Saturday, August 20, 2011

Solitaire Ring Cake

A young lady called and asked if I can make her a birthday cake in the shape of a ring. I was wondering if its an engagement cake but she told me its for her sister who would love to have a solitaire diamond ring which she cannot afford to give but thought it would be funny to surprise her sister in the form of a Solitaire Ring Cake instead.

I love surprises. And was excited about the challenge of making a diamond balancing over a cake on a ring. I wanted to make sugar diamond with isomalt but I needed a mold which I have to make but there is no way I can coz first, I cannot get hold of the materials, second...too daunting.  So...I resorted to a glass diamond paper weight for my Solitaire Ring Cake instead.

I did not give customers sketches back then. They just trusted me.  This is like make it or break it when delivery comes.

The evening came for me to deliver the cake to Rasa Sayang Resort in Batu Ferringhi - Spice Market. When my customer came out to get the cake she was so happy that she was lost for words. She kept saying "I didn't expect it to be this elaborate" repeatedly. Then we arrange for a trolley to push the cake in ~ lighted. If my head could swell it would be as big as hot-air balloon at that moment in time when everyone in the restaurant turned around to look and there were flashes everywhere - taking pictures. The birthday girl stood up in awe. That was the climax!

The complete set of the Solitaire Ring Cake - 22" x 10"

The cake is inside this 'ring-box' - Juliana is the birthday girl

The details on the ring

The 'cover' of the Ring-box

Just before we push the cake into the restaurant