Engaged! (:

Hello everyone! I’m terrible sorry for the lack of updates as school has been mad! However, I’m really thankful for the steady flow of readership everyday! (:
School’s coming to an end soon (tomorrow’s my last day I think!) and then come the exams. Come 27th Nov, I’ll have my last paper and I’ll be FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I can almost smell freedom! So please, do hang around, enjoy the recipes here and await my return to the kitchen during my holidays! 
Till then, here are some of my recent works! (:
Double layered chocolate ganache cake for my youngest sister’s 16th! (:
A contemporary twist on a Strawberry Shortcake!  
A Hello Kitty Strawberry Shortcake for a friend! 
I’m loving the whole strawberry shortcake thing so I’m gonna do a blog post on it too! 
To end it on a sweeter note, I got engaged 2 weekends ago! It’s all still a blur for me and we’re still basking in the joy of the newly-engaged mood. But we’re more than happy! (: Am looking forward to planning the wedding and even though I’m itching to do my own wedding cake, I’m forbidden! Well, at least I can do trials and have fun! (: 
Till then, lots of love! (: 
XOXO,
Cynthia
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My journey thus far.

I’m pretty happy that this blog has come a long way. The initial idea of blogging to keep track of my baking experiences has evolved into a baking and cooking blog as I try to cook and bake more for my family and friends. So I thought it’d be nice to give my readers (yes, you!) a glimpse of who I am. (:
I’m Cynthia, a 24 year old Trainee Teacher. Being a trainee teacher doesn’t give me much free time but baking’s one of my passions and I love to bake for my loved ones. It’s one of the way I destress. I’ve got an awesome partner, also known as my favourite boy who’s a supporter of my cooked food and bakes. I’ve also got my family who are occasionally my guinea pigs for the stuff that I cook XD
My journey as a baker started in my secondary school and didn’t ‘grow’ till my dad got the family a small oven. It was big enough to bake a 6 inch cake, an upgrade from our previous toaster oven so I started experimenting with things like Pineapple Tarts from scratch, Mini Fruit Tarts and cakes. I fell in love with the fact that I can bake all these stuff in the comfort of my home and I baked my first real Chocolate Banana Cake from scratch. It’s just by God’s grace that I succeeded in doing so and it opened my eyes to many other bakes that I later took on. 

I also hopped onto the Happy Call Pan craze and started experimenting with cooking. I’m not as talented in cooking as I am in baking but I’m learning. I’m exploring. I’ve also recently acquired my Kitchen Art Pot so I’m exploring all types of cooking too.
In addition, I’ve recently acquired a new oven and an awesome storage shelf by the grace of God against several odds. Indeed, mustard seed faith is more than enough. 
Just like the vision I saw God gave me, to use my talent in cooking and baking to bring people together, I’m doing what I can to do so. I’ve been on my vacation and so I’ve been baking for my cell group, my other family. I’ve also managed to cook a feast for 21 together with some other cell group members. Indeed, it’s a blessing to be able to bless someone around me.
So, as I embark on this journey to share the recipes through step by step image recipes, I do hope that my recipes will help you fall in love with cooking and baking. (: Meanwhile, I’m gonna have loads of fun in the kitchen and I’m looking forward to our first home being ready in 2014/2015 so that I can have a kitchen all to myself. Till then, enjoy your stay here! (: