Sunday, January 25, 2009

Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!

Yes, it has indeed been a YEAR since my last write up. A bit exaggerated I know but it sure does feel like ages since my last update.
Since our trip back from Kuala Lumpur, we've been busy prepping some things for Valentines and ofcoarse some really fun cakes.
I haaaaaad to put this cake up as I think tranformers are one of the coolest robots ever. I mean HELLO, just imagined if your car could suddenly turn into a robot that saved the world.
Here is Optimus Primus.
And yes, like a true transformer, the cake is "more than meets the eye":)

We've been doing Brian's cake since he was 1 years old. The last cake we did for him was a superstar Elmo. Geez, kids really do grow up fast. I can't believe our lil Brian is now 3 years old.

Kung Hei Fat Choy!!!!
Happy Chinese New Year!!!:)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Action Packed

Its been a world wind of a week. I've just returned from Kuala Lumpur where we held a Complete Deelite International cake decorating seminar. We were invited by some enthusiastic professional bakers who wanted to expand their skill of cake decorating.
I was most deelited to introduce them to the world of cake decorating.
We held our seminar at Signature Kitchen. I was so impressed by their Cooking Studio that I had to snap a shot. It was a dream classroom kitchen to work in. Not only did everything look good, it was so functional and easy for me to get right into action.
Here I am introducing the class to Fondant Decorating.
I demonstrated some simple and very impressive Royal Icing Flowers.

We also went over a whole world of Buttercream designs.
The best part is their final activity. They got into groups, gathered everything they learned and designed and decorated their very own creation. It was loads of fun watching them brainstorm and execute.

Here are some of the groups final cakes.

It was certainly a trip to remember. The seminar would not have been possible without my Buttercream Angels Pei Pei and Shan Shan. They drove me all over to find the right ingredients and also supported the seminar by organizing the classes room equipment and making TONS & TONS of buttercream. Here they are with a Buttercream Smile, Pei Pei in Green stripped shirt and Shan Shan in the back.

The trip was also full of unexpected surprises. I asked to do an interview for Star Newspaper (News paper for Malaysia):) It was really fun sharing about our seminar and my love for cake decorating. I will keep you posted when that is out.

On another note, as promised I said I would inform you when our episode of Dolce Vita will be out. Well its tonight 9:05pm on TVB Pearl. Don't miss it:)

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Years Dinner!!!

This is probably the first time ever where I will not be talking about our sweet treats.
It is for a good reason and much to rave about. Last night we had our company dinner to celebrate New Years. We had loads of fun and very full tummies to prove it:)

We enjoyed a fabulous dinner buffet. I was most impressed by the dessert buffet.
I couldn't resist the crepe station. Of coarse my "best friend" my camera was right by my side so I snapped some shots of Mr. Crepe man in action.

I asked for fresh strawberries and Bananas. Man, he was so quick I was lucky to even get these few shots.

Here is my YUMMO crepe. I topped it off with every sauce they had out. Strawberry sauce, custard and loads of Whipped cream.

It was truly a memorable time for all of us.
And yes, I was the Do Do who blinked. I've always said I was better behind the camera. Next year I promise I"ll keep my eyes open:)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

09 :) OH NINE :) 2009!!!!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!! We had a marvelous time celebrating new years and hope you did too. Believe it or not, we're gearing up for another one. For those of you not living in Asia, here in Hong Kong Chinese New Year is a huge holiday. We get to celebrate New Years twice in a year. Hence, as you can imagine, the holiday buzz hasn't stopped in this part of the world.

Here are some hightlights of our creations as we counted down towards the New Year.

Here is a photo cake we did for a local celeb Emme. As requested, we added 3 personalized 3D photo cupcakes with her cake.

Our Cherish Bears were customized for a set of twin's 3rd birthday and Baby James who was inspired by our Baby Love cake was made for Jame's very first Birthday

On Dec 27th, we decorated a simple and elegant wedding cake for Vera's celebration. Each tier was a different flavor: Top-Vanilla Middle-Banana Bottom-Choco

And of course, we decorated Ooooodles and Oooooodles of cupcakes. Personalized, Confetti, Hand sculpted roses...........

Last but certainly not least, a Thomas the Train themed Cupcakes Cake.

Don't chya just wanna grab a cupcake from the train tracks:) Yummmmmo!!!