Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Clog Cake

A cake commissioned by my sister-in-law for a dear dear friend celebrating her 60th.  

If you are wondering why a pair of clogs??  There is a warm story of friendship and bond behind it.  It seems that during the mini-skirted days in England my sister-in-law bought each of them a pair of these clogs.  The friend recently recalled her Union Jack designed clogs in one of their emails so sister-in-law decided to surprise her with a bday cake in the form of her long lost clogs!  

If I am not mistaken bday girl flew in from NZ, sister-in-law came in from US and other friends from all over to celebrate the big do. I heard she cried when she saw her 'clogs'!!!

Name & Birthday on the 'label'

Fantasy Forest Wedding Cake

"My fiance loves purple butterflies" ~ Mark's only request.  This means I have a free hand in creating this cake for the couple.  Yay!!!  From the first email I have a feeling that this couple loves fantasy kind of thing since they suggested a unicorn cake.  So my proposal was met with great excitement from the groom....a Fantasy Forest cake with ethereal looking butterflies and ferns on 2 tiers of white cake with a bottom tier as 'tree trunk' complete with 'chocolate barks', wild flowers and mushrooms.

The butterflies were printed on wafer paper, cut and then lined with glittering sliver veins. 

Ferns were drawn on CorelDraw first then exported to Silhouette software.  They were then cut out using my new toy Silhouette Cameo on wafer paper too!!!  Talking about green ferns I had to spray the paper first....causing green dust all over my apartment, body and clothes and inside my nostrils!  Hahaha...female Hulk.  

Anyway it was a big step for me...handling a new hardware and software at the same time besides a new medium. (I cannot contain my excitement I even made my first peonies and roses since no big flowers were involved in this cake...see my earlier posts).  Ahhhh...I am falling deeper and deeper in love with this wafer paper.

With the sugar paste mushrooms/toadstools and the translucent ferns, butterflies and wild flowers....the whole cake looked so ethereal.  It was simple yet beautiful.  

The wedding dinner was held in a restaurant by the sea.  Imagine the butterflies fluttering lightly and ferns move when the sea breeze flowed in!!!  Ahhhh...can you see that in your mind's eyes too??

All real cake

Wafer paper ferns, butterflies and wild flowers

Monday, August 18, 2014

Wafer Rose Cake

Wafer paper flowers is the trend these days.  Its light, easier to make and has oh-so-delicate-looking translucent petals.  It is true their petals cannot be as realistic-looking as sugar paste ones but with proper curling and tweaking it can be very beautiful and natural looking too.  Love it love it!

My first paper flower - peony

My second paper flower - another peony

For my 3rd and 4th I tried making a big open rose and ranunculus....Stevi Auble way this time.  Her flowers has more depth and movement.  My first two are quite flat compared to hers.

Decided to use the new flowers on my first naked cake with sugar lace.  (Naked cake is cake without fondant....just cover with ganache).  Love my super sharp ganache finishing. Love my lace mat.  Love my flexible lace.  Actually i feel like a little girl playing with her dolls playing cooking!!!

Haha!!!  Please help me celebrate for taking my decorating skill to the next level!!! 

My first wafer flower cake with sugar lace on a naked cake!

Close up of the ranunculus

Close up of the open rose

Saturday, August 2, 2014

London Cakes

This is the kind of cake I have wanted to do since I started 'caking'....2Ds with 3Ds effect!

It was a 'last minute' order and took me 3 3-hour-sleep-nights to do all the famous landmarks of London.  As a norm I wanted the topper to look like the real celebrant but unfortunately I did not get her it actually ended up the opposite!!!!!!!!!!!!  Hahahaha.  She is petite and shy....wearing a 'tudung' (head-scarf) as oppose to the sexy and trendy girl on the cake!  But I heard she loves her cake very very much.

'London Cake' has to be appreciated all round as there is no back or front with the landmarks around the perimeter of the bottom tier.  This time no special request for clay toppers so everything is edible including the 'girl in jeans'!

Close up of the sexy figurine

The famous red telephone booth of London
behind the figurine

The Queen's guard - looks girly huh?
being awake for 20 hours this is the result!

An antique lamp post

London is all about shopping

Going to London is only complete with a trip to Harrods

The Tower Bridge

London Tower

Eye of London and The Gherkin

St Paul's & Hyde Park

Big Ben & Royal Exchange

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Slash (Guns N Roses) Cake

It is confirmed I live inside a coconut shell!  I don't even know who or what is SLASH!

I have this beautiful customer who came in and wanted to commission a 'slash' cake for her daughter.  For that split second I was completely blank. What's that?  Then it was like 'how do I do a cake about slashing!' in my head.  When I regained my composure me being me thick-skinned and all I asked 'why slash?' without shame...and not 'who is Slash?' mind you.  Hahaha.

Slowly she brought me out of my shell.  Slash is a member of the famous 'Guns n Roses' - not that I know who they are.  And this messy-haired guy is the daughter's idol!!!!  And his signature look is his hat.  Oh i see....  

With enough information.....*drum rolls*

Presenting Asha's cake!  

Oh!  Wait....before that I googled and found an amazing doodling of Slash by Vince Low, a young Malaysian.  He is just amazing!!!!  And his talent is unbelievable.  Do read more about him: Vince Doodling Story

*Drum rolls again*

Vince Low's doodling
Slash's famous hat becomes the topper
of this cake

Red sugar rose as in 'Guns n Roses'

Cake is wrapped with montage of Asha's
favorite songs by Slash

Incorporating the doodling
as part of the montage

Close up of the montage

Close up of the montage

The beautiful bday girl with her cake