Friday, October 5, 2007

Spongebob Squarepants

Huhu... Spongebob. A favorite of many, many kids and adults I know EXCEPT for mine. Yuppp... Zareef detests him. When I asked him why, he replied "I don't like him because I don't watch him on TV". Okayyy?? Valid ke reason tuh?? Confuse kejap.

Anyway, this was for Dina, Along's daughter who turned 3 yesterday. Underneath the sea, lied an American Chocolate Cake covered with dark chocolate ganache.

Despite being ill, Zareef helped me in decorating this cake (under my strict supervision though. Kalau bagi free reign, banyak la benda-benda yang nak di drizzle nya). He put on carefully the sugar flowers and him being the bossy guy, instructed me to "put gray spots instead of black" on Spongebob's face, "add the blue sea" because he lives under the sea, "make the seaweeds longer" so that the fishes can hide in there and so on. Fuhhh... letih Mommy macam ni. It's hard to stay angry when all he wants to do is help me albeit authoratively.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Thomas in 3D

There is always a first for everyone, right?! Well, here's my first attempt of a 3D Thomas. This cake was requested by B's colleague's son who's a big Thomas fan. B's colleague requested for The Island of Sodor. This is the closest that I can come up with given that the surface area of the cake was a wee bit small to accommodate a volcano (yupp... was planning on doing a volcano but had to scrap it due to space constraint).

Underneath all those cream, lies an American Chocolate Cake topped with dark chocolate ganache. I would like to think that Thomas and Clarabel are chugging away around the Island of Sodor, passing pools and meadows filled with blossoming flowers. I used brown sugar to cover the remaining of the cake board to imitate the beach that surrounds the island.

A close-up of Thomas which I borrowed from Zareef's many, many trains. I even doubt he'll miss it given that he's so into all things Transformers right now.

My source of inspiration, also courtesy from Zareef's vast collection of all things Thomas which I religiously collected at car boot sales during our 4 years stint in Loughborough.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Ramadhan and Syawal Cake Orders

Dear all,

Due to overwhelming response from all of my dear customers who have kindly ordered cakes for the month of Ramadhan and Syawal, I would like to say thank you very much from the bottom of my heart.

Orders are still open but you would have to pick them up from my house except for international orders, where I'll deliver the cakes to their respective houses. Last day to order will be on the 7th October 2007. Last day to pick up your cakes will be on the 11th October 2007. Then it'll be close shop for a week.

Business will resume as usual on the 18th October 2007.

Since I have no elves to help me with baking and decorating, I will not be doing any cartoon character birthday cakes (those who have ordered, you're fine).

Choices of cakes are:

American Chocolate Fudge Brownies
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Topping
American Chocolate Cake
Prune Cake

So have a look-see and start ordering ya! Thank you for your kind patronage.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Cakes Galore

It has been a very, very long time since I last updated my cakes. Reason being, the whole family has been attacked by an unknown virus that was too strong for us to resist for the whole two months. We were ill for an average of 3 times each with temperature reaching the highs of 40. B ended our illness saga with being admitted into Sunway Medical for denggi.

Okay, enough about being ill. Lets get to cake business. Please feast your eyes on the cakes that I've done for the past months. There are too many stories to be told so I'll just cut to the chase and let you have a plethora feast of cakes...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Birthday Surprise

Good friends are hard to come by. That is why when Hathyia from BSKL called to order a Special Surprise Delivery for her friend, Arneza, I was totally gamed.

The cake, none other than the American Chocolate Cake frosted with dark chocolate ganache. Sweet and simple decoration does it for this lady.

The cake came with a 'Happy Birthday' helium balloon.

The lucky Arneza all smiles sportingly posing for my camera.

Thank you Hathyia for your order. Again, it's a small world because it turned out that she's my junior from SSP. So, next time boleh la order lagi ye.


This is a special project done for Mdm Marinadelrey for her daughter, Aqila, who turned 1 on 19th June. I was so shocked to get a phone call from the famous madame herself! To make a long story short, she has been reading my blog since my days in Loughborough and I have been reading hers since then too and now we've crossed paths. Very small world indeed!

She wanted a cartoon character for her daughter's cake but wasn't too sure on which character to choose from. At last she decided on Lion-O, Aqila's favorite stuffed toy so that she'll have something familiar to cut into.

Emails exchanged and this is what I came up with from the picture that she emailed me.

Sama tak?

The lucky sweet little girl got a second birthday cake to cut the week after albeit on a very, very short notice.

Thank you very much Marinadelrey for ordering (she gave me very strict instructions to keep her true identity a secret). I really enjoyed the special project. Do come back for more ya!

From Germany With Love

A week before Father's Day, I received a long distance order from a friend of mine who's studying in Germany. Wan wanted to surprise her father, hence opted for the Special Surprise Delivery.

Since fatherly love was in the air, I covered the American Chocolate Cake with dark chocolate hearts drizzled with white chocolate. Beautiful as decoration and delicious to eat as well.

I'm still not good at making flowers from icing so it's better to play safe than sorry. I dotted the cake with dainty flowers made from colored chocolate chips.

The cake came with a helium balloon too. The store where I usually buy my balloons ran out of 'Happy Father's Day' so I substituted with the next best thing, 'We Love You'.

Thank you so much Wan for ordering. It was truly a great show of love stretched across continents. I really hope that your father enjoyed the surprise.

Monday, June 11, 2007

One for the Newlyweds

My ex-colleague and good friend, Puja, ordered this to bring to a wedding in JB. Her instructions were to make it simple and sweet since it was on a short notice's order. Right, simple is my name and sweet is my game. I'm on!

I baked a 2kg American Chocolate Cake layered and iced with with dark chocolate ganache. The cake was dotted with vanilla buttercream and topped with strawberry flavored chocolate chip.

