Wednesday, 30 October 2013

"Its A Girl"

A baby shower cake for mommy to be Dina, who's expecting a baby girl. Ordered by her sister, Jesrina Arshad, the cake is a 2 tiered cake with the theme colours of pink, yellow, white & mint green. The lower tier of the cake is vanilla bean with vanilla frosting and top tier is orange cake with belgian chocolate ganache. The concept is mostly geometric patterns with a sleeping baby girl on the top tier as the main centrepiece of the cake. Also ordered along with this cake, 20 cupcakes decorated with 3D sugarpaste pieces. Cupcakes are  vanilla bean flavoured with vanilla buttercream.
Its A Girl caption at the side of the cake

A pink bow ribbon for the baby girl theme

Look at how angelic the baby girl looks asleep!
The cupcakes I made tie with the main cake in the same theme colours and I did a few 3D sugar pieces such as the baby under the blanket, pink teddy bears, rattle, bibs, daisies and the baby girl wordings. I also tied a ribbon individually on the cupcake casing to create the soft and sweet effect. This was indeed a fun project and I enjoyed making this order very much!
The 20 cupcakes that goes hand-in-hand with the main cake

The details on the cupcakes up-close

Thanks again for the order, Jess and I hope you had a great baby shower last Sunday.

"20th October"

Johanna Arshad threw a surprise birthday party for her mother in-law ("MIL") on 20th October 2013. To celebrate the occassion she wanted her MIL to have a lace cake just like her surprise birthday cake last year. She wanted a lemon cake. The theme of the cake is baby pink and light cream. This cake was relatively easy to make but quite time consuming as I'm a very detailed person. I can't help it but I can't stand imperfections! My husband says I have the OCD disease ("Obssesive Compulsive Disorder")... Hahaha... Which is true in some ways and an be very frustrating for me!
Back to the cake, when I started making this cake, I was already very tired!! I had been sleeping late every night as I was finishing 50 pcs of sugar decorated cookies for Johanna also. The cookies are also part of the birthday celebration. The cookies are door gifts for their guests. Johanna wanted  chocolate flavoured cookies in the shape of a cake with candles. the theme colours of the cookies are pink, blue & green. The cookies had to be individually packed also and tied with ribbons and a thank you tag. So, for me that was quite a task as I was working every day and only managed to start the cookies in the evenings. Very, very tiring and exhausting especially when I'm a perfectionist. I also had the cookies airbrushed to create a lustre effect.  But it was worth it as the cookies really turned out nice. I was very happy with the final product.
Before the beautification with the ribbons!
All ready with ribbons and thank you tags


The cookies also had a lace effect and I combined royal icing and gumpaste for the cookies sugar work. Actually making the cookies were not difficult but it just requires lots of patience as the process takes time from the momemnt you make, bake, decorate and pack the cookies!
After I had the cookies done, I started on my cake, which consist of 3 components; i.e. 1) the sugar frame for the edible image, 2) the sugar flowers; and of course 3) the lace cake itself. The weather was really bad that weekend. Very humid and my sugar frame took a long time to dry and harden. Luckily, I started early on the frame.

The overall view of the Pink Lace cake

The lace with the pink flowers

The edible image of the the grandparents with their grandkids

The lace work I did with royal icing and fondant
In the end though, all turned out well and I was very satisfied with my work!

Monday, 28 October 2013

"Two Birthdays"

On Monday, 14th October 2013, both my other half and daughter celebrated their birthdays together. October is always a very stressful time for me every year as I have to make 2 cakes for Bahrin & Hannah. Usually Hannah also requests that I make cupcakes for her to bring to school. So, this year, I decided to go with the golfing theme for my husband and Monster High theme for Hannah. I came out with two cake versions and included an edible image of them on the cake board. Bahrin's cake was chocolate and Hannah's cake was vanilla & chocolate marble cake.
The process of making these two cakes were not that difficult. The only drawback for me was time. I didn't have enough time as I had to also prepare for the Hari Raya Haji celebration on 15th October. I was hosting lunch for my parents and my brother's family a day after their birthday. So, I was really pressed for time. Fortunately for me, I let my employees leave early on Monday for them to prepare for the Raya celebration and that also gave me time to finish the birthday cakes in time for the dinner celebration that very Monday night!!
The two cakes I made for Bahrin & Hannah... Daddy & his princess...

Golf theme for Bahrin

Monster High theme for Hannah

The edible image of the two of them... I so love this photo... Hannah is a carbon copy of her daddy !!
Happy Belated Birthday to my dearest other half & my sweetie pie, Hannah... May both your life be blessed always and you both bring such joy & happiness into my life! I love you both so,so much!!!
Hannah & her daddy
Family photo

Monday, 21 October 2013

"Monster High for Hannah"

My sweetie pie, Hannah, turned 9 last  Monday, 14th October 2013. Prior to that day, she wanted to have a pre-birthday celebration with her friends in school. The reason being the school will be on a mid-semester hols during her birthday week and she won't get to see her friends for that duration! So, I decided to bake her cupcakes and make party favours for her classmates. She was so excited that she even helped me decorate her own birthday cuppies. I had Hannah choose the Monster High images that she wanted on her cupcakes and I then sent them for printing into edible form. I chose the theme colours of blue, pink and black. I made cookies & cream flavoured cupcakes for her. I hope you had a great celebration in school, sweetie!!
The cupcakes decorated with Hannah's favourite MH images
The famous logo of MH - the skull with a pink bow
More cupcakes up-close
The party bags I made for Hannah's classmates - zebra print