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SPCA Chocolate Banana cupcakes

This order came through Trademe. They asked for 12 cupcakes, and said they didn’t really mind whatever flavour, whatever colour, they just wanted 12 of them.

I was a little surprised to hear, usually people would be a bit more particular about what type of cakes they want! I later found out it is to be used to fund-raise for SPCA, so I went to work!

I decided 12 wasn’t really enough, so ended up making 18 of these, and as I haven’t made banana cakes for a while, I went with chocolate-banana cupcakes and topped with yellow icing, as for a hint of our cute paw friends, I piped some chocolate footprints on them, so cute!

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Thomas the Tank Engine chocolate cake

Thomas the Tank Engine seems to be making a come-back, 2 orders for him in the span of a month!

This was an order through Trademe, Denise wanted a 7″ chocolate cake, and requested to have a specific version of Thomas on the cake.

Unlike the previous few, this was a dense and moist chocolate cake and not a chiffon cake, so it was topped with buttercream.

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Pink and Purple rosette chiffon cake

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Aashiya just had her birthday not long ago and as it was her last day at the pre-school, her mother kindly decided to shout everyone a cake on her daughter’s name! (we always need a few mothers like this at schools!)

She wasn’t too fussed regarding the design, just said she wanted a chocolate chiffon cake, 12″ and she loves pink, purple and red.

I personally decided to work with the pink and purple theme, and as she wasn’t too fussed with what design I come up with, I thought an elegant rosette cake would look fitting for a little girl.

I am very happy with this design in the end, sometimes you don’t know what it will look like until it’s done! It always looks one way in your head and comes out slightly different – in this case I am glad it came out even better than I had imagined 🙂


Thomas the Tank Engine + Peppa Pig half-half chiffon cake

Aarya’s second order for her 3rd birthday was to be shared at childcare centre with her classmate Sacha who was also celebrating his 3rd birthday.

He wanted Thomas the Tank Engine, she wanted Peppa Pig, so why not do a half-and-half!

Sacha wanted the front-on look of Thomas, while Aarya went for the fairy version of Peppa Pig, and this huge 12-inch chocolate chiffon cake was born! I tried to fit them both on without looking too small, which was almost a squeeze for the divider, but all worked in the end, phew!

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Peppa Pig chiffon cake #2

Lucky Aarya, her mother asked for 2 cakes for her birthday, one small 7″ chiffon cake for the family gathering and a big one (which she went half-half with her classmate) to share with the class later in the week.

They sent me a picture of another cake where she liked the balloon idea, and also wanted a slightly different version to my previous one where Peppa was having fun walking in the mud, so I thought this would be a cute one to make.

I went with a grass-green background for the outdoorsy style, and she wanted a chocolate chiffon cake this time.

This cake was made in February 2016, I am catching up I promise!

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Simple red and pink chocolate cake for Pauline’s birthday

Friends of ours got in touch a while back for their mother Pauline’s birthday. Having had my dessert at their daughter’s wedding, she asked for a 9 inch chocolate cake, and her favourite colours are red and pink.

She didn’t want anything too fancy, but she liked simple flowers, so here it is!

The cake was filled with vanilla buttercream, and it was enjoyed among friends and family, just like a birthday should!

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Disney Cars Cake #3

Yet another numbered cake, I am almost reaching my deadline of having up-to-date posts of cakes!

Cars seems like a classic choice, lots of requests coming through for this. I’d say I’ve finally grasp the idea of this and this is the best cars cake I’ve made to date. Of course being picky, I’d think there’s a few things I can do better, but improvement is important too, right?

This time instead of blue background and white border, I went with the reverse and had blue as the border. Honestly I think it looks tidier and cleaner!

10″ chocolate brownie cake, a very solid, dense cake that used 8 eggs!

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Purple Dance cake with cake pops

So this is a very funky order!

My colleague’s daughter was turning 10, and she loves everything purple, hates everything blue (I was told several times NO BLUE or she would refuse to even touch it)

She was having a dance themed party and had invited a few girls over. She loved the idea of zebra patterns and liked the disco dancing silhouette idea (which I gathered from all the photos they’ve showed me), so accepting a challenge of making zebra patterns with piped buttercream and no fondant, this was going to be a tough one.

Indeed it wasn’t easy, getting the zebra pattern, and it wasn’t easy getting the dancing figure on top to STAY THERE either! As I had to sit in the car while my husband drove us to her place, the dancing figure fell at the last minute just as I was about to reach her door.

Fortunately they were so happy with it that the figure not standing there wasn’t a problem, and it didn’t help that when I tried to put him back in, hre legs broke off, but they seemed ok with it and we went with the top half of her body planted in the cake.

On the side, they also wanted cake pops to match, and they really liked the idea of the skewer and the name badge on top, so I managed to make all the badges with specially printed purple paper and got the guest list so I could put all their names on there. She had asked for more than they needed,  so the extra ones I managed to put the mother (my colleague)’s name, the younger sister’s name and I didn’t know the husband’s name, so he unfortunately got a blank one, which he pretended to be slightly upset by this when he saw it.

So here they are! The double-tiered purple dance cake with 12 cake pops to match! They came back raving about them, so I think that was successful!

P.S. the cake was the chocolate mud cake with cream cheese filling.

 

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Black Forest Cake #2

There are lots of numbers with my recent posts! It seems people are placing orders based on what they’ve seen previously made by me, and wanted one just the same.

This was the cake with this lady who ordered a black forest cake that looked just like the one I’ve made for her partner’s birthday. Unfortunately back in August (yes, we’re still in August!) cherries weren’t in season, so after searching up and down, I asked if it was ok that I used Glacie cherries instead. I am so glad she said yes, or else I wouldn’t know whose cherry tree to chop down to get those fresh cherries!

I must admit, due to the bright colour of the glacie cherries, I quite prefer this version, purely based on the look though, fresh cherries still can’t be beaten on taste!

This was a 7″ round chocolate chiffon cake with whipped cream, coated with lots of dark chocolate pieces!

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Pink Girly Cake

With the fairy cake sitting next to this, I must admit that this doesn’t look amazing, but Vinita wanted a simple one to bring to her daughter’s day care centre, so she said to do whatever I want, just make it pink/purple.

The cake itself was actually made by Vinita, she brought the cake over straight from her oven (it was still really hot when it reached me!) and she was quite nervous about the cake but it turned out really well.

I ended up spending the whole Saturday (12 hours) making 2 1/2 cakes (what a great way to spend a stormy day in!) and I think I did pretty well, considering how slow I usually am! The Philippine flag cake was mainly red and blue, which worked really well for the purple cakes I had to make, so I just dyed a bunch of them red and blue, and mixed some together to make the purple, perfect! No random colours sitting there staring at me at all!

This was an 8″ x 13″ cake!

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