Archive | February, 2012

Special Cupcake Workshop*

29 Feb

March classes are coming soon~. We have Special Cupcake Workshop this weekend!

I normally don’t teach cupcakes because they are one of my shop items^^ but due to many requests I’ll be specially conducting cupcake class in March!

During 3 and a half hour course, you will learn two kinds of cupcakes; Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet Cupcakes. And you get to bring back 12 cupcakes (6 each)!

たくさんの方々のご要望にお応えしまして、今月カップケーキの特別レッスンを開催致します。 お学びいただくのは、お店でも販売しているバニラフレーバーとレッド・ベルベッドの2種。 お持ち帰りは各6個ずつ、計12個です!

For Vanilla Swirl, you will be learning the buttercream icing. We bake cupcakes in ‘sugar batter’ method, and both the cupcake base and the icing are rich in vanilla flavor.

バニラフレーバーはバタークリームのアイシング、レッドベルベットはクリームチーズベースのアイシングになります。 レッドベルベッドは、ホールのケーキでもお作りいただけるレシピをお教え致しますので、ご興味おありの方はぜひともお問い合わせ下さい☆

Another recipe is Red Velvet Cupcakes. 

Red Velvet cupcakes or cakes are now so popular that I decided to teach you this recipe.

This rich and moist cupcakes have many tips and secrets… The cream cheese toppings are so yummy too!

This cupcake can also be turned into a Red Velvet Cake, so for those of you who want to learn Red Velvet Cakes, this class is worth checking out^^!

Here are the class schedules;

Date: Mar.4th (Sun.) 1:30pm-5:00pm

             Mar.23rd (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> CHANGED TO Mar.25th (Sun.) 3:00pm-7:00pm!

Fee: RM195 (RM162 for members)

If you are interested in joining the class, please contact us by email/sms; / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Dessert Plate for Coffee Break*

28 Feb

I made a dessert plate for my 4pm coffee break yesterday! The menu was Souffle cheesecake, Diamant vanilla and cream puff ^^.

We just finished Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille class last weekend. This class is so popular that I’ve been conducting since January. We will have another class again on March 18th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm!


プレートのデザートたちは、先週末レッスンを終えたばかりのス フレチーズケーキディアマンサブレ、そして今週末にレッスンを控えているシュークリームです。 このスフレチーズケーキのレッスンは、1月から開催しているメニューなのですが、とても人気なので毎月クラスを設けております。 日本のスフレチーズ、大 人気です!

This Japanese Cream Puff is one of the menu from Hinamatsuri (Children’s Day) Special Class. I made it in mini size today. Yummy~.

During the class I will be teaching the tips of making cream puff crust together with perfect matching cream. Let’s beat the ****d papa’s cream puff together!

シュークリームは、雛祭りスペシャルレッスンのメニューの一つになります。 基本のシュー生地作りのコツから、美味しいクリームの作り方まで丁寧にご教授致します。 どこのお店にも負けないシュークリーム作りを一緒に致しましょう!


Hinamatsuri Special Class will be on;

DATE:  March 3rd (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm

                 March 24th (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm

     FEE:       RM250 (RM162 for members)

If you are interested in learning how to bake @ Caramel Factory, please contact us by email/sms;

I’m looking foward to hearing from you!



Today’s lesson – Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart*

25 Feb

While my memory is still fresh, I want to update today’s baking class – Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart & Caramel Chocolat Sable!


As my husband and all the students say, this tart is all sorts of awesome ^^! The crust, filling, caramelized banana, and the hazelnuts topping… mmm… I can still smell the sweet caramel around me.

このタルトは、タルト生地、フィリング、そしてトッピングにまでへーゼルナッツの香ばしさを満載に閉じ込めた逸品で、焼き立ては特にため息ものの美味しさなのです☆ 生徒さんたちも、んーと唸りながら食べてくれました^^♪

This class had a lot of caramel making; Caramelizing banana, caramelizing hazelnuts, and the inside of Chocolat Sable was another type of caramel. I love~ caramel. After all, my shop is called Caramel Factory ^^.

The smell was so tempting that one of my students couldn’t resist eating this caramelized banana from the pan. Yes, this can actually be a nice dessert with vanilla ice cream on top!

またこのレッスン では、キャラメル作りがポイントとなっております。 バナナ、へーゼルナッツ、そしてサブメニューのキャラメル・ショコラ・サブレの中もキャラメルなの で、キャラメル好きの方には必見のレッスンとなっております。 特にキャラメル・ショコラ・サブレは、私の大のお気に入りのレシピで、簡単にできてしま うので、皆さんにぜひ伝授したいメニューになります☆


Ready to be baked in the oven!

Just baked!

Each of us had a slice with vanilla ice cream. It was so yummy~><. After all my students left, I saw a last slice on a plate and finished them up. oops…


Students taking a rest in between the class. This is a premier lesson, so lots of work to do! Now you know how tart making takes time. But my class is in a small group with intimate setting so even the beginners get to learn in detail ^^.

Another menu was Caramel Chocolate Sable which I’ve written in my previous posts. This cookies are awesome too!


We have a request class in March.

