Bauble cakes, dollhouses and unique art among offerings at women‘s speciality bazaar


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  • Friday, 24 Mar 2017

Malani touching up one of her paintings, which tells tales of classical Indian dance, heritage, family and motherhood.

VISITORS to the WOW – Women do Wonders Talk & Bazaar at SEGi University, Kota Damansara, this Sunday can expect various types of goodies on offer.

The event – the culmination of Star Media Group’s almost month-long project to celebrate women – will be held from 9.30am to 7pm. AirAsia is the main sponsor for the project.

The women’s speciality bazaar, curated by Caring Moms, will feature more than 90 handpicked vendors selling artisanal products, handcrafted keepsakes and homemade delicacies.

From all-time favourites such as Indian sweets and deep-fried snacks to rare finds such as breast milk jewellery and a Chindian-Muslim food kiosk, the bazaar has it all.

Homemaker and bauble cake trendsetter Tina Ratna Hussein, 59, will be showcasing her unique cakes and handmade sugar flowers.

Her bauble cakes are sphere-shaped tropical Hawaiian butter cakes covered in fondant and decorated with icing or painted with edible food paint.

Tina (right) showing her unique bauble cakes to Aireen during the WOW - Women do Wonders launch.
Tina (right) showing her unique bauble cakes to Aireen during the WOW - Women do Wonders launch.

Made with premium ingredients, the cakes are intricately inlaid with edible pearls and gold leaf.

“I also hold weekly classes for those who wish to learn,” said Tina.

The cakes are sold at RM550 for a set of eight and can last for up to a week.

Meanwhile, homemaker Carmen Chia, 53, will be selling miniature dollhouses made of recycled materials such as cloth scraps, boxes and plastic.

Chia, a former accountant and mother of one, has been making and selling the houses since 2012.

A set, complete with miniature furniture such as beds, dressing table, TV, and even kitchenware, takes her about five weeks to complete.

“The price can range from RM20 to RM100, depending on the size.”

Chia, a former accountant and mother of one, has been making miniature dollhouses since 2012.
Chia, a former accountant and mother of one, has been making miniature dollhouses since 2012.

Homemaker Christina Malani, 39, is a storyteller who tells of classical Indian dance, heritage, family and motherhood via her crafts and keepsakes.

Malani, a former secondary school teacher, makes and sells visual art, hand-painted jewellery boxes, spice racks, book holders, and novelty signs, among others.

“Everything is handcrafted, customised and personalised to each customer’s needs. Each piece has its own story and no two are alike,” she said.

The event will also feature talks by eight women trailblazers such as AirAsia X Bhd chairman Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, AirAsia Bhd chief executive officer Aireen Omar and Hong Kong veteran artiste Maria Cordero.

Women trailblazers – producer/actress Puan Sri Tiara Jacquelina, CIMB Investment Bank chief executive officer Datuk Swee Ling, wellness site PurelyB founder Jesrina Arshad and Caring Moms co-founder Major Shera Ann Bosco – will also share insights at a panel discussion.

If you have yet to sign up for the talks, this is your last chance!


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