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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Short Hello.

Hello!

This place has been quiet lately huh.

Oh wells.

I will be back soon because I've got so much things to tell you guys!

We just got back from Koh Lipe, and probably never make another trip there. Heh.

It's been a really-needed getaway though.

The past 2 weeks has been very tiring for me, but all for a good reason so no, I am not complaining here.

September came and left just like that, but it left us with the sweetest thing ever - we celebrated our first anniversary and though we did not managed to celebrate on the day itself, it was still the most meaningful date-night.

Tell you guys more next time.

So glad that Friday is just tomorrow!

YASSSS!

Till then, bye now. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

How to Make Tiramisu with Piece of Cake?

The last time we tested out on Piece of Cake was with Oreo Cheesecake, so this time, we decided to try it on Tiramisu.

Now, I have always felt that Tiramisu has got to be one of the hardest cake to make. I feel like if one component do wrong means all sure GG liau.

But there is one more thing that Piece of Cake offers, that no one else does. At least that's what I think. Heh.

On the to-do paper that was given, on the top right there is a QR code. So, if you have the QR Code Scanner app in your phone, just scan it and you will be directed to the Youtube video for that particular recipe.

For our case, Tiramisu Cup! You have no idea how much we watched the video because I just don't want to do it wrongly. #kiasi 

Throughout our Tiramisu baking session, I was being so doubtful and kept repeating, "Cannot d la. Sure not nice wan!" whereas Koay kept reassuring me that all will be good. 

I was afraid that the whipped cream was not being whipped too long enough, that the biscuits never get enough of the coffee flavor, that he cut the pieces too small, that the cheese haven't soften enough and it goes on. 

I was so paranoid I cannot, but the video really helps. 


This time, it was his sister's advance birthday celebration with the family. Talk about creating self-pressure hah. 

Anyways, you know how kids are always honest about everything and all, like if they hated certain kind of food, they will just say it. 

Well, Chloe loved the Tiramisu so much that she quickly reserved all the other Tiramisu cups before finishing hers.

Win!


Piece of Cake really made life so much easier and sweeter. Heh. 

Thank you Piece of Cake! 

I just realized that now they have mooncake package also! Yassss!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mornington Hotel Soon Choon Ipoh, Perak.

Ipoh is like one and half hours away from Penang via car so you can try to guess where Penang people will go if they want a quick getaway.

Right.. Ipoh.

Now, there are many things to eat in Ipoh and many places to look-see look-see but I realized that there aren't too many 'known' hotels for people to choose. It's probably because Ipoh is really just a small town in Perak.

Not too long ago, a group of us decided to spend three days in this small town, doing absolutely nothing but eat and eat.

I found this hotel, Mornington Hotel Soon Choon Ipoh on Agoda (or is it Expedia?) and finds that the rates offered are not to bad.


It's not very big to say, but comfortable for sure. The place is clean and there isn't too many happenings around so perfect for families with small children, and for those who wants to sleep at 10pm (ahem Leny Wiratan) :)

We paid RM221.40 for 2 nights, so if you divide properly, it's only about RM55.35 per person per night.

Super worth it.

Clean, comfortable and cost-saving. Win.

Will stay again in the future. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

How to Bake a Cake Like a Pro - with Piece of Cake.

That's right.

Now I know that you must be thinking in your head, "She doesn't even bake and now she is giving advise on how to bake like a pro?"

Well, that's why you need to trust me on this because if a noob like me can bake cake like a pro, you definitely can bake cake like a boss. Hah.

If you want to know my secret to baking like a pro, continue reading. You will not waste your time I promise you :)

I have never done any baking my entire life. Wait, actually that's not very accurate. I have baked once last year in July for his birthday - a banana cake.

Let's just say that I gave up baking after that.

I am not and never will be a good baker, be in baking a cake, muffins, cupcakes or bread. Please, who I am kidding.

There is more hope in my cooking talent than having to do anything with flour or baking soda or vanilla essence.

Not until I found this solution.

It's the clever-est thing ever for people like me.

It's called Piece of Cake.

So much hope already just by hearing its name okay.

