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Monday, May 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Carolina

My friend Lan asked me to make a birthday cake for her friend Carolina and the theme was a red, black and white, two-tiered cake! So this is what I came up with. This cake is Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Mousse covered with basic buttercream frosting. The roses, leaves and piping are from frosting while the black trim is make of black vanilla fondant. I also added a touch of gold luster dust on the top tier for some pizazz! I decided to make the roses black rather than the typical red roses to have a dramatic effect! Happy birthday Carolina, I hope you enjoy your sweet cake! Don't forget to stop and smell the roses, or in this case, eat them! =P

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Alvina in Wonderland

It's Alvina's birthday and she loves Alice in Wonderland, so I decided to make her Alvina in Wonderland cupcakes. These are red velvet chocolate chip cupcakes with plain frosting. All the decorations from the teapots, flowers, mad hatter, to the Cheshire cat are make of fondant and metallic pearls. Of course, Khoa contributed his fabulous letters which are made of black vanilla satin ice fondant as well. It's so much fun creating such fun and yummy decorated sweets for special occasions! Everyday is always someone's birthday but rather than celebrating a very merry un-birthday today, we celebrate Alvina's birthday! So happy birthday Alvina and to everyone else out there that's born today! Hurry up and eat them cause they're tea-lightful!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Goodbye CAP Cadets

I was asked to make these goodbye/goodluck cupcakes for some CAP Cadets (Civil Air Patrol) who are leaving CA to move to the east coast! Fly away with these German Chocolate Chip cupcakes with basic frosting topped with vanilla and chocolate sprinkles. The stars and flags are sugar decorations and I made the little toy airplanes out of fondant, and the banner is gum paste with food coloring text. I thought it would be easier and faster to write the text with a brush, but I think next time I'll use piping gel or use cut out letterings, it'll look better that way. Every cake is a learning process! =) Anyways, have a safe trip, good luck Seth, Noah, and Bruccoleri!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Iron Man Birthday Cake

My company was having a surprise birthday party for my boss and the theme was Iron Man since Iron Man 2 recently came out. I was asked to make the birthday cake, so it was only fitting to make the Iron Man helmet for the cake! This is a simple design, I tried to mix some gold luster dust with corn syrup to make the yellow part of the helmet look more gold...but it's hard to see it in the photo. I think overall it didnt turn out too bad! This cake is a French Vanilla cake with basic buttercream frosting, covered with satin ice fondant and black piping gel. The cake may not be lethal, but it sure can be used as a weapon to kill anyone's sweet tooth =P.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Baby Bump Cake - Luce's Baby Shower

I feel like the greatest gift in the world truly is the gift of life! My beautiful and glowing friend Lucerne is having her baby shower this Saturday in SF and unfortunately I can't make it since I have a wedding to attend (yay Jack and Sarah!), so my good friend Kat is graciously driving the cake and cupcakes up there for me! Luce and Yang are going to have a baby girl in June and they are going to name her Avery! Pretty name don't you think? So I went with the white, pink and black color theme and made my first attempt at making a baby bump cake since it's all the rage these days for baby showers. The bust might have been a little too voluptuous, I should have known better when I asked my darling husband if they were too big and he said "nope, they're good!"....haha. And I learned that it's a lot harder than you would think to make it non smooth for the fabric look.

Anyways, as for the cake itself, it is red velvet with basic frosting and the cupcakes are chocolate flavor. All the decorations from the bows, to the flowers and butterflies are in fondant. We got to use my new awesome cricut cake for some of the designs on the dress and cupcakes as well! Happy baby shower Luce!! I hope your celebration is bumptastic!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Eye See Jennifer's Graduation Cake!

My one and only favorite sister is graduating from the New England College of Optometry and so I decided to throw her a nice intimate surprise party to celebrate her last 4 years of hard work! She seriously is a genius and is super awesome in what she does, I can't wait till she starts supporting me and giving me family discounts on eyewear and exams/treatments =P.

I made her a rich chocolate cake with buttercream frosting on the bottom tier and rich chocolate and triple chocolate chip fudge frosting on the top tier. I made the mistake of the frosting the top layer with chocolate chips...cause then it was a little bumpy when I tried to cover it with fondant...but at least it'll taste yummy! All the decorations from the cap and tassle to the diploma and Coach glasses (she's one of style, so you gotta have the designer lens!) are made of fondant. The flowers and leaves are made of frosting that I just piped onand I accented the center of the little pink flowers with metallic gold pearls. I decided to make the drapes on the cake represent the hood on her graduation gown, since it is the significant physical difference between that and other graduation gown, and I made the tassle green to represent her school color. She likes pink so that's why I made the flowers pink as well. Also I must note that Khoa's masterpiece is the text on the cake board =).

Anywho, you don't need to be a pupil to see how wonderful of a human being she is both personally and professionally! If anyone needs an optometrist, my sis is the doc to see! Ok ok I admit my jokes are getting cornea these days...ahhh I'm making a spectacle of myself! I can't stop! Iris my case! Haha! Congratulations and eye love you sissy!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Cake Pops for Mom!

Mother's day is coming up and it's always tricky to find the right gift to show your mom just how much you love and care about her. My mom is one of the most caring people in whole world and I really wanted to take the time and make her something that I know she'll appreciate and enjoy. Since my mom doesn't like to get flowers because they wilt and die and she thinks they a waste of money, and doesn't need anything else in the world, I figured these cake pops can match her own sweetness. These cake pops are made out of spice banana cake with white chocolate cream cheese frosting. They are coated with white chocolate and topped with chocolate sprinkles. So happy mother's day mom! I love you and I hope these blooming sweets will bring sunshine and love into your special day! <3