Monday, February 22, 2010


Ordered by a girlfriend for her boyfriend so no one was in trouble with this kinky lil number! He's a tech freak who is evidently also a hot-blooded male ;)
At the bottom of the screen are minimised windows of his favourite games. The keyboard is an actual representation of an Acer keyboard - I consulted a few different Acer laptops for the right sequencing.
I should mention the most tricky part - the standing cover (I'm sure there's a technical term for it) - it managed to stand with cake board inside, but had to be planted sturdily in a base, hence the layer of cake underneath. Very relieved cake decorator I was!

Flower power

Usually my cakes are based on a design or a theme. For this one, the message took centre stage. I used a simple decorative flower design with a little dotted detail on the side to embellish. The colour scheme flowed on from that. All flowers were individually hand-cut, some on the sides were 'standing', popping out from the cake.

Saw this and couldn't resist

I'll give anything a go. Even power tools I haven't heard of and even at short notice (I was glad I could fit this in with just 2-3 days to play with). When the customer mentioned jigsaw, the only jigsaw that came to mind was the type that kids play with that make up a nice picture. Lots of Google pix from different angles did the trick (what did people do before Google?! Btw Google over Bing any day). Just like cars, the main challenge with this was to get the shape right. Then little details added realisticness, even if I didn't know what all those little details represent in real life. I'm sure they start it or turn it up a notch or make it go bbzzzzzz or something. This one tho, is just good to eat!

Happy Chinese New Year!

Gong Xi Fa Cai to those who celebrate! Here is a touch of Chinese for my blog... even the taste had a hint of Chinese - I tried making green tea cupcakes for the first time. Still trying and getting there...!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Poker faced

I love themed parties and this one went all out. The cake was merely a small part of the occasion and it's so great to have seen the complete picture with outfits, props and decorations later on! My first poker cake and my first hexagonal cake - not sure if there is a significance with the shape? I can't even work out how to play poker (I most definitely cannot pull a poker face when I need to the most) but at least I can cake it.
I provided complimentary poker-chip-cookies coz I thought they were too cute to pass up. They ended up as a bit of an energy boost for the party planner that day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Love Birds

When I get the chance, I always suggest some element of continuity that ties different aspects of a wedding or function together. With this one, I was asked to incorporate what I could of the invitation into the cake. The lace embroidery around the base of each layer (a bit hard to see here) is derived from the lace print on the invite and the pair of lovebirds is an exact replica. I think it gives such a lovely personal touch - it's the little things that make an occasion unique and memorable.
The figurines were customised for the couple's features and the Ducati is a dream toy of the groom (you may remember a Ducati cake awhile back... same guy!). Little trailing tin cans give it the wedding touch. Of course it all starts with a bride who is willing to be a bit adventurous with the design - thanks Michele!

The invitations were created by Katrina Lee, the 'Love And Papery' part of Love And, and gorgeous flowers were arranged by Stef Smrk-Dansey of Chic Floral Designs. Great to work with a team of gals who produce brilliant work and are so easy to work with, they made my life so much funner and the ease with which everything came together also created a positive flow-on effect for the bride!

Valentine's Day goodies

Here are some Valentine's Day treats to share with your special someones... you'll land right in the first page of the good books with these you'll probably also get to share some too. Score!
Let me know asap if you'd like to place an order, V Day is just round the corner... how did it come round so fast, feels like New Year's was just yesterday!