Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Custom cakes I've developed over the years... #throwback

Feast your eyes on some of the customized cakes I've made over the years, courtesy of some very imaginative clients. 

Disclaimer: No Naughty Cakes Contained Within. Check This Space For The Naughty Post Coming Soon.

E-mail me at velvetvintage09@gmail.com for your cake today!

I'll bake & deliver within 3 days. 
For intricate designs I will require one week's notice. 
 Ninjago Themed Cake - Eggless Cake

 Banana Cake with Lemon Frosting

 Bible Themed Cake - Vanilla Butter Cake
 Floral Themed Cake - Orange Butter Cake

 Chocolate Mud Cake awaiting customization.

 December 2011 Christmas Themed Cake - Apple & Cinnamon Cake
 Launch of Quaff Bar in Taman tun Dr. Ismail - Chocolate, Vanilla and Lemon Cupcakes.

 DJ Set Cake with moving turntable 

 Easter Themed Cake with Fresh Fruits

 Garden Themed Cake

 Chocolate Mud Cake with Cherries

 A Law Graduates cake.

 Minnie Mouse. Covered in buttercream frosting

 Engagement made colourful with some M.A.C.

 The Stars Align Themed Cake.
 A batch of Chocolate Fudgy Brownies given a Guinness face-lift

 1st Holy Communion Themed Cake - Chocolate Butter Cake 
 Superheroes - Chocolate Mud Cake
 Bows & Ropes in Orange and White - An orange butter cake for the base. A chocolate mud cake for the first tier.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Instead of a power nap, try this banana cake.

Banana cake with a light lemon frosting that cascades down the sides. 

A burst of flavour in your mouth. 

Moist and tangy. A divine combination.

Banana Cake with Lemon Frosting retails for RM 70/kg 
It's light and airy texture makes for a great mid morning snack or paired nicely with a cup of Earl Grey.

Brown sugar has been reduced significantly to allow the natural sugars from the banana to come through. 

The inspiration & vision for this cake:
  A great tasting home-made cake that is nutritious and boosts energy.

A light coat of lemon frosting is used to keep sugar levels low. Additional frosting available upon request.

Serving suggestions: The light coat of frosting will be absorbed by the cake (as per picture above). If you wish to have a 'fresh look', we can separate the icing so that you may drizzle it on effortlessly. 

Heating tip: Remove cake from fridge and heat in microwave for 10 seconds. 

"We hope every Malaysian will do their bodies justice in reducing the amount of unnecessary sugars they consume. That is the goal here. Serving up cakes, brownies and desserts that you know are made by people who champion the need to eat deliciously clean food."
-Fiona Zuzartee- 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Banana Cake Challenge. Two recipes, one outcome. The better cake coming to you by 25th March.

Left: Banana cake with almond filling.   Right: Fluffy, moist banana cake.

In February, I searched my recipe pile for two banana cake recipes that could be tested head to head.

The vision: To find a delicious and nutritious banana cake. All Velvet Vintage cakes use reduced amounts of sugar.

The mission: To test the recipe and send it out to a test group for feedback on taste, appearance and general comments.

The results: One recipe needed a bit of modification in increasing the quantity of ingredients. The other was modified to be more moist. Overall, the test group gravitated towards the banana cake on the right (see picture below). However, it was noted that it (picture on the right) is a common recipe and improving on the appearance of the banana cake with the filling would  be a unique selling point.

The current situation: The cost will be calculated to determine the selling price. The cakes keep for one week, refrigerated. The proposed date of availability of this cake on our menu is  25th March 2014.

Baker's experience: The baker tasted the cake a whole week after it was baked. The cake was removed from plastic wrap which was placed in an airtight container & microwaved for 15 seconds. It (4 slices of 2" x 2 " sized pieces) tasted fresh and was moist. The cake with the almond filling looked better than expected. It was thought that the filling will turn black from oxidisation as it had mashed banana's in it. This turned out to be true, however the discolouration was not displeasing to the eye.

Velvet Vintage is honoured to have worked with a wonderful test group which provided honest and practical feedback. 
If you are residing in Klang Valley and would like to be part of our test group (free cake samples in exchange for honest reviews), please e-mail your interest to velvetvintage09@gmail.com

Friday, March 1, 2013

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake

This delectable and rich chocolaty cake is ideal for the chocolate lover in all of us. 1 kg goes for RM66.00 and it is topped with thick chocolate ganach.

I like making each order special because we are all unique in our own ways. So when you place an order, do share your design ideas with me. For ideas, please visit my facebook page.

Rich Chocolate Mud Cake @ RM 66/kg.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Absent baker now back on the block.

Dear all,

I've been absent from blogging but certainly not baking for a while now because I just simply didn't keep up to it. Now I have promised myself I'll be more religious about it and update you folks about my goodies, happening and some awesome inspiration/ideas that come from clients.

If some of you must know, in the last few years, I've been dabbling a little in Public Relations with a great SME owned by a friend, besides primarily baking. I'm now streamlining my focus toward my business a little more because therein lies my passion.

I'm in the midst of designing some great (I hope you tell me if they aren't) looking menu's and will share it soon.

Recently, I've added a facebook page where you can quickly access my product list, pictures and ramblings. Check it out at Velvet Vintage

Thanks for all your support (you know who you are)

Looking forward to seeing more of you and hearing your feedback.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Easter Treats

As we all know, Easter is a sacred time for Christians all over the world. In the spirit of Easter, the first 10 people to order any easter themed cakes are entitled to a 10% discount. So what are you waiting for?

Forget the traditional Easter eggs- its not enough to go all around and fill those tummies what with all the fasting that we've been doing so dig deep into your creative side, get your thinking caps on and give me your most creative cake decoration idea and I'll bake up a storm for ya!

If your out of ideas, google some images (http://images.google.com.my/images?q=easter%20cakes&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wi) and maybe you may get some inspiration. You can also tickle your taste buds and perhaps go on a whim with the flavor of the cake too. Chocolate, orange, lime, and vanilla are examples of NOT tickling your taste buds but if your not adventurous, I completely understand.

So go ahead, and copy the details below and send it to me in an e-mail to velvetvintage09@gmail.com right NOW for that 10% discount.

Your Name:
Delivery Date:
Contact Number:
Cake Decoration Specifications:

Cake Flavor:
How many kilograms:

Butter, orange and Vanilla cake (1kg) with butter icing is RM60
Chocolate Cake with chocolate ganach (1kg) is RM55

Price quotes for customized orders will be e-mailed to you within the same day of your e-mail. Please also order at least 3 days in advance. Easter is this Sunday 4th April!