20 March 2009

Petite cupcakes and mini contact cards

Was busy preparing and baking for a cupcake order immediately after I returned from my Koh Samui holiday.

For this order, I highly recommended the Valrhona Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Swiss Meringue Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and the Oreo Cream Cheese Cupcakes, both petite sizes. I thought these 2 flavours complement each other really well, each has its distinct flavour yet not too overwhelming for pairing. There are 2 other flavours that I'd like to recommend as well - Carrot, Walnut & Orange Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and Coconut Cupcakes with Coconut Buttercream Frosting. But these 2 flavours have strong taste and I think may be better-off on their own.

I'm totally into petite size cupcakes these days. This way, it seems less sinful =p Haha, how deceptive, I forgot about second helpings. Ok, nicely put, more flavours can be savoured :D

My usual white box packaging with colour labels.

One gripe though, I can't seem to find affordable broad-base paper bags around. Really hate to settle for those fugly looking plastic bags. Probably have to consider handmade paper bags one of these days.
During the process of preparing ingredients and baking the cupcakes, I suddenly have this idea of making my own mini contact cards as giveaways. The cards could serve as a thank you card and would be useful as a bookmark or decor piece (in office cubicles) and with contact info should anyone be keen to place orders. Had thought of printing namecards before... but semi handmade cards would probably add more personal touch.

Moreover, I have ready materials - scrap paper stock, brads, eyelets etc from my card making hobby. I'm all set to go!

So here they are. Mini contact cards with prints of some of my favourite cakes :) Very easy and fuss free to make.

Hope these cards can cheer people up as well. Although the photos are not professionally taken nor printed, I believe the personal touch and thought that goes into each and every piece counts.

Whatever it is, I'm really enjoying what I'm doing now. This is what matters, right?
Realised I have a number of handmade cards yet to showcase. Got to find time to blog about them soon.
Till then, looking forward to the weekend (I'm attending 2 cooking/baking workshops). So exciting!


  1. Meg,
    Your personalised cards are just so pretty and thoughtful! I've always been very impressed by your art works. You're such a creative person. Can teach me how? Heehee...

  2. Hi Jane,
    These are actually quite easy to make. Start with some pretty paper stock and ribbons, the simplest. I get my supplies from Made With Love at Plaza Singapura. www.madewithlove.com.sg. They have lots of different types of craft merchandise which always send me drooling! LOL

  3. Hey Meg,
    You know there is another paper store in Raffles City basement, next to MPH. Can't remember its name. But I bought a few sheets of paper from there too. Just too pretty too!

  4. Hi Jane,
    Yep, it's called Prints. It has already branch inside Citylink Mall. Another place to check is Laine's Papeterie at Wheelock Place. http://www.laines.com.sg/