I am so exhausted. I am so tired. I just need to relax but that just sounded so impossible to my ears! Reality check... Yes, it is IMPOSSIBLE. I have loads of clothes to sort out, house to put back in order and documents to sort. How I wish I have a genie who can help me, just by snapping her fingers.... haha..... dream on mama....
Anyway, let me just roughly recall what I had done these couple of days. Last Thursday, brought the kids to IOI Mall to watch AVATAR. It's a nice movie with beautiful and colorful sceneries...making me feel like I am in there! The kids enjoyed the movie as well. Was planning to go and watch another movie the next day but I had adhoc orders from Nora. This is Nora's third time ordering from me and I don't mind helping her out even though given such short notice, because she's such a lovely customer. Not fussy at all, which makes my ideas flow easier. She had asked for 50 pieces cupcakes and a carrot cake. She just told me that she's taking the cakes to a party for her nephew who excelled in his PMR recently. Not specific design requested, alhamdulillah.... less stress less tense! That's for the cupcakes but not the carrot cake! I told Nora that I am not good at decorating a whole cake and I don't really know which carrot cake should I bake. But Nora said she's very confident that I'll manage! Funny, how people have great trust in me and I am still not confident with myself! Yeah...that's MamaFaMi for sure! I must go to a motivational camps huh? Hahaha....
So here are the cupcakes that I had baked for Nora and alhamdulillah she's okay with them..... I just love to see the looks on her daughter's and niece's face when they saw the cakes. Thanks again Nora for ordering and really hope that you're satisfied with the taste as well as the look... mama jual ye....
As for the carrot cake, I took the recipe from Rinn's fotopages. Thanks Rinn for the lovely recipe. When I tasted a slice, I said to myself... who said MamaFaMi doesn't like Carrot Cakes! *wink*
This cake weights about 2.4kg
CARROT APPLE CAKE
2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon powder
a pinch of salt
3 /4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup castor sugar (or less)
1 cup corn oil
100g margarine ~ melted
200g grated carrots
150g grated green apples
30g roughly ground almonds
CREAM CHEESE TOPPING
250g cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cups icing sugar ~ sifted
1 teaspoon lemon juice
* Mix all the ingredients and beat till light and fluffy. Spread onto cake.
1. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon powder and salt into the mixing bowl.
2. Add in the rest of the cake ingredients.
3. Stir on slow for one minute and medium speed for another 2 minutes.
4. Grease a 9 inch baking tin with butter and line with greaseproof paper. Pour the mixture into the tin.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on your oven.
6. Once baked, leave to cool completely before spreading with cream cheese frosting.
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