June 25, 2009

Launch me!

Delectable has taken off for about a month now; but the celebrations have just begun!If you hadn't received an invite in the mail; please please don't be disappointed! Fret not fellow bloggers and blog readers, I hadn't much space to work with in front of my shop and was told to go easy on the invitees but I'm planning more get-togethers with Delectable goodies up for grabs. I'll never forget or disregard those who have been there for me and shown their support. From lurkers to followers and fans of our Delectable treats; I love you all very much! and yes; we shall feast, drink and be merry soon enough! I've just got to get myself a little more organized with the timing and space soon.

On the 12th of June 2009, Delectable celebrated it's arrival into the world of art and pastry with a bang! Lots of fun; lots of laughter, gallons of quality chocolate and endless wines poured throughout the floor of invited guests. Why of course; we had cupcakes; our seven sins of chocolates, cookies, handmade chocolate truffles and all that sort on shelf for sale as well! What I did have specially done were the savoury foods! I had composed from savoury shortbread cookies with some of my favourite combos such as eggs and paprika, salmon and dill, rosemary and olives!
Making food for about 200 people was indeed challenging! I didn't have enough to last the entire event :(
I made all I 'thought' was necessary, but I guess I underestimated by a mile~
Ahh.. I felt incredibly sorry for those who were stuck in traffic and arrived late to find the goodies completely wiped out.
I have a tendency to over estimate most of the time; I guess for once I was too cautious .


With my hands tied speaking to guests and preparing food+product, I hadn't had a chance to reach for the SLR with my chocolate covered paws! Lucky Su had many back up photographer-helpers all hyped and ready to snap happy faces and delicious food that evening!I was forced to scratch off the "Chocolate Fountain" idea at the last minute because there wasn't enough time and the chocolate was a mess to prepare! In true 'SU' style; I smeared little blobs of mess on my dress. Pretty upsetting considering how I didn't have time to run home and change; I hoped over to GAP and pulled a yellow long cardigan off the rack instead! Funny how I'm always in some sort of *#$! hole at the last minute everytime! Haha I can't be facing a handful of media cameras with patches of brown chocolate all over! *laughs*
MY AMAZING team of staff were all matchingly dressed in Delectable colours; pretty dresses and a fancy tie for our Enrique! They all looked exceptional good for our big day!
The number of people who came by specially to help was surprising! I was overwhelmed by how helpful onlookers became as they saw me crashing in with a million things left pending moments before guests arrived. Kazar , Jay, John, Ian, Sharmini, Nigel, Benjamin, Wog, Ivy, Des thanks heaps for jumping in randomly with helping hands. Carrying boxes; moving tables; lugging food; assembling easels, pouring wine, taking photos.. truly appreciate it XOXOXO :)
I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am for the help I've gotten from family; sis, dad, mom. My incredibly efficient team behind our production, Pat leong, Aunty Kheng, Jami and Kuanyu piew yee. Not forgetting the aunts who have helped spread the word; run errands and cut flowers! *laughs* thanks to aunty Vivien for voluntarily spending the weekend making bows.
OH Delectable wouldn't be the same without such dedication from each and every person on the team. Su was working herself out of the mind; but now with a system in place and a larger set of little darlings; I'm much better now! I'm still a little stressed out about constantly needing to train new staff but I guess that's inevitable. My nicky, yaya and ame had their last day today.. *tear*...but shall save sad stories for another time.

I Had ALOT of fun :) Lots and lots of great things came from my brief encounters with everyone! I'm just very happy our products has been very well accepted! Delectable yummies!! *grin* Thanks EVERYONE for coming!!! Appreciate the follow up as well ;)




We will be working on organizing many more parties and Delectable get togethers for bloggers and blog readers in the near future, I want to meet everyone eventually! I'm so excited!!
Thanks everyone for coming and sharing supportive comments and encouraging feedback! It completely made all that hard work preparing for the day worthwhile! Everyone was happy and thrilled to be fed desserts! AHh the joy!!! I do apologize though if I don't have photographs of everyone up; I just havn't gotten all of them from a couple of photographers just yet >.<

LoVe;
Su

32 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Congratulations! Looks like the party went well, sorry you ran out of food, I can only imagine how stressful it might have been!

I just adore how beautifully put together your store, concept, cakes and confections are, I'm totally in awe!

n i l e e y said...

congratulations on the launch. Looks like lots of fun out there :)

Bedazzled said...

u r an inspiration !!! .. Good luck !! and let the champagne flow .. u have worked hard !!! :-)

Miakoda said...

