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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Our Maiden Trip

Yes, I make it just with myself and Princess travelling to Penang all by ourselves and driving!!  Thank GOD that we came home safe and sound, even enjoy the journey very much.

I make a promise to my customers in Penang that I will deliver the cookies to them personally on the 25th of January 2011 (very important date) and managed to ‘loan’ a car from a friend and zoom, we went!  We departed from KL at 9.30am, and Princess was getting sleepy in the car.  She slept for almost 2 hours and only got up when I am approaching the Tapah rest area.  The weather for that day was also very good.. not raining and not too hot too!  I make a quick calculation on my timing, and decided to call my customers in Ipoh informing that that I wish to drop the cookies to them on that day, instead of the day after (this will save me a day, and also accommodation expenses). 

Happy that all of them understand, and I am able to meet them up in different location in Ipoh area and settle with the delivery.  Then we proceed to Penang!  We arrived Penang about 4pm, and of course both myself and Princess already hunger.. and thank GOD that my aunt prepared lunch for us too!  I did not make a lot of stops along the journey, as I am very concern on the traffic.  Since it’s only myself and Princess, the speed has to be controlled too!  I can’t drive too fast… now, put a guess of what keep Princess quiet sitting down in the car during the journey.. (I tell you at the end of the post)

Upon arriving in Penang, we freshen up and got out again to meet my customers in Queensbay Mall.  We are able to do some shopping too!!  The only thing that was not very good.. I left my camera at home!!!  Aiyo, and also I left my phone charger too!!  See la, how mong cha cha I can be.  Therefore, this trip ended with no photos at all!

The night we were just having simple dinner with my aunt, and my cousin… and we headed to bed almost 11am.

Next morning, we went jalan-jalan again since my aunt was busy with her work, and I have booked her for facial session at 1pm.  After some jalan-jalan (again in Queensbay coz it’s the nearest mall to my aunt), we were back in the house and I had my ever first facial since the birth of Princess!  Guess what, Princess enjoy seeing the ‘facial’ process, and wanted me to wash her face the same way nowadays when she bath!

We left Penang about 2.30pm, and again I did my calculation… why?  Coz of my mong cha cha-ness, I ter-left 10 packets of Chee Cheong Fun during my previous trip, and I want to drop by there to collect it! (Ok, it’s nice that the aunty allow me to collect w/o charging me extra) and bought another few more packets back home.  I need to drive in Teluk Intan and out from there before the sky gets dark as the road leading into and out of Teluk Intan is quite winding and dark.  So, I sped a bit and able to reach Bidor exit around 5pm.  Drove in and reach Teluk Intan from Bidor about 6pm.  Chop chop collect the CCF, and drove back to Bidor again.  Just nice that we reached Bidor around 7++.

We both are famish since we didn’t have proper lunch and Princess didn’t get her nap too!  The return journey was not as smooth as going since she lost all her energy during the jalan jalan and keep wanting her ‘fix’.. So, I decided to stop and makan in Bidor.  I ordered a plate of single serving ‘wat tan hor’ and single serving of 'sambal belacan pucuk paku’ with a cup of coffee and leong sui.  The bill was amazingly cheap as I only paid RM7.50 for the dinner.  Princess shared the ‘wat tan hor’ and leong sui with me, and she love it to the max!

After dinner, we just take our sweet time to drive home, and my intention was to drop the Chee Cheong Fun to a friend but maybe due to over tiring journey, I missed the turning to Damansara, and exit Jalan Duta instead.  Make a quick call, and got home straight.  Arriving home sweet home at 10pm after spending 8 hours on the road…

Overall, it’s a pleasant trip with just myself and Princess.  I have never thought that we will make it that smooth and safe.  I have mentally prepared myself that I might just call my customers telling them ‘sorry’ if Princess fussing too much… thank GOD that she didn’t, and she totally understands the situation that the journey only consist me and her!!

I am glad and proud on this achievement, and seeing it this way, we can make more holiday plans without involving the bigger group (just in case).  I can’t be always depending on my mum to go with me everywhere I wanted right?  This is a good test for both myself and Princess!

OH, by the way… what kept Princess good during the journey?

The delicious, fragrant Prawn Crackers from Bagan Pasir!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Prawn Crackers For Sale

I went back to Teluk Intan last week, and I can't resist myself to buy the fresh prawn crackers from Bagan Pasir.  Bagan Pasir is a fishing village, and the villagers do prawn crackers when they have fresh prawns.

I am currently selling the prawn crackers (fry and ready to be eaten) at RM12 per container.  The container height is about 28cm.

This is just an extraordinary sales, as I find the prawn crackers is very super duper nice!  Even my little Princess love it very much!  

To order, you can either leave me a comment (remember to leave the contact details) or again, email breasbake at gmail dot com.  

If you have ordered cookies from me, and this will deliver together when I deliver the cookies, if not, the following charges apply..

