What do you normally do on SAturday morning? Most of us either still sleeping or some of you are already awake and head out for breakfast. Well, yesterday was an exciting Saturday as woke up early and head to The Cooking House which is located at Hartamas for Cupcake baking class for Bloggers and media that hosted by Celcom, the first and foremost mobile telecommunications provider. For this round, we would have our hands on baking class to build cupcakes and design on it too.
Celcom had kick off their online contest in conjunction with our country’s 55th anniversary of independence and upcoming Malaysia Day celebrations on 16th September. This online contest is rather simple, just by submitting photo’s of your creative cupcake designs, and you will be in the running to win prizes worth more than RM100,000. Submission date is from now till 23rd September 2012, 55 participants with the most “LIKES” on their entries will be chosen to go on to the grand finale happening on 29th September 2012.
Here we are for The Celcom Cupcake Challenge, 1 Malaysia event.
The Cooking House is rather a cool place, which is fully equip with all the necessary baking equipments that is powered by Bosch.
All of us will be given one set of utensil then will be divided into a pair to work on the cupcakes.
Get to know new bloggers and friends and all of us getting comfortable and getting ready.
TAdaa. . .this is what we going to bake today with simple cooking menu provided.
CMO – Cheif Marketing OFficer Zalman Aefendy jokingly said that he never knew have to host such a big scale of cupcakes event for a launch. “Celcom is opening this contest to all MAlaysians, not just Celcom customers, as a chance to put their patriotism and creative skills on display. WE choose Facebook as the contest channel so that even more Malaysians can come together, share their love for the country and experience the power of personal connections even while at different corners of our beautiful nation”.
Here is Chef Rose that hosted Selera TV3 program that will be our chef section of the day. Yay!
This is a sample for our reference to build our own version of cup cakes challenge based on design creativity of national pride, not food quality.
Step by step process begins for cupcake baking. First we start off with Butter and sugar being added together.
Then stir it in clock wise direction evenly till the butter is a bit melt and mix well with the sugar.
All of us having great time in this process. . .
Beat it till it turn pale creamy yellow means you have succeed the first art.
Went over to another room to take pictures with other bloggers.
Me and Yvonne that had dissapear in blogging scene for quite a while.
After the butter sugar process, then you are required to add 2 eggs onto your mixing bowl. . .
Then slowly stir it in clockwise direction, as for first outcome you will have the thought of Taufufa mix with butter feeling and continue beat it is slightly harden.
After stir evenly on the egg, add in flour with baking powder pack by half portion then follow by another half.
Again, stir it till it had turn smooth texture of creamy pale yellow.
to put inside the baking cup, a simple measurement by estimation is you take the ingredient by half a spoon with slightly more then insert it in along so that the cream will flow onto the cup.
Estimated height of it would be at least half cup and ideal would be 2/3 of it.
All these are done, we put it onto our tray and ready to be put into oven for baking process.
This is the oven temperature that we use yesterday. . 180’C
The first batch of cupcakes are out. . Golden yellow head and some are Golden brown. . .It just smells lovely.
Next we are brief by Chef Rose for how to create toppings or Frosting . .
Got sometime to camwhore around before the frosting actually begins. With Anna
Derek, Ken, Chef Rosa and ME . .:D
Ken, CumiCiki, Me and Eric yong
Ciki, Hanie, Caroline and Phua Li ping. .
Jeng Jeng Jeng, we are back into action for part 2. We were give a few cubes of butter, and need to beat it till it turn slightly pale yellow.
Follow by adding icing sugar on top to make it like a dough.
YOu would need to stir till till its solid and sticky. Like a bread dough.
Follow by how to add on colouring onto your icing and design accordingly. Rosa give us a head start on how to design on it.
This is our colouring process take effect. Successful!
According to Rosa, we can design in the basic one just pressing gently on the pack and let it flow out or you can twirl it up.
This is my groups creation and we won ourself in this internal group of 8 team bloggers challenge in room 2.
This are my team member, along with Yvonne, Hilda and Henry
Prize giving to our team was Rosa from TV3 SElera and representative of Resident cake artist
Here are some of other bloggers design
With Hilda and Yvonne
and the rest of the girls. .
This is our prize a chocolate recepi book and looks very tempted on every page of it!
All of the bloggers group shot~
Lunch was serve right after the mini prize giving and it was a great lunch, chicken well marinated with herbs and oven baked. Meat still mantain moist and hint of herbs were detected. Mash potato was superb that it is so smooth and aromatic, that pairs very well with the brown gravy.
Indeed it was a great morning session and thanks to Celcom for giving us opportunity to learn another skills and now we know how to bake cupcakes. 😀
For More pictures on the Cupcakes event you can click on Taufulou Fans page for more picture.
Now we are going to submit our winning piece of cake along too. Do vote for us!
Top 3 winners will walk away with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 worth RM 2199, each and RM 10,000, RM5,000, and RM 2,000 in cash for the first, second and third place winner. Not only that, as for the rest of 52 participants, you wont be going back empty handed as you will received a stylish LG Prada mobile phone for your achievements.
For this upcoming Malaysia day, do watchout on selected malls, as they will be giving away free cupcakes.