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Blue Christening Cake

Light and fluffy ube chiffon cake, with ube filling sandwiched between 2 cake layers, special frosting, and covered with fondant.  The ube filling adds the ube halayan taste to the cake and it won't just taste like purple vanilla cake.




Ube Cupcake with Grated Coconut

Light and fluffy ube chiffon cake with special buttercream frosting.  

Baby On Clouds

Made this cake for a baby shower.  The cake is Ube with coconut buttercream and filled with ube buttercream. Everything was presented on a colaspseable cake tower.  The cake tower is constructed by hot glueing  a 12" round cake drum on top of a 6" round cake dummy (middle tier).  10" round cake drum on top of 6" round cake dummy for the top tier.   The middle tier is stacked on top of a 14 " cake board, and the top tier is stacked on top of the middle tier.  Lined the surface of each tier with blue card stock paper.  You may also use grease proof paper.










Cookie Monster Cake Take 2

This is a 4 layer 8 inch by 9 inch.  Each layer is filled with chocolate buttercream and covered in vanilla buttercream.  The cake is chocolate chip chiffon cake.  Made this cake for Parker.  Happy Birthday little man.


Sponge Bob Square Pants

Ube chiffon cake with ube filling.  Made Spongebob with fondant hence everything is edible.


Cafe Latte Cupcake

Happy Birthday Charisma! - Hello Kitty 3 Dimensional Cake

My brother Patrick and Charisma celebrate their birthday together.  My brother was born October 28 and my daugther Charisma was born on October 29.  My mom throws a party for my brother and Charisma at her house.

TO MAKE HELLO KITTY RICE CRISPY CAKE....
Start off by using one set of 6" ball cake pan and one 6" by 2" round cake pan to create Hello Kitty's head.  Place 6 inch round cake between the pair of ball cake.  Put a skewer through the middle to temporary attach all 3 cakes.  Tilt the cakes to the side (see figure 3).  Cut a little bit of cake to create a flat surface to stabalize the cake ( see fig 4).  Place cake on a prepared cake board with the flat surface down.  Remove the skewer and frost between each layer to connect the cake together.  Cut the the skewer to size so that it is hidden within the cake.  Horizontally poke the skewer through the cake. Apply crumb coat on the whole cake.  Chill for 30 minutes.

The day of Charisma's birthday.  Monday, Oc…

Thanksgiving Desert: Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte

This is coffee chiffon cupcake iced with coffee whipped cream and a little sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice.  I found a coffee chiffon cake recipe at "cooks.com" and its easy to follow.  All the ingredients can be found in your local supermarket ie: Walmart, Superstore.  I used Clubhouse Pumpkin Pie Spice, and also Clubhouse Whole Cloves (click to find out more about cloves) which I got at Superstore.  Orange Gel food colouring can be bought at Micheals, Walmart or at any craft store.





PUMPKIN CAKE
 I made this cake by using a 2 bundt cake pan.  The bottom layer is oriented right side up and the top layer sits upside down on top of the bottom layer. 


Summer Lovin' Cheesecake

This is a no bake cheesecake I entered for "Cheesecake of the Year Contest" at Real Women of Philladelphia web community.  I didn't get first price or any price at all but my picture was chosen to be featured in "Caption This".   Click on "Summer Lovin' Cheesecake" for the recipe.




Christening Cake

This is a strawberry marble 2 tier cake.  Covered and decorated in fondant with gum paste cross.

The first tier is 4" tall by 8" in diameter and the top tier is 4" tall by 6" in diameter .  I covered each layer separately with fondant.  I set the top tier by adding a small dollop of royal icing in the middle of the bottom tier.  Gently dropped the top tier on the bottom tier.  I made sure the top layer is centred.  Pipped a bead of buttercream at the seam where the top and bottom layer meets.  Added the pink fondant ribbon on the top layer.  Same goes for the bottom tier,    Prior to decorating the cake make the cross and name blocks ahead of time to allow for them to dry.  Add the special touches.  Enjoy!!!

Winnie the Pooh version 2

This is a hand sculpted Winnie the Pooh bear.  Version 1 seems more rectangular.  I have more practice  and experience carving so this is more contoured instead of cubic like.  In this version I used Wilton tip 21 and he is shirtless.  Its easier to put on his shirt before the head is attached.  Finish piping out buttercream on Pooh's body.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until frosting is set.  Cover the area where his shirt is going to be with thin rolled out red fondant.  Refrigerate once again for 30 minutes.  Take out of the fridge and cut out the desired shape for pooh's shirt.  Its easier if create a pattern to use to cut out Pooh's shirt.  Refrigerate until fondant is set.  Take out of fridge and attach the head.

I made the head out of cereal treats with a circle carved out at the bottom of the head so to keep the head attached to its body.  BBQ bamboo sticks can also be pushed through the head and to the body for added support.  Pipe buttercream on the head.  Make…

The Wedding Cake Project

My biggest cake project this summer is my brother in law's wedding cake and cupcake.  It consist of a 2 tier six and eight inches vanilla chiffon cake plus 200 coffee chiffon cupcakes with vanilla frosting.  Everything will be presented on a 4 tier staggered cake tower.  Each layer is covered with white lace and ribbon.  A month ago I decorated the cake tower.  I finished the making 20 gum paste roses yesterday.  Today for 3 hours straight I finished making 32 gum paste callalillies.   Before that my daughter Charisma helped me make and colour mini fondant blossoms to be put on the cupcakes.  This is what Charisma, Bronze and I made so far ( I wish a took a picture of my kids helping me make these blossoms.  I appreciated their help considering it cut down alot of man hours and their little hands are perfect for miniscule sprinkle application)


DAY ONE Note:  colour dust results in matte finish while pearl dust acheives a more pearlesque finish.



DAY TWO


DAY THREE

DAY FOUR 
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King Pig and Angry Birds Cupcake

My friend Myra and I made this cake together for her son's birthday.  She did the hard part which is baking.  I did the fun part which is decorating (with some help from Myra).  Myra also made matching Angry Birds cupcake to go with the King Pig.  This is how we made Mathew's King Pig cake and Angry Birds cupcake.




The next day unwrap the cake.  Before attaching both cakes together to create a ball we need to ensure the flat part of the cake is levelled.  If not, trim excess cake.  Trim the dome of the bottom half of the cake (cake 1) for stability (see picture bellow).  Spread a tiny amount of icing (ie: a teaspoon) in the middle of your temporary cake board. ( **Tip: Never use "whipped" ready made icing. This icing is too runny. You need a firm icing to keep layers together.)  Set down the bottom half of the cake with "trimmed" part down.  Spread the buttercream filling on top.  Stack cake 2 on top of cake 1.  Your cake should now resemble a ball and it sh…

3 Dimensional Elmo Cake

I made this Elmo cake for my cousin's daughter, Jayla who turned 3 a few weeks ago for her Sesame Street Themed birthday party.  The cake was a marble chiffon cake crumb coated and filled with chocolate buttercream.  For Elmo's fur I used Wilton's "grass tip" to pipe out red vanilla buttercream.  Elmo's eyes and nose are made with fondant which I secured using toothpicks.










More Elmos...














Happy Birthday Canada, Elaine, and Ferric

This year's Canada Day we celebrated my brother Ferric and cousin Elaine's birthday.  It was held in Tita Beth's place.  Even if it there was a brief monsoon type of rain in the morning mother nature made nice by giving us perfect sunny weather in the afternoon.  Can you say AWESOME!