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Early this month, we were given a chance to be a chef for the day and compete among ourselves to emerge as a winner for the most creative group to walk away with a small prize. The event took that is organise by Celcom took place at The cooking House in Hartamas. (click here for the post)

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After that event, Celcom Cupcake Challenge is a simple online contest opened to all Malaysians to submit photos of their creative cupcake designs in the spirit of 1Malaysia for the month of September. Then 55 participants with the most “Likes” on their entries were chosen to compete in the grand finale at Publika Solaris Dutamas that happen on 29th September 2012.

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As the event are kicking off at noon, more and more people are flocking onto the place. . .

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And the challage of the winner had begun, as the most creative cupcake will walkaway with more than RM100000 of prizes:

  • 1st Prize: RM10000 in cash and Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile phone
  • 2nd Prize: RM5000 in cash and Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile phone
  • 3rd Prize: RM2000 in cash and Samsung Galaxy SIII mobile phone
  • The rest of the 52 finalists: An LG Prada mobile phone each.
Not only the competition took place as patrons on the day as on the day, there were 1000 cupcakes given out to all patrons that walk pass by the area. Besides that, there were cupcake decoration demonstration too.

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Most of the participants look so series while creating their masterpiece.

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Creativity at work and I am surprise to see so many nice cupcakes design on the process. . .

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As most of the participants are near on their completion of the challenge, then judges are being introduce .

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If I were the contestant, I will feel slightly nervous as the judges being introduce are  celebrity judges. Chef Rose Weiss, Chef Sherson Lian, and Chef Dato Fazley Yaakob, the winner of MasterChef Selebrity Malaysia in 2012.

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Being a judge certainly is never easy. The creation that most participants that had created out are unique by its own. Follow by a small little session that judge explain about their criteria on what the spot on to make the cupcake emerge as a winner.

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More creative cakes from the participants.

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As the winner is announce Vincent Liew (First Prize Winner with RM10,000 cash prize), Juneci Siong (First Runner Up with RM5,000 cash prize) and Mac Leong (Second Runner up with RM2,000 cash prize). Cash Prize does not only stop there as thsese winner are walking away with a Samsung Galaxy S3 each. The rest of the  finalist do not go back empty handed as they are going home with a LG Prada mobile phone.

Here are the winners master piece:

1st prize winning Vincent Liew’s cupcake design

1st runner up Juneci Siong’s cupcake design

2nd runner up Mac Leong’s cupcake design

Congrats to all the winners and rest of participants as every one went back as a winner.

Do check out Celcom links below on Facebook about Celcom’s Cupcake Challenge:

**special thanks to Derek for all the pictures along with Henry and Issac.

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.

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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.  

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Here we are for The Celcom Cupcake Challenge, 1 Malaysia event.

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The Cooking House is rather a cool place, which is fully equip with all the necessary baking equipments that is powered by Bosch.

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All of us will be given one set of utensil then will be divided into a pair to work on the cupcakes.

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Get to know new bloggers and friends and all of us getting comfortable and getting ready.

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TAdaa. . .this is what we going to bake today with simple cooking menu provided.

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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”.

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Here is Chef Rose that hosted Selera TV3 program that will be our chef section of the day. Yay!

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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.

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Step by step process begins for cupcake baking. First we start off with Butter and sugar being added together.

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Then stir it in clock wise direction evenly till the butter is a bit melt and mix well with the sugar.

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All of us having great time in this process. . .

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Beat it till it turn pale creamy yellow means you have succeed the first art.

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Went over to another room to take pictures with other bloggers.

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Me and Yvonne that had dissapear in blogging scene for quite a while.

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After the butter sugar process, then you are required to add 2 eggs onto your mixing bowl. . .

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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.

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After stir evenly on the egg, add in flour with baking powder pack by half portion then follow by another half.

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Again, stir it till it had turn smooth texture of creamy pale yellow.

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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.

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Estimated height of it would be at least half cup and ideal would be 2/3 of it.

 

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All these are done, we put it onto our tray and ready to be put into oven for baking process.

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This is the oven temperature that we use yesterday.  . 180’C

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The first batch of cupcakes are out. .  Golden yellow head and some are Golden brown. . .It just smells lovely.

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Next we are brief by Chef Rose for how to create toppings or Frosting . .

