Archive for May, 2011

May 22, 2011

Carnations

I’ve been taking Wilton Decorating Courses over the past month. The first was Decorating Basics, had to deal with sticky, foul smelling, overly sweet buttercream from a tub – I have to say it wasn’t my favourite class to attend and I’m so thrilled to be done with that! Now I’m halfway through the Fondant and Gumpaste course and it’s really fun. Fondant might not be my favourite thing to work with all the time but it definitely beats buttercream, hands down.

The flu bug’s been pretty vicious to me – I’ve been coughing and spending the most part of the week in bed. And with all that spare time on hand, I decided to practice making Sugarflowers. Just carnations tonight, more over the week!

Yellow Carnation – Made this in class, under G-‘s (Wilton Instructor) supervision!

Peach Carnation, done tonight.. the only successful one after wrecking the first two.

May 10, 2011

Busy Weekend… I’m not complaining though!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese FrostingΒ 

Serene’s order for her mum & her family for an early Mother’s Day celebration on the 6th. She gave me three weeks notice (thank god for that!) and it took me a long while to decide on the fondant pieces to make. Β We did a meet up at Orchard MRT station – I was terrified Β of bumping into people! Thankfully, that didn’t happen and the cupcakes reached her hands very much intact πŸ™‚

Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate GanacheΒ 

P -‘s order was very specific. She attached a picture in her email and luckily I had all the icing colours on hand πŸ™‚ I didn’t photograph all though her full order consisted of twelve cupcakes – ten polka dotted & two with “happy 20th”. These took me an entire night to do and I’m pretty happy with the end result!

 

3″ Vanilla Cakes layered with Chocolate GanacheΒ 

One of J-‘s colleagues threw her wedding celebration on Sunday, Mother’s Day. I wanted to make a small gift to commemorate the occasion – after all you only marry once in a lifetime! There are a couple of cracks in the fondant – I really do need more practice!

A very busy order-filled weekend – I’m happy!