Friday, June 26, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
This order came from Aishah who lives in KL for her father in Kulim. I'm glad her Dad was pleasantly surprised with the cupcakes delivery. (Thanks Aishah)
Aishah mentioned she wanted cupcakes set which look like a whole cake, which I mistakenly interpreted as joined cupcakes despite the sample pic given. I assembled 19 cuppies on a 12X12" base (the biggest base I always have) and another 7 cuppies separately, the order was for 25 cuppies. After sending her the pic and at her request I changed it to the design requested. (Actually, I could've called her to confirm but instead I took a nap after maghrib and only woke up after midnite to assemble the cuppies)
Anyway I was glad that the confusion had given me the chance to assemble my first joined cupcakes. It was pretty easy actually, spread some frosting in each cupcakes until the same level as the cupcakes liner. Then placed the cupcakes closely together; to form a hexagon assemble as 1+6+12 circles. Using a large spatula, slap some frosting at the center and spread outwards. I spread the frosting thicker in the middle, and at same level as the cupcake liner on around the edges of the hex. Remove excess frosting from the edges by running a small spatula upwards between the cupcake liner ridges.
The most fun part was when pulling out the individual cupcakes from the set; the sensation is difficult to explain. (sort of the feeling you get from squeezing/pressing the air out from bubble bags, how do you explain that? I'm sounding like a weirdo :D)
Aishah also requested for orange topping. I was afraid fresh orange juice would separate in the frosting, so I used Sunquick orange drink concentrate instead. It is a nice contrasting flavor to the chocolate cake. (Strangely enough, it was only a day earlier that I advised another customer against combining an orange cake with chocolate fudge)
Here's the recipe for the orange frosting (enough for 36++ cupcakes)
Unsalted Butter 90g (use anchor brand if you, like me, don't like the bovine smell in butter)
Icing sugar 90g
Orange Sunquick 4 tablespoon
Orange emulco 1/8 teaspoon (for aroma)
Mix buttercup, krimwell and unsalted butter until combined. Add icing sugar and beat at medium speed.
Add the sunquick and continue beating at high for 10 minutes or until stiff peaks formed.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009
My first reaction when I received this order, I laughed ! The previous edible print of Mac Icon & cuppies deco was done in less than an hour; and to have someone actually order based on that picture really (pleasantly) surprised me.
This was ordered by Nani for her hubby who has become so attached to his Macbook; want it to be delivered to one big mnc in Bayan Lepas FTZ. Glad that the Penang Bridge was not congested despite the school holidays, thanks to the 3rd lane. I had no problem finding the plant, syukur ada Kenwood/Garmin+MalSing map (was amazed how many plants the mnc now has compared to my subcontractor engineer days 15 years ago)
The cuppies are flavored with real vanilla bean pods, got it from my sis from her Bali trip. My daughters simply love the cuppies, so I'll share the recipe here.
The measurement I use is based on my usual vanilla cake recipe, except no egg yolks and the vanilla milk prep.
Butter 125g (I use Anchor brand mixed with some Buttercup 75%/25%)
Caster Sugar 150g (not too sweet since topping will be added later)
Egg Whites 125g
Flour 250g (I use regular cap Sauh/Ros mixed with superfine 50%/50%)
Salt half teaspoon
Vanilla Bean 2 pods
Vanilla essence qtr teaspoon
Simmer the vanilla pod in the milk for a while, scrape the seed and add to the milk, leave to cool.
Beat the butter and sugar until creamy, add the egg whites and continue beating.
Add half of the flour, add milk, add remaining flour. Pour in cupcakes liner, 32-35g of batter each for size 9 liners.
Bake at 160C for 30 mins, voila! Oooooh the smell of vanilla during baking, kalah ambipur.......