Archive for July, 2013

  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2013

Freebie #2 – DIY Eid Cake Flags, Cupcake Wrappers & Toppers

Our second week FREE DIY Printable are for “Eid Sweets”!
*You may download this printable at the end of post*

Freebie #2 – Printable DIY Eid Cake Flags, Cupcake Wrapper & Toppers

 

Our first week DIY Free printables were quite a hit, Alhamdulillah. I cant wait to see more photos of them in use. Sweets are the BIGGEST HIT during Eid celebrations. It is not Eid until you have sweets and desserts on the table. In fact, every house we visit during Eid, will have delectables sweets/dessert served to us. It is definitely a day to indulge and a day to forget that you’re even on a diet!

P/s: And if you want my salted caramel macadamia cheesecake, you’ll have to wait a couple of days as I will be guest blogging on another blog with the recipe…stay tune :)

Recipe is published on My Halal Kitchen! Click here to view more photos and the recipe!

I know Eid is still a few weeks away,but prepare ahead! I suggest you print these PDF’s, make and store them in a safe place; because trust me, as a mother, I know how hectic a few days before Eid can be. Mountains of present shopping and wrapping, baking, cooking, cleaning, decorating…everything hits us all at once! So by preparing them in advance, it saves you the headache + heartache + rushing around. All you need to do on the eve of Eid is simply put these toppers on your cake/cupcake and you’re good to go! This reminds me of a story that happened last year, I was at Kmart at 10pm on the eve of Eid because I had forgotten to buy something. So this Eid, I am planning ahead…In Sha Allah :)

 

Step by Step: How to make Cake Flags

Materials needed for this DIY project:

1. This printable template (3 pages including instructions)
2. A4/8×12” White paper (200 gsm/110 lb +)
3. Ruler
4. Cutter or scissors
5. Glue Stick
6. String/thread

Using scissors or a cutter, cut the template.

Apply glue to the back. I find using a glue stick easy as its not messy and runny.

Fold it in half then put your string/thread in the middle and closed the flaps to form a triangle (joining at both ends).

Your finished product- cake flags. If you make this weeks in advance before Eid, be sure to keep them in a safe place, away from kids as they are quite delicate once they are on a string.

 

Step by Step: How to make Cupcake Wrapper

 

Materials needed:

1. This printable template
2. A4/8×12” White paper (200 gsm/110 lb +)
3. Scissors
4. Double sided tape

Firstly, cut out the wrapper template.

Then, put some double sided sticky tape on one end. Then fold the ends to close.

You may now insert your cupcakes into these wrappers.

 

 

Step by Step: How to make Cupcake Toppers/Straw Flags

 

Materials needed to make cupcake toppers:

1. This printable template
2. A4/8×12” White paper (200 gsm/110 lb +)
3. Ruler
4. Cutter and scissors
5. Bamboo Sticks/Tooth picks/Straws
6. Double sided tape

Firstly, cut your toppers according to template.

Then apply double sided tape to the back.

Fold it in half and then put your stick or straw in the middle. Fold to close (joining at both ends).

 

Your finished product-decorate away! Dont forget to share photos of your creations on my Facebook page!

 

 

 


  • Jul
  • 16
  • 2013

{in my kitchen} bihun goreng | fried meehoon

I’m back with food! I’ve realised the past 15 posts have been all about design.

I have heaps of food photos on my backlog just waiting to be published, so In Sha Allah when I get a bit more time on my hands, I’ll post them up with their recipes!

Lately I have been craving meehoon. Had it at my parents, ramadan bazaar and so I thought its time I make this thing! My sister said it was tasty, and it really is!

 

RECIPE FOR BIHUN GORENG/ FRIED MEEHOON
Serves: 6-8
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

 

Ingredients

1 pack rice stick (bihun)
15 small prawns and/or 200g thinly sliced beef
3 bunch choy sum (or any asian vegetable)
4 cloves garlic
2 carrots (cut into matchsticks)
1 block fish cake
1/4 cabbage
2 big handfuls of bean sprouts (taugeh)
Salt & pepper to taste

 

Sauces

2 tbsp chilli boh or sambal belacan (I cheated and use the bottled brand ‘Singlong’)
2 tbsp tauco (salted soy beans)
2 tbsp osyter sauce
2 tbsp kecap manis
1.5 tbsp tomato sauce

 

To garnish (optional)
Cut chilli
Fried shallots
Thin long sliced omelette (made up from 2 eggs)

 

Method

1. In a large wok, saute the garlic and fish cake for a couple of minutes.

2. Add the cut vegetables, all the sauces and cook until they get a bit soft.

3. While the vegetables are cooking, soak the bihun/meehoon in a large bowl of warm water. Let is soak until it softens and then drain.

