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Easter Vanilla Cupcakes with Matcha Italian Meringue Buttercream

First things first – on news on the personal front, I’ve finally taken the huge step to enroll myself in patisserie school! :] It will just be for a short while, because I don’t have sufficient funds to complete the entire course which is made up of three certificates, so it’ll just be for three months. The other huge step I’ve taken of course, is to notify my employers that I

3 years on… and some reflections

Time moves slowly but passes quickly. I had forgotten that this little space of mine has turned 3 on Christmas 2013! Dang. I must admit that unlike in the first year of blogging where I produced almost 1-2 posts weekly, I have slowed down considerably for 2013. I only posted a grand total of 24 times in 2013, which translates to two posts every month *embarrassed*. However, although I did

Carrot Cake Loaves

If you’re a follower of mine on Instagram, you would have probably know that I have been baking cake loaves for charity the past month, and will be for the month of October as well. I have been selling a total of 6 flavours (with options to customize) – namely, plain butter loaf, double chocolate loaf, lemon loaf, banana loaf, carrot loaf and an almond butter loaf. I had expected the

My Mom’s Best Banana Loaf

I’ve been challenging myself lately, first to blog more regularly, and do the things I have been wanting to do ever since I started the blog, and second to learn how to swim. My best friends, Jon, and my family have been harping on the fact that I always say I want to learn how to swim – this has been top of my New Year resolution list since…forever? At

My Mom’s (Chocolate) Banana Muffins

My mom’s a SAHM (stay-at-home mom), or more commonly and unglamorously known as a housewife. Some of my relatives probably think that my mom had it good, because she never did have to work, but I know that being a housewife ain’t easy. This was even more so because back when I was in primary, my mom would prepare THREE meals a day for me and my two brothers. I

Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla Cooked Flour Frosting

I felt like blogging today, and I’m currently doing so from my office computer (oops). As I don’t have access to my recent photos from here, I thought I should post about these cupcakes which I had made last year. Yes, last year, when I was busy baking what seemed like hundreds of cupcakes for the christmas charity bakesale. I very much enjoyed and relished the opportunity, because it meant

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

Right now, I’m on holiday / leave. Having started work, I have come to realize what a precious commodity leave is and I’ve been trying to make sure my leave coincides with a public holiday so that I can “save leave”. This time, I’m back in Australia visiting Jon, making use of the Good Friday holiday in Singapore. In Australia and many parts of the Western world, Good Friday, Easter

Very Chocolatey Cupcakes, or Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Have any of you ever wondered why a moist chocolate cake is called a devil’s food cake? I have always wondered, but always thought it basically referred to a chocolate based cupcake with a rich chocolate ganache. But curiosity got the better of me recently, as I was looking through tons of devil’s food cupcake recipes and wanted to know exactly what that meant. I wikied it and lo and

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Swiss Meringue Buttercream

It seems like eons ago when I last posted on my vanilla sugar cookies and I thank you out there for emailing me, showing me support and asking me about ordering the cookies :] Things have been a tad busy lately – the first week of August I was busy baking for a huge wedding order of 200 petit-four sized cakes, and in the second week, I was baking up

Steamed Banana Cupcakes

Only now do I understand the joys of public holidays falling on a Monday or a Friday because it means long weekends yo! A few days ago on Monday, I was thinking that three days is a lot of time to bake, but was struck by sudden inspiration to head up north to KL! I asked my brother if he wanted to and lo and behold, a plan was formulated within