Father's Day

Father's Day this year will be on June 20th (3rd Sunday of June). Been thinking of a design that'll accomodate all types of (Dad) jobs and hobbies - a shirt. Here, I've done a standard Dad "work uniform", a white long sleeve oxford shirt. This design can of course be altered if your dad is always in a stripes, blues, golf tees, plaids, polo tees or even a casual crew neck. Just MMS me a shot of his favourite (and always recognisable) shirt and I'll try my best to replicate it.

Now, the cake - It weighs an average 1 kg (in a 6" square), comfortably feeds a family of 4-6. Price is RM60 for the cake to be in either chocolate, vanilla butter or marble.

The Father's Day treat of course, is to have the cake in Guinness. Yes, THE Guinness Cake. It isn't overpowering for all to enjoy but enough to recognise its contribution in the cake. A very moist yet light cake. For this cake in Guinness, RM70.

Do place your order by the 8th of June so I can organise the ingredients. I'll be away till the 17th. Returning only in time to bake and decorate your cake. Pick up on Friday or Saturday.

Feliz cumpleaƱos de Pocoyo!

Like I tell my dear clients, always have a cake YOU fancy for the bambino's 1st birthday. Get as creative as you can for the 1st birthday because when he or she turns 2 and thereafter, you don't get a say! Like this 2-year old's love for Mickey and Pocoyo. I've said before...Mickey?? I'm pretty sure I can't get that right on 3-D. So, all the child will get from Aunty Deenie are the Mickey ears! ;-) But for Pocoyo and friends, well, I knew I could pull it off because they're anatomically made up of basic shapes.

These chocolate and butter cupcakes (highly recommended for children cakes) were covered in thin fondants so not to overdose them with sugar....yeah, 2-year olds, in my opinion, are still "below-the-age" limit for buttercream. Beauty of fondant is mummy can peel them off and spare herself from having children bouncing off the walls!

Back to Pocoyo. This Spanish series is a hit with toddlers as Dora was (and still is!). Something about the Spanish.... Anyway, I made the usual suspects from the series along with secondary characters like the hungry Butterfly, Music Flower, Pajarito (Baby Bird) in a nest on a tree and Valentina (yellow Caterpillar). And not forgetting Pocoyo's Vamoosh (submarine-like vehicle).

This is Elly, the pink elephant who loves making biscuits and tea (my alter ego!!?!).

Fussy Pato, the yellow duck and the always sleepy bird, Pajaroto.

Loula, the pet puppy.

And of course Pocoyo, the 4-year old boy full of curiosity and adventure.


Office Treat

MOTH : How about some cupcakes for the folks at work next week?
ME : Sure! How about trying out Lime Poppyseed Cake?
MOTH : Ok, need about 20.
ME : What design do you have in mind?
MOTH : Huh?
ME : You know...what motifs you want on the cupcakes?
MOTH : Just cake will do. Err...'Happy Birthday Reena'?
ME : How about a colleague's face per cupcake?
MOTH : Huh? No need lah, just want to eat cake.
ME : But it'll be so.....un-interesting! Ok, give me names and describe each of them.
MOTH : What?? I don't want to think. No need lah.
ME : But, but, but.... I want to try out my new silicone face mould!
MOTH : Aiyo... *shaking his head*

So, there you have it! Faces of his colleagues. He wasn't much help of course by only giving info like- he wears specs, she wears specs, he has crew cut, she has fringe, she has fringe, she has fringe, he wears specs, she wears tudung, she wears tudung....sigh. Anyway, cupcakes are on their way to work now. Let's hope everyone has a good laugh, gets a lighthearted start to their day and looks forward to a much-deserved long weekend.


Spring Birthday Treat

"It's May and beginning of Spring in Europe," my thoughts when designing this cake for a 69 year old grandma and her 8 year old grandson. This family size (1.2kg, 8") Moist Lemon Cake feeds 10-12 mouths comfortably. Aren't the pastel-coloured floral cut-outs sweet?


Here comes the Bride...and Groom

I'm pleased as Punch with this couple! Making figurines are labourous efforts and time consuming. 6 hours went into this! So if you're planning to have figurines on your cake, do plan ahead and give me ample notice.


iPhone Craze

I had sooooo...much fun doing this! So much so that I botched it by misspelling the birthday girl's name turning her to someone else. Gosh, I still haven't forgiven myself for this!! What was supposed to be me grinning from ear to ear over this great-looking bunch of cupcakes, is now a very sober pattisier. Anyway, the joy of this creating set of cupcakes is to prove that you don't always need 3-D decorations to make the cakes work. iPhone applications were replicated into tiles of fondant for individual cupcakes. I don't own an iPhone, so the iPhone website and my brothers proved useful.

Gift Cake

Isn't this the prettiest? This 1.2kg Marble Cake (only 6" in diameter) is covered in yummy chocolate fondant and hot pink ribbons. I've always wanted to do something like that because it's such an appropriate design when you're bringing a cake as a gift to the birthday celebrant. Well, hot pink against dark chocolate = Parisien chic...non? oui!

Infinity and Beyond!!

Yes..beyond me. When I told the children I was going to bake and create a Buzz Lightyear cake, they ran to their bookshelves and brought me 2 Toy Story books. I never knew we had them. As excited as they were over me finally creating a Pixar/Disney character, I wasn't sharing the same excitement. And when I finished the cake last night, it affirmed my reluctance in going anywhere near syndicated characters with my icing. For one, this guy looks nothing like Buzz. I sculpted 3 heads and just couldn't get it! There's something about the original Buzz's expression that killed me. The rest of the body practically died on me when it was pouring yesterday and it couldn't "sit still" on the cake. And because of its weight and butt shifting, he totally wrecked my cake surface. I had to strip down everything and re-do!! I was totally bummed working on this cake.

I have so much more to learn when it comes to sculpting figures and I suppose, with me starting this with a fear didn't help at all.


Garden Theme in Chocolate, Vanilla & Marbel Minis
Handbags & Shoes on Moist Lemon Cupcakes
Vanilla Bean Cupcake with Italian Buttercream

12th Birthday Mini Marble Cupcakes
12th Birthday Mini Marble Cupcakes

Orange Cranberry Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes

Blueberry Yellow Cupcakes

Vanilla Butter Cupcakes with Buttercream Swirls

Coffee Cupcakes with Screaming Faces

Chocolate Cupcakes of Ladybugs & Bumblebees

Coffee, Chocolate & Butter Cupcakes with Kids' Faces

Coffee Cupcakes with Daffodils

Coffee & Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Roses

Vanilla Butter Cupcakes with Buttercream Swirls

Lemon Cupcake with Buttercream & Vanilla Fondant Daisy

Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Fudge & Royal Icing Daffodil

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Fudge & Royal Icing Mini Rosebud

Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Fondant

Marble Cupcakes with Vanilla Fondant & Buttercream

Lemon Cupcakes with Vanilla Fondant

Butter Cupcake with Buttercream

Banana Cupcake with Buttercream & Chocolate Sauce

Carrot Cupcake with Cream Cheese & Walnuts

Taekwondo - Master Leong & Mrs Leong

Baked these for Young Master & Little Miss' Taekwondo instructors at school. The children earned their junior Yellow Belt last week and I thought it'll be a nice gesture for them to present their instructors something in return! It was also Teacher's Day week...

Birthday Cake Cookies