Monthly Archives: October 2014

Old School Cakes Baking Workshop

I’m so behind on my blogging that it’s just easier to blog about the most recent event first. On Sunday, I attended a baking workshop with fellow mummy blogger Missus Tay and I’m pleased to say that our cakes actually looked presentable and were yummy.

We were taught to bake three old school cakes: a strawberry sponge cake, a chocolate swiss roll (coated with chocolate rice) and a coffee swiss roll (coated with peanuts). My favourite is the strawberry sponge cake because of the cream and ‘jelly’ on top. It brings back so many memories for me! When I was a kid, I would be so happy when some relative got married and sent over a box of cakes and I would zoom in on the one with the most ‘jelly’.

All the ingredients were prepared for us and we worked in pairs. C and I were obviously the most inexperienced bakers there and we were constantly a few steps behind every other pair. When it came to tasting the cakes made by the expert however, we were first in line!

putting together the strawberry sponge cake

putting together the strawberry sponge cake

pouring the mixture in

pouring the mixture in

waiting to go into the oven

waiting to go into the oven

working on the Swiss rolls

working on the Swiss rolls

trying to be precise

trying to be precise

soon-to-be coffee and chocolate Swiss rolls

soon-to-be coffee and chocolate Swiss rolls

our strawberry sponge

our strawberry sponge

lots of cream

lots of cream

wasting time taking photos

wasting time taking photos

final product!

final product!

you've gotta roll with it...

you’ve gotta roll with it…

tada!

tada!

The Polliwogs at Suntec City

We’ve been to The Polliwogs at Suntec City a couple of times and the kids always have lots of fun there. It’s their newest and largest play centre and is located on Level 2 of Tower 4, diagonally across MacDonalds and left of Cold Storage.

There’s so much to do and it’s really hard to get them to leave once we unleash them. I like the toddler area for the under-3s but it’s so tempting that the older ones always try to invade the place. The kids like the roller slide and Anya’s current favourite is the laser room!

toddler area

toddler area

bigger ones can't resist it

bigger ones can’t resist it

David likes the squishy surface

David likes the squishy surface

sitting on a giraffe

sitting on a giraffe

the start to the rest of the playground

the start to the rest of the playground

for those above 3

for those above 3

wheee, roller slide!

wheee, roller slide!

shooting foam balls

shooting foam balls

they can spend a lot of time up here

they can spend a lot of time up here

watch out below!

watch out below!

meeting some of the Polliwogs characters

meeting some of the Polliwogs characters

giving Bobby a hug

giving Bobby a hug

they love Larry's donut swimming ring

they love Larry’s donut swimming ring

a photo with Larry

a photo with Larry

spinning around

spinning around

hanging out with their baby bro (and surrounding him with foam bricks)

hanging out with their baby bro (and surrounding him with foam bricks)

fun on the slides

fun on the slides

Bobby telling us about the Monster Mystery Show

Bobby telling us about the Monster Mystery Show

The Polliwogians, Rocky, Larry, Poco and Bobby, will be live on stage on 22 November at the Drama Centre of the National Library Building. Join the quirky and lovable characters as they band their wits and talents together to solve The Monster Mystery in Gleeful Town, where the township has lost its Glee due to a strange Monster terrorizing its townsfolk. The helpless Mayor then calls in our four Fun Experts to bring Gleeful Town back to its former glory.

Help The Polliwogians unravel the truth and save the day, in this thigh-slapping comedy packed with interactive experiences and oodles of roaring good fun! This production is recommended for kids aged 3 and above.

Performance Showtimes:
22 November 2014, Saturday
11 am and 3pm
Drama Centre of the National Library Building, Level 3
Tickets: $30 to $48 (excluding Booking fee) from SISTIC

Simply key in the code “Polliblogs2014” to enjoy a 10% discount from the SISTIC website under discounts at http://bit.ly/1tEsXTO

inside the laser room

inside the laser room

with the print-out of her points

with the print-out of her points

The Polliwogs at Suntec City
3 Temasek Blvd, Tower 4
#02-724, Suntec City Mall
Tel: 68874860

Operating Hours:
Sun – Thur: 10am – 8.30pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 9pm