Steamed Corn Cake Cups (version 2)

After my first attempt of making Steamed Corn Cake Cups, I had decided to try again, this time with another recipe from The Corn Cups looks really good in her recipe. I had hoped mine is just as good.

This second version of Steamed Corn Cake Cups definitely taste better. Hmm.. I should try the creamy corn as used in the recipe. I had leftover corn kernels, so I just use it. And the recipe requires 2 eggs, but I realised I only left one in the fridge. OMG. Maybe that's why the Steamed Corn Cake Cups looks so... rough? Oops..


Prep time
15 mins
Cook time
30 mins
Total time
45 mins
Makes 6 steam cakes

  • 1 egg
  • 70g sugar
  • 100g corn
  • 125g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 40g melted butter
  1. Whip eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  2. Add in creamy corn, mix until well-blended.
  3. Fold in plain flour and baking powder, mix until well blended. 
  4. Add in butter, mix until well-incorporated.
  5. Pour the mixture into greased and floured cupcake mould.
  6. Steam for 30 minutes.

Magnolia Tropical Sling

Who doesn't love ice cream? Especially in such a hot, sunny Singapore where eating ice cream is such a refreshing enjoyment. I do!

Magnolia Tropical Sling Jolly, the cold lime wrapped vanilla ice cream, has two other new fruity flavours. The newly launched Magnolia Tropical Sling Apple Burst and Tropical Sling Berry Blast gives you more fruity choices to choose from.

Light and refreshing Magnolia Tropical Sling Apple Burst is a delightful pineapple and apple flavoured ice cream with real pineapple bits enveloped by a cold burst of apple ice cream.

Magnolia Tropical Sline Berry Blast's burst of flavour comes from a mouth-watering mix of mulberry, strawberry, raspberry and blueberry ice cream which envelops the pineapple flavoured ice cream with real pineapple bits centre.

After trying all three flavours, I love the Magnolia Tropical Sling Jolly and the Tropical Sling Berry Blast the most. Magnolia Tropical Sling Jolly for it's cool, refreshing taste and the Tropical Sling Berry Blast for the sweet indulgement. Magnolia Tropical Sling Apple Burst does not taste as sweet, but just as delicious and refreshing.

But do lick your ice cream quickly while you spend time to share your tasty moments in your social network. The ice cream melts real fast. *Slurps*

These new ice cream, created by F&N Creameries, are sold as singles and multipacks.

Magnolia Tropical Sling Apple Burst and Tropical Sling Berry Blast retail at S$1.10 and S$1.30 for single stick at general retail stores and convenience stores respectively. A multipack of 4 sticks retails at S$4.35.

Traditional Black Sesame Lotus Mooncakes

I was doing some online shopping a few months back, and I thought that, since the next festival is the Mid-Autumn Festival, why not get some mooncake moulds and make some mooncakes?

Here are our mooncakes after resting for about 3 days.

Here is the mould and the changeable designs that I had bought from online. The two character patterns are not really suitable for baked mooncakes as the imprinted design on the mooncake looks faded after baking. The rest are pretty.

Roped in my little sister in for this project and we got most of the ingredients from Phoon Huat.

It took us quite a long time to complete two batches. Why two? I didn't really want to keep the filling, hence suggested to use finish the fillings. And we were both rookies is wrapping and sealing the fillings in the dough. The dough was quite thin and some parts of the dough keep breaking. Overall it was pretty fun, and VERY oily. The dough was very oily. We were a little disgusted at our oily hands at some point. Haha.. But we were happy with our masterpieces. Looks pretty delicious. Taste not too bad.

The second batch of mooncakes has lots of dough left over. So we made bunnies. Although the initial plan was to make piglets, but the piglets look.... weird.


