October 2014 Class Schedule*

15 Sep

Hi there! Today I would like to post our October 2014 class schedule! This month we continue to focus on seasonal autumn fruits such as Pear and Chestnut! We have a new menu, Mont Blanc Rollcake, which is French adapted Japanese rollcake with a sumptuous chestnut cream filling. I am also teaching a class on Charlotte Poir, which is a pear mousse cake. I will also be repeating some classes from previous months.

I will be going back to Japan at the end of October for two weeks again, so our classes this month is somewhat limited! Enjoy!

1. Charlotte Poir & Apricot Sable – Basic Class -

charlotte poirCaramel mousse cake filled and decorated with comported pair. We will also make the biscuit cake.

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Simple biscuit sandwiched with apricot jam.

DATE:        October 5th (Sun.) 2:00pm-5:30pm 

                  October 15th (Wed.) 11:00am-2:30pm – 1 more seat left!

FEE:           RM195 (RM149 for members)

2. Mont Blanc Rollcake & Creme Burlee Chocolat – Premier Class -

Mont Blanc Roll

Kokutou rollcake with rich chestnut cream inside. Caramelized hazelnuts.

Creme Burlee Chocolat

Rich chocolate creme burlee

DATE & TIME:    October 12th (Sun.)   11:00am-3:00pm

                           October 18th (Sat.)     2:00pm-5:30pm – FULL

FEE:                    RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

3.  Green Tea Layer Cake et Poire & Sable au Chocolat – Premier Class – *Repeat Lesson*

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Moist genoise cake decorated with green tea*white chocolate cream,

sandwiched with comported pear and tropical fruits jelly.

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Rich chocolate sable with a hint of cinnamon spice

*Different recipe from Vanilla viennois. 

DATE & TIME:    October 19th (Sun.)   11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:                    RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

4. Japanese Roll Bread & Apple Strudel Bun – Basic Class – *Repeat Lesson*

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Soft Japanese roll bun!

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 Apple bread with cinnamon and raisin

*Both recipes are different!

DATE & TIME:     October 11th (Sat.)    11:00am-1:00pm – FULL 

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members) 

To register please contact me by email: caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon!!!

Green Tea Layer Cake Class*

10 Sep

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Our new menu – Green Tea Layer Cake class is coming soon!

Our goal for this class is to practice genoise (sponge cake) making and cake decorating. The decoration part is simple, but I’d like to introduce you a nice decoration cream recipe that is slightly easier to handle than the normal whipping cream! Just so you know, I am planning to have “Foret Noir (Black Forest) Cake” class and “Strawberry Short Cake” class in the coming months, so this will be a good start for you to practice on cake decoration! As for the genoise cake, we have “Tiramisu” class this month. All the recipes for the genoise will be different.

 

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Speaking of Green Tea Layer Cake, the photo is the cake I baked in Japan when apricot was in season. In the class, we will be using comported pair instead and I will demonstrate you this process. Also, this cake has a passion fruits jelly inside which will give you a nice contrast of sweet and sour.

 

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The second item for this class will be a simple Sable au Chocolat. We practice two kinds of piping using the flower nozzle. For the round shape size, we will bake together with almond nuts.

 

Sable au Chocolat

 

Currently both classes in September is full (September 13th & September 28th). I am planning to conduct this class again in October weekend. (*I will be posting October class on 15th, Monday).

Thanks for visiting my blog and see you soon!!!

 

 

 

 

My son’s 1st Birthday Party!

5 Sep

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Last weekend I held a party for our son’s 1st year Birthday!!! It was a tea-time party on Murdeka Day and we invited couple of our friends and family to our house. Unlike my daughter, who is now 3 years 9 months old and is into all the princess stuff, my little boy still doesn’t have any character or toy that he likes. So I decided to go with baby blue color and a whale theme (just in my head… ^^). 

I made my signature!? macarons in pastel blue & white color,

 

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made “pinata” in a whale shape, 

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 Yes, this is papa & mama hand-made pinata!

 

And my son wore a Japanese whale costume called “jinbei (甚平)“. Well, this was a coincidence…

 

Hitting pinata was quite an exciting thing.

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Each kids took turn to hit the pinata.

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So did my daughter.

 

But my son seemed to have enjoyed the most!

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The kids were mostly between 1 ~ 4 years old and they were too young to break it open.  

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So I had to help them in the end and finally…

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The goodies came out! Hooray!

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We also did some other games and kids enjoyed playing around the house.

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As for my birthday boy, he enjoyed eating, following other kids to play,

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And singing karaoke. 


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I was so happy to see everyone’s happy face, especially my little boy! He might not remember this moment but as a parent, I was very happy that we held a memorable party for my little son! Happy Birthday Dylan!

 

 

Apple Caramel Pound Cake*

3 Sep

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It’s September! How was your Murdeka weekend? As for me, I held my son’s 1st Birthday Party on Murdeka Day and had a great time with my family and friends! (I want to make this post later ^^…)

 

I baked Apple Caramel Pound Cake. This is one of my favorite recipes in Autumn season and I bake every year around this time. I am having this class tomorrow but couldn’t wait to taste this cake… yum yum…

 

DSC_0616In Japan, apple called “Kougyoku (紅玉)” comes out during Autumn season. It’s a vivid red color apple with juicy and lightly sour taste and is very suited for baking that every pastry shops and bakeries get busy trying to reserve this apple. “Tart tarte-in” (upside-down apple pie) is also made only with this apple! Unfortunately I cannot find this apple in Malaysia, but I found out that Pink Lady and Grannie Smith Green Apple tastes good as well, so I will be using them in the coming Apple classes! (Apple Caramel Pound Cake & Apple Strudel Bun Classes…) So please look forward to it!

 

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Happy Baking!

