Pocoyo & Friends

This must be at least the 5th Pocoyo-themed birthday cake I've done! Nonetheless, Pocoyo and his friends are always a colourful bunch and they never fail to light up a simple cake. This Moist Lemon Cake finished weighing a mere 1.4kg, enough to feed 8 guests.


Girl's Best Friends

What a joy this cake was to bake and design! It was for a 20-year old birthday and while all that was required on that cake was conveyed via email, I pretty much had an idea what I wanted to do for her. Instead of making  each of the favourite things and plonking them on a pink-covered cake, I decided to have a shoe box. And it wasn't any shoe box, a pink Christian Louboutin shoe box (her favourite colour's pink). My hand was shaking as I drew the logo freehand onto the cake! But it all went really well and I'm very pleased with the results. Had birthday girl dressed in a Carrie-like dress with a large flower over her right shoulder with her beloved marmalade-shade cat. The birthday girl was also well-heeled in my favourite Carnaval Louboutins. For her handbag, I chose a Chanel satchel from its 2012 collection. And finally, a string of pearls to finish this Lemon Poppyseed Cake (1.5kg).


Fruity Lollies

Why fruit lolly-theme for this 40th? Birthday girl creates whole fruit lollies for a living. Isn't that just the coolest business? She owns a little place in Hartamas where she makes real fruit (and juice) lollies. I'm promised a date there one of these days and I'm told that we can have children parties at the premises where kids create their own lollies. I think this concept is brilliant. Can't wait to visit. Back to the cake, her friends wanted a fudgy chocolate cake, so I suggested Brownies since this is a rather flat design. The design on the left is an abstract of fruits (seen here is the orange, purple and white dragon fruit, and watermelon) depicting what the whole business is about. The design on the left is how an actually fruit lolly would look like. Cut fruits in fruit juices then freezing them. This pair of Brownie-Lollies finished weighing 2.8kg.

Terrific Three

Hamzah is 3! I've had the privilege and honour of baking this little man's birthday cakes since his first (see 1st Birthday, then 2nd birthday). I'm very happy he's growing up well- happy and healthy (and cheeky-looking ;-) For the family celebration at home, I suggested the Honey Lavender Cake (2.6kg). His family's been having my cakes for years and I'd try to come up with something new every time. Glad they enjoyed the cake. Hamzah's still very fond of dinosaurs and since I've done a big green one last year, thought I'll do a mini scene this time. We've got an inactive volcano and a little lake for the backdrop. A Pterodactyl landed on the volcano, the Triceratop's awfully tired from the heat, the T-Rex is having a chat with the...wait for this....Loch Ness. I know, I know....the Loch Ness has nothing to do with the dinosaurs (my two in-house paleontologists were smacking their foreheads when they saw this) but I felt like having it there!!! I thought it'll look better than that large lizardly Plesiosaurs that are supposed to be the water dinosaurs. Plus, since Hamzah's just 3, I had all the dinos in candylicious colours. Yumm..

For the school party, Hamzah's request was for a white Ultraman cake. Ermmm...Aunty Deenie don't do Ultraman. So, the painful process of cut-outs began. A figurine would have taken me probably 30minutes. This cut-out - 90 minutes. Baked a 10" square Vanilla Butter sheet cake (2.2kg). Easy for the school teacher to cut and distribute.

Hopping into 1

Little Cavan was born a year ago under the Chinese zodiac sigh of a rabbit and his mum wanted his no.1 cake to include a couple of bunnies.I had initially wanted to do a garden scene with rabbits all around but decide otherwise because the figure 1 had to be the hero. If the cake was covered with a busy scene, guests would have completely missed the number shape. Plus, I think the garden scene would have suited a little girl instead. This Devil's Food Chocolate cake weighed 2kg.

Tribute to Coach

This cake for a swim coach was done weeks ago. I've been pretty slack with updating lately, with most of my time taken up coaching the kids on school work.Typical scene at home with mid-term exams in the horizon. Anyway, this Devil's Food Chocolate cake was shaped after the coach's training pool and I modelled 3 swimmers doing their drill. "Tiled" all around, the cake finished weighing 3.8kg That's quite a whopper!