Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Graduation Cake on Flickr!

cake, originally uploaded by iMaria.

I found the most adorable & beautiful cake here on Flickr while looking through graduation cakes for ideas..

The chocolate is cleanly done as a covering for the cake.. It looks smooth and the design is simple yet I cannot help but stare at it.. Not to mention that it look so good to eat!

What a lucky graduating student! =)

YUM, yum!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Little Angel's Cake

This cake was ordered by our neighbor who was a nanny to a couple's youngest daughter, Trixie. She died last year because of a truck accident.

The reason why she ordered the cake because she dreamed of Trixie. Trixie asked her if she will get a cake on her birthday, so the next morning, her nanny went to me and told me about the dream. My partner and I both knew the little girl and the nanny was my partner's aunt. We made the cake extra special. Trixie was known to love pink and red.

Through this cake, I discovered how a real buttercream should taste. I really didn't like the taste of buttercream. Sure I read a lot of information about buttercream icing, but not until now I have come to know how good it tasted if I add a little more of the butter. And, the red icing? It was perfect! After my disaster with the Spiderman cake's red icing, I searched through forums in Cakecentral. I couldn't find anything about it so I posted a forum.

In the forum, I told them about Americolor's Red Red coloring. I included in the forum that I was making buttercream and I wanted to know how much of the Americolor Red Red should I put in the icing. You can read the forum here :

The cake for Trixie looked fine & tasted real good! I will have to be consistent on my icing though. The one I made for her birthday cake is so much good! =)

Here are the pictures of the cake! Hope you'll enjoy!

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Spiderman Cake

Front View

Top View

So a friend of mine ordered a cake with a superhero theme. I asked her what superhero does his nephew wants. She gave me 3 choices : Superman, Batman, & Spiderman. So I already decided to make a Batman theme because it was easier. You know, just an all black or yellow cake with batman on top and chocolate skyline. Well, you guess it right, I didn't get to make it because it turns out that his nephew's favorite superhero is Spiderman. I was a little panick-y because I didn't know how am I suppose to make a Spiderman theme. I looked up some Spiderman-themed cakes and found good pictures to get an idea on how to design the cake.

Oh, yeah, it didn't turn out as easy as I had hoped it would be. I bought a Spiderman topper so I don't have to fuss on fondant/gumpaste, especially since I am not good with making toppers out of scratch. In fact, I don't know how to start making one.

Now making the red icing was quite difficult. I melted 1/4 grams of chocolate with butter. I mixed it with shortening already colored in pink. What happened next was a disaster! The icing didn't turn out smooth as I expected but it was the red color that I wanted. It was so grainy that I was ready to cry. So I made another batch with more shortening, mixed the one I had already made, gradually and it turned out fine & smooth. But, it wasn't that red anymore. It was light red almost pink. Since, I didn't have much choice, I decided right away to use it on the cake. My partner, Zybone, made spiderwebs out of chocolate and it turned out right though.

Everything just fell into place and now I have these pictures to show you what we created. Hope you'll enjoy it!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Tagged ako ni Jaydee!

Yan si Jaydee, bestfriend ko since high school!
I've been tagged! By Jaydee! (Nakup! kaw talaga Jaydee ka o!)

1. Where is your cellphone – in front of me!
2. Your hair - Long hair ako! hahaha..
3. Your father – nasa Davao po!
4. Your favorite thing - oven ko?! hehhehee
5. Your dream last night – wla.. blank lang talaga.. in short, tulog na tulog!
6. Your favorite drink - Sting (yung red!)
7. Your dream goal – Successful sa cake biz ko! Financially tsaka sana famous na din ok.. lubos lubosin nalang natin ...
8. The room you is -nasa left side ng bahay? (not sure hehehee)
9. Your fear - snakes!
10. Where do you want to be in 6 years – andito pa rin sa Pinas pero successful na nga!
11. Muffins – wla.. akong alam..
12. One of your wish list items – a set of big piping tips!
13. Where you grew up – Davao City, Davao City
14. The last thing you did – taking out my cake from the oven...
15. What are you wearing - white duster po.. (lola na nga ako.. huhuhuhu!)
16. Your TV - maliit lang.. surplus! hehehee
17. Your pets- i hate pets po.
18. Your computer- wala akong PC pero ako may ari ng internet connection (whahahaha!)
19. Your life – Quiet lang.. in short, boring.. pero medyo complicated..
20. Your mood - Neutral
21. Missing someone – oo, si Aicah..
22. Your car – nasa isipan lang..
23. Favorite store – Wilton (online!)
24. Your summer – wla pang plano as of now..
25. Your favorite color - purple & pink
26. When was the last time you laughed – kanina lang.. at the office..
27. When was the last time you cried – last month..
28. Last person who emailed you – Charish
29. Your favorite food - blueberrycheese cake
30. A place you would rather be right now – Bantayan beach or sa moalboal resort

I would like to pass this tag to 5 of my favorite bloggers, namely:
naku! hindi ko alam? hahaa.. ai oo nga!
1) si CHAI!!!!
2) Not counted ka Jade?!
wla na talaga.. kung sino makakahanap ng blog na ito, swerte ka sa isang buong araw (at gabi! *wink*)

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Nhed's Birthday

An officemate ordered a birthday cake for her daughter, Nhed, and some cupcakes. These are buttercake with food colorings in it as requested by my client. She loved it! It's my 1st to make a castle cake so I don't think it's any good. But I am hoping that her daughter will enjoy it today!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Birthdays! Birthdays!

Well, I had a busy week and I love every minute of it!

As time passes, I have been improving little by little on my decorating skills. Ok, so I am not a professional yet, but who cares? I can be one, I just need more practice and more orders to practice better! ha-ha!

Anyways, here are the cakes I have made and I hope you like it! Enjoy!