Saturday, November 19, 2011

Angry Birds Fondant Cupcakes class at Cake Connection Malaysia 翻糖愤怒鸟杯子蛋糕

After i attended my 1st fondant class on Thur, now i understand why the price of fondant cupcake is so high...I spent 4 hours (no eating, no drinkimg and not go to restroom) only finished 6 Angry Birds Fondant Cupcakes!! Actually making fondant is not that difficult, but it is very time consuming..
Anyway, I was so happy to attend this AB fondant cupcake class at Cake Connection Malaysia which specially conduct for bloggers. At least now i know how to make a proper fondant cupcake..












These are Angry Birds fondant cupcakes that made by the instructor Nancy. They are so perfect and beautiful!!

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And also these..AB fondant cake pops, look so pretty!

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Earlier i thought i made a proper fondant cupcake (see my 1st fondant cupcakes here). After attended this class, I realized that bakers usually use fondant for covering cakes and making large decorations. Instead they use Gum Paste for smaller, more intricate decorations like flowers, 2D& 3D figures, animals and etc..

What is Gum Paste? Gum paste is allowing more time to work before the creation hardens. It dries fairly rigid. Gum Paste is very soft and elastic and it can be rolled out very thin.

How to make gum paste? It is easy, just add a small spoon of CMC (Carboxymethyl Cellulose Gum) with fondant.

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Please check below detail steps that I spent two hours to prepare it. ^-^ Thanks ya.


**Nancy showed us how to add flavouring and colour to the gum paste

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** if you want to work with large gum paste and to get smooth colour. You should start with a small piece of plain gum paste and incorporate the colour, then only add into bigger piece of plain gum paste and knead together.

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** use buttercream to cover those uneven surface of cupcake

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** cut gum paste into round and place on the cupcake. Let it up side down for a while, this is to harden the gum paste..

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** Ok, let me show you how instructor Nancy shaping a 2D white bird figurine..

-making the face
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-making the chin
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- making the eyes
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-making the eyebrows, hair and beak
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** after 2D white bird figurine, Nancy taught us the 3D green pig figurine. This time seem more easy as we already know the basic of shaping of face, eyes, ears, chin, eyebrow and hair. Just shape green gum paste to ball, and add other parts. How to stay hold the green pig on thecupcake, just apply little edible glue and insert a small piece of spaghetti, then insert the green pig.

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These are 6 Angry Birds cupcakes that made by me after 4 hours of hardwork!


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Am i look angry?

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After coming home, I take 6 individual portraits of these Angry Birds fondant cupcakes.

red bird- look not that angry huh ^^

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Am i look more like a dog than pig, hahaha!

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This is not so bad..quite angry..

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2D white bird

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2D red bird. My little son Desmond like this the most

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For all six birds, i would say i did this quite close the yellow bird, and look really angry !! takut lar...^^

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Let me show you how bloggers in action, taking picture and picture..Quay Po and Ivy still doing her final touch up..hehehe..

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If you love to make fondant or gum paste cupcake or cake, i would advise you to take few hands-on classes. In Cake Connection Malaysia, they will give you very clear and precise instuction (like the example i shown you above). And they also will caution us to pay attention to details and good tips when we work with fondant in order to get impressive figurines(like the above tips that i share with you). Below are December classes that will be held at Cake Connection:-


~ December Classes ~



Hi everyone,

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is just around the corner and its a great time of celebration and festivities. We know you'll be in the mood for baking and decorating and we have lined up a great selection of classes just for the holiday season. Come learn how to make a festive Gingerbread house, a delectable

Box of Chocolate cake with truffles or a great Christmas Fruitcake in our Christmas Desserts class. We also have 2 NEW cake pops class - Christmas Cake Pops and everyone's favourite birds and pigs - Angry Birds Cake Pops! Don't forget to send your kids to our Animal Planet cupcakes decorating class - a class just for kids. We also have our 4 Day Comprehensive Class for anyone wanting to begin their cake decorating journey. Check out our schedule below for all the details.

