Monday, August 31, 2009

Mobile line down

Apologies for this inconvenience but my mobile isn't working at the moment. I've forgotten to pay this month's bill therefore am not able to make and receive calls/texts =O I will get it sorted first thing tomorrow morning.

For the time being, please contact me via email for any orders or enquiries. I will announce once my phone has resumed back to normal. Thank you!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Iftar full of cakes

Amal, a friend of ours when we were studying in Bristol, ordered the Caramel Ruffle Brownie and a petite Choc Cheese Wave frosted with chocolate vanilla buttercream - one for her sister and one for her brother who both share the same birthdate yesterday =) I hope Amal and family enjoyed the cakes during their Iftar =)

[Caramel Ruffle Brownie]

[Petite Choc Cheese Wave]

Friday, August 28, 2009

AKN Cappuccino Velvet Cheesecake

I received an order for a petite Cappuccino Velvet Cheesecake a week ago by Datin Kimi, as a surprise birthday cake for her beloved husband. Datin Kimi wanted me to draw a logo of her husband's company (thank goodness it didn't involvle a head of a lion or something of that sort! LOL) with a simple message on the cake. Very minimalistic, my kinda cake =) I delivered the cake on a Monday morning to the office in Shah Alam. I usually look up delivery addresses on google maps and was confident enough that the address Datin Kimi gave me matched the location pointed out on google maps...until...I ended up at the Airforce base! Yes Google directed me to the Airforce base with the AKN's office address. I ought to email google maps to update that error before somebody else, looking for AKN's office gets directed to the TUDM (Airforce base).

Anyway, I always drive with a map in hand and a gps on my phone so getting the correct location wasn't so difficult after Datin Kimi gave me landmarks to look out for that lead to the office. I was there nice and early when I delivered the cake to the Secretary.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Attention to all Kota Kinabalu based customers!

Hari Raya Homemade cookies and cakes by Hannur Afdhal are available now in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. For orders, please contact 012-8660687 or 019-8526668 (Mimie). Thank you! =)

Message from the promoter:

"Dear Friends! HANNUR AFDHAL COOKIES are now available for orders! Pick up your selection of mouth-watering cookies from the flyer shown below. We now offer 3 NEW FLAVOURS namely CHOC CHIPS, SUJI & MELTING MOMENT!! Wondering whether these cookies are any good? Why dont you give it a try? Nicely packed COOKIE SAMPLES are available upon request! Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information! Thanks!" -Mimie-

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stocking up

It's the first day of Ramadhan today. I've been quite diligent in my kitchen for the past week stocking up cake orders for Raya. I now have a build up of 9kg worth of sugar-eggs-flour products in my freezer for orders received so far - still having about 4kg more to go before my list gets longer. I hope our sugar shortage issue improves quickly. I would literally buy 2 packs (the current limit per family to purchase in shops) of sugar everytime I go grocery shopping just to avoid myself being in a situation where I would have to desperately look in every corner of KL for sugar.

I will be spending Raya in Kota Kinabalu (thank God!) this year with most of my siblings (except for my always-MIA-brother =P) and parents. It's a good feeling especially after not being able to spend proper Raya with my own family for...about 8-9 years. That happens when all four siblings were studying/working/living abroad.

Kim asked for cake last night so I decided to cut up one portion of what was supposed to be for an order...I don't always do that but last night was an exception. There are so many in the fridge, what is one cake less to my extra effort?? =) Anyway, once again, I wish all fellow Muslim customers and readers a very happy Ramadhan and lets take the opportunity during this month to become better people =) *peace*

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Graduation cake went wrong

I finally have my own laptop which I've decided to name, Pocket =) It's red, it's light, it's so small, I can literally carry it everywhere in my handbag with me =)

Yesterday, I delivered two cakes to Putrajaya for a high school friend Vivien. Vivien ordered the petite Choc Cheese Wave for her sister's graduation day so I made a Karate woman graduate as the cake topping. I went overboard with estimating the size of the woman so ended up with a slightly overweight karate woman graduate. When Kim and I reached her place in Putrajaya, The Karate graduate was already lying on her side!!! aarrgghhh I felt so annoyed with myself for being so careless on the road trip! I should have brought another person to help me hold the cakes.

I gave a generous discount for the cake and was thankful enough that Vivien didn't quite mind since it was just for their own consumption. Next time, I'll literally assemble figurine-cakes on the spot to avoid accidents like this in future! I hope that Vivien and sisters enjoyed their Choc Cheese Wave and their Caramel Ruffle Brownies!

[when the cake was still perfect]

[my 'orang batu' Karate graduate]

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hari Raya information

First of all I would like to apologise for slacking in updating Caledonia's blog. I have only recently have had internet back to normal at home and my laptop has been hijacked hehehe. I'm still waiting for my new VAIO P to be engraved so hopefully it would be ready in a few days time =)

I will be leaving (again! - don't punch me for this LOL) for my hometown in Kota Kinabalu on the 14th September 2009 for Hari Raya. Therefore, I currently take orders for Raya up to the date of my departure. All cakes (unfrosted) shall be baked in a square shaped pan for the ease of cutting and serving during your Hari Raya open days. Most of my cakes (unfrosted) lasts for quite a while especially if kept in the freezer (except for the cheesecakes that lasts only up to 1 month in the freezer) and this doesn't have any adverse effect when it comes to taste and texture.

Do email/call/text me early to place your orders to avoid disappointment. I do apologise to a few customers for having to turn your orders down as my baking schedule has been quite hectic =O To my fellow Muslim readers & customers, I wish you a very happy Ramadhan ahead =)