Monday, November 26, 2007

Mini Cupcakes for Baby Shower

Was planning for a lazy weekend with loads of Facebooking... while I was on that, my best gal friend called, late Saturday evening, about dinner time, to ask if I would like to take a cupcake order. Well, I said, yes but I only bake during weekend and please tell me latest Friday so I can get whatever ingredients and packaging material I need for the order. She then told me she needed 2oo pieces and it's for Monday. Wow, the quantity was great, very glad that I could get some pocket money for the month, but 200 pieces? Didn't sound like realistic - only after which she said it's the minis she wanted.

Well, that sounded more possible. 200 pieces Large cupcakes order on late Saturday evening, not possible. Because the cupcakes can only be baked in the middle rack of the oven, and I cannot bake a few racks in one go, this is TeaRoom Home, and not TeaRoom Commercial, yet. So, to bake large cupcakes, each batch takes only 12 numbers, 25 minutes baking time. 200 pieces requires 333.33 minutes of baking time. So, not enough time. But the mini ones are ok, since each batch bakes 3 dozens.

By the time I finished with the baking, it was 1.30am. Cupcakes left to cool overnight for the icing the next day.

Individually hand decorated cupcakes in making.

The theme was baby blue and pink for the party (just found out that it's more like for full moon) hence the requested icing colours. Decoration request was jelly beans (which I don't really like but MasterChef gladly "food tasted" a few) and marshmallows. I went out to this kiosk at Jaya Jusco Cheras Selatan to get the decorations - great shop with all kinds of candies, very suitable for cake deco. Got multi-coloured jelly beans, and two types of marshmallows.

Heart shape marshmallow

Flower shape marshmallow

Marshmallow decorated cupcakes

Jelly beans decorated cupcakes

My kitchen full of cupcakes - a very cheery sight

Packing of cupcakes

Done! Packed and labelled


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