Bake Someone Happy !


When I started BakeSlave in late August 2012, I never did think I’d get past the grand readership of three – you know who you are – let alone meet such a cool, huge community of like-minded food lovers. This blogging thing is great! Why didn’t I get into it earlier! I guess it is true, old dogs like me can learn new tricks, although I still have a long way to go to hone my kitchen and writing skills😛

So Thank You to my fellow bloggers who have made special mention of BakeSlave in sharing their chain awards. Hugs!

(Nominated by Vinita of vinicooksveg & Veena of Vina’sdeliciousrecipes!)

 The rules of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award are as follows:

  • Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Select other blogs for the award and let them know.

BakeSlave Does 7 Random Facts

  1. I am not a trained baker (that’s pretty obvious, ha ha). I am, however, trained in the complexities of triturations, levigations and compounding, which, I suppose, allows me half the street cred to claim some  level of competence in the Mixing Up Stuff department. (I am a clinical pharmacist, currently on a self-imposed sabbatical)
  2. I once backtracked on a highway to pick up a newborn kitten huddled in the middle of the road.
  3. I don’t like pink, princesses, and pink princesses.
  4. I could eat Marmite on toast all day. Bliss.
  5. I do Slash on my air guitar, to the utter bewilderment of Master Six and Ms. Three, who have been initiated into the their mum’s worship of Guns N Roses, the poor things.
  6. I totally dig The Far Side Gallery, and the Argyle Sweater, and am holding out for the day that Scott Hilburn will be revealed as Gary Larson’s nom de plume.
  7. I have wondered what it will be like to watch the entire box set of the LOTR in one sitting, loo breaks permitted of course.

Like the flu, this is contagious, so I’m passing on the love (in no particular order) of the Very Inspiring Blogger Award to bloggers who have set the bar higher (and I apologize to not being able to cope yet with collating the desired numbers):


(Nominated by Namita of Namita’s Kitchen, Ankit of The Food Gypsy on 23 March 2013, and artandkitchen on 6 May 2013)

Here are the rules of the One Lovely Blog award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Add The One Lovely Blog Award to your post.
  • Share 7 things about yourself.
  • Pass the award onto other nominees and let them know.

BakeSlave Does 7 More Random Facts:

(This time, I thought I’d do maladies)

  1. I have math anxiety.
  2. I am normally in a state of constant physical inertia.
  3. I am allergic to cats. Ironically enough, I am a Leo.
  4. I am absolutely fearful of clowns. Hello? Stephen King’s It? Need I say more?
  5. I also have globophobia. Yup. I am scared of balloons. When I was 7, we had a Sports Day relay race; my task was to run up to the balloon and blow it up until it burst. In my face. I have not been enjoying birthday parties ever since.
  6. I don’t always complete my course of antibiotics. Ssshhh.
  7. I am a bit of a hoarder.

Here’s a shoutout to deserving bloggers I’d love to nominate for the One Lovely Blog Award (in no particular order):


(Nominated by Wendy of A Life of Fun and Leisure)

Rules of the Sunshine Award:

  • If you are nominated you must include the link in a blog, linking to the person/blog that nominated you.
  • You must answer some questions and nominate fellow bloggers and link their blogs in your post. Let the people you have nominated know that you have nominated them!

Here are the questions:

  1. Who is your favorite philosopher? Epicurus – “I am writing this not to many, but to you: certainly we are a great enough audience for each other.”
  2. What is your favorite number? 118. Is this cryptic enough?
  3. What is your favorite animal? Sharks. Fearsome. Yet awesome.
  4. What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs? BakeSlave is on FB & Twitter.
  5. What is your favorite time of day? When the offspring are asleep. Better yet, when all are in simultaneous somnolence.
  6. What was your favourite vacation? A soul-searching one, on a remote island getaway with my bestie.
  7. What is your favorite physical activity? Lollygagging.
  8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink? Milk.
  9. What is your favorite flower? The poppy.
  10. What is your passion? Making sure I am a useful human being.

Passing on the torch of the Sunshine Award to fellow nominees:


(Nominated by artandkitchen on 18 November 2012)

Beautiful Blogger Award Rules:

The idea behind the Beautiful Blogger Award is to recognize some of the bloggers we follow for their hard work and inspiration.

  • Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post.
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
  • Tell 7 things about yourself.
  • Nominate other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

BakeSlave does random, again:

  1. My heart doesn’t skip a beat for white chocolate.
  2. Food has three syllables. Yup. That’s how I roll.
  3. I use a Wallace & Gromit kids’ apron.
  4. Caffeine is my drug of choice.
  5. I don’t “get” Ants on A Log. But I still love PB.
  6. My favourite bread is sourdough.
  7. I like to bite down on my cod liver oil capsules. For that olfactory assault. Because I’m a tough cookie that way.

Passing on the love of this Beautiful Blogger Award to Spontaneous Tomato for being the gold standard; Allison’s photos are the bee’s knees. Drool.


Liebster Award | Nat Yusop

(Nominated by artandkitchen on 6 December 2012 & Fae of Fae’s Twist & Tango on 8 December 2012)

 The rules of the Liebster Award are as follows:

  • Post 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions the tagger has set for you and create 11 questions for people you’ve nominated.
  • Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post.
  • Go to their page and let them know. Remember, no tag backs.

11 Facts about BakeSlave

    • I have never watched The Sound of Music to the end. Never. Probably caught it 15 times but I have never sat through the movie in its entirety.
    • I am perfectly alright with movie spoilers.
    • At the risk of upsetting fans, the actor whose name sounds like Prad Bitt doesn’t make me swoon.
    • All those cookbooks I have? I don’t cook, I just look at the pictures.
    • I dig the durian.
    • I heart Jon Stewart.
    • I don’t own enough cake tins apparently.
    • KitchenAids are sex-xay!
    • I monologue while baking.
    • Corny elephant jokes are the bomb. Split my sides. Every. Single. Time.
    • I wish we had the Sriracha Rooster sauce here in KL. The real stuff, that’s what I’m talking about.

Questions I answered, set by artandkitchen:

  1. Your favorite spice? Cardamom
  2. Tea or coffee? Cham (a local brew of tea AND coffee)
  3. For breakfast: Salted or sweet? Salty usually
  4. Your favorite language? French
  5. Your favorite season? Sales :p
  6. Where would you like to live? Up in the hills
  7. Your favorite color? Orange
  8. Your favorite artist? Banksy
  9. Rice or pasta? Pasta
  10. Sun or moon? Moon
  11. Mountains or sea? Sea

And from Fae’s Twist & Tango:

  1.  As  a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be in Jacques Cousteau’s team
  2. What is your dream career? To be a Michelin inspector
  3. If money were no object, where would you live and why? Japan, for the cuisine
  4. What is the place you most want to visit? Morocco
  5. What is your favorite meal?  Dessert? Favourite meal – nasi lemak sambal sotong (rice cooked in pandanus and coconut milk, with a fiery squid sambal, toasted peanuts, crispy deep fried anchovies, sliced cucumbers and a hard-boiled egg on the side; a.k.a a typical Malaysian breakfast) and durian cendol for dessert
  6.  What historical figure do you think made the greatest contribution to the world? The person who first thought of trading spice
  7. What person currently living do you think is making the greatest contribution to the world? Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  8. If you had magical power and could solve one global problem, what would it be? Poverty
  9. Who are three of your favorite artists? Klimt and Dali (I have only two)
  10. If you were to give a speech on any topic, what would it be? Why sugar should be its own food group

My nominees for the Liebster Award are:

My new Liebster Award questions:

  1. Do you think shortening is evil?
  2. Which fruit do you think is the most versatile?
  3. What’s your ultimate meal breaker?
  4. Please share a few of your favourite foodie websites.
  5. Do you have music on while you cook?
  6. What gets chucked out of your fridge?
  7. What are three staples in your pantry?
  8. What’s the spiciest thing you’ve ever eaten?
  9. Name one dessert that will move the ground beneath your feet.
  10. What ingredient would you like to work with?
  11. What would you do to a fish?


Gargie Award | Nat Yusop

(Nominated by Charu of soulofspice on 12 December 2012)


Blog of the Year Award 1 Star | Nat Yusop

(Nominated by artandkitchen on 8 December 2012)

“The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

The next part:
Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!
When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!
There are a total of 6 stars to collect.
Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!
For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

Passing on the Blog of the Year to fellow nominee: Texana’s Kitchen


Super Sweet Blogging Award

(Nominated by Teresa of cantstayoutofthekitchen on 24 December 2012)

Super Sweet Blogging  Award Rules:

  • Give credit to the person who chose to nominate you.
  • Answer the Super Sweet questions.
  • Nominate a Bakers’ Dozen.

