Monday, July 28, 2014

EID MUBARAK AND SELAMAT HARI RAYA AIDIL FITRI

We wish to take this opportunity to wish all our family members and Muslim friends in India and around the world a wonderful Eid Mubarak and to our Malaysian Muslims Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Most of us would be celebrating Eid in a moderate way this year because of the MH17 disaster and the the atrocity happening in Gaza. Our hope and prayers for the Palestinians to attain peace and to the family and friends of flight MH17, no words can describe what you are going through now and we hope that time would heal your pain. Ameen.

Our classes in PG CakeCraft would resume on the 3rd week of August and we will update our class schedule soon. We have also posted below some pictures of our classes in July which also received a good response of over 100 people who attended our class throughout the month.




                                       
                                         

Intel Team Building on 21st July
                                                           Black Forest Cake
American Carrot Walnut Cake

Saturday, July 19, 2014

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR JULY 2014 AND RAMADAN AL-MUBARAK FOR ALL MUSLIMS

Cakes and Pastries Class on 6th July 2014   RM58.00 (via Groupon)     (10am to 3pm)
Learn to bake these exciting cakes and pastries for the coming festive season.
Pandan Layer Cake - a mildly pandan flavored sponge cake is layered with delightful coconut-pandan custard. The cake is completely coated in the coconut-pandan custard and garnished with dessicated coconut. This retro cake has been a perennial favorite for all cake lovers and can be served for any joyful occasion.
Opera Cake Cupcake - the french inspired Opera cake is all in its glory but in a cupcake form. We have created a perfect light almond sponge cupcake and spread a layer of chocolate ganache glaze. A swirl of aromatic coffee butter cream and chocolate decorations adorns the cupcake.
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie - Golden flaky pastry with tender pieces of chicken and mushroom in a mildly spiced creamy sauce. This pie is definitely a family favorite as it is full of yummy goodness.

Macarons Class on 7th July 2014      RM50.00 (discounted fee)   (10.30am to 1.00pm)
Leave your inhibitions aside and join this class to learn the techniques to bake perfect macarons successfully every time.
- learn the french technique of baking macarons in different flavors and colors.
- learn to make yummy filling for the maarons.

Cakes and Pastries Class on 12th July 2014   RM58.00 (via Groupon)     (10am to 3pm) (Full)
Learn to bake these exciting cakes and pastries for the coming festive season.
Pandan Layer Cake - a mildly pandan flavored sponge cake is layered with delightful coconut-pandan custard. The cake is completely coated in the coconut-pandan custard and garnished with dessicated coconut. This retro cake has been a perennial favorite for all cake lovers and can be served for any joyful occasion.
Opera Cake Cupcake - the french inspired Opera cake is all in its glory but in a cupcake form. We have created a perfect light almond sponge cupcake and spread a layer of chocolate ganache glaze. A swirl of aromatic coffee butter cream and chocolate decorations adorns the cupcake.
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie - Golden flaky pastry with tender pieces of chicken and mushroom in a mildly spiced creamy sauce. This pie is definitely a family favorite as it is full of yummy goodness.

Cakes and Pastries Class on 19th July 2014   RM58.00 (via Groupon)     (10am to 3pm) (Full)
Learn to bake these exciting cakes and pastries for the coming festive season.
Pandan Layer Cake - a mildly pandan flavored sponge cake is layered with delightful coconut-pandan custard. The cake is completely coated in the coconut-pandan custard and garnished with dessicated coconut. This retro cake has been a perennial favorite for all cake lovers and can be served for any joyful occasion.
Opera Cake Cupcake - the french inspired Opera cake is all in its glory but in a cupcake form. We have created a perfect light almond sponge cupcake and spread a layer of chocolate ganache glaze. A swirl of aromatic coffee butter cream and chocolate decorations adorns the cupcake.
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie - Golden flaky pastry with tender pieces of chicken and mushroom in a mildly spiced creamy sauce. This pie is definitely a family favorite as it is full of yummy goodness.

Cakes and Pastries Class on 20th July 2014   RM58.00 (via Groupon)     (10am to 3pm)(Full)
Learn to bake these exciting cakes and pastries for the coming festive season.
Pandan Layer Cake - a mildly pandan flavored sponge cake is layered with delightful coconut-pandan custard. The cake is completely coated in the coconut-pandan custard and garnished with dessicated coconut. This retro cake has been a perennial favorite for all cake lovers and can be served for any joyful occasion.
Opera Cake Cupcake - the french inspired Opera cake is all in its glory but in a cupcake form. We have created a perfect light almond sponge cupcake and spread a layer of chocolate ganache glaze. A swirl of aromatic coffee butter cream and chocolate decorations adorns the cupcake.
Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pie - Golden flaky pastry with tender pieces of chicken and mushroom in a mildly spiced creamy sauce. This pie is definitely a family favorite as it is full of yummy goodness.

