Introducing Party Fluff!

Ladieeees and Gentlemabobs!

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Ready to provide you with personalized party accessories customized to fit any theme your heart desires! 😀

Cupcake toppers, party packs, birthday banners, photo booths, just tell us your party fluff wish list and we’ll see if we can make them come true!

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Note: ohhh yes, this was what I’ve been busy with for the past several months! (Among many other things… hehehe). I would like to thank my family and friends who have been extremely encouraging and superbly supportive towards the birth of Party Fluff. I HEART YOU ALL!

Eggless Cookies for Chemps!

Do your kids watch YouTube? I’m sure they do. I think kids nowadays are born with an inner instinct. Using iPads and smart phones is like second nature to them.

Anyway, Chemps is a fan of this baking show on YouTube  called Nerdy Nummies. Two years ago, she happened to chance upon an episode where the host was baking My Little Pony cupcakes, and she’s been hooked ever since. So when I saw her interest, the kitchen blondie me thought, mehhh.. why not, let’s bake some cookies (sayang anak punya pasal).

Nerdy NummiesRo, from Nerdy Nummies, Chemps’ fave baking show on YouTube

Our first cookie baking adventure started off with a recipe shared by my friend Shila. She’s amazingly talented at all these creative baking stuff so when she shared her recipe, I figured it can’t go wrong. Alhamdulillah the cookies turned out great!! We even decorated them with colourful royal icing. Chemps had a blast baking the cookies and icing them and was real happy when I packed her an entire pack to share with her school friends.

first baking adventureShe bakes!

Unfortunately, I forgot about her allergy to eggs. So not long after kneading the dough, the skin around her eyes became dry, flaky and red. Pretty soon more areas on her face, hands and legs started getting red and itchy as well. Her eczema flared thanks to the eggs in the recipe.

Chemps was a real champ though, as always she didn’t complain at all about her itch, and was just thrilled that she made cookies like in her favourite baking show.

So taking the experience as a lesson learned, when she next requested to bake cookies, I opted for an eggless recipe. I was quite weary as to how the cookies would end up looking and tasting since there are no eggs involved to hold everything together but Alhamdulillah they turned out great! Chemps was so happy, she couldn’t stop munching on them the moment they cooled from the oven! Success!!

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Yaayyy!! We made eggless cookies!!
animalsAnimal cookies!! nyaaammm nyam nyam!

Best part was, no itching! Yaaayyy!!

So to all you i-can’t-eat-eggs people out there, give this recipe a try!

What you need:
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt200grams of butter (softened at room temperature)
1 cup of caster sugar
4 1/2 tablespoons of milk (any fresh milk will do)
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt

How to make it:
Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together into a large bowl and set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until it’s smooth and fluffy. I don’t have a fancy mixer so I used a hand mixer, no problem, it gets the job done 🙂

Once the sugar-butter mix is of satisfactory texture, add in the milk and vanilla and beat until combined.

Then, in batches of half cups if you may, add in the flour-bakingpowder-salt and mix well by hand until combined. If your dough is good enough to be rolled into a ball, you’re done! Try not to knead it too much or your cookies might end up tough.

Next, roll the dough out to about 1/4 of an inch thick, cut them out with those fabulous cookie cutters you have stored somewhere in your kitchen and place them in pans on ungreased cookie sheets. Don’t worry about placing them close together as the cookies don’t seem to spread out or puff out so much.

Pop them into the oven at about 175C-180C for around 10 minutes if your cookies are on the thin side, or longer if you made yourself a batch of those fat thick ilovemycookiessolid kind. Your cookies should end up still light in colour but browning around the edges. If you end up with a completely brown cookie, then cut down the oven time for the next batch.

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Let them cool on the tray for around 5 minutes and then transfer them onto a cooling rack to cool completely before popping them into your mouths or keeping them in an airtight container.

Enjoy!

Chempedak, Pomelo and Jambu :D

Time flies by super-fast doesn’t it? Feels like it was only yesterday that I gave birth to my first child and now I have kidS! That’s plural!

Chempedak turned four a few weeks ago. She’s just an amazingly happy child, always cheerful and constantly with a smile on her face. Sometimes I think she walks around with rainbows and unicorns floating around her.

Chemps 4yrsCelebrating her fourth birthday at school 🙂

How is she adapting with a baby Pomelo in the family, you might wonder? Masha Allah, she has taken on the big sister role amazingly well. She LOVES her baby brother to bits and is just so proud of him even if he does nothing but sits there drooling.

“My baby,” she’d tell people in the lift who are looking or cooing at him.

sharing a story“Ihsan, this is a whale,” says Chemps as she reads to him a book.
Yes, he’s wearing pink. That’s how we roll 😛

She used to sing a tune from her favourite cartoon series My Little Pony but she tweaked it so that it goes “My baby brother, best friends forever”. Sweetest big sister ever!

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Pomelo, will be 10 months next week and just as how his sister is doting on him, he loves her just as much. It used to be that Chemps was the only one who could make him burst out giggling with laughter (but he has since developed a better sense of humour, heheh). His sister would be doing the silliest of things (like pretending to eat his chubby hands) and that’s enough to make him laugh out loud.

He’s super active, crawling and climbing everywhere. Sometimes I run out of steam just trying to keep up with him. He can pull himself up to a stand and walk sideways if supported but can’t do it on his own yet. Most recently, the hubs taught him how to clap his hands and Pomelo is just so amused by his new set of skills. Two days ago, he suddenly woke up at 3am, sat on the bed, and started grinning and clapping his hands. If I wasn’t so sleepy I would’ve been spooked out of my wits.

Poms :)My little Pomelo *looove*

Oh! And yesterday he waved “bye-bye” for the first time! Hahahah… yeah.. I know… it’s a mom thing. Little thrills of life *grin*

Jambu (haahahaha he’s gonna kill me!) is extremely busy too nowadays. He’s juggling life as a husband, a daddy, an employee and a student all at one go. I think things can get pretty overwhelming for him too but amazingly, he manages to be there to help out whenever he can and comfort this little wifey of his whenever I feel out of sorts. Much love my darling!!

As for me, well, there’s just wayyy too much that I’ve been doing, it’s definitely gonna take up more than a quarter of this post to update you on my going-ons! Haha! So, till I scribble my thoughts again, toodles!

Family :)