Our ex flatmate Gaetan got in contact with me, asking if I could make a cake for his Filipino girlfriend. When I asked him what flavour he wanted, he couldn’t decide for a while, but ended up going with chocolate brownie as it’s her favourite flavour! (I think chocolate is many girls’ favourite!)
They were to bring the cake to the restaurant to share with friends after dinner, so he came to pick up the cake just before their night out.
This was an interesting one, I would have made a rectangular cake actually, but as he sent me a photo of the flag on a round cake, I was under the impression that he wanted a round cake (correct me if I was wrong?) so here you go! A rectangular flag on a round cake! How about that!
Honestly I was very surprised how red the icing turned out, I suppose the camera did some magic too!
It’s been a while since my last post (isn’t it always!) Here’s one ordered by my piano student Charlotte for her own birthday. She just wanted a simple oreo chiffon cake, so I filled it with whipped cream, topped it with oreos and thought I’d throw in her name on the cake! She said they all loved it and it was a hit!
Note to self: Next time when the cake is 7″ (or generally small), use a smaller icing tip!
How time flies! The first time I made a cake for Victor was when he was turning 2, and he ordered the lightning McQueen cake, this time he wanted a Tiger cake!
Since they’re loyal customers, I thought I’d throw in some mini cupcakes on the side.
They provided me with a picture of the tiger they wanted on the cake, and just asked for a plain vanilla pound cake. It didn’t turn out like what I thought, but then when the tiger was coloured, I thought the black/orange thing would be a good mixture for the border, then I had more of them left and ended up decorating the mini cupcakes with these 2 icings – it turned into some Halloween themed cupcakes! (but not scary, unless you think the tiger is considered scary?)
So here’s the 7″ round cake with the mini cupcakes!
I was doing my grocery shopping when my phone rang. I was quite surprised as the caller was from Australia, but answered it anyway. Turned out this woman found me online and as her mother lives in Wellington and was turning 90, she was hoping to order a floral cake with matching cupcakes to celebrate, and she won’t be arriving in Wellington until the night before.
As her mother and her father are of old age, I delivered the cakes to their residence the night before their celebration.
She asked for a plain vanilla cake done in a floral style, “With lots of light pink flowers, something suitable for a 90-year-old lady”, so I played around a little with pink, and she did say I can add other colours other than pink, and came up with this.
They were pretty happy when the received the cakes, so just waiting to hear back from them
No, I have not abandoned this site, it’s just that I thought I had the latest cakes posted already but turns out I am a few posts behind!
So here’s to an order for a baby shower by the mum-to-be’s good friend.
She asked for 20 baby shower cakes in double cups, 10 red velvet, 5 chocolate and 5 vanilla, in the theme of yellow and pink.
I looked everywhere online, most of the cupcakes have babies on them, or baby shoes, but I don’t want to make baby shoes! Was feeling inventive and lazy at the same time, I thought about foot prints. Never tried footprints with buttercream before, I thought to try the flat tip + tiny dot tips, and was very impressed with how it turned out with my first try!
The ladies loved them
Yay, an order through this site!
I was contacted by Swati, whose son’s 8th birthday was coming up, and had requested a pirate cake.
She said she wanted a very fluffy and light cake of 9″, so I suggested a chiffon cake. She wasn’t fussed with the flavour, as long as it tastes good and is fluffy
The boy wanted the priate cake, and Swati sent me a photo of another cake and asked if I could replicate this.
This sounded like a fun project! Usually I make cakes with cartoon characters that are famous and I can find a picture on google and print them out to trace, but this one I had to do free-hand, and I thought I did pretty well
The original cake had chocolate coins on top, and I don’t know if there’s a shortage or a ban on these things but I could not find them ANYWHERE!
Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if they were banned coz those chocolate tasted so fake it’s probably all trans fat!
So anyway, I ended up having to make my own gold, hehe!
I melted the white chocolate and turned them into round little discs, and once dried I painted them with edible gold paint (love these paint!)
So here’s the cake!
Thanx for making such an awesome cake…perfect design n very delicious. so intricately decorated…Thank you so much…loved it
A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the little girl’s father, Ken, to make 12 rosette cupcakes and 12 blue & white china cupcakes like my previous works, for his daughter’s 1st month celebration.
1st month celebration is very big in Chinese society. A friend asked me if we celebrate every single month for the first year of the baby’s life and the answer is of course NO, just the first month is a special, precious time.
It is usually celebrated by the grandparents giving the baby pure gold chains (if a boy) or pure silver chains (if a girl) to wear on their wrists and ankles, and they wear a red string of walnut cookies in the shape of donuts around their neck to “gather in the saliva” (so babies would stop drooling once they get past this stage).
Close relatives would get together and celebrate this special occasion, “oil rice” would be enjoyed and taken home or gifted to other friends and families.
Anyway, long story short, my part in this celebration was to provide these cupcakes
Ken later changed his order to 24 each, so I ended up making 48 of these.
The cake itself is red velvet, and of course the icing is cream cheese buttercream (what red velvet would be complete without cream cheese?)
So here they are!
Ken’s feedback was on TradeMe so it was a short and sweet:
Absolutely great trader!
Cupcakes were amazing.
Highly recommended A+++
Sounds good to me