Friday, December 31, 2010


'We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. 
The book is called "Opportunity" and its first chapter is New Year's Day.' 

This 2011 I am very lucky to be celebrating New Year in my own country...although I'm only celebrating it with my love ones (no parties for me), it's enough for me to know that I'm safe in my own place and knowing that 2011 will bring more opportunities for me to realise my dreams, InsyaALLAH....
Towards the end of December we have received news that my hubby and me will be sent home for a long we take the news as a positive ones and on 27th of December we are back in Malaysia. Took some time to adjust and starting our life back in Malaysia but Alhamdulillah this end of January we managed to secure a few orders for cakes. Like we Malays used to say 'rezeki ada dimana-mana kalau pandai cari' (your luck is everywhere if you know how to find it).
But before we leave, I managed to baked some Christmas Cake and Cupcakes for our friends in Jeddah.
Chocolate Moist Cake

Oreo Cupcakes

Black Forest Cake

Sunday, December 12, 2010


"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." –Jawaharlal Nehru

Hubby and me have been living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for the past 4 years (on and off)...the things that we miss the most is local FOOD. You wish you can eat your favorite food where you can't find it in this new land. You want to come back and taste the food you really like the most. I am sure you have your favorite food at your origin country where you come from. My favorite food is Satay, the kind where the you can taste the spices on the skewered meat and the sauce, ohlalala...the delicious peanut sauce, I'm salivating already! And I miss the 24 hours Mamak Stall where you can hang out and eat roti canai anytime you want. 
Here, in my compound you have to take shuttle at 5pm and come back at 9.30pm if you want to go downtown. Supermarket in this compound is unreliable, you can't even get simple ingredients! Or if the weather is not too hot, you can walk about 20 minutes to outside supermarket and even that supermarket don't sell fresh chicken or fish! Malaysian Restaurant is non-existent in Jeddah however, there are Indonesian, Thailand and Philippines Restaurant. But still you crave that food from your own country...So what I usually did is too cook and improvise with whatever ingredient that we have....
Nasi Lemak (thanks to my housemate's friend who brought the ikan bilis fresh from Malaysia!)

Karipap Pusing

Ayam Percik

Chilli Crab

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Cupcakes Story

Time flies so fast and it's already December, looking forward to 2011...lots of project coming up for MY Galley Artwork next year, InsyaAllah! 
My first ever order was to make a birthday cupcakes for my sister's neighbour, I had no learning experience in making cupcakes but I tried my best! That was in 2008, at that time cupcakes was 'in'. After that, I took classes in Basic Cupcakes Decoration. My teacher was Kak Ayu of Loveliana Cakes, she teaches me have to decorate with fondant and from then on, I started taking more orders.
While no one is quite certain where cupcakes came from, it is known that they made an appearance in the United States sometime in the 19th Century. There are two theories on the origin of cupcakes, the name comes from the amount of ingredients used to make the cake for example; a cupful of flour, a cupful of butter, cupful of sugar, etc. The other theories is that these cakes were originally baked in cups, thus the name 'cupcakes'.
Cupcakes till now, is still popular in Malaysia. I always have orders for cupcakes every week. I guess because of the cute size and it's easier to eat, you don't need spoon or cut the cake to eat it.
My first Cupcakes order