Wedding cakes

When I first decided to pursue my baking hobby as a full time career just over a couple of years ago, I was only baking cupcakes and basic butter or chocolate cakes with no icing. Even then, I only knew how to do simple frosting on my cupcakes with sugar sprinkles. 

Over the years, I have moved on to learn more decorating skills. Nevertheless, my comfort zone has been with small cakes, cupcakes and cookies. When my nephew wanted to get married last year, my sis-in-law gave me the challenge to bake his wedding cake.  It was the first time that I had to bake a large cake (by my standard, the 12 inch base cake was already large). The biggest challenge was to cover the cake with fondant. I had successfully covered the 6 inch cake and the 9 inch cake on first try. But it was only on my third attempt (plus tons of wasted fondant) that I was able to cover the 12-inch cake. It was another series of three for me to remember .. three tiered cakes completed by 3 am and I had only three hours of sleep before heading to the wedding venue with the cakes in tow.

Gold and white wedding cake

This was the completed three tier wedding cake for my nephew. The theme colour was white and gold. The cakes were the Classic Butter, our family all time favourite.

All my efforts made worthwhile when I saw how stunning the wedded couple looked while cutting the cakes... 

Pink and purple wedding cake

I continued learning to cover big cakes from there on. This was a wedding cake that I baked for a friend. She wanted a two tier wedding cake, purple and pink theme. As I had read and learned how to cover bigger cakes by this time, they were successfully covered on first attempt :)

The 9 inch top cake :-

The 12 inch base cake :-

The cakes on the stand :-

Purple and white wedding cake

Here's another two tier wedding cake that I baked for a friend's daughter. She wanted a purple wedding cake decorated with orchids.

Top cake (9 inch Classic Butter cake) :-

Top view of the top cake :-

The 12 inch base cake :-

Gold and purple theme wedding

Cake cutting ceremony by the lovely couple.

In conclusion, I would like to share my takeaway from a chapter that I read sometime back in Robin Sharma's book The Greatness Guide where he mentioned this formula "Focus plus daily improvement plus time equals genius." Genius as he mentioned is "what you can excel at. Discover your talents and work like crazy to polish them." I truly believe in continuous learning and improvement. As such, Sharma's formula is stucked in my mind. I still have a long way to go but I have gathered so much joy throughout the journey so far as I am doing something that I love. Are you doing something that you love?

Dora Birthday Cakes

This is our Classic Butter cake that is decorated with edible image of Dora the Explorer. I have piped butter cream icing to cover the cake and for other deco add on.

Hope you had a great birthday celebration at your play school little one!

Here is another Dora cake that I had done. This one is a rainbow cake with Lemony Swiss Meringue Buttercream filling for sweet Eva's birthday :-

This third cake is also our Classic Butter cake, for 3 year old Naily's birthday :)

Our most popular goodies - Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Over the years our chocolate fudge brownies has grown to be the most popular goodies among our customers. The brownies has also grown more sophisticated where it gets dressed and decorated for certain occasions :)

The chocolate fudge brownies before going into the oven...full of chocolate chip cookies.

Once baked and cut, you can see how moist the brownies is...yums!

The brownies is good as a birthday "cake". You can also just say it with our chocolate fudge brownies.

We can also put your image (edible icing) on the brownies

or fully cover it as a birthday "cake"

These are cut brownies, decorated as wedding brownies "hantaran".

These are decorated with edible icing and given out as corporate gifts for new year.

I baked these heart shaped brownies as gifts for the cancer kids during our day out with MAKNA kids

This huge chocolate fudge brownies comprised of three of our regular sized brownies, covered in chocolate icing and edible image .. for a farewell party.

Oh, by the way, we can also do a variation to this brownies. Instead of chocolate chips, we can add M&M you'll have M&M chocolate fudge brownies!

Friendship cupcakes

Getting out of a relationship is never easy especially if the relationship has lasted for so long. You'll feel a sense of loss as the person whom you share and do all the things with, is no longer there by your side. Suddenly, there's no one for you to talk to, to laugh with, to share jokes with.

Support and love from friends and family during this period would ease the pain. The greatest blessing of all is for you to eventually come out loving yourself more, recognising the strength that you have within and acknowledging that you're still beautiful inside and out.

These girl power cupcakes and cookie went out to cheer someone and to celebrate that blessing :)

Peanut cookies

I've baked some peanut cookies today for some orders tomorrow. These cookies are a favorite during any festivity. Hari Raya is just a couple of months away...time flies! But then, if you're a peanut lover like I am, you don't need to wait for Hari Raya to enjoy these cookies. They're simply great for tea or as snacks .. cos they'll just melt in your mouth..yums!

The Cookie Cat's peanut cookies are packed in jars. They're ideal as gifts anytime!

Birthday cakes for Moms

I love baking cakes for mothers. They are so special and should not be celebrated only on Mother's Day. Somehow, I always want to do a bit extra when someone asks me to bake for his or her mom.

I met this wonderful boy during my last vacation. He has recently requested me to bake a cake for his mom. Today is her birthday. All he mentioned was "I think cream or soft colour would be fine". So I bake a heart shaped cake and decorated it blue, white, and little specks of yellow. This is a one kg butter cake.

Here's another cake that I have baked quite a while back but didn't get the chance to upload before. This cake is for a young mother. So it's the husband who has ordered for her birthday. Hence, the 'butter fingers' hehe :) This is also a one kg butter cake.

Then there is this cake where a mother has requested for her daughter who is also a mother. I can feel the love in the message as I was decorating this butter cake. Just love the love!

Here's a birthday cake for a mother who is also a grandmother. I did the butterflies out of fondant and dust  them lightly with silver just to make them glossy. Another one kg butter cake.

One more cake that I would like to include in this update. One young talented girl has requested me to do a birthday cake for her cool mom who loves yoga.  So, here's a yoga cake! This is our one kg Rich chocolate cake.