Archive | January, 2012

January Class is Finished!

29 Jan

Yesterday was the last class for the month of January!

I had Japanese Souffle Cheesecake class in the morning and Caramel Pound Cake class in the afternoon. This photo is with my students in the afternoon class. I had the first “man” (not a boy) in my class^^!

He made a scone with elephant shape. What a surprise!

This is with my students earlier on.

Everyone’s caramel pound cake looks so good!

Caramel Pound Cake class is over for now (although I intend to have other types of caramel pound cake class in the future since it tastes sooo delicious), but we have repeat class for Japanese Souffle Cheesecake (Basic A) and Gateau Fromague (Advanced) in February.

So for those of you who missed the January class, please check it out! Gateau Fromague class is on this weekend 5th Feb (Sun.)!

1. Request Class – January Advanced

    MENU: N.Y. Style Cheesecake (Gateau Fromague) & Earl Grey Tea Sable

DATE:  February 5th (Sun.) 3:00pm-7:00pm —> It’s this weekend!

     FEE:       RM195  RM137/class

*For Gateau Fromague Cheesecake, we will bake genoise (sponge cake) and lay it at the bottom.

 

2. Request Class – January Basic A

MENU: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille




DATE:  February 26th (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:00pm

     FEE:       RM180  RM125/class

If you are interested in joining our class, please contact us by email or sms: caramelmoko@gmail.com or 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). We look forward to hearing from you!!!

Happy CNY!

27 Jan

Happy Chinese New Year!

(Bye bye Rabbit. Welcome Dragon!)

I hope you all had a great CNY holiday!

As for me, I went back to my husband’s hometown in Ipoh for a couple of days and visited our relatives, met up with some of our friends in KL, and saw my Japanese friend and her family who were traveling to Malaysia! It was quite a hectic holiday for us and three of us fell sick… but it was a good beginning of the year.

Right before Chinese New Year, we conducted Children Baking Class!

This time the children batch was slightly younger. We had couple of 4 year old kids, and few mommies stayed around during the class. We made Cartoon Chocolate Cookies in Day 1 and Angry Bird Buns in Day 2!

Just as I expected, children loved smashing the cookie & bread dough.

This girl-team’s bread dough fluffed up very nicely. Well done!

These three girls on the right had a great teamwork! They are schoolmates.

And this cute little girl on the left is just 4 years old.

Look at her!!!

And her!

The fillings are white bean and homemade pumpkin paste!

The eyebrows are made with black (charcoal) icing sugar.

After all the ‘touch’ and the ‘punch’ and the decoration, some of the Angry bird buns became a bit too hard to eat…^^; but as long as children enjoyed baking, it’s alright right!?

I hope that the children get to bake with their parents again at home!

The schedules for Children Baking Classes in February are as below.  We have two weekends for children baking next month. We hope to see you all again, children!!!


DATE: 

1) February 18th (Sat.) & 19th (Sun.), 2:30pm-5:45pm

     MENU – Caramel Banana Muffin & Chocolate Chip Cookies

2) February 25th (Sat.) & 26th (Sun.), 10:00am-1:15pm

      MENU – Special Cheesecake & Smiley Biscuit

FEE:      RM180  RM150/course (2 days)

 

If you are interested in enrolling your children, please contact us by email/sms: caramelmoko@gmail.com / 012-352-3106. Thank you!

Class Schedules for February 2012!

19 Jan


Thanks for visiting my blog^^!

Here I’d like to post our Class Schedules for February! In February, we are offereing many more interesting classes!!!

One of my favorite cakes; Rollcake and Tartes are on the menu. Since Valentine’s Day is coming soon, we have Valentine Day’s Special (Seasonal Special Class) and other classes using chocolate. The chocolate we use are from Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. Hmm… yummy…

Due to many request, we also have a Macaron Class this month. So for those of you who specially want to learn macaron, don’t miss it! We also have a requested repeat class for January Basic A (Souffle Cheesecake) and Advanced (N.Y. Style Cheesecake).

