Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bring a smile to a child's face....

To me, one of the greatest joy of baking is seeing a child gleefully smiles when looking at their birthday cake. With edible image, that happens quite a lot, especially the ones where there's a picture of them together with their favorite cartoon character(s).
Here're the cakes I made for their birthday celebrations at the kindergartens /day care centers.
Ordered by Yanie, disney princess cupcakes and a cake for 80kids

Order from Yati & her friend Ju, Dora and boy&girl themed photo cake

From the parents via Cikgu Nab of TFE

To those whose cake pics are not posted, I'm so sorry. My daughter Yna was experimenting with "what things float and what doesn't" while being left at home with Dad. One of the item, needless to say, is our previous Sony CyberShot , submerged in a mug of tea! Maybe it did survived for a while, since the last image stored seems like an underwater video, ha ha ha.
These pics were taken using 'my' (?) new Cybershot Exmor, and I'm still fumbling with the settings.
My wish of getting a DSLR was shot down with hubby's remarks that the DSLR will suffer the same fate as our camcorder, nobody wants to carry it around their neck when we go on holidays (which has not happen since hmmm.... so long ago) :-(
Tomorrow is the start of yet another long weekend holiday....... "Selamat Menyambut Maulidur Rasul"

Thursday, February 18, 2010

14th February 2010 Engagements

14th February 2010 = 1st day of Chinese lunar calendar Year of the Golden Tiger = 29th Safar 1431 on Hijrah calendar = engagement day for at least four couples. Thank you all for ordering and I was very happy that all these hantaran orders also included another set for makan-makan.
Black & White and Smiley Cupcakes from Reen

Deep Pink theme from En Zul, and rose vines

Orange theme cakes from Wanie

Brown theme from Maksu

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wedding Door Gift Cupcakes

Another new project for me, wedding gift cupcakes with the bride & groom pictures.
This photo cupcake is the appropriate wedding gift, in my opinion. I've attended many wedding kenduris without even knowing the bride & groom, usually because the invitations were from the couple's parents and we usually couldn't stay long enough to watch the 'bersanding' ceremony.

Fondant topped cupcakes in Purple and Green theme were also ordered for the exchange of gifts/hantaran ceremony.

Selamat Pengantin Baru Izmar & Ahud

My First Tiered Wedding Cake

To my customers who were wondering why I couldn't take your orders since the last 2 weeks, this is the main reason . I was so nervous about making my first tiered wedding cake
Cake consists of 10" and 6" vanilla cake (the bride's favorite) and an 8" sugee fruit cake. I think other than the turquoise and pink colors being a tad too bold, it turned out quite okay, thanks Nani for trusting me with this task for your special day. Nani ordered her 2-tier wedding cake from me since last October, her initial request involved molding figurines, but she changed her mind a month ago, much to my relief   : )

This makeshift cake stand and cake knives were also included.
The covered cakes and fondant pieces prior to the stacking process. The arduous task of kneading and rolling the fondant were a little easier on this removable faux marble coffee table top.
Nani also ordered some cupcakes as 'hantaran' to the groom's side. The color theme was fuchsia, but... even with 100% magenta settings on the printer the edible image still didn't turned out nearly as bright as seen on Illustrator.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Princess Cupcakes

Order from Asma for "Princess Aurora and co" cupcakes. Thanks Asma, hope K Ngah had a wonderful birthday.

Cupcakes for Local Bank customers

I like this little package, not too small since it has 2 cupcakes in each and it provides variety since it holds a vanilla and a chocolate cupcake in each. Maybe the marketing group who're promoting the 'local bank's new product liked it too because I received a second order right after they received sending the first one :)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Army Themed Cake ?

When I changed my mind and accepted this order on such short notice, my request to K Zaini was to use edible image as the decor. (K Zaini has helped a lot to promote my little cake biz to her colleagues and family)
The gold color came out as lemon yellow after printed, so I painted gold dust to provide a liitle contrast to the other yellow color on the logo. Wanted to add some color, but it was already late and I didn't know which component is Anas attached to, the navy, air force or land force.
Glad that K Zaini and her family liked the "rasa macam aiskrim" cake, i.e. moist choc cake with whip cream and choc fudge filling. Thanks...