Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Customers concern - my challenge for options

Sometimes, what we think as best may not be the best for others. I was aggressively promoting favors in jars  not realizing that at some point the glass has its weakness too..mudah pecah kalau jatuh and thats dangerous especially when the occasion involves kids...hmm....think..think..

So my option for this is plastic container, they are slightly bigger and may need more cookies to fill them full.....the  customer wants to maintain her budget , wants the jar to look fully filled but she wants notrhing to do with glass....so I figured ....cupcake liners would do the job....

So here it is...cookies in cupcake liners packed in plastic container...suggestion acceptable with a happy respond " yeaa cantik...order confirmed".....problem solved....hehe



HOWEVER GLASS MASIH MENJADI PILIHAN RAMAI





Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Offer 2015 - Custom bag & jar

This offer is open for orders in  January 2015 and is only limited to the first 5000 pack with a minimum order of  300 pack. 

Price includes artwork but without content. You can have me prepare the favors or you can fill them with your own favourite treats....with the custom design paper bag...dah tak perlu fikir about decorating the jar lagi....jimat masa and memang nampak cantik

The paper bag  is custom designed to fit in the 6x6cm jar and it actually does make it easy for your guest to carry the goodies in glass material home....there is also adequate space untuk masukkan telur (pelengkap adat perkahwinan)...

so hurry....



Packaging favours for kids

Children party packs are always filled with fun not to mention how cute they can be ....choices of theme are endless...from their favorite  cartoon to princess , castle and trains....just tell me what you have in mind for that special day ...


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Get Crafty - Use Doily paper

With a little creativity ,you can make something simple look sweet and classy . 

Doily paper  can do just the job, it comes in many sizes and designs , texturenya yang macam lace gives it that elaborate look...

You realy don't need to blow a hole in your pocket...something like this with ready made pineapple jam cookies may not  cost much...so be crafty... a lot of thing memang boleh buat sendiri...kalau tak ada masa....call me...hehe


well...kalau  masukkan my bakes memanglah lagi best kan ?.......



Saturday, October 20, 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

This time of the year

Time flies ,it is already  4th quarter of the year , school holiday is approaching and that also means musim kenduri kendara , companies family day and annual dinner tanda penghargaan pada staff yang dah bertungkus lumus capai  target tahunan and many more celebration that calls for makan makan..

With this  CST is fully booked till year end . Ramai yang dah buat perancangan awal-which is good , I even have bookings that were made as early as 7 months in advance.

It is a real pleasure having given the trust to do favors for important dates  berbagai majlis  dan acara .I am still new in this field and still learning a lot of things.

This trust  also comes with  responsibility. I always berdoa that badan sihat dan tak ada apa2 perkara besar yang tak dirancang atau diundang happen  ,tak dapat bayangkan kalau jatuh sakit and ada orders yang tak dapat disiapkan.

My dear hubby who is my number 1 supporter  is aware of all the bookings made ,the deposit money  that has been paid, contacts , schedule of delivery etc...just in case anything happens to me at least the customer can be informed ...yes...with trust comes responsibility


Pink is always pretty and yes it is still the favourite colour for many bride to be

People now prefer giving something yang orang boleh makan.....kalau pakaging cantik...boleh simpan...

Still here.....for those celebrated moments.

My  mornings are filled with either baking or chocolate melting ( sambil dengar radio IKIM 91.5fm  ) .I've been baking every single day , new recipes , repeat recipes..bottom line is I have been baking and the only thing I have not done is blog about it.

Bila dah penat memang dah tak ada daya nak snap gambar apalagi blog about it. I will start as early as 8am when the kids are off to school and  stop at noon ,an hour before  the kids get back from school .

Yup my so call production  hours on normal days is only limited to mornings till noon but  during peak season it may continue after 10pm to the wee hours when the world is dead to most...

Apart from the good income that comes with making favours  which means orders with volume  ( during peak season ,I take up on  an average 4  big projects  between 500-1500pax with a budget ranging from  RM3 -RM10..Aha!!..its a lot of work okey) ...I do this for pleasure , when I don't bake ...I feel like a part of me is missing...even when I take a break...I somehow still bake for the family...I love the smell of bakes...its soothing...provided I get help with the cleaning..hehe..( Oh yes I do get help from part timers paid by the hour....pengsan kalau nak buat semua sendiri)

Cookies  in jars is still top in list now may it be for aqiqah ,engagement,weddings etc ...I encourage reusable packaging such as glass and tins  and try as much to reduce on plastic ....doing my bit for mother earth.

This time around,instead of putting in the same kind of cookie in the jar ,I am putting in a mixture of chocolate chip and also double chocolate chip for that  more intense cocoa taste. I love using Van Hounten or Hershey cocoa powder for my cookies...it is such a pleasure knowing that my customers feel that they have been a good host for one of their many celebrated moments...As long as I have the energy for this...Yes I will be here.


Wouldn't you be a happy guest receiving this as buah tangan?...

Sweetness & elegance in a jar....

Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Velvet. Lagi... dan lagi dan lagi....

I've actually lost count how many RV I've made this year,mostly are cupcake size and a few big ones too.This red cake with cream cheese frosting has yet lost its charm...there is still something special about this cake that makes people come back for more..nak kata cantik, tak lah cantik mana , red & white colour scheme jer ..but one thing for sure ....sedap sehingga slice yang terakhir...



Here is the recipe I use for my RV , I've tried several recipes but I prefer  recipe(s) that calls for corn oil instead of butter...in my opinion..rasa lebih sedap dan lembab..


Ingredients
(A)
3 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder, I used Van Hounten
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups sugar

(B)
2 cups corn oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp red colour gel
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 tsp white vinegar

Mix (B) the wet ingredient until incorporated, I used speed 1 on my Kitchen Aid mixer then masukkan bahan (A) one ingredient at a time....top with your favourite cream cheese frosting recipe...




Friday, October 5, 2012

Chocolate tart - Simple indulgance

A Simple dan sedap wedding doorgift made for Datin Jai's kenduri
So busy at the moment I can't write much ,but sharing  recipe crust tart yang sedap and boleh buat kat rumah ni..

TART PASTRY

1.200gm butter
2.1 egg
3.1 tsp vanilla   ( Combine & beat 1,2 & 3 )

4.100gm icing sugar
5.420gm plain flour ( Add in 4 & 5....and there you have sweet pastry perfect for tarts)

Bake for 20min at 150C

Fill in with you favourite chocolate ganache recipe...I would also recommend to have blueberry at the base of the tart before filling in with chocolate 



Dahlia  flower using  IM tip.

A simple bunga telur pouch to go with the tart pack.....

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Jelly Favors - Joy in a jar

Since my last post on favors in jars .CST has receive overwhelming respond requesting for quotes on bakes and ready made favors. 

These colourful treats packed in jars actually looks very stunning even without the decoration . However a little sticker to personalize it and perhaps ribbons would make them look even more fabulous, its a sure smile on the faces of your guest.

On another note I am also on my quest to reduce usage of plastic containers and materials that are not environment friendly ( you see...even my kids remind me to bring my own shopping bag...even when its not a Saturday ) So lets also do a favour for the only planet with cakes, cookies and candies...use recyclable material. 

Price starts from as low as RM3.50 ( square jar & contents)...with a min of 100 jars...

Make your pick...imagine what a cheerful  table your event will be with these 

Marshmellow 

Jelly swirl

Jelly drop

Jelly