And here is another good news. We will be continuing our special promotion (up to 35%) this month! So don’t miss this chance to join Caramel Factory’s baking class~. Here are the course details.

<Adults Baking Class>

1. Basic Class A  

    MENU: Rollcake au Fruits & Madeleine

    DATE:  February 4th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm Finished

                  February 10th (Fri.) 2:30pm-6:00pm Finished

                  February 19th (Sun.) 10:00am-1:30pm  FULL

     FEE:       RM180  RM135/class

2. Basic Class B

     MENU: Tarte au Fruits & Sable Special



     DATE: February 4th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:00pm Finished

                  February 17th (Fri.) 2:30pm-6:00pm

                  February18th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm

     FEE:       RM180  RM135/class

3. Advanced Class

     MENU: Hazelnuts Banana Tarte & Caramel Chocolat Sable


     DATE:  February 5th (Sun.) 10:00am-2:00pm

                   February 16th (Thu.) 2:00pm-6:00pm

                   February 25th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

     FEE:       RM195  RM146/class

4. Valentine Day’s Special

     MENU: Gateau Chocolat & Galette Chocolat & Chocolat Finache




     DATE:  February 11th (Sat.) 9:30am-2:30pm – FULL

                   February 12th (Sun.) 10:00am-3:00pm – Finished

     FEE:       RM250  RM162/class

4. Special Macaron Workshop

     MENU: Vanilla Rose & Belgium Chocolat


     DATE:  February 11th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm Full

     FEE:       RM250  RM162/class

5. Request Class – January Basic A

MENU: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille


     DATE:  February 26th (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:00pm – Full

     FEE:       RM180  RM125/class

6. Request Class – January Advanced

   MENU: N.Y. Style Cheesecake (Gateau Fromague) & Earl Grey Tea Sable

DATE:  February 5th (Sun.) 3:00pm-7:00pm

     FEE:       RM195  RM137/class

<Children Baking Program (2 day course)>

As for the children baking, we increased the classes to over two weekends this month. The menu for each weekend is different, so children get to experience baking more often!

     DATE:  1) February 18th (Sat.) & 19th (Sun.), 2:30pm-5:45pm

                      MENU – Caramel Banana Muffin & Chocolate Chip Cookies

                      2) February 25th (Sat.) & 26th (Sun.), 10:00am-1:15pm

                      MENU – Special Cheesecake & Smiley Biscuit

     FEE:      RM180  RM150/course (2 days)


All the classes are in hands-on workshop style, and the seats/class are limited numbers.

To register now, please email/sms me with 1) your name, 2) contact, 3) the class and 4) the date you are interested in. For any queries, please feel free to contact me as well. We look forward to hear from you!!!

Email address: caramelmoko@gmail.com

H/P: 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)


Children Baking Class & Adult Advanced Class Menu*

17 Jan

January Children Baking Class is coming soon this weekend! Oh, it’s Chinese New Year! We are supposed to celebrate our New Year Eve with our family!

But don’t worry, the class will be held in the morning till early afternoon, so for those who go back to their hometown only on the 23rd (Mon.), which is the first day of CNY, can still join our class! Anyone who is between 4yrs to 12yrs old can attend this class^^. Here are the course details;

<Children Baking Class (2 day course)>

DATE:  January 21st (Sat.) 10am – 1:15pm &  January 22nd (Sun.) 10am-1:15pm

MENU:  Day 1 – Cartoon Chocolate Cookies

                 Day 2 – Angry Bird Pumpkin & White bean Buns

FEE:      RM180  RM150/course

We are waiting for you kids-. guak guak…

<Advanced Class Menu>

We also have Advanced class for the adult this coming Saturday. The menu for this class is; Gateau Fromague & Earl Grey Tea Sable. The menu looks similar to Basic A class, but both the cheesecake and sable use totally different methods to make.

