Monday, September 29, 2014

Bag Sewing Projects


After I started the wristlets projects, I found many free online bag tutorials which were not as difficult to follow as I thought. With so many scrap curtain fabrics that my ex-classmate,Cecelia gave me after she shutdown her curtain fabric shop, I decided to fully utilize them. Instead of making more small wristlet and phone bags, it was time for me to take the challenge of making bigger bags.

2014 Wristlet collections




I am really not a handbag person as I seldom wear handbag to work or even for shopping. Because of this, the likes of branded handbags such as Gucci, Prada, LV etc. were never in my “must have” list. I am ok to settle with any bag as long as it is functional. These online DIY bag patterns are functional and pretty. They are great for own use and also great as gifts to give away.

The following bag collections are the results of the many weekends that I spent since end of last year. Whenever I was not into baking, these sewing projects took place.

Most of these bags were no longer with me, except for the following three bags, which I just couldn’t give them up due to their nice fabric pattern.

Pleated bag by U- handbag


My favorite evening bag, Rosette round handle bag


and this latest collection Diana Hobo bag


The following bags were gifts that I gave away to relatives, friends and colleagues for various functions such as New Year, new born and farewell.

These were diaper bags for my Finance team members. You can get the free diaper bag tutorial from here

diaper bag_collage


New year bag for my second Sister-in-law, Phoebe Bag pattern by Rebeka Lambert.


Farewell gift to my ex-IT staff, round wooden handle tote bag.


The latest hobo bag to my ex-Finance member.


These bags may not be made from fancy expensive material, but every bag made was a limited edition as they never shared the same bag and fabric patterns. For all the bags that I gave away, I hope the new owners would cherish them dearly and whenever they used it, I would be in their thoughts.

Or maybe I should sign off my master pieces by making a small embroidery to be sewed inside as my own brand. clip_image001

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mrs NgSK’s Butter Cake 牛油蛋糕


Butter cake again ? Recipe #3

Following up from my previous post, here I am introducing another great butter cake recipe from a blog which I came across while I was researching on butter cake recipes.

I was glad that my trial turned out successful. The cake tasted really soft and moist as claimed by the blog post. The main difference of this recipe as compared to the last 2 recipes I blogged before was this recipe required the egg whites and yolks to be separated and to beat the white and sugar into stiff egg white. More skill was needed to make this cake as stiff egg white was not easy to make.



Crack free butter cake Smile




I baked this cake for my late mother-in-law’s passing anniversary jìrì () prayer ceremony. Besides this cake, I also made my signature dish roasted pork belly while Auntie Lan made rice dumpling ( Bak Chang). It was a sumptuous lunch for her.

Collage 2014-08-03 12_32_40

Mrs Ng SK's Butter Cake

The recipe adapted from Wendyinkk's blog. This butter cake recipe originated from one of the church members of Mrs Ng SK.


  • 230g Butter ( I used the whole butter 250g)
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 4 eggs ( about 200g), separated into whites and yolks
  • 200g sifted self-raising flour
  • 60ml milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 50g caster sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C for at least 15min, line the base of 8” baking pan with parchment paper and grease the sides of the baking pan.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla at medium speed till pale and fluffed up.
  3. Add in egg yolks, one at a time making sure it's well mixed before adding the next.
  4. Add half of the flour, mix at slow speed. Add in milk, mix then the remaining flour.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk egg whites with 50g caster sugar till soft peaks.
  6. Scoop ⅓ of the egg white into the batter, and mix it thoroughly, to lighten up the batter.
  7. Add in the remaining egg whites and fold it in with a spatula.
  8. Pour into the lined baking pan and level.
  9. Place in the middle rack of the oven, bake for 45 minutes at 170 C
  10. Lower the temperature to 150C at last the 15 minutes if you see the top is too brown, or using a aluminum sheet to cover the top.
  11. Using a skewer to check doneness of the cake by poking into the center of the cake, if it's cooked, the skewer comes out clean.



    成份 :

    230克牛油(我用250克) 150克砂糖, 鸡蛋4个(约200克) ,分为蛋 白和蛋黄, 200克过筛自发面粉, 60毫升奶, 1茶匙香草精, 50克砂糖


    1. 烤箱预热至170℃。最好先预热15分钟

    2. 将烤箱预热至180℃15分钟, 可减少至170, 烤盘抹油或置油纸。

    3. 使用低速将牛油+细砂糖一起混合搅拌,换到中速打至松发变白。

    4. 在糖还没有完全溶解,倒入第一个蛋黄后继续搅拌,每次加蛋奶油完全吸收蛋黄后,再加入蛋黄搅拌至蛋黄搅拌完毕。再加入香草精拌匀。

    5. 面粉划分为二分次拌入,鸡蛋奶油里最低速度搅拌混合 最后,加入牛奶拌匀。

    6. 在另一个碗,搅拌蛋清和50克细砂糖,搅拌至软峰 即蛋白膏的峰尖挺立不下垂并硬性发泡。舀蛋白膏分为三次拌入面糊中调匀了。


     8.将烤盘放进烘箱中架。烤45分钟或至金黄色。 用牙签/串以测试,串出来干净,它已熟, 从烘箱中取出,让烤盘冷却5分钟后才除去烤盘倒出蛋糕。



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