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 2016.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Mermaid and Friends

Made these toppers for an order of  "Under the Sea" themed cupcakes. 

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chinese New Year Cupcakes

Surprise your loved ones during this festive season with a collection of Chinese New Year themed buttercream and fondant iced cupcakes! Vanilla cupcakes filled and frosted with vanilla buttercream, topped with fondant decorations. All decorations on the cakes are edible.

Gong Xi! Gong Xi! Hmm ... I think I should have made her hair darker?

Mandarin Oranges ... usually associated with good luck. It is exchanged among family & friends to usher in prosperity!

Wealth ... Gold ingot and gold coins.

Firecrackers to usher in the New Year. Umm ... did I get the Chinese character for 'Prosperity' right??

And finally,

Peach blossoms. Oh dear... my perfectionist self tells me not to include this in the package. Maybe I should send it to Cake Wrecks! Oh well ... back to the drawing board.

And finally (again?),

Tiger ... After all 2010 is the year of the tiger, third sign of the  lunar Chinese Horoscope.


Cupcakes comes in standard size (top 2.5 inches diameter) souffle solo cups.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

To Rachel, A Girl who Loves to Read

Modeled this fondant girl figurine as a topper for my daughter Rachel's upcoming birthday cake in February. I wanted to personalize the figurine to reflect her character. At first, I wanted to make a girl sitting demurely on the edge of the cake, wearing a pretty pink dress and ballerina pumps, holding a sprig of pretty blossoms ... but on second thoughts, that's not the real Rachel! Rachel is into books, and not flowers. The only flowers you 'll see on her are those embroidered onto her jeans. She's more of a "t-shirt and jeans" girl and I don't think I have ever seen her sitting like a lady....yet. She also loves her hair long and dreads haircuts.

It took me 3 days to complete this model. Reason is that the body has to be left to dry overnight before the head is attached. Then, the head has to be dry before the hair is attached. So here she is, after 8 hours of hard work:

Thanks to my new tool, a clay gun, I was able to make the hair in a jiffy. Actually, Rachel's hair is long , straight  and even length but I have given the model a layered cut and twisted the front portion of the hair into ringlets for a neater effect. Thankfully, Rachel liked this  hairstyle and commented that it makes her look Japanese.


I 've given the model a pair of pink "Mary Janes", something on my daughter's wish list.

Stay posted for Rachel's cake which I'll be baking and decorating sometime in February. I think I will attempt a two tiered cake, my first!

Post Event Update on Feb 28th! 
Yes, I did attempt the two tiered cake and here it is, Rachel's Clematis and Stripes Cake

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Perfect Gift - Pretty Bow & Dots Cake

Made this small cake (6" square) just for fun and to practice my fondant skills. It's a marbled butter cake filled and coated with dark chocolate ganache, then covered with a thin layer of fondant.

It was so yummy and chocolatey!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Cherry Blossoms New Year Cake

Happy & Blessed New Year 2010! This is my first cake of the year .. a moist chocolate ganache cake, topped with a fondant plaque  of cherry blossoms and butterflies. Made this for a customer who SMSed me that she wanted a cake on January 4th, "suitable for NY, just surprise us with ur choice, x ask anymore, just do". Huh?

Pink blossoms and golden butterflies!

Thank you for the order, Ms. Yam.