Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sweet-Sixteen, Korean style? Help.

I feel like making a really elegant, chic, minimalist wedding cake. Simple yet precise royal icing work, smooth outlines, maybe some detailed floral lace effect. A project that would take at least two days to make. That's what I feel like working on. That's what I want to focus on.

Instead, I get asked to make cake for a sweet-sixteen birthday - with a korean theme! Oh the joy. I'm intrigued by the idea nevertheless, I have no idea where I'm going to start (suggestions are more than welcome). All I know is that the birthday girl likes all things korean, the language, the entertainment, korean movie stars etc... Let's see where this takes me. It needs to be ready for Tuesday, so I will update soon after.

I'll leave with a bright & cheerful photo of one of my latest creations.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Things to do in Amman before you leave...

Make a Hawaiian themed engagement cake! What else?

I had a lot of fun making this cake for a whole host of reasons. Firstly, I haven't drawn anything in ages and this gave me the opportunity to draw Hawaiian hibiscus flowers along with pretty leaves n things. Two, I got to play around with slightly exotic flavours - lemon zest with coconut cream cheese frosting (exotic compared to the basic vanilla and chocolate cakes I make). And thirdly, it was surprisingly straightforward to make, yet seemed to produce quite a stunning result!

Oh and for the record, I said I would blog within two weeks - and I have managed to blog within two days! So all is good...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Oh yes...I have a blog!

I think the last time I blogged was nearly 2 months ago! Not very bloggy am I? Oh well.
I haven't yet turned my house into a bakery (which is probably a blessing), however I have been making cakes here n there. Here is an update:

This I made as a personal cake for someone who had passed some exams. Three layers of chocolate cake, filled with ganache, covered with chocolate fingers and fresh strawberries!

Then there was this funky thing for a colleague who was into hip hop, heading off to India on a new contract and has a rather trendy shoe collection!

And more recently I made a pony themed cake for some children. I googled this idea and although I don't think the ponies are overly pony like - they are still cute!

I leave with a promise to blog within the next 2 weeks - rather than 2 months!