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August Culinary Classes

Cookies for Hari Raya
Sunday August 7th – 10 to 1 pm
Thursday August 18th – 10 to 1pm
This is a fully hands on session where you will be making all three types of cookies.  You will learn,
1.     Chocolate Chip Cookies
2.     Almond London
3.     Butter Cookies
Price Per Person: $120 (Minimum 4 in a class) This is a fully hands on class.
Please bring containers and come dressed comfortably.
Private Class: $400
Tea Time Favorites
Sunday August 7th 2.30 to 5 pm
Three of my favorite teatime favorites, tested and tried too many times
1.     Fluffy Lemon Filled Cupcakes with Meringue topping    
2.     Lemon Puffs 

3.     Chourros
Price Per Person: $100 (Minimum 4 in a class)  Private Class: $400
Northern Indian Vegetarian Cooking
Saturday August 13th – 2 to 5 pm
This is a partially hands on class where you will learn to make the following,
1.     Vegetarian Biryani
2.     Aloo Gobi
3.     Paneer
4.     Palak Paneer
5.     Roghani Kumbh – Mushroom with a rich onion and tomato gravy
Price Per Person: $120 (Minimum 5 in a class)  Please bring containers to take home your food.  Private Class: $500
Happy Cupcakes
Sunday August 14th – 10 to 1pm
Wednesday August 31st – 2 to 5 pm
Learn to make and decorate cupcakes.  Each person will get to decorate 8 cupcakes to take home. You will learn,

1.     Cupcakes        
2.     Butter Icing
3.     Fondant
4.     Chocolate Topping
5.     Chocolate Cream
Price Per Person: $100
This is a fully hands on class, so please dress comfortably.  Please bring a big enough container to take your cupcakes home. 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. 


Cupcakes Galore

Cupcake making started all by accident. I never thought I had it in me to make cupcakes till one day I was forced to but a friend. And then it took off.

I made a batch of 100 cupcakes for this little girl on Saturday, and although it was a big rush, the oohhs and ahhhs I got and a couple of wows made it all worth it.

Happy Cupcakes

I like making cupcakes that make people smile and think happy thoughts. The kind of cupcakes that brings out the child in us and it has happened a few times when older people come for a party and they see the cupcakes arranged on the table, you see that little child in their eyes and the excitement of going back to their childhood.

Cupcake making is not something you can rush, while yes you may rush but at the back of your head you need to plan what you want to do and should already have a rough idea.  I do have moments when I have Cupcake Making Block, and then you will see a totally different side of my piping capabilities. When I am not rushed and am in a happy mood, it is also different.

Call me the Moody Cupcake Decorator.

Decorating cupcakes too does not require much skill, it requires you to bring out the inner child in you.  The inner child we all wish to forget because we are so grown up. Sometimes it is this inner child that we choose to hide is what hinders our creative juices.  I tell that to all my students when they come to class.  I never teach them particular patterns, I teach them to let out what’s inside. And in the end it works out fine and you see a whole room full of grownups having a good happy time making cupcakes.