Prep time
90 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
100 mins
12 x 50g moon cakes

  • For the dough
    • 100g All-purpose Flour
    • 60g Golden syrup
    • 1/2 tsp Alkaline water
    • 2 g Vegetable oil
  • For the filling
    • 420g Black Sesame Lotus seed paste
  • For the egg wash
    • 1 Egg yolk
    • 2 tbsp Egg white
  1. Use a large bowl, mix the golden syrup, alkaline water and oil well. Sift in the flour. Use a spatula to combine all ingredients. Don’t over-stir. Knead into a dough. 
  2. Cover dough with a film wrap and rest for 40 minutes.
  3. Cut into 12 equal portions, each 35 grams. Roll each portion into a ball shape. Set aside.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C. 
  5. Prepare the egg wash: whisk the egg yolk with the egg white. Sift through a fine sieve.
  6. Divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion into a small ball shape. Cover a dough portion with a plastic film and roll into a thin disc. 
  7. Wrap and seal the lotus paste ball with the dough disc. Spray the mooncake mould and place the stuffed mooncake into the mould. Lightly press the mould handle, then remove the mooncake from the mould. Transfer the stuffed mooncake onto a lined baking tray. Repeat this step to finish the remaining dough and lotus paste
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes. 
  9. Brush the mooncakes with egg wash. 
  10. Continue to bake until the pastry turns golden brown. 
  11. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. Store in an air-tight container. 
  12. The pastry will become soft and shiny in one or two days.

Confinement Food Trial - RichFood Catering

Hubby and I decided to try out another confinement food. We ordered the trial dinner at $29 from RichFood Catering. Here's what we received. The food came about 5pm.

Black Beans & Red Dates Pork Ribs Soup 黑豆,红枣排骨汤
* Black beans promote blood circulation and has detoxification effect.
Pretty nice tasting soup. But the herbal taste is not very strong. I wonder will this be strong enough for my confinement.

Stir Fried Kai Lan w/ Mushroom 芥兰炒香菇
* Kai Lan is rich in iron, calcium, manganese & potassium.

Steam Fish w/ Sliced Ginger & Qi Zi 姜丝,杞子蒸鱼
Even though the fish slices look very little in the container, the quantity seems quite alot while eating. Enough to eat for two.

Red Date drink and a portion of rice is part of the meal.

For 2 meals a day for 28 days, the price is S$1 379.00. With Early Bird Discount of S$59.00, the amount would be S$1320.

Still alittle unsure of which to go for. Hmm...

RichFood Catering

Bio-essence - Hydra Tri-Action - Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask

I had recently received the Bio-essence's Hydra Tri-Action - Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask (S$33.90/80g). The Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask focuses on the 3X HYDRATION. Their hydration philosophy stems from their improved 3X Hydration System, and at the same time offering total hydration: Hydrate, Nourish, and Protect.

What does the Hydra Tri-Action includes?
  1. Hydrate: 3X HYDRATION POWER: 
    • Power Nano Hyaluronic Acid: 
      • With an average nano molecular size of 15-25nm, it absorbs quickly and easily into the skin, making skin instantly hydrated and moisturized
      • Superior moisture retention capability to keep skin firm, plumped and moisturized 
    • Hyaluronic Acid: 
      • Forms a large water-locked network to effectively lock in moisture, keeping the skin moist and soft. 
    • Cranberry Extract: 
      • Works as a great moisturizer and aids in moisture retention, improving skin elasticity and suppleness. 
  2. Nourish 
    • Cranberry Extract provides excellent conditioning of the skin for a healthy glow. With Bio Energy Fluid which further nourishes and refines skin texture. 
  3. Protect
    • Cranberry Extract is rich in anti-oxidants which protects skin against harmful free radicals, environmental and UV damage.

