Sunday, June 10, 2012
Day 2 Abah and Umi in Alor Staq
Cake in jars, the craze, the in thing, after cupcakes, came the macaroons or macaron, followed by pavlova, and in between, the rainbow cake and red velvet, until recently, the baking world once again, is buzzed with this new sensation. Everything wants to be bottled, red velvet in jars, vanila cakes with buttercream, blueberry fillings , cream and chocolate ganache layered in jars, rainbow cake in jars, if possible anything and everything which is layered and looks nice want to be bottled, why? They look pretty! Aren;t they? Added with a decorative doile underneath the lid, tied with a simple ribbon, this jar of cakes is suitable and presentable enough to be given as gifts to your loved ones, to your friends and relatives, and not forgetting, as hantaran too. All you need is a little creativity, and you will receive remarks like this:
"it's too cute and x sampai hati nak makan".
30 jars of vanila cake layered with swiss meringue buttercream, blueberry fillings, buttercream and chocolate ganache, for Farah's pot luck session with her colleagues. my first batch of cake in jars. I had been tempted to make them , bought a few jars, looked up the recipes but just couldn't find the time to make them, until Farah's request came in an email. I thank her for putting me up with this challenge, without which i would still be toying with the idea of whether I wanted to make them or not.Thank you Farah.
this hantaran cake looks kinda similar, isn't right.it;s like a dejavu, you have a feeling that you have seen it before but where...... you are right, you have seen it before, only a couple of weeks earlier for this lady requested for an almost similar design to the one I made for my customer on the 16th may.
with red velvet inside, i covered with 'bakers rose' colour fondant and decorated the cake with pinkish store bought gumpaste flowers,and later on placed in a transparent hantaran box and decorated with just simple ribbons around the box , one of the earliest pick up for the day, for an engagement ceremony in tandop. she and her family came all the way from Perak and later on, when the 'majlis' is over, she would come and collect the MAG-D and MAG-A plus the red velvet birthday cake.Thank you kak Eda
yellow theme for the akad nikah hantaran cake, picked up just before the majlis, another red velvet cake.thank you Nawar
just a simple deco for this set, Mama came and collected this set at around 7 am, the earliest pick up on that day.Thank you Mama
100 pieces of brownies with walnut in a square casing and another 100 pieces of chocolate cupcakes in cups with dome cover for Nawar's wedding, as door gifts.Thank you Nawar.Thank you Tsara', ameer and Batriysia for helping Mama with the ribbons, and the packaging.
What's with these brownies, they were meant for the 100 sliced brownies door gift but it had already been written Pn,Noormala's name on them instead of nawar's, they became hers. the former called me up in the morning asking me if I had any cakes available and of course I didn't because I did not normally make cakes in advance, I only make and bake them as and when requested, but this was one lucky lady for I had made these BWW and they would only be picked up the following day. since BWW was not difficult to make, she, being one of my most supportive customers and so, I offered her these two if she was interested and I could make more for the door gifts, and of course she agreed.Thank you Kak mala.
The theme: purple and white
The wordings: SEMOGA BERBAHAGIA HINGGA KE SYURGA
the requirement: place the BWW in a box with window and decorated with the purple and white theme
so, with all these cakes and brownies, door gifts, and cake in jars, where are my abah and Umi?They went visiting my MIL.At least they wouldn't be bored with their daughter busy making cakes.
to be continued....