Happy second birthday to my sweet baby!

My youngest one has been into owls lately. I found some really cool pictures of owls cakes on Pinterest and they don’t look too terribly hard to make so I decided to give it a try. Also this time I tried something new – wrapping the cake with modeling chocolate. In the past, I’d always been just making decorations with modeling chocolate and had never tried covering an entire cake with it. After much research, I concluded that it can be done but not in the same way as one would use fondant (Though I have not used fondant myself, just don’t find it very appealing – taste wise :)). I cut a big slab of modeling chocolate to cover the side and a circle on the top, then rub the seams using the heat from my hand to blend them.

There were some areas on the side and on the tops (mostly around the edge) that were not as smooth as I would like. I added some tiny flowers to the top to conceal those rough areas but I did not want to add any more things to the side as I wanted the number thingy in the middle to stand out.

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July birthdays!

July and September are the busiest months for my cake making. There are three birthdays in our family in each of these months! This year, I made three cakes in one day (broke my record) for the July babies.

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Disney Cars cake

Made this cake for my nephew’s third birthday. Like most boys, he loves cars :). Top tier is a vanilla chiffon cake where the bottom tier is a chocolate vanilla cake.
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Longevity cake for father-in-law’s birthday

A double-layer chiffon cake filled with mixed fruits and iced with whipped cream.  Decorations are made with modeling chocolate.  The word ‘壽’ means longevity in Chinese.  I hand painted it with edible gold glitter as gold is considered auspicious. The peaches symbolize longevity. It was a huge hit!

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Holiday cake 2015

Special treat for the kids’ teachers. Coffee chiffon cake topped with chocolate ganache, fresh strawberries and whipped cream. Bows are made with modeling chocolate.
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