Super Sweet questions:

  1. Cookies or Cake? Cake
  2. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
  3. What is your favorite sweet treat? Salted caramel
  4. When do you crave sweet things the most? After having a savoury meal
  5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?  Bee

My nominations for the Super Sweet Blogger Award:



(Nominated by Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango on 27 March 2013)

The rules for Pirate’s Admiration Award are:

1.   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3.   Put on somethin’ frilly, ‘n be tellin’ a blogger ye desire to admire that a Steamin’ Pirate admires ya, ‘n yer passin’ that admiration to him or her to be plundered, if ye so desire.
4.   Nominate up to  ?  bloggers for Pirate’s Admiration Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5.   Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

“Ahoy…Thar be thousands of pirates in history but if I were to be off to sea, I’d like these fine Women and Men thar wit’ me. Would be me honour to have ye on board”:



(Nominated by Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango on 27 March 2013)

The rules for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award are:

1.   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3.   Answer 10 questions given.
4.   Nominate up to ? bloggers for Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5.   Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

10 Questions:
What is your favorite color?  Blood orange
Your favorite animal?   Sharks
Your favorite non-alcoholic drinks? Milk & caffeine
Facebook or Twitter?  Facebook
Your favorite pattern? Paisley
Do you prefer getting or giving presents? Giving ! Most definitely.
Your favorite number? 118
Your favorite day of the week? Friday
Your favorite flower? Poppy
What is your passion? Faith, family & food

I am delighted to nominate the following  Bloggers for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!  Congratulations!



(Nominated by Fae of Fae’s Twist and Tango on 27 March 2013)

The rules for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award are:

1.  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2.  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3.  Finish the sentence “A Great Reader is” …
4.  Nominate up to ? blogs for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5.  Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

A Great Reader is …….. constantly allowing him/herself to be taken on a journey with every turned page. 

I am delighted to nominate the following Bloggers for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award! Congratulations!



(Nominated by artandkitchen on 6 May 2013)

Rules of the Best Moment Award are:

  1. Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech.
  2. This could be written or video recorded.
  3. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees!
  4. The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award; and winners notify them the great news.


What makes a good acceptance speech?
-Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way
-Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling
-Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives
Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches, compiled in
Display the award’s badge on your blog/website, downloadable

BakeSlave’s Acceptance Speech

I’d like to thank ArtandKitchen for her generosity in passing on the award to me. I can only hope that someday I will be able to hone my skills to her excellent standards for detail and eye for colour and composition. I am truly not deserving!

Passing on the love to:



(Nominated by artandkitchen on 6 May 2013)

Rules of the Shine On Award are:

1. Show appreciation of the blogger who nominated you and link back to them in your post.

2. Add the award logo to your blog.

3. Share 7 things about yourself.

4. Nominate ? bloggers you admire

7 random things about BakeSlave:

  1. Number One Bookworm.
  2. Air guitar (and air drummer) expert, especially when stuck in traffic.
  3. Deathly afraid of the dentist.
  4. Inconsistent health freak.
  5. Horrible at sewing/stitching.
  6. Thinks the Cinnamon Challenge is a waste of a whole lotta cinnamon.
  7. All photos on BakeSlave are snapped on my iPhone 4 because I can’t wrap my head around a DSLR.

My nominees are:


42 comments on “Awards

  1. Sharina
    November 8, 2012

    Well done and congratulations! See.. you are meant to do this Nat!😀

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      November 8, 2012

      * blush *
      Thank you for all your support and sagely top tips in baking, Nina! I’m feelin’ the love❤

      Don't forget to call me out if something goes awry. Saya budak baru belajar:)

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  3. namitatickare
    November 10, 2012

    Thank u Nat for nominating me for the sunshine award…..have started following u too….for ur amazing bakes….

  4. whatsonmyplateblog
    November 10, 2012

    Congratulations and thanks a lot for the nomination:-)

  5. artandkitchen
    November 18, 2012

    Your blog is inspiring! I just nominated you for beautiful blogger award. Have a look at cheers!

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      November 18, 2012

      Hi Adriana, thank you very much for the nomination! Congratulations on yours. I guess now I’ll have to crank out 7 more random tidbits :p

  6. Allison
    November 24, 2012

    Wow, thank you for your kind words about Spontaneous Tomato! I’m so flattered, really!! (And I have to say, I’m sure you wouldn’t say the same about my photos from the posts back when I started blogging last year…)

    Congratulations on all of your awards, too!

    p.s. I’m also a Leo; also allergic to cats.

  7. artandkitchen
    December 6, 2012

    I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award!
    You can find the rules and how it works in:

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      December 6, 2012

      Thank you very much for the award! On the scale of pleasant surprises, this is a really nice one:) Congratulations on yours!

