Monday, November 29, 2010


Happy Thanksgiving to all my blog friends and readers. I hope you had a wonderful (quality) time with your loved ones. I am grateful to have you all in my life. CHEERS!

Fall-inspired birthday cake

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


This cake was inspired by the Burberry check pattern, and the top tier was based on the quilted Chanel classic purse bag.

The shoes were made out of gumpaste and I painted it with black gel paste color to have that ZEBRA pattern on the sole. The dogwood flowers were sculpted using a special veined mold. HAPPY VIEWING!

Monday, November 8, 2010


I had a request from a mom who had a vision of her son's birthday cake design. Below was her sketch of Mickey Mouse. At first, I thought she wanted Mickey's face on it, but after several e-mails, I found out that she just wanted the silhouette and specified that she doesn't want any facial details of Mickey. It was an unusual request but the cake turned out so cute and original.
Mom's sketch/requested design
My interpretation of her sketch.

details! details! details!

Happy Birthday Aadi!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


I made this birthday cake for my godson, Aston. He celebrated his birthday today at The Verona Boathouse, NJ. The cake was inspired by the invitation and it was a chocolate cake with Oreos and Cream buttercream filling. I also made mini red velvet cupcakes dipped in milk chocolate and topped with M&M's.

2D lion

the invitation

Happy Birthday Aston!

with mini red velvet cupcakes

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Last weekend, hubby and I flew to California to attend his cousin's wedding at Newport Beach. When we have trips like this, I'm the designated ZAGAT or the researcher of the restaurants/places/shopping malls that we'll try. On top of my list is Christopher Garren's shop. Being a fan of his show, Amazing Wedding Cakes, his works are showstoppers and truly works of art. I think he is the BEST in his field, as his cakes are varied (whimsical, floral, masculine, elegant, etc.) and very impeccably done. If you dream it, he can make it.

His shop is very quaint and I was surprised that he also offers individual cakes, some bite-sized pastries and coffee. We had cappuccino and tried his Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake and it was sooo good. I also felt that I was walking in a gallery as you could see some of his masterpieces hanging and displayed in a clear glass. Overall, the experience was awesome and I can't wait to visit again and hopefully, take one of their sugar classes next year.

Yours truly and Christopher Garren, star of Amazing Wedding Cakes


Chris was so gracious enough to invite me to his kitchen. Here is Marjie, working on a wedding cake.

with Marjie Chua, Chris' right hand and production head

the patiserrie

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