Sunday, May 8, 2016

Wafer Paper Rose Wedding Cake

One morning I was woken up by a call from New York.  The bride apologized that it might be too late but hoping that I can make her wedding cake for her and that I am highly recommended by her close friend.  Flattered and flustered at the same time as I had planned to go somewhere on her wedding week just as well I took the order and postponed the trip.  Oh yes...the wedding was in Penang.

She wanted something like the Wafer Paper Peony Wedding Cake but with roses shades of pink.  We added my all time favorite lace pattern with genuine Swarovski crystals studded on in and a string of faux pearls to finish the ensemble.  I used wafer paper for all roses, freesia and foliage.  I have yet to master the art of making hydrangeas look natural with wafer paper so still resort to sugar paste....but will soon!!!! Hahaha.

Close up of the wafer paper roses
and sugar paste hydrangeas

Close up of wafer paper freesia

Wafer Paper Peony Wedding Cake

I was very happy when the bride of this cake wanted lots of peonies and hydrangeas .....and a free reign to design her dream cake.  She loves the fresh spring colors from my earlier cakes but prefers classic lace design on it so we settled for fondant type molded lace.

As I am very very into wafer paper flowers recently all peonies and foliage are of this media except the hydrangeas which sooner or later will be made with it as well.

Anyway when I uploaded some photos on Cakes Decor it was chosen as 'Daily Top 3'!!!  

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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