1Malaysia Cupcake Challenge Workshop

9 September 2012
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In conjunction with the on going 1Malaysia Cupcake Challenge contest held by Celcom from 30 August 2012 – 23 September 2012, Celcom has came up with a cupcake workshop for bloggers and members of the media at The Cooking House, Desa Sri Hartamas. I felt so excited about it!

Our work space!
Our work space!

All the bloggers and members of the media waiting for the workshop to start
All the bloggers and members of the media waiting for the workshop to start

Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom: En. Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin
Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom: En. Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin

So our challenge of the day is to make a Malaysia flag with 24 cupcakes!
So our challenge of the day is to make a Malaysia flag with 24 cupcakes!

The photo below shows the recipe of cupcakes and the buttercream frosting but firstly, we must bake vanilla cupcakes first!

Vanilla cupcake recipe
Vanilla cupcake recipe

Here's the ingredients we need to make vanilla cupcakes!
Here’s the ingredients we need to make vanilla cupcakes!

Pastry chef in the making! ^_^
Pastry chef in the making! ^_^

Cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy
Cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy

Fill paper cups about 2/3 full
Fill paper cups about 2/3 full

After 13 minutes, it's done! Our vanilla cupcakes!
After 13 minutes, it’s done! Our vanilla cupcakes!

Camwhore time! We had so much fun in the class.
Camwhore time! We had so much fun in the class.

Next, we need to make the buttercream toppings and put gel colorings accordingly. As you all know, Malaysia flag consists of 4 colors” red, blue, yellow and white. For the white color, we don’t need to put any coloring, just the original color from buttercream will do.

260g of icing sugar and 95g of butter for cupcake topping
260g of icing sugar and 95g of butter for cupcake topping

After beating the butter until creamy, add sifted icing sugar
After beating the butter until creamy, add sifted icing sugar

Beat until the icing sugar and butter are combined
Beat until the icing sugar and butter are combined

Our dedicated instructor
Our dedicated instructor

Hey we made it!!
Hey we made it!!
A group photo with yours truly, Caroline and Umei =) 

Our 1Malaysia Cupcake Challenge mission accomplished
Our 1Malaysia Cupcake Challenge mission accomplished

At the end of the day, we won a cookbook each! Yay!
At the end of the day, we won a cookbook each! Yay! 

We were really lucky to have Caroline in our group cos she’s so talented! Her work was really neat and she put so much effort in it *salute*. After all the hard work, we were in for a treat: LUNCH!

Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potato
Roasted Chicken with Mashed Potato

Last but not least, I’d like to express my heartfelt thanks to our cupcake instructor so is so patient with us, keep coming to check our work and fix our mistakes and also gave us some tips in baking. Now I finally know how to make cupcakes! Maybe I can open my own cupcake business soon…. *daydreaming*

Anyway, the 1Malaysia Cupcake Challenge finale will be on 24th September 2012 whereby they will compile all the pictures and announce the winners.. All you have to do is decorate a cupcake with the 1Malaysia theme, take a photo and upload it here. Then, start to garner votes for your entry! By the way, Celcom is also giving out free cupcakes on 16 September 2012. To find out the location for the free cupcake and the challenge, check it out at https://www.facebook.com/cupcakeschallenge.

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