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Kepala Batas, Penang, Malaysia
Just me, my girl, my spatula & my beat-up old Lumix. It's my happy face, and this is my happy place.


Assalamualaikum & Hello everyone!

It has been a hectic few months for me, so forgive me for not updating much on this blog. Truth is, it's easier to make updates via Facebook and a lot of customers reach me through FB too. The picture albums there are more organized, so head over there for much easier viewing of my previous work, OK.

Now, I've never mentioned it here, but I can also provide special dietary cakes and cupcakes. So if you're in Penang and looking for something vegan (eggless & dairy-free) or gluten-free (no flour) or sugarless/sugar-free, do shoot me an email and we'll talk.

Deliveries to Penang Island and surrounding areas is still available, but due to rising costs, I'll have to increase the delivery charge. You would understand, right? The fuel, time, energy, not to mention, vehicle maintenance, and the worst of all, traffic jams - they can just zap you dry :)

Hugs & kisses to all my loyal customers. Love you guys lots!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I took on the next challenge to come up with some gold-themed wedding hantaran for Diyana. Brave attempt, I would say, as it was VERY last minute. Luckily Diyana wasn't a fussy customer to deal with.

I had some luck as well as some misfortune while making this set. I had enough carrots to make the carrot walnut-white choc cupcakes, but the fondant didn't appear as 'gold' as I wanted to be. Perhaps with some edible gold dust, they would look much nicer. But I was fortunate enough to have found a charming little genius invention called the tart mould in the shape of a lattice heart, so my heart shaped fondant deco looked very sweet indeed.

But my worst luck was the mistake of purchasing that plasticky signage "Selamat Bertunang" instead of "Selamat Pengantin Baru". My bad for thinking that all the signs in that little box at the bakery supplies shop says "Selamat Pengantin Baru" and didn't check at the payment counter.

So, I only realized my mistake at around 5 pm, so I rushed everything because the store closes at 7 pm. It rained garfields and odies when I arrived at the store just minutes before it closed to get the right sign.  Although I managed to solve the problem, I was feeling jittery and nervous the entire time coz I was driving my husband's car that was extremely low on fuel and I had no time to stop for gas. Delivering the cupcakes through the dark and stormy night along an eerie route lined with palm trees did things to my nerves and contributed to really depressing thoughts (probably because I was late for picking up my daughter and I also needed to pee real bad!), but thank heavens it was easy to look for Diyana's home and I made it safely there by 7.30 pm.

I really hope she and her family love these cupcakes, coz I went through h*** and back for them.


  1. Hi there Anne (panggil u nama ni ke :) ),
    I agree if you have gold dust it would be more golden :). Tapi baca tentang carrot kek pun I dah terliur he hee.

    Would you like to check out www.zauqi.com? I knew her throught the internet a few years ago while doing research. Now I get wedding/engagement hantaran cakes from her, she is self-taught too..and her mom's pineapple tarts are delish too :)

  2. hmmm... i swear i've already responded to your comment, but somehow it's not here!

    ah, nway, thnks for introducing me to zurina's cakes. her creations are awesome!

  3. kak anne.. soho mama tu millie from AZ Gift baskets ke? I used to be sort of pelanggan tetap..hehe.. anyway, i just want to say that i LOVE this design and colour. kalaulah, kalau kak anne tinggal dekat sini..(not HK,hehe.. i mean Shah Alam)..selalu saya boleh order from you :)

  4. yeah, that's millie alright! her gifts are just stunning rite? ala2 crabtree & evelyn jer.. hehe. you like this design? boleh la kan, nothing too fancy. padan dengan my tangan yg dah keras ni :)

    and i can't believe how much business i'm loosing just by being in penang, coz all my friends in KL & around keep lamenting that i live too far!


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