Jul 9, 2009

Lily Lychees

9 July 2009. My friend Jimmy helped me to edit my cake pictures. This is one of them... so beautiful isn't it.. ?

Anyone who wish to do the same just howl, his blog is just there at the corner .. or just visit him at http://jimmy-ong.blogspot.com

Anyway, this is my lychee cake -- I call it 'Lily Lychees' . As nice as the picture, as tasty as it looks!

Jul 8, 2009

A bite of bitterness

7 July 2009. A 35 year old woman who worked in an NGO at TTDI (part of me wanted to write down the name of her employer if its not because of my friends there.. grrr) called and enquired about my cakes. First she asked about my price so I gave her the range. And later she asked if I can do Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake and I confidently said yes.

She asked to look at a sample so I explained that I have not done TMNT before but she can look at my work and judge. She insisted on a sample bafore she can decide -- so I said okay I'll mould one for her.

So I stayed up until 2 am that night, kneading the paste, mixing the colours until to the exact match and the result, Mike -- one of the TMNTs - completed.

Early morning, quickly emailed the picture to her. quoted RM 150 for a 2 kg chocolate cake -- buttercream base but with all four Ninja Turtle sculpted in 4 different fighting actions (which is way below the market price considering hers is my first TMNT).

Waited until noon but no reply, nor a call from her. So I called her up - And guess what she said, Emm this is not what we are looking for. It has no weapon .. so I explained that I will only do the complete set once she confirmed order which she has not. And yet, repeatedly she said its not .... what they are looking for. I asked again if it is too expensive, she chuckled and said no ... again saying the same phrase and she said bye.

If I have not called would she even call me? Nope I don't think so she has the guts because I think she knows its not ethical -- unless which I hope not, she has no morale and just not bothered.

OMG!! No apology.. no nothing .. the sample cost me nearly RM20 excluding the effort spent on it. Goshhh... anyway I believe what goes around will definitely comes around. Isyyy gerammmnyer!

And my Sifu was correct when she said, you should avoid this kind of customers. Should be able to read from the first reaction of asking a sample. They need to be blacklisted! So my fellow baker friends we should form an association. And this people should be blacklisted from our list of clients. Anyone wants her name? Email me.

Jul 6, 2009

Latest Addition to the Menu

4 July 2009. Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Filling. I was doing my weekly shopping at Bagus and saw the ready made strawberry filling. Hmm .. it gives me an idea to add that in my cupcakes. My hubby said this is just nice as it is ..... No buttercream, no sugarpaste please he said. Well I tend to agree .. eventhough part of me whining ... 'allaaaaaaaaaa'

Black & Red

4 July 2009. I love this setup... the red cloth, the roses... makes me feel kind of romantic. I wish I have a stalk of roses ... then this set would be complete.


4 July 2009. I'm making a business card and made this little ballerina just for the photo shoot.

My children helped me to do the setting. We used our table lamp as additional lighting ..and ta daa!! the dining table was transformed into a small studio!

Everyone had to play a part. I took the pictures. My eldest hold the lamp to the correct spot and my second holding the white boards. Kids were complaining but mummy is having fun !!