Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

To all the wonderful mommies out there, Happy Mother's Day! This day does not need flowers, expensive meals or chocolates. Dat is all commercial stuff. Being a mother, those are not the things I yearn for. A simple meal at home or just being in the company of one another is already the most blessed thing. Just want the kids to grow up to be useful people. I love this "job" although I do pull out hairs in the process. Hope they appreciate what i have done... one day :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Our recent trip to the sky bridge on the 50th floor at the Pinnacle@Duxton. The gals didn't expect a garden to be on top of the building. They were looking for more on-the-ground type. It was a lovely view at the top, esp at night, it was a 360 degree view as we walked round the whole tower. It was a nice feeling to see the panaromic scene of our tiny island, the girls imagined where our home was in the background. They enjoyed the night breeze, gazing at the stars, playing in the playground, and posing for photos (was kicking myself when i realised that my digicamera's battery was flat, could only snap a few with my mobile phone)

For those who are not familiar, The Pinnacle@Duxton is an iconic, unique public housing project that has unique features that sets it apart from other HDB projects (HDB stands for Housing & Development Board, which builds the public housing in Singapore). From their website, it seems that the project is "located at the site where the first two HDB blocks in that area were built, it is the first 50-storey public housing project in Singapore, housing 1,848 apartments in 7 towering blocks.Born out of the first international design competition for public housing, it is also the first in the world with 2 unique skybridges linking the 7 blocks at the 26th and 50th storey. The skybridges create possibly the longest continuous skygardens in the world, offering panoramic views of the city skyline."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Orange Cupcake

My nephew was at my place yesterday afternoon. Thought bake some orange cupcakes for the 4 kids. Had some time between 2-3pm, so quickly whipped them up and put them in the oven.Receipe:
200g self-raising flour
200g butter
200g sugar
1 tbsp freshly orange zest
50ml freshly squeezed orange juice
3 eggs

Cream the butter and sugar till pale. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat. Mix all the flour and zest, juice in. Bake for about 35 min on 170C oven.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Blogging through email

Technology has been moving ahead so fast, at times I am struggling to keep up.  But the younger generation seems to have it all in their stride.  I am trying out posting on my blog via email.  This is the test result J

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Icing Room

We passed by Icing Room @ Jurong Point and the gals were so amazed at the icing. This is a really good concept, especially for those who do not want the hassle of preparing the cake with frosting but just want to try their hands being a decorator. We bought the medium-sized cake that was ready frosted with white fresh cream. A few cones of coloured frosting and some sprinkles came with the 'package'. The gals were so eager to add 'colours' to their 'canvas'

Deciding how to decorate... With 3 different minds, I know it is difficult to come to a consensus.

Blossom took charge and told her siblings to make it a "Happy day" cake.

But look at the final 'product'! Aiyo! Colourful indeed... But what is the theme huh? "Mesh of colours"? " Bird's nest rainbow" :P They had a happy day indeed.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

My baby is 5!

My little "baby" Buttercup turns five! Time flies, but she will still be the baby of the house.
This was what I did for her 2 celebrations - one at parents-in-law's and another at her childcare centre. Cute little train, filled with goodies in their carriage.
We were browsing through the websites for lovely cakes, and she asked for a train/dino/butterfly. The frosting is buttercream, though I personally like fresh/whipped cream better. Buttercup helped by colouring the frosting with pink, green and blue. Frosting a cake was not as simple as it looks from the videos on the internet. The crumbs seem to get in the way. Was stressed that if the cake did not turn out as expected, I would have to rush to buy an alternative. But I wanted to make it turn out right as the gals' expectations were already there.
Her friends loved the cake, Buttercup was proud, her teacher was inspired. I was pleased with it too! Coz I had a lot of fun making it.
Receipe for frosting:
100g butter
100g shortening
250g icing sugar
3 tablespoons fresh milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
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