Monday, September 6, 2010

Farewell announcement

Dear readers,

First of all, I would like to apologise as this announcement is way way long overdue. I would like to announce that I have stopped baking and selling my cakes since January 2010. Thank you so much for those who have been supporting my baking ever since I first started. I truly enjoyed baking your cakes and posting photos on the web =) Although I am unable to take in orders like I used to, I do try to fulfill special requests for the popular Choc Cheese Wave fans since I'm told they are no where to be found. Forgive me if I've gotten you hooked! LOL =D Last but not least, I would like to wish all Muslims Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir & Batin! =)

Ira xxx

Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween update

My apologies for terribly slacking in updating Caledonia's blog. I have been very very busy lately with work as well as with taking some time off. Just to ensure that I do reply to your inquiries promptly, please either email me directly or call/text me on my mobile.

I've been receiving quite a number of requests for fancy cakes which I was not able to fulfill due to time constraint. I would appreciate if I could get about a week's notice for those fancy cakes and about 2-3 days notice for plain cakes with simple frosting (all subject to availability in schedule).

On a different note, I'm off to Penang today with my family for the Halloween weekend and will be back on Monday next week. Happy Halloween folks! =)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hari Raya 2009

Wishing all Muslims a very Happy Hari Raya! I wish to take this opportunity to seek forgiveness from those whom I've offended/wronged in any way in the past. God Bless us all =D

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ira is complaining

I feel EXTREMELY tired today. Baking in Kota Kinabalu is no fun. I hate the oven. Perhaps I'm not used to this one in my house in KK - I miss my oven in KL. I'm trying to get all KK orders done by tomorrow in hope that I can put my feet up on Saturday. I don't think I have ever felt this tired before. I can bake 20 cakes a week in KL and was still able to jump/smile/run. Now I just feel like dozing off to bed. Perhaps I'm spoilt by my Kitchen Aid in KL which does make life a lot easier compared to my Philips hand-held mixer in KK...or the endless variety of bowls & spatulas I can choose from to bake certain cakes etc. I don't know about other bakers, but these little things do make a huge difference when baking. I mean, mixing a cake in a heavy glass bowl used for fruit punches and trying to pour it into the tin is hard work! *sigh*

I am a creature of habit. When I bake cake A, I will ALWAYS have to use bowl B & C with spatulas A & D, for example. I'm glad that I've given myself a headstart and already baked 8 cakes in KL for orders in KK - all the cake-hand-carrying is way way better than having to bake those 8 cakes. I think I would have gone mental. The only nice element about baking in KK is the kitchen. The family has a beautiful kitchen with lots of marble worktops. If only I could bring the kitchen to KL, then my baking life would have been complete =)

Ok, enough complaining for tonight! I should be thankful for what I have and remember that there are always others who are worse off than myself. Selamat Hari Raya dear readers! =)

Ira x

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My three year old birthday princess

I am overwhelmed by my Raya cake orders. I have to announce that I cannot take in any fancy decorated orders for this period, until Raya holidays are over - only orders of plain cakes are accepted (apologies for this!)

My daughter, Emille Jasmine just turned 3 yesterday =) I baked her some fudgy chocolate cupcakes with Royal Icing flowers for her birthday since she has been asking me for "flower cupcakes" for the past three days. I also took her shopping at Bangsar Village and bought her a Thomas Sabo necklace with a Bambi charm. She was so confused when she saw all the Disney character charms and grabbed about 4 charms when I asked her "Which one does Emille want?" LOL - four charms would be a bit much for a three year old!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Baby Shower Cake

This a grand Choc Cheese Wave cake for a surprise baby shower for Aliah's friend. The decoration request of the cake (blue and pink) was specific - a nappy bag, pacifiers, shoes, a pram, a ball, a bottle, and blue & yellow stars at the sides of the square cake. Aliah was overjoyed when she came to collect the cake. I hope the mum-to-be and friends will enjoy the cake =)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Phone back to normal

I am now contactable through my mobile number. My husband went to Maxis and inquired, and my number wasn't barred/disconnected at all. LOL Maxis said, to check my simcard and restart my phone - problem sorted! Sorry folks! =D