30.5.12

A Meaningful Cake for a Wacky Wedding

This could be my favourite cake for this year.
Ideas from Nora, a bride who knows what she wants, and among the very few that I did not get a chance to meet.

The topper for Nora and Hasnul's wedding cake.

Dusting of leaves.

Using 18 gauge wire to form a horseshoe shape.
Wind a ribbon around it.
Wind the leaves starting from top to bottom. 

Monogram using Wilton's Color Flow for strength and puffyness.
Air-brushed with black mixed with pearl sheen, both Americolor. 

Using Satin Ice Chocolate Fondant for both birds and branches.

Attaching the leaves.

A simple designed cake full of meaning.
Horseshoe shaped topper for luck.
Monogram of the couple's initials under it.
Two love birds, one flying towards the other perched on a branch.
Autumn coloured leaves, starting from green, turning dark brown to signify a long marriage life. 

I was told these was done by the bride and groom.
A photo booth for guests to take their pictures.
Totally wacky!
A carnival like atmosphere for the wedding, I can imagine the guests having fun.

A side table near the photo booth with the sign "Take One Each".
Marshmallows, colourful pencils and bookmarks.

Momento bookmarks.

Gift packs for all guests...and me too!
The colourful item in the middle is called "Agar-agar Kering"...a traditional Malay jelly seldom found nowadays. Among the procedure is the drying in the sun for at least 3 days. Tastes like Turkish Delights but with a crisp texture on the outside.

Traditional + Wacky + Meaningful
I have great customers. :)

23.5.12

A Cupcake Tower with Brown Cymbidiums and Rose Buds

A wedding cupcake tower on brown, beige and gold for Lya and Ezan.

The exortic brown cymbidium orchids and rose buds to accompany them.
In terms of flower grouping or arrangements, orchids are seldom placed together with roses.
But I like how they turned out here. 

These are cymbidium buds...in their undusted form 

Cymbidium throat.

The final result of the brown cymbidiums.
 
The Wilton method of making roses, or rose buds in this case.

Air brushing the cake in light gold.

Painting gold lustre to royal iced letterings.

The final assemble.
Brown and gold, earthly and elegant at the same time.


8.5.12

An Impromptu Cake Idea

Occasionally, customers do call up for last minute birthday cake orders. Last minute would mean at least three days in advance which I can accommodate, but again it depends on my workload. At such short notice, they just want a cake in any design, as long as there is a name and the age written. 


 This is a cake for lucky Thashan, ordered by his aunt. 
An aeroplane theme birthday cake using cookie cutters. 

An opportunity to experiment with merging two colours, inspired by the current wedding trend for ombre wedding cakes. Here's a link to view examples of such cakes using different techniques.   

Two aeroplanes and a helicopter, part of my cookie cutter collection. 
I shall one day sit down and group my cookie cutters into themes, an interesting activity! 
Will do another post on that if I ever get to it. 

Cut-outs from fondant.
By the way, Wilton has this technique of cut-outs, over-lays and in-lays.
Applicable for this project.

Lastly, decorate and position your cut-outs and add other details, 
according to theme, such as the clouds here.

A fast cake decorating technique...and interesting too! 
You just have to start a cookie cutter collection and group them into different themes. Each theme could be re-used many times but with different positioning of cut-outs and in different colours with different details which would result in a different looking cake each time. 

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