Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hari Raya Cookies 2011

Someone commented this yesterday: "Kak Ainee!!!!!!! You are marketing your Raya cookies only NOW..... EVERYONE has got theirs out a long time ago.."

Well yes ; we are a little late this year. A long story which I dont wish to recap.

Anyway, this year, we still have last year's top seller -- Hazelnut Chocs. We have retained the Biscotti and reintroduced previous years' favourite -- Pecan cookies. We have also introduced new cookies this year -- Chewier versions of the all time favourite -- chocolate cookies and lots more.

However, we regretfully announced that we have decided to do away with our open-faced Pineappe Tarts this year. Not that there is not enough demand but more so that we simply would not be able to cope --- 2 of my 'strong' men  are not with us this year -- one a former staff who has left to seek greener pastures in a new industry and my second son who has called in to serve the nation back home.

Tales aside --- We humbly  present this year's cookies.

Hazelnut Chocs (50 pieces)

RM 35.00

A top-seller last year.

2 pieces of biscuits made from
a high ratio of hazelnut sandwiched
between a layer of chocolate cream.

Tat Gulung (40 pieces)

RM 28.00

Made by a close friend. Highly recommended.

The tart dough melts in the mouth with a
generous amount of a not too sweet
pineapple paste filling (homemade).

(80 pieces)
RM 30.00

Made by the same friend. Comes
highly recommended by her customers.
An old time favourite.
These are rich in its buttery flavour.

Pecan Cookies (66 pieces)
RM 45.00

A favourite of yesteryears.

Tastes purely of nothing else but pecan.
It has a acquired taste. But once you're
hooked, it stays with you.

Pistachio Biscotti (500 grams)

RM 50.00

Chock-full of pistachios, these
get you going non-stop.
Had customers buying by the kilos
last year.

Oats & Raisins Cookies (45-48 pieces)

RM 35.00

A renewed version of the regular Oats & Raisins
cookies, these come in a chewier but richer buttery mouthful.
The raisins are everywhere.


Berrylicious (55 pieces)

RM 35.00

As the name suggests, these are delicious.
Rich decadent taste of pure butter oozes with
each bite; combined with the tangy bite of raspberry and strawberry jam.

Chewy Chocs (45-50 pieces)

RM 35.00

A close cousin of the all-time favourite Chocolate
Chip cookie -- these come full of both dark
and milk chocolate but deiberately made to taste more chewy versus its crunchy cousin.

Nutty Chocs (45-48 pieces)

RM 35.00

A new invention, these combine the
healthy -- cereal, oats, raisins and
the sinful -- chocks of chocolate pieces.
Chewy and crunchy all at the same time.

Please email me privately at for orders /queries but do follow up your email with a sms to + 60 17 200 5968.

Orders close on the first day of Ramadhan. 


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pillow Cake Hands on Class

Hi everyone,

I will be conducting a hands on class on the 'Pillow Cake' as shown below on the 26th February.

This class is opened only to 2 students at any one time and since one seat has already been confirmed; there is only 1 vacancy left for this date. I am limiting the class size so as to maximise the attention given to each student.

In this class, students will be given the full set of dummy foam for a 3 tier pillow wedding cake inclusive of the cake board (20") . (Cost of this alone costs RM 120)

Students will cover two of the 3 tiers.; the second and top tier. For the second tier, you will be given the experience of carving your very own pillow out of real cake and the technique of covering it with fondant. For this tier, you will also learn how to make it look like a real pillow. For the top tier, you will cover the cake in a different style.

You would be given recipes on how to make the cake in the correct porportions (2 different types of cakes in 2 different cake formation) as well as on how to make the fondant ( rain-proof). In fact, you would be making your own fondant in class.

Class starts at 10a.m. and will end when everyone is done and happy with what they have achieved.
Students need only bring along their apron and a box (15" x 15") to bring their cake home. Alternatively, we can also assist you in purchasing the box and you can always reimburse us later whe you come to class.

Please call me at +60 17 200 5968 for further queries. If  your call is not answered immediately, it simply means I cant do so at that moment. I will return your call as soon as I can or alternatively sms me and I will reply soonest. Thank you.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thomas & Friends

The instructions that came with this order was simple enough. But as the days came nearer, I decided to add to the intial design  -- 2 tier topsy turvy cake representing a railway track on a mountain with a 'real' TUNNEL (with Thomas coming through the tunnel no less) running through the top tier complete with Harold the helicopter 'flying' on op of the mountain and the name of the birthday boy aka HOLLYWOOD style.  My husband declared that from an engineering perspective, the cake would collapsed but I insisted on having a 'real' tunnel.  And like the 'toy story' cake I did earlier, I came to learn more about Thomas and HIs Friends...

Later , as we 'bore' through the cake, we held our breaths. A cheer went up as soon as we got through to the other side. (We really felt that real engineers digging through underground tunnel). But fate wasnt going to let me have it that easy. As we worked on the other parts of the cake; the top was slowly but surely collapsing. And that was at 2.30 in the morning (of the collection day). I decided to take the risk and went to sleep; secretly praying that the cake would hold itself but at the same time mentally prepared to start all over again if necessary. Later that morning; half an hour before customer was to pick up the cake; a stroke of creativity struck and the tunnel and the cake was saved. Whew !!!!!

All the sleepless nights and worry vanished as soon as I got the reaction from the birthday boy's mother. She even offered to pay more than what she had paid extra. Later that day, she told me that the birthday boy could not stop saying 'thank you' and that her hubby was just staring at the cake  with 'OMG'. Her own words....'Thank you very much. It's an awesome cake'.

This cake was another milestone for me ; being able to get the tunnel done was a real achievement for me (it may mean nothing to others but well............) . Thank you very much Shikin for the vote of confidence.
And also many many thanks to my team ..... hubby and my sons..... thanks guys..

Happy Birthday to you Rayyan.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Baking Class -- Upon your request

I am finally able to resume the baking classes -- February 2011.

But this time, there are 2 major changes :-

1---  classes can only be conducted over the weekends.

2---  the classes are strictly going to be upon request - that means YOU tell me what you want to learn and if I think Im able to give you a good lesson on what you request and we can gather the minimum number of 4; the class is ON.... That means if you want to learn all about Puff Pastry, then we have a class on Puff Pastry ............. how's that?????

A general guideline on the fees (actual fee will depend on number of items and ingredients costs):-

Hands -- On  Class  :-  One Day :- RM 250 per person.
                                    Two Days :- RM 400 per person. 

The average number of items taught will be between 4 to 8 items (for 2 days)

Demo classes --  upon request...

Hope this will help encourage/motivate those who have been wanting to join but wants to have their own choices.  BUT a word of kind advice; for those with those with little / no experience in baking; it woud be of great help to YOU and ME if  we start with the Beginners' class first... then you can make your request....just a piece of advice.....

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