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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rainbow on rainbow cake

it’s becoming a trend now to have rainbows on rainbow cakes..i’ve been getting a lot of request for rainbow deco on cake lately..it IS rather cute I must say πŸ˜‰

another upcoming trend on rainbow cakes decoration are colourful and bright colours covering the whole cake! some people are crazy over it, but it’s just not my style πŸ˜‰ mine is smple n cute..or is it..hehe πŸ˜€ Β i do believeΒ  in “less is more” πŸ˜‰

rainbows for birthdays ~

rainbows for eid ~

Barbie doll cake

I’ve always wanted to make a Barbie doll cake..but I don’t know who to make it for..huhu..thanks to my regular customer rafidah, I get a chance to make this beautiful cake. To me, the idea of a doll cake is not just the cake shaped like a doll, but giving the doll as a gift to the celebrated birthday girl as well ~ double joy! πŸ˜€

Rafidah requested the cake to be decorated pink and purple..I choose a Barbie doll with her dress readily “printed” on her body, so that I won’t have to put buttercream on her body..that would be messy and kind a ruin the beautiful doll..hehe..I had fun mixing the colors as I tried to match the colors on the doll itself..the colors turned out to be very unique and pretty πŸ˜‰ talk about customized colors!

Here’s the Barbie doll cake fully decorated. Since Barbie has very long legs, I had to put not 4, but 5 layers of cake to hold her! I didn’t use the special Barbie “skirt” pan, just your regular round cake pan in different sizes and a small bundt pan for the top of the skirt and a bit of cake carving πŸ˜‰

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The Barbie doll cake after some personalization, made specially for the birthday girl Amina πŸ˜‰

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The cake definitely couldn’t fit ANY cake box! LOL πŸ˜€
So, this is how we impovise..heee πŸ˜‰

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Thank you so much rafidah. Your order really made my day πŸ˜€

Angry bird cake ~ flying solo

In my past entry I shared my angry birds and the whole gang cake..this time around it’s just the red bird all alone..flying solo..and still ANGRY! LOL

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still figuring out what to use as its beak

Here’s the finished product..ready to party! πŸ˜€

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Cake Project: Jersey Cake ~ SPAIN

I made two spain jersey cakes in one day..guess there’s a lot of spain fans out there..especially when they won euro 2012 πŸ˜€ Β just moist chocolate cake with buttercream and edible images for the logos (I just know I cannot endure drawing the logo :p LOL)

Since I made two cakes at one go, I baked 3 batches of chocolate cakes, 2 in a 13×19 pan and 1 in an 8×8 pan. Split the cake in the 13×9 pan in two to make the ‘body’ and cut out some from the 8×8 pan for the sleeves and ‘glued’ them together with buttercream πŸ™‚

decorate em..and wallah..here’s my version of Spain’s Jersey Cake πŸ˜‰

3D Cake Project: McQueen Car (take three!)

making a mcqueen car again πŸ˜‰ (3rd time I think..)

this time it’s a small 1kilo car, and I remembered to take pictures all the way πŸ˜€

This was the initial cutout…and I’ve made adjustments along the way..carving here and there…

and I end up with something like this…(well, there were still few little adjustments after this photo was taken..huhu)

and here it is with the fresh ‘paint coat’

and wallah…here’s my version of Cars Lightning McQueen birthday cake (all buttercream!) πŸ™‚ hope u liked it πŸ˜‰

Decorated Red Velvet Cupcakes

IΒ received a request to decorate red velvet cupcakes..I end up frosting the cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and piped writings and patterns using a red buttercream πŸ™‚ was going for the filled frosting effect on the cupcakes…could have done better I suppose πŸ˜€

a very simple deco :p

 

 

Cake Project: Jet Plane

“I’m leaving on a jet plane…” – can’t get this tune (Aerosmith) out of my head now..LOL πŸ˜€

I planned on doing a big flat rocket ship cake for my son’s birthday..since he’ll be celebrating at school, so I figured a flat and wide cake is most suitable – easier for the teachers to cut and distribute the cake to all of the young kids πŸ™‚

but birthday boy wanted something else: he demanded a jet plane cake :p so, I end up making a 3D jet plane cake..it’s kind of a ‘de ja vu’ because I made an airplane cake for his second birthday – also YELLOW in color! he just loves yellow! can’t argue with him..haha πŸ˜€

baked a 13′ x 9′ choc cake, cut it into sections like these

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

arrange the pieces to form a jet plane, added a mini ice cream cone for the ‘nose’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and decorate it as u wish πŸ˜‰

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the happy birthday boy! πŸ™‚

Minnie Mouse Cake

a simple yet sweet and cute cake –Β MinnieΒ mouse themed πŸ˜€

edible image on top – the cake is pink with minimalist white piping, and a cute little Minnie bow on top πŸ˜‰

i was so excited to use my new #22 tip to decorate this cake, love the shells πŸ˜€

thanks Jue for ordering, and thanks for your kind feedback and support πŸ˜€