I am just a girl who loves her desserts.

I’m quite easy to please. Just feed me good food. I draw inspiration from Donna Hay, Nigella Lawson, Alice Medrich, Martha Stewart, Betty Saw and Betty Yew. (Who says Asian bakers are not in?)

I live in a tiny bloody red dot called singapore. I’m an acute sufferer of island-gitis. This country makes me feel claustrophobic, but i currently don’t have much of a choice.

I’m employed by a government ministry. I like searching for good food, hole-in-the-wall cafes, baking, driving around the country to look for peaceful and off-the-beaten-track hideouts. I bake to feed my family, friends and loved ones.


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  1. hi! i’m looking to get something special for my special girl’s 30th birthday. can i get some info on rates and the types of cupcakes you make?

    thanks v much! πŸ˜›

  2. hello amanda, email me? thanks. πŸ™‚ and tell me what you have in mind, if there’s anything that caught your fancy!

  3. i and my friends, we have giving a surprise birthday party for a guy friend, he is 36 this year. I really like ur cup cakes, and we wanted you to help me design the cup cakes. His name is Roy, he cant take chocolate cakes…wat do u think?
    thanks so much MARIYA….

  4. hi Mariya,
    i jus saw your blog saying that u will not be taking order from 25 Nov to 5 Dec…but my friend party is on 2 Dec…how?? i understand you will be having your exam, studies more important. wat u suggest?


  5. hello simon, i’m really flattered, but i’m sorry i can’t accommodate to your request. my exam’s “peak period” is from the 1st to 5th. i’m really really sorry!

  6. hi there!your cupcakes look wonderful!! am considering getting some for a function and am wondering about your rates? looking forward to hearing from you! =)

  7. shuttler: please email me because even though you have to fill in yr email, it’s not reflected. anyway fyi, i’m not taking orders till after the 6th of dec.

  8. hi do you think you are able to make strawberry shortcake?

  9. hello rin, i’ve never made that before. but then even if i tried i don’t think it’s good for transporation because it uses fresh whipped cream and that will melt fast.

  10. hi maya,

    If i want it a few days before your exam peak period, let say on the 30 Nov, will u still be able to do it? I really like your cup cakes very much and i will appreciate if you are able to do it for me.
    thanks a million…


  11. simon: i’m really sorry but i can’t, because it’d be unfair to the others that asked me and i said no. i’m really apologetic, but i hope you understand.

  12. hi, I’m drawn to your cupcakes. May I know whats your rate for the cupcakes?? If I ordered now, when will I be able to received it??

  13. hello snowypixie, i’m not accepting orders up till the 6th of next month. thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚

  14. ok maya…no worries….thks so much…good luck in your exams!!!

  15. ok no problems. By the way is it possible to let me knoe your rates?? I’m thinking of ordering. Thanks and good luck!!!

  16. snowypixie: please drop me an email. even though you need to fill in yr email, it’s not reflected. thanks. πŸ™‚

  17. in that case, can you make for me anything hmm sweet ? :)all your creations look so nice..and yummy. would you recommend me one of your bestest creation so far ?

  18. hey rin, drop me an email. πŸ™‚

  19. what is your email?

  20. Hi do you have any suggestions for x’mas. It’s going to be a gift for the boyfriend and family. Maybe you can give me your mail address so i can mail you? Thanks a lot dear. Your creations are Love!

  21. MAYAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i lost touch with you after donkey years, and havent been actively blogging and i stumbled here and find out you have a food blogg~!!!!! and your cupcakes look uberly delicious~!! YUM~~! i must thank you for the recipes you have here though. im trying to pick up baking from scratch and not use those ready-mixed ones from betty crocker. hurhur. *hugs*

  22. Yo Mariya,

    wana congratulate you on your talent. U are really good. Thank god for ppl like you. I was just wondering if i could use your link at my blogspot ??? Lemme do some publicity for you can ??? Hehehe. Tq Tq.

    ~ r i k a ~

  23. HELLO MAYA!!!

  24. hi, do you accept interviews?
    email me if possible πŸ™‚

  25. hello H, wow… interviews? can you email me? because your email is not reflected here. thanks.

  26. hi, I just lurve your website & your passion for food. Would like to link you up to mine…

  27. hello sherri, thank you! you have a LOVELY site too. i’ll link you up as well. πŸ˜‰

  28. Hi,

    do u teach how to bake?

