Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What do you dream of?

Ever since I started the bakery, I learnt that I have so much to learn. And the learning curve is no where near encouraging. Every step forward I took, several steps back will follow. The more steps I took, the further away I am from success.

Ilmu is the key to everything. 'Berniaga perlu ada ilmu'. That, is something I took granted of. I thought that I would be able to learn fast, catch up with the fast pace of the food industry. I have been wrong. I can only crawl when I thought I could fly.

I knew well before I even had the dream of owning a bakery that business is about taking calculated risks. When I had the dream, I also included the risks. When my dream of owning a bakery came true, I came head to head with all the fears of running a business. The risks are my 'profits'. Although all has been calculated, still, I am feeling the pinch.

18 months after day one, I am at the drawing board again.

Every success starts with a dream and with every success, there is a story. My story has been determined by Allah and it is waiting to be told. Until we know the ending, all we know now, is the beginning. It all starts with a dream.

What have I been dreaming of?

I have been dreaming of having my own bakery and cafe. With good enough business to support the families of the workers. I want to pay zakat like the billionaires such that the deeds which Allah will reward me in the dayafter, is like the deeds of the sahabats. The cafe does not have to be big but full of customers day in, day out. It will serve fast cafe foods, prepared using my own recipes. I will have trained staff to prepare the dishes.

The bakery will be like an R&D department for frozen products while there will be like a factory supplying the products to customers around the world. The world Halal market is the target. I will have cakes under my name and delivery vans to transport the cakes through out the country.

Talk about big dreams, ha! :-)

I have no problem with challenges as they make me stronger, although time and time again I need to be picked up. May Allah reward me.

Until my success story is told, I will continue dreaming. Then, with Allah's grace, I will take it to the drawing board and start calculating again. Remember, a story needs to be told!

A bakery at the underground level in Osaka, Japan. 2013.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Brushing my skills

I would like to offer fondant cakes for RM150 only. Yes, RM150 only, for designs such as shown in this post. Maximum 3 colors. I will try to match the colors that you request (colors not including gold, silver and black, these are hard to find). This offer is for cakes to be collected from 1st - 30th September 2013 (depending on my capacity).

Choose either Red Velvet, Moist Choc or Butter Cake.

Size = 8"

Please order 2 weeks in advance. 50% deposit is required.
Self pick up at 43, Lorong Seri Bayu 2, Taman Seri Bayu, Nibong Tebal.










Sunday, August 25, 2013

Fondant Cakes: RM350

Moist Choc / Butter / Fruit / Red Velvet cake

Please order 2 weeks in advance. 50% deposit is required.
Self pick up at 43, Lorong Seri Bayu 2, Taman Seri Bayu, Nibong Tebal.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Rich Fruit Cake

This is my first attempt at this particular fruit cake recipe. I hope this step by step process helps!

Here are the ingredients. You will need sugar, water, butter, dried mixed fruits, flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and some nutmeg powder. YUMMY!

1) Firstly, caramelize 350gm of caster sugar. Best if you use a wide pan, perhaps 7" minimum. When the sugar starts to turn brown in color, just swirl your pan to mix it around. When it has turned amber, pour 60ml of hot water. Watch out. The steam is extremely hot!

2) Lower your heat. Add 250gm butter and 500gm mixed fruits. Turn off heat and leave to cool a bit.

3) Then, add in your already sifted mix of dry ingredients (350gm flour, 1 tsp cream of tartar, 2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp nutmeg powder). The smell of nutmeg is inviting.

4) Lastly, add 3 already lightly beaten eggs. Mix well.

5) Pour mixture into 8" x 8" lined (base), greased and lightly floured baking tin.

6) Cover with aluminium foil and steam for 4 hours (1 hour on high heat + 3 hours on medium). Make sure the water is already boiling when you place your tin in the steamer. Check the water often, adding boiling water if required.

I love my bamboo steamer. Never lets me down.

7) After 4 hours, test your cake with a skewer. Should come out clean.

I left the cake in the tin to cool down a bit before turning it out. I should leave the cake to cool completely before slicing (they said that it is best to leave a fruit cake overnight, at least, before eating it), but I was impatient and had a slice or two while it was still warm.. hi hi ..

The cake is heavy, so moist and I sooo love the butter and nutmeg taste. It isn't so sweet and the fruits scattered. Sooo gooood!

I will definitely make this again.

Why don't you give it a try and tell me what you think!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fondant Cakes: RM250


Moist Choc / Butter / Fruit / Red Velvet cake
Size = 8"
Please order 2 weeks in advance. 50% deposit is required.
Self pick up at 43, Lorong Seri Bayu 2, Taman Seri Bayu, Nibong Tebal.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fondant Cakes: RM200

Moist Choc / Butter / Fruit / Red Velvet cake
Size = 8"
Please order 2 weeks in advance. 50% deposit is required.
Self pick up at 43, Lorong Seri Bayu 2, Taman Seri Bayu, Nibong Tebal.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Brownies! brownies! brownies!

One of our popular product is the Serious Chocolate Brownies. We sell them in packs of 25 bars at RM25 per pack. If you would like to try bake one yourself, you can find the recipe with step by step photos here.

Orr.. order them from me :-)

I have made some for a hantaran order and have one extra pack. Interested? Just give me a call.

Serious Choc Brownies

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Rich Chocolate Cookies

Dengan namaNya...

Our cookies are available throughout the year.

This is Rich Choc Cookies. Full of almond and rich chocolate flavour. We use either Buttercup or Anchor butter.

RM16.50/box ~300gm


Monday, August 19, 2013

One step back...

Bayudelights is operating from home again. All orders will be prepared by me personally. Therefore, there will be some constraints on the type of orders that Bayudelights will accepted. But one bake that will not be refused is brownies!

Here are some photos of an order for hantaran a few months back. If you are interested, please call me ya! 0194784302.

Serious Choc Brownies (in window box with ribbon), 9" x 9"

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cheezy Pizza.

One of our frozen product is Cheezy Chicken/Beef Pizza.

Fluffy and soft base topped with our very own special sauce. We use premium sausages and mozarella cheese only. Lots of them!
This 10" pizza will satisfy your hunger and you'll be asking for more.
Try one! Only RM15.90 per piece.

Attractive price for dealers. Call me (0194784302) for more information, ya!

Friday, May 31, 2013