DATE:      March 10th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm —> CHANGED TO March 31st (Sat.) 3:00pm-7:00pm!

     FEE:       RM195  RM146/class

If you are interested in joining the lesson, please email/sms me;

I look forward to hearing from you!

Caramel Chocolat Sable – my favorite cookies*

24 Feb

Sometimes I have sweets and coffee for breakfast. It gives me energy!

This is a caramel chocolate sable from premier menu. I have many favorite recipes but this is really my favorite one! Inside the crunchy chocolate cookie, there is sticky bittersweet caramel^^. They are also easy to bake, so I’m thinking of making another batch just for myself, hehe…

I’ll be teaching this together with Hazelnut caramel banana tart. So if you like caramel, this lesson is a must for you!

The class schedules are;

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

               March 10th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm

     FEE:       RM195  RM146/class


If you are interested in joining the lesson, please email/sms me;


Premier Class* Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart!

22 Feb

Don’t forget that we have another class – Premier Class – this month!

The menu is: Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart & Caramel Chocolat Sable

Anyone who has tasted these two recipes will surely fall in love with them^^!

Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tart is a crispy tart with hazelnuts tart crust, hazelnuts creme, caramelized banana fillings, and caramelized hazelnuts on top. You can enjoy the hazelnuts taste in every single bite you make!

Another menu is Caramel Chocolat Sable. This cookie is one of my favorite recipe! It’s a chocolate cookie sandwiched with caramel. And on top we will add a hint of French Guerande salt, just like we did for Galette Chocolat in Valentine’s Day Special Lesson.

The cookies are easy to make and it’s very tasty. The sticky caramel inside is different from what we’ve learned in Caramel Pound Cake lesson. You really can’t miss this recipe!

We have one class this weekend and another class on March. Here are the dates.

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

               March 10th (Sat.) 2:30pm-6:30pm  —> CHANGED TO March 31st (Sat.) 3:00pm-7:00pm!

     FEE:       RM195  RM146/class

If you are interested in joining the lesson, please email/sms me;

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!

Uva Tea* ~ Tea from Sri Lanka ~

21 Feb

I usually serve tea during my classes.

For the last two months I have been serving especially teas from Sri Lanka.

Sri Lnka/Ceylon has many kinds of tea leaves such as Uva, Dimbula, Nuwara Eliya, and others. I like Ceylon tea because it is the easiest to drink and it goes well with sweets and milk too. The photo is Uva tea, one of the most popular tea leaves from Sri Lanka.

When you pour hot water into the tea pot, you want to see these leaves jumping inside the pot – this is called a jumping pot! The more leaves are jumping around, the better the taste comes out from each tea leaves.

And just like Chinese tea, the bigger the tea leaves are the better their quality are! This Uva tea I had had almost perfect shape of big leaves. Hmmm… it tasted so good!

Class Schedules for March 2012!

17 Feb

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Here I’d like to post our Class Schedules for March 2012.

Some of the highlights of the month! We have Hinamatsuri Special, a Children’s Day Special Class. This is a traditional Japanese Children day (Mar.3rd) for girls. Each family with daughters will put out Japanese Hinamatsuri dolls in their house to wish their daughter a healthy and prosperous life. I celebrated my daughter’s Hinamatsuri last year and here is my post. I will be putting small Ohinasama dolls in the shop, too!


今月は、ひな祭りスペシャルレッスン、カップケーキやマカロンのスペシャルレッスン他、ティラミス、アールグレイティーのチーズケーキなどのレッスンを控えております☆ 詳細は下記をどうぞご覧下さいませ。

<Caramel Factory Membership Card> 会員制について

Now you can be a Caramel Factory member card holder! Membership will give you many privileges, such as discounts for classes, free gifts, and other perks! Membership is free (value RM50) for anyone who signs up for 2 classes or more!

今月より、会員特典を設けております。 ご入会金はRM50ですが、2レッスンお申し込みいただいた方には(過去のレッスンも含む)、無料でメンバーカードを差し上げております。 ご会員になられた皆様には、会員特典割引(全てのレッスンが25%〜オフ)、無料ギフト(マカロンボックス)など、多くの特典を楽しんでいただけるようになっております。

Ok, here are all the courses for the month of march.

<Adults Baking Class>

1. Basic Class 

    MENU: Earl Grey Tea Cheesecake & Oreo Muffin

DATE:  March 10th (Sat.) 10:00am-1:30pm

                  March 17th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

                  March 30th (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm

     FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members)

2. Premier Class

     MENU: Tiramisu & Swirl Sable

     DATE: March 7th (Wed.) 10:30am-2:30pm

                  March 17th (Sat.) 10:00am-2:00pm   Full

                  March 25th (Sun.) 10:00am-2:00pm   Full

     FEE:       RM195  (RM146 for members)

3. Hinamatsuri Special Class

MENU: Japanese Cream Puff & Mini Maccha Muffin & Sakura Cookie

DATE:  March 3rd (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm

                   March 24th (Sat.) 10:30am-3:30pm   Full

     FEE:       RM250 (RM162 for members)

4. Cupcake Special Class

    MENU:  Vanilla Swirl & Red Velvet

Date: Mar.4th (Sun.) 1:30pm-5:00pm

             Mar.23rd (Fri.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> CHANGED TO March 25th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm!

