Wednesday, February 24, 2010
As an advocate of cake mixes, i'm gonna try & review some of the cake mixes available in town now.
With so many brands to choose from, you really don't know which one to start first. But hey, you gata start somewhere anyway right?
So today i tried my first hand on a reputable brand, it is in blue packaging, and they come in many different common flavours.
I always like things gooey & sticky, hence this week i tried the Thick & Fudgy Brownie, i baked it in souffle cups.
The ingredients needed was less than 5 items.
1. 1 unit Blue packaging cake mix.
2. 1 egg
3. Water (but i used full cream milk for fuller flavour)
4. Corn oil (initially i wanted to try this with the extra virgin olive oil...but nvm...)
I started mise-en-place at 8.40pm.
I've completed the washing bit & baking process at 9.20pm.
I am very pleased with the fast prep and baking time.
The Brownies were fragrant and fudgy, like how i liked it, and its a blast with my friends.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
As we were dining at a local chinese restaurant, from the entrance, it looked ordinary, and I know we are up to something great, because great stuff need not have much boasting to please.
We were in the restaurant late, kind of during off-peak hours, hence we can dine at ease, which i like.
I like flowers of all forms, therefore I noticed the orchid pot first, my thought was "this restaurant is something else..."
Traditional chinese vases were on displayed...
What i love was the menu set card. For those unnoticed, it was just an ordinary laminated white card with the aupicious dishes name shown. However, to me it was more than a typical menu.
You see, the menu was all hand-written callygraphically, in Chinese but of course.
The strokes of each word were all well-balanced. The spacing in between the words were so aligned. It was just so beautiful, i just kept looking at the art work (or menu)
I mean how often can you see a magnificiently executed chinese calligraphy in an ordinary Chinese restaurant, moreover its in Malaysia, mind you.
Wow! i was just facinated by it, and it straight away brought me back to memories, of when i was learning Chinese Art Calligraphy during my school days.
The passion, the attitude, the attention to detail, the mentor , the tools, the position of your wrist, the strokes...that were so much element involve to have a good painting....
Great things are hard to come by...
Beautiful things are abundance, if we open up our senses.
Red lights like the photo above were unbeatable.
When i see the photo, i see fullness, unstoppable positivity, opportunities...
I hope you see it too in your life.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Exactly what is Wilton Method?
(photo 2, Wilton Course 2 (Royal Icing Flowers))
Wilton has been the industry leader in cake decorating, quality bakeware and food crafting.
They are the number 1 resource for nationally-located decorating classes, proven supplier of professional Wilton decorating bakeware and provide step-by-step information online and through their publications.
I thank God, am grateful that i was given the opportunity to be trained to be Wilton Method Instructor. Taking up this training does boost up my confidence, and most importantly, to be able to share and guide other people that shares common interest.
For more information, visit http://www.wilton.com/
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