  • Purchase 1 - 4 tubs  – RM12 per address delivery (KL & PJ)
  • Purchase 5 tubs and above – Free Delivery (KL & PJ)
  • Purchase 1 –4 tubs – RM15 per delivery (Ipoh & Penang)
  • Purchase 5 - 8 tubs – RM10 per delivery (Ipoh & Penang)
  • Purchase 8 tubs and above - Free Delivery (Ipoh & Penang) 

Monday, January 10, 2011

CNY Cookies For Sale

I know I am late, but better late than never… After a very good feedback and sales on my Christmas Cookies, I am now doing another round of money making (sole income) for the Chinese New Year.

The cookies available will be

Assorted Chocolate Chip Cookies (with almond nips, walnuts, raisin) - RM20blog photo 1Every bite of the cookies will have abundance of chocolate chips / nuts / raisin, and it’s sugar reduced product ensuring that you be eating the sweetness of the chips / nuts but not SUGAR!

 

Sables Viennois - RM20ramdom0097French cookies made for a change.. buttery cookies that melt in your mouth with glazed cherry nips. 

 

On the side, I am also selling both savoury and traditional kuih kapet aka love letters.  This will be bake on pre-order, as it contain high amount of fresh coconut milk, and I have to ensure that the quality of the love letters are fresh.  Pre-order for this will end on 18 January 2011!  So, place your order now, as then I can do the necessary arrangement.  The love letters will also be selling at RM20.

The promotions:-

1)  With each type of cookies purchase, a packet of cute CNY red packet will be given! 

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2)  Personal Delivery for KL, PJ, Ipoh and Penang

Since I will not be working / studying any more, I will allocate the final week before CNY to do the delivery myself.  The charges will be as follows:-

  • Purchase 1 - 4 tubs of cookies (any combination) – RM12 per address delivery (KL & PJ)
  • Purchase 5 tubs of cookies and above (any combination) – Free Delivery (KL & PJ)
  • Purchase 1 –4 tubs of cookies (any combination) – RM15 per delivery (Ipoh & Penang)
  • Purchase 5 - 8 tubs of cookies (any combination) – RM10 per delivery (Ipoh & Penang)

*  For KL & PJ Delivery, it will be arrange based on your convenience, however I need at least 1 day advance notice on the delivery.

** For delivery to Ipoh, it will be schedule on 24th January 2011, and Penang on the 25th January 2011.  I will meet you in Ipoh Parade, and Queensbay Mall on the respective dates on the time convenient to you.

***  For any other places, please contact me and I will try to do the necessary arrangement.

 

All cookies orders can be placed now till 23 January 2011 (except Love letters).  You may leave your order in the comment box or email  breasbake at gmail dot com

I look forward to hear from you… Thanks in advance..

Saturday, January 8, 2011

First Post for 2011

Even it’s already the 8th day of the 2011, I still wish to wish all of you a Good New Year!  I hope everyone got a good head start!

As for myself, the 2011 started off quite well I would say… I have started to take orders for cakes, and successfully got 3 cakes sold.  Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to capture the cake photos, as I am always rushing to deliver the cakes on time.  The only hope is on the customers.  I collect feedbacks from the customers, and so far, all end well… I am happy that people are enjoying my labour of love. 

My classes are going to end soon.. and soon to say on coming Monday, 10th January 2011… I really miss my classes very much, and within the 3 months, I have learned a lot!  Lot that I can make impressive improves on my baking!  I have to thank my 2 wonderful chefs in the school that have put in so much effort in ensuring we achieve what we want (well, at least for me).

These 3 months passed like lightning, and I simply too busy to even update the blogs (mind you, I have 3 to maintain now) and more to come as my www.cynfulpleasure.com will soon be up!  Waiting for the ‘professional’ to help me with it.  I need to learn up this webpage skill, so I don’t trouble my FOC help that much (well, FOC with the condition that I stuff them with FOOD and they all become my guinea oink-oinks).

Recently, my head is spinning with lots of plans.. loads and loads of targets, loads and loads of missions and I hope by coming the end of the 2011, I at least achieve half of it.  The main one is that I wanted so much for my own cafe, and able to share my labour of love to everyone.  I have been telling myself, don’t care about the ‘profit margin’ first, let’s use the good quality ingredient in order to let everyone enjoy to the max.  The sales volume will good enough for me.

Now, 3 more weeks to Chinese New Year.  Myself consider good timing since my school ends, and I can fully put myself together and started baking for sale! I really need support from all over.  I want to focus only 3 type of cookies i.e. Brea’s Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brea’s Bake Sable Viennois and Brea’s Bake Traditional Kuih Kapet.  The selling price for all 3 types of cookies will be the same at RM20 each.  I have got some pictures snap, and now waiting for my bro to transfer it to me, and I will do a separate posting.

Meantime, if anyone who like to place an order for the cookies, you are always welcome to either leave me a comment, or email breasbake at gmail dot com.

Till then, got to run as my Princess is having running nose and she needs me back to her side to accompany her beauty sleep..

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