Wednesday, November 23, 2011

guess who's coming to town?

guess who?

I've been trying really hard to hold it in.

I mean, really.. the only consolation I have is that we don't celebrate Thanksgiving. Because if we do, I would have to wait till that is over before I can talk about my favourite holiday of the year.

I thought it might still be a bit early, but last weekend I heard my first carol of the year. Ikea had their live pine trees on sale, along with other goodies like gift wrap, baubles and all things shiny. AND Justin Bieber performed a holiday song on the American Music Awards.

Hey, if it's not too early for the Biebs, it's not too early for me.

So I got to work. 

One of the toppers I made was the little man up there. No, not up there, but at the top of the post. Just a little teaser, but surely it can't be too difficult to guess who it is? ;)

Bursting with Festive Cheer Ally

Saturday, November 19, 2011

it's me again

So here's the thing.

I'm a bad blogger. Really bad. I aspire to be a good one, but time just seems to fly by and the next thing I know, months have passed since the last post - or in this case, 11 months. Yes. Bad blogger. Really bad blogger. 

Also, I figured I was mostly talking to myself here all the time because I have a grand total of 5 followers.. much love to you guys, but the rest of you HAVE to help me with that, ok? ;), so nobody was going to notice if I disappeared, right? Right.

But now that I've set up a Facebook page *finally!*, I realised you wonderful friends/soon-to-be-friends have been popping over to check out this blog via the link listed, so I'm now going to get my act together and try to show you what I've been doing in the past 11 months.

There. I've said it out loud, so there's no turning back. Please bear with me as I play catch-up, and please do send me a smack-on-the-bottom email if you don't hear from me regularly.  

Lots of love, 

Trying To Be A Good Blogger Ally.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

a special occasion

Remember the 369 roses I showed you in the earlier post? This is what they were used for..

I was very busy in the days leading up to last Saturday, completing an order for individually packed cupcakes for a bertunang ceremony. Here's how it all unfolded..

the bride-to-be is a chocolate fiend, so the very first step was to bake some yummy moist chocolate cupcakes

then, start frosting.

i like how the lighting lends a bit of an "old school" feel to this picture

frost away.

all 120 of them
now, top with the painstakingly made roses..

carefully snuggle each cupcake into its very own box, and complete it with some ribbons

pink and silver, in line with the theme of the party..

all done!

my very best wishes to the lovely couple =)


Friday, December 24, 2010

maroon fingers

here's a picture of some roses..

and here's a picture of more roses

i made 369 of them.

want to know why?

stay tuned.


Monday, December 20, 2010

it has arrived!

I have wanted a Cupcake Courier for the longest time, as it has always been a frustrating exercise storing, packing or transporting decorated cupcakes. I've once been to a party balancing 3 oversized Tupperwares, hoping and praying for the fondant decorations to remain intact.

I first learned about the Cupcake Courier from Louise at CakeJournal. This was designed by a mother of two who had trouble transporting cupcakes for her children's parties and school gatherings. Each courier has 3 stackable trays with each tray holding 12 cupcakes, which means you can now carry 36 cupcakes around in one compact container.

Unfortunately, the Cupcake Courier isn't available in Malaysia (that I know of, anyway).. this was bought in Australia.

i have the most wonderful friend ever.
who else would volunteer to carry a box this big all the way back from Melbourne?

thanks, D (and thanks for the Tim Tams) =)

there it is, nestled safely in its cocoon of bubble wrap

can't wait to use it for the Christmas party =)

Monday, December 13, 2010

baby daniel's full moon

We celebrated our friend's baby's full moon recently, and brought this along to the party. Little blue booties for the baby boy, and I particularly adore the prints of the diapered duckling =)

tie a blue bow on it to complete the gift..

sweet! =)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

butterfly, flutter by

We were given 3 hours to complete this last minute order. Little red butterflies on clouds of fluffy white frosting.. simple and romantic!

the results and feedback we received were worth every harried minute =)