These are some of the cakes decorated by Shanti. The rest was taken by her sister before I could take the picture. Her sister was in a rush as she parked her car in a no parking zone.
Actually our Ceative Cupcake will be HELD on the 21st November (Sat.) but a student, Shanti called me to have a private class on Monday because she will not be to take leave on Saturday. Normally we do not give private classes but I could not say no to Shanti as she was very eager and enthusiastic to attend the class. The class started at 11am and finished around 5pm. Shanti was a quick learner and was able to pipe her decorations after some practice. She also learned to mould some fondant and gumpaste figures. Shanti was taught to make 4 different types of buttercream, including one buttercream which does not melt or smudge easily. She also learned to make our Moist Chocolate Sponge cupcake.
For Saturday's class (21/11/09), there will be a bonus - Students wii be taught how to make a cupcake bouquet.
For those who are interested in our Creative Cupcake class on this Saturday (21/11), please call me at this number 016-4753114 or send me an email.
OUR 3 TIER WEDDING CAKE CLASS IS ON THE 19TH DECEMBER. YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO COVER YOUR CAKE IN FONDANT AND STEAM BUTTERCREAM. LEARN HOW TO STACK AND CONSTRUCT TIERS.MANY OTHER NEW CAKE DECORATING TECHNIQUES WHICH I LEARNED IN MY SQUIRES PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN WEDDING CAKE COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT IN THIS COURSE. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY BY SUBMITTING THE FORM ON YOUR RIGHT.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This cake was ordered by my client for her daughter's seventh birthday. Her daughter Nadia, likes Princess Ariel and wanted her birthday cake with Princess Ariel. Since her mother told me to come up with a design, I decided to decorate the cake with a mermaid and ocean theme. The base of the cake is a moist chocolate sponge cake and the 'rock' is also the same batter but baked in a pudding mould. Decorations are made with buttercream, royal icing, chocolate fondant and gumpaste.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
This was ordered by a client for just a 'makan-makan'party with friends on Saturday night. The cuppies were very moist and spongy in texture. I topped the cuppies with a special ganache made with couverture chocolate. My assistants made the blossom flowers ( which were made in chocolate modeling paste). My client asked me to pack 6 cupcakes separately to be given to her boyfriend.I rushed with the 18 cupcakes as there is another order for a Princess Ariel cake to be delivered tomorrow. The cake is also made with same moist chocolate sponge cake batter, so my assistants and I have just to do the decorations only. Luckily, this client asked me to come up with my own design for the cake with Princess Ariel as the theme.
This cake is for a client who ordered it for his wife's birthday. He came to my center and we had a discussion and finally after browsing through some cake pictures, he settled for a cake decorated with a bow. He did not want any flowers as it seemed too common, although I told him that we make our own sugar flowers.The cake itself is a moist vanilla cake filled with vanilla bavarian cream( I used real vanilla pods which my niece brougt from Switzerland). The aroma from the vanilla was pleasently sweet and it is very different from the vanilla essence which we commonly use. I have ordered another batch of vanilla bark from my brother who is now in London for a holiday with his family. Insyaallah, we'll be going to London and to Europe in a couple of months time and hope to bring more vanilla barks. We did not join my brother and his family now as I do not like the extreme cold of winter. Anyway coming back to the cake, I covered the cake with chocolate fondant which we make at our center. This chocolate fondant is really delicious as it is made with couverture chocolate. The birthday greetings are made from green modeling choclate and I used a clay extruder gun to mould the letters. The words are attached to the cake board with some royal icing. A very labour intensive cake but nevertheless a fruitful one because my client was exremely happy when he saw the cake. I will be teaching to make this cake and also the chocolate fondant in our upcoming classes. So please keep visiting my blog for more updates.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This order is from a client who wanted to have a baby shower for her daughter's son. It was to be small family affair but a special one, so I suggested to her of putting a gumpaste baby shoes as the cake topper. I had to explain to her that the gumpaste shoes are not to be eaten and it can be kept as a momento for an indefinite period of time. She was overjoyed of being able to keep her grandson's baby shower shoes and agreed to my suggestion. The cake is orange yogurt cake and filled with orange buttercream. I flavoured the fondant (which we make at the center) with some orange oil to give a hint of citrus flavour to it. I made the baby shoes with gumpaste and it took nearly three days for it to be completely dry.