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