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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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Elsa from Frozen barbie cake

YES! Finally, I LOVE barbie cakes! I was so excited when I got asked to make my second ever barbie cake.

The order was place via my Facebook page, which I was also in charge of getting the doll. A real Elsa doll was quite expensive, and at the end we decided any blonde barbie would do.

I was hoping to make her sleeves (the whole semi transparent look) but unfortunately it wasn’t so easy with buttercream, so I ended up scraping that idea and just went with a blue gown.

The skirt was probably the hardest part, as buttercream is quite difficult to smooth out completely – I tried my best.

All in all, I am quite happy with this cake, it wasn’t as elaborate as my previous barbie cake, but in the spirit of Elsa, that’s what her dress was closer to.

The inside was chocolate mud cake with chocolate buttercream.

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Fairy Cake (Barbie doll cake)

This is definitely something I’ve always wanted to try my hands on!

I’m glad that I got a chance to try making a barbie cake, it was so much fun!!!

When I looked up youtube clips for an example, the demonstrator said “You can always add more.” and I totally agree! When I’ve done the skirt I felt like I could add some pearls here, some flowers there, felt like a little girl, need to pretty up the princess with lots of accessories and decorations!

The order was placed by my colleague Vinita, who was trying to find a cake for her daughter’s 4th birthday and I mentioned that I make cakes. She had her mind set on fairy (I think it’s a Sagittarius thing, my wedding was based on fairies, I got another query for a fairy cake for December and Vinita’s daughter also wants a fairy cake!)

Her daughter loves purple and pink, and she managed to find a barbie that’s all purple, which also came with wings! I unfortunately had to strip her naked and detach her wings, and started my first attempt at a barbie cake.

I didn’t have a dome to bake the cake in, but I did have a large cupcake tin so I made one of that, flipped the base upside down, placed the top on where the bottom was, added another 7″ round cake to the base for the skirt, then shaved the cake to the shape of the dress (Let me know if you actually understand what I’ve just described!) I must admit there are thousands of photos of barbie cakes on Google, but so many of them have skirts so big I wondered if the barbie could still walk with 10 layers of petticoat underneath, so I was determined to go for a princess-skirt-size and not Queen-Elizabeth-on-the-throne size.

In the end I used 19 Wilton tips to make this fairy, and I am very proud of this! She stands 30cm tall.

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Philippine chocolate brownie cake

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!

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Scooby-Doo chocolate birthday cake

After a long draught at my Trademe account, I got an urgent order for a mother’s 6 year old son’s birthday.

It WAS the last week of the term, in fact, last day, so I wasn’t swamped with work and could manage whipping up a cake (I really must practise getting up to speed a bit, this cake still took me half a day!)

She requested a 10-inch chocolate brownie cake with buttercream icing, and of course, Scooby-Doo on top.

So here it is! (by the way Caiden loves yellow)

 


duck cupcakes

After the success of the sheep cupcakes, I thought I’d attempt a different animal with buttercream.

My original idea was to make a duck cupcake, however I wouldn’t get upset if you tell me it looks more like a bird 😛

Nonetheless, I think it’s cute anyway!


New cakes for sale

It is interesting to go back and see my post in Feb and discovering that I’ve managed to produce different cakes every week, for that variety and testing my imagination (also to keep returning customers interested)

Every week I find out that certain products are very popular, and some not so. Then the following week, somehow the products that were popular the previous week suddenly got left aside while other products are snatched up quickly.

The doggie cookies, for example, sold extremely well the first week, then the second week no one was interested. 3 weeks later, suddenly everyone wants the doggie cookies again.

There’s one week when I suddenly had heaps of customers who needed gluten-free products! What were the chances?

The ones that have been constantly popular are definitely the mini cupcakes though. It’s the cuteness of the size and the little gummy bear sitting on the top, I have decided, that makes people go “awwww!!!!” and just had to try one.

Here they are!

 

Aren’t they cute? The blue cup is chocolate brownie, red one is strawberry, and the green one is vanilla.

I sell quite a few of these every week, and I am planning to add more flavours for all to choose!

 

Another popular cake of mine, which is my absolute FAVOURITE carrot cupcake recipe, is this one:

 

Unfortunately I haven’t mastered my Japanese Cheesecake (chiffon cheesecake)’s presentation, so I feel a bit embarrassed taking photos of them, but they’re also among the most popular cakes I’m currently selling, which means I will continue to sell them!

New addition to the pantry is my attempt at Rainbow Slices (based on the Kueh Lapis, or Indonesian/Malaysian thousand-layer cake, but my version) which has a very rich and dense texture, took me a good 7-hour work, and here it is:

I will not be able to attend the market for the rest of April, but will be back the very first Saturday in May, so don’t forget to come and try some of these cakes! 🙂


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