I was told that the colour theme for this wedding was blue and silver and I was given free rein on the design of the cake/cupcakes and the shades of blue I could use.
I decided to use mostly lighter shades of blues and with a touch of darker blue. Somehow, I ended up with turquoise & white for the frosting, a darker shade of blue and of course, a touch of silver.
Upon reaching wedding venue, I was suprised to see that the decor was actually in sky blue, cream and touch of gold! No traces of silver! After checking with my customer, she confirmed that she was initially told that it will be blue and silver but apparently there were changes that she wasn't aware of until the decor was put up. She was fine with the colour combi I did....phew....that was a relief!
I was asked by my good friend to make cupcakes for her NIL's engagment ceremony last February. She only gave me a couple of day's notice and the best part was, she specifically requested for me to come up with a gorgeous creation! Gosh!! The pressure!! Having been on the hiatus from baking/cupcake designing since last Christmas, you can just imagine the stress I was in!! I was told to incorporate Green (nothing pale nor light), Cream and Gold colours inconjunction with the engagement's theme.
Tis' the seasons to eat, drink and be merry....packing back that extra kilos that you've been painstakingly trying to get rid of...hehe. Not to worry, make that serious pledge once again...as a New Year resolution...and all's well again. Ho! Ho! Ho!
How time flies! We've just bade our goodbyes to 2009 and a new chapter had begun for 2010.
I would like to take this opportunity to inform everyone that I will not be as active in baking this year due to family and work commitments.
I would like to thank each and everyone for your wonderful support especially to all my customers. I realized that I haven't been consistent in updating this blog but I thank those who actually took time to check this blog out.
When a customer requested for cupcakes with an Army theme, I was a bit apprehensive. Asked me to make anything pretty...no sweat at all! But anything masculine, men, boys theme - they're just not my fave thing to do as I know my limits - definately not my strong points.
Nevertheless, I accepted the order as a challenge to myself. Needless to say, it was tough! I spent the whole afternoon just working on the army boots!!! I panicked! At the rate that I'm going, when will I be able to make the rest of the toppers???
Lucky for me, DH came to the rescue! I asked if he could pretty please, help me with one or two of the toppers. Within 2 hours he'd made, like 10 toppers or so!! Phew! My saviour! So huge credits to DH for contributing his fine skills to these Army theme toppers!
Toppers (made from fondant) are all set and ready! Chocolate Valrhona Cupcakes iced with Ganache frosting and covered with camoflaged designed fondant.
These were ordered for an engagment celebration (gift exchanging ceremony) from Ms F to Mr F. Below, feedback from Mr. F of the cupcakes.
I would like to say a very BIG THANK YOU for making the most cutest and adorable cupcakes. My fiancee (fiza) said that the cupcake got everyone talking. It's too cute to eat. Thank you so much ya. It was delicious too.
or Deepavali - the festival of lights - as it is commonly known here in Singapore.
I made these cupcakes with the colourful paisley toppers to bring them to my former neighbour's home for Deepavali celebration.
I also made an earlier batch for my colleagues and the ladies who attended the Bollywood dance class. I thought it would be fun to share them with the ladies since it was our last day of class plus it was my birthday too.
A traditional celebration here is never complete without sweet confections.
A collage of the mini cupcakes I brought to the Bollywood dance class, the paisley toppers that I made and lastly, my Punjabi suit that I drew inspiration for the toppers.