Thursday, November 1, 2012

Simple Fullmoon cake with painting

I know I really should stop baking till next year but this is a last minute, urgent request order from a friend for her son’s Full Moon celebration party.

For those of you wondering what this Full Moon celebration means, according to Chinese custom, when a baby turns one month old, a ceremony is held to celebrate her first month of life (the Chinese term translates as "full moon"). This coincides with the end of the new mom's confinement period and both mom and baby are formally introduced to the extended family and friends for the first time.

Before the unveiling party, the baby traditionally undergoes a host of rituals. Once that is over, a party is held to celebrate the health of the baby. Relatives and friends gather to give their blessings and gifts to the new baby, and traditional treats such as ang ku kueh and red eggs are featured.

Due to time constraint I decided to make a simple design cake with painting on it. I adore the illustration from Rachelle Anne Miller so decided to use one of her family series illustration in the painting. Thanks to Rachelle for giving the permission to use her lovely work.
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I love painting so it comes quite natural for me and it meant the cake was finished in time for the party. Happy 1 month old Ashton!! May the goodness of God shines on you alwaysSmile
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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Stiletto shoes box cake

From the cake designer to shoes cobbler!!!
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I had the amazing opportunity to join Verusca Walker’s class to learn Stiletto shoes in August and now had the perfect opportunity to put into practice what I have learned.

I made this cake especially as a birthday present for my best mate.

She wants RED shoe, so I got her some! The shoes design was copied from Verusca.
It’s all edible but I know my dearest friend will keep the shoe as a display piece instead.

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I still have lot of area for improvement but I was glad with the way it turned out!
This mark the last cake for the year for me!!! Till then, my kitchen is closed until next year!!! Time for me to rest!!

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Ella’s Christening cake

Remember the dragon baby Full Moon cake I did recently for Ella? Now I had the opportunity to make one for her Christening! Her lovely parents left the design up to me. After some thought, I decided to try out one of the cake design from Debbie Brown’s baby cakes. I love the cakes in that book!!
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This is a simplified version of the block cake based on Debbie Brown’s book. 
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I especially love the bunny Smile Thanks ML & Sue for giving me the honor of making Ella’s Christening cake!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Lightning Mcqueen theme birthday cake

Boys and cars!! I reckon  all boys love car!! In the last week alone, I made 2 car themed cakes for 2 birthday boys. This week, I had the honor to make a Lightning Mcqueen theme cake, one of the more popular cars themes among the kids!!
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I have fun trying a few decorating technique in this cake.
This Lightning Mcqueen topper was firstly carved out from styrofoam, then covered with fondant for decoration and finally, I applied the detail and touch up. I have to say I was quite pleased with the result..
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I even customised the Cars logo with the birthday boy’s name.
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Happy birthday, Jaden!!! I am sure you will have a great birthday party with your lovely parents. Hope you enjoy your cake.
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hoot! Hoot!

This cake was made for Zach, the birthday boy whom I just made the teddy bear picnic cupcake towers for. His lovely mommy organised a birthday party for him on the weekend with the cupcake tower and then had another celebration on the actual birth date with another cake. What a blessed child!!!
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The cake design is a duplica of the Hoot cake from Blissfully Sweet as requested by Zach's mum.
Thanks Jacki for giving me the permission to copy your cake design!
I’m pleased that Zach and his family enjoy the cake and the little birthday boy was happy to see the hoot hoot on his birthday cake Smile

Monday, September 24, 2012

Special shoes for the man in my life

This is a very special cake for the man in my life who loves sport shoes!!!

IMG_5790Always the shoes he likes are all so beyond my budget (yes he has really high taste with shoes!!!), so I rarely can afford to get him one. This year though despite of the hectic schedule I decided to make him a cake in the form of shoes he likes.

sport shoes cakeI decided to just make a small cake since we have been loaded with a lot of cakes recently. So this shoes cake is in kids size 4. This is my 1st attempt of shoes cake. When he shown me the photos of the shoes he likes – NIKE Kobe VII 7 WBF, at first glace it looks quite a simple design, but when I zoom in the detail, I was shocked to find out this shoes has so much of detail from its textures to its shoes laces!!! It took me quite sometimes to put up the detail but I’m quite happy with the end result.

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Happy and  blessed birthday darling! This is the only “shoes” close to your dream shoes that I can afford for now!! Hope you like it Smile 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Teddy bear picnic cupcake tower

I did Zach birthday cake last year and can’t believe he is turning 2 now!! This year his lovely mummy chosen a lovely theme for his birthday party - Teddy bear picnic.

A small cutting cake with mini teddy bear theme cupcakes on the DIY cupcake stand (yes I do hire DIY cupcake stand that customised based on the birthday theme!!)

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Cupcakes design is the duplicate from Hey there, Cupcake! as per requested by customer.

Top cutting cake is also inspired by Hey there, Cupcake!

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The teddy bear and dessert toppers are all hand made. I’m very happy with the outcome of the teddy, in fact kinda fall in love with it. What do you think?

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Boy and his cars!!

I reckon all boys love cars?!!!

This is a small and simple design cake for a 4 year old boy who loves sport cars.

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The design of the cake is duplicated from The Pink Cake Box.

The sports cars were provided by the customer.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Rose bouquet wedding cake

It had a rather interesting caking week this week doing totally different theme cakes. The former is a kid’s theme birthday cake and this is a elegant wedding cake.

