GIVEAWAY: Cake in a Cup

How does it feel when your toddler bakes you a cake? 
SuperChocofragilisticexpialidociously heart-warming!

Cake in a Cup from Norway is brought to you by The Wellness Store. It is so simple to make that my two year old could do it with minimal help. The packet boasted to be free of Sugar, Gluten, Wheat and Egg. Not to mention it is Low in Calorie and Carbs. I wouldn’t mind a more-than-occasional cake indulgence after my meals if it really does take only but a minute to make! Well, two minutes really. One for stirring in the contents and Two for allowing your microwave to work its magic.

The first thought that came to mind when I heard about Cake in a Cup was,  “This would make a great mother-and-child activity!” I gathered all the necessary equipment for the action and all we needed were just these few items:

1 Mug
1 Spoon
1 Teacup
1 Beaker with 50ml of water

I brought out a mug for Ewan to stir in the cake mix.  I cannot risk a broken Narumi teacup from an overly enthusiastic boy who is still working on his fine motor skills. Besides, a mug is deeper and makes stirring a lot easier. Now look at the powder strewn all over the table with his attempt to empty the sachet. So trust me. Get the mug ready.

Step 1 Tip the Sachet into the Mug
Step 2 Add 50ml of Water
Step 3 Mix Well
Step 4 Pour it into a Teacup (for plating purposes)
Step 5 Put it into the Microwave for 60 seconds on High
Step 6 Enjoy the Cake your Child Made for You!

I was skeptical at first. How good can a one minute cake taste? It is just a fun activity between mother and child and the taste will probably leave no impression whatsoever. To Ewan’s dismay, I enjoyed every bit of it. In fact, we were fighting to finish this pretty awesome Cake in a Cup which rounded the session up in tears. He cried because I ate more than he did *haha*

It was moist, fluffy and without a doubt a dark chocolate cake. There was no lie in it. I could already smell the aroma of cocoa enveloping my kitchen while the oven was ticking. As we watched through the glass, we saw the cake rising over the rim! It was an exciting experience for Ewan to see it happen within seconds. While we waited, my heart pounded.

“Please Pleeassse do not let the cake overflow, break, burn or harden!”

It didn’t! It came out as if we were expert bakers! Woo Hoo!

This is heaven-sent for a non-cook like me. Or even for the good cooks who are racing against time for a home dinner party. I can now whip up individually served chocolate cakes in pretty cups for my guests without having to spend half a day’s preparation on them. The more I think about it, the more eager I am to make more of these! With improvisation of course.

– Add some berries, chopped nuts or sugar-free chocolate
– Use coffee instead of some of the water for a mocha cake, or try using milk
– For more flavours, add some orange or mint essence
– Serve as a delicious dessert with ice cream, whipped cream or creme fraiche
– Reduce the cooking time by 10 seconds for a fudgy molten chocolate centre

After becoming mommy, reading the ingredient list is probably one of the mandatory checks for new  brands on the shelf. So here’s sharing with you the contents of a Sukrin Dark Chocolate sachet: Flour (Sesame, corn), natural sweetener (erythritol), fibre (resistant corn starch, chicory), fat powder (coconut, glucose, milk protein, stabiliser: triphosphate, anti-caking agent: dicalcium phosphate), pea protein, cocoa, modified starch, raising agent (bicarbonate, diphosphate), salt, emulsifier: mono- and diglycerides, sweetener: sucralose, aroma.

Remember I mentioned that it is free of sugar? The sugar substitute is Sukrin, a natural sugar replacement made from the polyol erythritol, found naturally in fruits such as melons and pears. Erythritol is created by a natural fermentation process and there are no artificial additives in Sukrin. Read more about Sukrin here.

Will you Cake in a Cup with us?

Four Wins! Stand a chance to win a Dark Chocolate or Chocolate & Caramel Cake in a Cup mix from Sukrin by Funksjonell Mat. 

Two winners will be chosen from Instagram and another two from the Facebook contest. Read carefully the instructions to win!

To the Instagrammers, follow us @mmlittlee to take part. It will just be a simple Follow-Repost-Tag contest!

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Steps to win the Facebook giveaway: 
1) like A Million Little Echoes Facebook page 
2) like The Wellness Shop Facebook page 
3) share this post and answer the True or False question below.
4) send your answers via private message on The Wellness Shop Facebook or email with your contact number and email address

TRUE OR FALSE? Cake in a Cup is a sensational treat from Norway that is ready in your favourite cup or mug in just 2 minutes! Free from egg, wheat, gluten and sugar. Just add water, mix well & microwave!

Giveaways end on 1 February 2015, 2359 hours. All winners will be contacted by The Wellness Shop via email.   

Remember to set your share to Public!
For those who cannot wait, these sachets are available for purchase at The Wellness Shop at S$7.80/sachet. Email to purchase. Available flavours: Dark Chocolate or Chocolate & Caramel.

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GIVEAWAY: A.Muse Christmas Party Pack

EDIT 16.12.14: Congratulations WenTing Chiam (Facebook winner) and Jamie Chaw (Instagram winner)! You have both won yourselves a Christmas Party Package each from A.Muse!

A.Muse puts the fun into party planning, and makes every party AWESOME! Their customized products are conveniently themed and packaged for easy selection, catering to every event and occasion.