  29. or maybe can you tell me where do you learn baking? or you just experiment yourself?

  30. brenda: ermm… no i don’t teach. lol. i don’t think i’m of that “level” yet to teach people. i experiment myself, with the help of my mum. πŸ™‚

  31. oh.. But do u mind teaching me to bake? haha~ btw, do u noe how to do frosting for the cake?

  32. brenda: there’s a lot of frostings for cakes, many different types. for a start you could look at recipe sites or blogs? it’s all a matter of experimentation and practice. πŸ™‚

  33. blogs? do dey guide step by step? coz ive tried but my frosting smply sucks.. =( its uneven & ugly.. Btw, do u know how to make cream? as in cream for frosting??

  34. i love your cupcakes ..and also sharing the recepi ..u are very creative and talented ..doing your
    cupcakes ..gud luck! and all the best

  35. hajjar: thank you so much. πŸ™‚ will keep on sharing, don’t worry. πŸ˜‰

  36. i love everything i see here(:
    A total love just keep rocking.

  37. thank you eilane. πŸ™‚

  38. Thank you for the recipes you have here . I’m always interested to learn new rcipes based on good wholesome ingredients and stay away from anything described as a mix!!! Keep going

  39. hi maya..

    i keep checkin ur blog everyday to see if u have anythin new.. i love seeing ur bakes.. i was wondering if u can share ur hari raya recipes.. this is the 1st time i am havin holz during deepavali, and wish to bake some goodies for my family.. hope to see ur goodies.. thanks!

  40. Hi Maya,

    Thanks for the cupcakes that was baked for us during last christmas. It was delicious that it melts in the mouth. So much talent in you in your baking.

    Taking this opportunity to wish your dad a very happy birthday and many best wishes for him.

    Love and regards from Uncle Raj, Auntie Alison, Nat & Sureen

  41. Hey Maya..

    I happened to be researching on meringues and came across your blog. I’m so glad I did. I enjoyed looking at all the sweet treats you made.

    I have been experimenting meringues myself. But i have problem with the end product. My meringues turn sticky when cool but was crispy and dry after baking. Any idea where i when wrong?

    Its great that you share your recipies. =)

  42. hi aidah, thanks for dropping by. πŸ™‚ hmm sometimes that happens to me too. the insides are sticky and when you pop one into your mouth, you are left with this sugary clumpy residue. i think it has got to do with the baking temp and time. meringues are best baked under low heat (about 100 degrees celsius) for 1 1/2-2 hours. try that and see how it goes?

  43. it’s nice to know another singaporean baker! your stuff looks yum! (:

  44. thank you hannah for your kind words! πŸ˜€

  45. Hi I’m an avid baker living in Singapore too! My friend’s birthday is coming up and since I’ve quite a bit of buttermilk left I was thinking of making a buttermilk cake for her and I’m using your recipe as a guide. But I’ve never baked a huge cake with buttermilk before. Do you have any suggestions or advice for a first-timer like me? Thanks very much!

  46. Thanks Felice! πŸ™‚ Hmm suggestions or advice huh? Make sure all ingredients are at room temp, especially the butter. And know your oven! Sometimes you need more/less baking time depending… so you need to check to make sure you don’t overbake. πŸ™‚ Have fun!

  47. Hi love! Yay I found your blog. Now I know how deprived I am of your baking… erm… never mind *wink*. Anyway, thanks for the recommended recipes. Just wanted to say “Love you”.

    *hugs and kisses*


  48. Hahahahahaha eh don’t say like I’ve never brought anything to school la! πŸ™‚ Will do it more soon! I just scared later you all bored, everytime get goodies :p Or like “Is she trying to make me fat?!?!” Hahaha!

  49. hi babe, i would like to order a cake/some cupcakes for my mums birthday. do u think you can make it by this sat?

  50. Hi Tan,

    I’m a bit packed for this week… but if it’s not a huge order it should be fine. Preferably cupcakes, so I can ride on existing orders. Let me know asap, email me at lickthefrosting@hotmail.com.

  51. hi…nice to find this blog πŸ™‚

  52. Thank you Jassy! It’s been a while since I baked cuz I was on holiday… miss it! Will start soon πŸ™‚

  53. Hi!
    I love very much your cakes.

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