Friday, December 31, 2010

12 Days of Christmas by Hugo Wolf & NICI Plush

NICI-Mania presents to you, our NICI Plush Toys version of "12 Days of Christmas" with reinvented lyrics. The original 12 days of Christmas lyrics to follow..Enjoy!

"On the first day of Christmas Snow Reindeer gave to me"
"A Pudding in a Basket"
On the first day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
A partridge in a pear tree.

"On the second day of Christmas NICI Lion gave to me"
"Two Patrick Star"
On the second day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Two turtle doves

"On the third day of Christmas NICI Pug gave to me"
"Three Black Rings"
On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Three French hens

"On the fourth day of Christmas NICI Mutt gave to me"
"Four Milky Milks"
On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Four calling birds

"On the fifth day of Christmas Jack & Jill gave to me"
On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Five golden rings

"On the sixth day of Christmas Rob Raccoon gave to me"
"Six Bowls from Ikea"
On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Six geese a-laying

"On the seventh day of Christmas Jolly Mah gave to me"
"Seven Colored Balloons"
On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Seven swans a-swimming

"On the eighth day of Christmas NICI Zebra gave to me"
"Eight Fragrant Perfumes"
On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking

"On the ninth day of Christmas Jolly Wolf gave to me"
"Nine Guitar Picks"
On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Nine ladies dancing

"On the tenth day of Christmas Jolly Liselle gave to me"
"Ten Rice Dumplings"
On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Ten lords a-leaping

"On the eleventh day of Christmas Jolly Svenja gave to me"
"Eleven Colored Pencils"
On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Eleven pipers piping

"On the twelve day of Christmas Jolly Rosa gave to me"
"Twelve Mi Goreng Spicy"
On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me
Twelve drummers drumming

"and a Happy New Year!"

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sis Liselle's Christmas Cupcakes recipe

On the Christmas eve, sis Liselle brought her home-made Christmas cupcakes to visit her friend : bro piglet.

Piglet likes the cupcake and asked sis Liselle for the recipe.

This is Liselle's first trial, so she bought a box of cake mix ( 375g = 20 standard size cupcakes) . Other ingredients are : 2 eggs, 60ml of vegetable oil, 250ml of milk.

Blueberries are optional. It goes well with chocolate cake.

Liselle : " First, we beat the eggs. "

" Use low speed and beat the eggs until fluffy "

While waiting for the eggs, Liselle adds blueberries into the cupcakes.

The egg mixture is fluffy and creamy now.

Add milk and the cake mixture into the mixing bowl.

Pour in the vegetable oil.

" Beat on low speed for 30 seconds to combine. Increase the speed to medium and mix for another 3 minutes "

" After that, fill the cupcake liners to 2/3 full with the batter. "

" Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. "

"Wait a minute! Always remember to preheat the oven! I preheated the oven over 160°C for 10 minutes."

" Hooray, the cupcakes are ready! But we have to wait for the cupcake to cool thoroughly before we put on the frosting"

" Now, sis Liselle wants to make Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting as the cupcake's topping."

You will need : 60g butter, at room temperature;
200g cream cheese, at room temperature;
1 teaspoon vanilla extract;
1/2 cups of icing sugar
1 to 4 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
some cakes decoratings

" Before that, prepare a plastic bag and cut a corner to put the nozzle inside. "

" Ok, first we put the butter in the mixing bowl and stir it gently until it melts."

" Add in the cream cheese and blend until it is well combined. "

" Add in vanilla extract and powdered sugar. "

" Blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy."

" Last step, slowly add in the heavy cream, little bit at a time"

" Now, use your creativity to design the cupcakes with the frosting."

Liselle having a super fun time decorating the cupcakes.

Keep the cupcakes refrigerated. Serve chilled.

Shhhh ..... bro piglet had too much cupcakes just now and is taking a nap ...

How about a new year cupcake, you say?

♥ Other delicious recipe by Jolly Liselle ♥

Or you can check out our RECIPE page

Friday, December 24, 2010

NICI Milo Gorilla Christmas Gifts

It's Christmas Eve! Milo Gorilla is voraciously looking at all the gifts under the Christmas tree.

Okay Milo, pick one..

"I want ALL.......!" :D

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jolly Mah Paulaner Brauhaus Beer & Dinner

NICI Jolly Mah visits Singapore's only German microbrewery - Paulaner Bräuhaus. It's dinner time but the first thing to do is order a beer which is 1 for 1 on Sundays and Mondays

Now then, let's look at the food..

A couple of sausages for starters..

Ah, Jolly Mah is a little bit tipsy already

Jolly Mah is now waiting for the delicious Paulaner Brew House Special Platter to come. Minimum order is 2 pax which is good enough for 3 to 4 persons.

The starters

And here comes the real thing

Sausages, pork knuckle, meatloaf, mash potato and sauerkraut.

*burps* Jolly Mah goes home with a full and satisfied stomach. Like they say, "Beer's what makes the meal complete!"