Thursday, December 15, 2011

Simple Christmas Gift Box cake

I did a simple Christmas Gift Box cake for a dear friend of us recently, just now to practice my skill of covering square cake as well.

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The design is rather simple but overall I like the simple look of it.

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As I am rushing out of the house to deliver the cake to her, getting my baby in and out of the car and pram, I didn’t realise that the cake moved and when I opened up the box, lo and behold, the ribbon crush!! Devastating!!! Here goes my beautiful gift box cake!! But the nice friend of my gladly accept that and even praise me for the beautiful cake! So embarrass!

Thank you Susan you are so kind!

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The lesson I’ve learned: not to rush when you carry a cake no matter how secure and stable you think the cake is!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Teapot Cake

“Better a neighbour nearby than a brother far away” Prov 27:10. This verse speaks clearly to me & my family as we do not have family staying in Australia. A good neighbour means even more to us!! We are very blessed with a wonderful, helpful and thoughtful neighbour next to us. Their live have shown us what a real love God wants us to show to other. Neither to say they help us in all areas. As the Christmas season is approaching, I want to bake them a nice cake a a token of my appreciation for their friendship and love. I came across some teapot cakes recently and thought it would be good to give it a try.

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I’m not good in carving cake at all, so the shape of the teapot is not really perfect and nice. I am trying to duplicate a China Teapot that I saw in the net. Love the drawing and the elegant look of it. Too bad this is the best I can come out with in my teapot cake.

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What I enjoyed the most is the painting on the teapot. It brings back a lot of childhood memory. Only then I realised that now long I haven’t been doing painting!!

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A lot of improvement needed for my shape cake. I hope I will be able to learn some skills on carving and covering shape cakes in future.

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Feeling Christmassy…

Just can’t believe it is year end already and it is 3 more weeks before Christmas!!! Gosh, time flies when we are busy!

Well, my Christmas gift arrived earlier this year, I got the chance to attend my 2nd cake decorating class!!! I have been wanting to learn how to cover perfect sharp edge square cake after my 1st class but due to the family commitment couldn’t find time to do so. Finally The Cake School offered 2 days of evening class for square cake and guess what, it is just few minutes drive from my house!!! I couldn’t resist such a great opportunity to sign up for the class! Thanks to a supportive hubby who is willing to take care of 2 kids while I was away for the class for few hours.

IMG_4411The not so perfect sharp edge ganached cake

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And the cake before any decoration. Spent a lot of time trying to “sharpen” the edge!

And then the final product from the class!

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Feeling very “Christmassy” now, so couldn’t resist to decorate the cake into a Christmas gift box!

I just love the fabric like ribbon bow that we learned from Fran during the class. It makes the whole cake looks so beautiful!

My square cake is still not into a perfect sharp edge, but I hope with more practice in future I will be able to produce a much better square cake.

A few more photos of the cake. Part of the bow cracked as I was working too slow to get the bow done! Speed matters!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

Do you feel “Christmassy” like me as well?

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