Archive | January, 2013

2013 membership system!

23 Jan


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Hi! I would like to give an update on Caramel Factory’s  membership card for 2013.


First of all,

1) How to become a member? *Validity: 2 years

    Fee: RM50.00.-

    Or Sign up for 2 classes and get FREE membership! 


2) Member Privilege

a. Member gets up to 25% off discount for all the classes.

  Basic Class:             RM180 —>  RM139 (save RM41.-)

  Premier Class:      RM195 —>  RM149 (save RM46.-)

  Season Special:    RM220 —> RM169 (Save RM51.-)

b. After every 6 classes, member gets 50% OFF for the next class from the original price. (ex: Basic class becomes RM90.00.-)

c. After finishing 1 card, member gets 50% OFF for the next class from the original price. (ex: Season special becomes RM110.00.-)


3) Package Promotion

We also have Package Promotion, which you can enjoy further discount from the member price by paying by cash upfront! This is valid for 1 year and it comes with FREE GIFT 8 macarons! From 2013 we added 3 class package.

Package 1) RM369.00.-  Basic Class x 3 classes (RM123.00/class, save RM57.00/class)

Package 2) RM714.00.-  Basic Class x 6 classes (RM119.00/class, save RM61.00/class)

Package 3) RM744.00.- Basic Class x 3 & Premier Class x 3 classes

(RM119.00/class for Basic, save RM61.00 & RM129.00/class for Premier, save RM66.00-)


We are looking forward to see you @ Caramel Factory!



February Class Schedules*

23 Jan

Hi there! Thanks for waiting for the February 2013 class schedule! Here it is! 

This month we will focus on classes specially requested by you all. Don’t miss this chance to catch up on classes you’ve missed in the past. Thanks!

<February 2013 Class Schedule>

1. Special Chocolate Cookie Class! ~ Galette Chocolat & Caramel Chocolat Sable ~ 

*This class will be on special promotion for members RM99.00!

caramel factory valentine4

caramel chocolat sable

Still not too late for Valentine and Chinese New Year!

These two chocolate cookies are one of the best ever cookies I’ve baked and tasted! I conducted this class in last year’s Valentine Special and other classes so was not going to repeat this year, but due to my students’ strong request, I’ll be conducting the class combining two delicious cookies into one!

Galette Chocolat is a chocolate cookie with French guerande salt on top. We will use a dark chocolate for this cookie. And for Caramel Chocolate Sable, we will bake a chocolat cookie and sandwich them with delicious salty caramel! For details on both classes, you can refer to my previous posts: 2011 Valentine Special Lesson! & Caramel Chocolat Sable!

Here are the class schedules;

DATE:        Febuary 3rd (Sun.) 11:00am-2:00pm

February 7th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:00pm

    FEE:       RM180 (RM99  for members!) 

2. Japanese Cream Puff (18pcs) & Vanilla Viennois Cookie (10pcs)



DATE:        Febuary 3rd (Sun.) 3:00pm-6:30pm

    FEE:       RM180 (RM139  for members)


This Japanese cream puff, similar to “Beard Papa” but smaller in size, are one of Caramel Factory Specialities! We will bake a cream puffs with crispy cookies on top and fill them with light and milky Japanese style custard cream. Vanilla Viennois is a vanilla cookie with very light texture.


3. Japanese Souffle Cheesecake (7″ whole) & Diamant Vanille (10pcs)

souffle & diamant

DATE:        February 16th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm —> FULL

    FEE:       RM180 (RM139  for members) 

Japanese Souffle Cheesecake, known as cotton cheesecake, is our house speciality! We will bake this moist and soft cheesecake in a unique method. Diamant Vanilla is French style vanilla butter cookie. It’s easy to make and is nice!

3. Salty Caramel Dacquoise & Mango Mousse (6 cups) – Premier Class

caramel dacqoise

mango mousse

DATE:        February 23rd (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm —> FULL

    FEE:       RM195 (RM149  for members)

Dacquoise is a meringue base petit cake! You hardly see this cake in Malaysia, but I’ve been receiving great feedbacks from the students who have leaned this cake. We will bake the cake and sandwich them with salty caramel butter cream. This delicious Mango Mousse is a recipe from 5-star hotel in Tokyo!