Team Building with Intel on 21st July 2014
                                         
                                                              Pandan Layer Cake
                                                        Opera Cake Cupcake
                                                        Creamy Chicken & mushroom Pie
                                   

Friday, July 18, 2014

FESTIVE & CELEBRATION CAKES OPEN FOR ORDERS

Tired to bake cakes or too busy to bake a cake for that important celebration? Set your worries aside because PG CakeCraft is once again collaborating with deal maker Groupon and we are introducing our best selling cakes for sale. All the cakes are baked in 8 inch dimension, weighing about 1.1 kilogram. These artisan cakes are meticulously made in our bakery kitchen using  high quality ingredients and are freshly made to order. Our cakes are loaded with healthy ingredients like almonds, walnuts and pistachios which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamins and fiber. We also use a good portion of carrots, raisins, cranberries, buttermilk and cream cheese in our ever popular American carrot cake. Those who love to sink their teeth into a piece of red velvet cake need not worry about the artificial red coloring as we have gone one step further and made it more safe by using beetroot juice to get a natural red colour. Our red velvet cake is frosted with cream cheese frosting.

The new kid on the block is our German butter cake which is made with pure butter and filled with fruit preserves and our delicious in- house butter cream. Nutty almond praline, fresh strawberries and cherries adorn the cake to give a textural bite and color. Our Mocha cake is made more moist as each layer of the cake is brushed with coffee and frosted with our mocha flavored soft butter cream. We have a list below with a brief description of the cakes for your tasty perusal.

American Carrot Cake – made with carrots, raisins, cranberries and walnuts. Frosted with cream cheese and topped with toasted almond flakes.

Red Velvet Cake – made with natural beetroot juice for the iconic red color and buttermilk. Frosted with cream cheese. Topped with strawberries and seasonal berries like blueberries and raspberries.

German Butter Cake – made with pure butter and layered and frosted with our special in-house butter cream. Topped with nutty almond praline, strawberries/raspberries and cherries.

Mocha Walnut Cake – made with high quality coffee and walnuts and frosted with our special in-house butter cream. Topped with almond flakes and chocolate coffee beans.   

American Moist Chocolate Cake – made with good quality cocoa powder and buttermilk. Frosted with chocolate ganache and topped with strawberries and chopped pistachios.

All our cakes are available from 15th July to 29th August 2014 and priced at RM49.00 per 1.1 kg+. Orders are closed from 28th to 30th July for Hari Raya holidays. Cakes ordered can be picked up at our location.



                                                                      Red Velvet Cake
                                                           American Carrot Cake
                                                                  German Butter Cake
Mocha Walnut Cake






Sunday, July 6, 2014

CAKES AND PASTRY CLASS ON 6th July 2014


Our Cakes and Pastry class on 6th July went on smoothly and  those who enrolled for the class learned the basics of baking sponge cakes and also how to make the pandan kaya jelly. With the correct recipe and techniques, all of them made their cakes successfully with a few glitches the cakes came out looking good. Making the evergreen pandan layer cake can be daunting for most people but our recipe is quite flawless and by implying the correct technique, we did not encounter much difficulties. 
Our Cream Chicken and Mushroom Pies was also a hit with those attending the class and the star was the flaky pastry where only three ingredients were used to make the pastry but the pies turn out very crisp and flaky. For our Opera Cupcakes, they were taught to make almond sponge cupcakes and the star here was the unique buttercream that we created in our kitchen and shared the recipe with our students. This buttercream recipe was so creamy and flavorful and did not leave an oily after taste. The buttercream that we created in our kitchen is more tolerant to our hot and humid weather and does not contain any shortening, krimwell or whipping cream.
We wish to thank all those who enrolled for the class and especially to the Muslim students who were observing the fasting month. We also wish to thank the ladies who were from Singapore and China as they took time off from their holidays to attend our class. Below are some of the picture taken in our class.





                                               


                                       

WEDDING CAKE CLASS ON 5TH July 2014





Tuesday, July 1, 2014

TEAM BUILDING WITH INTEL ON 30th JUNE 2014





                                                       
   

Saturday, June 28, 2014

ALL CLASSES IN JUNE 2014 CONDENSED IN ONE LONG POST

 Sorry for the long hiatus in our blog updates and posting. Our baking classes featured by Groupon last    month received an over-whelming response. We had more than 200 people who registered for the class and we practically had to continue the classes on every Saturday and Sunday without a break. We also held a couple of team building baking workshop from our supportive customer, Intel. We take this opportunity to thank Intel Technology for their trust and support and we hope to foster a long working relationship with them. We also wish to thank Ivan and his cousins from Singapore who attended our class. We also wish to thank our customers who attended our classes and especially to those who have become our regular clients. We do not want to bore you with the same cakes and pastries pictures, so we have posted a few pictures taken during some of the classes.    

                           Team building for Intel in early June (sorry, I have forgotten the date).  Another  team building for Intel on 24th June. Only managed to capture one team's  photo  as the other three teams had packed theirs and also forgot to take a group photo.Below is the french creme brulee, chicken & mushroom quiche  chocolate  obsession cake baked by them.


                                                                Italian Stomboli
                                                             French Apple Tart
                                                              Zebra Cheesecake
                               Some kids from Singapore booked a baking class on June 4th 
      
                                                    Marbled Zebra Cheesecake      
                                                            Zebra Cheesecake  
                                   The kids used the Italian stromboli recipe and made a pizza instead.
                                                               French Apple Tart
                                          Italian Stomboli and marinara sauce packed.





                                2-tier Sophia the First birthday cake which I made for my brother's grand- daughter. It's a whooping 8kg chocolate moist cake filled with chocolate  mousse and coated in ganache. The cake was served for more than 100 guests at the party by the pool side. It took 2 days and a couple of cuts in my fingers (from a sharp razor) to complete the cake.