Monday, 5 November 2007

Testing Icing



Now, this is more like it. ignore previous post! still not enough practise but jadilaaa... all i had was this cheap icing decorarting tubes. and all i used was icing sugar and water. i didnt know that all you need was just a tad bit of water to make glace icing. you need to check on the consistancy yourself, therefore i dont think i can write the exact amount of water and sugar. i followed the instructions on the back of the icing box - 225 of icing sugar and 2-3 tbsp water. mix them up, keep on checking on the consistancy. i dont know if this applies to all brands of icing sugar though. try experimenting yourself! its fun! (you experts out there, please by all means, correct me if i'm wrong!)



I had loads of fun trying this out with mum (basically, she pretty much laughed at me trying to push hard icing from the icing bag). one really need to have steady hands! i didnt want to waste any cupcakes therefore i used some wafers i had left in the pantry. we're going to try royal icing next time! doing this was so much fun! i totally recommend mums with their daughters to embark on this! now i know why people are in the craze for cupcakes and icing!



Its my good dear friend Nina Hafneh's birthday today! here's wishing you loads of happiness, loads of fun, laughter, love and may all your dreams come true! Happy Birthday Nin. We'll make icing together next year when you're near k? Missing you loads! With all our love, lots of hugs and kisses!

9 comments:

anis said...

hi zaza! ur perseverance in this icing thingy really 'wow'ed me... pretty little wafers u've got there..shall give it a try wif my baby daughter soon....hmm.. i hope she ll like it as currently she is so..so...not feminine...

Wiz said...

My icing nozzles are also the cheap made in China ones, I have never used the expensive type, so I would not know if the different in price makes any difference in the outcome of the pattern in the icing. You did great Zaza! Beautiful job. Was Aidan licking his fingers?

Anonymous said...

Zaza...thank you very much for the wishes. Btw, I was amazed to see the colourful icing that you made. You did it this time. :)I really do hope that we can do this things together in the future. Cant waitttttt!! - Nina Hafneh

mommy@lif said...

already cantik and pleasing to my eyes. i happened to join a cupcake decorating class some time ago. maybe i'll share you the topping recipe (of medium consistency) once I recover my backup posts

Mat Gebu said...

Cantik + comel...sayang nak makan....boleh frame n gantung kat dapur...hahaha!!!!

intan said...

Me luv laaa ur page..such an interesting n creative ways to decorate things!! thanks a very mucho!! ehehe..keep it up ok..

Anonymous said...

u did it! cantik lah!! i'm so amazed! they're so yummy looking, sure makan sehingga menjilat jari! -yaya

Rita Ho said...

Wow! Zaza ... You and your mom have so much patience to create that many designs in so many colors. I prefer icing to cream topping on my cakes as well but mommy not here and no daughter around. Sigh. Leaning towards driving to the bakery. LOL!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

anis: hi there anis! this proves that everything's worth the try! i almost gave up after 1 try (terok kan?) it can be difficult when you set high expectations but when you dont have any, you just 'hentam' je and it will turn out o-k! how's your baby? how are you guys doing? dont worry about her, not being so feminine.. i was so the tomboy when i was little! and look at me now, dah jadi housewife! hahaha... do let me know when you guys decide to give it a go k?

wiz: thank you wiz! but still malu with you la...
yesss.. thats what you call them!! nozzles! see even nozzle pon tak tau! how terok can i be! i read about them using the expensive one, the metal one and the results were ooo-la-la! there isnt any specialty cakeshop here, so i make do with my made in china ones too! i showed aidan what i did when he was asleep, and i told him - nice to see, kenot hold, once pecah, mama will go cold! haha..

Nin: your most welcome nin!! the least. wish you were here!! hey, get a big kitchen in london nanti k? ;) heheh.. looking forward to kek batik!! :)

mommy@lif: please oh please share some tips with us! would really appreciate it! will look forward to it! sure lawar lawar. this will put me to shame even more! hehe..

mat g: macam mat nye pie jugak! cantik, gantung kat dapur for decoration! heheh

intan: thanks for dropping by. glad you like them! ;)

yaya: mana nak makan yaaa.. gila gula sesaja!!! till today i dont know what to do with it, probably give my neighbour sebelah ni so they can hang it on their christmas tree! haha

rita: no mummy, no daughter oso can rita!! try main main aja.. i now dont know what to do with it, i'll probably send them to you so that you can hang them on your christmas tree! hhehe...