December Classes Date Day Time Class Fees (RM)

BEGINNERS

~ NEW ~ Gingerbread House Hands On Dec 3rd Sat 2:00pm - 5:30pm RM200.00

Dec 23rd Friday 10:30am - 2:00pm

~ NEW ~ Christmas Cake Pops Hands On Dec 10th Sat 2:30pm - 5:30pm RM160.00

Fun with Cookies ~ Christmas Cookies ~ Hands On Dec 17th Sat 10:00am - 12:30pm RM120.00

~ NEW ~ Box of Chocolates

(Choc Cake with Truffles) Hands On Dec 17th Sat 1:30pm - 5:00pm RM250.00

Flowers Jellycakes Hands On Dec 20th Tues 2:00pm - 5:00pm RM160.00

Chocolate Cupcakes Hands On Dec 22nd Thurs 2:00pm - 5:00pm RM150.00

Cupcake Fun 101 Hands On Dec 29th Thurs 2:00pm - 5:00pm RM100.00

INTERMEDIATE

~ HOT ~ Christmas Cupcakes Hands On Dec 3rd Sat 10:00am - 1:30pm RM220.00

Dec 13th Tues 10:30am - 2:00pm

World of Roses Hands On Dec 10th Sat 10:00am - 2:00pm RM250.00

Wedding Cake Class (Hands-On) Hands On Dec 16th Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm RM490.00

~ NEW ~ Angry Birds Cake Pops Hands On Dec 21st Wed 2:00pm - 5:30pm RM200.00

BAKING

~ NEW ~ Christmas Treats Demo Dec 15th Thurs 1:00pm - 6:00pm RM250.00

KIDS CLASS

~ NEW ~ Animal Planet cupcakes class Hands On Dec 1st Thurs 2:00pm - 4:30pm RM100.00

COMPREHENSIVE CLASS

~ HOT ~ 4 Day Comprehensive Class Hands On Dec 6th - Dec 9th Tues to

Friday 9:30am - 5:30pm RM2,350.00


~ CHRISTMAS CLASSES ~

Christmas Cupcakes - Learn how to make some amazing Christmas Cupcakes this year. Join us as we make 6 amazing Christmas themed cupcakes. Check out http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ChristmasCupcakesDecember2011.pdf

Gingerbread House - Nothing makes a more impressive centrepiece this Christmas than a home made Gingerbread house. Learn how to make your very own Gingerbread house. For details, see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/GingerbreadHouseDec2011.pdf

Christmas Cake Pops - Make some adorable Christmas themed Cake Pops this year. Turn on your creative juice and make these super cute treats. See http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ChristmasCakePopsDecember2011.pdf

Christmas Treats - Learn to make scrumptious cakes and treats this year in this great class for all baking enthusiasts from an award winning pastry chef. For details, see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ChristmasTreatsDec2011.pdf

Christmas Cookies - Learn to make yummy sugar cookies and decorate them with royal icing in fun Christmas themes. Check out http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ChristmasCookiesDecember2011.pdf



~ NEW CLASSES ~

Animal Planet (A Kids Class ) - Explore some friendly animals this school holidays with this Animal Planet class just for kids. This great cupcakes decoration class will let your child create their very own little animals. For details, see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/AnimalPlanetDecember2011.pdf

Angry Birds Cake Pops - Come join the Angry Birds craze and make these super cute Angry Birds themed cake pops. See http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/AngryBirdsCakePopsDecember2011.pdf

Box of Chocolates - Create your own assortment of chocolate truffles presented as a box of chocolate made from cake. A chocoholics dream class. For details see, http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/BoxofChocolateDec2011.pdf



~ COMPREHENSIVE CLASS ~

4 Day Comprehensive Course - This course will teach you the basic skills and techniques required to begin your cake decorating journey. This 4 day hands-on course will cover a vast array of cake basics, cake decorating topics and icing mediums. Check out http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ComprehensiveCourseClassOutlineDecember2011.pdf



