Monday, April 6, 2009

Theres always a first time for everything.......

When i closed the dates of 1st - 4th April in Dec last year, the order was for only 1000 pieces of muffin/cupcakes for the wedding on the 5th, last Sunday. Then after the first Makcik Blogger do in Concord, i received a request from one of the blogger for birthday cuppies and a cake for her daughter in one of the boarding school here in Seremban. So i thought i could not accept more request for these dates. However, a few weeks ago, the girl who asked for the wedding favors, requested if i could make a 2 level stacked chocolate cake....whattttt?? First of all , i have yet to make stacked cake....and i wonder if could do it. After browsing the net, reading a book and some guide and encouragement from a fellow baker in Penang, i said yes to the request.

I was a nervous wreck though a few days before starting to bake last week. What with that time of the month and the moods swung left and right, i only started baking on Friday morning with the many breaks of being a driver to the kids and hubby .....I stopped baking the favors just before Maghrib and baked the birthday and wedding cakes after that. Then continued with the favors again. Only had less than 2 hours of sleep. Started to stack and deco the cakes and birthday cupcakes after Suboh on Saturday morning. In spite of dup...dap...dup...dap while stacking the cakes, i was quite please with the outcome. A simple chocolate moist cake with ganache and a set of cupcakes of the same flavor for the birthday girl. Hubby and I send them just after 11.00 am. Then I continued baking the favors until 4.00 pm, my husband and I arrived Kuang almost at 7.00 pm to deliver the favors and the cake. We were late as the highway was jammed due to an accident just after the Seremban R&R. I met the girl for the first time and her new husband. They are a very good looking young couple and the husband was very kind to show us the nearest way out to Tasik Puteri, as we were going to visit a cousin who had just gave birth.

One thing i must say , i am very thankful to have a very understanding boys and husband as they were the ones who assisted me with the packing and boxing the cupcakes. I feel so blessed and alhamdullillah .....i hope the newly wed and their guests enjoyed the cakes and the birthday girl too....we were back in Seremban just before midnight and i slept like a log till Sunday morning. I planned to see the Talentime with my dear friend Zay on Sunday but the timing for the 2 shows were just out.....one was at 11 am and the other one was at 6.45 pm.


The 2 stacked cakes..........


The birthday cupcakes and 1 kg choc cake

The messy table and favors all over the place he he....

13 comments:

Busybody said...

Dear Zai,

Thank you so much for the cakes. The girls enjoyed it very much! Wow! You had that many cakes to bake..Once I baked 3 mix of cakes, took me 3 hours to do and I was sooo tired.

Ummi365 said...

Kalau i .. hahaha.. kek jadi bantal kut..

Ezza Aziz said...

zai..sedap nya kek kamu ni...hantar kek ke Kuang ke..itu kampung den ler..

tireless mom said...

Dear Zai

You are my inspiration. Hope I can achieve close to your baking skills.

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Zaitgha, always torture datang sini, ha ha.
Tengok your delicious cakes, da napsu betul.
My wife will say, "who ask you go look at cakes'? Ha ha.
You have fun, Zaitgha, and keep well, Lee.

IBU said...

Zai...

Oh my!! The choc stacked cake is so lovely!!! Ni dah pro dah ni.

If you have plans to come to Rawang, can you give me a hint pls? Then I can tumpang semangkuk satu round of cupcake order. And the choc cake too, unstacked version. hehehe... boring dah beli kat secret recipe.

zaitgha said...

BB,

Glad to hear that...and thanks for the support...

Ummi,

Kek bantal telah di glamorkan oleh Mawi...so u r ok ha ha ha

K Ezza,

Kuang is your kampung? Many of my husband's people are there....

TM,

No worry, in no time you will be at par or better than i am...

Lee,

Ada napsu for cakes is ok maa...

Ibu,

Nanti give me your phone number to my email...so whenever i go up to Bkt Beruntung bole singgah Rawang...maybe next Sunday

nuraina said...

zai,

ooooh......so scrumptious!

zanaz said...

wah hebat k/zai...dgn ode kapkek bebyk sempat lagi wat bday kek yg cantik2 tu. zana pun tingin gak nak cuba wat stack cake hehehe....

bella said...

Kak,
Saya lapar....heheheh...your cakes look soooo glorious...

zaitgha said...

Nuraina,

thanks mam...

zanaz,

cuba lah i think for you in no time will master the technique ...

bella,

lapar makan...nak cake tunggu gathering lagi he he...

Kitchen Guardian said...

zaitgha,

yes, there's always a first time...same here...you are my inspiration!!

zaitgha said...

KG,

a few years ago, i never thought i would be in this line of biz ha ha ha....thanks for dropping by