4. Caramel Factory Hokkaido Chiffon (7″ whole) & Miroir Cookie (almond cookie sandwiched with hazelnuts praline)



DATE:        Febuary 2nd (Sat.) 10:30am-2pm —> 2 more seats left

    FEE:       RM180 (RM139  for members) 


5. Valentine’s Special Class

     Gateau Chocolat Framboise (6″ whole) & Framboise Finacier (10pcs) & Chocolate Nuts Sable (10pcs)

Gateau chocolat framboise


almond nuts cookieDATE:        February 8th (Fri.) 11:00am-3:30pm   —> FULL

    FEE:       RM220 (RM169  for members) 

6. GROUPON Class ~ Gateau Chocolat Framboise (6″ whole) & Tiramisu (4 slices, half of 7″ size cake)



DATE:        Febuary 1st (Fri.) 11:00am-2:30 –> FULL

                   February 2nd (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm —> FULL

                   February 16th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm —> FULL

                   February 17th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> FULL

                   February 21st (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30apm —> CANCEL

                   February 24th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> FULL

                   February 28th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30pm

*Continue to March. For March schedule, please check the details on the post Groupon deal.

    FEE:       RM229 (RM129 for members)


To register for classes, please contact me by email or sms: / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). Thank you so much and I will see you soon!


Caramel Factory GROUPON Promotion!

15 Jan


Hi there!

We’re pleased to announce that Caramel Factory is running another Groupon promotion this month! We had a very successful run last year so this month we’re doing another one.

This is a great opportunity for new customers who are curious or have always wondered what Caramel Factory baking classes are like! You can purchase this Groupon and attend the class!

All the details are on the Groupon website.

The Groupon promotion is however for NEW costumers. For existing costumers, if you are interested in joining the class, we are giving a special discount rate of Rm129 for this class. Please contact us directly if you are an existing costumer and would like to join this class.

Thank you so much for your understanding and I will see you soon!



グルーポン第二段企画をさせていただくこととなりました。 今回のメニューは、ガトーショコラ・フランボワーズとティラミス☆ ガトー・ショコラは、バレンタインレッスンとは違ったもので、濃厚でショコラの味をがつんと楽しめる品をご紹介いたします。中にはフランボワーズをたっぷりと入れて焼き上げます。 ティラミスは、お教室でもご好評いただいているものになります。 お一人様がトー・ショコラ(15cmサイズ)1台と、ティラミス4スライス(18cmサイズ半分)をお持ち帰りいただきます。

*尚、こちらのグルーポンは、初回の方のみと限定させていただきます。メンバーの方には、特別価格RM129.00にてレッスンのお申し込みを承っております。ご興味あります方は、 / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko)までご連絡下さい!



Valentine Special Class!

12 Jan

Gateau chocolat framboise

Valentine’s Day is coming soon! As I wrote in my earlier post, in Japan, this is a special day when ladies buy chocolates for men! It’s an exciting day for both boys and girls to choose the chocolate to give to someone you care for, and also to receive chocolate from someone you are fond of. The department stores and shops will be filled with various chocolate related items!

For me I have been baking chocolate cakes or cookies for my husband. It’s more personal and more tasty!?

So for this year Valentine’s Special Class, I will be teaching you 3 kinds of exciting cakes; Gateau Chocolat Framboise, Framboise Finacier and Chocolate Nuts Cookies!



I have various gateau chocolat recipes, and for this class I’ll be teaching a rather light yet moist and delicious chocolate cake! This gateau chocolat can be both eaten warm and cold, but it actually tastes better the next day when the cake is settled well. You can serve it with simple icing, whipped cream or an ice cream! We will put lots of raspberry inside! Each of you will bake this in 6″ (15cm) mold.





