Sunday, May 31, 2015

our baked goodies at mamasmart

been weeks back in town from osaka
so much to catch up and extremely busy at work... 

last sunday,
joanna and i had an enjoyable afternoon at mamasmart...
joanna has always been a pro in baking
while i have just started baking cookies...
we had a table selling our home baked goods...

the day before, 
i was baking batches of piped cookies non-stop...
got some help from little bb (thanks dear~)
and ended up with three flavors: coffee with cinnamon sugar sprinkles, 
earl grey tea and vanilla with vanilla sugar sprinkles.

it was very heart-warming to see the girls who wanted to write on chocolate cookies
baked by joanna with icing...
and all of them, coincidentally, wrote messages in one way or another to their mom...
so sweet!

what made my day was when a young boy said he liked all the flavors *smile*

read more here.

thanks dear for the wonderful experience.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

first trial of cupcake decoration

making the carnations is totally addictive and enjoyable (though extremely tiring)
i can see myself making them non-stop!
can't wait to make more!!!

the little cupcake stands finally saw light!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

cozy corner

this year for a change,
we have mother's day all to ourselves...

it was a quiet and relaxed day...

i was even able to take a cupcake decoration class by angela in the afternoon

the studio is just as pretty as her cakes...

the class is about mother's day
and naturally, the highlight of the decoration is carnation...

the ones done by her....

and mine...  trying very hard *smile*

... all that
and with the french music at the back
am very contented

Saturday, May 9, 2015

thank you

thank you dearest

you came into my life
and my whole world changed

you help me see the good and bad of me
you remind me how to be a better person
you remind me why i should be a better person
you help me realize there is so much more to the world
and so much more i can give
you help me learn from my mistakes
you teach me how to embrace failure and mistakes and move on
you teach me the real meaning of patience
you make me mentally young again

thank you for choosing me
thank you for coming into my life

Friday, May 8, 2015

well done!

"what shoes are these?!"
"are they new?"
"they are very pretty!"

thank you little bb
you are the only person in the house
who would notice such things

♪ my best mother's day present ♪

this morning,
went to little bb's school for the mother's day celebration...
the kids lined up and sang three songs for the mommies...
though i could hardly hear any singing from little bb,
his hug together with 媽咪我愛你
made my day.

dinner at our favorite restaurant,
he kept singing the three songs which he was a bit too shy to sing at school...

♪ 做個好寶寶 

♪ 我自已 lalalala 
♪ 我自已 lalalala 

 lalalala family 
♪ lalalala love love love 

from the dessert table,
i got two pieces of vanilla cookie
one for myself to taste for comparison against the ones i have been making
one for little bb as dessert

"mami, i like yours more"
and he didn't want to finish it...

*smile* my best mother's day present!

towards the end of the dinner,
little bb threw his hands around my neck
and whispered in my ears
"mami, i am sad"

oh why dear?!????

"because i cannot come here for dinner every night"

i know why but i still asked him why

"i love this place because i can eat the candies"


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

chewy ginger cookies

2nd attempt to bake ginger cookies with diced crystallized ginger to give a chewy texture..

the ginger taste is much better this time...

though the cookies have a dry appearance
which could be because i have cut down on the butter portion...

Monday, May 4, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

coffee cookies with cinnamon sugar sprinkles

Friday, May 1, 2015

working hard on labor day

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vanilla sugar cookies
matcha cookies
espresso cookies (actually it was supposed to be just coffee but i was too greedy and added too much coffee powder *laugh*)

our best batch so far