  8. Fae's Twist & Tango
    December 8, 2012

    Dear ★ Nat ★,
    I have nominated you/your inspirational blog, for the Liebster Award!
    Please pick up your badge and information/rules on how to pass the torch at:
    Wonderful Holiday Season to you and yours!😀 Fae.

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      December 11, 2012

      Hello Fae! You have an utterly charming blog! Thank you for nominating BakeSlave for the Liebster; and big congrats on yours:)

  9. artandkitchen
    December 8, 2012

    Hi Nat! I have a new award for you: the blog of the year award.
    You will find the rules under:

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      December 11, 2012

      Hi ! You are really spoiling me, haha ! Congratulations on your award – Thank you for nominating me:)
      Take care and season’s greetings to you and your loved ones!

  10. Fae's Twist & Tango
    February 16, 2013

    Congratulations, Sweet Nat, for all the well deserved awards! Thank you very much for nominating me for Super Sweet Blogging Award. 😀 Fae.

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  13. gavmomof2
    March 5, 2013

    I literally Sumbled upon your blog today. It started with one blogger being nominated, linked to the blog that nominated them, then linked another and so on and so on. I really like your blog and all of your delicious recipes. I will be back for more! So happy that reading is such a low calorie food:)

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      March 5, 2013

      Hi Maria! Happy to meet you, and thanks for the follow:)
      I love the serendipitous stumbling-upons too, heh heh – I’ve met several livewires and made some great connections with new friends from the other side of the globe. Happy blogging!

  14. Fae's Twist & Tango
    March 27, 2013

    Congratulations, Nat! You have been awarded: Pirate’s Admiration Award, Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award & Wonderful Team Member Readership Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post, unless you wish to pass on the award nominations. Your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy the Awards! 😀 Fae.

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      March 28, 2013

      Wow Fae! You are spoiling me! Thank you so much for thinking of this ol BakeSlave. Big big BIG congrats to you for all your awards. Keep calm and blog on, ha ha😀

  15. artandkitchen
    May 6, 2013

    Thanks a lot Nat for the triple nomination. Congratulations for your blog, I always love to step by!
    As soon as I will have time I will add the awards to my blog.

  16. artandkitchen
    May 6, 2013

    Dear Nat,
    I have some more award for you:
    One Lovely Blog Award and the Shine On Award
    You can find them on

  17. Fae's Twist & Tango
    May 7, 2013

    Dear Nat, Congratulations on your awards. Thank you for thinking of me and for the nominations!😀

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  19. Fae's Twist & Tango
    June 28, 2013

    Congratulations Nat! You have been awarded:
    Awesome Blog Content (ABC) Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at:
    Enjoy the Award! 😀 Fae.

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      June 28, 2013

      Fae, I can’t begin to thank you for keeping me in your thoughts for this nomination. I am not worthy! Congratulations on your recent awards; support from fellow readers and bloggers in bestowing you awards is a testament to how has grown.

  20. Fae's Twist & Tango
    October 29, 2013

    Congratulations Nat! You have been awarded:
    I’m a part of the WordPress Family Award
    I do not expect any action to be taken, or for you to generate a post (unless you wish to pass on the award nominations). Nevertheless, your blog has been awarded at: … Or, after one month at:
    Enjoy your Award! 😀 Fae.

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      November 26, 2013

      Oh wow, I am not worthy! I’ve been tied up with things at home and must really get back to tending to BakeSlave. Thank you Fae for giving me the kick that I need😀

  21. Fae's Twist & Tango
    November 17, 2013

    Congratulations Nat! You have been awarded:
    Dragon’s Loyalty Award
    No pressure, it is all up to you to pay it forward. You have been awarded at:
    … Or, after a month, look for it
    here >>
    Enjoy your Award! 😀 Fae.

  22. Fae's Twist & Tango
    December 3, 2013

    Congratulations Nat! You have been awarded:
    – 3 stars ☆ ☆ ☆ for Blog of The Year 2013 Award
    No pressure, it is all up to you to pay it forward. You have been awarded at:
    … Or, after a month, look for it
    here >>
    Enjoy your Awards! 😀 Fae.

    • Nat Yusop | BakeSlave
      December 4, 2013

      Wow! Fae, you are really spoiling me. Thank you very much for the 3 stars. I should housekeep my blog a lot better than I’m given credit for. Mega congrats on your full stars for Blog Of The Year 2013!

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