Another recipe is Framboise Finacier, a raspberry butter cake! We will make the raspberry jam as well, and will bake the in lovely heart and flower shape.



almond nuts cookie

And the third Chocolate Nuts Cookie, is a chocolate cookie with almond slices! I focused on “easy-to-bake” items for this Valentine Special class, so all the three items can be prepared quick and nothing complicated, I believe. And most importantly they taste nice^^! Let’s bake something nice for your loved one on Valentine’s Day!



Here are the class schedules;

DATE:   January 20th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:30pm —> FULL

                   January 26th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:30pm  —> FULL

                   February 8th (Fri.) 11:00am-3:30pm   

    FEE:       RM220 (RM169  for members) 

To register for classes, please contact me by email or sms: / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). Thank you so much and I will see you soon!

Caramel Factory Chiffon Cake & Miroir Cookie * January Basic Class!

12 Jan


January Basic Menu is Caramel Factory Hokkaido Chiffon Cake & Miroir Cookie!

Caramel Factory Hokkaido Chiffon Cake is a super moist earl grey tea chiffon cake with a hint of Japanese cream. Chiffon cake is quite common in Malaysia, but I believe the texture of this chiffon is slightly different from the Malaysian type, and is more fine and moist. We will bake this in 17cm chiffon cake mold, and once its cooled down (this process is quite important in making this cake!!!), will decorate with cream.





If you don’t have a special chiffon cake mold, you can bake this in a paper cup too, just like Hokkaido cake!


Miroirs is a very unique French style cookie. Because its meringue based cookie and does not contain any flour, the texture is very light and easy to eat! We will coat them with almond chunks and sandwich gianduja chocolat, a hazelnuts praline taste of chocolate. It’s easy to make so you can bake a lot for this coming Chinese New Year!

ミロワールクッキーは、メレンゲベースの軽やかな食感が特徴のクッキーです。アーモンドをたっぷりとふりかけ、中にヘーゼルナッツの香ばしいジャンドゥージャのショコラをサンドします。 もうすぐ旧正月。 クッキーだけでもとても美味しい、贈り物にもお勧めの一品です!

Here are the class schedules;

*Since the current class all became full, I added a new class on February 2nd (Sat.).

DATE:     January 13th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm    —> FULL

                  January 19th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> FULL

                  January 24th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30pm  —> FULL 

                  February 2nd (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm —> NEW DATE!

    FEE:       RM180 (RM139  for members) 

To register for the class, please contact me by email or sms; / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Apricot Tart & Snowball Cookie * January Premier Class !

12 Jan


February premier class is Apricot tart & Snowball Cookie!

This Apricot tart has slight hint of hazelnuts taste both in the crust (pate a sucre) and almond creme (creme d’amande). We will use hazelnuts praline in the crust, and hazelnuts powder in the almond creme. The sour apricot halves gives a great match to this cream and crunchy tart! This tart can be kept in a room temperature and will remain crunchy for 3~4 days. We will bake the tart in 7″ (18cm) whole size.

今月の応用クラスに、大好きなタルト杏のタルトをご紹介いたします☆ パート・シュクレとクレームダマンドにヘーゼルナッツの隠し味の入ったタルトです。空焼きしたパートシュクレに、クレームダマンドとアプリコットをかざり、長時間じっくりと焼き上げるので、サクサク食感が香ばしいタルトです。 2~3日経ってもサクサク感を楽しめます。


Another menu is this Japanese Style Snowball Cookie! It’s one of the most common cookies made in Japan. This is a vanilla flavor cookie and is less sweet, so the icing sugar coated around makes the cookie just nice! It’s crunchy yet melting texture^^. This cookie is also easy to make so can be made for the coming Chinese New Year!!!

もう一品は、スノーボールクッキー。軽やかなクッキーで甘さ控えめなので、雪のように周りにまぶした粉糖がほどよい甘さと口溶け感をプラスしてくれます。 旧正月にもたくさん作れるお勧めのクッキーです☆

Here are the class schedules;

DATE:     January 12th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm      

                   January 27th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:00pm


    FEE:       RM195 (RM149  for members) 

To register for the class, please contact me by email or sms; / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). Thank you and looking forward to seeing you soon!

Updated January 2013 schedule!

