SINGSALE 2: Sending shoppers into a frenzy once again!

The two most powerful 4 letter words in my life?

L-O-V-E…

And S-A-L-E.

…With more Flash Frenzy sales that will rock your world! It’s a sale so massive and comprehensive, anyone who appreciates the art of shopping will drop their jaws in child-like wonder.

SINGSALE is a private online shopping club that offers exclusive discounts at up to 80% off across women’s, men’s and children’s fashion, accessories, beauty, homeware, gifts and toys. Well yes, basically they sell everything for everyone. New & exciting sales start EVERY DAY. 

Held previously in November 2013, Flash Frenzy quickly became the largest, most successful online retail event of the year – boasting a 100% increase in new visitors and selling 2.2 items per second. This year, a new sale will be launched every 30 minutes (brace yourselves). Even I couldn’t resist the temptations and caved in to a few awesome buys after blogging about last year’s sale!

How could ANYONE not find something to buy?

♫ I’ve got gadgets and gizmos aplenty. 
I’ve got whozits and whatzits galore…. ♪ you want thingamabobs? I’ve got twenty! But WHO CARES. No big deealll… I want MOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Some women say you can’t have too many shoes. I believe in the same logical theory, except, it applies to everything else that I can stash. Clothes, kitchen appliances, accessories, shoes, even bed linen… I need them all in my life. Which is why I can’t be any happier to tell you…
For three days only, SINGSALE members will be able to purchase the best products by over 60 leading local and international brands, to name a few: Coach, Bonds, Revlon, Zara, Quiksilver, Havaianas, Pandora, Dermalogica, Rayban, Redken, Australian Leather Uggs, Luxor Linen, Fitflop, Desigual, Thomas Sabo, Charlie and Me and many more!!! 

Discounts are up to 80%. Tell me that doesn’t make you smile.

The worst part about a sale is competing with everyone else for the best deal. But now you can access SINGSALE right at your fingertips in your little pocket world, with the SINGSALE app! Members who shop on the app will get access to Flash Frenzy sales one hour earlier than everyone else. A good item can be sold out in minutes, so if you wanna shop smart… go download the app now. I was checking my phone every hour when this happened last year, totally glued to the screen… every time I finished browsing a category, a new sale would pop up on my screen. 
Oh yes, did I mention that membership is free? All you have to do is sign up on their site!
Shopping is wonderful, but online shopping is the true bane and joy of my life. There’s something so wonderfully empowering to obtain items through a few clicks here and there. God bless the internet and sales!
SHOP TILL YOU DROP AT: www.singsale.com.sg
xoxo,
Jess
xoxo,
Jess

What’s Bakin’? #15

I know.

How long has it been since I did one of these? I almost forgot that I actually do these What’s Bakin posts. But since I’ve been doing some different stuff lately… I got excited and wanted to share with y’all two new updates:

1) Instead of Shiberty’s Sweets, I am planning of rebranding the name to Shiberty Bakes!

One step at a time, the website and future shop will be going by the new name. I got too annoyed & frustrated with how people called it Shiberty Sweet, completely missing out the apostrophe and alphabet S. Also, Shiberty’s  Sweets sounds too much like a tongue twister…. you should see my expression when some people try to pronounce the name. Sherbertee sweats. WHAT?! Shiberty Bakes is a lot cleaner. Although, the word Shiberty in general tends to confuse people…. but…. I’ll rebrand myself another day perhaps. (in the distant future, or perhaps never).

2) We’ve started offering DESSERT TABLES!!!!!

Which is the most fun thing to do ever, I tell you. So instead of just cakes & cupcakes that we originally started out with, we thought… why not just do the whole thing? A whole table full of desserts. Anything sweet you ever dreamed of. All customizable to your party theme and preferred flavors! So much yummies on one table, you’ll go weak at the knees.

Check out our current tantalizing menu for dessert tables:

  • Macarons
  • Chocolated coated strawberries
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Jello shots
  • Cake pops
  • Cupcakes
  • Cheesecakes
  • Panna Cotta
  • Various flavours of whole cakes
  • Pies / Tarts
  • Creme Brulee
  • Marshmallow Pops
  • Meringues
  • Tiramisu
  • Rice krispie treats
  • Chocolate fondue fountain
  • Layered desserts in a cup
  • Chocolates
  • Doughnuts

And we’re also willing to try and include anything your sweet tooth mind can dream up that’s not already on the extensive list above.

Here’s what I’m talking about.

A customized dessert table set up done for a little boy’s first birthday! So proud of this table!!!

Styling by MerryLove. It was great working with them once again, the last time they styled my shoot with Yina & Melissa! With every dessert table, customers will get simple table decorations that are in theme with the party and free rental of our cake display stands!

What would a party be without a glorious cake to take center stage and steal everyone’s attention?

Rice krispie treats – with melted marshmallows! I loved this treat when I was in the US. Hope it catches on in SG sooner or later!

Little cheesecake cups with personalized label stickers on them…. Not bad, huh? ;)

Marshmallow pops dipped in white chocolate (which was then colored blue) – the kids won’t stop popping these.

