Friday, 29 April 2011

Engagement Cupcakes - something blue...

This order came from Teacher Norhayati - (Meisha's class teacher at school) for her niece's engagement this Sunday. Although it was later minute, I don't have the heart to say no. She confirmed everything by 10.45 pm last night - the colour theme is baby blue and confirmed the name of the couple. She wanted something sweet and simple but with fondant converings.  I started rolling out the fondant and sugar paste at 11.30 pm to mould the flowers and other decorations. I only finished at 3 a.m! Woke up at 8 am and started baking and decorating. Fuhhh! I had to finish everything by today as tomorrow, Saturday, we are off to Penang for a weekend holiday. Anyway, I've just passed the cupcakes to her an hour ago, and I really hope she and her niece like the cupcakes :)

Complimentary box and ribbons

Cute girl and her obsession with barbie :)

This order is from Lynn - my old friend from Kuantan (luckily, Zu is going back to Kuantan - (read next entry), so I managed to pass Lynn's order to her to bring home. Thanks Zu). She wanted Barbie cupcakes for her youngest daughter - she is SOOO cute! trust me ;) Lynn also ordered cupcakes for her niece, Meen, who is going to celebrate her birthday this weekend. Lynn wanted something simple but sweet for her niece, so this what I came up with. Thanks Lynn!

ps: Lynn ordered 16 pcs for both of them, but no luck with the boxes. So 15 cupcakes for little cutie, and 12 pcs for Meen

Princesses and Ben 10 - a gift from mom to her lovely children

This order is from my old friend, Zuriati. She works and lives in KL while her children and husband lives in Kuantan. She bravely and patiently made the journey home to her family every Friday evening. What a spirited mother! She ordered the cupcakes for her lovely children as she's going to she them this evening. I split the design for daughters and sons :). Thanks Zu and drive safely! :)

ps: Zu actually ordered 16 pcs, but the shop and I have ran out of the 16 pcs boxes - so 15 pcs it is :)

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Mother's Day is coming - Give someone you love, the gift of sweetness and cuteness :)

Mother's Day is coming! Shower your mom, the person you love, with the gift of sweetness and cuteness. We are still open for orders. So, do email or call me :)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Pretty pink and lovely peach + princesses too!

Cupcakes for Nina and  her office mates. A little bit of everything - mostly buttercreams. I also included several edible image cupcakes - for the little ones :)

Little ones's favourite!

Cupcakes - in a box of four

More samples for wedding favors / door gifts / hantaran

Special offer - 16 pcs cupcakes for hantaran with box and ribbon - STARTS FROM RM90 (price depends on your choice of coverings and designs)

More samples for wedding favors / door gifts / hantaran - colour theme can be changed to any colour of your choice. Just email me at or call me to discuss your requirements.

Cupcake samples for Door Gift / Wedding Favors / Hantaran

Update: Serena has placed an order for 80-100 cupcakes for her sister's upcoming nikah in July.  Alhamdulillah and thank you babe :)

My friend, Serena, asked me to prepare some cupcake samples for her sister's upcoming nikah (the cupcakes will be given to the guests as wedding favors). They have not decided on the theme colour for the nikah, although for the bersanding the theme colours are lilac / cream / gold. So I prepared several cupcakes with different designs using the basic colours plus pink and red, just to give them some ideas.

For those who are getting engaged or married soon, perhaps these could give you some ideas too :)

I love these cuties!
Buttercream & Gumpaste
Fondant, Buttercream & Gumpaste

Fondant , Buttercream & Gumpaste
Buttercream & Gumpaste

Peach, pink and green combo

Cupcakes for Nurul - to bring home to her kampung. 16 pcs - with peach/pink/cream combo and another 16 pcs with green/cream/pink combo :)

A bit of everything..

Cupcakes for Tina's office mates. She wanted several different designs and colours :)

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Dont worry...

I look NOTHING like that sexy lady on this website. She's definitely a domestic goddess. I, as you all know, am just a domestic slave ... a cute and sweet one, though ;)

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any feelings of dissatisfaction or disappointment should you meet me in person and find that I look and dress nothing like the goddess on the logo on this website.

First and foremost..

from Computer Scientist to Domestic Goddess Slave ;)

Salam and hello to all of you. This is my first post for Wonderful Favors. Hello to everybody and hope you like the website and the cupcakes! :)

 I was a computer scientist by training, but amazingly, I have developed much hatred working with computers (esp programming) after so many years.  Most part of my working life, I have been a researcher for many years. I embarked on a PhD course in Computer Science, but gave up after several years and after publishing several research papers in renowned international journals. Why did I quit? Mainly due to the fact that I just fell out of love with Computer Science and had lost motivation to stay focus on my research area. I still love doing research and writing, though, but in other areas. Now, I only use computers for leisure - facebooking, emailing, surfing etc even though I still have requests to do freelance projects. As such, I have to rediscover new passions in life - anything, other than sitting in front of the computer debugging codes or designing websites or setting up e-commerce sites. So, here, I am - I came back as a baker!

After several years at home, I've decided that I need to do something to kill the boredom (finally!). Mr Darling is a very busy busy man. One of us had to sacrifice and stay home to look after the children (with the help of a maid, of course). That someone is me. I love my children very much (Meisha is 9, and Mika is 3) and I love the idea of being at home, being there for them. I have always love cooking and baking especially for my children. My  hubby and I, advocate the idea of eating at home, and most importantly, meals cooked by mom (with love, of course) even though we have a maid. Having lived overseas for more than a decade, we are always very careful with what we eat, the ingredients in our meals (halal) and what we buy from the shop. My children like any other kids, love desserts - I hate the idea of my children eating cakes and desserts from the shops with lots of preservatives and additives - (research has shown there is a link between children's behaviour and the consumptions of preservatives, additives and colourings in the food they eat). This has been the motivation factor for me to learn how to cook and bake (I can at least control what goes inside my food) - from buying tons of cooking books to try out the recipes, to searching the web for more recipes and  attending classes.

I like to invite friends to come over for a meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. I have been cooking, making desserts and baking cupcakes for friends for a while now. I just don't have the time or the desire to create a website for my baking projects, initially. Now that I get quite a bit of orders from friends, and friends of  friends, I am becoming tired of emailing and repeating the same kind of information all over again. I guess, having a website is the way to go for any small scale home-business like mine.

Anyway, enjoy the journey with me and hope you like the website and the cakes :) . oh by the way, close friends called me Mummy or Azy, so either one is okay with me :)

Bake with Love,
Mummy Azy