Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bake Sale + Awards

Been busy lately with another trip up to KL and meeting up with friends there. That explains why I have not been blogging lately. But it was so good to see my dear friends again, really miss them a lot. >.< Besides that, I got myself involved in a mini project given by my SIL. which took up most of my time in the past 3 days. :P My SIL's elder daughter's school has this talk for the Sec 1's parents cum a side charity bake sale to raise funds for the school. My SIL approached me to see if I was interested to bake something for her to sell over there. I was delighted because firstly I love to bake (nothing new about that), secondly making decorative cupcakes is like super fun for me, so yeah, making them alright! Even though I knew it will be time consuming but I agreed immediately because I didn't want to let this golden opportunity to slip. ;)
You want the truth? Truth 1: I totally enjoyed making this little fondant figurines on the cupcakes. Truth 2: Brings me back to my childhood days which you can mould whatever you fancy with that waxy plasticine, how fun!. Truth 3: I can do this everyday!
I used my usual favorite butter cake recipe for the cupcakes. I then top it with normal butter cream and finally the fondant.
Overall I am pretty satisfied with the cupcakes...just that I wish I have more time to make more, lol! In the end I only made 19, and 16 of them are for sale. I saved the other 3 for my little girls and my niece. :)
I was lucky to purchase a few cupcake boxes from KL during my last trip which cost me much less compared to buying them here in Singpore. :)

My SIL has requested me to bake some brownies as well for the charity sale. So I decided to bake a variety to make it more attractive. I researched a few recipes and finalized on 3.
One from Jamie Oliver (recommended by Grace from Kitchen Corner). 2nd one from Precious Moments which I baked before awhile back. And last one from Martha Stewart's Cream-Cheese Brownie. Yes, all are decadent, sinfully rich and able to satisfy your deepest chocolate craving. :) Now I just hope the parents at the sale will like them!

I want to thank my SIL for giving me this opportunity to let me introduce my bakes to the public. Whether it will be all sold out, it ain't that important to me. What's most important is I got it done in time and I enjoyed the whole process. :P Hope there will be a lot these of opportunities in the future.

About a week++ back, a handful of nice lady bloggers have graciously passed on to me a couple of awards. One of them is this "Beautiful Blogger" award. And the sweet bloggers are Elin from Elinluv's Tidbits Corner , Joslynn from A Nyona's Kitchen and Ann from I so Hungry.

I thank these ladies for thinking of me upon their own receival of this beautiful award. :) Really appreciate it. I however will not be passing this baton on since I see most of the other food bloggers I know have already received it. :P
This lovely award was given to me by Anncoo. Thanks so much! You are one "true-blue" food blogger which I also adore reading your posts. Thanks again for being so supportive. :)

I would also like to dedicate this award to all the other bloggers out there that "work hard" to post up something decent & nice for all to read. :)

Got to run...hope you all enjoyed viewing my post again...have a great week!


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

friend, all these cakes look so pro, i suggest you to open a bakery shop, hehehe..and I'm very the 1st one to buy from you..

Quinn said...

Bee Bee,

They are all absolutely stunning. I especially love all the fudgy brownies. Don't we all just love baking for charity sale? We can satisfy our baking pleasure and make others happy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Heehee, sure or not Sonia? You also so pro baker woh. :D But of course got business I sure do, hahaha!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Quinn. :) Yes, me too! Love the chocolaty brownies. ;) You said it, I get to bake to make people happy...ain't it great! ;)

Kitchen Corner said...

Very good job, Bee!! The Jamie Oliver's brownie is the darkest one. I'm thinking if the color will frighten others. Hope it taste good! The others all look great! Well done! Keep going!

ReeseKitchen said...

All so lovely Bee Bee. I hope I can do it. Looking forward to my very 1st project end of June too..haha! (You know it!) When times come, I'll have to call you to get some tips and info. Muz help me ha!

Passionate About Baking said...

Such lovely cupcakes and brownies that you have HBS! I'm sure it's an immediate sold out! Truly happy for you! :)

petite nyonya said...

Bee, the cupcakes are all SO, SO cute!! i especially like the animal figurine ones. bet you enjoyed making them a lot! oh, i now crave for some brownies!!

ICook4Fun said...

The cupcakes are just adorable. You are good with fondant. You should start selling all your baking goods.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Grace,
Yeah, I personally think Jamie's brownie is the most chocolaty and decadent. :) Thanks for the recommendation! And thanks for the support. ;)

Hi Reese,
You can call me anytime, I will help you in anyway I can. But I think u can definitely do it too, so don't stress yourself out. And I am sure she will appreciate whatever you do for her, 'cos I will too. :) "加油!加油!"

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Jane,
Thank you thank you! Yes, it was all sold out. *phew* Hope there will be more such fun projects in the future.

Hi Joslynn,
Me too! I love the piggy the best, lol! Yeah...I should have baked more brownies...none left for me. ;P

Hi Gertrude,
Is it? You think so? Thanks! Will definitely give it a shot if I am given more opportunities.

Pei-Lin said...

OMG!! Your brownies ... the variety there ... Simply drop-dead, gorgeous!! Look so fudgy!!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Pei-Lin,
Lol...the way you describe the brownies are like devilish looking hot babes! Anyway, thanks for that compliment. ;)

Swee San said...

Wow the brownies !!! Yum!! Hey I wanna ask u, did u use sculpey's mould for the bear and horse / donkey face ?

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hahaha....funny you ask this question Swee San, this shows my moulding not so good. :P It meant to be a horse, but it doesn't look exactly like one. *pai seh* But you are very close even if you guess its a donkey, lol!

Bren said...

Hi Bee Bee,
Wah.. your cupcakes are so cute and the brownies looks so yummy.. I know how you feel.. we all feel happy baking especialy for charity..hehe.. well done!Ya.. you should sell your bakes in future, can do business already :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Hi Brenda!
So long haven't heard from you! How have you been. Very well I hope. ;) Tried to go to your blog...but can't. :P Anything I should do to access?

Business..not so sure leh, because I am still not too pro at this, I am pretty slow at doing the bakes and decoration...might not be able to deliver the goods in time! >_<" But definitely thanks for the compliment. ;P

Blessed Homemaker said...

I love looking at cupcakes/cakes with fondant! They just look so pretty!

Your brownies look good too!

Bren said...

Hi Bee Bee,
Pls try this link, http://my-sweet-kitchen.blogspot.com/

I think I've sent invites to you last time. Let me know if u can't access it.

Wah..you managed to baked so many brownies in one go still you said slow..? no lah.. I think I will faint if I have to bake so many in a day or two. Too exausted :P

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Blessed Homemaker. ;D Glad you like to see them...actually me too! I can't stop going to check on them after finish making them, hahaha. Love the range of colours...just makes one happy!

Thanks Brenda, I actually got into your blog right after I commented, hahaha...sorry got you worried. Ai ya, I meant I am fast on the brownies, not the fondant moulding. If ever someone order 4 dozen...I will be in trouble! lol!

WendyinKK said...

Very cute la!!!!
Makes my tummy full of butterflies

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Wendy. :D BTW, welcome to my blog!