Dinosaur Eggs in my kitchen!

23 11 2010

Ermmm…..It’s quite a bz days for me lately! We’re in school holidays mode – enjoying days with celebration, parties, weddings and weekend outings. How many times have you picked up a scent that brings back memories to you? Whether it is the smell freshly baked cookies or cakes, bouquet of lilies, scent really can provoke powerful emotions in us, reminding of a time or experience associated with that scent!

Grown up surrounded by aroma of cakes baking and delicious pastries remind me during all the days with my loving mom, when running a humble home baking business which I thoroughly enjoyed helping out. That’s what happens to both my kids now huh!

Last week project – these colorful mini ‘dinosaur egg muffins’ (named by my son Haziq – what a wonderful eggs! What eggs??? Dinosaurs! hahaha…..) ordered by one of my nice neighbor for her kids school holidays party. We enjoyed the time doing these mini tiny muffins, the only cutest fluffy muffins without butter or margarine needed, no baking, and it’s really a healthy snack for all with tasty flavored filling inside!

Plan for visiting friends or family? Why not surprise them with a box or packets of these assorted mini muffins. They will certainly be appreciated and become the talking point of the evening. It’s worth to try….so, just pick up the phone & dial my numbers!!!

Hot stuff!! After sauna……..

Colourful mini muffins with lotus seed filling…..Come and get me!!!

Cute  individual packed for cheerful kids! Let’s party!!!





Sayonara PSS……..

23 11 2010

Hari Raya Aidiladha is just around the time when I received this sweet voice, full of hopes called, ordered 100pcs muffins with deco for the next day!! Arrgghhh….can I??? My time is really limited, fully booked with layered cakes orders for Hari Raya and engagement gifts! Yes!!  With full strength from Allah and a late sleep at 3, at last all hundreds completely pinkish decorated and packed….TQVM to Mrs. Hazira (SKAMD) for the orders and Alhamdulillah, she really amazed and thankful for the lovely urgent muffins!

Simple in pink deco……so sorry Hazira, this is the best I can do for the urgent orders…hihihi

 

Muffins transformed into cuppies huh!

 

Mission completed! zzzzz…….

 





New selections of Sarawak Layered Cakes

22 07 2010

Sarawak Layered Cakes or Kek Lapis is well-known as a cake which has its own specialty, unique and delightful colors, designs and also flavors. And for Sarawakians, it is a must for us to have at least 2 types of layered cakes in each house during Hari Raya. Back to Cakestories, I do bake new samples and orders last week (schedule is coming to be tight right now); even it really takes so much time and effort, patience to bake it, and yet is so quickly devoured. I do enjoy this home-biz and Alhamdulillah, Cakestories still commit with this Sarawak layer cakes for 3 years after declared……… Special thanks for my aggressive agents for the promotion! Well done guys!!

So make your choice and look out for the new layered cakes. Now it’s the best time to select your centerpiece for this coming HARI RAYA and just pick your favors with special prices from us! Dear Readers, booking is now open till August 27, 2010 (17th Ramadhan). Don’t miss it!

Yeah!! I admit that I really need a pit-stop now…….. (I also need to pamper myself maaaa…). Enjoy the pics …….

A Cake with 3 different flavors & colours (Pandan, Strawberry & Orange with green-red cherry tips!

Layers with cappucino, coffee  & mocha taste; scattered with chocolate chips!

A green milky pandan flavored and sweet sour taste from decorative haw flakes…….

Colourful orangy layers with pineapple & spotted blueberries

A real and rich milky yam taste in each layers for the yam lovers!

Ordinary buttervanilla flavor and spread peanuts.

Want to play a game? Take this chess-board with tempting buttervanilla & mild chocolate taste…..





Oh My Mini Cakes……

29 06 2010

Mini Cakes seems keep popping up again and again and when it becomes a trend, I got so many ideas to try! To whom are really crazy in baking, you need  to give a try and I’m sure your imagination can provide you with many different things, creative ideas and designs to decorate these little treasures…hahaha….Many brides have chosen these mini cakes for their hantaran, VIP’s and guest gifts and also for their centerpieces. There is no right or wrong way for wedding cakes either! They are beautiful displays and just wait for more updates with details and prices in mini cakes collection! Here are new collections for hantaran and VIPs door gift proposal to couples from Selangor ( Serena & Yannah)…..the 2 tiers still in progress dears!

Hearty mini cake with ribbon roses in green theme….

Still deco-art on heart shapes, turquoise blue theme with white leafy fences!

Come to different shape – cubic in peach!





Special gift from him…..

18 06 2010

I  would like to thank my loving hubby who always support me and encourage me in my career….TQ so much for paying the bills each time my visit to the bakery suppliers!!  He really my moving ATM…..hihihi….And guess what, I selected these new tools yesterday….several types of silicone pans (will give it a try to bake him a father’s day mini cakes), beads maker, shaped mini pans and bla, bla, bla,..…. And for those who interested with these silicone pans or beads cutter/ maker – local brand with reasonable prices (I knew it would be quite expensive to buy Wilton brand, right?)….don’t hesitate to give me a call then….. Enjoy the pics!

There are many benefits of these silicone bake wares but I will not tell u more than what I’ve read through….Do gives me a space to try it first!

Benefits of Silicone Bakeware

  • Silicone bakeware is non-stick. No greasing or parchment paper necessary!
  • Pans heat quickly and bake evenly with no burnt or dark edges or bottom.
  • Removal from pans is super easy – a slight twist or gently pulling on the sides and roll out your baking.
  • They’re freezer, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher and oven safe.
  • Bake, store, freeze and reheat right in the pans.
  • No rusting or staining.
  • No need to alter your batter or temperature – bake as usual.
  • Cleanup is a breeze.
  • Lightweight and perfect for a camper or RV.
  • Storing is easy – although they do not easily nest, no special attention is required and they retain their shape.

Notable Tips for Successful Baking

  • Follow manufacturer’s maximum heat ratings.
  • Pans are hot to touch while in the oven but cool down quickly; use hot pads to remove them.
  • Using a cookie sheet underneath will provide stability even for smaller pans.
  • Always use a metal baker’s sheet or specially designed sled or rack underneath wider or larger silicone pans.
  • Wash pans thoroughly before first use.
  • Warranties tend to vary with bakeware brands.
  • Do not use knives or sharp objects – they could damage your pans.
  • Never use on an open flame or on stovetop burners.

Sources:  Baking desserts and housewares

Now…..my journey begins…..more new activities coming….wait for the next updates!