Gateau Fromague is a dense cheesecake with rich and creamy texture. We willalso learn how to bake genoise (a sponge cake) and put them at the bottom.

Another menu is Earl Grey Tea Sable. This is a fragile cookie and the moment you bite onto it, it melts in your mouth!

DATE:  January 21st (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

                  January 22nd (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

    FEE:      RM195  RM137/class

 

We only have one class for this. We still have few more seats available, so if you are interested in please contact us at email: caramelmoko@gmail.com or h/p: 012-352-3106. Thank you!

Caramel Factory’s Official First Adult Class was held on Jan.15th!

16 Jan

Caramel Factory’s official first adult class was held on Jan.15th (Sun.)!

We had Japanese Souffle Cheesecake class in the morning, and Caramel Pound Cake (Quatre-quart au Caramel) class in the afternoon.

Here are some of the photos that we took during the class.

1) Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille: 10am-1:30pm

Our class is fully hands-on workshop style. So each students get to bake their own delicious cakes!

During the class, you will learn the technique and tips to bake step by step. Especially for the basic class, I try to teach them how to mix the batter, to handle the dough and the reasons behind each process. There are many important hidden steps even for a simple cake!  (Although this souffle cheesecake was rather a complex one…)

Students focusing on my talk…

Students chilling while waiting for their cakes to be baked. Tea time!

Here they are!

Photo with my very first students! I’m holding Diamant Sable, the second menu of the class.

The next day, I received delight comments from the students that their family loved their cheesecakes, and are going to get the ingredients to bake it at home! Yes, it is important to review and practice right after the class! You need to practice over and over to get the perfect one. Students, keep it up^^!

Class Schedule details

We have other classes with the same menu on: the 20th (Fri.) 2:30pm-6pm and 28th (Sat.) 10am-1:30pm. The 28th class is already full but we still have few more seats available on the 20th.

If you are interested in, please contact us @ email: caramelmoko@gmail.com or h/p: 012-352-3106. Thank you!

January – Basic B Class Menu

12 Jan

When you are asked to choose A or B, which one would you choose? Perhaps people will instinctively choose A. But here is the Menu B!

The menu for January Basic B Class is; Quatre-quart Caramel & Japanese Pudding.

Quatre-quart, meaning one-quarter in French, is a pound cake. This is a basic yet very important cake that can be applied to other kinds of pound cake, muffins, and cupcakes! We will learn this cake in a sugar-batter method, and will put the melting caramel inside.

Another menu is Japanese pudding. I don’t have a picture right now, but this is a smooth and vanilla rich pudding with bittersweet caramel at the bottom.

As you can see, the theme of this class is Caramel. So for those who like caramel, this class should be an attractive one^^.

 

Here are the class schedules and the fee. We only have one more day left, so please email/sms/call me if you are interested in. Thank you!

 

DATE:    January 15th (Sun.) 2:30pm-6:00pm    FULL

                    January 28th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:00pm

     FEE:       RM180  RM126/class

email: caramelmoko@gmail.com

h/p: 012-352-3106

Caramel Factory as of today!

10 Jan

Today I received a delight surprise from my friends who now live in China! Thanks a lot WT & YZ!!!

I love live flowers. Hope they last long…

The flowers were taller than me^^

The traffic in my area is not so big, but every day I’m meeting new interesting people. It’s very exciting talking to them…

We are selling cupcakes at the shop. The flavor in the photos are; vanilla, oreo and chocolate cupcakes. Simple choice for now but we will increase the varieties of cupcakes and other pastries in future.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Promotion

We are also taking orders for Birthdays, Weddings and other special events. Now creating the MENU, so I’ll post it on the blog once it’s

done!

I hope that Caramel Factory will slowly grow into a place where everybody can enjoy; from children to adults, from people from different cultures and countries…

Eat.Drink.Smile!