06 July 2018

PJ Mask Cake





Hi Cake Sweeties

Its time to celebrate Baby Lincoln’s very first birthday with this amazing Superheros themed cake, featuring a handcrafted moon topper, building skyline and 5 PJ Mask toy figurines.

Layered of moist chocolate sponge cakes filled with very delicious Belgium milk chocolate ganache.

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Dear Baby Lincoln

I heard that you are not feeling the top on your special day, Little One!
Get well soon and may your first year be the first of many more filled with just as much love and happiness.
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Thank you all for stopping by. See you soon...and something big is coming soon.

Happy baking
Beth xo

13 June 2018

Drip Cake





 Hi Cake Sweeties
I am so excited to share this cake with you. My son asked if I could make a cake for his Dad’s birthday this year. I am happily obliged even though my husband told me not to make a big deal out of it, as it wasn’t a big milestone. I was thinking what to make without using fondant (a lot of works to him).
I kept the cake decorating simple, because I wanted to try the drippy glaze technique one more time that I have to admit I failed once with a pure whipped cream cake a few years ago, but it was surprisingly easy this time with chocolate ganache.
Moist strawberry cake paired with white chocolate buttermilk ganache frosting and sandwiched with mini Oreos donut cereal filling, topped with drippy chocolate glaze and all sorts of treats. The ultimate layer cake for chocolate and strawberry lovers.
Firstly, I frosted the cake evenly and smoothed the sides and top. This was the most time consuming part if people want to get it perfect. Once I got the top and sides mostly perfect, I left the whole cake in the room temperature covered to avoid dust (we are in winter time so I didn’t put in the fridge to set) and made the chocolate glaze the next day when ready to decorate.
Next day, I made the chocolate glaze and waited until it cooled down before filled in the chocolate sauce bottle. Time to do the trick I was cautious about. Then, magic happened, drippy chocolate gliding pleasurably down like happy chocolate tears down the sides.  
Finally, I placed all sorts of treats my husband loves on top to finish the decorating part. Serve and enjoy a lot by my little family as usual.
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Dearest Paul

Happy birthday to you, my big Valentine who always makes me feel confident and strong. Thank you for always believing in me. May you feel as cherished on your birthday as I do by you.
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Thank you for stopping by. I can’t wait to share with you my next sweet creation for my beloved family and friends.
Happy baking
Beth xo 

19 May 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Cake






Hi, Cake Sweeties

Today, I am sharing a dreamy cake. The theme was “Twinkle Twinle Little Star Onederful is what you are” for my friend’s son’s birthday. 

This cake was a chocolate sponge cake filled with chocolate ganache, covered in white fondant and decorated with stars. Finished with a dog holding a fishing rod and a bunny on the top of the dog’s head. 

The whole cake design is inspired by “Rasha Rmeily”. However, the blue dog topper is a replica of his favourite snuggle blanket.

You could tell the cake was quite tall than other cakes I made before. Cakes more than 4” tall would be calling tall cakes or extended height cakes/a double barrel are one of the recent trends. They have the ability to make the overall design of the cake more tall, lean and elegant. 

This cake was 8” tall in total. Although in a normal situation would be called a double barrel (two full cakes with a cake board in between so it can be separated and served as two cakes – i.e. people can have extra servings and the price can be charged with two cakes instead of one). Well, this cake could only simply be called a tall cake as the bottom tier was a dummy. However, it still had plenty of coffee serving size for more than 20 guests. 
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Dear Allistar
Many Many congratulations on your special day. Have a lot of fun and enjoyment throughout your life.  Gather amazing moments in your life. Have an amazing birthday!!!
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Thank you all for stopping by. Hope to see you all soon.
Happy baking
Beth xo

12 May 2018

New Trend Cookie Cake





Dear Cake Sweeties
I decided to make this new trending cookie cake just in time for Mother’s Day and my beloved Mum's birthday; a mouth-watering edible gift for her this year.

