Sunday, October 17, 2010

A gift from mummy (Part I)

If you have been wondering why have I not been updating my blog lately...well I have a really good reason for that. It's my younger daughter's birthday and I have been really busy, planning, baking and decorating the cakes for her. And because of my daily duties, to work with these extra jobs on hand, really requires planning. But I was really glad I managed to pull it off and everything went and as planned. *Phew! Big relief!!* And if you are wondering why is post title names Part I, that's because I made cupcakes for her class celebration and another actual birthday cake for home celebration. Without further ado, here is are the cupcakes!
It's been such a long time since I made fondant cupcakes. The last time I did it was way back last year for my elder child's graduation party in school. :) So making these cupcakes was like a refreshing course for me. ;D Even though it took me two days to complete these, I really enjoyed the whole process. ;) It's almost like getting to play with my old favorite toy again, heehee. :)

I did quite a bit of research before I started working on this. I even sat down and watched an episode of the cartoon with my girl! Lol! I really liked it by the way. ;) If you have not seen Pororo before, check out their website to find out more. ;)
I shan't go into too much detail as to introduce the characters to you. Actually I cannot remember some of their names already. But when I brought the cupcakes in to my girl's class the other day, her classmates were going like "Pororo!! That's Eddy, that's Loopy" etc etc...you get the idea. All the kids were really thrilled getting a cupcake and I was glad they enjoyed eating it too! ;D I used my yogurt vanilla cupcake recipe adapted from the Blueberry Yogurt Muffin recipe. I followed the recipe exactly except for the yogurt, I used plain low fat yogurt instead of blueberry ones. It turned out really nice, not as dense as the usual butter cake.
Anyway, hope you enjoyed viewing the pictures.I know I have enjoyed making them very much, lol! Do stay tune for my next post for my girl's birthday cake. :)) Hope I can find sometime to post it up soon though. You all have a good day! Cheers!


34 comments:

Jess @ Bakericious said...

Bee Bee, the cupcakes are amazing and cute , although I dun watch the cartoons but the look of the cartoon character must be looked exactly in the cartoon, they looked so "real"! You are making me more determine to 拜你为师 :p And help me to say happy belated birthday to your darling.

Quinn said...

Your little ones are so lucky to have you as mummy! You not only make good chiffons and healthy bread, you are also very good at working sugarpaste. They look so beautiful Bee Bee....great job!

My restaurants melbourne said...

these look outstanding!! you are amazing to be abble to make such great cupcakes, I need to hire you when its my childs birthday next

Anonymous said...

Hi
Your daughters are so blessed to have loving mummy who laboured to allow her to have a memorable birthday celebration with her classmates. well done mommy, You"re the best.
best regards
lori

crustabakes said...

your girl must be so proud of you with her class! you are really very talented!

Anncoo said...

WOW Bee Bee, the cupcakes are so cute! Your darling girl and her classmates must be delighted :)

edith said...

These look lovely. Happy Birthday to your little one.

Hearty Bakes said...

Happy belated Birthday for your sweetie HBS! Those cupcakes are absolutely lovely!
Yes, i recognised them all! They look just like in the cartoon.My boy loves to watch Pororo.
You inspired me to try fondant cuppies for my boy birthday coming next month :)

ReeseKitchen said...

Its really very BEAUTIFUL!! I love all of them, and showed them to Cheryl. She said "WAH...aunty Bee Bee so clever"..:) Can't wait to see the cake..;p

busygran said...

Very cute cupcakes! I can understand that such 'project' is time-consuming! But for the love of the little one, I'm sure it's worth it!
Happy Birthday to your princess!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

@Jess: Fondant is fun! You know it reminds me of plasters-tine that we kids used to play when young! But of course must remember it's food, hahaha! So must always keep your hands very clean when handling it. U want we can do it together, it's really fun!

@Quinn: Thanks so much Quinn. You know sometimes I think that way too! But when I see my kids sometimes, I realize I am so lucky to have them too. ;) So if I don't love them as much as I can now...when and who will do it?

