Friday, December 14, 2012

Black and White Wedding Cake

For Colyn and Aaron.
Bride requested to change her sugar flowers to that of clay so that she can keep them.

Purple Wedding Cake

For Jeremy and Suki.  Commission by the groom's sister.  Its purple theme wedding cake with figurines of the happy couple and their dog.

Pink Ombre Ruffle Cake

For Sean and Eunice.  A very popular design these days ~ a 2 tier wedding cake.  Roses are sugar paste and pearls are faux.

Rilakkuma Bridal Cupcake Tower

This cake was made in collaboration with Sugar.  Rilakkuma theme....with 80 chocolate cheesecake brownie cupcakes.

Closeup of the cupcake toppers - bear couple and rose

Cupcake tower topper

Caterpillar Rocker Baby Shower Cake

This baby shower cake is a joint effort with Adrian for Weenee.  It was inspired by a real rocker which we hurriedly surfed for.  This rocker has an apple-seat and a box-full of toys...only we made this seat too small!!! You will forgive our unproportion-ness if you know how we scrambled and scurried around to get the cake done within 2 days!!!! Phew!

With limited time and a secret project to boot....we laboured over it in jittery when halfway through we were pranked by Ween's father (!!!) that Weenee was back from Perth and will be dropping into her studio anytime!!!!  (Ya...We were using her studio to do her secret baby shower cake!  Just imagine the stress, the irony ....and the humor).  We nearly died from laughter when we tried to trace the real whereabout of Weenee...was she really at home, in Perth, or on the way back??  Luckily we remembered the smartness of a smartphone.  Hahaha.  Problem shelved when she sent photos of the planes on tarmac...we continued working knowing we had at least 8 more hours.  She was still in Perth ....waiting for her flight back.

For 'revenge' we sent Weenee sneak peeks of the cake!  To counter-attack us Weenee asked her brother to spy on us not knowing that he is on 'enemy camp' with us. Hahahaha.  

For added 'insult' we hid the cake in HER cabinet in HER studio after completion!!!  How cheeky can that be?  We were so ready for her return.

The next morning Ween came to the studio and we acted normal.  It's like what people say.... the calm before the storm.  Then the unexpected happened.  She opened that cabinet (which was above her head) to indicate to us where she kept her cake trays....ONLY SHE WAS FACING US INSTEAD OF UP THERE!!!!  I freaked out!!!!!!  (If I had a weak heart I will not be writing this now....but I nearly vomited).  Luckily Adrian was cool and calm.  He continued talking to Ween while I gather enough brain cells to tell me to shut the door!!

At that moment in time we thought it was the end of the secret!!!  It would have been so anti-climax.

For your info Weenee was none the wiser and it remained a secret cake up till party time. Phew! Phew! Phew!  But for Adrian and me...I guess we will cherish the memories of making this cake and being pranked by Ween's dad for a long long time.

Ta-ta...presenting the happy cake!

The real rocker

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Hello Kitty Bag Cake

Customer drove all the way from KL to collect this cake.  He brought his girlfriend along who did not know that she was about to get her birthday cake. Everything is edible right to the rings that holds the sugar paste handles.  Graphics on the front is hand drawn.

Circus Cake

This Circus Cake was commissioned from KL for Ginny's 1st birthday

Cake set up in the restaurant

2nd tier

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Origami Crane Cake

Paper cranes supplied by bride.  Its 3 tiers of real cake: top tier sugee cake, 2nd tier is plain butter cake and bottom tier is the all time favorite chocolate cake.

Cake before adding the cranes

Finished cake.

Close up of the printed image - origami paper design

Another view

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Needlework Basket Cake

This cake is more of a Smocking Basket Cake.  There are so many cakes on knitting, quilting, patchwork, cross-stitching, needlework on the internet but I cannot find one for smocking.  There are smocking as decoration on sides of the cakes but not smocking per se ~ as a design on the whole.

So I use this idea as a cake for my mother-in-law who loves making smocking dresses.

This is a very colorful cake.  Bright and vibrant colors. 

I have a basket-weave print mold but I prefer to make real weave for this basket.  I just love the rustic look after handpainting it as compared to airbrushing it.  I know it is very time consuming but the effect speaks a thousand words.  

Remember my Apple Basket Cake?  That basket-weave was embossed with the print mold.  It spoilt the whole cake design especially so when i put in so much effort on molding, covering and painting the apples.  Ahh....just like when I used to leave my cake boards naked!!!!  I mean how damaging can that be?  I was new.  I was new.  I learned that going that extra mile for the finishing is so important.

Inside this basket is sugee or semolina cake.  The top is covered with sugar threads...the same brand that my m-i-l uses...DMC !!!  The unfinished smocking dress is casually placed on the basket..... with a sugar tape measure as well.  

What is more interesting is the Made-in-China-pin-holder.  Traditionally these comes in typical bright colors.  I can make them pastel as to be more original/creative but for an old lady I would prefer to go real.  She can identify the pin-holder better!!!  Hehehe.  Of course this comes complete with those little Chinese 'kids' around!!  Since it is a pin holder it has to have pins!

A sewing kit is not complete without a thimble....and this is painted with silver sheen and further dusted with silver petal dust.  Had wanted to make scissor too but I was too sleepy to continue.....

The handweaved and painted sugar basket

Close up of the smocking

The tape measure

The pin-holder

The colourful 'DMC' threads

Top view