1Malaysia Celcom Cupcake Challenge 2012, How to Bake & Decorate Cupcake Workshop at The Cooking House

Yuhuu!!! It’s cupcake time!!! Last saturday was slightly different not only I get to eat cupcakes but also learned how to bake and decorate cupcakes with bunch of friends. Celcom hosts exclusive cupcake baking workshop for about 50 bloggers and media representatives for The Celcom Cupcake Challenge at The Cooking House, Desa Sri Hartamas last saturday. 

The whole hands-on session was filled with laughter, fun and excitement. I bet that everyone’s cameras for sure were working very hard and non stop. Awesome!!!

The Celcom Cupcake Challenge at The Cooking House, Desa Sri Hartamas

In conjunction with the 55th Merdeka and upcoming Malaysia Day celebration, Celcom Axiata Berhad has organized The Celcom Cupcake Challenge, an exciting and simple online contest for all Malaysians in the spirit of 1Malaysia.

Let’s get started… 

1Malaysia The Celcom Cupcake Challenge

the well equipped Kitchen by Borch at The Cooking House

Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad

Welcome speech by En. Zalman Aefendy Zainal Abidin, Chief Marketing Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said ‘Celcom is opening this contest to all Malaysians, not just Celcom customers, as a chance to put their patriotism and creative skills on display. We choose Facebook as the contest channel so that even more Malaysians can come together, share their love for the country, and experience the power of personal connections even while at different corners of our beautiful nation”.

Chef Lu Soo Chee

Our baking class is hosted by Chef Lu Soo Chee, the resident cake artist in The Cooking House who has more than 10 years of baking and cake-decorating experience. 

This our guideline on how to decorate
 the cupcakes decoration by Chef Lu Soo Chee

The recipe to bake vanilla cupcakes and also the buttercream frosting 
by The Cooking House

This is the ingredients for Vanila Cupcake, plain flour with baking powder, butter, 
sugar, we have eggs, milk and vanilla essence.

Part 1: bake the cupcake
Cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy, slowly add beat the egg and fold in the flour carefully. Then, add milk and vanilla essence. Filled in the cup 2/3 full and 
bake it at 180C for about 13 minutes. 

Cream the butter and sugar until white and fluffy

Filled in the cup 2/3 full 

 we had lots of fun and laughter during the workshop

 bake it at 180C for about 13 minutes

Part 2: prepare the buttercream frosting and decorate cupcakes
To prepare the buttercream frosting, this is the ingredients salted butter, icing sugar and milk. Beat the butter until creamy, add icing sugar and milk. Beat until all combined and smooth. Separate into smaller bowl and add the coloring as desired. 

 mixing the colors 

start pipping and decorate our cupcakes: theme 1Malaysia

Hanie Hidayah in full concentration decorating our group vintage cupcakes

My team member: Pen Merah (Anne), Missyblurkit (Evelyn), 
Miss Sunshine (me) and Just Another Average Jane (Hanie) 

 at last we made it! this is my team cupcakes decoration, 
our icing colors were a little bit light so our Malaysia Flag look a little bit vintage 

with Janice, Wendy and Carol 

this is the winning team of cupcakes decoration in my class 
congrats girls 

after we have are done with our cupcakes decoration, photo taking and mini prize giving ceremony by the Chef to the winning participant, lunch is served. Yay...

our main course roasted chicken with herbs, mash potatoes and vegetable 

not forgetting our dessert, raspberry ice-cream  

You can join the Celcome Cupcake Challenges too!!! Just create and decorate a standard sized cupcake (approximately 2.5oz) to your best ability in accordance to the 1Malaysia theme. 

You can design your own based on your creative interpretation of national pride in conjunction with the 55th Merdeka celebration. Capture a photo of your cupcake design and upload it to 

Stand a chance to walk away with total prizes worth more than RM100,000 with The Celcom Cupcake Challenge. Submission of entries is strictly via this Facebook page. The top 55 entries with the most 'Likes' will be chosen for a bake-off and stand a chance to walk away with the Grand Prize of RM10,000 Cash, a Samsung GALAXY S III, LG PRADA phone and other prizes worth more than RM100,000 in total. 

Top 3 winners will walk away with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 worth RM 2199, each and RM 10,000, RM5,000, and RM 2,000 in cash for the first, second and third place winner. Not only that, as for the rest of 52 participants, you wont be going back empty handed as you will received a stylish LG Prada mobile phone.

24 Sept 2012 is the day where Celcom will compile all the pictures and announce the 55 winners. At the grand finale event on 29th Sept 2012, all 55 participants are to showcase their decorating ability and recreate their winning cupcakes to a live audience and panel of judges. The bakers with the most creative and unique cupcakes win. So start baking now!!!

Beside Celcom is giving out free cupcakes on Malaysia Day, 16 Sept 2012. To find out about the location for the free cupcake, the Celcom Cupcake Challenge and more information visit 

The Celcom Cupcake Challenge Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/cupcakeschallenge

Celcom Website 

Put your baking skills and patriotism on display with your own cupcake that shows your interpretation of national pride for the 55th Merdeka celebrations! It’s the sweetest way to celebrate Merdeka ever, Malaysia!

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