What’s Bakin’? #10

Wow, I’m actually at the 10th segment of my What’s Bakin’? posts!!!!

Time flew by. Very soon it’ll be a year since I’ve started this baking stint. I wonder how many hundreds of cakes I’ve baked and how many thousandsss of cupcakes I’ve frosted. I think my first order completed was 10th March…. I’ll be in Australia by then, so no celebrating my one-year-cake-anniversary with even more baking :P

You know, exactly 10 days from now, I’ll be seeing TAYLOR SWIFT LIVE IN CONCERT the 2nd time! I’m soooooooo exciiiiiTTTEeeeeDDDDDdddddddd I THINK I’M GOING TO PEE MY PANTS.

It will be the second time I’ll be seeing her perform live, and I love her 10x more since the first time I’ve seen her. Back then I was a fan, but now I am a SUPER FAN. LOL. I’m going to know ALL the words to her Speak Now album. I’M GOING TO SCREAM SO LOUD AND MY HEART WILL EXPLODE IN THE STADIUM. There’s nothing quite like a chorus of 40 000 fans screaming in unison.

But I’m worried she’s not going to have her signature curly blonde hair during the tour, coz she’s been sporting a slick straight do recently??? I can’t imagine her doing the tour with straight hair!!! :( Ok enough with the fangirl T-Swift talk. I’m pretty sure I’ll spam more about that next time, lol.

Let’s get back to admiring the gorgeous cakes from Shiberty’s Sweets! (yes self-proclaimed. actually not really since I get tons of compliments on them all the time lol)

If you’d like to share my cake pictures online, please have the decency to credit and link back to me!

This set got 200 likes on Instagram! A V’day themed order :)

Alternate view! It’s so girly and frilly and pwetty~

The Rilakkuma family!!!! ^.^

So is the female Rilakkuma his girlfriend, or his sister?

Of course you have to get matching Rilakkuma to go along with the cake!!!

I think this is the epitome of a “princessy” cake.

A giant hot pink bow, glittery heart shaped golden key, diamonds and pearls.. it’s shamelessly and gloriously girly!!!


Boys, don’t click away the page just yet!
I have surprises in store for you too!

A BMW cake modeled after Velda‘s beau, Freddy’s car! Picture credits go to her!!! :)

The Honda Fit! With a sun roof.

Another underwater themed cake! Spot the bottlenose dolphin and sea turtle!!

Neeeeeeeemoooooooooooo

Random cute bee. This was from another cake I just thought it was too adorable not to share so I included it lol

So I know the key is kinda droopy / lopsided.. I’ll try to make it straighter next time!!! :3

A girl cake should be two things, classy and fabulous!


Who holds the key to my heart?

Of sakuras (or my imitation of them n_n) and owls!



Ohana means family. ♥

Simple and elegant floral themed

A close up



As sweet as candy!!! ;)


That’s all I have for today!
I hope you guys liked looking at my work. Head on over to http://shibertys.blogspot.com if you like what you see.

I’ll be overseas in Australia from 24 Feb – 13 March so email replying (and blog posts updating!) may be slow during this period!! Bear with me! :)

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

VELVET HAIR!!!!!!!

Hi!!! I just wanted to blog a short entry to show off my new wine colored hair!!

Or VELVET hair as I like to call it. LOL super act chio I know :’D

Pardon the half-smirk, half-drunk expression. I was just really excited to get my hair done and I wasn’t quite sure how to convey that excitement through facial expression.

On my way to the salon!!!! ^.^ All ready to get a mini make-over~

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Wtf at that random strand of highlighted hair along my bangs O.O

In the process of getting it colored… asddkfkdfler can’t wait to see how it turns out!!! (although I already know, I feel excited for you, lol)



Almost finished!!!

Blowing it dry! So straight and silky even though I just colored it ♥


AND IT’S ALL DONE!!!!!!! :) :) :)

It looks red here, but under bright day light it’s got a more purplish tone. It tends to change color quite a bit with different lighting.

And I look… yellow. Like a Simpson.

Voila~ Here it is, without any editing, under natural sun light. Quite purplish I reckon.

I love love love this new color! This type of color doesn’t last long on hair (a month if you’re lucky) so it’ll soon fade to some brownish shade.

I washed my hair for the first time today since coloring it and it’s already significantly lighter colored.

My bath tub water turned this red after soaking in it for 20 minutes. Dafuq?! Looks like I murdered someone in there.

Picture spammmmmmmmmmm

Obviously pleased with myself ehehe

Ok then here it looks just brown.. weird.

Btw, I’m sorry for all the iPhone quality pictures as of late :( I know I’ve been lazy. But I’ll try to pick up my DSLR soon!!!

END!!!! Going to take as many photos as I can these few days while the color lasts! ♥

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Valentine’s Day 2012

This Valentine’s Day, Sam and I decided to keep it relatively simple.

