Attention!

Attention!
I am fully booked for the month of November and taking a "Crate Break"... Ops! "Cake Break" in December! Closed for the year! Open for commissions for 2014!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Cake Decorator Of The Week At Cakesdecor.com!

Wow! I am "Cake Decorator of the Week" over at Cakesdecor.com, one of the best cake decorating websites in the world. To view some of my latest creations, please click on
http://cakesdecor.com/paulinescakes/cakes.
Thank you so much for your continuous support!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tangled Rapunzel "The Girl With The Golden Hair" & Pascal!

“I’ve been so lucky, I am the girl with golden hair
I wanna sing it out to everybody
What a joy, what a life, what a chance!”

Lyrics from “Thank You For The Music” by ABBA.


This song was playing in my head as I was experimenting with getting a realistic blonde hair effect on sugar for my Rapunzel figurine. The result of my experiment is this golden colored “hair” with different tones of blond highlights. Believe it or not, this technique was inspired by my hairdresser who is very experienced with coloring blond hair.
Made this cake featuring a 3D sugar figurine of “Golden Haired Rapunzel” for 4 year old Eva who loves the character of Rapunzel in the movie “Tangled”. I decided to include a 3D sugar figurine of Pascal, Rapunzel’s pet chameleon after the fans on my Facebook page voted for him to be included. Lol!
To make the cake prettier and to follow the color scheme of Rapunzel’s dress, I decorated the base of the cake with two layers of lavender “scallop lace” fondant ribbon. This was inspired by the pretty fondant ribbon that I saw on White Crafty Cakes’s Minnie Mouse cake on Cakesdecor http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/79250. Thank you so much Toni for sharing how to make this fondant ribbon with me. The cake world is full of lovely people!



Made it to number one at CakesDecor.com on August 29, 2013!

Made it to Daily Top 3 at CakesDecor.com on August 29, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/81317-tangled-rapunzel-the-girl-with-the-golden-hair-pascal

Friday, August 16, 2013

On Safari With Alex The Madagascar Lion!

This “Madagascar Lion” cake featuring a 3D sugar art figurine of Alex the Lion was commissioned by Dave for his 6 year old son Avinash's birthday. Since Alex is an alpha lion, I decided to make him in a relaxed and lazing “King of the Beast” pose with half closed dreamy eyes! Don’t know why, but the song “Do ya think I am sexy?” by Rod Steward kept playing in my mind when I see this pose. 

Cake was airbrushed to give it a reddish orange sunset look. I then hand painted a cartoon safari silhouette scenery on the sides to add to the African lion theme.

Madagascar Alex the Lion cake for Avinash's 6th birthday!
Madagascar Alex the Lion cake with airbrushed sunset effect and hand painted safari silhouette scenery!
Alex the Madagascar Lion!
3D sugar art figurine!
Hand painted cartoon safari silhouette scenery!

Hand painted cartoon safari silhouette scenery!

Hand painted cartoon safari silhouette scenery!
Made it to number one at Cakesdecor.com on August 13, 2013.
"On Safari With Alex" cake made it to Daily Top 3 at Cakesdecor.com on August 13, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/78895

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Cirque du Madagascar... The Circus Comes To Town!

My biggest commission to date… This Madagascar Circus themed cake was commissioned by Sennie for her daughter Davina’s first birthday bash! Little Davina’s mom wanted all the main animal characters of the Madagascar movie, replicated in sugar on a 3 tiered cake with the emphasis that the cake must be colorful and happening. She gave me full reign over the design and so I came up with this colorful circus themed cake with eleven Madagascar animals performing their best circus acts!
Presenting…
  • Gloria the Hippo balancing on tip toe at the pinnacle of the circus tent and with parasol in hand!
  • Alex the Lion in his role as the “Ring Master”!
  • The penguins with their acrobatic act where we have Kowalski balancing on Private’s head and Rico balancing on Skipper’s head! Both Private and Skipper are also balancing on one leg at the edge of the cake!
  • The lemurs King Julien in his bejeweled feather headdress, right hand man Maurice and cute Mort presenting the circus plaque with the birthday girl’s name on it!
  • Marty the zebra and Melman the giraffe in their roles as the “Animal Cannon Balls”, about to be shot out of the cannons!
To give the cake a vintage feel, I painted the scrolls on Davina’s circus plaque and the tip of the circus flag pole with edible 24K gold.
Madagascar Circus Cake for Davina's first birthday!

Balancing Gloria the Hippo and Ring Master Alex the Lion!
3D sugar art figurines.

The Penguins of Madagascar in their balancing act!
3D sugar art figurines.

The lemurs of Madagascar (from left to right) : Maurice, King Julien and Mort!
2D with 3D effect sugar art figurines!

Animal cannon balls, Melman the giraffe and Marty the Zebra!
3D sugar art figurines.

Alex the lion!
3D sugar art figurine.

Madagascar Circus cake made it to Daily Top 3 at Cakesdecor.com on Jun 1, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/65577

Monday, July 15, 2013

Twinkle Star & Owl Balancing Act!

