Saturday, November 23, 2013

The best birthday ever!

Ever wonder being a cake decorator, what type of cake would you want to receive on your birthday?

This has been a question I have been asking myself.. but never get a answer. After being a cake decorator, I have no more birthday cakes to celebrate as many of my friends would reckon I will and can bake cake for myself. To be honest, I don't. I always feel that is funny to bake and decorate my own birthday cake. So, for these few years I have no cake on my birthday. 

So as usual, birthday is just another day, I normally will just be a couch potato for a day. Strangely, hubby keep arranging me to go shopping with my sis. He even went all the way out to arrange us to have lunch and tea after. Well, I thought that's pretty nice thought. OK, I have to take the offer, why not? Since everything is paid for.

I went home pretty late, and when I opened the door, I was overdose with the smell of chocolate! I was thinking I am out the whole day and who can be baking in my kitchen. I quickly hurried to the kitchen thinking could  it be I have accidentally leave the oven switch auto on....When I stepped into my kitchen, I am surprised with a cake bake by hubby. The cake was pretty nicely laid on the table. I have no idea how he can bake without my knowledge. Looking at his masterpiece, I am speechless! 

Thou is not a decorative cake, I am happy enough that he put in effort to make me one. I think this has to be my best birthday cake ever. Thank you darling!I feel so blessed.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Inspiration to Creation

Alright, I know I have been quiet after my trip back from Hong Kong.

Let's do a quick update of what is happening on my end. Lately everyone is talking about putting inspiration to creation. Oh well, that's pretty true. Who doesn't need inspiration in everything you do. Remember months back, I did a flower girl cake, it was totally an inspiration I took from a picture when I google for a flower girl dress.

Just a few days ago, I saw a post by Sharon Wee, she was so talking about Inspiration to Creation, which I think she pretty much make an effort in explaining every little details of how she put every inspiration into one piece of creation. It was an awesome post. Take some time  and read on (if you are keen, cos is a very long post).

Yesterday, I shared a book by Carolyne Roehm on my Hapicakes Facebook page. Is a book about all flowers. I am a crazy fans of all pretty flowers, and it was that book I gather all inspirations in making sugar flowers. There's lots of pretty flowers featured on that book, and do check out on some of pretty flowers I shared on my business page.

Before signing off, I so wanting to share this piece of news... Yes, counting down to my new face look of my website. After waiting for a 3 long years, I finally decided to get it done. And I do have a kind soul to help me with the website.... can't wait!!! 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Miss Classic

I know I have been very quiet on my blog... or rather been too lazy to blog after all my trip... in fact, I am blogging this in the airport lounge while waiting for my flight to Hong Kong.

Not too long ago, to be precise, last week, I have submitted one of my latest cake and it was made top 3. I love this cake so much that I have named her Miss Classic. On top of that, I have also submitted Miss Classic for Fall Quaterly award, and it has made into the 8th position. There were a total of 187 cakes in the competiton, and I am very happy that it has went into top 10.

Sharing with you my Miss Classic....time for boarding, bye for now...

Miss Classic 

You can view the rest of the cake HERE!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Oriental Peonies on Top 3

The Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular festival celebration by the Chinese. This festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, during a full moon, which is happening this month on the 19 Sept.

Very often, during any Chinese festival, Oriental peonies are always a popular flowers seen in every family. As such, I am revisiting my Oriental Peonies I did for this festival.

And yes, peonies are my top favourite sugar flowers. Super excited to know that my Oriental Peonies made into the Top 3 again... glad to know that my skill in making sugar flowers was recognised by many...Love you all...

Here's a peek of my pretty flowers!


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

I am back in action... not for long thou.. :P

A big hello and I am back from my back to back holidays... to where, nah, just a short one to Taiwan and Bangkok! But this leave me with only a few more days before I am leaving for another holiday, and this time a slightly longer period... :) I thought I would have time to relax before my next trip, but was tasked with another children cake. This time a more tedious and detailed sort.

You know, I am not really a children type of cake decorator. Give me a flower, anytime, I swear I can make a more realistic sugar flower than doing figurines. But being a cake decorator, never say no to anything. After working for days, and I can proudly show you my master piece, with all the detailing work on the small little flowers on the cake.

Can you see the little bunny in the tree hole?

Bunny in tree hole & little sunfower

Close up of my Kawaii Girl

Tada....  My proud masterpiece!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Australia Cake Decorating Network

Yup, not too long ago, I have submitted my work to Australia Cake Decorating Network to participate for the Cake Decorator of Year 2013. Reason being, I am pretty much satisfied with my work lately and wanted to challenge myself with the rest of the cake decorator around the work.

Woo-hoo, guess what!!! I made it into the Top 20 finalists International Category with the rest of the awesome cake decorator. Is another Whoa for me!!! I am seriously overwhelming with all the awards this 2 months... and of course, the more the merrier... :) (Who's not greedy? oops.... )

To be honest, I am thrilled and thankful to be in the top 20 already.... C'mon, with so many cake decorator participating, am I not fortunate enough already??? I am... Yes, I am. And I must thank to all those lovely people out there who loves me and my cake especially! With you people around, cake decorating is fun! :)

Flower Baby Shower Cake is my winning piece!

Flower Baby Shower Cake in the top 20

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Winning top 3 again!

I have always in love with ruffles. And this is the best ruffling cake I did so far which I am very happy with it. I love it even more when I added one of my favourite flower and gold highlight on all the edges. Is elegant isn't? And this time, alongside with awesome cake decorators, BlissPastry & Avaloncakes. My Ombre Green Ruffles Wedding Cakes made into number 3 position.

