Cake Fairy Tales

Life's better with cake and a sprinkle of fairy dust

Love my stars, love my scars

I was working the late shift alone in my bakery when I burnt my thumb on a crazy-hot piece of sugar. As I ran the offending blister that formed almost … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Smile for the on-ride camera

Weeks ago, I was in imminent danger of losing my 3-year-old bakery. Call it ignorance, inexperience, laziness (to arm myself with knowledge of contractual law), misplaced trust, complacency… etc., I … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

One Helluva Ride

One helluva ride. That’s my pet name for the past fifteen months. This is not one of those posts where I cry whoopie and exclaim how amazing life has been, … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · 2 Comments

Sometimes you win

It seems like everyone on my Facebook is exclaiming how their 2014 is ending on a high note, they would like to thank you and him and her and whomever… … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

That Quiet Place

Each time I feel overwhelmed, I retreat to this quiet place in my mind where I can almost always change the way I view pain. This week, it seemed my … Continue reading

December 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Prayer is a piece of cake, really

I’m not the most deeply religious person around. Granted I did spend a big part of my youth in church, and for that I am thankful. That gave me a decent … Continue reading

July 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

That Crazy Dreamer

Change is good, mostly. Which is why I’ve changed the title of this blog. Recently, I decided to take a quantum leap into the unknown. I took what was originally my little home … Continue reading

June 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

April Showers Bring May Blooms

Though April showers may come your way They bring the flowers that bloom in May   It seemed the NE monsoon was a tad late in reaching our sunny shores … Continue reading

April 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Assam Boy and Kueh Salat Girl in Bangkok (again)!

This was the perfect getaway, even the Hubby agrees. A quick zip-around to Bangkok and back in less than 48 hours. We came back energized, thinner (in spite of eating MORE and … Continue reading

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snickers Oreo Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe

This week I experienced life without my precious set of digital kitchen scales. Any baker worth their salt will attest that this is probably the single most important piece of … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 10 Comments

I need a cake NOW – part 2

Part 1 proved quite a hit, so I humbly present… the sequel. It’s been proven the sequel is never as good, so this could be a bad move, but heck, I … Continue reading

March 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Vespa Cake

No danger of speeding with this cake, not for another, maybe, 40-50 years. This cake was the most fun I had all week. I just love it when these caking … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · 4 Comments

I need a cake NOW

Someone in my circle of bakers related an SOS call she received from a hysterical bride-to-be who was let down by her baker on the night before her engagement party. … Continue reading

February 27, 2014 · 5 Comments

Say It With… Cheese!

I just love it when I get requests for quirky cakes. Sometimes the best cake ideas come from the people who ask for my cakes; I am merely thy humble … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · 3 Comments

Easy Irish Lamb Stew

Every other Saturday, the husband and I visit a meat wholesaler to load up on steaks, chops and mince to feed ourselves and our furkids. This month, however, we didn’t … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · Leave a comment


Did you know: Pink was only used to refer to the colour as late as the 17th century? The colour was named after the flowering plants with frilly-edged petals called … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Disco Ball Karaoke Cake

Too many cakes and not enough time to post them all! So I’m going to pull off a quickie here. Lots of pictures and a little text, how’s that sound? … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ambulance and Fire Truck Engagement Cake

This was one cake request that made me go awww…. A nurse and a firefighter getting hitched? How sweet is that. I mean, these folks save lives for a living. … Continue reading

February 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

Feb 5 is World Nutella Day – Nutella Popiah for One

Happy World Nutella Day! I racked my brains last night to decide on a Nutella recipe to make for one. Since the Husband is on a post-CNY detox/workout craze, I … Continue reading

February 5, 2014 · 6 Comments

My first number cake – Lightning McQueen meets old-school

Every 80s/90s kid in Singapore worth their salt would remember what birthday cakes used to look like. Long before fondant and all kinds of character cakes hit our sunny shores, … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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