4. Add your bihun/meehoon into the wok and stir fry to coat it evenly with the sauces/vegetables.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Finally add your garnishing and serve fresh off the wok!

 


  • Jul
  • 12
  • 2013

Freebie #1 – Printable DIY Eid Paper Lantern Template

As promised, this is our first freebie for this Ramadan!

*You may download this printable at the end of post*

 

Freebie #1 – Printable DIY Eid Mini Triangular Paper Lantern (Template)

 

In Sha Allah I will be releasing a Party Package and the theme will be focused around ‘CONFETTI! Thats right, confetti is all about celebration; and for Muslims, Eid marks one of our biggest celebrations.

Since having kids (and living abroad), I try to make Eid as joyous as it can be. Over the last couple of years, I have made homemade Eid desserts (cupcakes, almond cookies, peanut cookies) and cooked traditional Malaysian Eid Food (rendang, lontong) for our little family- at the time, my first was only a baby/toddler…so I didn’t really bother much with decoration. However, this year will be her 3rd year celebrating Eid (in fact, she turns 3 today Mashallah!). She can cut, paste and gets excited over little things, Alhamdulillah…so I have decided to decorate the house as much as my enery allows me It is definitely a challenge, running a small business whilst having 2 kids under 3 and another on the way In Sha Allah.

And thanks to our Facebook fans who have voted, the winning colour for our Confetti theme will be ‘Lime and Yellow‘. I have also complemented it with a surprise colour;  orange – for a bit of fun and to bring it all to life.

So please bookmark this blog and like us on Facebook for more updates throughout the month regarding our free printable party downloads. For the next 3 weeks, I will be giving away printable bunting flags, cupcake toppers, food tags and gift tags and hopefully a few other surprises (if I get the time!)

As much as I enjoyed creating & crafting these paper lanterns, I also hope that these little printables will be of great use to you.  May it bring happiness and joy for your Eid celebrations with your loved ones! If you would like us to continue with more freebies in coming Ramadans, please share this blog post on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest (or any social media)- we’d really appreciate that, thanks folks!

To view last years free printables, please click Printable Eid Card and Printable Straw Flags/Cupcake Toppers.

In the meantime, please enjoy my step by step on how to make a Triangular Paper Lantern. And if you do use our printables, I would looooove to see some photos of it. You are welcome to email them to me or post them on my Facebook page.

These are the materials needed to make this DIY Paper Lantern Eid Project.

You need:

1. This printable template
2. White cardstock (preferably thick)
3. Ruler
4. Cutter (or scissors)
5. Double sided tape (or glue)
6. Hole punch
7. Ribbon or string

1. You will need to download this printable PDF (found at the bottom of this post) and using a colour printer, print as many as you like! This template can be printed on an A4 (8×12″) paper. The constructed size of lantern if printed on the suggested paper will be 17cm/6.6″ long and 8cm/3″ wide.

2. Using a cutter or scissors (I find using a cutter/knife easier), cut out the template carefully. Please cut along the SOLID lines and SCORE/FOLD on dotted lines.

3. Use a hole puncher to make 2 holes, as marked on template.

4. Put a ribbon/string through the holes but do not tie them as yet. Make sure when you insert the string, that it goes in the hole from the top (where the design is printed)

Grab the feeded string and bring it from behind to front (as show above). Make sure each side is equal in length.

5. Score lightly and fold along the dotted lines

Put your double sided tape or glue. I used double sided tape as I found it to be easier when putting it together.

Though, your child will not agree and think glue is fun!

6. Now carefully construct your paper lantern, starting from the top left and make your way across, and then below (clockwise)

This is what underneath should look like. Make sure you do not overlap on the string!

Ta-da!

Now that you have constructed your paper lantern, you may decorate as you wish! I hung them across the arch in our living room just as we enter the house.

Please click the Download button below and you will see a PDF document with 2 pages. Page 1 of 2 is intructions and 2 of 2 is the template.


  • Jul
  • 10
  • 2013

our annual free Eid printables are back!

Insha’Allah our annual ramadan freebies will be back with a bang! Over the next 4 weeks, we will be releasing free Eid Decoration printables such as gift tags, pennant banners, cupcake toppers, food tags and more!

Last year we released a free printable Eid Card and Cupcake Toppers! So be sure to bookmark this site and check regularly for updates over the month or Ramadan.


  • Jul
  • 09
  • 2013

ramadan mubarak 1434 | 2013

The team at In My Studio, wishes everyone a happy Ramadan Mubarak. May Allah make this a month of barakah and mercy to all of us, ameen!

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