Every Secondary School (high school) female student in Malaysia takes a few years of Home Economics as part of the school curriculum. I was no exception. I enjoyed these classes as it wasn't just book studying and not boring basically. I had already started learning to bake from my Aunts and my Mom so it was always fun (unless I forgot to bring some ingredients!).
These skills came in handy when my husband (knicknamed Maddog) suggested that instead of buying some candy as favours for the guests attending our daughter's 1st year birthday party (it's all quite formal here when it comes to the 100th Day and the 1st year birthday) that I bake some cupcakes instead. Made it more personal he said. I decided to make Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Cream Cheese Frosting. They turned out dense and gives you really nice texture especially when it is accompanied by the cream cheese.
50 cupcakes later with no help from Maddog, I was thinking... I'm really enjoying the decorating part. The baby was asleep and it was calming.
I had bought a hobby decoration kit from Sydney a little while back and decided to 'break it out' for this occassion. I kept it simple with the closed star tip and made stars and swirls topped with loveheart sprinkles.
The cupcakes were packed into individual boxes (which I found in the packaging/wrapping paper street in Namdaemun market)and cushioned by tissue to ensure they didn't mess themselves up with the sides of the boxes.
I was happy, the guests were happy and so began my baking journey in Seoul.