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Got sometime to camwhore around before the frosting actually begins. With Anna

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Derek, Ken, Chef Rosa and ME . .:D

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Ken, CumiCiki, Me and Eric yong

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Ciki, Hanie, Caroline and Phua Li ping. .

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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.

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Follow by adding icing sugar on top to make it like a dough.

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YOu would need to stir till till its solid and sticky. Like a bread dough.

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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.

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This is our colouring process take effect. Successful!

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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.

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This is my groups creation and we won ourself in this internal group of 8 team bloggers challenge in room 2.

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This are my team member, along with Yvonne, Hilda and Henry

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Prize giving to our team was Rosa from TV3 SElera and representative of Resident cake artist

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Here are some of other bloggers design

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With Hilda and Yvonne

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and the rest of the girls. .

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This is our prize a chocolate recepi book and looks very tempted on every page of it!

All of the bloggers group shot~

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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.

For more information, just visit their Facebook page : www.facebook.com/cupcakeschallenge or www.celcom.com.my or call 1 300 111 000 or 1111 from a Celcom mobile.

 

The 9th Malaysian International Gourmet Festival was held at Royale Chulan Hotel is one of a grand event that I feel privilage to attended which host 24 promising and participated restaurants. All the master chef had gear up their culinary,ideas, skills to present their most creative and best design in food for promoting and gaining reputation of themself as when the event ends, there will be a Grand Finale & Awards Dinner on 2nd November.
‘Chef United’ was chosen as the theme as to gather all chef with passion to showcase locals and international cuisine to provide the best dining experience to the market.


2000 people attended the event locally and internationally.

Media conference and Q&A sessions Y’BHG DATO’ Ahmad Fuad IsmailDatuk Bandar Kuala Lumpur, YBHG Dato Steve DayMIGF Organising Chairman & Dr Junaida Lee Abdulalh – Deputy Secretary General of Tourism Malaysia.

It attracts media to attend this even as far as Australia.

Leads to the welcoming speech by the Organising Chairman himself – YBHG Dato Steve Day.

The event of MIGF is now officially launch.

Together with all the master chef that they were drumming and knocking with their utensils that had created a great atmosphere.

They were dancing and swaying during the officiate of the event and the clowns were very funny in a way with them.

If your kids are not happy that night, the clowns are ready to entertain your kids with their best skills.

The entire place was decorated in a very simple and grand that dim light as their background light and filled the tables and area with candles.

Tamarind Hill and NEO KL lead by
by Chef Thiti Thammanatr
Mandarin Oriental
Lai Po Heen lead by Chef Chef Bong Jun Choi
Pacifica by Chef Bastian Mantey
and Wasabi Bistro by Chef Masahiko Morikawa
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Iketeru by Chef Ricky Kamiishi
and
Chynna lead by Chef Lam Hock Hin
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Dynasty by Chef Tan Kim Weng
Sagano by Chef Yasutoshi Ito
Putrajaya Marriott Resort and Spa
Summer Place by Chef Low Lam Chong
Tuscany by Chef Ibrahim Salim
Models by Marriott
The Royale Chulan Hotel
L’Heritage by Chef Sabri Soid
Bunga Emas by Chef Khairul Ghazali
Xenri D’Garden Terrace at Menara Hap Seng
lead by Chef Thomas Chan
Grand Dorsett Subang Hotel
The Emperor by Chef Michael Wong
Al-Amar Lebanese Cuisine, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
by Chef Pierre Chahda
the one on the right is by Ibunda
Ibunda Kuala Lumpur
by Chef Zabidi Ibrahim
Prince Hotel & Residence Kuala Lumpur
Tai Zi Heen by Chef Ricky Thein
Spice of India Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
lead by Chef Madan Lal
Enak Kuala Lumpur by Chef Kamaroull Mohd Zabidi
 
and

Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur
Chalet by Chef Jochen Kern
Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
Villa Danieli by Chef Rajesh Kanna
and
The Westin Langkawi Spa & Resort
Seasonal Tastes by Chef Chandran Narayanan
Sime Darby Convention Centre
China Treasure by Chef David Pam
and the last 2 that I took the picture quite blur so did not post up are
I am not the right person to be Q n A or holding any press conference, just that I am proudly presenting you the coverage.
You can check out all the participating restaurant on the excellent Menu. It happens only once a year and it falls on the Month of October. Once head to November you can no longer try out that menu again. Specially design for the event. So don miss out~
For more information check out on their webiste. MIGF

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