Piece of Cake had given me an Baked Oreo Cheesecake bag and a Tiramisu bag to give it a try. Now, I know how the Oreo Cheesecake would taste like already because both my mom and sister had tried baking them, and they tasted superb!


So what Piece of Cake really do is that they prepare and pack all the needed ingredients for a specific cake and provide the step-by-step guidance. Now, I know that a lot of the bakery shops already have this 'service' but the question is do their cakes taste as good at the end and do they provide clear step-by step guide?

What I really love about Piece of Cake is that they pack all the ingredients individually according to the recipe (without me having to refer and measure by myself) and labels them from Step 1 to the last step, so there is absolutely zero percent of it going wrong.

They even pack the eggs for us and not like add in a 'note: add 2 eggs' in the recipe guide. Lazy and uninterested in baking people like me will find this very useful and convenient.


Plus, I do not have any essential baking ingredients at home except for eggs. Not even normal flour or vanilla essence or baking soda.

So, I decided to give baking another try with Piece of Cake.

If I can bake a cake, excuse me, I mean if I can successfully bake a CHEESECAKE that tastes really good, I really win in life please.

So, we decided to give this Baked Oreo Cheesecake a try on the day we were going to celebrate my mother in law's belated birthday with the entire Koay family. No pressure at all. Heh.

Koay was in the kitchen with me too because he wanted to see if this really works.


 Since all the ingredients are labeled from A to J for us, all we had to do was read the instructions and follow them through one-by-one.

Please don't be keh-gao-gao and skip steps because then you will screw up everything. Koay almost did! Heh.

The only thing you have to have is your bowls and mixer okay. That you have to settle yourself already. They do provide the baking tray/bowl for you so you don't have to get stressed up trying to find the perfect tray to bake your cake in.


You can tell that we were really bad in our baking sessions because you can see like bits and pieces of the 'ingredients' on the sides of the mixer bowl. We really cannot handle it. Heh. 

We try la.

I was afraid that there were going to be lumps and all that but you know what, their instructions seriously very good for noobs like us. 


It tasted better than it looked, because we're no bakers.

It could have looked better but we were in a rush so it looked a bit messy and we should have done it a day earlier so it has more time in the fridge.

When we were eating the cake at the Korean Restaurant, it was not chilled enough but it was so yummy okay!

Not too sweet that's why everyone loves it!

Needless to say, Koay was very impressed so I am guessing that he will be making more orders through me now. Even my mom-in-law repeatedly saying that she was surprised to see that we took so little time to make this yummy cake.


We are so in love with baking now thanks to Piece of Cake MY, like seriously.

We are going to make the Tiramisu soon and obviously I'm going to blog on that too because hello, not everyone can make really good Tiramisu but with Piece of Cake, I am so confident that I'm going to slay it.

Just wait for it okay.

Again, thank you Piece of Cake for making me feel that there is hope again in baking. Now, I can start making cakes to pot-bless dinners and not spend on overly-priced cakes outside on birthdays!

I'm going to start baking cakes for my friends' birthdays! Hah.

So, thank you again. I bet you will receive more orders from me (potential VIP member here please! Heh).

For those of you who are hopelessly-still-trying, give this a try seriously. You will love it.

Here are some of the options that they have now:
  • Baked Oreo Cheesecake (RM43.50)
  •  Tiramisu Cup (RM40.50)
  • Chocolate Walnut Brownie (RM26.50)
  • No Bake Matcha Cheesecake (RM34.50)
  • Matcha Lava Cake (RM23.90)
  • Chocolate Lave Cake (RM19.90)
  • Nutella Chocolate Tart (RM29.90)
  • No Bake Kit-Kat Cheesecake (RM33.50)
  • English Scones (RM18.00)
Let me know what you think once you have tried it! :)

Till then, bye now. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Family Photoshoot at The Spit, Brisbane.

I may be biased in this but I don't share bad things with you people so these are all the good stuffs okay.

Family photoshoot done in Brisbane by the very professional, Shaun Teng :)

A photo speaks a thousand words - so here are the many thousands of words coming up. I shall say no more. 





This place instantly became one of our favorite place to be because it was not just beautiful, it was also very romantic. Heh. And we saw dolphins! Win in life thank you.

Shaun, till we see you again in few months' time!

:)