Friday, April 24, 2009

Charity Event with Miss MalaysiaIndian Global 2008

Hey guys,

'Bake for Charity' is driven by the Co-founder of Velvet Vintage. This is part of her community service project as Miss MalaysiaIndian Global 2008.

She has partnered first runner-up Sowmya Krishnan to teach 3 women and 1 man, all of whom are mentally disabled.

They will be teaching them how to bake muffins and cakes to support themselves.

The muffins will be sold at Central Market in a bazaar on the 3rd of May and proceeds will go to the Kiwanis Job Training Center as well as the Human Trafficking Workshop fund.

The Chocolate Cake's will be sold at RM 25 per half kg and delivered to Mother's in conjunction with Mothers Day.

Orders for chocolate cakes are now welcomed.

Do help support this cause and maybe your RM25 could save someone from being duped into Human Trafficking!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Bake for Charity!!




Hi everyone,

Here are some of the items we need to make the Bake for Charity a success.

Alternatively, you could place an order for the chocolate cake which we will deliver to your mum or you could buy coupons worth RM10 a book so we can pass them along to kids from an orphanage.

Self raising flour - 13 kg
Plain flour - 1.6 kg
Cocoa Powder - 1.6 kg
Butter - 45 slabs (11.4kg)
Oil - 375 ml
Baking Chocolate - 16 kg
Castor Sugar - 10 kg
Brown Sugar - 4 kg
Instant Coffee - 250 g (nescafe)


E-mail me at fionazuzartee@hotmail.com if your interested in contributing. You don't have to donate the entire amount of an item, a partial contribution will do. It is better then asking for money I say! :)










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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bake for Charity!!

Dear Readers,

Sowmya, the 1st runner up of the Miss MalaysiaIndian Global Pageant together with myself have managed to secure a place to bake our muffins and cakes in as well as a kind sponsor for eggs.

However, we still need to raise some money to cover our costs which amounts to RM4400. Alternatively, we wouldn't mind being given items such as
flour, sugar, and those sort of things.

I
f you would like to help us out, please feel free to e-mail me at fionazuzartee@hotmail.com or call me at 017-3401701.

You can also help us by ordering the Chocolate Mud Cake
and banking the money into RHB acc# 11-43-89-000-41350 please scan the bank-in slip and e-mail it to me and don't forget to include the name of your Mother as well as her Address you want us to deliver it to.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bake for Charity!!


Dear friends,

We are embarking on a Charity Bake Sale for two beneficiaries,

i) Kiwanis Job Training Center

ii) Support of school and college level workshops on human trafficking by the Miss MalaysiaIndian Global together with the Woman's Aid Organization

We need sponsors for the ingredients amounting to RM 4400 (or part thereof) AND venue's ( schools/ colleges/ offices) for selling our items.

Day : Friday

Date : 1st May 2009 - 9th May 2009

Time : 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (negotiable)

Details:

To sell muffins from 1st - 9th of May at sponsored venues.

Take orders of Chocolate Cake for Mothers Day (10th May) which is to be delivered to individuals who purchase them.

Should you need more details, please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail at fionazuzartee@hotmail.com

Your assistance will be much appreciated.

If you have no resources, but willing to assist us in anyway, do contact us and we will be more then glad to include you.

Thanks guys and hope to hear from you soon.







Photo courtesy of nst.com.my & thestar.com.my












Friday, April 17, 2009

Herbs and How To's - Cinnamon


Cinnamon is the inner bark of an evergreen tree. The plant grows anywhere between 10 – 15 meters tall and is native to Sri Lanka.

It is quite pungent in taste yet it gives out a cool and spicy effect. It is often used as a condiment in an assortment of foods ranging from curries to cakes, as well as tea, cocoa and liqueurs.

It has been used to treat diarrhea and problems related to the digestive system. Cinnamon is high in antioxidants and antimicrobial properties which can aid in the preservation of certain foods.

Cinnamon has been said to have pharmacological effects in the treatment of type II diabetes and insulin resistance. However, this has yet to be proven in clinical trials.

Traditionally, it has been used to treat toothaches and fight bad breath and its regular use is believed to aid digestion.

* Velvet Vintage uses cinnamon in a number of recipes which include:-

• Apple & Cinnamon Cake RM 40/kg
• Sujee Spice Cake RM 45/lb
• Festive Sujee Fruit Cake RM 45/lb
• Rich Fruit Cake RM 45/lb

Image courtesy of http://www.artworkstore.net/main/images/cinnamon.jpg
Information courtesy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Herbs and How To's

As we become more and more aware of our surroundings and the effect it can have on our health, We at Velvet Vintage would like to share some useful information that could help enhance our daily lives.

We'll research and compile information on various herbs, veggies and fruits and post our findings as our research develops.

Indulge in our information and share it with your family and friends.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Muffins!!

The site has been revamped and my thoughts are a little more collected, hope you all like the new layout - please e-mail any comments to us at velvetvintage09@gmail.com or you can also leave a comment here.

With regards to the Chocolate Muffins, we have been screening through the suggestions and will keep you posted on the winning name! :)

Tea Break at the Malaysian Business Network Gathering

After much planning and thinking of a menu, I finally had things cooked and was on my way to the Malaysian Business Network meet up on Saturday, 11 April.

I shared my car with two trays of tuna sandwiches, a tray of cocktail sausages and three cakes. together with Sonia. She was the most helpful thing!

Apple & Cinnamon cake and Rich Chocolate Mud CakeTwo Apple & Cinnamon cakes and one Rich Chocolate Mud Cake

As food sponsor of the tea break, I was given 5 minutes to speak about my business. I told the audience about how I've loved baking since I was 14 years old and would sometimes phone up my grand-aunt for tips. I also mentioned the start of this blog and highlighted some of my special cakes and plans for future business growth.

Speaking about Velvet Vintage at the Malaysian Business Network gatheringMy 5-minute presentation

It was a great opportunity to build contacts with other small business owners and learn from them too. I'm also glad to know that my food was appreciated and packed by some to be taken home :).

After the event, Sonia and I missed three U-turns heading back to Petaling Jaya, (the event was in Cheras and I've never driven there before!) so we decided to bring the food over to my Aunt Jasmine's place. Once the food was almost polished off, we headed back to our place to prepare for Easter Mass.

It was a tiring day, but I must say it was awesome fun!

Happy Easter, all. Have a blessed year ahead.

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Chocolate Muffins & You (for free)

Hi Guys,

I have started a facebook group and the link is as below. On it I have a CONTEST giving away two sets of six muffins. :)

Hurry down to the link and check out how you can win it.

Here are some ideas:-

1. When you win it, you can get it sent to someone who you know appreciates GOOD chocolate as a surprise. (Of course I'll be sending it, so Klang Valley areas only ya)

2. Indulge in the muffins yourself and be happy.

3. Share it with your friends and tell them how you won it!

4. Share it with your family.

5. While we're in the mood for sharing, how about getting some for your other half.. ie: your girlfriend or boyfriend.


So what are you waiting for really? Best part of the contest is that you're required to be nothing but witty.

The URL is : http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=147222930321

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Chocolate Muffins

I have decided to try out today a batch of rich chocolate muffins, topped with chocolate icing and chocolate spirals. Talk about a chocolate overload!

Now it may seem as though I have overdone it with the chocolate but I'll share a little secret with you.. I'm going to use dark bittersweet chocolate in this recipe so as to not create a sickeningly sweet after taste. I trust that this will work as this is a prized recipe I found in my home after much digging around.

Come back soon to find out how they turned out.