Archive for December, 2011

December 27, 2011

More Christmas Cupcakes!

Today’s the first day in about a week I get to sit down in front of my laptop and scour the internet for ideas. With Chinese New Year coming so early next year, I haven’t decided if I should launch a CNY set of cupcakes, your thoughts? I did a set this year, but there weren’t many takers so I’m not sure if I should launch one next year.

Anyway, more christmas orders!

Made this set for one of my closest friends from Poly. Decided to do something different yet simple because I didn’t think she would appreciate eating so much fondant! πŸ˜‰ I hope you liked them Serena! πŸ™‚

Chocolate with Vanilla Swiss Meringue ButtercreamΒ 

I sold a few sets of these cupcakes plus cookies to several people but I kept forgetting to take photos!  😦 Nevertheless, I hope my customers enjoyed the cupcakes! πŸ™‚

Just a note:

For regular cupcake orders (non-festive) I usually use plain (either white or brown) pleated cupcake liners. For Christmas, I’ve switched them out to prettier, silver foil liners. I’m still sourcing for other colours like gold (New Year), red (Valentines’, CNY) etc. Both liners hold more or less the same amount of batter. I will update again if I do intend to switch them out permanently! πŸ™‚

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December 26, 2011

Christmas Tree Cake

I bought my giant cupcake pan a couple of months ago in October and I had every intention of maximizing its usage, thus the Christmas Tree Cake was born πŸ˜‰ Β I made this for my extended family’s annual christmas dinner on Christmas day and everyone was so fascinated with the cake! πŸ™‚

Chocolate Fudge Cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue ButtercreamΒ 

(55% Valrhona Chocolate Ganache)

Cross-sectioned of the cake

I’m constantly asked to assist with the cake cutting whenever I bring cakes for celebrations.. and honestly, it’s always so hard to cut into a cake I’ve slaved over! I usually don’t quite know where to begin – my cousin made the first cut for this cake and I helped with the distribution πŸ™‚

I hope you guys had a great christmas – much of mine was spent baking and decorating! I’ll still be taking christmas cupcake orders for 30th & 31st so do drop me an email if you are interested to order on those dates πŸ™‚