Thursday, May 6, 2010

Featured : Wedding Cakes - A Design Source

We've been featured! In UK's Wedding Cakes - A Design Source Magazine, which is published every quarterly, together with other chosen students of The International Center of Cake Artistry (ICCA), Malaysia.

Lover's Bed : Bridal Shower Party

This cake was requested by a group of ladies who were organizing a hen party. They e-mailed a few photos as samples of what they have in mind, however they also gave me freedom on the design. I browsed the internet and try to look for a design that was not too time consuming.
I fact, I was quite amazed of the results, I really enjoy doing the little details around the bed!

Engagements: Abdullah Khubayb and Raja Nadia Sabrina's Hantaran

Sabrina requested a pillow cake with flowers adorned on the pillow. Actually, based on my original design, there should be an embroidery design on the pillow, however I had to change to other design because she requested to deliver earlier on the eleventh hour. In fact, the purple peony flower should be brush again with pink edible powder for enhancement but due to time constraint I have to let go.

I am not satisfied with the outcome because in my opinion the overall look of the design looks rather pale. However, based on the feedback, she seems to love it =)

Going kooky over cookies!

Of late I had received many orders for cookies. Cookies for children’s birthday with specific theme, bridal showers, weddings and aqiqah.
It gives me an avenue to try new design on those cookies. I affixed photos of cookies that I have done for the past month.

3-inch Cookies for your party!

Birthday Cake : Abstract with standup digits

I was requested to do this cake by my regular customer. He e-mailed the photo and I managed to make it looks similar.

Wedding : Che Mat's Wedding experience

I reached Ipoh at 10.30 am and straight away set up the tiers trays for the cupcake tree. Since it were a small size cupcakes and could not found a suitable container to fit in, I have to improvise the casing by putting a cardboard with a hole in the middle so that the cupcake will stay put.

Che Mat also ordered a two tiered cake for the cake cutting ceremony that was held at night, so meanwhile the cake was stashed away in the fridge.

It was really a hot day and I lost count how many times I took the “cendol” to quench my thirst. With the hot weather I don’t have the appetite to eat the “nasi minyak” and the “rendang”. I could not stand the weather and make a move to my brother’s house in Ipoh and took a nap in an air cond its heaven......

After Maghrib, we went to Che Mat’s house. The two boxes of cake had been taken out from the fridge. My god, what a surprised!, the cake looks soo wet, the humidity may cause the frosting to weep with small droplets of moisture that collect in puddles on top and roll down the sides and puddle at the base of the cake.The water just flow like a miniture waterfall on the surface of the cake. I never had this before!!!. I tried to keep calm, took a deep breath, sweats like after running 500 meters dash. I tried to use the kitchen towel to absorb the water but in vain.  My elder brother try to help  by switching on the fan but it doesn’t make any difference. Later, I realised all the house’s windows were closed, no woder the house was stuffy and hot. I requested to open the windows to reduced the heat but was not allowed as to avoid mosquitoes from entering the house.......sob, sob...

I just stacked the cake on the board, trying to ignore the condensation, arranged the gumpaste flowers and completed my mission. After the cake had been arranged on the table, the guest started to take photos of the cake, click here and there. However, the cake still look very wet.....Overall, I am not satisfied on the look of the cake......... Thus far, my first VERY bad experience and its beyond my control......

Yasmin's Birthday Party : 3D House in Chocolate Cake, 3-inch cookies with homemade recycle bags

Little Yasmin celebrated her birthday with her kindergarten friends. I used a recycle cards ( hari raya, christmas,deepavali & season greetings) to make her goodies bag.
The goodies bag contain 3 inch cookies and other snacks.
The cake, 3D house chocolate cake.

The boy who loves schoolbus

Since Afeeq loves school buses, his mother requested to have a small cake in the shape of school bus. It was quite a challenge to do a small bus. This cake was 7 inches in length, 3 inches wide and 3 inches in height.

His mother also ordered cookies as a token to Afeeq’s friends.

New!: Edible Ink Cupcakes. Tasha's Birthday Favors

Tasha’s parent ordered cupcakes and cookies for her birthday. Edible image was used and fix on the cupcakes.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Coco Chanel Bag for Birthday

This cake for Sherina's mother birthday. She requested a cake in a shape of Coco Chanel bag. The original bag cost US$ 3,000 so the cake cost fraction of the price.


The cake was vanilla cake with vanilla fillings, the two small boxes were cake too, the flower were made of sugar paste.

Dianah's Engagement

Dianah “Hantaran” Cupcake
This “Hantaran” flowers were made of royal icing. The theme color was red brick ( in malay, Merah batu bata) and cream.
I asked one of my Engineer friends about the color of brick. He informed there are many grades of bricks, depends on the content of the clay, from the reddish to the brownish and started to lecture on bricks, huh,huh, at certain time my brain just switch-off, not listening, just respond my saying mmmm…….
He informed me the British India Office in Kota Damansara was made of the most expensive and the highest grade of bricks. On Sunday, during my pasar tani routine, I pass by the British India Office, almost ¾ of the building used bricks, more like terracotta color. This building must cost a fortune.
Back to the hantaran, the roses I used terracotta color, however I think I used too much color paste and it turned more to the reddish color.
Overall I’m satisfied with the outcome.

Syazwani's Wedding.


This hantaran actually was Shazwani’s idea. She wanted red velvet mini cake, with white fondant adorned with white roses on the top.
I really encourage my client to give ideas on how they wanted their cake to be. 


Red Velvet covered with white fondant. Element of surprise when they cut the cake. 


Cupcake Tree
This cupcake tree can hold 200 pieces of medium size cupcake with individual container. The decorations of the cupcake tree have to be in line with the theme, traditional, green and white.
Syazwani ordered orange flavour cupcake with orange frosting and decorated with pastel colored roses from buttercream.

Christmas Tree Cake


Christmas Tree Cake
I used the doll’s skirt baking pan to create this 3D Christmas cake. You have to trim a bit on the top portion so it will look pointed. This was a vanilla sponge cake with fresh cream and blueberry fillings. The miniature presents around the tree was also sponge cake with fillings. If you observed carefully there was also a few miniature candy canes and fairies (looks more like a blob) made from royal icing.  I spend more time on decorating the miniature presents as compared with the tree, though I really enjoyed doing it. 
This cake was for a client who celebrated Christmas Eve with her husband’s relatives. This is an annual affair where her husband’s relatives will gather and there will be a roasted turkey with their own special stuffing that she always looking forward to.. yum,yum.

Hantaran : Chocolate Cake

Hantaran for Azlan and Hidayah

Initially my client wanted a fondant icing cake; however I advised her for chocolate cake taking into consideration that this cake will be brought to another distant place. It was a rainy season with high humidity.
I have seen a fondant icing cake that has bloated and looks “melted” during one of my friend’s function. It looks awful and I regretted not taking photo to show sample how it looks.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Hantaran: Sabrina's 'Merisik' Ceremony

It was a rainy season and I am having problem to dry my gum paste flowers, butterflies and leaves. There’s no way the gum paste will get dry, high humidity will makes it even softer. The only way was to put into an air conditioner room.

These three small cakes were 5 inches square with different height. The theme colors were peach, blue and maroon with turquoise butterfly. 

Her family also ordered cupcakes and carrot cake for guest.