Baking Workshop for National Pride by Celcom @ The Baking House, Sri Hartamas

Monday, September 10, 2012

I was having a fun-filled and enjoyable moments with my friends last Saturday at The Baking House, located at Sri Hartamas. Celcom has came out with "The Celcome Cupcake Challenge", thus bloggers and media were honor to be invited by Celcom to join the baking workshop. It is an exciting online contest in conjunction with our country's 55th anniversary of independence and the upcoming Malaysia Day celebrations on 16 September.

The simple online contest challenges Malaysians to submit photos to their creative cupcake designs, and is open to all Malaysians everywhere in the spirit of 1Malaysia.

 Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad, said:"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."

The class was hosted by Lu Soo Chee, resident cake artist in The Cooking House and a member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) and the British Sugar-craft Guild, who has more than 10 years of baking and cake-decoration experience and has worked with professionals around the world.
 This was the sample, we could decorate the cupcakes up to our creativity.

 Shall we?

We are going to make the vanilla cupcakes first and later on, the buttercream frosting for the decorations. 

Here are the ingredients:
Vanilla Cupcakes
110g Plain flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
125g Butter
100g Sugar
2 nos Eggs
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 tbsp Milk

Buttercream Frosting
95g Salted butter
260g Icing sugar, sifted
1 1/2 tbsp Milk

(1) Cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy.

We beat the mixture manually and luckily we have the guys and partners who give an hand.

 Me & Ah Bok aka taufulou.

 It was so tiring but I enjoyed every single moment.

(2) Next, beat in eggs.

(3) Fold the eggs mixture with flour carefully. Do not overmix.

 So happy that we can enjoy the baking session and process together. Not forget to take pictures when we were beating the mixture. Cheers....

 (4) After done with the beating process, fill paper cups about 2/3 full.

 Chef in action..

 Done with the filling process.

 We are ready to put all the cupcakes into oven.

 (5) Bake at 180 C (160 C with fan) for about 13 minutes.
Mmmmmm.... smell really good!!!

While waiting for the cupcakes, we are going to do buttercream frosting which needed to decorate the cupcakes later.

 (1) Beat butter until creamy, scrape bowl.
(2) Add sifted icing sugar, milk and beat until combined.
(3) Add more powdered sugar as needed to get piping consistency

It will become soft dough after the beating of the mixture.

After that, divide the dough into 4 portions and colour with the desired colours. We need to decorate the cupcakes with a patriotic twist, thus here's the colours of our national flag - white, yellow, red and blue.

 Demonstration was show by the chef before we start to decorate our cupcakes.

It was my first time decorate the cupcakes and the experience was really good!!

 This is our design!! What do you think?

 Group picture with the cupcakes we made.

 Guess what? We got the best decorations and 2 cooking books were given as a reward.

 Bok, Hilda and me.

 Euniece, Anna, Bok, Hilda and me.

 The "chocolate" I'm holding the cooking book.

 There are many great recipes and information "hide" inside this "chocolate".
I gonna try the recipe one day....

After the baking session ended, lunch was provided. We finished everything in a mere moment because all of us were so hungry!!! The foods they served was surprisingly delicious, chicken was tender and most importantly, my favourite smashed potato taste really good too. Yummmy...

NOW, you got the chance to join the contest and win some awesome prizes!!

Participants for the Celcom Cupcake Challenge need only to design a cupcake with their own creative interpretation of national pride and upload the photo to to be in the running to win prizes worth more than RM100,000. From now until the final submission date of 23 September 2012, 55 participants with the most "LIKES" on their entries will be chosen to go on to the grand finale on 29 September 2012.

At the challenge finale, the 55 finalists are to replicate their cupcake designs witnessed by the public and a panel of celebrity judges, who will choose the top three cupcakes designs based on creativity, uniqueness and closest match to submitted photos.

The three top winners will walk away with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone worth RM2,199 each and RM10,000, RM5,000, and RM2,000 in cash for the first, second and third places respectively. The rest of the 52 finalist will receive a stylish LG Prada mobile phone for their achievements. The public is also urged to look our for FREE Celcom cupcakes giveaways this Malaysia Day at selected mall.

For more information, visit the Celcom Cupcake Challenge Facebook page at or, or call 1 300 111 000 or 1111 from a Celcom mobile.

Take your action now! Be creative!

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  1. 看起来就很fun!!!!我很喜欢!!

    我最近在学做蛋糕,但是没有烘焙机,所以开始学做不用bake的,看到你的这篇,我好像去买烘焙机做cup cake啦!!!

  2. Please make something nice and deliver it to Penang... FASTER!!!


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