Bio Aqua Crystal Technology
In 3 seconds, see visible Aqua Droplets form!
Bio-essence Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask is made with our unique Bio Aqua Crystal Technology. This technology forms a protective shield over the hydrating ingredients to prevent moisture loss before application. Upon application, this shield breaks away and big aqua droplets are formed. This ensures our skin gets hydrated with the freshest and most optimal amount of hydrating activity. The big aqua droplets are made up of superior hydrating ingredients of small molecular sizes which allow moisture and nutrients to be easily delivered to the deepest layers of skin, while the protective emollient film remains on the skin to lock in moisture for non-stop hydration

Product Efficacies:
  • Enriched with 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid (Power Nano Hyaluronic Acid & Hyaluronic Acid) to replenish and lock in moisture, providing skin with non-stop hydration
  • With Cranberry Extract to moisturize skin, for a radiant smooth complexion
  • Rapidly absorbs into skin, ensuring optimal nutrients are being absorbed without any moisture lost and leaves no sticky feeling on skin
  • Delivers moisture intensively all night to hydrateand repair skin during sleep
  • Reveals a revitalized, supple and smooth skin the next morning

Combat 4 Common Skin Problems:
  1. Brightens Dull & Tired Skin
  2. Refines Enlarged Pores
  3. Moisturizes Dry & Rough Skin
  4. Regulates Oil & Moisture Level

Directions of use:
Suitable for all skin types and daily use
Step 1: Massage gently till aqua droplets form.
Step 2: Gently pat till fully absorbed into skin.
Step 3: Apply a thin layer over skin as a daily moisturiser. For more intensive treatment, apply a thicker layer to replenish skin’s moisture throughout the night as a sleeping mask

The Bio Aqua Crystal Technology is so amazing. Massaging the Aqua Droplet Sleeping Beauty Mask onto the skin really forms water droplets on the face. My face feels very hydrated immediately upon application. And this lightweight Sleeping Mask does not leave any greasy and sticky feeling. It just feels like I had splashed some water on my face. I love the smell of this sleeping mask too. As like  the name of the mask, it has this ocean aquatic smell to it. The smell gives off a very calming effect.

More Information

'LIKE' Bio-essence Singapore Facebook page: for more information and to redeem free samples

Join Bio-essence Singapore for their street sampling on 6th Sep 2014 (Sat) from 2pm- 6pm outside Mandarin Gallery. Find out how hydrated your skin is to get freebies and enjoy attractive discounts.

Hello Kitty is not a cat

Shocking news of the day: Hello Kitty is not a cat. 

O_o Hello Kitty is a third grader human British girl name Kitty White.

News Source:

Later in the evening, there are news clarifying that Hello Kitty is indeed a cat. Now I am really confused........... 


I haven't been blogging in a while due to ongoing projects and deadlines. And I will be away for a short holiday this week. But I will be back soon to share some of the events that happened recently (quite a fair bit :P). Stay tuned. Xoxo

Missing the greedy boy too...... 

Baby's First Month

I know it is still super duper early, but we had already started thinking what we could do for our baby's full month celebration. Initially we intended to just have a intimate, immediate family only occasion. But due to certain expectations, we have to do it in a bigger scale celebration to announce our LO's arrival.

And the hubby thinks I thinks too much... Haha... What to do? So many expectations to meet.

Image from a Taobao shop

  • Home
    • Pros
      • Everything I have is at home
      • Do not need to travel so far (for us and for most relatives and friends)
      • Latte can join us in the celebration
      • Decorations can be done earlier
    • Cons
      • Place too small to accommodate all guests
      • Clean up mess before and after - tiring
      • Some guests may not like Latte
    • Choices
      • Hold the celebration in 
        1. one session in one day
        2. a few sessions in one day
  • Neighborhood multi purpose hall 
    • Pros
      • Near home.
      • Do not need to travel so far (for us and for most relatives and friends)
      • Latte can join us in the celebration
      • Not very expensive for venue rental (S$50)
      • One session to accommodate all the guests
    • Cons
      • Looks a little dirty. Wall with stains, spidy webs
      • Worry about the hot weather. Sweating guest, baby and me.
      • Have to go up and down (to home) to settle LO
      • Need to spend more money on tables and chairs rental
      • Decoration time is short
      • How to not make Latte less excited and kpo in the open area
  • Chalet
    • Pros
      • Bigger space
      • Air conditioned
      • Comfortable
      • More time for decoration
    • Cons
      • Far. For us and most western/northern guests
      • Latte will not be able to join us due to the chalet's rules of no pets and have to send him to a pet boarding as no one is free to look after him. $$ again.
      • Venue rental is on the much higher end compared to the above two choices. Over S$400
      • Venue rental is based on balloting and 3 months before date of check-in. Not 100% confirmed that we can get our venue and whether if it is the right date.
      • Need to bring lots of baby stuff over from home