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~ POPULAR CLASSES ~

Cupcake Fun 101 - This is an introduction class to cupcakes. We will cover the basics of baking a scrumptious vanilla cupcake and decorate them with basic icing techniques. For details see, http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/Cupcakefun101classDec2011.pdf

Chocolate Cupcakes - Chocolates and cupcakes are a great combination. Learn the best of these worlds in this popular class. See http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/ChocolateCupcakesDecember2011.pdf

Flowers Jellycakes - Learn how to make tasty jellycakes and make various flowers out of jelly. For more details, see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/FlowersJellycakesDec2011.pdf

Wedding Class (Hands-on) - This is a great class for anyone wanting to learn how to make wedding cakes. Come learn all the tips and techniques from a wedding cake maker herself. Please see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/HandsOnWeddingClassDec2011.pdf

World of Roses - In this class, you will be taught how to make various kinds of gumpaste roses to further enhance your decorating skills. For details, please see http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/classdetails/WorldofRosesDecember2011.pdf

To register for any of these classes, please drop us an email to contactus@cakeconnection.com.my or call us at +6 03 7956 4450. We hope to see you soon!


Warm Regards
Nancy & Shyamala
http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/

You can also find a lot of baking items at Cake Connection.

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Cake Connection Sdn Bhd
D-11-1, Block D, Jaya One, 72A, Jalan University. Section 13. 46200 Petaling Jaya Selangor. MALAYSIA
Phone number : + 6 03 : 7956 4450
Fax number : + 6 03 : 7956 4450

Hours of operations are :
Monday - Friday : 9am to 6:00pm
Saturday : 9am to 5pm
Sunday & Public Holidays : Closed


Website: http://www.cakeconnection.com.my/home.php


More good news, Nancy is so kind and allow me to share with my readers for the chocolate cupcake recipe that use to make these AB cupcakes. My kids just love this chocolate cupcake, very rich chocolate, moist and soft. Thank you Nancy!

Chocolate Cupcake
(recipe source: Cake Connection Malaysia)
*makes 15 cupcakes


60g cocoa powder
90g all-purpose flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
170g unsalted butter, room temperature
200g sugar
3 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extract
1/2cup sour cream (you may replace it with yogurt, but try not to change it)


Method
1. Preheat oven to 180 c. Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners
2. Into a medium bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
3. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each, then beat in vanilla.
4. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture in two batches, alternating with sour cream and beginning with flour.
5. Pour batter into cups, filling each ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean.
6. Cool in pan 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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I was so happy to see bloggers that i know long time but never meet them in person Zurin of Cherry on Cake and Ivy of My Story. And also meet two new bloggers Chris of Pureglutton and Tomoko of Caramel Factory. As for Joslynn of Petite Nyonya and Veron of Quay Po Cooks, nice meeting with both of you again. It was a great pleasure to meet all of you.

Also Thank you to Nancy and Shyamala from Cake Connection for this invitation. Especially to Nancy for your kind sharing, I learnt a lot from you.


I also submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #13: Enjoy Cupcakes! (November 2011) which hosted by Min of Min's Blog.

63 comments:

julie said...

what a perfection,dear..very cute little angry birds!!Seems you had a great time!

Dzoli said...

I already saw a post over at Quay Po's about the fun you guys had..making those;))

Vivian Pang said...

Thanks for sharing your class lesson with us. It really a lot of work when come to shaping tiny object. Your angry birds look cute and neat. Have a nice weekend!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Amazing!!! So...how does fondant taste like? Edible right? Does it have a taste? These angry birds are amazing. I just downloaded angry bird games for my kids (for waiting at restaurant purpose haha). They think they are really funny characters. I gotta show them your pictures!

