Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Dora has a friend

Dora has a friend on this cake! Lil Chelsea the birthday girl was photoshopped onto an image with Dora (thank you Kat!) and printed on edible paper, then placed on the cake, which weighed quite a bit as it was 14 solid square inches of choc fudge cake and fondant icing!

There were balloons sticking out of the cake too which couldn't be placed on until after being transported... and 36 cupcakes to match the balloon colours.

Monday, April 27, 2009

More cupcakes

Can never have enough cupcakes! And I've discovered a real treat... have your next cupcake with freshly whipped cream (not the one from a can!)... just delicious!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Cake a bow

Every pretty cake deserves to have matching cupcakes! I think it's a nice way to extend the theme and support the centrepiece. Anything miniature looks cute so I made lil matching bows to match. Take a bow!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Love and Cake comes of age

Another baby shower cake for this week, this time a 3D bassinet was the theme. But check out the x-rated cupcakes! Wouldn't have thought a baby shower would bring about my first nudie order!! LOL. And you are forgiven for thinking the other cupcakes look like crap – coz that’s what they are meant to be (no, not the crying babies!!).

Monday, April 20, 2009

Love and cupcakes

There's a special chemistry there! This was very appropriately for a friend's beautiful wedding. Lots of love went into these too. I had a team of three helping out as that weekend was just madness with a few other orders. And no one pinched even one! Thank you ladies!

PS. I thought they looked really cute all lined up like a lil cupcake army going into battle... anyway... usually my imagination helps not hinders.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Hey DJ won't you play that cake...

This was the first major order I got this year, way back in January, so it was long anticipated! To see it finally come to life was really rewarding, especially since it has been one of the most challenging orders to date. I love cakes which involve having to 'sculpt' something as realistically as possible.

I'm really happy with the way it worked out, there were many areas I had to improvise where I hadn't done anything similar before, eg cutting into the bottom of the turntables to place 'rubber stoppers' at the corners, making the turntable needles stay straight and half-suspended and using black ready-dyed fondant icing - totally recommended as another alternative to painting on the black (which I mentioned earlier). I would have never been able to achieve such a solid black dyeing it from white, although my palms stayed black for a good 3 days :0) Totally worth it.

Oh, and it was also fantastic to have been there for the birthday boy's big night! Great party!!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Learning to cake

I attended my first cake course today and it was all about what I've always wanted to learn - flowers! These don't look like much right now but next week they'll be a colourful blossoming bunch. Can't wait...!

Two thumbs up to Cake Decorating Central at Castle Hill. Their class was so much fun, so relaxed and the 6 hours just flew by.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cupcakeing Easter

This is the first Easter I've gone all out with Easter cupcakes. They kept me real busy - but a good busy! Lucky there are 4 days in an Easter weekend.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Burning a cake trail

This was for a guy and the only two things I knew about him were that he liked computers and cars. I much rather make a car than a laptop any day!
I thought, for guys who like cars, they'd likely go for the sleek sporty variety that can do 'special tricks'. Not that I encourage dangerous burnouts and donuts on the road, but on a cake, I think they're ok!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Baby pink

Maybe I should specialise in baby cakes... I was let loose on this one with only the requirement to feed 30 people with a pink baby shower cake - and I was more than happy to run with it!

I thought a lil double layer would be cuter than a large single layer, and the step effect creates more decoration opportunities. I love bows, they always add such a lovely soft touch when draped down the cake. Saw this lil sleeping baby somewhere and had to add her in, she was too cute! Note her lil pacifier :oO

Oh and inside is my first ever egg- and nut-free chocolate cake (coz of allergies). After searching around and consulting my trusty cake expert, I found a good Betty Crocker recipe online that suited this request... must write to thank 'her' one day!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Five of hearts

For a little girl turning 5. Pink and purple with hearts all over, can't go wrong there! And I'm glad someone else likes these gift-wrapped cakes!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Call of Cake Duty

I hear alot about some game called Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Never played it but had to cake it for a PS3 devotee. Hope he managed to take enough time out to taste his cake! I'm happy with the end result. The controller was the most fiddly part of this lil design. There is actually a slab of cake inside that too. For the longest time (it seemed anyway) it looked like a mangled mess of fondant icing. I was starting to question the usefulness of its weird shape but I guess Sony knew what it was doing... bet they never thought they'd be making one lil caker's life really hard! I did a lil dance when it actually started to look like a controller.

This cake took out the other half of my tub of black colouring but I've learnt the trick to it now - keep the coat light coz painting it on thick actually causes it to streak more and show white patches. Would've thought it was the other way around! There you go, cake and learn.