Little bit of Muffin by Aiu Ahra

a-little-bit-muffin-aiu-ahraJudul/Title : Little bit of Muffin
Penulis/Author : Aiu Ahra
Penyuting/Editor: Ikhdah Henny
Perancang Sampul/Cover Designer: Nocturvis
Penerbit/Publisher : Bentang Pustaka
ISBN : 9786022911227

Sinopsis/Synopsis:

Sugar Bakery, harum kue yang baru matang, pekatnya cokelat, gurihnya krim keju, semua mengingatkan Kesha akan Evan, partner chef yang ia cintai. Pria yang kini pergi jauh, mewujudkan mimpinya studi ke luar negeri. Pria yang bahkan tidak sempat mendengarkan isi hati Kesha yang tersembunyi. Pria yang kemudian membuat Kesha mengambil keputusan, meninggalkan dunia pastry. Mau Kesha hanya satu, melupakan segala tentang Evan di dapur Sugar Bakery.

Namun, keadaan gawat di Sugar Bakery membuat Kesha terpaksa menarik keputusannya. Ia kembali ke Sugar Bakery dengan seabrek tantangan baru, menyelamatkan bisnis keluarga yang telah dirintis mendiang ayahnya itu. Sekali lagi, Kesha menjejakkan kaki di dapur dengan semua kenangan Evan yang tertinggal. Berbaur kembali dengan resep-resep kue, staf dapur, dan Gathan, partner chef-nya yang baru.

Tak mudah bagi Kesha menguasai dapur, sementara hatinya masih kalut. Terlebih lagi Gathan bukanlah sosok yang menyenangkan. Kehadiran pria itu sering kali membuatnya jengkel oleh sifat dinginnya. Namun, muffin yang dipanggang pria itu kemudian menghadirkan rasa hangat di hatinya. Mungkinkah cinta dapat terlahir kembali? Lewat gigitan kecil pada muffin yang ia nikmati bersama pria yang juga memendam masa lalu itu?

Sugar Bakery, freshly baked cake, chocolate, the savory cream cheese, all of them remind Kesha of Evan, her partner whom she loved. Evan is gone, pursuing his dream to study abroad. He is gone before hearing Kesha confession. Evan’s leaving made Kesha decide to leave the pastry world. Kesha want to forget all about Evan in Sugar Bakery’s kitchen.

However, the state of emergency in Sugar Bakery makes Kesha was forced to withdraw her decision. She returned to Sugar Bakery with a multitude of new challenges, to save the family business that has been initiated his late father’s. Again, Kesha set foot in the kitchen with all the memories of Evan. Mingling back with the cake recipes, kitchen staff, and Gathan, partner his new chef.

It is not easy for Kesha master the kitchen, while her heart was still frantic. Moreover Gathan not a nice partner. His presence and his cold attitude often irritated her. However, Gathan’s baked muffin brings a sense of warmth in her heart. Could it be that love can be reborn? Through small bites on a muffin that she enjoyed?

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Love Cake by Jee

love-cake-jeeJudul/Title : Love Cake
Penulis/Author : Jee
Editor: Hutami Suryaningtyas
Penerbit/Publisher : Bentang Pustaka
ISBN : 9786022911234

Sinopsis/Synopsis:

Dua hal yang paling dicintai Luna di dunia ini adalah Nando dan pastry. Dia menyukai aroma roti yang menguar dari oven. Juga, menikmati bayangan lelaki pujaan hatinya di setiap cake yang ia ciptakan. Semuanya begitu manis seperti permen kapas merah jambu. Hingga Luna lupa rasa manis yang terlalu banyak dapat menimbulkan getir, bahkan pahit.

Manis yang direguk Luna mulai luntur ketika ia mengikuti kompetisi membuat kue. Luna yang baru saja kehilangan pekerjaan, mengejar hadiah utama berupa kontrak kerja sebagai chef pastry di Delicous One Bakery. Namun, di tengah tahapan kompetisi yang berat, keadaan Nando yang menderita kanker mata memburuk. Luna didera dilema.Kompetisi itu akan menentukan masa depannya. Tapi, ia juga tidak ingin menjadi kekasih yang buruk dengan meninggalkan Nando pada masa-masa sulit.

Sementara itu, Aaron, saingan Luna di kompetisi selalu mengamati Luna dari jauh. Ikut tersenyum saat Luna senang, juga panik ketika Luna dalam kesusahan. Bagi Aaron, Luna akan lebih baik bersamanya, meninggalkan kekasih yang mungkin tidak akan menjamin masa depan gadis itu. Haruskah Luna membiarkan egonya menang sekaligus mengizinkan Aaron mengambil tempat Nando di hatinya?

Two things that Luna loved the most in this world are Nando and pastry. She liked the smell of bread wafted from the oven. Also, she enjoyed the shadow of her lover in every cake she created. Everything is so sweet as cotton candy pink. Until Luna forget the too much sweet can lead to bitterness.

All sweetness that Luna feel began to fade when she joined baking competition. Luna, who recently lost a job, pursuing the main prize of the employment contract as a pastry chef in Delicous One Bakery. However, in the middle stages of the heavy competition, Nando’s eye cancer state become worsened. Luna suffered dilema. The competetion will determine her future. But she also did not want to be a bad lover to leave him during hard times.

Meanwhile, Aaron, Luna’s rivals in the competition, was always watching Luna from afar. He is smiling when Luna happy, he also panicked when Luna in distress. For Aaron, Luna would be better off with him, leaving the lovers who may not guarantee the future of the girl. Should Luna let her ego wins while allowing Aaron  took Nando place in her heart?

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