Who's that pretty flower in yellow, eh?! :) Looks wonderful, Su!

nopham said...

Congratulations! Good luck!

cakeART said...

Well done! I wish I was still in Malaysia to visit your fabulous one-stop cake haven... wishing you lots and lots of success, smiles and smooth sailing years ahead...

ZenMurasaki said...

OMG!!!
Congratulations!
I'm totally a big fan!!! >.<
I went there on the first few days after the shop opened... with my friends trying helplessly on pulling me(my mouth)away from the cupcakes... and cakes... hehe!!!

Oh~ I can't believe the launch party! Delectable duh!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Congratulations !

I'm so excited and happy for you. Can't see the spot leh. ;)

Wish you all the success. Love your cakes and your creations.

I'm in S'pore at the moment for a 2 month vacation (visiting my family).

EADotCom said...

Congratulations on your Launch! I thought the yellow cardigan added a touch of class to a lovely visual event. Wish I could have tasted something!

fickle red riding hood said...

The shop looks absolutely fantastic, as do all the treats, I really wish you'd open a store in Sydney, we really need something like this in the city.

adli said...

owh wow!! congrats!! :) finally it's launched! YAY! wishing you the best of luck :)

pingmouse said...

you did it Su!!!!! I hope to be able to meet you and have a pix taken with you one day ;) It's be such an honour ;O)

jacss said...

congrats SU!! u looked great in that yellow colored suit... what a great party & good desserts missed...haha!! good bis for u moving on ya...

Eve said...

Tee hee you guys looked like you had fun :> Congrats on the success!

FAMILY FIRST said...

Congrats on the official opening! Wah, so fun lah the party! Hmm .. shall wait for my turn to "help" out!

migno_j said...

Congratulations, Su!
hope someday I can visit your shop...
Now I can only see all of your cakes only through picture...

Wen said...

Congrats Su! I finally made it to your delectable shop during my trip to KL recently! Aww... love it!

shelbybaby said...

loves!!

http://shelbybaby.blogspot.com/2009/06/delectable-party.html

kudos again :)

Tsu Lin + + said...

Wow, wish I could be there! Congrats on Delectable, making everyone's dream come true ;)

theadams said...

Congrats SU!!!!
Will visit your store on my next trip home....Just cant wait!!

penny said...

having been following your blog for a while. Congras!!!

Jo's PastryDelight said...

Congratulation on the launch Su. Your dream really came true. Visited your shop some time ago and it was beautiful and well organized.
Always adore your creation and am totally big fan of yours.
Lastly, I wish you best of luck in whatever you do.

Anonymous said...

hi congrats! you have a wonderful job for making people so many lovely cakes n cupcakes!!good job!
I just want to enquire if it is possible to make a 14cm or 15cm cake (width size)? how much would it cost?thanks!

DaViS ChAi said...

nice and happening event there.
kind of pity i cannot join in all the fun..

Jane of All Trades said...

Congrats!! Kids love your "Daddy" cookie they bought for their dad when we were at your store. They are finally get to it today after unpacking it. They planned to eat it for their dad via skype. When they saw how pretty were the cookies, they decided to wait till they got back to Chicago.

Lovely store, a very classy bakery. Keep up with your good work.

Ee Peng said...

Hi Su. Congratulations on the opening of your lovely store.

I've heard much about you and your cakes but this is my first time visiting your blog :)
I'm from Ipoh too and I think what you do is AMAZING. Such an inspiration.

All the best and keep the yummy (and gorgeous!) cakes coming!

bunbun said...

Hi su
congrats yah.
full inspiration for me!
Good luck!

Loving Your Bags said...

I absolutely love your creations! I can't wait to visit your shop when I go over to KL!!
Congrats!

silverrock said...

Yay!! The party looked like fun :) Congrats on launching Delectable... you're going to do great!

Anonymous said...

congratulations!

pls open a branch in spore soon! there's bound to be queues!

cheers!

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

Hey everyone!! I'm already planning the next big bash! it's going to super duper awesome :) haha going to learn from the last one; and going to make this even better!YAY~!!!

the shop is doing real well and our product line is expanding by the week! I can't wait to steady everything and move forth with my plans for delectable! too exciting!

-Na- said...

Wow!!lots of yellow!!love!!:) I adore your creations!all so fabulous!!