Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rayes's Birthday Cake from Corine and Cake

Words can't express how much gratitude I felt by the sponsorship of Rayes's 3 year old birthday cake by Corine and Cake.

Corine used to be an editor by profession and after realising that baking is her ultimate passion, she quit her job to go into baking full time.  She and her team of bakers bake birthday cakes for Celebrities and Social Media Personalities like Zoe Tay, Zhu Hou Ren, Hong Hui Fang and Bong Qiu Qiu's daughter, Meridith first month celebration.  Even though me and Rayes are not considered celebrities, Corine and her team actually baked a birthday cake for Rayes's birthday celebration.  Thank you so much!

Corine was very sweet and promptly emailed me some designs of Mickey Mouse birthday cakes after I told her that Rayes like Mickey Mouse.  After receiving her email, I asked Rayes to choose his favorite design and yes,  this was the cake design which Rayes chose for himself.  Really cute!

I love how cheery the cake looks!
As the school had a few cases of HFMD, I was the only one allowed to go into the school to help him celebrate his birthday.

Rayes was extremely happy to see the Mickey Mouse cake on the table in exactly the same design he chose a few weeks ago.

So suitable for kids!
 Pardon his small little eyes as he just woke up from his afternoon nap in school.

Grinning happily
Corine was very kind to ask me if I wanted buttercream cake or fondant cake and even explained to me the difference between the two.

Besides that, she also let me choose the flavour of the cake sponge and due to popular demand by the two boys, Rayes and Kaiser, chocolate strawberry was chosen.

Rayes's friends waiting to sing the birthday song for him
Rayes was looking forward to the birthday celebration and he was dressed for the occasion too... In Mickey Mouse attire no less... lol.


I struggled to bring the cake in together with the goodie bags for the children as my helper couldn't enter the school.  Luckily, the teachers helped me to settle the children and got them to sit around the table.


As I was the camera woman, the teacher helped me to light the candles on the cake while I got ready to snap some photos.

Lighting the candles
 It happened to be Children's Day Celebration in the morning that day, hence all the students including the teachers were in their party clothes.


 After the chilren sang the birthday song, Rayes blew the candles out.

 

Just look at how happy Rayes was after he blew the candles out.


 One of the teachers volunteered to take over the camera so that I could have some photos with my two darling boys.


Yes, we finally got to cut the cake so that all the children and teachers can get to eat it.



 And of course, Rayes got to eat the first slice of cake with that Mickey Mouse design.

Mummy, I can't bear to eat the cake!
 All the children enjoyed eating the cake from Corine and Cake that they asked for a second helping.

Enjoying their own slices of cakes
 I love the cake from Corine and Cake as it was very yummy yet it wasn't extremely sweet.  The sponge was flavourful and moist.  The design was very beautifully executed, while taking into consideration what Rayes wanted.  The buttercream held up very well without any signs of melting even though I collected the cake at around 230pm and I was stuck in a traffic jam for about 30 mins.  After I reached home, the teacher texted me to ask me to come in around 345pm instead as the children had a later nap time that day due to Children's Day celebration in the morning.  By the time I set up the table and cake, it was close to 4pm.  The whole time, I didn't put the cake into my fridge as I didn't have a space inside.  The cake still looked awesome after close to 2 hours without any refrigeration.

On top of that, Corine and Cakes are different from the rest due to the following:

Baked from scratch vs Factory cakes
All the cakes are baked from scratch by the production team using quality ingredients. They don’t buy wholesale cakes mass produced by factory.
Fresh ingredients vs Readymade canned food
Nothing can be equal to the natural, fresh ingredients. They do not believe in flavouring essence and canned food. They make berries compote with berries and baked lemon cakes with fresh lemon.
Natural dairy products vs Hydrogenated fats
They don’t compromise on health. The dairy products used in our cakes are 100% pure.The cost is double with non-dairy products but they do not use products that contain hydrogenated fats, synthetic flavour, stabilizer and other unrecognizable chemicals, eg. Margarine, fresh cream/ topping cream.
Meringue Buttercream vs Shortening/ gelatine
Their frosting holds up well in Singapore’s hot and humid weather. They only use Swiss Meringue and Italian Meringue Buttercream for our frosting. No shortening or gelatine is added to stabilize it. The result is a light and fluffy Buttercream that is lower in fat and less sweet.



If you are looking for cakes for celebrations or special occasions, do give Corine and Cakes a try.  Corine and her team of bakers bake from their hearts and what you get are delicious and healthy cakes with touches of something extra... sincerity and kindness.

Thanks again Corine and Cakes for everything!  You made a 3 year old boy's dream come true with a Mickey Mouse design chocolate birthday cake.

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