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.