13 August 2013

3D Train Cake With Simpson's Family And Animals, Choo...Choo...

I was so excited when I was commissioned this 3D train cake. When I was shown a sample of the cake done by the magnificent Australian cake designer Verusca Walker, I was quite thrilled and questioned myself if I was able to do it. 

The main challenge of the cake is to get sharp edges on the square cakes which make up the train cake. As I don't ganache my cakes or I should say I'm not used to ganaching a cake which was popular among Australian cake designers, I was wondering if I could get sharp edges on the cakes? Yup, I use buttercream to crumb coat and 'seriously' cream a cake in my own way  before covering it with a thin layer of fondant. 

I guess most fondant cake designers are challenge takers. So am I. I just accepted the order and figured out what I gonna do next.

The clients wanted to include The Simpsons figurines besides the circus animals. That's interesting, isn't it? Moreover, they liked to have road signs along the railway. Well, they asked and they got it.

The cake was actually meant for a birthday co-celebration for Cindy and Daemian, where Cindy was the aunt of Daemian, a one year old toddler. Cindy simply loved The Simpsons.

The clients said The Simpsons should lead the animals, so they were placed in front of the train and followed by the animals at the back. I tried to include as many animals as possible, even the penguins from Antarctica, hehe!

After getting sharp edges on square cake with my buttercream technique, I am more confident that buttercream can do wonder on sharp edges. 

The client was so kind to send us the group picture of their party. What a united and joyful family! Look at the T-shirt they were wearing, so cute!

11 August 2013

Peacock Wedding Cake Frenzy

We made 2 sets of peacock themed wedding cake recently, one to be delivered to UIE Plantation at Pantai 
Remis, Perak and the other one locally at Dewan Sri Mariamman, Butterworth. Both of the brides were impressed with our previous peacock cake and decided to commission us to make the same wedding cake for them. 

One of them even came all the way from Pantai Remis to make the booking, she ordered her engagement cake from us too.Another bride booked the cake 9 months in advance, the earliest booking we had ever received. We were overwhelmed by their response.

A garden wedding was held at UIE Plantation, it was an eye opener to us. The setting of the venue was truly a fairy tale. We were also impressed with the cake-cutting ceremony which was led by a 'long-legged' robot. It was so creative and interesting!

The above was delivered to Butterworth. It was our second time witnessing the gorgeous decoration done by the same company at the same hall. It was also our second time delivering peacock wedding cake and cupcakes to the same venue.

Why does Indian like peacock? In fact, I was told by my Indian friend that peacock symbolizes grace, pride and beauty. It is a bird of joy, so it's so meaningful to have a peacock themed wedding coupled with peacock cake and cupcakes.

Wish both the couples to have blissful and joyful marriage lives.


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