January 8, 2014

The end of a good year.. and onwards to an even better one.

Somehow it doesn’t feel like 2014.

Maybe its becauseΒ I had a very strange countdown-to-2014 experience — I was in Korea for Christmas and New Years’, we decided to “countdown the Korean way” which gave us three options – 1) pay an exorbitant amount to watch a K Pop concert, 2) go to Times Square or 3) go to City Hall and watch a bell ring..? To City Hall we went and we waited for 4 hours just to watch a bell “dong” and watch the crowd disperse. #Awkward.

I don’t particularly like to travel – I’m not a huge fan of being cooped up in a small, restrictive space (i.e. The Plane) and for some reason, I don’t quite like immigration counters.. But aside from that, I love exploring new, quirky (think indie scene.. or places no one wants to go) places on foot and learning how the locals live. Thats fun for me. But well, this trip made me miss home. I missed working through the festive season – baking cookies, cakes, fighting the humidity, annoying the mother, exchanging gifts and opening presents (!!!) Lesson learnt – Christmas is to be spent at home πŸ™‚

2013 was a great year – I accomplished so much, way way way more than I thought I would.

Here’s a quick 15 seconds of all the cakes I did in 2013 πŸ˜‰

Milestones in 2013
– Unofficial graduation from College (!!!!)
– Made a ginormous cake!
– Started teaching classes!
– And worked on a new project πŸ˜‰

December 8, 2013

Post-(unofficial) graduation & updates

So.. Β I just sat for my last paper in Uni on Friday!!!

Its kinda a funny feeling (considering I’ve been waiting for this moment for like, the past three years) to know that you’re done with school forever. Its been 15 years of being “in the system” and its goodbye to academic papers, nasty ( and occasionally, really awesome) lecturers, terrible canteen food, queueing to print notes at an inflated cost, bitching about everything and everyone, dressing like trash (unofficial dress-code’s t-shirt / shorts / slippers hahaha), waking up late (because y’know, some lectures only start at 330pm..) and of course, having fun in lectures with the best people ever.

Over the past couple of months, I’ve been teaching cake decorating & baking classes at Cake Over Heels – a cake shop & studio at Midlink City (Sin Ming Ave) and here are some pictures of my students & their work! πŸ™‚

Ombre Mermaid Cake ClassΒ 

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My demo cake – I was going for a Belle (Beauty & The Beast) theme here πŸ˜‰

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Student’s Cakes! πŸ™‚

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes + Chocolate Cupcakes ClassΒ 

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I hope you ladies (and so far, my solo male student) had fun in class!!! πŸ™‚ Truly was a great way to end my insane weekend (more on this another time)!

Cake updates to follow when I’ve had a little more sleep. πŸ˜›