Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fantasy Teapot Cake

This was a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache fillings. 

I received a call one day from an unknown lady who told me that she got my number while browsing through all the cake blog that she can found in Selangor. She was impressed with my previous works and she was confident that I can do the cake that she had in mind.

The cake was for a hantaran cake for her nephew's engagement. She had seen the teapot cake that I made years ago and she e-mailed a ceramic teapot and requested me to replicate it with the requested theme colors. Since the engagement was for another 1 month, I had ample time to plan.

The most crucial part doing this cake was the petals pieces that had to be really dried otherwise it would be easily broken.

I was amazed with myself, the blue petals really enhanced the overall look of the teapot. I sent the cake to her sister-in law's house. 

To date, I never meet the lady in person, just through phone calls and e-mailed. Nevertheless, she "sms"ed me after the engagement ceremony by saying thanks for producing a good work of art. It really made my day.......

Chocolate Wedding Cake

I really like the overall finished of this 3 tiered wedding cake. These were a 10 inches, 8 inches and 6 inches cake. The height of each cake was 4 inches.

These were moist chocolate cake, therefore its considered as soft cake, not suitable to be stacked.

The cakes were adorned with purple roses as requested by client, with leaves and tendrils falls beside the cake.

Monday, December 12, 2011

White Wedding Cake - Shima

This 3 tiered wedding cake was for Shima's soleminization ceremony. It was held in a quaint and small club house. When I reached the club house, there were only 3 children, below 12 years olds, with 2 adults  , I guessed from the catering contractors awaiting at the club house. I asked them where is the cake table, they have no idea at all. One of the children informed me that everybody were in the mosque attending the solemnization ceremony.

I just put all the boxes on one of the table and started setting-up the cake. While setting-up, the children just can't resisted touching the butter cream, OMG!!! I had to repair a few spots, that had delayed substantially the proses of setting-up.  They requested to taste the butter cream, as usual, (I have done this so many times) I asked them to hold out their tongue and I piped a dallop of butter cream on their tongue.......well, it does not look hygenic,  at least these children will stop bothering me.

While piping little dots on the top tiered, suddenly the main door opened!! the solemnization had over and a stream of guests started coming in. I just stopped and cleaned the table. One of the lady that came in earlier showed me the place for the cake and we carried the cake on the designated  area. I thought of finishing the little dots on the other tiers but I find it impossible to do it.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tiffany Box

This Tiffany Box Cake was for a bridal shower. It was a red velvet cake with chocolate ganache fillings....yummy, yummy.

White Cake with Yellow Roses

I received an order from a repetitive client requesting to make a hantaran cake for his brother's engagement.

She specifically wanted 2 colors only, white with light yellow roses on top of the cake.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Doll Cake - Pink

This doll cake was for a three year old girl. The girl's father had booked the date one month in advance. A few times I have to decline his order due to the date he wanted usually fully booked.

Guitar Cake

This cake I made a few years ago, Actually I was searching for some other photos but stumbled upon this photo, the Guitar Cake.  This cake was for a 55 years old guy, who was also going to retire soon. This was quite a large cake with 24 inches in length. The bakery shop does not have a 24 inches length of board. So, I went to the hardware shop to purchase the board. I never knew there's are so many type of plywood, there's one ply, double ply, triple ply, etc,etc......Nevertheless, the shop assistant was very helpful and he chooses the board for me when I told him what I'm going to use for, he cut into my required dimension.

After decorated the cake, I tried to lift it up and put into my large fridge, my god, it was quite heavy for me.

Wedding Cake - Shades of Yellow

This three tiered wedding cake was for my cousin's wedding held at Sungai Siput, Perak. So I have to bring this cake separately and set-up at the venue and my brother, Sabri, was the appointed driver. I told him tried to avoid sudden brakes, not to go into potholes, and goes slowly when there humps/bumps, as usual, being himself, he did not take heed of what I requested.  After more than 2 hours ride, we reached the destination, I open the cake box, 60% of the flowers dropped!!!!! Arrghh..........I took a few deep breath. He looked at me and said " Instead of spring season cake, you change the concept to fall, you just spread the flowers around the cake, there you have it!!! I have solve your problem". Sometimes, how I wish I can.........him. But that "act" is forbidden.

I carried the cake to the table and fortunately, I brought extra royal icing to "glue" the flowers into position. It was very tedious and time consuming, however, I am being blessed with two wonderful sister-in-laws that gave a helping hand.
About my cousin, the groom, Syed Ahmad Thamrini also known as Che Tam, he's an English lecturer. His has strong resemblance with his late father,  Syed Namat, who was an English teacher in a small  quaint kampung. His late father like to converse English with my sister and I when we visited our Opah  (grandmother). I  remember vividly, being a twelve years old, I just "bulldozed" when I spoke English with him. At times he will corrected by grammar and he said my English sound like the "Chinese Kampung English"!!!, hey! blame on my "environment" , my class was predominantly consisted of Chinese Hokkien and there were only 5 Malays out of 30 plus Chinese and 1 indian.

Back to my cake, overall the cake turn out alright.

A very pretty cake, this was a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache fillings, very simple yet elegant. 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

White Roses Cupcakes

A few clients asked me whether I still do cupcakes, yes I still do. It's just that many designs were repetitive therefore, I will not show again in my blog. So, only occasionally I'll show it, if I think its' worth showing. This white roses chocolate cupcakes were for gift to guest during a solemnization ceremony. Each cupcake was put into a transparent container. Pipping a lot of white roses, makes my eyes goes "bonkers" for a while........

Pearl White Roses Hantaran Cake

This simple hantaran cake with pearl white roses adorned on top of the cake. Actually it was not purely white, there's a slight pinkish pearl. Actually in reality it looks very "pretty". but my photo does not reflect the true colors, something to do with too much absortion of white colors. I should put a black cloth on the background while taking the photo.....I'm still learning the technique of taking photos..........

Rainbow Butter Cake

I received many orders on rainbow butter cake that involves children. Actually this is a basic butter cake with colors added to it. It's very popular amongst children below 10 years old. I asked my nephew who is 7 years old, why he preferred the colored butter cake over the plain one. He said the colored ones taste better.......mmm, how colors effects children mind. There's one article I came across years ago said that, children prefer bright colors over subtle hues, their eyes not adapted to see dull colors, therefore they are partially color blind, something to do with their rods and cones not fully developed. Bright colors and saturated hues associated them with pleasant memories.

Blooms of Roses

This "hantaran" cake was for a "nikah" (solemnization) ceremony. The bride gave me freedom for the design with a few specific colors to be followed. This was a vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream fillings. I tried to replicate the look of a ceramic pot but failed. 

The fillers flowers improves the overall look of the cake.
The mixtures of edible dust colors that I mixed on the pallet does not really comes out when your brush on the fondant surface. However, the blooms of roses and fillers flowers saves the overall look of the cake.