Thursday, August 27, 2009

Teachers' Day Presents ~ Flowers & Hearts decorated Cookiezz

Continuation from my posting on Monday... Those Chocolate Chips cookies r being decorated as follow :-D

On Tuesday nite, Nyx told me she want to give her teachers FLOWERS wor :( But my cookies r already baked! HOW??! Then I persuaded her we still give flowers, together with my cookies... so I did flowers decoration on cookies :D ... and finally, but very 勉强ly, she agreed :(

4 in a pack for each teachers

Packing time... All go inside zip-lock bags as soon as the fondant r "glued" on the cookies... else they go 漏风very fast =X

Finally done @ 0130hrs this morning! Total: 21 packs of 4s = 84cookies!

Tired... sleeping time....z.zzzz.zzz..zzz.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookiezz ... for Teachers' Day Celebration this Friday

Yes! COOKIES again......... I baked almost 4 jars of cookies today. Decoration works start tomorrow.... I plan to give my gals' teachers a pack of decorated cookies each as a token of appreciation... They took care of my gals while I experiment with my hobby @ home :D

Simple Cookie Ingredients & instructions as below:-
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking soda
  • 1tsp salt
  • sieve the above dry ingredients altogether

  • 250g butter (Fairprice or SCS Brand)
  • 120g brown sugar
  • 1 tbs vanillin powder
  • cream the above using electric mixer till fluffy

Combine the dry ingredients to the creamed, wet ingredients until just blended, then stir in

  • 120g chocolate chips
  • 120g chopped walnut or any nut of your preference

Wrap the above dough with cling wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 180 d.c. and Roll out dough to about 0.5cm thickness, cut out to your desired shape; Bake on ungreased baking sheet @ 180 d.c. for 15mins; Remove from oven and leave on tray to cool for at least 5mins before transferring them to the cooling rack. Make sure cookies are completely cooled before keeping them in air-tight container for storage.

My Humble Equipmentzz

My friend Gina asked me a good question few days ago.... "so did u upgrade your baking equipments after all these baking-craziness??!??" haha! I almost redo my whole kitchen like Lifeng:P but I didn't in the end... as I still have not figure out how to live without a kitchen for 1 week... and how to live with 1 week of mess.. and how my dogs go toilet?? etc...etc... :P so wait till I figure out how 1st lah :D
I started this baking hobby since last September... I dun have much fancy equipments... Just my $24.90 Morries brand mixer from Shop&Save supermarket and this Ariston oven left behind by the previous owner of my flat... as it was fixed with the kitchen cabinet.
See, all the markings on the oven panel are gone... I "agar-agar" re-labelled them when I moved in the flat 2yrs ago.
Whenever my dad come by my place, he always asked me if I use "that oven"? I said to him"NO leh" for more than 1yr... He kept repeating... "你要用leh!不然会坏的leh!" Ok..Ok! I promised him I will use it....
Then after my baking-craze started, I've abused it totally :D Now, whenever he call me or visit me, he always say "又在做cake arh??" Think he regretted what he had repeatedly asked me to do! haha!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Strawberry Fingers

I frequent Anne's shop @ JB ~ Bakewell to stock up my baking ingredients & gadgets. Last week when I was at her shop (again:P) she taught me how to make the standard Strawberry fingers, which she said it was a very popular snack in Malaysia recently... everyone is making this cookie! Okie, I bought a pack of bread crumb, strawberry melts & strawberry fingers pre-mix and try try lah!
Anne's Version:
After the cookies r made & cooled, dipped with the strawberry melts, sprinkle some bread crumbs...
My Version:
1) same as Anne's method, pipe very fine zig-zags with white melts over the bread crumbs.
2) cut cookies into shapes of candies or ribbon... dipped with strawberry melts, pipe little white and blue dots, decorate with mini silver beads sprinklers
And YES! Dipping cookies with candy melts or melted chocolate is fast and easy compared to the flooding method, using royal icing :D This saves lots of time and prevent the cookies from 漏风during decoration.

Monday, August 17, 2009

More cookies...

