10 November 2013

SCS - Channel 8 Facebook Friends Event at Capella Hotel, Sentosa

I just returned from Hokkaido a few days back and was feeling rather sluggish and grumpy (due to the humidity, as compared to the nice cold climate in Hokkaido). So was really looking forward to this SCS - Channel 8 Facebook Friends Event - Sweet Culinary Sensations Workshop held at the Capella Hotel, Sentosa this afternoon.

When I first saw the announcement, I knew that I wanna attend coz I've never attended such events before, I can learn to make a new cake, it's held at Capella with a delectable high tea spread and the attractive goodie bag sponsored by SCS dairy worth $128!! I managed to convince hubby to join in the event with me and we were lucky to be selected after submitting our details via Channel 8 FB page :)))

The event was hosted by Yes933 DJ Jiahui and the cakes were demo-ed by Chef Sam Yong from Capella Hotel. 2 recipes were demo-ed, the Strawberry Fraisier Cake and Capella's Signature Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie.

There was also a Bake-off Challenge, where 5 pairs of contestants (selected from participants who opted in for the challenge) would re-create the Fraisier Cake within 45 mins and judged by SCS Dairy Singapore, 2 renown food bloggers and votes from remaining participants. I had wanted to opt in for this challenge but hubby wasn't keen. But he sort of regretted after hearing that winners could get Capella vouchers. Haha.

 Tadah! And this was the Strawberry Fraisier Cake created by Chef Sam.

Throughout the workshop, he provided many useful tips about baking and answered any queries which the participants have. With Chef Sam's detail explanations, I'm definitely gonna to bake this cake soon!

Besides the Strawberry Fraisier Cake, he also demo-ed the Capella's Signature Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie which was supposedly so popular that his kitchen had to churn out thousands each month and guests also requested for the recipe repeatedly!

Here's a different presentation of the cookie. The giant dough was baked in a cast iron pan and then topped with Vanilla Bean ice-cream and drizzled with salted caramel sauce. Yummy!

All participants were also treated to a delectable high tea spread of pastries all made using SCS butter. The photos only showed a fraction of what's available, there were at least 10 different types of pastries!

I loved the chewy chocolate chip cookie and lemon meringue tart and hubby liked the choux pastry oozing with cream and the cranberry scones.

The Strawberry Fraisier Cake was a delight as well, the sponge was really soft! Only let-down was the banana cake which tasted a little stale and hard.

After the event, all participants received a limited edition baker's kit worth, kindly sponsored by SCS Dairy Singapore! There's an apron, oven glove, 2 silicone baking pans, measuring cups, measuring spoons, non-stick baking tray, spatula, whisk, silicone cupcake mould and even an electronic timer! So generous of SCS.

Hubby and I each received a set of the kit and dear son immediately claimed one box for himself. Our little budding baker was extremely pleased with his own set of baker's kit!

I can't wait to attempt the Fraiser Cake recipe soon. Uh-oh, I still have hundreds of photos from the Hokkaido trip and 5 rainbow/ombre cake orders upcoming! Stay tuned!!

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