    Food Catering
    Have to see which food catering the hubby prefer. I think he got a preferred company.
    • eCreative
      10+1 dish, $11.66 per pax, min 30pax | stool $3.75 for 5 | $44.94 transportation | 4 hours
    • Stamford
      9 dish, $9.10 per pax, min 40pax | stool $0.75each, min 10 pcs | $40 transportation | 4 hours
    • Four Seasons
      10 dish, $12.74 per pax, min 30pax | stool $0.75each | $42.80 transportation | 3 hours
    • Thai Food Catering (Halal)
      7 dishes, $11.56 per pax, min 40pax | stool $0.75each | $45 transportation | 3 hours
    • Mei Hao 99
      10 dish, $11.66 per pax, min 30pax | stool $0.85each | $35 transportation | 4 hours

    Cake packages for relatives
    These choices are more within our budget. There are some very lovely companies out there that make very lovely gift packages, but $$$ =P

    Gift for guests
    Wondering if we should get this. I had already thought of what to get and... It's real cute. But same thought, tedious and not sure how many I should get.

    Ang Ku Kuehs
    We are going to pre order from the famous Ang Ku Kueh shop in Alexandra, Poh Cheu. Tested and proven that their ang ku kuehs are one of the best in Singapore. Delicious. We like.

    Red Eggs
    We should be making this ourselves. Mummy said so. Hopefully it will not be too much hard work. Though... It looks pretty tedious from the steps online. And... How many should red eggs we make? Haha..

    Balloons, banners - Bought most of the stuff from But problem is, should I get helium for the balloons or just have a makeshift floating look?

    Steamed Corn Cake Cups

    After all that baking and feeling sinful, I had decided to try a less sinful way of making cakes. Steamed cakes.

    Referencing this recipe,, I steamed my first batch of Steamed Corn Cake Cups.

    Prep time
    12 mins
    Cook time
    8 mins
    Total time
    20 mins
    Makes 4 steam cakes

    1. ½ cup (75g) all purpose flour
    2. 1 tsp. baking powder
    3. 1 egg
    4. 2 Tbsp. milk
    5. 2 Tbsp. sugar
    6. 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
    7. ¼ cup corn kernels
    8. ¼ cup shredded cheese
    1. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder
    2. Whisk them about 20 times (This is a shortcut method for sifting).
    3. In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk, sugar, and vegetable oil together until combined.
    4. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix until smooth.
    5. Add corn & cheese and mix until combined.
    6. Pour the mixture into the cupcake liners.
    7. Place the glass ramekins in steamer and cook covered on medium heat for 8 minutes. They're done when a skewer comes out clean without wet batter.
    8. Turn off the heat and remove the ramekins from the pan and let them cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

    Personally, I don't find it very successful. Hence I'm going to try another recipe for the next round. 

    The Steamed Corn Cake Cups came out a little too hard. I guess alot more whisking is required at the egg portion. (Did a search online for the reason why my Steamed Corn Cake Cups are not soft and fluffy enough)

    But I do enjoy my first batch of Steamed Corn Cake Cups. They taste pretty nice, just that the recipe needs more adjustments. To try again =D

    Being "in control"

    Feels nice to be "in control" again. Humans are such contradictory creatures. I guess that everyone has that little (or for some people, big) ego or pride somewhere. Being useful makes me feel a little more confident. I guess...

    Work hard while enjoying life =D

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    [Update 11:45PM]
    After 12 hours of work, my right wrist is breaking. Tired...
    Tomorrow is another long day........

    Apple Cinnamon Infused (Detox) Water

    The hubby saw a list of detox water ( and asked me to prepare for him. Thing was, I already did that once and he kinda think that it's just water, even though I told him it's good for health.

    I guess the keyword was detox water and not infused water. =.=|||

    So today... I made Apple Cinnamon Infused (Detox) Water.


