Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
I know you will enjoy this post as I have also included our very first in-house video that we shot.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
These cupcakes were to go on a wedding cupcake tower with a topper cake.
Monday, March 23, 2009
We got the coolest cake request to do an 80's version boom box.
Back in the day,( 20 years ago to be exact) it was actually cool to carry a boom box on your shoulder. That soon faded as gadgets got smaller. It wouldn't be so macho if some guy professed his love to you with a nano:)
When I think of Boom Box, I think of John Cusack and the movie Say Anything. He made it look so cool and romantic. For those who haven't seen this true 80's classic flick, its a MUST SEE. Here's the movie cover.
Inside the boom box are alternating tiers of vanilla and chocolate cake with fluffy choco mousse filling.
And of course I had to add all the essential features of the classic boom box, just in case they wanted to up the volume or change radio stations at the birthday party.
And just in case ur wondering who Johnny C. was professing his love to......
HELLO, so obvious:)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Say the words Brussel Sprouts or Peas and that'll turn some people off of their meal.
But when a sweet pea is made from yummy cake, now that's something that will make a party go WOW!!!
For Catherine's Baby shower, we sculpted and decorated a sweet pea as it was the theme of her shower. She even had matching sweet pea plates:) Can we say ADORABLE!!!!
Inside this cake is our Yummy chocolate cake.
Here's a close up. You probably don't have to guess that my favourite part was doing her hair and giving her a pink bow.
We also received some "WOW" news today. We had a feature today on SCMP.
Hope you enjoy it and don't forget to eat your greens:)
Bake it to the limit
Jacinta Yu originally started her company, Complete Deelite, to promote
cake decoration through classes and supplying bakers with everything
required to bake and decorate a cake. Now, a large part of her business
is custom-made cakes.
"I didn't know there was such a huge demand for sculpted, specially
designed cakes," says Yu. Although the company teaches home bakers
to make more complicated designs, they usually don't use their new
skills for their own events or parties.
"If it's something for an intimate family affair like a 50th wedding
anniversary, there's a lot of pressure, and the students are too nervous.
It's like asking a bride to make her own cake," says Yu.
One of the biggest cakes Yu and her team have made is a 1.2-metre-
high, 90cm-long cruise ship for the Costa Concordia cruise line's 60th
anniversary. Made round the clock over two days by four people, the
cake featured miniature railings and lifebelts.
And the job doesn't end with designing and making the cake; custom
cake makers need to get their creations to the venue intact. That can be
challenging, given the fragility of the cakes.
Yu recalls trying to move a cake from her D'Aguilar Street premises and
arriving at street level just as dancers from the LKF Carnival started
parading down the road.
"I'm envious of the big cars and big roads in the US," says Yu. "In a city
that isn't 100 per cent aware of the fragility of these cakes, I stress even
more during the delivery."
Jacinta Yu puts the finishing touches to one of her creations at Complete Deelite in Central.
Monday, March 16, 2009
You may remember them from our other blog "where are the circus animals"
Well here they are again in full form. This cake for a FABULOUS 100th day birthday celebration was inspired by our memorable #1 circus cake.
We decorated an action packed 3 tier cake filled with our talented lil circus friends.
Here they are on one of the tiers.
Here's a sneak peak of our figure sculpting.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
HELLO, Super CUTE cupcake!!!!!
These adorable cupcakes were inspired by our Supersize Bee Cupcake. I know on that blog, I said that cupcake was like the cutest cupcakes in cupcake heaven, but these definitely come very close it.
Here are our jr. bees & #1s.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Of course, I can't just leave you hangin there. We sooooo want you to be apart of our Cookie Monster experience so here we go.
TAH DAH....... Ooops spoke too soon:)
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Not Me!!!! and Elliot was not into him either.
I wanted to take the opportunity to represent for all those friendly sharks out there. The whole Duh nuh.....Dun nuh......Duh nuh......over dramatic scene in Jaws really gave our sometimes gentle mellow shark such a bad rap. I mean common who doesn't get grouchy when their hungry:) And since our Hot Tuna cake was such a big hit. I decided to photoshoot the entire process of our Friendly Shark creation process. Enjoy!
Step 1: After baking our chocolate cakes, we stacked and carved the beginning stages of "Mr. Sharkies" body.
Step 2: More sculpting. You see his friendly smile:)
Step 3: Covered in Fondant and detailed his signature Sharkie Smile,
Step 7: At this point, I was starting to grow quite attached to our Friendly Sharkie. See how close we are, I felt no threat:)
And that's cuz he had no teeth:) BUT our friendly shark won't bite even if he did have teeth PROMISE!!!.
Step 9: My favourite Pic. Doesn't he look like he just got his teeth knocked out of him.