Not because we think splurging on V’day is a waste of money, but because we’re going overseas soon and I tend to spend a lot more than I can afford on my travel adventures so yeah, V’day can take second place this time!

Last year we had a spa session, stayed at an idyllic hotel and had a nice dinner by the sea side.. This year we did almost all of that again except the spa part, which I think I would’ve appreciated the most. ;_; *aching muscles*


Nevertheless, we managed to spend quality
time with each other, and at the end of the day, that’s what matters!

Long before Valentine’s Day actually happened, Sam decorated my room with a bunch of roses and twinkly lights. :’) It is incredibly prettyful and romantic at night!!!!!!! I don’t think I’ll ever find another guy in this world to do this for me. He knows just the right ways to sweep me off my feet. It’s so simple but it lights up my world every night. Literally.

Here’s sort of how it looks like, without any editing done to the colors / lighting:

Except that this was taken with my iPhone (as with many other pictures in this post) so the quality isn’t the greatest, it is in fact a lot less harsh looking and more dreamy in real life! :)

Set me in mood for lovin’ wayyy before the 14th of February. ♥

My V’day activities officially started on the 13th of February.

I woke up in the morning, and baked about 100 cupcakes! But I’ll tell you more about that later.

Sam, seeing me hard at work, decided to cook an amazing Pre-V’day lunch all for meeee!

♥ ♥ ♥ It was delizziioouuss.


1st dish:
Golden mushrooms soaked in sukiyaki sauce, wrapped with bacon, on a bed of buttered baby asparagus.

2nd dish:
Honey glazed marinated pork belly pieces, with super caramelized onions and accompanied by flame grilled portobello mushrooms

3rd dish:
Baked red skinned potatoes with heavy dollops of sour cream, cheese, bacon pieces & spring onions!!!

SUPER DUPER YUMMY. I was like this :’DDDDD FER ME?!

10/10 points for the sweet gesture, effort and taste!! The way to a man’s heart, they say, is through his stomach. I reckon it goes the same way for women. Or any living creature for that matter.


…Back to the cupcakes!

They were butterscotch cupcakes with luscious chocolate buttercream, topped off with gold sprinkles and red hearts then packed them into boxes of 12. Here they are, obscenely squashed in between my thunder thighs for maximum support, hastily squeezed into Nich’s car. LOL.

His car is the tiniest 2 seater convertible ever and it’s quite a miracle that we could squeeze 100 cupcakes into the passenger seat WITH ME in it and that none of the cuppycakes got squashed during transport.

Thanks to Nich who agreed to help me deliver to their far away, obscure locations! You’re a champ!!!

These cupcakes were on their way to Childrens’ Homes. I watched the movie “Patch Adams” recently, and was inspired by how the main character in the movie helped needy children feel better. Something then popped into my head, telling me it’d be a good idea to deliver cupcakes to children’s homes for Valentine’s Day, just to spread some love… and hopefully put a grin on a few kid’s faces. Well 90+ kids in fact.

I only wish I could’ve been there in person to see their expressions when their whole face gets covered with chocolate buttercream!!! Unfortunately I had to rush off to meet Sam for our own plans.

Everyone deserves to be loved.

V’day doesn’t have to be all about romance. It can be going shopping with your girlfriends, spending time with your parents / grandparents or even doing charity and making a stranger’s day. Everyone has a different way of expressing their love. For me, charity was a piece of cake.

I think people should take a chill pill, and stop saying things like “I hate Valentine’s Day!!!” or “FUCK LOVEY DOVEY COUPLES AND THEIR MUSHY BULLSHIT.” It’s not very pleasant.

Sure, it’s commercialized, but so is every other holiday in the calender. Commercialism isn’t always a bad thing. People are happy, and business booms. What is there to complain about? Just because people celebrate Christmas once a year and make a big hooha out of it during that period, doesn’t mean they only love Jesus / God one day out of that whole year. They love God every single day, they just make their worship and affection extra obvious on that one special day.

So it’s not fair at all to say that couples who indulge in Valentine’s Day activities are superficial and hypocritical. Single people who whine and bitch about V’day are no different from the scrooges and grouches that put down X’mas because they are too bitter to be happy for other people.

Just because your friends give you presents and throw a part for you on one specific date annually (your birthday) to celebrate your existence, would that mean they don’t actually care enough about you every other day of the year? No, it just means that people are imperfect, and sometimes we’re too caught up with our own thoughts and doings that we forget to take time to smell the roses. Or to give your special girl roses. Valentine’s Day lets couples all over the world do that.

So dear single, angry people..

If you don’t stop sulking, you might miss the chance for somebody special to fall in love with your smile.

After delivering the cupcakes to their respective locations, Nich dropped me off at Marina Bay Sands where I met up with the boyfie, and….

He surprised me with flowers!!!!

