Saturday, February 26, 2011

Nurses lurve Cakes!

My niece who works as a nurse at Pusrawi, KL is my new agent of MY Galley Artwork! For KL Branch anyway...hehehe (I don't even have a shop but I have branches in a few areas, berangan tak?). The order is kind of last minute but for the love of money and good creations I am willing to pull an all-nighter! I have to do the delivery before 12 noon on 23rd February because their party start at 12 noon. So, the day before the delivery I am pulling all my energy to finish the order of 2 dozens Cheese Tarts, 16 pcs Fondant Cupcakes and Creme de la Creme - 1 kilo of Red Velvet Cake! Cheese Tarts is ok, I've done this before but the fondant cupcakes with 'man'ly design as requested by customer? what does a working man needs? Mobile Phone, Laptop, Shirt & Tie and a watch! Colors? 'Macho' colors such as dark blue & turquoise...and the result is ttaaddaaa!!! (Check out the pics below). Hope to get more requests such as these so I can get my creative ideas flowing....So, Ria thanks for the order and hope to get more and more order from your lovely friends, cheers!!
The 'Macho' Cupcakes

What Men Needs

Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Topping and Strawberry, I have repeat order for this :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

MY Super Duper Fabulous Family

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:
Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
-Jane Howard, English Novelist
When you are living aboard most of the time, you tend to miss out family event such as gathering during 'raya' (Eid ul-Fitr), wedding or Family Day, so whenever we get a chance we will try to meet up. I have such a big family (I have three brothers and three sisters and all with their own family so you do the math!) so it is not easy for everyone to meet up. But when we do meet up we created such a havoc with our gossiping, laughter and karaoke'ing. This month I had the chance to attend both family gathering; one is karaoke session with my sister, cousin and nieces (just us girls, the usual suspects according to my brother) and another one is a birthday party for my sister in law and niece. I had the chance to make them cakes and desserts during both gathering. This is also the time for me to get feedback and comments from them on my creation, they are very supportive in giving me motivation to continue with my dream. What can I say, through the good times and bad times, they are always by my side and good or bad they are my family :)
My sis, cousin & her daughter; our usual gang for Karaoke activity

My Blueberry Cheese Cake

My sister promoting the cake, hehehe..

Birthday cake for my sis-in-law and my niece

Cheese tart

Cake cutting ceremony

Two models promoting my cake, thank you girls! A big wedding cake from me when you gals get married :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Mad about Bread & Pastries

I have to admit given a choice I'd prefer bread and pastries compared to cakes...maybe because I don't have a sweet tooth.
There is no denying that bread baking as with baking anything is a delicate process.
Bread baking involves so many things that first time bakers are often discouraged after a few failed attempts to turn out professional looking and tasting loaves. Before this, a few of my friends who had the experience in baking bread told me it is very tiring to make bread because you need to knead the bread. But when I attended the Bread Making Class last week, I find it not as complicated as I was told and it was very interesting...
My next mission is to learn as many pastry recipes as I can but for now I've been taking order for Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheese Tart and Chicken/Beef Puff.

Kopitiam Style Bread

Shanghai Cheese and the famous 'Mexican Bread ala Roti Boy'

Cheese Stick

Apple Pie

Blueberry Cheese and Fruit Tart