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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

Nurul requested the cake to be round..usually we would make elmo cakes with elmo’s head shaped..so round elmo it is ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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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Romantic rainbow

Who says rainbow cakes can’t be romantic..hehe..here we have a rainbow cake decorated with red roses to give it a romantic look for anniversary cake ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Piped with bright red stripes on the sides (which now have become my favorite method of covering the sides of a rainbow cake)..and three roses on top..ain’t it just romantic.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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happy anniversary ๐Ÿ™‚

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hannah montana guitar cake

mr amirย requestedย a hannah montana themed cake for her daughter, and I offered him a hannah montana guitar cake instead! i just love cake carving..have toย seizeย this opportunity of a cake project! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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matte ganche

i did the usual pour ganache on cake method..but i wanted a matte finish because i think it would look better with the flowers later..

ganache as we all know has a smooth glossy effect if executed properly (hehe)..my kitchen project today was getting a matte effect on the ganache..so, it was experimenting time ๐Ÿ˜‰ i used a spatula dunked into warm water (and wiped dry) to smooth out the ganache and wallah..here’s my ganached cake with the matte finish i wanted ๐Ÿ˜‰

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topped with some piped roses on top..and here we have a cake fit fot hantaran ๐Ÿ˜‰

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the cake in kotak hantaran, ready to be decorated and glamorised ๐Ÿ˜‰

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hantaran:ย gifts exchanged between the bride n groom on the wedding day in Malay culture. The gifts are decorated really nice andย glamorousย and placed neatly on pretty stands called ‘dulang’. The usual gifts exchanged are clothes, make up sets, perfume sets, handbags, wallets, shoes, chocolates and of course cakes!

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ mine is smple n cute..or is it..hehe ๐Ÿ˜€ ย i do believeย  in “less is more” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The Barbie doll cake after some personalization, made specially for the birthday girl Amina ๐Ÿ˜‰

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The cake definitely couldn’t fit ANY cake box! LOL ๐Ÿ˜€
So, this is how we impovise..heee ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Thank you so much rafidah. Your order really made my day ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ๐Ÿ˜€ ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

decorate em..and wallah..here’s my version of Spain’s Jersey Cake ๐Ÿ˜‰