This is my latest wedding cake. Design is inspired by Bella Cupcakes (Vanessa Iti).

Bouquet on the top tier is based on bridal’s bouquet and the diamond buckle in the middle tier is a similar buckle in bridal gown.

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This is one of the cakes that I spent a lot of time on it mainly due to the rose bouquet. This rose bouquet on the top tier is based on bridal’s bouquet. It is all handmade and there are over 80 roses in that bouquet!! I’m glad that it turns out as what I want it to be, so all the effort has been paid off.

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And this is my first time playing with stencil! It is rather messy to begin with but I have learned a few tips throughout the process. Hopefully in near future I can try out more stencil design on the cake and can achieve even better result.

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Oh, did I mention that this is not a real cake? All the 3 tiers are dummy cakes as per request by the bride.

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This 3 tiers dummy wedding cake is for hire as well! If you are under budget for your wedding cake but would love to have a beautiful elegant cake for cake cutting ceremony and display, you can consider hiring this cake from me and perhaps with some kitchen cakes to serve!

Tinkerbell cake for the fairy girl

This sweet little girl whom I have seen her growing up – Amelie is 4 now!!! Time flies!!

Her lovely parents were having a party to celebrate for her. The birthday requested a fairy them party and her lovely mommy asked me for help to do her a tinkerbell fairy theme cake.

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The birthday girl chose the design of the cake, and I did some modification to come out this fairy cake design for her. The plastic fairies cake toppers are provided by the mommy.

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Blessed birthday sweet girl!!! It’s so happy to see you enjoyed your birthday party today. May you continue to shine brighter than the fairies in your life to bring glory to God.

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The return of Spiderman!

IMG_5610I have the chance to do Spiderman theme birthday order again but this time is cake instead of cupcakes. Have a pleasure to deal with a wonderful mom to design the cake for the lovely birthday boy.

The design of the cake is inspired by Sweet Picasso Cake Creations.

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Top tier is red velvet with white chocolate ganache. Bottom tier is chocolate buttercake with dark chocolate ganache.

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I have the pleasure to meet up with the lovely mum and the gorgeous birthday boy who say thanks to me for making his cake when I sent the birthday cake over. What a polite gorgeous boy he is!!!

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I’m even thrilled to receive the thank you email from Caroline (the lovely mom of the birthday boy) to thank me for the cake and they love it!!! This is the best reward for me!!

Thank you so much for giving me the honour to do your boy’s birthday cake Caroline!! Hope to be able to make you more beautiful cake in future.

Have a blessed 4 years old little Joshie!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Cakes back in April–outdated post

I just realised that I did a few more cakes back in April which I yet to posted out.

As I have a few back to back orders that time, time was limited for me. These are the few cakes that didn’t have time to take a proper photos but just a quick one with iphone.

This Thomas the train theme cake was special diet cake. I didn’t do special diet cake, this is the exceptional for my friend’s boy who turned 3. The mountain was craved out from the cake with birthday boy’s 2 favourite train figurines.

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This was the 1st birthday cake with plane them and the birthday boy’s mom wanted the topper with the birthday boy in the plane. It was a tall cupcake tower set with matching cupcakes design. However, I didn’t manage to capture any except for the cake. Hope to be able to receive some photos from the customer one day.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Car and balloons for the 1 year old boy

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This is the birthday cake for my close friend’s son who is turns one. The dearest mummy wanted car and some balloon decoration on his cake, so I came out with this simple design for him. This is my 1st time trying to airbrush clouds on the cake. I am glad that it turns out well.

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And the hand made Volkswagen Beetle convertible with balloons.
Happy birthday little Daniel boy!!!! Have a great year ahead!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dragon Baby’s fullmoon cake

I have the honour to do a fullmoon cake for a close mate’s baby daughter. This little cutie is born in the dragon year according to lunar calendar, thus, the cake it based on the dragon theme.

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handmade sleep baby with the dragon suit

It’s a simple design cake but I am quite happy with the overall look of the cake.

Happy full moon little Ella! May you grow to be a healthy beautiful girl!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

1st Clay Figurines Class

Well, this is really an out-dated post. I just realised that I never had a chance to post this. End of last year December, I had a chance to go for an intensive clay class with a very good clay master in Penang while having a holiday visiting family and friends there. It was an intensive clay class so to speak before I have very limited time to spare for the class, thus, accumulatively I only managed to spend 2 days to learn 6 cute human figurines! These figurines are made of resin clay – the best clay I ever play with so far!!! Light weight, flexible and durable, and it is air dry clay!

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                                      postman that delivers loves!

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                                                               the cute garden fairy

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However, I am very pleased with the result and I’ve learned a lot of skill from the master from modelling the figurine from head to toe, to colouring and handling it. I fall in love with clay after this. It is much more “versatile” with compare with fondant and so fun to play with.

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                                                               the super boy!!!

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                   the princess party girl!

And the great thing is that I was able to bring back all the figurines I made in the hand carry box without any damage!! I really hope I have opportunity to learn more from the master in future if I ever have some spare time when I am in Penang.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thomas the tank month

I made 2 Thomas the tank cake within this month. Seems like Thomas is always kids favourite.

This cake is for a boy who’s turning One. It is a simple cake with Thomas the tank as the centre.

Choo….choo….Thomas is on his way to wish William a Happy Birthday!! May you had a great birthday William!!

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