Thursday, 8 July 2010

Red & White

The most requested colour combination for weddings or engagement.

Coincidently, this particular order was for a Malay engagement ceremony.

The cupcakes are Chocolate Valrhona Cupcakes iced with Buttercream, covered with embossed MMF fondant dusted with edible lustre and topped with MMF flowers in Red, White and I added a touch of Pink.

Chinese believes Red is the colour of prosperity, joy and happiness whilst Europeans regards, red as love, passion and power and whilst many regard White as simply pure and innocence.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Shades of Blue

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!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Quilted & Embossed Cupcakes

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.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Urshering the New Year

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 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.

Bien Venue 2010

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Army Cupcakes

When a customer requested for cupcakes with an Army theme, I was a bit apprehensive. Asked me to make anything 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.

Hi Hanita,

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.

Looking forward to making future orders with you!


Sunday, 18 October 2009

Happy Diwali...

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.