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