Archive for July, 2011

July 13, 2011

Dragons

Over the weekend, I went down with a few friends to attend the Singapore Dragon Boat Festival held at Bedok Reservoir ; we were there to watch the annual Prime-Minister’s Cup (PM Cup) Race. Β Not wanting to turn up empty-handed, I baked some cupcakes and decorated them with simple fondant pieces to give away to some of the rowers.

The PM Cup race is a highlight in the local dragon boat calendar and is modelled after the Oxford-Cambridge rowing race in the United Kingdom. It is contested between the four local universities in Singapore – NUS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University and Singapore Institute of Management – over a racing distance of 1000m.

Guess you can tell which Universities I was rooting for! πŸ˜‰

The day had a bittersweet end, for me at least. NUS Ladies won the race with SIM Ladies coming in second. It was a tough race and the competition; the love for the fight, will always remind me why I chose to spend one year, training under the hot, blistering sun.

Congratulations NUS! πŸ™‚

July 2, 2011

Possibly the most tiring week thus far …

In a nutshell, this week has been in-freaking-sane.

Aside from work – which I’m somewhat adjusting to now (repetition as it turns out, is a gift and not a curse… and well when some things are out of sight, there’re out of my mind as well. Somewhat.), my final exam for these six weeks… and two late nights catching up with old friends, I have to sort out orders due over the next two months. Hurray for the end of Summer I. Back to school on Monday for the start of Summer II. Sigh!

I did manage to squeeze in some time to bake this week though. Nothing fancy, just a slight modification on one of my favourite recipes.

Rainbow Sugar CookiesΒ 

I brought these to work and they were surprisingly well received – my colleagues and friends were really fascinated by the bright colours. By the end of the day, there were only 2 left – kept for J- πŸ™‚

Mashimaro

And lastly.. I’m not very skilled with fondant modeling, so I hope I’ve done this character some justice! I received this order a couple of days before it was due and decided to take the order as a favor to my friend C-. It wasn’t too hard to model and I left it to set overnight before placing it on the cake. I’ve never transported a huge topper like this on top of a cake before but it survived the trip to work! πŸ™‚