Hi! I’m Vasun, an amateur baker & cook from the sunny island- Singapore, currently in Auckland, New Zealand . I started cooking and baking ever since I’ve had my own kitchen after I got married. Initially, most of the cakes were a disaster and now, I’ve gotten the hang of things. But I’ve my fair share of kitchen disasters still. It’s all part of a learning process.

I grew up in a kitchen where I observed my grandparents making everything from scratch, without modern machinery. They owned a small provision shop in Joo Chiat and on the side, my grandmother used to sell dosas, curries and chutneys.

My biggest inspiration is my grandmother. She cooked without recipes and she was a very experimental cook and most importantly, she cooked with lotsa love.

About the blog

This blog serves as a collection of recipes that I make for my family and friends in my tiny apartment kitchen and of all the food-related travels that my husband and I embark on. We love different flavours from different cuisines and this is often reflected in what we eat and choose to cook.

All the recipes and photographs in this blog are made and taken by me.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Do say “Hello!” in my comments. I’d love to know who you are : )

I can also be found on Instagram and FacebookΒ and Pinterest.

Contact me at cupcakesncurries at gmail dot comΒ 

All photos and text are taken and written by me. Please do not steal them!



  1. Very nice photography. You caught my attention with a comment on our blog then your pics made me look a little deeper. Now I’ve pinned your recent chicken curry recipe. Thanks! I’ll be back. Ken

  2. This is a great site! You’re so talented Vasun! I would love to make some of your dishes, but unfortunately I can’t get some of the ingredients here! Someday maybe I can go exploring in some Asian market and find them!! Miss you! Keep up the interesting recipes!!!

    1. Crystal! So nice to ‘see’ you here! Apart from the asian recipes, there are some easy baked goodies. You could try those and get Rich and your daughters to try them out πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by, my dear friend!

  3. Hi Vasun! I love your blog, your photography is stunning- I’ve always wanted to go to Singapore, the food culture there fascinates me. I look forward to following more of your posts πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Conor! That means a lot to me, especially coming from you. I’m feeling quite speechless actually. Very humbled that you’ve added me to your “Blogs I Like” list. Thank you! I have to get round to making my own bloglist (I haven’t got one! yikes!) Thank you again:)

    1. What! I was featured? Where can I view this feature, mrsugarbears? And thank you! Do try out the recipes and let me know how they turn out. πŸ™‚ cheers!

  5. This is a gorgeous site. I look forward to seeing more posts and trying some of these recipes. Thank you for sharing these beautiful recipes. Cheryl

  6. Very nice I am really looking forward to something like this, I might really benefit from your blog cos I need a lot of teaching on baking.
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  8. Hi,

    your blog sounds wodnerful and I love where your inspiration stems from. I could imagine your grandmothers cooking was amazing! I’m Hanna from Finland and I also love to cook with a nordic twist and experience new cuisines when traveling. Food and travel is what our holidays are all about! hehe

    / Hanna


  9. I am from Canada and am happy to find your blog. Who doesn’t love good food. And I love photography, too. Looking forward to trying some of your recipes!

    1. Thanks Jo! I’ve a few Canadian friends and they’re some of the kindest people I’ve ever met! Looking forward to knowing another Canadian and ‘seeing’ you here πŸ™‚

  10. Hi again! (yes we’ve met through IG) my brother was born in Signapore, we were living there at the time <3 Learn as much as from your grandparents as you can. My grandmother is 96!!! (the only grandparent I have left) Shw doesn't cook much now, but she used be to be a fabulous cook. A few months ago asked her how she used to make her croquettes (the best in the world). She only replied: I can't say because I never measured it's intuitive. Such a shame…. but it must run in the family because thats how I cook too. xxx

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