Pineapple Tarts Sale 2012

Statistics of pineapple tarts sale 2012:
4000 tarts
115 containers
106 pineapples
60+ individual customers
4 days
2 girls

A facebook event and our pineapple tarts business has expanded enormously. This marks a new milestone for Chomel and I, as we continue our pursuit of bringing joy to people through our food. The recipe has been perfected, albeit only after the second batch onwards. Next year though, we will expand again and we will be better. For all the blood, sweat and tears, once you start you can't stop. Because smiles are as addictive as these pineapple tarts!

I don't know how everything worked out, but I know we had a good workout. The only fuel that kept us going, are the friends that placed their faith and support in our products. As this year's sales conclude, I believe that we've achieved more than what we imagined and I know that we can do so much more. It's love that held us together and pushed us on. Thanks chomel, her family and all our amazing friends.

It takes 30 seconds of insane courage to make a dream come true. Baby, they are bulletproof. :)


Nutella Cupcakes

What initially started out as a plan to make cinnamon rolls became nutella cupcakes instead.. There's much to learn in bread making, and I'm barely touching the tip. It's a whole new aspect of baking and I have to try many more times to get it right. Next time, I'll remember patience and I'll remember temperature and humidity for the dough!

So I can't bring myself to end today's baking empty handed and so here's Nutella Cupcakes! I'll bring it to school, hopefully it makes everyone feel a bit better. The atmosphere is killing me.

Today made me feel very lost. I think I can't see the big picture anymore. Perhaps I was searching for an answer as I baked, perhaps I've found my answer. It didn't matter if I couldn't produce cinnamon rolls, but it mattered if I went to school empty handed. 

It doesn't matter if things don't work out, the only thing that should matter is that our hearts can continue to smile as it should. Please be happy.



It's my favourite recipe again... And it's the time of the year where I look back and make my new year resolution. With chocolate chip cookies!

Last year's resolution was to forgive. I DID IT. I found perfection in imperfection and learning to let go was one of the most difficult things that I had to do. I've accomplished much for baking, I've learnt to love so much more and to all those who completed my 2011, I can't thank you enough for accepting me and letting me into your life.

This year's resolution is to learn to love myself more. I'm not perfect, because I don't have to be. Instead of trying to prove myself, I'm learning to live for myself. As much as I've let go, I also realised that in the process, I forgot what it was like to hold on to what truly matters. It's scary when I let myself be defined by material gains. Because at the end of the day, those aren't what makes me truly happy. University showed me many amazing people, and I've been inspired in countless ways. Stories shared awakened emotions, reminding me that somewhere not so deep within, I was still that girl that I've always wanted to be but never dared to be.

So this year, I'll be that girl. And I'll continue to inspire. Because we've only got one life, it's time to make it count.

As I usher in this year, I've made some mistakes. Mistakes that had to be made, that opened up my heart to what I couldn't see with my eyes. This time, I don't want to make a mistake again. Too important, therefore I am too afraid. Don't want to be lost again without my pillar of strength and inspiration.

On a side note, I hope this happens!:

Strawberry Shortcake

I made strawberry shortcake for the first time! And I have never eaten strawberry shortcake before in my life. In fact, I have never seen a strawberry shortcake! A google search revealed a shocking fact: Strawberry shortcakes aren't pretty.

But Faith wanted a strawberry shortcake, so I tried my best and here it was! The recipe from JoyofBaking was quite good, given the fact that the cake was devoured in the end. But next time, maybe I'll make the shortcake thinner.

I love strawberries, they make pretty patterns :)

I know I didn't have to, but I wanted to. It's just the best way to express my love for all of you! Thanks for making my life so amazing in 2011...

Happy Belated Birthday Faith, I'm really glad you had a great night. It's another memory to add to my pretty glass bottle :)