October 27, 2013

Mickey and Minnie Mouse cakes

Ah Mickey and Minnie Mouse. What timeless characters!

fondant Mickey Mouse
My first ever fondant cartoon character...September 2012

fondant Minnie Mouse
Minnie Mouse topper made last September 2012

Kids never get tired of them both.

fondant Minnie Mouse
Here's a picture of my sister photo bombing Minnie Mouse. This fondant topper is quite big
I never get tired of making them. Here are some of the Mickey and Minnie Mouse cakes I've made over my two-year cake decorating career.

Mickey cake
My first ever Mickey cake (August 2012)

fondant Mickey Mouse cake
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake made last September 2012
fondant Mickey cake
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake but featuring Minnie this time. Check out close-up shots of the other characters below.
Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck
Minnie with Mickey, Goofy, and Donald. June 28, 2013 cake. Pardon the picture quality.
fondant Minnie cake
Simple Minnie Mouse cake. July 11, 2013

fondant Minnie Mouse cupcake toppers
Minnie Mouse cupcakes. July 11, 2013
fondant Minnie Mouse cake
Three-tier Minnie Mouse cake and cupcakes.  August 24, 2013

I'm looking forward to making my next Mickey or Minnie cake!

October 19, 2013

My first ruffled wedding cake

Post update! I finally got some decent pictures of this cake from the bride! Check out the collage!

(Photo credit: Niquo Fernandez)

ivory and pink ruffled wedding cake

October is a busy month for me, as usual. I had three wedding cakes this month, and one of them was ruffled. I was so excited to make the cake after seeing the peg my client sent.

ruffled wedding cake
Everyday I'm ruffling!

I never learned my lesson. I actually underestimated the amount of time and effort required to complete a ruffled tier. How could I when I painstakingly labored over this cute ruffled Barbie cake I made last month? I actually undercharged for this cake, but it's okay since it was my first time to do this type of design. Well, I won't forget to get myself properly compensated the next time somebody asks for something like this!

To make matters worse, I was thrown off schedule because of that 7.2 earthquake last Tuesday (see the cake I made on the day of the earthquake here)! Plus the aftershocks kept coming and made me perpetually dizzy! Despite all the setbacks, I am proud that I was able to complete my cake.

Pardon the picture though. I was not able to take a proper photo of the cake (and cupcakes), and I am still waiting for the client to send me copies of the photo of my work. Anyway, I did manage to snap a shot. 

ruffled wedding cake in old rose
This is the best shot I got. This shows the two bottom tiers only.
I love ruffles even if they are labor-intensive and time-consuming. I'd use ruffles (especially pink ones) over and over again!

October 17, 2013

Caking while it's quaking!

Caking, just like basketball, never stops. This is what I believe in.

Despite experiencing a 7.2 magnitude earthquake last Tuesday (it was intensity 6 in Dumaguete), I had to press on and go on with my caking activities. Why? Because I have one birthday cake, two weddings cakes, and 80 cookies scheduled for this week!

So never mind if there are already close to a thousand aftershocks that shook us between Tuesday morning and today, the cake must go on!!!
simple buttercream disney cars cake
Buttercream frosted chocolate fudge cake with fondant details
This cake was due on the morning of October 16. Thankfully, I was able to bake the cake on the afternoon of the 14th. But after experiencing the earthquake inside my car (total Shake, Rattle, and Roll experience, literally!), I got "seasick" and dizzy for the rest of the day on the 15th. Each aftershock was nauseating, seriously. I couldn't bring myself to get to work and bake another sheet of cake (this was supposed to be twice as thick). Plus, our electricity was on and off! So I texted my customer (who was pretty shaken herself), and asked her permission so that I can simplify the design. And so I whipped up this very simple but adorable Disney Cars cake. Not bad, considering the circumstances, right?

Happy Birthday, King! I hope you liked your cake!