    • 1 Apple thinly sliced
    • 1 Cinnamon Stick 
    • Half pitcher of ice
    • Water to fill up the rest of the pitcher

    1. Drop apple slices to the bottom of the pitcher and place in the cinnamon stick.
    2. Cover with ice about 1/2 way through and fill the rest with water. 
    3. Cool in the fridge for about an hour before serving.

    Apple Cinnamon Water lasts for 24 hours in the fridge.

    Okie.. the cinnamom is a little too strong and overpowered the apple. Guess I will not soak the cinnamom in the water for too long the next time.

    Next to try, the Cucumber Lemon Mint or the Lemon Ginger.

    Thank you for the hand-me-downs

    I am very grateful to two mummies who had passed me their preloved and/or brand new items from their babies who had already outgrown them. From maternity clothings, to baby wear, to baby gears and to confinement food. Quite a number of items.

    I do not mind preloved items, since they are still in good, working conditions. Some may think that, it's the first child, everything must be new new new. But we are happy and grateful for their generosity.

    Thank you.

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    Happy Birthday Singapore

    Today's is my country's 49th birthday. She gained her independence on 9th August 1965. Happy Birthday Singapore!

    Photo from NDPeeps facebook page

    At 30 weeks 2 days

    Hubby and I went for our appointment at 30 weeks 2 days in KK Hospital. As usual, be it Clinic B or The Private Suite, the waiting time was pretty long. But TPS is a a little faster (it was our first time there after all this time as our available dates and timings always do not match with the clinic's).

    Dr Khoo, our dedicated gynae, look pretty tired when we saw him. Guess it was very long day at work today. It was almost 8:30pm then. He did the scan and we saw our LO on screen. Doc showed us the head, which was downwards in the correct position. Hope our LO stay that way all the way till delivery date. Next was the heart's four chambers that looks great on screen. He also measured the body circumference to measure the LO's weight. 

    First measurement scared all of us. The LO was about 1.7kg. Doc was saying, woah... too big... and had asked me to cut down on durians, burgers, kfc and icecream. Guiltily, I had McDonalds twice this week, but usually I don't eat it that often and I just had ice cream the night before. Oops. Doc attempted to measure again and this time the measurement was about 1.6kg. At this week, the LO should be around 1.5kg. So still a little on the bigger side.

    So... I have to watch my diet. And I am a little devastated about the ice cream part T_T It's my comfort food now. 

    Then the hubby got to use the Doppler to hear our LO's heartbeat. It was only after leaving the room that I remembered, we forgot to record the heartbeat sound, AGAIN. Oh man... Feeling down...

    Gotten my supplements, paid my bills and we were out from TPS by 9pm. Our appointment was 7.45pm. Not too long a wait. Our next appointment is at 35 weeks, which I was a little surprised as I thought after hitting 30 weeks, we will be seeing our gynae more often instead? Not too sure... But I do miss seeing our LO.

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    My dear LO, another 9 weeks 5 days to your estimated arrival. 

    Alive Museum Singapore

    Compliments of, I got to visit Alive Museum Singapore with one guest for free. And I got the hubby, who luckily is free, to go with me. He is more ON in posing lamely than me. Haha..

    Alive Museum Singapore, newly opened in June this year, is a 3D illusionary museum in Singapore that offers a sensory experience that tricks one/s visual, physical and environmental perceptions. It is located in Suntec City Mall Level 3.
    Alive Museum first started in Korea as Trick Art Museum in Seong-eup, Jeju Island, and changed its name to “Alive Museum” in 2012. Since then, there are 15 branches of Alive Museum globally, making it the largest chain of 3D interactive illusionary art museum in the world. Outside South Korea, Alive Museum is also in Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, China and now (from June 2014), in Singapore.

    Alive Museum Singapore has over 80 masterpieces and 9 of which are themed locally and unique to Singapore. The museum has plans to engage local communities from various walks of life to create artworks that they think define the essence of Singapore. Hence, by year-end, the total number of artworks in the museum will be more than 100 pieces.