Deliciously fudgey brownies. I’ve featured the recipe here before. Wonderfully rich and sinfully chocolatey, it would be an even bigger sin not to try one of these babies because as Sam says, they’re the best brownies he’s ever had!

Jello cups – can be done with vodka for a more adult dessert table. Jello shots are awesome.

All dessert tables also come with free delivery to your location, set up and tear down after the event. They’re my new favorite thing to do because there’s so much more to explore with, in terms of creativity and flavors, as opposed to just working on cakes!

More dessert table pics…

Individual creme brulee ramekins. So much fun caramelizing the top crust!

Strawberry cheesecake hearts

Pretty macarons & cuppycakes for a baby shower!

Tiramisu cups that really pack a punch. Another dessert that you HAVE to try.

I never used to even like macarons…. now I think I’m positively in love with them. They’re so dainty, delicious (well some of them are, some aren’t) and the flavor possibilities are endless.

These were the Valentine’s Day macarons special we had, that was a total hit with everyone. Flavors included nutella, salted caramel, green tea, wild berries, earl grey, lemon curd, and lychee rose! And yes, I wrote on every single macaron and drew hearts with edible red ink. After a few hundred of these, my poor hands were all cramped up because you can’t use too much pressure.. or the macaron shell would break!


Aside from dessert tables, of course, we’ve been up to our usual customized cakes.

Here’s a few I actually managed a picture of because most of the time, I’m too caught up in the moment or busy that I can’t whip my camera out for a shot.

A balenciaga bag cake. 3d bag cakes are very popular these days! We’ve done Chanel, Hermes, Dior, Balenciaga to name a few.

Adventure Time, which we’ve been seeing a lot of lately too!

League of legends cupcakes. Geeky cupcakes makes the nerdy gamer girl in me secretly happy.

A grand 3 tiered birthday cake for a classy celebration. Fit to be a wedding cake! Each pearl ball was painstakingly hand rolled and then spray painted.

This was when our cake was featured in PRESTIGE‘s magazine Christmas spread. It was awesome seeing our creation get professional styling treatment, definitely an eye opening experience that changed the way I took pictures of my food after that. So much work goes into a good food photo despite it being an inanimate object… you can’t even imagine.

Look at it sitting in all its grandeur. We made those little cookies on the plate, too!

So, you guys have seen all sorts of customized cakes from Shiberty Bakes.

Girly ones, manly(ish) ones, adult cakes, children cakes… of every imaginable size, design and variation. But what you haven’t seen a lot of is actual eating cakes, created solely for the purpose of putting into your mouth and relishing the taste… Not until now. We’ve seen an increase of cakes that require zero customization, food coloring or unnecessary additives and preservatives.

Just pure food porn.

Lemon sponge cake with lemon curd, lemon whipped cream and freshly grated lemon zest. The zesty smell and taste of fresh lemons is to die for!

I’m working with a certain restaurant to provide them cakes, and this sells out the fastest every time. Cookies & cream with a vanilla sponge cake base is here to stay.

Coconut gula melaka – actual coconut cream being whipped into the frosting, with gula melaka syrup and dried coconut drizzles and sprinkled everywhere. One for the older generation.

This is something I haven’t learned how to say no to……… Strawberry shortcake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *heart heart heart* 

You know what’s the best part about making your own strawberry shortcake? You get to pile on the strawberries. MOUNTAINS if you wish… which is exactly what I did.

A naked, rustic strawberry shortcake I did for Marie. Her family had nothing but compliments for it! Which I was all too happy to hear.


Need a customized cake, dessert table or simply craving for deliciousness?

Find us at shibertys.blogspot.sg! ☻

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess

Recipe: Mac & Cheese and Deli Sandwich by Perfect Italiano!

I love cheese. Cheese loves me.

If you don’t like cheese at all, there’s a chance we could never, ever be friends. Just like how I can’t understand why some people do not like fluffy bunnies. Cheese and bunnies are life.

I can almost never say no to something that has oozy melty cheese all over it. It is my ideal #foodporn. I don’t really take much of the stronger stuff like blue cheese or even parmesan, I definitely do not eat cheese on its own with a glass of wine, but I DO like it when it’s paired properly. For example, blue cheese in a gourmet burger or parmesan on bread or pasta! Yum.

As with any avid cook, I have my favorite brands for the choice of ingredients that I use in my home cooked meals, and today’s star of the post is… Perfect Italiano!

Perfect Italiano is a cooking cheese brand that adds simple Italian flair to everyday family meals! My most used product from Perfect Italiano is their good ol’ traditional Mozzarella cheese. They have both the grated version and the block version, for the recipes shown I used the block version. It has a soft, stretchy texture that’s wonderfully stringy when pulled apart, which makes it the ideal cheese to use for many different dishes because it can be baked, made into sauces, or just out of the packet, sliced.  Even people who don’t normally like cheesy foods can enjoy a good mozzarella dish thanks to its subtle, creamy flavor. With this awesome cheese, imma show you guys how to create two delicious dishes you can enjoy & share with your family and friends!

