Saturday, December 13, 2008

My first fondant and a sad and hectic Friday....

Friday, yesterday morning started well enough. Plan of the day was to bake a normal size cake and decorate it with fondant/sugar paste for an engagement gift for today delivery. So far, i tried to stay away from handling fondant on a big cake as i was not confident if i could come out with a decent looking fondant decorated cake. But, since i started baking and selling my bakes, i felt i should made an effort to do it though i was okay if i had to fondant on cupcakes. Hence , i decided to take the challenge yesterday. However, we planned for all we could but God granted. After having breakfast with my boys, i fussed in the kitchen to bake the cake.
I cut the grease paper for the mould, find the recipe and was just about to measure the ingredients, an sms came in. My heart almost dropped as the sms was from my sister in KL telling me that an aunt just passed away. She was my late father's sister in law. I felt for my cousins. Then the phone calls came in. How i was going to KL, if i would bring the boys along etc...etc. My sister in Kuala Pilah came to the house to go to KL with me.
We left for KL just about noon, met my other sisters an hour later and drove up to my kampung just behind Batu Caves. But on the MRR2 i made a wrong exit i ended up driving to Bentong and climbing the road to Genting looking for a U-turn to go back to Batu Caves....urrgggg what a stupid thing to do. I reached the ''last resting place" when the Imam was reading the talqin. I could not enter the place as i was in that time of the month.
I only arrived home at 8 in the evening. Dear hubby took care of the children's dinner by getting the KFC in town. I showered and whipped up the cake batter, put it in the oven and i took it out from the oven at just after 12 midnight. Turn it on the cooling rack and cover the cake, i went to sleep at almost 1.00 am. For a first timer, I am ok with the outcome but i know i have to practice more especially to cover the plate...haissshh...orang problem nak cover the cake i pulak problem to cover the plate he he.....due to the time constraint and first time in handling fondant, i had to be satisfied with the outcome. The 'rombongan' had to be in Johol , N9 at noon. Delivered the cake at 9.00 just now. To yang berkenaan, Selamat Bertunang semoga sampai ke jinjang pelamin. Congratulation....

To some baking enthusiasts, Wilton products are the must have and i am no exception. I have been eyeing the cake stand for so long and finally i got it last Monday. I fell in love with the measuring cups when i saw them on the table of Amore-eBake Bakery owner and i had to have them ha ha ha.....very bad ..very bad...I got many of my Wilton products from her at the same price Wilton KL is selling provided i paid in advance if the product is not in her shop. I save my petrol and toll fees this way rather than i went to KL to get these. So, people like me in Seremban is kinda lucky that we didnt have to drive to KL to get Wilton's product...


13 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

Barangan Wilton ni boleh di beli di kedai mana di KL ni?

Kek fondant yang cantik tu berapa u jual,berkenan pulak la

amaruszati noor rahim said...

takziah dan tahniah. takziah kerana kehilangan dan tersesai jalan. tahnoaj lerana hasil dalam waktu yang singkat tidak menghampakan

zaitgha said...

kak Ezza,

dah reply in your blog and email on the Wilton thingy and the price...if you really interested email me lah ...thanks kak itu kerja novice

zati,

terima kasih....tu lah yg sesat jalan tu malu jer coz tu jalan nak balik kg i tuh ha ha ha....and about the cake tuh coming from someone like u, i appreciate that...

Ezza Aziz said...

yang simple tu la yang cantik,may be I will order that cake untuk my daughter engagement next month..nanti I call for confirmation. ok Thanks. Have a nice day!Try to reply yr email tp tak leh send laa.dunno why...

Ana said...

jauh tu tersesat kak zai..sik baik tak gi kuantan terus hehehehe...takziah buat auntie kak zai...tapi tabik la balik boleh terus buat fondant yg cantik ni...

merpati66 said...

waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa dah teror wat fondant kek gang,jgn takut mesti jadi punya tu, kek fondant lee paling mudah buat sebenarnya dari kek bc tu hehe

Waterlily said...

Hi Zaitgha

I never ceased to be amazed at your talent in decorating the cakes , cupcakes segala...they are simply exquisite!

Kalau I lah dapat buat cantik cegitu..orang kat rumah tak leh makan, kena tengooook aje..hahahaha..

Your fondant cake tu doesnt look like as if it was baked/decorated by a first timer lah! macam kena decorate by a pro gitu..

Anonymous said...

lynnhassan-nak cover plate tu senang ajer kak, jst roll direct atas board, then potong kat bahagian tepi..yg lecehnya nak letak kek atas board balik ...

Rani said...

gud job and well done la k.zai!! walaupun singkat masa tapi dapat buat dgn baik!!!

zaitgha said...

kak Ezza,

Rasa nak order call or sms me ya...thanks again

Ana,

itu lah rasa bengap la pulak sesat balik kampung sendry he he...thanks for the comments...

merpati66,

nak ikut messy dia mmg fondant tak semessy buttercream he he...but nak kata senang tuh tak jugak pada novice decorator like me ....

WL,

you are very generous with your words...thank u

lynn,

betul tuh part nak letak kek tuh on the board yg pening sikit he he

Rani,

coming from ppl like u, Zati,lynn and Ida, i thank u

Mat Gebu said...

waaaa...datin zai, mat baru "ngorat2" cake stand tu, tengok2 u dah beli dulu...Mat pun kenan sangat...lawa kann...

zaitgha said...

mat,

like i said in your blog last time, i always like white, maybe influenced by my late dad coz he said senang nak tgk kalau pinggan tuh kotor ha ha ha.....beli la Mat....

Anonymous said...

Assalamualaikum Zai...yg pasti kek fondant tu..kemas dan simple dan menarik...mu minum lavaza coffee ke..kuat tul badan dan semangat...Alhamdulillah

kita kat pd kelmarin..duduk kat regency makan-makan sume masak kat dalam apartment...apartmentnya agak lama serba serbi sederhana...tak keluar ke pekan langsung...habis masa di laut dan swimming pool..itu pun tak puas..lucky tak hujan...hari ahad dekat pukul empat...time kami balik ke tanjung..baru regency tu di timpa hujan...dah dua kali kemari...pantainya tak ramai orang...mungkin sebab tak kongsi ngan public kut...kalau I tahu u ada boleh jumpa-jumpa jap minum teh tarik sabtu malam ahad or makan ABC yg harga rm8-00 satu..mak ai..mahal tu...ingatkan u kat kl lagi...

salam hormat
boxhousestudio

psst... i dah tengok buku dan gadget jelly yang u buat cantek-cantek tu..mahal juga ya..