are pink-themed, not suitable for you guys...hehehe....
Anyway, Happy Teachers' Day for all teachers out there!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Strawberry Cheese Tarts

It has been quite some time that I last updated this blog. I'm not sure why, but the internet was down since last week, and it took one week before 'somebody' could make it up again. Cost me about RM 300.00, and I have to surrender myself to the wireless choice, thogh I'm not really comfortable using wifi at home. Too much microwave around the kids! I'm concerned about their health in the long run since scientific studies on using wireless connections (including using handphones unnecessarily near the kids) are still not conclusive on it's side effects to human beings in the long run (still at infancy stage).

Anyway, hopefully, this wireless setup won't be troublesome.

Okay, enough on that. Here's my baking project during my 'internet silence'...


These yummy cheese tarts took a lot of time to prepare, but it's worth my time. I used strawberry instead of blueberry filling. Enough to share with my parents, sister and brought some for daughter Diana at SSP.

Aren't you drooling by just looking at these beautiful tarts? Hehehe, I know you are... especially Adek, whom I dedicate this posting to....:)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Happy (Pre)Birthday Hasif & Happy Mothers' Day

This is my first ever ice-cream cake, at last! As this is my first try, I just did a small one, a 7-inch cake. Anyway, limited space in my fridge did not allow me to do a bigger one! And this is my first 'whipped cream' topping.

Brought it to my MIL's house last weekend to be shared with he family. Coincidently, the date falls on Mohers' Day, and a day before Hasif's birthday.

Glad to say that even though the cake was not pretty *smile*, everybody loved it, in fact, it was not enough!
Hmmmm, next week I have to do this again!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chicken Pie anyone?

Chicken pie is one of the savories that my family like, especially my better half. So, last weekend I made some, using the recipe from Norzailina Nordin, the celebrity chef, who generously shares her famous recipes.

However, I'm too lazy to make the pastry from scratch. So I used ready-made 'roti pratha', hehehe.
From the recipe, I managed to get 3 big pies and 6 small ones (egg tart size).

I really slaved in the kitchen last weekend to do this, but, it was worth it. Not a morsel left!

Note: At the moment of this posting, my better half is at Birmingham, UK. I guess he has forgotten my chicken pie already, instead, he might be having a good time eating countless, tastier pies over there! Huhuhu...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Dalilah has been bugging me to make these cookies, although it is not Raya yet. Traditionally in my family, cookies are for Raya only. If you want to eat cookies at any other time besides Raya, you just buy biscuits from the sundry shop, which is just as good and tasty.

Oh well, Dalilah nagged and nagged until I finally had to relent. So, here's my latest baking project. Thanks Mamafami for the fabulous recipe. My kids like them a lot!

Hot from the oven...
... straight into the bowl!

This is the recipe, from mamafami's blog:
Ingredients :
250g margarine
160g castor sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
230g flour
20g cocoa powder
100g chocolate chips
50g Nestum
Method :
1. Sift flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
2. Cream margarine and sugar. Add in egg yolk and vanilla essence.
3. Add in Nestum and chocolate chips. Mix well.
4. Add in the sifted dry ingredients. Mix till well combined.
5. Spoon a teaspoon batter onto the baking tray layered with greaseproof paper. The cookies will expand slightly when baked.
6. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 165 C for 25 minutes or till done.
7. Leave the cookies to cool on the cooling rack before storing them in an air-tight container.

I ran out of chocolate chips. Just about 50 grams left, so I add 50 grams chocolate rice instead, to make it even, :).