First perfectly cheesy dish from today’s line up: Baked Mac & Cheese!

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 300ml full cream milk
  • 200g sausages, chopped (any you like, I used chorizos)
  • 50g bacon, chopped (optional, or substitute with more sausages)
  • 220g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 160g spinach leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small / medium onion, diced
  • 300g macaroni pasta (or other short pastas like penne, fussili)
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 250g Perfect Italiano Mozzarella, grated
  • A handful of breadcrumbs 
  • A handful of Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes

Directions:

1. Boil the pasta with a pinch of salt and a drip of olive oil until 95% cooked. Texture should be slightly undercooked or very al dente, because further cooking will be done in the oven later on. Rinse with cold water, toss with a tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.

2. Sautee the onions & garlic in a pan with some butter or cooking oil for 2 minutes.

3. Add the spinach leaves, cherry tomatoes, bacon and sausages and then stir fry on low heat until bacon and sausages are about cooked. It doesn’t matter if the meat is still a little pink. Empty your cooked contents into a deep large bowl.

4. In the same frying pan, melt 2 tbsp butter under low heat until it turns liquid. Immediately add 2 tbsp plain flour to butter, and stir constantly.

5. Once flour is dissolved, pour in milk and grated Perfect Italiano Mozzarella, continue stirring with gentle heat until cheese sauce becomes thick and smooth. Remove from heat once cheese sauce is of the right consistency to prevent overcooking. 

6. Combine cooked contents, pasta & cheese sauce together! At this time, do a taste test and add salt & pepper to your own preference. Pour into oven-safe baking dish.

7. Sprinkle top generously with Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes, and breadcrumbs. If you have paprika, put some of that on too, for a perfect golden color after baking!

Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes is a full-flavoured Cheddar blend with a little Mozzarella for stretch and Parmesan for bite. This special blend does not turn oily, and bakes to a delicious golden brown crust. Since I can’t resist melted cheese, it only made sense to complement my Mozzarella from Perfect Italiano with Perfect Bakes on top.

8. Pop the dish into preheated oven of 200 degrees, & bake for 10 minutes to finish off!

..Ready for some oozy gooey food porn?!


Now that is one very pretty bed of mac & cheese. Imagine laying that down on the dinner table for your family to tuck into! I’m sure you’ll be their favorite person in the house. Yes, I am my own favorite person in my house.

Check out that perfect crust on the top.. *content sigh* Thanks to a thin layer and of course, Perfect Italiano Perfect Bakes! (and paprika, it does wonders for color)

I’ve switched things up quite a bit by adding spinach, cherry tomatoes, bacon and sausage meat, making it a very substantial meal. I know the classic mac & cheese doesn’t have all these extra ingredients, but trust me when I say you’re never going to look at plain mac & cheese again after having this awesome version!

After all… what’s there to complain about? The yumminess factor just increased exponentially. Look at it just overflowing with wonderfully stretchy Perfect Italiano mozzarella. My kinda happiness. It is one of my favorite pastas to make for myself and dinner parties, and there is NEVER any leftovers!

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If you’re looking for an easier, fuss-free (and healthier) option to use Perfect Italiano Mozzarella to make a meal for your family, I’ve got you covered too!

This Deli Sandwich is totally simple, and something busy people or amateur cooks will have the time + skills to prepare, because everything will take less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients (serves as many or as little as you want it to):

  • Sliced whole grain bread
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced ham (your favorite type, smoked salmon would work too)
  • Sliced avocadoes
  • Lettuce (or any salad leaves you like)
  • Mayonnaise or other dressing if you don’t like dry sandwiches
  • Perfect Italiano Mozzarella or Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus
  • A knob of butter

Directions:

1. Butter the bread slices & sprinkle with garlic / onion powder if you have some at home (optional)

2. Load on plenty of Perfect Italiano Mozzarella or Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus into a heaping pile on top of your bread slice! I used a mixture of both! It may look like a lot, but it melts down to a pretty reasonable amount. Or maybe I’m just crazy.
3. Pop the bread slices into a preheated oven at 200 degrees for 6 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted. 

4. Once the bread slices are out, you may start assembling your sandwich! I like displaying my top bread slice with the melted cheese side up for extra yumminess factor.

Easy as 1, 2, Cheese!

Tell me this doesn’t make you salivate.

…Liar!

I’ve garnished mine with a cherry tomato on top, held in place with a toothpick through my sandwich. This would be an ideal lunch for people on-the-go, because you can quickly make this in the morning and bring it to work!

A balanced meal that was ridiculously easy to prepare. You’ve got your carbs and fibers, vegetables, protein, vitamins and dairy all on one plate.

For more Perfect Italiano meal ideas and suggestions / recipes on how to use their cheeses in your everyday home cooking, check out their website here

If you do try any of my recipes (they are original!) please do tag me on Instagram at @shiberty #shibertycooks, and also tag #perfectitalianosg so that we can view your successful dishes! ;)

Happy cheesing!

xoxo,
Jess

xoxo,
Jess
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