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 2016.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Romeo's 1st "Baby Blue and Cow Print" Party Cakes

I was commissioned by this lovely client to design a two tiered cake together with 30 cupcakes for her little boy Romeo's first birthday party. The cake designs are to be based on the "Baby Blue and Cow Print" theme of the party.

The banner and invitation card, courtesy of Romeo's mom.

 It was an enjoyable process during the design stage of the cakes as Romeo's mom  provided great ideas for the cakes, one of which was a personalized figurine of a "little boy in a cow suit". Dear Romeo's party cakes include...

A two tiered cake...


... with R. O. M. E. O on top...

... and a cake topper "Little Boy in a Cow Suit" sugar art figurine...

I love this little guy so much, I gave him his own photo shoot!
Clockwise from top left corner : 1. Peek a Boo (or Peek a Moo)! 2. Yoo Hoo! Now you see me. 3. Whee! I love to slide. 4. Legs up! Exercise is good.

Mom sent me this photo of the cow suit for my reference.

 The Cow Suit.
Clockwise from top left corner : 1. Cow ears attached to the hood 2. Zip... how else to get into the suit?? 3. Cow tail... Oops! Forgot to add one but Mom says it's not necessary anyway 4. Cute baby pink soles

... with pearly clouds and rustic wooden fences...
Mom's lovely idea to add these!

... and cow print on the bottom tier...

... together with "cow face" cupcakes...
Notice each cow face is unique?

... and an assortment of "cow print" and "1st" cupcakes.

Mom made my day twice! She sent me a message on Facebook, "Thanks a lot for the cake!! Everyone loves the cake." and another via email, "We all were really happy with not only the cake design, but also with your cake. It is really delicious".

Happy Birthday, dear Romeo and thanks for the order, Brenda. : )
 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Skill Upgrade : Life Size Flowers "African Orchids"

Hooray! I can finally make sugar flowers! Well, sugar orchids to be precise. This is another skill upgrade for me. I went for the Life Size Flowers "African Orchids Series 1" course at Artisan Cake Craft. This was a 3 day course conducted by Mr. Calvin Ng, Malaysia's renowned wedding cake designer and founder of Black Forest Tavern.

All blooms and buds were handcrafted from gumpaste then painstakingly hand painted with food colors and dusted with edible petal dust. Very life like and realistic! My Dad thought they were real flowers until I told him they were made from sugar... edible except for the wires and floral tape holding them together.
 
  Four varieties of orchids growing from a tree log

  
The Vanda Orchid.
 
The Apassia Orchid.
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The Cattleya Orchid.

The Zygopetalum Orchid.