Fee: RM195 (RM162 for members)

***Request repeat class from January and February menu***

5. Basic Class (January)

MENU: Japanese Souffle Cheesecake & Diamant Vanille

DATE:  March 18th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm  Full

FEE:       RM180  (RM135 for members)

6. Basic Class (February)

    MENU: Rollcake au Fruits & Madeleine

DATE:  March 31th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm

Fee: RM180 (RM135 for memebers)


7. Premier (February)

Menu: Hazelnuts Caramel Banana Tarte & Caramel Chocolat Sable

Date: March 10th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:30pm

Fee: RM195 (RM146 for members)

8. Special Macaron Workshop

     MENU: Vanilla Rose & Belgium Chocolat

DATE:  March 11th (Sun.) 10:30am-2:00pm

     FEE:       RM195 (RM162 for members)

<School Holiday Children Baking Program (2 day course)!>

School holiday is coming soon, so we have School Holiday Baking Camp for Children again^^! This month we will be having two sessions.

  DATE:  1) March 13th (Tue.) & 14th (Wed.), 10:00am-1:15pm – Age 4yrs-8yrs

                      2) March 15th (Thu.) & 16th (Fri.), 2:30pm-5:30pm – Intermediate Age 8yrs-14yrs

     FEE:      RM180  (RM150 for members) *The fee is for each session, two 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:

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

Children Baking Classes is coming this weekend! (Feb.18th & 19th)

15 Feb

Don’t forget that we have children baking classes, too!

This month we have the 1st session on February 18th (Sat.) & 19th (Sun.) and the 2nd session on 25th (Sat.) & 26th (Sun.). The menu for each sessions are different and for details of this weekend are;

Date: Feb.18th (Sat.) 2:30pm-5:45pm   Caramel Banana Muffins

             Feb.19th (Sun.) 2:30pm-5:45pm   Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hmm… sounds yummy~.

Caramel Banana Muffins are one of Caramel Factory’s signature cakes, too!


18(土)・19(日)のメニューは、キャラメルバナナマフィンチョコチップクッキーです! 皆さんのご参加をお待ちしております〜☆

We still have few more seats available. So for parents who want to send their kids for this fun and delicious baking lesson, please contact us: / 012-352-3106.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

15 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Did you spend a special day with your loved ones?

As for me, I spent my weekend and Valentine’s day with my lovely students^^ that joined Valentine’s Special Class and Special Macaron Workshop! They were all ‘girls’ and we made chocolate cakes and cookies for our husbands, boyfriends, sons and fathers. Yes, we japanese give chocolates to men!

This was one of our menu – Galette Chocolat. It’s a dark chocolate cookie with French salt on top. We mold it in a Valentine’s heart shape.

Some of our cookies got a little bit burnt inside the oven. So sorry students><… But they all laughed about it saying our heart were too hot***!

In Valentine’s Special class and macaron class, I used three kinds of chocolate and cocoa powder from Belgium Callebaut brand. Since this chocolate is hard to get here and I buy in a big volume, I packaged them into a small quantity so that students can get to use or eat at home. I will continue to supply some of the products that are hard to get here, so please enquire me if there’s anything^^.

We also made Gateau Chocolat and Chocolat Orange Finacher. The picture is finacher. It’s a petit chocolate cake with a hint of orange. We packaged all our cakes in Valentine’s wrapping like this. I had no time to take photos during our classes, so these are the one I packaged after the class for my husband and my parents-in-law.

This picture is from one of my students who joined macaron class on Sat. Wooh~! Thanks to all the great students, all our macarons turned out beautiful like this! This is a Belgium Chocolat Macaron. We also made Vanilla Rose in pink color^^.

Since macaron class is very popular and it became full and I received a lot of inquires, I am planning to have another class in March. Will post out the schedule within this week. Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

Special Macaron Workshop – Feb.11th!

8 Feb

This weekend we are also having a Special Macaron Class!

You will learn two kinds of macarons; Belgium Chocolate & Vanilla Rose during the 3 and a half hour course. Both flavors are very well received by the customers that have tasted my macarons, so please look forward to the class, students!

For Belgium Chocolate Macaron, the filling is chocolate ganache and for Vanilla Rose, the filling is vanilla flavored buttercream. Not only the difficult macaron crust, you get to learn the tips of making the fillings.

Feb.11th(Sat.) class is already full but we plan to have another class in March. So if you couldn’t join this time, please look out for the next class!

マカロン2種: ベルギーショコラのマカロン と バニラローズ風味のマカロン (お一人様6個x2種=12個お持ち帰り)

2 種類のマカロンの作り方を丁寧にご指導致します。 ショコラのマカロンは、ベルギー産カレボー社のカカオとチョコレートを使用。 バニラローズのマカロン は、パータボンプベースのバタークリームの作り方で学びます。 マカロンはお菓子の中でも難しい一品ですが、ポイントポイントを抑えることで、マスターす ることができます!

*2月11日(土)のレッスンは満席となりました。 次回、3月にもレッスンを予定しております。