4 Jan

Hi there! Here is the updated January 2013 schedule! There are couple of minor changes in the date and I’ve highlighted the parts that’s been revised. Thanks for checking!

<January 2013 Class Schedule>

*Please be noted that photo is just a sample.


1. Caramel Factory Hokkaido Chiffon (7″ whole) & Miroir Cookie (almond cookie sandwiched with hazelnuts praline)

earl grey tea chiffon cake


DATE:     January 13th (Sun.) 11:00am-2:30pm    —> FULL

                 January 19th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm  —> FULL

                 January 24th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30pm  —> FULL 

Febuary 2nd (Sat.) 10:30am-2pm —> NEW!

    FEE:       RM180 (RM139  for members) 


2. Apricot Tart (7″ round whole) & Snow ball Cookies


Snow ball cookie

DATE:     January 12th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:00pm      

                 January 27th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:00pm

    FEE:       RM195 (RM149  for members) 

3. Valentine’s Special Class

     Gateau Chocolat Framboise (6″ whole) & Framboise Finacier & Chocolate Nuts Sable

Gateau chocolat framboise


almond nuts cookie

DATE:   January 20th (Sun.) 1:00pm-5:30pm —> FULL

                   January 26th (Sat.) 11:00am-3:30pm  —> FULL

                   February 8th (Fri.) 11:00am-3:30pm   

    FEE:       RM220 (RM169  for members) 

4. Strawberry Short Cake (6″ whole) & Pate de Fruits (8 pcs)



DATE:       January 5th (Sat.) 10:30am-2:00pm      —> FULL

                   *Limited to 6 students per class

    FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members) 


4. Buche de Noel (11″ roll) & Ginger man Cookie (10 pcs)



DATE:       January 10th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30pm      

                   *Limited to 6 students per class

    FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members) 

5. Strawberry Rollcake (13″ roll) & Madeleine (6pcs)



DATE:       January 5th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm      —> FULL

                   January 17th (Thur.) 11:00am-2:30pm —> FULL

    FEE:       RM180 (RM135  for members) 


  *Limited to 6 students per class


5. Macaron Special ~ Passion Fruits Chocolat & Raspberry ~


DATE:       January 19th (Sat.) 3:00pm-6:30pm  —> New date! 

    FEE:       RM195 (RM162  RM139 for members) *Special Offer!

*macaron class is maximum 12 students.

To register for classes, please contact me by email or sms: / 012-352-3106 (Tomoko). Thank you so much and I will see you soon!

Scones for breakfast!

4 Jan


I’m having a relaxing New Year Holiday!

Every morning I have these scones that I made for my daughter’s birthday party. Scones can be kept for a while so I made some extras^^! I had them with the jams, raspberry and salty caramel, that I brought back from Japan during our last trip.



I love this peaceful breakfast time!


A Happy New Year 2013!

1 Jan


Today January 1st was a Japanese New Year!

Traditionally we eat our New Year food “Osechi Ryouri” on the first three days of the year, so I made a simple version of Osechi Ryouri and celebrated with my family! Well, the salmon is not one of those, but you can see our traditional dish such as; chikuzenni (broiled chicken and vegetables), inari sushi, ebi (shrimp), kuri kinton (sweetened chestnut), namasu (radish and carrot in vinegar), kuromame (sweetened black bean), kamaboko (fish cake), and others in this photo.


By the way, I celebrated my daughter Hanae’s 2 years old birthday on 30th of December (She is a Christmas baby). I specially made her a 4-tiers strawberry short cake and put lots and lots of strawberries!

The kids gathered around and wanted to blow off the candle together.


Especially the kids around her age, hehe…


Last year I celebrated her 1 year old birthday at Caramel Factory which was about to be opened. And this is the photo. She was barely walking at that time, but now she can walk and talk well and do so many more things.


This little girl has amazingly grown in the last one year, and her presence has always cheered my family up. I am very happy and proud to be her mother, and will continuously give her my love!


She seemed to have enjoyed her party very much, and was very happy with all the gifts she got!


Playing with donuts maker. Is she going to be a future baker?

I hope you and your family will have a wonderful 2013, too!