LEGO cake

hi there!!! how I missed blogging here! It has been really looooong since I last posted. I am still baking and decorating, the usual stuff, nothing to fancy yet not too shabby..heheh..been working on a few projects here n there..the kids are growing, 2 toddlers in the house ~ means hand are full, schedules are tight, lots of stuff to do and learn πŸ˜‰

here’s a LEGO inspired cake complete with a lego man stick. this is the usual rainbow cake, with all 6 colourful layers in it πŸ˜‰

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have u guys watched the LEGO Movie? we have and I just loved it! “everything is awesome!” <– can’t get this tune out of my head for weeks…LOL

Ben10 is number 1

Rainbow cake is getting “numbered” again πŸ˜‰ This time it is the number “1”..Nurul from kuantan requested the cake for her nephew’s first birthday πŸ™‚

As usual I baked a Square rainbow cake and layered them to start with..and cut into pieces like these

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Arrange them into the number 1 (cut off a bit to make it perfectly number 1 and glued the pieces together with icing)

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Covered the cake with icing..and now I love piping the sides of a rainbow cake with stripes of colors πŸ˜‰

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Nurul requested a Ben10 themed cake..and she wanted to put the birthday boy s picture on the cake..but since it was a very last minute order, I didn’t have time to prepare the edible image for the cake..so I gave her an alternative..photo flags to stick on the cake

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Hope Nurul and her family is happy with the cake πŸ˜€ and I do hope she would share her pic of the cake with me..if she does I”ll share em with u πŸ˜‰

63

Making a numbered cake is always fun..this time I’m doing a double digit cake – 63..it was a challenge for me as I’m used to make cheerful and cute single digit cakes for kids πŸ˜‰

This 63 numbered cake is for a mom as a special gift from her kids..Kak Ida from bukit sekilau, Kuantan and her siblings wanted a number 63 cake for their mom..I feel happy to make the cake because I was given the freedom to use my creativity on this cake (every baker appreciates this i think..hehee)

At first I still had no idea on how to decorate the cake..even after the cake was baked I was still not inspired..hehe..but I kept on going..carved the cake into “63” (only after the cake was 100% done I realized a spot I forgot to carve on the number 3)

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As I was deciding the color for the cake..the design of the just came to me..yay! The theme was pink and I suddenly was in the mood for roses πŸ˜‰

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And I was in the mood for chocolates..so here’s the cake fully decorated with buttercream roses and heart shaped chocolates all over..I hope it’s not too much..LoL

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This was my favourite piece on this cake

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I do hope kak Ida n her family especially her mom is happy with this cake πŸ™‚
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Send-a-cake: mini doll cake

I just love send-a-cake requests! Today I sent off this cute mini doll cake as a surprise for the birthday girl from someone special who couldn’t be with her on her special day..I love making people happy and making relationships stronger πŸ˜‰

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I purposely make the writing in a slightly darker shade to make it subtle rather than contrasting colors as I want eyes to focus on the doll cake, yet make it a personalised cake especially for the birthday girl..it is special but not too loud..I think..LOL

Halloween Cake

Got a request to make a Halloween themed cake, and I was all up for it πŸ˜‰ when u think of Halloween, what comes to your mind? I pictured black cats, spiders n their creepy webs,Β  witches, ghosts, graveyards, and of course those carved pumpkins πŸ˜€

The color theme was black and orange (typically Halloween rite ;p) I first covered the cake with orange buttercream..then piped black and darker orange stripes around the cake

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Draw a spiderweb and a spider in it (piped all “black things” on the cake using ganache”..that is one tasty spider!)

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Another spider

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A black cat

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A bat

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Jack-o-lantern face

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A witch hat

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And a ghost..BOO!

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Here is the cake πŸ˜‰

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Mini Doll cake

Found this cute little doll..just had to grab her n make her a cake! πŸ˜‰

Since its just a small doll, one small cake was sufficient enough (half a batter)

Piped some frosting on the board to “glue” the cake on the board..I used a 7inch round cake board for this cute lil cake

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Place the cake on the board and cut a small hole in the middle to place the doll (I baked a chocolate cake in a small bundt pan)

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Wrap the little darling with plastic wrap and “stick” it in the cake

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Coat the cake with icing

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Piped some icing on her body for clothing, and some detailings for her dress..I made a very simple design..just some pink swirls in front and sprinkled some decorative sugar on the dress πŸ˜‰

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Big n small

Got a request to make THE Chocolate Cake in larger size..as always, I forgot to weight the cake but I estimated the large one is around 2 kilos and the smaller or regular sized cake is around a kilo..

Here we have the cakes ready for decoration

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For the large cake I didn’t do much..because its owner want it to be plain..but I just have to add a bit of color to it..hehe..I feel red is always great looking againts black πŸ˜‰

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And for the regular sized cake, it was requsted to be decorated with “lotsa love” as I did on the red velvet cheesecake earlier

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And a lot of words too..LOL

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Romantic red velvet cheesecake

It’s the red velvet cheesecake’s turn to get all romantic πŸ˜‰

A heart shaped red velvet cake for the base

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Decorate it with bright red rossettes to add more flair..”can u feel the love tonight”

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To get a smooth border of red velvet cake crumbs, i press them gently towards the cake using a butter knife
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A personalised birthday wish from a wife to her beloved husband
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Cake project: Elmo cake

Elmo..either u love him or u despise him..hehe..he’s got a lot of fans out there..that’s for sure πŸ˜‰

Nurul requested the cake to be round..usually we would make elmo cakes with elmo’s head shaped..so round elmo it is πŸ˜‰

Baked a moist chocolate cake (1 batter) in a deep 10 inch pan and crumb coat it with red buttercream..I used a combination of americolor red colors – red red, super red and a bit of maroon..and used the grass tip to pipe elmo’s fur

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I noticed elmo has a very large nose..so I cut out a rectangular piece of cake (leftovers from previous cake project)..shaped it into a large round nose and coat with orange buttercream

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Put the nose in the freezer for a while, and once the buttercream hardens a bit, took it out and smoothed it using the back of a butter knife (or a spatula if u like)..and I piped some black buttercream for the eyes too πŸ˜‰

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Assemble the parts and here we have an elmo cake..the eyeballs are just blobs of buttercream

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It kind a look like any other monster from seasame street..hehe..if it is in blue it would definitely look like the cookie monster or even grover..LOL

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hannah montana guitar cake

mr amirΒ requestedΒ a hannah montana themed cake for her daughter, and I offered him a hannah montana guitar cake instead! i just love cake carving..have toΒ seizeΒ this opportunity of a cake project! πŸ˜‰

went to the baking supplies shop to find the largest cake board, and all they have was a 13×18 board..ah well, that’ll just have to do πŸ˜€

baked a chocolate cake in a 9×13 pan n cut it out into a guitar silhouette

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here we have the guitar on the cake board

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crumb coat

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and piped some details for the guitar

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add some edible image to make it obviously hannah montana πŸ˜€

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