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

Sonia, Thank you very much for sharing the details on making Angry Birds. The angry birds look cute and I'm to going my hands on these soon :)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves Angry Birds!!!

Zurin said...

Hi Sonia it was nice meting you . btw its ZURIN of cherry on a cake ! LO...not Cherry...hehee

it was a fun class and Nacy was a great teacher. Oh I didnt know she allowed us to share the recipe...perhaps I will add that to my post then. it wld be nice to share something. :)
hope we meet again Sonia. and yor cupcakes are super duper good :)

Mama Waye Juin said...

Hi Sonia, nice work !!
My son sure love it if I make this :)

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Sonia, wow! your angry birds looks so cute and pretty. 2 thumbs up!
Your post remind me I'd not play with fondant for a long time. Thanks for sharing.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

虽然花很多时间
可是作品那么美
真的很值得:)

Angie Ng said...

这全都是孩子们的最爱。
谢谢你的分享超赞的。

Sherleen.T said...

wah, so much fun to attend the hands-on class and meeting the blogger friends...thanks for sharing on how to shape the AB, yours look so great to me already ^^

Li Shuan said...

Sonia thanks for sharing this with us. They are really cute!! You must have great fun playing with the icing huh.. I just bought a packet of fondant icing n paste gum yesterday but have no idea what to do with them just yet. My colleague thought me how to make some simple flowers last week. It was amazing just a few steps they turn out to be something so beautiful n attractive.

Joceline Lor said...

你一定很开心和兴奋参与这个翻糖小蛋糕制作了。我还不曾弄过呢!也很期待~~
这些小蛋糕全都弄得很美,很可爱。

孤傲的王子 said...

yummy!! the cupcake so nice and cute :)

J.O said...

很棒的课程(^○^)
要是有来J.B开班,我一定去上

hankerie said...

Sonia, finally you make you own Angry Bird. Your son must be very happy.

Mimosa said...

Wow, nice Angry Birds, my kids also like Angry Birds, wish I can do it for them, thinking of joining the class.............
Thanks for sharing, so cute.....

Joelyn said...

so colorful and nice...
my kids love angry very much,
but i dont know how to do it...
hehehe, must find a day to go to learn :)

Happy Flour said...

My younger boy saw your post and he was delighted. Very pretty ANGRY BIRDS you got there.

Small Small Baker said...

Wah, so cute! I really like each and everyone! :)

Ah Tze said...

Wow! you all must have great fun playing with the gum paste!! Yours angry birds are so pretty! The class is in KL only, Nancy should come here to conduct class also le :) Thanks for this post!

Jeannie said...

Looks like you have been very busy! Love your green piggy even though it does looks more like doggy:D I agree the yellow angry bird looks very nice!

anne said...

Sonia , that looks pretty good ! I couldn't help but smile at your not-so angry birds ;)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Sonia, let's do this angry bird cup cakes again together, this time without guidance from Nancy. Can come to my house to do that. I am sure we will have lots of fun again:D See you on Tuesday. HUGS

Small Kucing said...

Love the Angry Bird Cupcakes. Amazing shape :)

Yee Er said...

Tkz for ur effort of sharing everything, we know it really needs time to do that..have a happy weekend.

divya said...

OMG... awesome and delicious dear.. looks perfect. thanks for the recipe :)Great job dear...wish i can do this...

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Good job sonia. The AB are so lively. U are so lucky to be invited to this workshop. I attended a fondant class before but I didn't learn any tips or technique from the instructor such as the adding colour part that u shared. She just gave us some cutters and expected us to learn ourselves. Now think about it I still felt like being cheated especially the fees I paid for is quite high.

Cooking Gallery said...

I just saw Quay Po's version, both of your creations turned out wonderful! I wish I could visit such a cake decorating class too, it must be a lot of fun!

Angie's Recipes said...

How adorable!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Nice looking angry bird cupcakes! Must be a fun experience class!

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Sounds like fun! I think your angry bird cupcakes are very cute and quite angry :)

Gloria said...

