Friday, July 31, 2009

Theme: Colours of rainbow

So far, the most colourful cupcakes i ever made; 32 pieces of 2.5oz cuppies matching the age of the lucky receiver.. guess what? they are my very first order received via this website! Thanks Veck, hope you like it ;)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Theme: Very Fishy Buffday!!

Happy 1st bubbly-birthday to Arif Rayyan!!!! (I know, it's too chubby a fish! but ain't it make ém more cute to eat? hehehehe)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Theme: House Warming

Thanks to Ibu, I finally got to play with black icing! but as you can see, mine are not as black, coz it's really hard to get a pitch black! I think you hafta use the whole bottle! hehe.. Anyway, this was made for a friend's house warming, which kinda in theme with his interior design that mostly are in black,grey n dark purple.. ;)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Theme: Aloha!

I just came back from basic photography class, and didn't have that many time before going to Leng and Leine's Hawaiian birthday party. So the cuppies brought for them are as simple as it can be. ( I wish i could have more time to do the deco, i was thinking about hula girls n stuff.. but what to do, time-constraint.. mebbe some other time..) But anyway, the tots that count rite? ;)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The how to: make cupcake base

Hiya, sorry it took so long to update.. hehe, you know, this stay-at-home-mom thingy is quite new for me, i so need to learn more on time management and stuff! hurmmm.. anyway, back to the subject;

Today am gonna share the recipe for the cupcake base. Yup.. as you can see, most of my cuppies are all lied flat, because this way you can be more creative in terms of what to decorate on top, but if you like the typical swirl-type cuppies, go ahead and do as you please, i'll show all sort of different design some other time k ;)
So, basically, get your well-baked cuppies and get ready to lay buttercream base on it;

Recipe: Base for cupcakes (and yess, you can use it for a cake too)



500g creamwell/krimwell
200g shortening
150g butter
1 tin of condensed milk
Flavour - i don't use any, and still yummilicious


Mix all in except for condensed milk. Beat till fluffy before adding the milk. Beat well till creamy. If you are a sweet-tooth, go ahead and add more icing sugar..( but believe me, this is sweet enough! just the rite taste ;) Yup.. you are done when you got something like in the picture.

So, once you got this done, all you have to do now is to lay it on the cupcakes top (yes, this is the reason why we bake the cuppies half-full). Then use a small scrapper (the kind on the pic) to smoothen the surface, oh yeah.. this is the part where your design should be considered, say you wanna make a pink background, add in some colours to your buttercream- mix well, then smooth them onto your cuppies, by scrapping it in one direction and you are done (at least for the first part..)

Hope you enjoy it, as much as i do.. now here's some useful tips: the buttercream can be use up to a month if you keep it in the fridge. ;)

See you on my next 'how-to' post!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The how to: bake cupcake

It has been a quiet week. I have been resting well since my last order, and nothing new has turn up yet.. oh well, now that i have all the time in the world (not that i have that many..considering the chaotic hours with lil Myra- oh yeah, she's my daughter, the very reason for my cuppies name ;) ) I could finally concentrate to write on the 'how to' post.

First thing first, I am neither a chef, nor that I'm an expert at baking. I started to learn baking/decorating like 2 months ago while waiting for my hubby to settle off our resident permits stuff to get us to Doha, bla bla bla. It has never occur to me that I'll be enjoying it, let alone to be good at it! (but then again, it is not that hard!!) And.. the truth is, I'm a bit lazy to bake, i secretly wish i could just decorate sets of well-baked cupcakes everytime i got a new order (which are not that many afterall!!!!) hehe.

So, after my 4 hours crashed-course in Bangi (my sifu didn't even taught me how to bake! she just showed me what's what in cuppies-deco, and some hands on!); but... i just tot I should share my on-going knowledge on the net for free (specially to those kind enough to visit me blog ;)

How to bake cupcakes (well actually this part I will just write down the recipe as i've forgotten to snap any pic everytime i bake cuppies! there'll be more for deco stuff, promise ;)

Basically, the only recipe that I've got from the class is chocolate moist cupcakes, so I've been using it quite a lot. Tried with cheese cake, and it's not too bad too.. so here's what you need for chocolate moist cake;

2 eggs
1 ½ cups castor sugar
2 cups of pre-shifted flour
1 cup of corn oil
½ cup cocoa /chocolate powder
1 tsp the soda bicarbonate
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ cup of evaporated milk
½ tsp vanilla


In a mixer, beat the eggs well. Pour in the castor sugar and mix well. Add the corn oil.
In a different bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, soda bicarbonate dan baking powder and shift them through.
Add in the shifted flour with the evaporated milk into the mixer -a spoon full at a time.
Add in vanilla. Mix well.
Put half of the batter into the paper cup, and bake with 150oC for 10-15 minutes. (The truth about my baking experience in Doha was I didn't even have the electric oven with temperature! So, what i did was to bake with whatever temperature the gas oven provides, then after sometime, i'll stick in a stick and pull it off, if there's no residue, then you are done! (Ok, ok I know it is quite confusing without visual.. I'll post some up when I snap some pic for my next baking sensation! Please help to remind me! hiks..)

So there... the first part of my 'The how-to' post. Keep on coming ere for more how-to, specially the deco part ;)

Until then.. learn to bake with your pace!