    Art installations (Trick Art, Digital Art, Object Art and Experimental Art) that interact with visitors, change their perceptions, wrap their physical world, all captured as fun photo memories.

    Collected our tickets, and off we go into the world of illusionary art.

    Some of the artworks that we didn't pose with. Either too many people, too many photobombs or simply just.. didn't pose.

    The dragon in the tunnel that looks very real life.
    Steve Jobs catching "you" looking at seductive photos on a Samsung/Apple laptop?
    I just find it too horrible to pull the ah pek's teeth =(
    Hook your shirt near the baby's hand and you will be easily "lifted" up by the strong baby
    Mischievous Elephant sniffing you or your butt.
    If only there were three of us. One in each eye and a photographer.
    Ever dreamed of being saved by Superman?

    We had fun posing at the lesser crowded artworks at the point of time. It got pretty irritating at one or two areas where there are bigger groups of visitors and they take turns posing and REposing in the small area, and making us feel as if we were being extras there and blocking their way x_X

    Mouse caught by the cat
    Ouch! Hammered on the head
    Punched by Superman
    Love this shot. A high jump attack!
    Look! I'm so flexible.
    Home representative! Cheers cheers!

    This cute little girl is simply just too cute. When her mummy asked her to hold and save the penguins then smile, she happily stomped her feet and smile and laughed. She is so adorable.

    Check out this scene in Heartstings.

    Learn about Alive Museum Singapore's current promotion here:

    Purchase your tickets online with promotional code "aliveopen" to receive 20% discount.

    Free WiFi access inside the museum is available for visitors to upload and share their fun snapshots immediately with friends and family.

    Check out the photo point photo sticker on the floor to see where your camera should be pointing to get the best effect in your photographs.

    Advised to go in a group of three as some of the artworks require a third person around to take the photo. Try not to go in too huge a group as the place, even though spacious, but when there are too many other groups, the place simply just got too cramp.

    And don't wear a skirt. There's this mirror room, that you would not want to go into when wearing a skirt. The room is hard to get in too due to the number of people waiting to get the room to their selves and there is no alternative route to go pass it if you do not want to wait. Patience...

    Alive Museum Singapore
    Suntec City, Tower 3, #03-372
    Operating Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily (Last Admission at 9pm)
    Ticket Prices: $25 (Adults), $20 (Children 3-12 yrs)

    Homecook Prawn and Sausage Penne with Tomato-Mushroom sauce

    "Inspired" by GF, who was going home to make dinner, I went along to get some groceries to make dinner too. Doing a wee bit duty as a wife (Psst. I'm quite a lazy wife and cooking for two is a chore, especially with so much leftover ingredients unused.)

    Simple dinner: Prawn and Sausage Penne with Tomato-Mushroom sauce.

    Serves 2
    Total Time 30 minutes

    • 2 sausages
    • 1 small canned mushroom
    • 8 pieces of prawns
    • 1 canned tomato 
    • 300g Penne pasta (It's a little more than for 2 pax as hubby was hungry)
    • 1 egg (Thinking back, it was very redundant)
    • Some oil
    • Some salt
    • Slice the sausages into small slices
    • Dice the mushroom into smaller pieces
    • Deshell the prawns and toss for a little while in salt

    • Pan fry the sausage slices in oil till the edges turn a little brownish
    • Pan fry the prawns in oil
    • Boil the penne pasta in water for 11 minutes. Stirring it frequently
    • Heat up the tomato sauce and add in the diced mushroom. 
    • Then plate up and dinner is ready

    I had the intention to make the tomato sauce from scratch, but GF told me to just get the can. Which I'm glad I did. It is quite a hassle to do it from scratch. Haha..

    At the end of the meal, Hubby says it's pretty tasty, though I feel that I should take out the penne a little earlier. I had tasted the pasta and felt it would be better if it cooked for another minute or two, but I should had just kept to 11 minutes. Oh and the egg is pretty redundant.

    Successful attempt! Woohoo.. Kind of boosted my confidence, so maybe another meal soon? We'll see...