Saturday, April 17, 2010

Coach, Ariani etc... themed cupcakes

I've recorded and watched every show of Cake Boss airing on astro since march.... and it's bringing back my interest in using fondant for cake decor.
This is ordered for a dear friend Mama, by her hubby Man (thanks...). A Coach theme was requested but i suggested to add Ariani theme too, since Mama is a big fan of Ariani's scarves. Finding original Ariani designs is harder than I thought since there're so many out there with an "ala" prefix to that brand. So, i narrowed down my choices to only the ones worn by Ekin and designs which can easily be replicated using fondant cutters. The scarf with blue flowers print was worn by Mama during one of the mini reunion with our friends.  As for the Coach theme, I love these bright colors from one of their OpArt range and a blue Charm tote to match Mama's scarf :)

Bold Zebra prints, inspired by two of the cakes featured on Cake Boss.

Colorful bowling balls with a sketch of an elephant playing bowling for a birthday celebration at the bowling alley

A set of cupcakes in black & white donuts theme

As for my reason for this long hiatus, ermmmmm... it's somewhere there between the short trip to Terengganu, spending time with my mom, laziness, lost the comm cable for the camera....etc... etc..
... I just love driving to Terengganu, the most scenic road in Malaysia (to my family at least) is definitely the stretch between Kuala Besut to Batu Rakit. We had the sweetest ayaq nyoq (coconut drink) when we stopped for a little picnic in Batu Rakit, the deserted beach has not changed much from the last 30 years, i can still remember the ocassional 5km evening jogging along the beach when I attended the mrsm nearby...