Tomoko

Bread class*

21 Aug

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Have you ever tried Japanese Roll Bread (ロールパン) ?

This is a traditional bread in Japan, and just like the loaf, we grow up eating this bread^^. It’s a simple and nice bread to eat on its own but you can also make them into sandwiches by putting ham, boiled egg, tuna, and many other things. As a Malaysian, you can also sandwich butter and kaya! In fact, I tried it the other day and it tasted good~!   

So in September class, I would like to introduce you this Japanese Roll Bread (6pcs) together with Apple Strudel Bun (7″ roll size).

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This is Apple Strudel Bun. Unlike my other breads I introduced you in the past, this bread is butter-rich and it’s almost like a pastry. The photo is one of the trial ones I made before, so it will look slightly different during the class. We will roll in apple together with cinnamon and raisins, and will put almond slice on top! Yum yum…

Both are very nice recipes so I hope to contribute on your future breakfast! hehe…

Thanks to you, our two classes are currently full. But I am definitely going to repeat this class either this month (weekday) or in October. So for those of you who are interested in, please contact me still!

DATE & TIME:     September 14th (Sun.)       1:00pm-4:00pm – FULL 

                             September 18th (Thurs.)    11:00am-2:00pm – FULL

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members) 

Cheers,

Tomoko

We made a fun video! Vol.1

17 Aug

 

 

September 2014 Class Schedule*

15 Aug

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Hi there!

Time flies and it’s already middle of August! The last few weeks have been rather gratifying for me because my daughter is having a summer holiday and she is around, together with my son. My daughter likes to follow me to the shop because she gets to “taste” my macarons and also likes to help me baking. Even at 3.5 years old she’s an enthusiastic student, and very focused! I always have to look for something she can do at the shop… which delays my work but it’s okay. I enjoy spending these moments with my kids!

By the way, month of September is a beginning of Autumn season. In Japan, we have a saying “Autumn is a season with good appetite (食欲の秋).” This is because many foods and fruits will be around this season such as; apple, pear, persimmon and chestnuts. It’s a great season to visit Japan and enjoy seasonal foods!

So in the month of September, I would like to introduce you cakes with apple and pear. And pear, chestnuts in the coming months! I would also like to teach you various kinds of genoise (sponge cake) in the next coming months, so that you can practice decorating cakes!

Here are the class details. *Please also refer to the Class Calendar.

1.  Green Tea Layer Cake et Poire & Sable au Chocolat – Premier Class -

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Moist genoise cake decorated with green tea*white chocolate cream,

sandwiched with comported pear and tropical fruits jelly.

Sable au Chocolat

Rich chocolate sable with a hint of cinnamon spice.

*Different recipe from Vanilla viennois. 

DATE & TIME:    September 13th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm – FULL

                           September 28th (Sun.)   1:00pm-5:00pm – FULL

FEE:                    RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

2. Popular Bread Class!

    Japanese Roll Bread & Apple Strudel Bun – Basic Class – 

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Soft Japanese roll bun!

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 Apple bread with cinnamon, raisin and raisin

*Both recipes are different!

DATE & TIME:     September 14th (Sun.)    1:00pm-4:00pm – FULL 

                             September 18th (Thurs.) 11:00am-2:00pm – FULL

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members) 

3. Apple Caramel Pound Cake & Pecan nuts Chocolate Cheesecake *Request Lesson* – Basic Class – 

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Moist caramel marble pound cake with caramelized apple.

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Oreo crust and chocolate cheesecake. Simple and delicious recipe!

DATE & TIME:     September 4th (Thurs.)    11:00am-2:30pm 

                             September 27th (Sat.)      11:00am-2:30pm

FEE:                     RM180.00 (RM149.00 for members)

4. Tiramisu & Swirl Sable *Request Lesson* – Premier Class – 

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3 layer Tiramisu with Genoise sponge cake.

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 Simple swirly buttercookie

DATE & TIME:     September 20th (Sat.)    11:00am-3:00pm  – 1 more seat left!

                             September 24th (Wed.)  11:00am-3:00pm

FEE:                     RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

5. Paris Brest & Eclair au Chocolat *Request Lesson* – Premier Class – 

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Popular choux pastry in a ring form with hazelnuts praline cream inside!

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Eclair with chocolate custard cream.

DATE & TIME:     September 16th (Tue.)    11:00am-3:00pm  *National Holiday* – FULL

FEE:                     RM210.00 (RM169.00 for members)

We also have a Specialty Coffee class;

6. Specialty Coffee & Macaron Framboise Class – Special Class -        

*Limited to Coffee & Macaron Master Course graduates only*  

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This is a class designed for “3 Day Coffee Making and Macaron Master Course” graduates to enhance their knowledge on coffee making and macaron making. Students who want to further learn about coffee and macaron making, please come and join our unique class!

For students who are newly interested in joining the 3 Day Course, we have class in August (you will be entitled to join the Specialty Coffee class as well^^). Please check the class details below!

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Here are the class details.

<Coffee Comparison>

- Learn “Cupping”: Using different kind of coffee beans from commercial beans to specialty coffee beans (COE beans) which I brought back from Japan, you will learn how to do the “coffee cupping”, which is a way to observe the coffee aromas and tastes.

- Pour over coffee: You will practice hand-dripping coffee again. (Beans: Specialty coffee beans/ COE coffee beans, Kaldi brand coffee beans, Brazil Santos, etc.) Let’s try out classmate’s coffee!

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We will bake lovely raspberry tower macarons in French meringue method (6cm size x 6pcs).

DATE & TIME:    August 3rd (Sun.) 11:00am-4:00pm - Finished                               

                           September 7th (Sun.) 11:00am-4:00pm

FEE:                    RM195.-

 

To register for classes, please email me at caramelmoko@gmail.com (Tomoko). I am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

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