Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Hong Kong 2013 Day 1: Arriving at Hong Kong

Day 1: 30 October 2013 (Wed)

Jetstar to Hong Kong

I went to Hong Kong for a short trip with my family last month. We took quite a late flight actually by Jetstar. The departure time was at 3:50pm and thankfully, the plane departed on time and we reached Hong Kong airport at around 7:40pm according to the schedule.

As it was already night time, we were quite anxious to get to the hotel soon. Unfortunately, things were a bit slow at the airport over here. First there was no connecting bridge from the plane to the airport and we had to take a bus to bring us there. After that, we waited for very long for our luggage. :(

Airport Express

As we were going free and easy, we took the Airport Express to Kowloon Station. After that, we took the free Airport Express Shuttle Bus Service K5 that would drop us directly at our hotel. This complimentary airport express shuttle bus service stops at quite many major hotels in Hong Kong. So if you are travelling on your own, it is quite a good idea to stay at the hotel which is connected by this service.

Do check out any on-going promotions. We managed to get the group tickets at HK$220 for a group of 4 adults to Kowloon. The usual single journey ticket cost HK$90 per adult and HK$45 per child. You can get the tickets from the Airport Express Counter in the airport. We got our Octopus cards there as well.

From MTR official website

The Airport Express was a very comfortable ride and took us to the city in just about 30 minutes.

After that, we transferred to the shuttle bus. Our hotel was the last stop - Royal Plaza Hotel.

Next: Royal Plaza Hotel

Monday, November 18, 2013

Bake-It-Yourself Bigger and Better Location Opens Today!

Good news to all baking enthusiast! The Bake It Yourself (B-I-Y) Store is opening at a new location today!

For your information, Bake It Yourself Singapore was launched in 2008; it is an all in one bakery, course centre, and retail shop selling a wide assortment of cake decorating and baking tools from Wilton, PME, CK, and many more. They offer globally recognised cake decorating courses such as Wilton's and PME's. They have also recently launched their international ecommerce website, which allows customers from all over the world to purchase their products easily.

The brand new look of their new store in sweet pink & turquoise candy colours!

4 Floors of pure cake decorating heaven! 3 floors of retail space, B-I-Y Course Centre on entire top 4th floor, fantastic new bakery kitchen on 1st floor! A store directory on every floor so you won't get lost!

B-I-Y Retail Store

3 floors of large retail space with the widest range of baking and cake decorating products! B-I-Y specializes in cake decorating, sugarcraft products and ready to use decorations. They are also Distributors for top quality world-renown brands like Wilton, Knightsbridge PME, CK Products, Phines, Silikomart JEM, brands known for their quality and well-loved by all cake decorators. B-I-Y also has an online store, you can just click and pay and you'll receive your package within 2 -3 days! For international customers, they also ship internationally!

B-I-Y Course Centre

Bake It Yourself Course Centre conducts cake decorating courses for all skill levels and all ages. They conduct full range of the world renown Wilton Method of Cake Decorating Courses and Workshops and PME Professional Diploma for Sugarpaste, Sugar Flowers and Royal Icing in Singapore. They also have specialised classes and workshops for baking, cake decorating, cookie, cupcake, cake pop workshops.

Look at their brand new, large and fully equipped classroom on the 4th floor!

Their 3 Gaggenau ovens in a row, and brand new 2 metre tall Gaggenau fridge.

B-I-Y Bakery

B-I-Y Bakery also sells Ready-To-Decorate Cakes, Cupcakes, Icings and Icing images, that are made from premium ingredients. You can buy the cakes and icings separately, then decorate the cake yourself. Fully custom design cakes are also accepted.

Do drop by their new shop today!

Bake It Yourself

9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365
Retail Tel: +65 6-100-2253
Retail Email:

Class Enrolment Hotline
Tel: +65 31-529-529 / 31-526-526
Skype: b-i-y_class

Opening Hours
Mondays to Saturdays, 9am – 7pm
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Chiffon Cakes 14 to 16

Hihi! I'm back from my Hong Kong trip! While still looking through and sorting out all the photos, let me first post up some of the chiffon cakes that I had done before.

Chiffon Cake #14: Raw Sugar & Sweet Potato 黑糖番薯戚风蛋糕

17cm chiffon tin:

3 egg yolks
40g raw sugar (I use 35g)
50ml vegetable oil
50ml water
80g cake flour
100g sweet potato, steamed and diced
1.5 tsp toasted black sesame

4 egg whites
30g sugar

Bake 170 deg C, 35 minutes

Adapted from:好吃戚风蛋糕轻松上手

Chiffon Cake #15: Orange Rice Flour 香橙米粉戚风蛋糕

20cm chiffon tin:

5 egg yolks
10g sugar
40g vegetable oil
50ml orange juice
60g cake flour
30g rice flour
60g candied orange peel (I substituted with 1 orange zest)

5 egg whites
5ml lemon juice
50g sugar

Bake 160 deg C, 50 minutes

Adapted from:"烘焙新手必备的第一本书"

Chiffon Cake #16: Black Sesame 黑芝麻戚风蛋糕

17cm chiffon tin:

3 egg yolks
30g sugar
30ml vegetable oil
70ml water
80g cake flour
40g black sesame powder
1 tsp baking powder

4 egg whites
30g sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar (I omitted)

Bake 170 deg C, 35 minutes

Adapted from:袅袅烘焙香