Wednesday, 26 September 2012

homemade gift

Homemade gift for a special friend,

someone who shares the same passion for baking...

someone who fares way better than me in keeping....
her household of three active children with a full time job and without a helper...

someone who cares to listen to a housewife's never ending ramblings...




Freshly baked mooncakes for my friend....with my lack of skills, they are nothing close to store bought ones...

but, as the saying goes, best gifts come from the heart, not the wallet...

well, I do feel thick-skinned to give my humble mooncakes away...for my friend would need to pay a high price for them...

that is, for wasting her calories on yucky food, paiseh paiseh (^_^''')


little fishes...


tiny rabbits....



specially for her children...I don't think they will mind the empty calories ;)


Recipe from here and here.

29 comments:

Edith said...

So cute. YOu are right, gift does not need to be valued by the $$ and cents. It is the heart that matters.

The Experimental Cook said...

These are perfect gifts - for friends and their kids. Couldn't be any better! Happy Mid Autumn Festival!

Phong Hong said...

The mooncakes you baked for your friend are gorgeous! And those little fishes and tiny rabbits are so cute! Aiyah, what paiseh, your friend and her kids would be delighted. You should be proud of your efforts :)

melonpan said...

how cute *wow* i love this cute built how can i buy this formers??

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Totally not thick skinned...anyone would love to receive such a lovely gift for sure. :))

Kimmy said...

Hi HHB, I wouldn't mind being the recipient. Lovely mooncakes. My family prefers snow skin mooncakes to baked ones. Your are very creative, the mooncakes are so cute.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

收到的人
肯定很开心:)

Anonymous said...

Awesome gifts! They are so pretty!

Fiona

mj said...

Your handiwork is so neat & beautiful, the bunnies especially are totally adorable! Anybody would be pleased to receive these gifts :-)))

Happy Homebaker said...

Edith, if everybody could think like you, I am sure you know what I mean, there are many who measure things only by the dollar sign ;)

The Experimental Cook, happy mooncake festival to you too!

Phong Hong, I think my mooncakes cannot match those store bought ones, especially those from hotels and restaurants, made by sifu!

melonpan, I am sorry, not sure what you are referring to?

Bee Bee, I worry, 好看不好吃...

Kimmy, going to make the snowskin ones soon...the baked ones need to make in advance as it needs 1 to 2 days for them to soften (回油).

鲸鱼, 这些只能拿来骗小孩 :)

Thanks Fiona!

MJ, I used an egg mould to make the little fishes, as for the bunnies, just need to shape into a round and stick on the ears...no skills required, anyone can do it!

Simply bakes said...

Oh HHB you are too humble! But that is why i love reading your blog posts:)
This present is amazing and nobody would mind receiving such a delicious home baked gift. :D Well, i wouldnt!:)

CY said...

Oooh, I wish I was daring enough to try making my own moon cake. I doubt I can find pre made fillings here in Perth. :(. Love the cute rabbits!

Honey boy said...

Wish you and family Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

Ur friend is so lucky to receive this from u. Very nicely done.

Happy mid-autumn festival to ur family and u!

Vinitha said...

What gorgeous bakes!!! Ur friend is soooo lucky and blessed to have you around :) Love the shapes and packaging!!

Small Small Baker said...

Lovely mooncakes and nice packaging! Happy Mid Autumn Festival! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, may I know where did you buy the fish egg mould from?
Wendy

Anonymous said...

Hi HHB, I hope you don't mind me asking about your oven here. After reading your review about your Bosch oven, I also bought one too. It's really a good oven with even heat. Thank a lot for your review. Have you tried to bake 2 tiers cupcakes or muffin? - Sue Chua

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Sue, did u get the exact same model? So far I have baked 2 tiers of cookies, bread buns, mooncakes and pizza (no muffins yet since I dont bake in big batches). I used the drip tray to double up as baking tray at the bottom rack. So far so good, even browning even for the bottom tray. I usually use the 3D hot air function (the one with the fan icon) if I need to bake on two racks, but with the fan on, the oven temp is higher, so need to adjust/monitor closely. hope this helps.

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Wendy, if I remember correctly, i got it from BHG at Bugis junction.

Anonymous said...

Hi HHB the one you bought was obsoleted and so I bought another model which is also provide 5 functions only. There was promotion and I paid less than $1K. I feel it's really a good buy after using a few times. Since you have tried baked 2 tiers of breads and mooncakes, I foresee it should work well with muffins too. Thanks for your reply ^.^* Sue Chua

Jaques said...

wow!! they are so lovely! can i ask who did u buy the lovely boxes? =)

Anonymous said...

hi,homebaker. i also like to know which bosch oven model u bought?^O^ txs in advance.

YE

Happy Homebaker said...

Jaques, it is a recycled box, I simply pasted a paper dolly over it...

YE, you may refer to this post here:
http://happyhomebaking.blogspot.sg/2010/11/is-it-b-b-or.html

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind getting one as they are simply gorgeous and looks delicious.

Anonymous said...

Hi, u mentioned abt using the fan assisted mode for baking, did u use the same mode for baking your mooncakes as well. I used the top n bottom mode but the colour turned out uneven, unlike yours browned very evenly. Lovely. Tks...jeannie

Happy Homebaker said...

Hi Jeannie, yes, I usually use the fan mode whenever I need to bake on two racks/trays.

cquek said...

oh yum, lovely color and texture!

punit unisense said...

awwwww they look so delicious!
really, you are a magician! what a cute gift!

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