Sunday, January 31, 2016

Fuchsia Peony Wedding Cake

It was raining when we deliver this cake.  But I was not the least worried as I was using wafer paper peonies.  As long as there is no direct contact of any water droplets I was not worried about my flower petals softening up and break apart due to our humidity.  If only cakers around the world knows the advantages of this medium.  I am a clumsy person and always drop my sugar flowers (you can actually hear the shattering sound of thin porcelain breaking when they hit the floor) but now?  Hahaha....sometimes I throw it to show off to family members.  They can also be easily stored and transported.

Now back to this cake.  The bride wanted the figurines molded after them complete with her gown and cymbidium in her hair.

Color theme for the night was fuchsia. 

Wafer paper closed peonies

Wafer paper open peony

Clay figurine modeled after the couple

Message from the bride after the wedding

Fuk Luk Sau Cake or The Three Gods Cake

This cake was commissioned by one return customer for his boss...a farewell and birthday cake.  It is an east meets west kind of cake as the birthday boy is someone very charismatic in looks but 'conservative' in thinking as he loves Fuk Luk Sau.

The figurines are crafted with sugar paste over egg-shaped foam balls.  The customer's instruction was 'cute' Fuk Luk I made them wrinkle-free as well.   With the downturn crescent shaped eyes they indeed look cute .....and happy!!!

The packing-straws are fondant.

I specially made a template for the wordings on the crate.  I had intention of using airbrush but end up using sponge effect as I was too lazy to take out my airbrush machine!  Hehehe.  But it works better in the end.

Anyway a message came back that night that the cake stole the show!!!!

Airing the figurines

Classic Rose Cake using Wafer Paper

This is an elegant cake with the classic rose theme.  As the title suggests all the roses are made from wafer paper.

Two tiers are covered with rose-pattern sugar lace and one tier with pearls.  Fondant has a subtle tint of champagne.

Overall simple elegance is the word.

Close up of the wafer paper blush color rose

Close up of the wafer paper blush color rose

The beautiful setup in TH Hotel.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Wafer Paper Dendrobium Orchid Cake

It is just recently that I started making wafer paper flowers.  Needless to say I enjoy making them and find it quite addictive so will take every opportunity to do them on cakes.  But I have been making so many peonies and roses until I think people who has been following my work thinks I only know how to do only these 2 types of flowers.  So when this bride wanted something different I was just too happy to oblige.  She wanted spider chrysanthemums, white orchids, yellow dancing ladies and mixture of real and wafer paper flowers on her cake.  After a few emails we decided on white orchids as the paper ones and the rest real.

Ta-tah!  The whole ensemble looks good huh?  The color combination is also very pleasing to the eye.

This is also the first cake with white chocolate ganache and white chocolate sinful and decadent but i bet so so yummy.

Close-up of the paper wafer orchids

Mixture of fresh and paper flowers

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Peony Glitter Cake

This cake was for a couple who came back from UK.  The design looks normal on the outside...its the cake inside that is interesting.  Teal and peach color butter cake.

It was the first time I use edible glitter. It used to be more glittery but I guess after the controversy of it being non-edible they made it really edible this time but it came without that shine.  You win some you lose some.

The cake inside
- taste as good as it looks

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Blush Pink Peony Wedding Cake

When it comes to color I am very inconsistent in my liking.  Today I can tell you its black black black.  Tomorrow I can totally throw you off balance when I say lilac!!!  Hehe....I am an emotional person and this emotion spreads to my color chart as well. 

But then...after finishing this cake I love it.  And after more than 2 months I am still in love with it.  In fact it has become one of my personal favorite.  Don't get me wrong...I have not crossed over to be all girlie and pretending to be young.  But I believe it is the subtleness of three shade of pinks together that is affecting my judgement.  It is calming yet flirtatious. I am weird?  But least it is my favorite for the time being.

Blush Pink Peony Cake with pearl lace

Close up of sugar peony

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Wafer Paper Anemone Cake

My latest craze is making wafer paper flower and I am proud to say that I have managed to find a way to vein and shape the petals like in sugar paste and even wire them.  Yay!!

These anemones are not the usual black and white but midnight blue and white.

Close up of the vein and slightly
cupped petals