Purple Lover

purple

These are mini chocolate cupcakes (4.5 cm in diameter) with buttercream frosting in purple dominant rainbow swirl, my daughter sweet treat request to bring to her swimming club since she (and her team mates) swept gold medals and Most Outstanding Swimmer trophy in their respective age group.

One proud Mama here!

gold rush

2 Tone Roses

2 tone roses in box

Isn’t this lovely?

I LOVE 2 tone colours on rose swirl frosting, it’s simple yet truly elegant. These are Angel’s special order for ADOBO Magazine, chocolate cupcakes made of organic eggs and organic whole wheat flour with buttercream frosting, absolutely scrumptious ❤

Hinamatsuri

Hinamatsuri

Every March 3rd all families with young daughters in Japan pray for happiness and healthy growth of their girls, the special day is called Hinamatsuri (Doll’s Day or Girl’s Festival), they mark this day by setting up a display of dolls (Hina) with peach blossoms inside the house.

Learning something new everyday, loved it!

Osoreirimasu Mikiko – San.

Xin Nian Kuai Le

Meet Cony and Brown, they both wishing you Happy Chinese New Year, may the year of the Ram bring us lot’s of good fortune and prosperity, Gong Xi Fa Cai!

side cupcake 2

side cupcake

Cory and Brown

When we were living in Shanghai I used to ask my daughter (7 years old then) to write in Chinese character for some random things around the house, I was fascinated on how fast she get a hang of it, she was reading & singing fluently in Mandarin too! So when Charlene asked me to draw these 2 characters holding the hong bao (red envelope) with the Chinese character on the pull apart cupcakes cake I was thrilled, it feels somewhat familiar and I know I can pull it off.

Below is the email that I received from her in the evening :

From: Charlene Ang <charlene@yyyyy.com>
Subject: Re: Cupcakes cake
Date: February 19, 2015 at 12:43:46 AM GMT+8
To: Esti Feuermann <estifeuermann@me.com>

Hi Esti,

Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say that everyone loved the cupcakes and they were a hit!

Thanks again so much!

Charlene Ang

CNY in box

Happy New Year!

Think Pink

think pink

I’ve got confession to make: I LOVE adding sprinkles on cupcake!

Got 3 large drawers in my kitchen lined up with mason jars filled with different kind of sprinkles in all sorts of shapes and colours. It’s the simplest yet most effective items to decorate baked goodies with, can’t get enough of them. Personally my favourite cupcake will be freshly baked cupcake with soft frosting and some sprinkles, I’m easy to please, hey 🙂

Showing off some of my favourite pink shades stash here (I’m low on pink dragee!), perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Bridal Shower

Once a month I attend the Indonesian ladies gathering in Manila, basically we all catching up in our mother tongue while enjoying delicious spread of our national food which is a real treat when you live abroad. It’s also a perfect forum to meet people and see new places, at least for me since my daily routine to go out and about is quiet predictable (my daughter school,yoga studio, groceries & baking supplies shop). Truthfully I’ve met some of my closest friends in this gathering.

Today in particular we have special occasion for Maria, she is getting married and we’re giving her the traditional bridal shower to wish her all the best for her new journey. The whole ceremony and the setting was very beautiful, if I closed my eyes I think I’m being teleported back home! Dress code of the day was white kebaya and batik bottom but the bride to be changed her outfit 3 times, just beautiful. To mark the special occasion I’ve baked butter cookies with lace kebaya (our traditional blouse) icing on it.

Congratulations Maria, wishing you all the best.

kebaya cookies

Indonesian ladies

Bride to be