Aspiring Bakers #31 - Bao Ho-Chiak 包好吃 (May 2013)

Looking for the best chinese steamed bun recipe? Here is the Roundup for Aspiring Bakers #31 - Bao Ho-Chiak 包好吃 (May 2013).

And if you are into steaming cakes, don't forget to browse through the Roundup for Aspiring Bakers #25 - Steaming Hot Cakes (Oct 2012).

Monday, May 28, 2012

Birthday Cakes For His Majesty

Here are some snapshots of the 2 cakes which I baked and decorated for His Majesty (my son) 's birthday. He celebrated his 3rd birthday on 19 May. How time flies! I baked 2 cakes for him, one aeroplane cake for celebrating at home on the actual day(19 May) and another choo-choo-train cake for him to bring to the kindergarden to celebrate with his fellow classmates the following Monday (21 May). For some reason, he didn't quite like the aeroplane cake when I presented it to him. In fact he was not at all impressed and didn't even take a single bite at all. Then when I asked what kind of cake I should bake for him to bring to school, he immediately replied "chooku-chooku-tutu", so I had to bake a choo-choo-train cake for him. What a difficult customer he was!

It was my first attempt at decorating cakes using buttercream and fondant, I must admit that it was quite a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed the whole learning process. I will share with you more details on how to decorate the cake next weekend when I am back, stay tuned. :)




Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mothers' Day!

I was invited, along with other mamas, to my kiddy's kindergarden to celebrate Mothers' Day on Friday. The school had organized various activities for mother-child-bonding, and we were offered a few options, such as doing some exercises, taking a walk in the forest, doing art and craft or decorating cakes with your child. No prizes for what I chose to do with my boy, decorating cakes of course!

The school actually bought dozens of ready-made cupcakes and cake decorating supplies such as sugarpaste, roll fondant, candy coating, edible beads, chocolates, piping gels and cake decorating tools such as rolling pin, cookie cutters were made available for us to decorate our cupcakes. 
 
My boy was not the only boy in the group, there were 2 other older boys and the rest were girls. I think he was probably the youngest kid in the group. But still we had lots of fun. Being a 3 year old kid, his hands were not so nimble and so I had to help him out most of the time. I brought the baby along, she cried a little bit initially, and then slept throughout the event. After 45 minutes of "hard work", we were all told to gather in the playground, and our works of labour were eventually distributed to all the children and their mamas.

It was really a very meaningful day for me, as this was my 1st time celebrating Mothers' Day with my little boy. I really appreciate the school for organizing such an event as both Didi and I had an enjoyable time decorating the cupcakes together. And it also provided me some ideas on what to do for Didi's birthday next week!

 

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