He had the cheekiest smile on his face when he showed up and walked through the door with a big bouquet of roses. Ok not as big as the 100+ roses one he got me last time but still big enough considering I was actually expecting zero!

I was genuinely surprised to receive a bouquet, because I was with him 24/7 and I don’t see how he had the time to buy flowers without me knowing.. after all, we live in the same room. I think he ran out of the house when I went to deliver the cupcakes and hastily bought the bouquet then. I told him not to buy flowers, because they’re so overpriced on V’day… but he did anyway.

I’m not complaining!!! ♥ Thank you for the gorgeous flowers!

Frolicked around in the room for a bit before heading downstairs for the buffet dinner, where we stuffed our faces till we could eat and move no more.. and then we chatted the night away.

I love it when we have the time to have slow dinners, just talking about everything and nothing. A constant flow of meaningful conversation is essential to a healthy relationship! My favorite thing to do with Sam is 1) cuddling and 2) talking about life

I first fell in love with him 3 years ago just listening to his voice online. It wouldn’t be the same if he didn’t have the same deep, hunky voice he does. :P

Cheers to everything we’ve shared, and everything else that is to come.

The rest of the day… was just glorious lazying around. My favorite kind of activity. Falling in and out of naps, watching TV, soaking in bubble baths and watching candlelight flicker. Losing track of time.

I always come to MBS for every special occasion (X’mas, birthdays, anniversaries, just for fun, whenever) it is like a true sanctuary to me. I feel like it’s the only place in Singapore I can TRULY leave Singapore while being right in the middle of it. When I’m here, I either switch off my phone or turn it on silent mode, and forget the world.

No cupcakes to frost, no 2 tiered cake to decorate, no blog hater to leave a rude comment, no twitter drama to follow, no emails to reply, no whatsapp buzzing my phone every few minutes, to cake customers to hound me relentlessly, no errands to run, no maid to come into my room and annoy me….

Absolutely NOTHING to do, except anything that I WANT to do.

That’s what I call a good day. And I will never ever ever get sick of MBS. Lol. Never. I see myself coming back here 30 more times. :)

Phillip enjoying the view!!! I squealed in delight when I found out that Sam had actually packed Phillip into the suitcase. He is the cuddliest thing to ever exist. Usually when I forget to bring him I get bummed out. I love Phillip. I tell him all my problems and he talks back. Don’t ask how, but he really does, lol.

Let me give you an idea. Sam hides behind the penguin and puts on the funniest high pitched voice and thus Phillip the real penguin is born. :3

It’s the CUTEST thing ever coz Sam makes Phillip look like he is moving on his own and makes him flap his arms up and down and bounce hyperactively hahaha I have trouble believing Phillip isn’t actually alive. To me he is. I LOVE LOVE LOVE PHILLIP.

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The next morning, on Valentine’s Day itself -

It was the most difficult thing getting out of bed, despite having a late check out at 1pm. MBS has the softest sheets I’ve slept on.

Thankfully we had food to seduce us out of bed. Or we might have just stayed in there forever!


My V’day dress!!! ^.^

Sam likes me in white. So I’m going to hunt more white dresses for my birthday, his birthday, etc. White’s a tricky color… If you pick the wrong dress you’ll look extra wide for nothing. Hopefully this turned out to be a good choice!



My roses!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

If you don’t normally wear red lipstick, V’day is the only day you can, without anyone asking why.



Double the trouble!

Paired my new royal blue knitted cardigan with my embroidered white dress!

After bumming around some more and watching Discovery Channel (our main source of entertainment at MBS), we checked out, I did some shopping at La Senza and we went home!!!

Oh oh – what we got each other for Valentine’s Day!

I was happily napping back in my own bed at home, when I was awoken by Phillip being bounced up and down on my tummy.

And then I saw the card.

And I was like… AWWWWW.

Then he probed me to open the card and to read the inside,…


AND THEN I WAS ALL LIKE

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SERIOUSLY THE C U T E S T THING I HAVE EVER BEEN PRESENTED WITH.

It made me sosososososo happy!!! I was like, “Phillip drew this?! Oh Phillip you sweet, sweet thing!” And Sam just stands there wishing he had written “From Phillip & Sam” coz I was showering the penguin with kisses. LOL.

Since we agreed on no expensive presents this year, I also gave him a hand drawn card in return.

Most of you probably won’t know what the image above signifies.

But big ♥ to you if you get it!!! You’ve been a dedicated reader and I love you for it!!!!

The rest of the day was quiet, the way we wanted it.

He whipped up some heart shaped mushroom bites (it tastes likes the one you get at TCC but better!!!) and a beef dish for dinner. Oh and he also made dessert that was heart shaped pavlova which I forgot to take a picture of. Lovely, as always.

I hope your Valentine’s Day was fabulous and filled with love, no matter who you spent it with!!!

Don’t forget to show the people closest to your heart that you love and cherish them, even when it’s not Valentine’s Day.

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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