The recipe made two layers of chocolate wafer cookie dough in the shape of heart, with stabilised whipped cream in between and on top. I then decorated and topped with berries, macrons, sugar flowers, mini meringue kisses, red hearts, mini jazzies etc. 

What a great new trendy treat created by Israeli baker Adi Klinghofer, who makes large cakes in the shape of numbers and initials but soon learned it’s a common amongst many bakers and I can see why! They are just divine!

However, there are many different versions of this idea out there. Some bakers make them with a sweet tart dough, others use a basic sugar cookie recipe. I did a lot of reading and testing to see what I liked, and for these cookies, I ended up using a new-to-me recipe for chocolate wafer cookies!

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To My Mother
Your love is like a rainbow that brings color into my world. I am such a lucky daughter. My children are truly lucky to have you as the best granny of the world. I love you Mama!
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Thank you all for stopping by and wishing my Mum a happy birthday too. 

Happy baking,
Beth xo 

05 May 2018

Blue Ombre Petal Effect Smash Cake



Dear Cake Sweeties

It’s the smash cake this time! Leading up to the birthday boy’s upcoming #1, my friend asked me to make a cake for her son’s smash cake photo shoot. 

We decided on a vegan vanilla cake (her son has allergy towards egg, dairy and almond) filled with strawberry jam, once the cake layers were baked and cooled, I whipped up a batch of vegan whipped cream coloured with different shades of blue to pipe the effect called petal or mermaid-tail.

With a little bit of patience, anyone who can put frosting in a piping bag can achieve this cool effect. All you need to do is pipe circles of frosting vertically down the sides of a plain white cake (here I tinted very light blue) and use an offset spatula to smear the frosting circles about an inch horizontally across the cake. Then pipe another row of frosting circles slightly overlapping your last row of frosting smears and repeat the process until your entire cake is covered.

Then, my love for fondant decorations, I placed some twinkle stars randomly on the cake (inspired by the actual party birthday cake design in May).
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Dear Baby Allistar
Happy cake smashing. Can’t wait to make your super cute birthday cake. 
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Happy baking,
Beth xo

23 April 2018

2D Sewing Machine Cake









Hi Cake Sweeties
This cake I made for a lady’s birthday that has a business named “The Sewing Gypsy”. This was a replica of her modern Bernina machine.
Two layers of gluten free vanilla cake filled with organic strawberry jams, covered with milk chocolate ganache and decorated with fondant accents. They did take some times to make. I hand painted her business logo and the screen but decided to use printable image for the screen at the end.
I loved making this cake, as I always wanted to make something like this for my Mum who also is a Needlewoman, Crocheter, Quilter and Knitter.
Let’s sew or let’s eat!
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Dear Rhonda
Wishing you good health and happiness always! Happy birthday…
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Thank you for stopping by!
Happy baking,
Beth xo

16 April 2018

Giant Macaron Cake



Hi Cake Sweeties,

My dearest sisterly friend Yvone just turned 40 this week. I decided on a giant macaron cake for her birthday this year. She doesn’t eat sweets that much but she really loves eating macarons. Actually, it’s her nemesis as she has had many attempts making them but failed.

In the beginning, I found daunting to carve the shape of the top and bottom shells. Then I watched Yolanda’s “How to Cake It” tutorial, I had more confidence to slowly carve the cake. My children saw the cake and were so excited to make a macaron so big. I knew I didn’t do so badly with this one. I chose purple fondant to cover it as Yvone loves purple. I made a mini macaron fondant topper to show the size difference. 
I also went to buy a couple of store bought macarons to place on the board. As I just came back from my holiday, I only had two days to complete the cake (including baking – always baking from scratch and fresh). 
This giant macaron cake is as fun as to make as the real one. Now, let’s eat cake J
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Dearest Yvone
I am looking forward to many more years of friendship and birthdays with you. Have a fantastic 40th birthday!
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Thank you for stopping by!
Happy baking,
Beth xo

PJ Mask Cake

Hi Cake Sweeties Its  time to celebrate Baby Lincoln’s very first birthday with this amazing Superheros themed cake, featur...