After my first experience with A.Muse‘s National Day party package this year, I decided that they shall deck all my festive parties from hereon. I loved the Singlish banter and originality the artist created in the National Day package. It made me smile from the inside that we are celebrating Singapore’s birthday as how it should be! Celebrating our roots with words only we Singaporeans are familiar with. Needless to say, Red and White was the colour theme to every sticker, invitation card and bunting. Topping a cupcake with a “Hor Jiak!” flag made the sweet treat even more delectable. The set up was a hit with the children! I, the perfectionist mother, was on my toes the whole time worrying about them messing up my dessert table. *haha* but I’ve also learnt to Let It Go. 

We had the privilege to hang up a specially created backdrop for our rendezvous that became the photo booth for the evening! The material used to print this backdrop is durable and sturdy with metal rings inset at the top corners to hang it from the ceiling. However, we chose to use two glass suction hooks (easily available at any hardware store) onto our patio’s sliding door and hung it up against it making it a more convenient set up and tear down process. This photo booth backdrop is not included in the package but you are most welcome to have one specially designed for your event.

Buntings add an sweet touch to a party venue. If you run out of ideas to a dessert table set up, just put up a bunting and wa la! It prettifies the table immediately. A.Muse‘s buntings are one of the best quality triangles I’ve ever come across. They are weather-proof! Their homegrown designers work with local suppliers to create products that are 100% Made in Singapore, ensuring the utmost quality for us. Because my parties are held mainly in my patio, I cannot take paper or cloth buntings that may discolour or wrinkle after a downpour. I put the bunting to the test for a week’s worth of hard rain and shine. The Reds stayed crimson, the flags did not crumple, there was no discolouration and I have a bunting I can use for next year’s National Day party! They proved themselves worthy of my money.

May I entice you on what they have in store for the upcoming holiday cheers? Each Christmas Party Package include 16 items: a set of 14 flags, 10 invitation cares and envelopes, a set of table poster with frame, 10 favour treat bags,  8 food tent cards, 9 cupcake toppers, 12 food flags, 15 name tags, 10 bottle stickers, 10 plates, 10 cups, 10 straws, 20 serviettes, 1 marker, 2 12″ pom poms and an 8″ pom pom.

There! You have your entire Christmas party covered! There is no need to live with boring white serviettes and paper plates anymore. Matching coloured disposal utensils will cheer up the Christmas table and aid with clean up after the party. We don’t have to spend thousands of dollars just to create a home party that will make it look as though we’ve hired an event planner for it!

Two Wins! Each winner will walk away with one comprehensive Christmas party package worth S$180 from A.Muse

One winner will be chosen from Instagram and another from the Facebook contest. Read carefully the instructions to win!

To the Instagrammers, check us out at @mmlittlee to find out more!

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Steps to win the Facebook giveaway: 
1) like A Million Little Echoes Facebook page 
2) like A.Muse Facebook page 
3) like and share the blogpost with “I want to throw a party with A.Muse this Christmas!”
4) leave your name and email address in the comment box below

Giveaway ends on 14 December 2014, 2359 hours and the winner will be announced on 15 December 2014 at A Million Little Echoes Facebook page. Remember to set your share to Public!

For those who cannot wait, these party packages are available for purchase at A.Muse website.

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Best Family Blog Finalist: Singapore Blog Awards 2014

This is totally unreal! When a friend congratulated me for topping the charts, I was in disbelief. I had been so busy with my brood that I missed the announcement on 4 July 2014. But honestly. never in my wildest dreams I would have thought the judges of Singapore Blog Awards 2014 would have chosen mmlittlee as one of 10 finalist of Best Family Blog {Editors’/Judges’ Choice}! My contenders are the big names in the mom blogging scene while I’m just a “Start-Up”. What a huge encouragement *smiles*
I had been blogging as an individual for a decade but only started writing as a mom on 2013’s Valentine’s Day. Thanks to Ewan and Faye for giving me my new-found title as MOM and in turn for mmlittlee‘s existence. Motherhood brought about many joys and pains. Documenting our new life as a family allows me to share precious lessons with my children when they are older. I print my blog entries on a yearly basis into a book and I cannot wait to sit and read each story together with the little Yangs.

The Singapore Blog Awards is organised by (, Singapore Press Holdings’ leading bilingual news and entertainment portal. This is its seventh year, celebrating the best of Singapore’s blogging scene. Voting from the public has started and will end on 31 July 2014 3pm.

How to Vote:
– Go To: Singapore Blog Awards
– Look for A Million Little Echoes in the Best Family Blog category
– Cast your vote

You can cast one vote per day per category. So if you are an ardent fan of ours, you can keep this page on your browser and click Vote on a daily basis to support us!

The humble me will say, “Being judged and placed on top 10 is trophy enough for me! I couldn’t ask for more. This is such an amazing recognition for my work!

The egoistic me will go, “OOOO MMMMM GEEEE! You People Please Help VOTE VOTE VOTE! I Want To Win!!!! Just put the page permanently in your browser and go clicking once a day for A Million Little Echoes!

The realistic me knows, “Cannot win la. The mommies in the category are all so power! They’ve got a large pool of followers and they are sharing their blogs everywhere on social media.

In the meantime, I want to thank all my fans at mmlittlee. You kept your encouragements going when times were bad. You never hold back your Hoorays whenever we have something happy to share. Thanking also to various individuals who missed my writing (when I took a long hiatus from the blogging scene) and kept nudging me to set up a family blog. We look forward to bring you more inspirational articles and great deals for mommies who always welcome a giveaway or discount!

By the way, we have a life outside Facebook as well. My son wants to do a shout-out! Follow us in instagram @mmlittlee.

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