Category Archives: Pretty Edible

Dabbling with sugar decorations: fondant, royal icing, etc.

Street Racers!

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I love baking for little children.

They appreciate all your efforts,
and are always full of superfluous praise! 🙂
Yes, I thrive on the attention, shamelessly (!) — can you honestly blame me?

Racing Cupcakes!

This is my nicest, bestest, most excellent &
most favourite-est birthday cake ever!

I quote verbatim. 🙂

Tiny fondant race cars

Making 30 of these tiny cars was no small feat!
Pun not intended, honest.

Now, please excuse me while I dream the rest of the day away…
*vroooooooooom*

Love, The NyonyaCelup

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Selamat Hari Raya!

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So I am aware that the month of Ramadhan does not officially end for my Muslim readers and friends till Sunday,
but thanks to all the office festivities, you’ll have to pardon my jumping of the gun. 🙂

Mini ketupat hanging from my cubicle.

I was, after all, responsible for weaving 70% of the office ketupat decorations.

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DIY Fondant Doves

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DIY Fondant Doves

I am aware that I have been missing a long time.
I was nursing a rather nasty concussion, effects of which I am still experiencing:
loss of concentration, as evident by the reduced Bejeweled high scores;
short term memory loss, as evident by my inability to harvest my Smurf crops on time;
among others.

Don’t go! There’s more!

Confirmation Cuppies

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I only have time for a quick post today.
And cupcakes are always a good place to start. 😉

My Godsis was confirmed last Sunday, and guess who was in charge of dessert?
Me! Me! Me! 

Confirmation cuppies

Cupcakes for my Godsis’ Confirmation last Sunday. 🙂

I spent a week coming up with a design for the spread;
didn’t think that eating up lil’ Bibles and crosses was appropriate.
I’m a prude, I know. 
I had a friend suggest a picture of Jesus on a cake: apparently it’s been done before. Go figure.

Once that was done, I spent weeks scouring various baking shops and the Internet for fondant / cookie cutters in the shape of sheep & doves; but I couldn’t find anything appropriate.
That, or it wouldn’t reach fast enough.

I ended up making all the doves and sheep out of rolled fondant.
I think it turned out beautifully, considering this was my first try shaping 3D decorations out of fondant. 🙂

Love, The NyonyaCelup

Since we’re on a birthday roll… (Baking awesome vanilla cupcakes!)

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Since we’re on a birthday roll… (Baking awesome vanilla cupcakes!)

So I started working with rolled fondant for the first time during my birthday.

As is evident by her posts — how ever little there may be — the NyonyaCelup is a very lazy cook.
She also has a fondness for speaking in the third person.

It would then be only natural, that I store-bought my fondant, instead of making it from scratch.
Honestly lar, show of hands: how many of you actually make your own rolled fondant, eh?
I was recommended a (relatively) big pail from Satin Ice by my friendly neighbourhood supplies shop, which really is rather big.
SIDENOTE: If you live in Malacca, you absolutely MUST swing by Baker’s Choice in Batu Berendam. Otherwise, Chang Tung in the Klang Valley area remains a traditional favourite.

If you’ve ever worked with fondant before, you will know that there really is only so much you can use to cover a cake.
Unless you go on a decoration overload.
So I was left with half a tub, or so, of white fondant; and little blobs here and there in various other colours.

What was I to do but to go on another impulsive baking-decorating spree.

Enter The Ultimate Vanilla Cupcake, courtesy of The Cupcake Project.
I’ve linked Stef in my Blogroll, but because I know none of you ever read it, I’ve linked her again above. 

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Happy (Belated) Birthday to Me-eeeee…

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Happy (Belated) Birthday to Me-eeeee…

Having spent the last 5-odd years of my life in Malacca,
I have had the pleasure of eating various mind numbingly delicious foods which would have otherwise been unheard of in other parts of Malaysia.
Whether the same can be said for the other states — especially for our separated sister up North — is debatable, but let’s keep it in Malacca for now, ok? 😉

One such food / dessert is sugee (pronounced soo-G, as opposed to su-gy) cake — which has its roots as a local Kristang dessert.

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