Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Harry Potter cupcakes

A friend ordered a HarryPotter cupcakes for her son who is a big fan of the series.  12 pieces of chocolate fudge cupcakes with chocolate ganache.  This was my first theme cupcakes and I had great time doing this.  To be honest, I am not fond of red fondant, after adding so much gel, it tends to be a bit more softer than the other colours.  But nevertheless I was happy how the red came out.  Now I have to think of ways to use up the balance coloured fondant :D

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mosque Cake for a wedding gift exchange

My aunty called me about a week before her wedding and asked me if I can make her a cake as a gift exchange.  Of course I was delighted and took the chance to play with fondant again *LOL* She didn't say what she wanted and left everything to me to decide.  After much thought, I decided to do a mosque cake which I think was the most appropriate to give to her then husband to be.  I like things that are simple and so came up with this.  This is not entirely my creation as I got the inspiration from a box that is shaped as a mosque.  I scaled it down and finally end up with this.  As I was running out of time, I used styrofoam for the dome :-P  Overall I was pretty pleased and glad that they loved it... including the cake *LOL*

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My youngest daugther's tiara cake

This cake was done November last year. The initial plan was to order a Rapunzel cake from a friend so that I can be relief of some baking. However, my youngest decided to change her plan and wanted a tiara cake badly. She kept insisting until I had to say yes. This is a simple chocolate cream cake with peace filling. The tiara and all the other decors were made of chocolate/candy melt so that her friends can eat them. The tiara was the most tedious part as it broke when I was putting it on the cake. Fortunately, I had some melted chocolate left and fix it nicely. To hide the imperfection of the tiara, I had it covered with lustre dust *phew*

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Simplified motorbike fondant cake

So my sister-in-law called me up to order a cake for her nephew's engagement. She wanted something different other than the normal flowery cakes and mentioned motorbike/motorcycle. I am so not into 3D and plus the very unpredictable weather, I decided to do something cute. So after checking the internet, I got inspired by one done by David Maccarfrae. Of course mine is far from his because I did not put any scenery to it as I wanted it to be as simple as I possibly can. So here is the simple cake, it was fun doing this as I had my first experience with Satin Ice fondant. I really like the texture as it is not as soft as Pettinice. Taste wise is also great unlike Wilton's ones.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Mango Mousse Cake

My eldest loves anything mango. So for her birthday in March, after much thought, I decided to make her a mango mousse cake. The idea was kind off a last minute as I was simply itching to bake a traditional sponge cake which uses no raising agent. So this was the result of the itch *LOL*

This is the cross section of the cake. I love how the layers looked and I was also very delighted in how the sponge cake came out. This cake is generally made up of vanilla sponge, mango mouse and mango mirror for the topping. I married a few recipes to come out with this :-) Recipe will be up later if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dora + Ben10 fondant cake

I was given the task to do a birthday cake for my nephew and niece who celebrated their birthday recently. The little sister who turned 2 adores Dora the Explorer whereas the elder brother who turned 4 loves Ben10. My sister in law wanted a cake that features both characters and I quickly took up the challenge and suggested a 2-tier fondant. I never liked to figurines - not at this moment at least and decided to do their faces instead.

So this is the outcome, it took me a day to assemble it. The bottom tier is chocolate mud cake and the top tier is 1234 butter cake. I also took the opportunity to use my cutters and sugar craft accessories that I have collected over the years. It was great fun !!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Birthday & Wedding Gift Cakes

I know it has been a while since I last update. However, last December 2010 has been a rather busy month for me as we had a small party for my 2nd daughter and my youngest brother got hitched on the same month.

So, as usual, I made a simple cake for my dearest daughter who turned 8 last December. The cake was a chocolate fudge cake covered in whipped cream. To make it look interesting and fun, I used the chocolate transfer method and came out with this flower cake. I am happy that birthday girl liked it. It was fun though making this.

The week after the birthday week, my brother got married and he wanted me to make a cake for his wife as a gift. I had some gumpaste flowers which I ordered but did not have the chance to use it. It much googling for ideas, I came out with this. It was fun making this and very happy with the outcome.

So there you go, my adventures during last december ^-^