@my restaurants Melbourne: you know I will be honored! Just let me know where in Melbourne should i courier the cupcakes to. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Lori! Indeed my girls and her classmates had a great time especially it's the first time her classmate has fondant cake. :)

Thanks crustybakes! Hahaha, no much talent but lots of passion and love involved in making the cupcakes. :)

@Ann: Yes, the kids enjoyed the cakes. Especially considering that I used 2 days to make the cakes and the kids only used less then 20 mins to eat them up, lol!

Angie's Recipes said...

You are a super mom! Love these cartoon figures.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks so much Edith! I am still feeling a little sad that I am not able to join you guys on the Feed the old Peace Connection. But a mummy's gotta do what a mummy's gotta do....and I bet u know it well too.

Thanks Heartybakes! You should! Your bakes always turned out so great and your presentation is always so nice. :) Looking forward to seeing your fondant guppies for your boy. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Reese & Cheryl! Actually you are so skilled now my friend, so I know you can make this too. :)) I am always thrilled to see your new projects...always turn out so nice!

Thanks busygran! Yes, indeed it's the live for my little one that motivated me to do such tedious stuff, lol! But it was still lots of fun of course. :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Angie! Hahaha...I wish I am super mum, then I can finish my house work in a zap of a second! Lol!

Hearty Bakes said...

Hi HBS, first it was your inspiration, now you really got me all excited to "play" dough! I think i will like this "craft" since i enjoy crafts. Is it alright to drop me a mail when free as i need to seek your advise in planning for my boy's bd. Many thanks in advance for your help!
heartybakes@yahoo.com

lena said...

these look so lovely and cute and i'm sure a lot of love and time has been put into this. i msut say that this is really good and inspring for me too but i'm never good in making this..my fingers are just not gentle enough, i guess! well done!

Cooking Gallery said...

The cupcakes are stunning...!!! I love playing with fondant too, but I don't often get the chance to, either because I am busy or because I have to wait until somebody has his/her birthday ;).

nazarina said...

Wow you are so very artistic, I wish my little one could have been one of the lucky recipients of these adorable cupcakes!

natasya said...

OMG...these are sensational! Well done!
your daughter is so lucky.

Zoe said...

OMG! They are very cute...your kid must be thrilled to see this.

Kitchen Corner said...

Hey Bee, all the cupcakes looks fantastic! That's very nice work! You've great passion!

Elin said...

BeeBee you are an amazing Momsie...not only your gal loves those cuppies...I am thrilled just looking at them ! Wonderful and you are so artistic ! Well done, Momsie Bee Bee :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Okay HeartyBakes, will you when I get the chance. :)

Lena, you should just give it a try no matter what. That is you have some time at hand of course. I thought I would be bad at it too, but after playing with "dough" for the past 2 years now, it's just makes me more confident with you. You should check out my first fondant cake, lol!

Thanks Cooking Gallery! You are a great artist with fondant too. ;) Looking forward to seeing more fondant work from you. ;)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks for coming to my blog nazarina! And thanks for your kind compliment. :)

Thanks natasya! Welcome to my blog!

Thanks Zoe...yeah, my kid and her classmate were pretty excited about them. :D

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Grace. :)

Thanks Momise Elin! I do try my best. But from one momise to another momise, you know how we only want the best for our kids...right? ;)

ICook4Fun said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter!! You are one super mother. It must have taken you some time to make all the beautiful decorations for the cupcakes. Great job Bee bee.

DG said...

All the cupcakes so cute & adorable, how I wish I can make for my kids next year.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Thanks Gert! It took me 2 days on and off doing housework and taking care of my kids at the same time. Overall not too hard sine I only need to make 24 of these cakes... ;)

Thanks DG. :)

wendyywy @ Table for 2..... or more said...

My girls love Pororo too.
U have done a very good job.
The characters looked like what they seemed to be on TV.
I think my elder one will scream if she gets to see this.

Hearty Bakes said...

No problem. I may eventually stick with cream cake since im more familiar with. And with the little knowledge i have for fondant, i may not be confident enough to made one in time for him.

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Wor Wor ! These are awesome! I'm amazing your skill of making fondant, when you can teach me? hehehe..

emy said...

Those cupcakes look fantastic!

If my 5yo niece sees them, I am sure she will request but these are way above my skills!