These look georgeous! Yours recipe always are beauty! gloria

Elisabeth said...

Sonia-these angry little fondant birds are so, so, cute...your ladies did an amazing job on it. Such detail oriented work. You really have to have patience and a steady hand for these decorated goodies!

btw:checked to make sure I'm following you!
Have a wonderful Sunday:DDD

Mary said...

These are fantastically done, Sonia! I would simply never have the patience OR the passion to accomplish this. Way to go! I'm totally impressed.

Swee San @ The Sweet Spot said...

the green pig looks cute

爱丝特 said...

Great job, it's not easy to make all these, pei fu pei fu.. ^_^b

kitchen flavours said...

Your angry bird cupcakes are so cute! Looks like you have a lot of fun making them! Great job!

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

I have never played with fondant or gum paste before. These are so pretty!

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

Sonia, thank you so much to put up this for us. Your angry birds are nice and perfect.

Lite Home Bake said...

Thanks for sharing, I have a better idea of how much effort it requires now!

mycookinghut said...

So cute!!!

YHL said...

Recently i was addicted to Angry birds games, was last night playing with hb n me too made angry bird mini rolls, Yours looks nice n angry C:

Indonesia Eats said...

wahhhhhhhh sooo cute!!!

kheirul said...

I hardly drop a comment.. but this one really WOW!!!!!

sean said...

少了愤怒多了可爱,
这就是sonia独特的angry birds. ^^

choi yen said...

Simply the hottest character now!

caramelmoko said...

Hi Sonia, it was nice meeting you the other day at Angry Bird Cupcake Class! I'm glad to hear that your son loved the birds since we took a lot of efforts to make those figures, ya? hehe...
Oh you tasted the cupcakes! I was so tempted but couldn't touch them cuz you know, hehe... Perhaps I shall bake my own with those recipes.
Hope to see you again!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Wow Sonia, you have posted so much of details here.I'm glad to know that there are more & more cooking/baking classes are conducted in KL these days. Hmmm, may be next time when I go back, I can choose to attend some provided my hubby will look after the 2 monster kids! I also like your yellow angry bird! Love all these nicely decorated cupcakes.

My Little Space said...

Oh my, you're just so lucky to have the chance to put your hands on action. I have all the tooling but have yet started up. haha... Those gum paste is quite expensive though...and FUN! I'm srue you'll be addicted to this from now on. ha... Enjoy & have more fun.
Cheers, Kristy

lena said...

agree. it's the time and effort that bakers are putting in that we're paying for. Thanks for sharing all these info on cake connection..dont think i'll be ready to attend these classes yet but to pantry magic..yes, very eager to!!

Carla Sento said...

How fantastic! This is such a creative idea, I love it. I will have to attempt something like this for my son's birthday, he'd love it (although I'll probably do just one large cake with several Angry Birds on it).

Pureglutton said...

It was nice meeting you :-) Love all the food you cooked/baked - so fabulous! Hope to keep in touch!

Bo said...

Those look awesome!!!

simply.food said...

Wow these look amazing.you are very talented.

Johor Kaki said...

This is so heartwarming and fun! It makes my heart sing and I can't stop laughing when I saw those super cute (are they really angry?) birds. Thanks for sharing your joy and passion ;D It is infectious ;P

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Anonymous said...

Hi I love your blog and this post is fantastic ! I would like to ask- how long does it take for the 3D figure to harden? Will it flatten or sink down? Thanks! Best wishes, Amy

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Amy, very fast, i think less than 1 min..But make sure you do this in an air-con room as to prevent fondue turn sticky..No, it will not flatten or sink down..

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia, Would like to know what is the edible glue that you mention to stick the green piglet on the cupcake?? Thanks...^^

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

mui mui, here is a link show you how to make the edible glue- http://thesugarlane.com/how-to-make-edible-glue/

Tamara said...

fantastic

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