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March Cooking and Baking Classes

Marching on This Month of March

French Macarons

March 5th Saturday 2 to 4.30

March 20th Sunday 2 to 4.30

A fully hands on class, making French Macaroons with different fillings.

1Macarons                                                                   

2.     Orange Chocolate Ganache Filling

3.     Salty Butterscotch Filling

I can only take 5 students per class due to oven space.  This is a fully hands on class. Please bring containers to take your macarons home.

Price Per Person: $95

Private Class – $500

A Complete Meal – Easy, Tasty and the Family will love you for it. You will learn:

March 6th Sunday 2 – 4.30 pm

March 17th Thursday 10.30 to 1pm

1.     Chicken schnitzel

2.     Croquette Potatoes

3.     Tomato Medley Salad

4.     Two Color Soup

5.     Chocolate Croissant Pudding

Price Per Person: $125

Private Class: $600

Class will commence once there are 5 or 6 students.

Cupcake Class

March 6th Sunday 10 to 1 pm

Learn to make and decorate freestyle cupcakes

1.     Cake

Pretty Cupcakes all in a row

 

2.     Butter Icing

3.     Fondant

4.     Chocolate Topping

5.     Chocolate Cream

6.     Learn to do freestyle designs

Each person gets to take home 8 decorated cupcakes. All ingredients will be provided. Kindly bring a container to take home your cupcakes.

Price Per Person: $95 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Private Class: $450

Table Etiquette for Kids and Young Adults

March 15th 10.30 to 12.30

Manners maketh the Man, learn to eat like a lady and a gentlemen, no matter where you are, or who you’re with. Learn to make a difference

A proper 4 course meal will be served.

Price Per Person: $85 inclusive of notes.  Class will commence once there are 6 students.

Private Class: $300

School Holiday Cupcake Class for kids

March 16th Wednesday 10 to 12.30 pm

Learn to make and decorate freestyle cupcakes

1.      Cake

happy cupcakes!

 

2.     Butter Icing

3.     Chocolate Topping

4.     Chocolate Cream

5.     Learn to do freestyle designs

Each person gets to take home 8 decorated cupcakes. All ingredients will be provided. Kindly bring a container to take home your cupcakes.

Price Per Person: $85 (Class will commence once there are 8 students)

Private Class: $400

Chocolate Favorites

March 19th Saturday 2 to 4.30

Learn to make these easy pick and go Chocolatey snacks.Ideal for Tea, and to make the kid happy.

1.  Lamingtons – learn to make sponge cake and chocolate coating

2. Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cakes – Learn to make Fudge Cake with Mocha Topping

Price Per Person: $85 Class will commence once there are 6 students

Private Class: $400

Nasi Lemak Kukus

March 20th Sunday 10 to 12.30

Freshly made Nasi Lemak Kukus after class

1.     Nasi Lemak Kukus – not the rice cooker kind but the real steamed kind.

2.     Chicken Rendang

Our Homestyle Meal after Class

 

3.     Sambal

4.     Sotong Sambal

5.     Crispy Fried Fish – Singapore Style

Then we will all sit together and have  Nasi Lemak  complete with the rest of the trimmings.

Price Per Person: $115 (Class will commence once there are 5 students.

Private Class $550

Fluffy Roti Canai and a Dhal

March 26th Saturday 2 to 4.30 pm

Learn to make Malaysia’s favorite comfort food.

This is a fully hands on class. Learn to make:

1.     Roti Canai

2.     Roti Telur

3.     Murtabak

4.     Vegetable Dhal Curry

Price Per Person: $95 Class will commence once there are 6 students

Private Class: $500

Cheesecake Class

March 27th Sunday 2 to 4.30

We will learn to make a portioned cheesecake and whole cheesecakes. These are rich cheesecakes and not the type you find in our local cake shops.

1.     Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake

2.     Caramel Apple Cheesecake

3.     Chocolate Cheese Strawberry Cupcakes

Price Per Person: $100 (class will commence once there are 6 students)

Private Class: $500

Classes will be held at 70 Road 14/24 Petaling Jaya.  Please call 016 6827465 or email nicholas_pillai@yahoo.com to book and to make any enquiries.  Please check my blog, www.nicholaspillai.wordpress.com for class schedules and any changes.

Payments are to be made in advance unless otherwise stated.

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My First Hand Bag Cake

The last two days have been rather daunting. I took an order that I was quite close to giving up because I had never done this sort of cake before. And after a rather hectic and stressful week last week and the weekend as well I might add, I thought enough was enough, but since I took the order and it was for one of my best clients I could not day no. So I made my first HANDBAG CAKE!!!!!

Constructing it was bad enough. I did look around on the internet and it was all

Side view of the cake

stuff that would take days to do and I had Monday to bake the cakes and Tuesday to ice it, so there was no mucking around and thinking of anything fancy mancy! I had to make it high and so I had to make sure the cake was “strong” enough to take the other cakes weight. I could have used fruit cake, but that would be too expensive and not many people like fruit cake although Farah does like it I know. So I piled on 3 layers of Nutty Carrot Cake and on top I put an Orange Butter Cake, so cake alone it was 5 kilos already. I sandwiched it with cream cheese frosting and then covered it with butter icing, and then proceeded to cover it with fondant. And last night, I swear the cake looked like a something from Hansel and Gretel gone wrong. It was hideous.

I gave up at 10.30 pm and went to bed. And trust me it was not easy going to bed with things on your mind.

I did have things in mind the next morning, that I thought thru the last night and I actually did an Emmanuel Stroobant and drew everything on a piece of paper, step by step, because this is almost like constructing the real thing.

So, I started again, with paper in hand and adding bits and pieces and three hours later. This is my cake. It does need a little bit of changes but for my first time, I think I can do it better next time. I chose not to use any designer names or logos because to me without making a big thing about it, it is an infringement of a brand, so I will not do such things as I am very against things like this. So this is Nicholas Pillai Design.

Sometimes I believe my cake teacher whose been gone for more then 19 years

Check out the back pocket

now Mrs Elaine Kathleen Foenander watches over me. Even when I was young and quite hopeless she always gave me extra and taught me more then she did with the other ladies, I never knew why she’d take the pains to do so for this big fat kid who asked a lot of questions. So this goes out to Mrs Foenander! It’s not the best, but it will get better…..