Thank you Puja for the order. I hope the cake survived the long-distance trip and you managed to get a bit of it.


This is my toughest challenge to date. Puan Leha wanted an American Chocolate Cake with a BIG spiderman picture on it. Drawing spidey was easy but doing the webs on his costume, jadik berpinar bijik mata and my right hand almost went cramp. But, I seriously enjoyed doing this cake especially the drawing part.

This 2 kg American Chocolate Cake was layered and iced with dark chocolate ganache. Then, I covered it with vanilla buttercream and drew and colored spidey's picture on it with vanilla buttercream as well. The cobweb on the bottom left-handside corner didn't turn out too well. It's actually a picture of a web with a spider on it. Must remember to draw a bigger one next time.

Thank you Puan Leha for throwing me this challenge. I sincerely hope your son loves the spiderman on his cake while the rest of your guests enjoyed eating the cake. Do come back for more!

Flirting with Flowers

A birthday cake for Kak Nor which she kindly ordered to share it with her colleagues. I thought some flowers would suit the occasion. Since I am still sharpening my skills in creating flowers from buttercream icing and didn't want to jinx the cake, I decided to play it safe and just use colored chocolate chips.

Seen here is a 2kg carrot cake frosted with cream cheese topping. I then piped chocolate cornellis on the top as a border and piped green vines using vanilla buttercream. The colored chocolate chips were later added in the shape of small dainty flowers.

Thank you Kak Nor for your kind order. I hope you had a wonderful birthday and may Allah bless you for your kindness and support towards my cake business.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Sunshine and Rainbow

I am proud to say, this is an original design specially done for my best bud, Along, for her sweet daughter's birthday. "Alah... kau lukis je gambar rainbow ke hapa ke. Anak aku tak memilih sangat". And so, I did.

Beneath the smiling sun, colorful rainbow and puffy clouds lies a blueberry cheesecake with oreo crust base.

I really had fun decorating this cake. Maybe it was the vibrant colors of the rainbow and the smiling sun that did it to me.

Thank you Along for your kind order. I really hope Dania likes her rainbow and eats it with gusto. Nanti birthday Dina order lagi ye...

This 1 kg birthday Blueberry Cheesecake featured here is priced at RM 50

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chocolate Cornelli

My favorite and loyal customer, Dr. Nor or fondly called Kak Nor ordered a small American Chocolate and carrot cake for her children to feast during this two-week long school holiday. Cool mom, eh!

Since this was the 4th chocolate cake in a week, I was totally at lost on what to decorate the cake. A quick look at my cake bible and voila! I came up with lots of squiggly lines also known as cornelli made from chocolate buttercream.

I added a few rosettes at strategic points and dotted them with blue and white chocolate chips.

I was in the mood of 'cornelling' and so moved on to decorate the carrot cake as well. From above, it looks liked a woven mat.

Thank you so much Kak Nor for your generous orders. Keep them coming ya!

The 1 kg American Chocolate Cake is RM 25. The 1 kg Carrot Cake is RM 35

Chocolate Heart

A birthday cake for Aje's sister. I went for a sweet and simple deco as Aje was telling me that her sister is celebrating a double celebration, birthday and new baby on the way. Double joy!!

A small American Chocolate Cake layered and iced with dark chocolate ganache. Then, I dotted the top of the cake with pink chocolate chips in the shape of a heart. I wanted it to look pretty and sweet.

Not wanting to leave the edges bare, I decorated it with dots and stars made from chocolate buttercream.

Thank you so much Aje for ordering the two cakes. Here's wishing your sister a very happy birthday and hope she enjoyed the cake. (If you're wondering, the carrot cake is for Aje ONLY hehehhe...).

The 1.5 kg American Chocolate Cake which is fully decorated for a birthday is RM 35/kg.
My simple-no-frills 1 kg carrot cake is RM 35.

Thomas The Tank Engine

My ex-colleague, Anom, ordered an American Chocolate Cake with a request for a Thomas picture on it for her son, Adam, a big Thomas fan. This is what I came up...

A small American Chocolate Cake layered and iced with dark chocolate ganache and topped with non-dairy whipping cream. The picture was done with colored buttercream and piping jelly.

Zareef was the critical judge, judging my work. His exact words were "Mummy, kenapa comot sangat Thomas nih?!!" Yes Zareef, it was Mummy's mistake and I'm so regretting it. Then came the heart-breaking judgement, "Tak lawa la Mummy". Aiyoohhh... nak nangis rasanya.

I am so sorry Anom for the smudginess and inaccurateness in Thomas. The black color ran havoc on the white whipping cream. Totally my bad! Now I know better. Anyway, thank you for your kind encouraging words. Hopefully Adam likes the cake (I'm praying real hard here. Susah nak satisfy kehendak budak2 especially if they are big fans of Thomas).

This 1 kg American Chocolate Cake decorated with cartoon character is RM 35/kg.

Chocolate Overdose

My good friend Azrina from SSP ordered two 2kg American Chocolate Cake and several muffins to go with them for an office do. At the end of it all, she sms'ed me and said that she had OD'ed on my delicious chocolate cake. Good thing? Bad thing? Hopefully all was lip-smacking good.

The first American Chocolate which I layered and iced with dark chocolate ganache then dotted with white chocolate chips.

The second cake was done with my signature deco. No frills here.

Thank you very much Rin for your generous order. Do try my other cakes next time ya! It's so good to be able to meet old lost friends over an order of cakes, don't you think?!

The 2 kg American Chocolate Cake is RM 45.
Banana and Chocolate Chips Muffin is RM 9 per 5 muffins. Minimum order is 10 pieces.