And I bake and decorate more cookies today :D

Stained-glass effect on Cookies

Been wanting to do this for a while... but was searching around for "Fox" candies... finally found them @ Giant... This morning I tried and kind of succeeded... although my glass is abit small... will try bigger glass effect next time round :D

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to the World of my Cookie Cutters :D

Ever since my baking passion started last September, my baking gadgets just kept growing... It started with those baking tins for cakes... now, its the cookie cutters... suddenly I realised I need to organise them oredi as I dun remember what I owned?!? Did I buy too many?? haha! 那里买得完的?
I started my collection from those mini shapes plastic cutters.... and they just grew...
I bought this set from a Spotlight sales last year and I dun have a chance to use them yet ;P
And I become an ADDICT to cookie cutters after seeing Mong's collection =x Me and Lifeng started buying more and more from &
生日快乐 cutters from JB :D
...and here r my collection of plungers :D
And I did organise them well here :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blueberry Cheesecake

I was reading Catherine Lau's Cheesecake Seduction before I go to bed last nite and wanted so much to make a cheesecake this morning when i woke up... After marketing @ NTUC, I was supposed to bath my 2 dogs... instead, I started my cheesecake experiment...
I didn't really follow the ingredients stated as I dun have digestive biscuits at home.. so I used watever I had in my baking cabinet...
The cheesecake turned out well, tasted good except for my very 失败 "self-invented" cake base :( I should have crush them into "powdered form"!! NVM... I learnt something again :P

see... the base is breaking up!! :'(

Ingredients (My version):

60gm Butter
60gm Feulletine
60gm Nestum flakes
60gm Corn flakes, crushed

500gm Cream Cheese
80gm Caster Sugar
50ml Lemon Juice, Strained
1 tbsp Lemon Zest, finely grated
1 1/2 tbsp Gelatine Powder, dissolved in 100ml water
500gm Nestle All-purpose Cream

1/2 tbsp Gelatine Powder, dissolved in 50ml water
200gm Blueberry Pie filling



  • Melt butter in a pan over low heat. Stir in all crushed base ingredients, Fry until fragrant.
  • Pressed into a greased 23cm springform cake pan with the back of a spoon.
  • Cover cake pan and refrigerate for at least 30mins.


  • Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and zest until smooth. Pour in gelatine and mix until combined. Blend in cream
  • Pour filling on biscuit base. Cover cake pan. Refrigerate for at least 6 hrs before removing from pan.
  • Dissolve gelatine powder in water, mix together with the blueberry filling. Stir over low heat until mixture combined.
  • Pour topping onto cake. Cover and refrigerate until set.

I think the above ingredients actually make a very thick cheese topping... Eat liao sure very "gelat one" ... so I tought of dividing the cheese filling into 2 portions and top up another layer in different flavour... but then, I was lazy... so I did the rest as per below:-
Yes! I bought another batch of plastic cups from Sheng Siong (again! :P) this morning... and very eager to fill them up with something. And I think this mini blueberry cheesecake in jelly cup oso not bad hor?!? ;-P ...At least the base won't break apart ;-P haha!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

05 Aug 09: Cookie Art by ME ;-)

Very fast after my cookie decoration workshop @ Mong's last week, I'm so eager to try out this new skill I learnt...

These colorful tulips R cookies!! 美不美?

国旗国旗我爱你。。。and I think I never love my 国旗this much ;P
these r the 国旗cookies ordered by Nyx for her National Day Celebrations @ School this Friday ;-D

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

04 August2009: Peach Jelly

I found these jelly cups from Seng Siong yesterday.. only SGD3.00 for 16 cups! So today I made this batch of jelly for my gals :-) Not bad looking right? Do they look like those Marigold jelly selling @ econ minimarts?
But mine have bigger chunks of fruits :D although they r only canned peach slices :P

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Online shopping for my hobby :D

I'm getting more 走火入魔 into my baking hobby... and an addict to Fondant modelling :P I had been searching around for nice impression mats but those out there for fondant are too expensive and designs are too limited... so I divert my search to clay crafting tools which I think fondant and clay are similar stuff and their tools should be similar too...

I found "Makin's Clay" impression sheets on the web which is quite popular in the US for clay crafts but its not selling in any of those crafts shops @ Bras Basah :( So tempted to buy from as its only USD2.56 per pack and some more, buy 2 get 1 free! but shipment back to SIN is at least USD19 lor :( no choice, I bought locally online from which is a clay crafting studio @ SGD9.00 per pack... heng, I grab the last pack of SET B meaning I'm now the owner of all 5 sets :D

I oso bought a set of Christmas novelties cutters and mini star, heart and circle plungers for my future cookie & fondant experiments :D

See... so tiny!! exactly what I had been searching for.. baking suppliers dun make plungers this size!


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