Saturday, 19 November 2016

Lovely Christmas Roses from Christmastree.sg (PROMO code)

Christmas came early for me! 

Who doesn't love receiving such gorgeous flowers especially during the festive season of Christmas! While bouquets are sweet and lovely, what I love about this Christmas Flower Basket that Christmastree.sg sent me is the rustic-looking wooden basket filled with beautiful dark red roses and other Christmas flowers. Roses are classic choices for gift-giving but they are also irresistible to many. 

In case you are wondering, ChristmasTree.sg is a one-stop shop to get all your Christmas decorative supplies and also Christmas Tree if you haven't got one yet. 



My flower basket consists of a mix of Roses, Hydrangea, Ponsietta and Hypericum Berry which totally screams CHRISTMAS in my face. The berries are soooo cute ;)

I have already added this flower basket into my indoor mini garden together with my previous terrarium collection. I think generally flowers make people happy and it definitely livens up the house a lot more!



I love the basket so much and I can probably try to grow some plants in it after the flowers wilt. It resembles a mini garden to me! At least I get to keep this cute basket at the end of the day.


Aside from Christmas Flowers, Christmastree.sg also offers Christmas decor such as the Christmas Tree, cute reindeer stockings, lighting, stars and many more. Their prices are really affordable and there's a promotion going on as well! Not forgetting my 15% promo code :)

It's a happy thing to gather around the Christmas Tree during the festive season, to enjoy some Christmas delicacies while opening up your gifts. It's honestly the best part of Christmas! I used to do that with my family too but over the recent years, we are always out of Singapore in mid December. Sometimes, we still set up our Christmas tree in advance and celebrate the joyous occasion during the New Year. I still like how Christmas Trees and decors make the house so much prettier. 


Shop for their Christmas tree now! 



I think this should be the last pair of reindeer stockings! SO ADORABLE!!!

You can also hop on over to Floral Garage if you are in for some beautiful flowers for your loved ones! 



Remember to key in MONICE15 to enjoy 15% off all products at Christmastree.sg

TIME FOR SOME X'MAS SHOPPING! 

Thank you Christmastree.sg for sending this gift to me.


Read my previous review on DIY Terrariums by Floral Garage Singapore here:
(Promo: MONICE10)


Sunday, 13 November 2016

My Baking Milestones | Monice Bakes

It has been such a long time since I've talked about my baking in this blog. October has been a busy month with orders and also a second sponsor for NTU welfare pack. I think it's time I take just a little short break to chill, regain some energy and motivation before continuing on.

I do wish that I have more time refine my skills along the way instead of just accepting orders with repetitive designs. Although I do appreciate that this also gives me a chance to have more practice. But I'm always delighted when customers just let me decide on the designs and colors!

Some of my new baking milestones.
  • Bake a 2-tier cake, but only so far it's a small one (6.5 inch + 4 inch)
I think it would be a lot easier if I can find a 4 inch cake aluminium cake base so that it is easier to transfer onto the 6.5 inch cake. Otherwise, I think it is still manageable! I think tall cakes are fun to work with as I have more surface area to decorate.


  • Decorate a cake with full fondant, including the sides of the cake

Honestly, fondant is tricky with a weather like Singapore's - so humid. It's almost impossible without the use of air-con. And then again, fondant cakes shouldn't go into a fridge or else the fondant "CRIES". Just do a test and you will get what I mean. Thankfully, my first fondant cake turned out well and the customers love it!


  • 3D Rosettes (Officially)
Why do I say official is because I have previously used petal tips before, but I didn't realize that I have been using the correct tip in a wrong angle, petals still come out as petals but they just look weird. Still far from perfect but I'm trying! ;)


(In fact, this was just baked yesterday!)
  • First Proposal Cake
I've done door gifts and desserts for Wedding couples but never for a proposal before. So I was pretty excited to be part of their wonderful occasion! And of course she said yes! Congrats!! 


And here are some of my other favourite bakes in these few months!










I have also recently sponsored about 500 cookies for NTU EEE Club Exam Welfare Event in early Nov. It really excites me to know that they like my cartoon cookies! Anyway for those who have been asking, unfortunately I am not planning to continue any more sponsorship for the time-being due to my work commitment. I try to accept some orders now and then when I have the time so feel free to check with me okay!


For those who have been following my bakes, I hope you're not bored of my pictures yet! ;)