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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Coral Peony Wedding Cake

Another coral color theme cake with cupcakes....commissioned by Faiza for her niece's wedding.  Flowers are all sugar paste.  The cupcakes are chocolate brownies with strawberry flavored butter-cream.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

2-tier Wedding Cakes

This 2-tier black and white theme cake was commissioned for a destination wedding for a couple from Singapore.

Before I put on the black accent I tried an all-white option just for fun!  Not bad, eh?

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Vintage Peony Wedding Cake

This is the first time I used silk flowers on a wedding cake.  Love the color combination.  A very vintage look which is what the couple wants.

Its 3-tier of real cakes with bridal figurines as topper.  As usual I love making my version of their replica for their big day.