Tuesday, 27 October 2009

This is GROSS!!

Ha, I wonder how many of you would cut a slice of this cake and eat it!? My friend threw a surprise party for her husband yesterday and this is the cake she requested. Yup, I had to put together a toilet cake, with the poo and all. It's hilarious! Well, he sure was surprised and the cake made his day. hahaa....

Toilet bowl and water tank are cake, plunger is cake. Toilet paper is fondant, seat and cover is cardboard covered in fondant. Look closer, I even put corn in the poo.

One problem with the cake is that the water tank is very tall and skinny so it's not very sturdy. I had put a stick through the tank and toilet bowl together but my husband said they were trying to pull apart as he delivered it. He was able to push them back together and held them in place for the rest of the journey. He and the cake both made it. Yay!! My hero!!

Monday, 19 October 2009

Elmo Vs. Bumblebee

Made a Sesame Street cake plus cupcakes for a little girl's 2nd birthday. Mom requested straight frosting for the cake, so I did. It's such a different look compared to fondant, which is all I've been doing lately. I was freaking out about how smoothness of the frosting because it won't be covered up by fondant. So I worked and worked and worked on it to get it to the smoothest I could but still I couldn't get it perfect. And then, piping the street sign and stars made my hands all cramped up.

I haven't done a straight frosting for so long and it just looks weird to me but everybody else loved it so I guess I did alright. I do love the cupcakes though. They are just too cute, if I have to say so myself. =)

Second is a Transformers cake. Little boy wanted a Bumblebee face and Autobot symbol. This cake gave me a scare because the parents who picked up the cake were confused and thought I had the face upside down. It wasn't until their little boy showed them how Bumblebee is supposed to look like, then they were happy with the cake. And they said they ate all of it. That's good. I was just so worried that I really upset a customer. Well, it was a happy ending in the end, so yay!!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Lots of stars

First cake was made for a retirement. They wanted a star shaped cake with lots of bling. I didn't want it to look too busy so here's the end result. They loved it and told me that they ate the entire cake, some even had 3 pieces. That's one of the best compliments I can get, that people eat all the cake coz it's good. =)

I made the star shape with 2 round cakes.

Second is for a baby shower. My friend found the pic online and asked me to make it. So I just followed the pic and adjusted it a tiny bit. I love stars!!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Something New

I've always wanted to try to make one of those cool topsy-turvy cake, the ones that look like the tiers can fall over any minute. Finally someone asked for one.

A friend's daughter, who's turning 12, knew exactly what she wanted. She found a picture online, printed it out, pointed out what colors she wanted, what areas needed to be changed into something else, etc. For my 12-year-old birthday party so many years ago, I think I was only involved in who I wanted to invite.

Well, the cake took way more time and ingredients than I expected. Good thing my mom is here to visit this month, so she played with my son while I worked on the cake. I kept running out of frosting so had to keep making more, and more, and some more. The cake was a lot of cake, a lot of frosting, and weight a ton.

They loved the cake and I was told that they drove home 40 mph the whole way with the hazard blinkers on. haha....

The cake looks empty on top, yes, that's because they were going to put 12 candles on top when they get home.

The second cake is a Ben 10 cake for a 5-year-old. It's supposed to be the omnitrix, that watch looking thing that Ben 10 wears. I really have no clue coz I've never seen the cartoon. Found a picture online and tried to make it look decent. I think they liked it but I thought it turned out looking kind of weird and disproportionate. Well, try better next time if I need to make another Ben 10 cake.