Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas 2007

Hope everyone had a good one!

I thought it was going to be a quiet one this year where baking was concerned but I ended up making quite a bit! I did not manage to take pics of some as I was fighting against time to meet the deadline.

And finally, I managed to squeeze some time to make some yummies for the family gathering on Christmas eve... Strawberry swirl cheesecake, Semolina (sugee) cake and Nigella Lawson's Chocolate fruit cake.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Being patriotic

Although I didn't ask, I'm assuming this is for someone in our national football squad. Creating this design I already felt a sense of pride! Corny, huh? I wished I could contribute more significantly....

This is probably the last birthday cake I'll be making for this year. Here's to a load of new ideas for 2008!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Year ending 2007

No time for reflections. Just look ahead and plan for the future. My main concern at the moment is the ever increasing prices of basic ingredients. As much as I hate to do this but I have to revise my prices. I'll hold on until Jan 2008. Happy Holidays to everyone and special greetings and congratulations to a dear friend who is getting hitched this month.

I'll sign off for now with pictures of my latest bakes.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Cakes for babes

Mikhail's mother booked this cake a couple of months ago. A simple vanilla butter cake and in reminiscence of her very first birthday cake.

With this one I was trying to make all the little girl's fave colours and shapes work together.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Temporary freedom!

The school year is over for most. Time to sleep in, chill and hang out with friends... without guilt! A bunch of 13 year olds celebrated with a party last night. Lotsa food, drinks(sodas, I hope!) and of course, cake!

Kids, make the most of it... 6 weeks will fly!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

3 year old vs 38 year old

It's so nice when customers say, "I leave it to you-lah." One can get carried away with design, colours and decorations. Yus had no idea what type of birthday cake she wanted for her 3 year old girl. Keeping that in mind, I went for a pinkish and flowery look. I hope both mother and child were happy!

Below then is for the 38 year old guy. Cupcakes to compliment a small birthday cake. Simple instructions from the customer... bright and colourful. Two words I love to hear... and I stayed with designs that would appeal to all ages.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Cupcakes galore!

I love arranging and taking pictures of cupcakes like this. Makes it look like I baked and frosted a gazillion cupcakes! Actually I did make pretty many this past weekend up to yesterday. See them below.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Everyone needs to get a birthday cake

It feels good to be remembered and celebrated by family, friends or workmates. No big do required but hey, no one's gonna stop you if you want to plan one!

I rushed to bake this walnut brownie cake like 2 hours before the family met up for lunch. Packed some buttercream icing ready in a piping bag with the #2 writing tip and candles in my handbag. Quickly scribbled the wordings when cake was cool enough. The birthday girls didn't complain!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A sudden facination with sugarpaste

I bought a 1Kg tub of sugarpaste and put all my cookie cutters to good use! There's something very therapeutic in the kneading, the rolling, getting the colours well incorporated or doing that marble effect thingy. Not to mention how delicious your hands would smell afterwards. I don't wear gloves and don't really care the food colouring stains my hands, they wash out after a day.

I'm on a mission now to have sugarpaste alphabet in all colours possible. Why? I have no idea!?! But first, to find the easiest way to release the sugarpaste from the cutter without all those poke marks!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What a weekend!

What started out as only having an order for 4 dozen cupcakes this Raya weekend ended up with 12 dozen cupcakes and 7 cakes. I was perfectly happy doing them all until when I wasn't particularly satisfied with one of the orders so I re-did it and that kept me up until 4am that day.