Monday, March 28, 2011
First and foremost, I like to thank Fitri of Rumah Manis who has been so supportive in my fondant pursuit and generous in adding my fondant tools. Her unexpected package came by as a sweet surprise in the middle of a long boring week at work. I couldn’t help but feel so blessed since she sent me all the things that I had wanted but unavailable in Thailand. The package consisted of spiral pattern and mini fondant rolling pins, flower cutter and pattern press sets, and dusting and decorating tip pouches, and lots of chocolates… and of course a very special St. Louis keychain and postcard. Wow, thanks Fitri! Thanks so much :-)
This has been such a big inspiration to get me going with my fondant creation as what she has so precisely put it in her postcard:
“Greetings from St. Louis :-) Dear Kris, I send you some stuff to help you create more and more lovely things with fondant. Enjoy, and always follow your dreams.”
This week I tried something that kids like Fitri’s daughter would love, I hope… Never quite sure how well it turned out but I thought it was time to lay my hands on figurines and explored the fun of creating cute little persons. Fit, this is a dedication to you and your daughter. Hope both of you like these! :-)
Meanwhile, I like to show my gratitude to Cindy Cullen of Culinary Arts College who has included my blog in the Top 40 French Cooking Blogs. Couldn’t believe my eyes that Bake in Paris was placed in the Pastry category right next to the prestigious celebrity blog of David Lebovitz. And Cindy's description of my blog goes something like “… a pristine site with beautiful images that will have any reader salivating instantly. The blogger is a graphic designer whose artistic instincts play a pivotal role in the construction of each pastry. Undoubtedly, these pastries taste as good as they look”. Feel free to check it out!
And another gratitude goes to Xiaolu of 6bittersweets for inviting me into the judging panel for this month’s DMBLGIT. It has always been fun and exciting to stay focused and objective in giving points to the participants’ photos. Drop by 6bittersweets to see who are the lucky winners!