This “Twinkle Star & Owl” cake was commissioned by Lynn for her son Timothy’s first birthday celebration in May. Little Timmy is a very much loved baby because his parents traveled interstate from Melaka (3 hours journey to and fro), braving heavy traffic and rain to collect his cake!

As this is my second cake of the same theme, I wanted it to be significantly different and more challenging than the first one I did. So here they are, as never seen before… Twinkle Star balancing on top of the Owl! Woohoo! I can’t help it! I seem to be addicted to balancing acts for my sugar figures at the moment! The cake was also air brushed and tooth brushed for the starry night effect.

The Twinkle Star and Owl is from Super Simple Learning’s “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” YouTube video. The story is about a lonely owl who wants to play and is looking for a friend to laugh and have fun with.He raises his eyes and see a twinkle star in the sky and decides to fly up, up, up…above the clouds and closer to the star.He meets the star and asks:“Do you want to play?”. Click http://youtu.be/yCjJyiqpAuU to play the video.

Balancing Twinkle Star & Owl cake for Timothy's first birthday!

Woo Hoo! Up, up and away!
3D "Twinkle Star & Owl" sugar art figurines.

"Too-wit Too-woo"
3D "Owl" sugar art figurine.

Perfectly balanced!
3D "Twinkle Star & Owl" sugar art figurines.

From the left... perfectly balanced!
3D "Twinkle Star & Owl" sugar art figurines.

From the right... perfectly balanced!
3D "Twinkle Star & Owl" sugar art figurines.
Twinkle Star & Owl made it to Daily Top 3 at Cakesdecor.com on May 26, 2013
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/64700


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Dora With A Difference... She's Princess Dora!

Made this Princess Dora themed cake for a little girl Phoebe’s birthday sometime in April. Yeah, yeah, I was on a break but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to dress tomboyish Dora in something feminine and girly. Lol!
So here she is… Princess Dora, resplendent in a medieval style yellow gown and with her long hair capped in a princess hat. She even has a frilly petticoat under her gown! The cake is a one tier castle cake. Thanks to Royal Bakery’s Castle Cake tutorial which took the guess work out of making this cake resemble a castle.
Princess Dora castle cake for Phoebe's 5th birthday!

Princess Dora
3D sugar art figurine.
Princess Dora
3D sugar art figurine.

Princess Dora
3D sugar art figurine.

Entrance to Princess Dora's castle!
Edible topiary bushes in terracotta pots!
Made it to Number 1 at Cakesdecor.com on May 24, 2013!
Princess Dora made it to Daily Top 3 at Cakesdecor.com on May 24, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/64434

Monday, May 20, 2013

Hola! It's Pocoyo "Up, Up & Away With Balloons!"

This fun and colorful Pocoyo cake was commissioned by Lovvy for her little Nathaniel’s first birthday celebration sometime in March.

I wanted this cake to tell a story and not be just a cake with posing characters. The cake featured a sugar figure of Pocoyo sitting on some puffy clouds and holding on to his favorite balloon. As the story goes, poor Pocoyo is up in the clouds because his friend, the very Sleepy Bird, has fallen asleep while manning a bunch of colorful balloons and has allowed them to drift up into the clouds with Pocoyo! Oh dear…! Not that Pocoyo minded, judging from the smile on his happy face!


Pocoyo cake for Nathaniel's first birthday!
Fun and colorful Pocoyo cake!
Dozing Sleepy Bird!
3D sugar art figurine.
Pocoyo  up in the clouds with balloon!
3D sugar art figurine!
Pocoyo  up in the clouds with balloon!
3D sugar art figurine!

Pocoyo  up in the clouds with balloon!
3D sugar art figurine!
Made it to Number 1 at Cakesdecor.com on May 16, 2013!
Pocoyo made it to Daily Top 3 at Cakesdecor.com on May 16, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/63216


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pororo Cake With a Difference... The Winking Little Penguin And His Balancing Act!

This Pororo cake was commissioned by Melissa for her son Isaac's first birthday celebration. Melissa requested for a 3D sugar figurine of Pororo the Little Penguin, together with two of Isaac’s favorite toys at the moment, ball and drum. But she didn’t want Pororo to just stand still with a smiling expression on his face! She wanted a Pororo with a difference! A more animated character than the one she has seen on my previous Pororo cake.

So here he is… Happy and winking Pororo balancing on a ball!

The top tier cake resembles a toy drum, complemented with fondant drum sticks. The bottom tier cake was designed to coordinate with Isaac’s birthday party banner.


Winking Pororo on a toy drum cake!
Happy Birthday Isaac!
Pororo cake.
Wink! Wink!
3D Pororo sugar art figurine.
Winking Pororo's balancing act!
3D sugar art figurine.
Winking Pororo's balancing act!
3D sugar art figurine.
Winking Pororo's balancing act!
3D sugar art figurine.
Made it to Number 1 at CakesDecor.com on April 3, 2013!
Pororo made it to Daily Top 3 cakes at CakesDecor.com on April 3, 2013!
http://cakesdecor.com/cakes/56342