Friday, December 30, 2011

Tart temptations - Ushering into the new year

These tarts are my last bakes for this year and my biggest tart bakes so far..By 8pm tonight I've to deliver 500pcs of these fern design blueberry cheese tarts for a regular macaron customer of mine .She will be hosting a new year party at the poolside of her condominium....overlooking KLCC...Wow!!.. some people are just so lucky..was told they were going to smoke some ribs and lobsters....I guess I'll be too tired by then to accept the invitation....infact I may have snooze myself to dreamland when the fireworks light up the skies ...

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year promotion - Chocs ,Bags & Mac

In welcoming new year 2012 ,Chantiq ST is glad to offer special price for orders made between 1 Jan 2012 till 30th Jan 2012

Praline box of 4 + custom tag + side bow ribbons
RM5 instead of RM5.50 ( min 50boxes)


Box of 20 Macarons at RM40 ( 2 colour/flavour mix)


Box of 12 at RM24 ( mix of 2 colour/flavour)


Brown bags has been a hit for last to months I am extending my offer to include them in my new year promotion.These brown bags with custom card labels are going for RM1 each only instead of RM1.30 ( min 50 bags) - I'm left with limited stocksof string bags ...so hurry

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mengkuang baskets - lets reduce waste

With a little imagination.... simple mengkuang baskets & clay flowers have been transformed into elegant favor handouts...these baskets are reusable compared to paper boxes ...... I am pretty sure those receiving them will have it for keeps...

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Colour therapy

It is truly amazing what these little colourful almond cookies can do. I just love making them even when there are times their feet disappoint me . Their colours are like a therapy to the sightand soul...it brings so much joy making them ...and one of the best part is when I see the happy look on the faces receiving them.....its sheer bliss knowing others are as happy too..

Filling are dark choc ganache & pepermint chocolate

Misture of Choc Peanut Butter & Nuttela filling

Colour therapy

I use the French mac recipe written by Jill Colonna in her book Mad about Macarons....on a wet day I will convert to the Italian method using cooked sugar....however even with such methods and many success there are still times when they just don't come out right...mac's makes me humble..

Friday, December 23, 2011

Speechless

I was left speechless after finally completing over 1000 packs of various goody bag packs this week, tired but satisfied . Favorite choice of deco is still doily paper & laced ribbons. Thanks to my friend Shima who has been helping me out this peak season.

Final touches on the maroon theme bags ,attaching a hang on ribbon after packing in the goods to make it easy for the receiver to carry....

Monday, December 19, 2011

Choo Choo Train Brown bag



These RM7.00 Choo Choo Train Trail goodie bag pack were filled with :

40gm M&M choc candy
25gm Nestle HoneyStar
1 vanilla muffin
1 mickey lollychoc

There's actually a lucky number written behind all 100 cards pasted to the brown bag....Iwas told that the grand prize winner will go back with a Famous Amos Cookie Hamper...nice..

A different Rose

I have been losing sleep lately...meeting year end seasonal demands. My bakes & chocolate meltings are done late nights after tucking in the little angels to sleep .Later...it's only me ,light music on the CD & the sound of the Kitchen Aid mixer till the wee hours when the world is "dead" to most.I somehow love moments like this...the macarons turn out perfect even when baked at night- dried them in front of the oven.




There was hesitation combining orange & black for butter cream rose swirl but later love these mini dark chocolate cupcakes ...it's a different Rose... I have never imagine that they would look these stunning...Oh they look a bit like haloween too...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Bitter ,Salty & Sweet Macarons

This rainy season I dried the macarons shells in front of the oven after heating it up for 10 min at 100c before turning it off, they still turn out great with feet ,smooth skin & chewy interior .

I love to use dark chocolate for chocolate macarons , filled with dark choc ganache mixed in bit of coarse peanut butter making it taste like snickers.. a little bitter salty sweet...yum




Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Apologies

My deepest apology to friends and those who had called in seeking for festive treats this holiday season...I have been booked weeks ahead and there is only so much I can take.. well it does seem like everybody is in an entertaining mode as 2011 lower its curtains...not to mention all the "kenduri" every other week rain or shine...

For now I am truly unable to take in anymore orders until new year 2012 ....my kitchen Aid mixer & oven is "screaming" for a break ..so am I and after all the hard work ( which I enjoy every moment of it) my kids deserve a piece of mom too this school holiday...hehe

Thanks for all your interest & support...


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Chocolate base tarts -

I have been asked what makes my fruit tart pastry crispy even after 24 hours storage. It's chocolate...Yup that wonderful cocoa glazed on the base of the tart shell separating the crust & the custard cream...it acts as a shield for moisture from the fruit & custard that usually makes the crust soggy after a few hours...

This one here was made simple by request..with just half of the seedless grape...it lacks colour compared to mix fruit tarts...but I think it looks & taste just as good...


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Packing macarons

I found this lovely method of arranging macarons with ribbons on the internet and thought of trying it out on an order that was intended to be a gift by a customer to her friend....she loved it...I think it's cute too...

These are chocolate mac made using Valhora cocoa ,decorated with laced peach coloured ribbons that acts as partitions...double black organza ribbon to give it a contrasting look and a black damask design card to write on....




Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Glazed Fruit tart

I love the look of petite fruit tarts....it can be decorated with various fruits such as peach ,pineapple,grapes ,kiwi ,oranges , strawberry...etc...

These tarts makes a good dessert for tea time , parties and now has build its reputation for engagement & weddings...

Glazed fruit tarts are a classic dessert found in many cake shops but my favourite is Deli France...whenever I don't bake for orders but crave for a bite ....my favourite deli is just 5 minutes away from home...

Kiwi ,Grape & peach

Kiwi & peach fruit tarts glazed with apricot gel
Care for a bite ?!!..best serve cold

Monday, December 5, 2011

Sampling of orders

On a few occasions , customers do ask me for sampling of what they wish to order and yes I am glad to say that I do provide sampling of my products provided they are serious customers and that potential orders are for a substantial quantity ie : above the value of RM300. By providing sampling ,customers will have a clear idea of what they are getting and they can inform me of any changes they want before I proceed with the production....it makes it easy for both me & my customers..

Made these a few weeks back as samples for a customer who wanted them as part of goodies in an Aqiqah goodie bag...and instead of a piece or two I surprised her with a dozen...along with a mock up brown bag...she was hooked instantly....