My Favourite Ruffles Wedding Cake

Friday, August 2, 2013

Whoa, I have won 4th place!

Never expected that My Flower Girl cake made it into CakesDecor Summer 2013 Quarterly Award Competition. There were a total of 211 cakes in this competition and I have won 4th place! Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! This was really a very encouraging "award" for me.

To be frank, cake decorating is still a very new and challenging "job" for me. Of course, I won't dare to compare myself to those big names like Mike, Debbie, Nicholas, Handi, Joseph, Bowen..... I started cake decorating 3 years back and to be able to make into 4th place, is indeed... the feeling is GOOD!!! (Yes, allow me to enjoy this few moment of fame!!! :)

You can view the rest of the winning cakes HERE!

But allow me to share with you my winning piece....

My Flower Girl

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Another award winning cake

Oh well, no words can express how excited I am. Shortly after 2 weeks, Cakes Decor present me another Top 3 award for My Flower Girl cake.

This cake was inspired by a picture I saw on Google. The moment I saw the flower girl dress, I immediately fall in love with it. Inspiration is just something will strike by day by day. And this is it.. so much in love that I have decided to turn it into a cake.

First thing first, making sugar flower is a tiring project, and I have to make 4 different types of flowers for this cake. Rose, sweet pea, hydrangea and filler flowers. Sugar flowers are so fragile and which resulting I have to sort of double up what I am doing cos I know I am a clumsy person when it comes to putting so many flowers together on a cake. Breakage is unavoidable. Nevertheless, I am so proud of what I did and yes, my cake was in the number 1 position. Thanks Cakes Decor for making it happened. And all my fans out there! Love!

My Inspiration from the flower girl dress...

My positing at Cakes Decor

My Award

And behind the scenes of roses waiting to get dust

Sweet Peas

Friday, July 5, 2013

I am obsessed with rrrrruffles.....

I think I am seriously obsessed with ruffles... especially on cakes. Partly I guess I must have been inspired by Maggie Austin. I just obsessed all her work. Detail, precise, sharp and clean cut. Previously I did a wedding cake with the inspiration of one of her cake idea.

Green Cymbidium Ruffles Wedding Cake

Today, I did another engagement cake with a tweak of my own ruffling. This is definitely a much more easy, detail and clean cut way to have it on cakes. I am loving the way how the ruffling turned out on this cake of mine.

Many a times, when we decorate a cake, we tense to go overboard by having non-stop decorations on it. That is why I always remind myself constantly, never do this again. I used to love having lots of different componet on a cake… but sometimes, someday… Less is more, simplicity is beauty…
I seriously love seeing ruffles on cakes, specially on wedding or engagement cakes…

Less is more, simplicity is beauty… :)

Close up of ruffles with silver highlight on the sides

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am the Cake Decorator of the Week!

Indeed, no words can express my happiness... this morning when I woke up, checked my email. And guess what, Cakes Decor sent me an email to inform me that I am made Cake Decorator of the week. Woo-hoo... never thought of these when I first started in cake decorating.

Never know when there will be a second time, so allow me to shout it on my own blog LOUD and CLEAR... YES, I AM THE CAKE DECORATOR OF THE WEEK!!!

Sharing a screen capture from their website:

Also, in case you are not aware, the cake that was awarded 1st and Editor's choice, here's the screen capture too:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

My Award Winning Cake!

Seriously when I did this shower cake, never did I dream that it received so many compliment over at Cake Decor. 1st, it was made top 3, and the next day, it was made editor's choice. Woo-hoo... I am up in the sky now... I thank all who voted and commented... thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Flower Baby Shower Cake

Two badges I received from on 24 June 2013 for making top 3 and Editor's choice.


Monday, June 17, 2013

More rrrrrrrruffling!

I know I am getting there when I receive yet another call asking for ruffles wedding cake...

This time, the bride wanted me to follow a night gown design she will be wearing. Hmm, this is the first time that I have such a request but yes, I can't wait to take on this challenge...

What is making me excited is... she is going to wear a pink night own... woo-hoo!!!!

Ruffles are time consuming, but I am loving how it turned out on the cake. I hope I have done justice to her own... lolz...
Pinky Ruffling Wedding Cake

Close up of the bottom "gown"

Friday, June 14, 2013

Vintage and Ruffles

Have I ever tell you my love for Vintage?

I am so delighted to bring together a wedding cake today with my love - Vintage & Ruffles

I am falling in love again.... *smile*

Cosmo ruffles

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Busy Beez......

I know I have been pretty quiet lately... suddenly in the month of May, my orders have shoot up... I reckon this has to be my busiest time in cake decorating...

Quickly, to share with you what I am busy with:

Cakes are garanched and cover. Now I have to speed up in decorating all the time should be wasted... if only now I wish I have more than a pair of hands...

Pretty cakes waiting for me....

Monday, March 18, 2013

Yellow Rose (from bud to full bloom)

Is another new week...

The stages of transition of a rose from bud to full bloom marks the same meaning from gloomy Monday to TGIF!!!

Nicholoas Lodge is indeed an awesome sugar flower artise. If you don't know who he is, quick, check out his craftsy class and trust me, you will be blown away...

Sharing a piece of work I did over the last weekend.

Transition stages of a English Rose
A Rose Spray

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Ruffles... my new love

Ohhhh.. when I first came across Maggie Austin, I immediately seriously fall in love with her ruffles cake... I couldn't wait to put my hands onto one and very soon, I have a wedding order and wanted a ruffles cake with sugar flower... I know I am so going to say yes to do this cake...

Presenting my new love.... ruffles cake!