Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Awesome Cakes n Bread to Buy

Bake With Dignity offers delectable cakes, cookies, bread and mousse. All baked with the finest ingredients by Options members who are under the aegis of Dignity and Services, an advocacy movement empowering persons with learning disabilities. Proceeds go to Options members as
a means for them to earn money.

To place your order(s), email or text Bakewithdignity at 0192420075. Pastries are baked fresh every Monday. Collect your orders on Mondays after 5pm at Options House No. 49, Pinggir Zaaba, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kl.


1. Belgium chocolate cake (choc cake with Belgium choc topping) 

2. Red velvet cake with cream cheese topping

3. Pure vanilla butter cake

A retro delight to savour the sheer buttery taste as well as the pure vanilla flavour with the use of vanilla extract.

Alternately, this cake can go with the following toppings:

a. Swiss butter cream
Available in strawberry/raspberry /passion fruits and mango/lemon/pineapple flavour, using real fruits
This cream is light and low in sugar unlike the classic butter cream in which the amount of icing sugar is twice of the butter.

Butter cake with Swiss butter cream
b. Butter cake with caramel topping

4. Carrot walnut cake with cream cheese topping

5.Fudge brownies with walnuts
1 tray 8"x8"

6.The classic Pineapple Upside Down cake (8")

7. Lemon&Orange Cake with Swiss Butter Cream/Cream Cheese Topping

butter/chocolate/ginger/coffee RM1 per piece, with a minimum order of 40 pcs.

An additional cost of rm2 is charged for each of the clear square plastic containers used to pack and seal the cookies. Each box fits 20 pieces.


Multigrain bread with all the goodness of flaxseed, bran, molasses sugar and other fibres in a loaf  RM10

Bread pudding with a hint of cinnamon and raisins baked in a merry mixture of cream, milk and butter. A 8x8" tray

Chocolate Caramel Mousse (made with 100% Belgium chocolate)
As an 8" cake RM80
In clear plastic dessert cups with a minimum order of 8 cups RM80

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Let's Bake With Dignity


Dear Parents n friends,
Bake With Dignity is an initiative by D&S  for Options members to enhance their baking skills with the ultimate aim of them earning money.

Simply put,  they  learn and earn.

So parents and friends, do pass the word around that Bake with Dignity is ready to receive orders for cakes, cookies n bread.

Baking is on Mondays 10am-3pm. If there are orders, we bake for customers. Proceeds go to D&S n and after taking into account the costs of  ingredients and utilities,  members will be duly paid .

If there is no order,  we will still have lessons on baking. Option members just pay a nominal sum of rm20 per lesson to cover costs. To avoid logistical problem  with money collection, the amount is deducted from the total monthly sum earned by the respective participating Options members.

Regular practice helps  in understanding and mastering the processes.  As some may know, teaching baking just like other forms of mediated learning, requires breaking down the tasks. In some instances, it means simplifying the steps / methods with the goal of completing the tasks successfully and with understanding.

We already have had orders from a couple who owns a cafe through a parent.  Based on  their feedbacks via their regular customers at their eatery, they like our cakes. (See pic)

So we can expect  regular orders from them.

This project is also open to non Options  members (age 13 and above) whose parents/caregivers are looking for avenues for their charges to gain baking skills. A monthly fee of rm200 will be paid to D&S to cover costs of ingredients n utilities.

As there is only one facilitator for this project, the class is kept small.  Maximum no is 4, with 3 places for Options members and the remaining one for non-member. If the response from Options members is poor, then more places can be opened to non members.

Facilitator has certifications in kitchen management, baking and culinary cooking. Taylor's University sponsored the advanced baking course in support of people with learning disabilities to gain baking skills.

Bake With Dignity is very much a work-in-progress. So things may change as we move along. All depends on the number of orders we get and the response from parents. 

In the end, it is about creating opportunities  for persons with learning  disabilities  to gain skills and money.

So parents and friends who share this vision, do give your support.

The project moves and thrives  as long as there is support.