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The Celcom Cupcake Challenge

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Have you guys heard? There's a cupcake decorating contest going on!  If you are a cupcake decorator, baker or eater this is something fun for you to try out and win big while you're at it. It is a cupcake decorating contest held in conjunction with Malaysia's 55th anniversary of independence and the upcoming Malaysia Day Celebrations on September 16th. It is open to all Malaysians in the spirit of 1Malaysia.

I was invited to an exclusive cupcake baking class for bloggers and media for the Celcom Cupcake Challenge organised by Celcom Axiata Berhad in conjunction with its launch. It was held at The Cooking House, hosted by Lu Soo Chee, resident cake artist and a member of ICES (International Cake Exploration Societe) and the British Sugar-craft Guild, who has more than 10 years of baking and cake-decorating experience.

About 50 participants from popular Malaysian blogs and media publications attended the class to learn the basics of baking and cake decorating with a patriotic twist. I was there with Tammy (Plusizekitten), Jean (MystyleMylife) and Sidney (BigBoysOven).

It's been a while since my last cupcake baking/decorating class so I was looking forward to it. It's always fun when you get to make your cupcake from scratch, cupcake first then you get to design it. It was a super fun session! The big group was divided into two smaller rooms. The group I was in was handled by Chef Rose, a celebrity chef with her own cooking show, who helped everyone out with the step-by-steps of cupcake baking and decorating.

Making the cupcake batter was the easy part but my icing was a tough one. Gosh I think I developed some serious muscles on my right arm from all that mixing. This is what happens when you are not used to manually mixing stuff.

When my baking partner, Sidney and I eventually got the icings mixed we lined up our 24 cupcakes and started icing away.We decided on a classic flag shape with an almost classic design. Well actually he did most of the piping because I realised I don't have much patience when it comes to decorating. But hey I still love eating those yummy cupcakes. Did I just say my cupcakes were yummy? *laughs*

When all the teams were done everyone was walking around curious to see the others teams design. The winning team was judged by the participants and won themselves an awesome chocolate recipe book which I would have loved to get my hands on. *sigh* I think their design was classic but it had an impact. I rather liked the heart shaped design Tammy and Jean came up with too.

I was so tempted to run away with that cookbook! There's a reason why the blog is called Chocolate Cats. *evil laugh*

So here's how the Celcom Cupcake Challenge works, all you need to do is design a cupcake with your own creative interpretation of National Pride and upload the photo to to be in the running to win prizes worth more than RM100,000. From now until the final submission date of 23 September 2012, 55 participants with the most "Likes" on their entries will be chosen to go on to the grand finale on 29 September 2012.

At the challenge finale, the 55 finalists are to replicate their cupcake designs witnessed by the public and a panel of celebrity judges, who will choose the top three cupcakes designs based on creativity, uniqueness and closet match to submitted photos.

The three top winners will walk away with a brand new Samsung Galaxy SIII smartphone worth RM2,199 each and RM10,000, RM5,000 and RM2,000 in cash for the first, second and third places repectively. The rest of the 52 finalists will receive a stylish LG Prada mobile phone for their achievements. There will also be free Celcom cupcake giveaways this Malaysia Day at selected malls.

For more information, visit the Celcom Cupcake Challenge Facebook page or or call 1 300 111 000 or 1111 from a Celcom mobile.

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  1. I like yours too ..... i think if we had more time.. yours would turn out to be awesome! (with the yellow stage was a rush for everyone) coz i notice the last session everyone was like WOAH WHAT??? TIME'S UP SOON?...

    my icing is like rock hard ....... i have biceps already..

    i had great fun with u girls (and a guy)... wanna have more time spent like this in the future!!! huggiessss


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