What a fun order of almost 250 cake pops! It was quite the production for my little kitchen and my off skelter work schedule. I almost ran out of cookie sheets to hold all the pops, and stayed up til 3am and 1am to finish everything. Good thing I had a helper one night! So, it all worked out :) And, I am getting the hang of the candy coating consistency and how to dip each pop! I only had 3 big mess ups that were unusable, which was a good thing, cuz i baked barely enough cake to make 250 pops. Usually, I'll have at least a dozen or so pops left over so that I can nibble at my leisure, but not this time! I also had just enough gold sparkling sugar - whew!
My friend Mary asked me to re-make the top tier of her wedding cake as a surprise for her husband for their 5th year anniversary. I said, of COURSE! Though, to be honest, I was nervous. It's nerve wracking enough to do someone's wedding cake, let alone re-create a cake that someone else made. And, she only sent me one picture which was hard to see the details on it. That, however, turned out to be a blessing, because I didn't have to create it exactly ;)
I was lucky enough to see his reaction when I went to deliver the cake - he recognized it right away, and said it brought back memories of their wedding day. What a wonderful compliment!
Happy 5th Anniversary to Mary and Chris, one of the most loving and inspiring couples I know - I love you both!
*siiiiiiiigh* Lots of love this month. I love my friends - one of my homegirls from freshman year of college, got married on Friday. We've known each other for over 15 years! I'll have to find a pic of us kickin' it freshman year... It was a beautiful wedding - the ceremony was gorgeous! There was a moment as she was walking down the aisle, the light from the stained-glass window caught the side of her face from a 45 degree angle from above, LIKE A FRIKIN' MOVIE! I had the privilege of making the wedding cake for the happy couple! Congratulations Ruvi and Feldo, I love you both!!!
There was a small hiccup with the bride figurine's face - the fondant settled and made a crack right at the bridge of her nose! Good thing I had just read about this thing called gunge - it worked! Also another note to self, use more tylose for the figures, and thicker straws on the bottom tier!
Time-lapse video of the making of the first tier!
I don't think I've ever done three cake projects in a whole weekend! And for such different events!
A baby shower cake:
Wedding cake pops!
That's a lot of newness and happiness to celebrate! Congratulations to the new parents to be, the newlyweds, and the new graduate!
Mel and Dewi's 10th anniversary! The BF offered to do a cake for them, so I made him help. Well, he normally helps anyway, with the clean up and other things, but I actually let him touch the cake this time!
It was a delicious yummy chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and fresh strawberries... yumm yummmm! It was so moist, that the figures couldn't stay on the cake and was starting to sink in! Luckily for me, and my genius mind, I cut out a heart shape from a paper plate and used it as support, and the figure stayed upright til the cake was cut *whew!*
Considering that I had very little experience making figures out of fondant, I'd say I did a pretty decent job, don't you think? The glasses were made with wafer paper that I recently bought to do some experiments. I drew on it with an edible marker, and used an x-acto knife to cut it out, then used tweezers and a bit of water to stick it to the figures.
How can I forget to post a wedding cake?!
I can't believe I forgot... I forgot to post a cake... I forgot to post - on my blog - a wedding cake! >_< *forehead smack* I must be really going cuckoo!
This cake was really fun to decorate! The bride purchased the cake from another bakery, and I just picked up and decorated it for her. I like projects like these, because what I REALLY want to do is decorate the cake, without having the added stress of what it tastes like!
I first had to practice what size dots i was going to pipe on with the buttercream, and what tip I should use. I ended up using a nice big round tip #4 and practiced first on the side of a glass. My brother-in-law came in seeing this, said he liked seeing a bit of the behind the scenes, knowing some of what kind of madness goes on!
I'm glad I was able to be a part of the beautiful, carnival-themed, backyard wedding in Los Gatos! It was SOOO HOOOOOT, some of the dots kept falling off the cake - *annoying!* - accessorized with some fresh flowers from the bride's flower order, and voila... it looks so fluffy!!!
My sister's wedding cake table. Cake and cake truffles! Since it was a destination wedding, the cake was purchased undecorated at a local bakery, and I decorated it in a kitchen that was not my own! How stressful, I forgot to bring supports for the top tier! fortunately, straws are easy to find anywhere! :)
Isa S. Chu
In 2010, Isa Chu decided to try her hand at decorating cakes - something detailed, something artistic, something fun, something tactile, something sweet, and something challenging - so she did, as Diva's Cakes and Confections.
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