Boobs cake

I want to make it a habit to take pictures of my cakes  as I make them. Many times, I just forgot about it as my hands worked on the cake.  Well, this time I managed to use my camera phone to snap pictures of  this boobs cake.

This is a naughty cake, a mild one though. This boobs cake was made for Adrian’s 21st birthday celebration, a present from his elder brother and sister.

I baked 2 chocolate cake using Wilton’s ball pan, crumb coated the cake with chocolate buttercream and placed them side by side on 2 cake boards (forgot to take a picture of this step) on top of a bigger cake board that has been covered with black fondant 2 days  in advance. I covered the cake with skin coloured fondant and dressed the boobs in red fondant that has rose imprints, using a textured rolling pin.  This was followed by the black lace trimmings and strings to finish off the dress.

Boobs cakeI made the male figurine’s head  2 days in advance for it to dry sufficiently and added the other parts of his body after the cake has been completed.

Boobs cakeAnd the completed boobs cake.

boobs cake

A Review of 2013

2013 came and flew by very fast for me. We are already in 2014 now. I started 2013 with a lot of cake ideas and new cake decorating classes hence,  I needed a bigger kitchen. However, my kitchen renovation took longer than expected and I couldn’t execute many of my ideas and plans.

I am thankful for the many friends who continued to support me with your orders and enabled me to try out new techniques despite my predicament then. Let’s have a look at some of the new cake decorating techniques I tried last year.

First of all, the use of airbrush. I bought my airbrush some years ago after being wowed by the many amazing and beautiful creations of other cake decorators with the use of an airbrush.

I made this simple half ball cake for my friend, Mei Lin’s birthday. The cake was covered with white fondant and airbrushed with Americolor warm brown. I found using airbrush to be a quicker method to achieve dark brown than to have to add color to white fondant. Well, of course you can also use chocolate fondant but I prefer this airbrush colour.

airbrush

This triathlon themed cake was also decorated using airbrush color. I cut out a template of the athletes and attached it to my white fondant cake and airbrush it with Americolor blue sheen.

triathalon themed cake

I also tried using pastillage for the first time on this triathlon cake. The cake topper, a replica of a triathlon trophy I found online, was made using pastillage and later airbrushed with gold.  Pastillage dries really fast compared to gumpaste and stays dry even if it’s raining cats and dogs outside.

Having fallen in love with pastillage, I used it again to make Hello Kitty and later painted the details of Hello Kitty. The figure “4″ and backing for the rainbow was also made with pastillage. Pastillage does have its disadvantage though. Once dry, it has a rough surface and needs to be handled with tender loving care :)

hello kitty cake

In 2013, I also had the opportunity to learn how to sculpt a unicorn cake from Margie Carter of Margie Carter Cake  World. Another skill that I acquired was to paint on cakes using folk art method of painting with Zahir Yusof of Creative Cottage.

Now that I have fully settled down in my home sweet home, I plan to bake more and write more about my cake adventures :)

Designer Stencil Cakes

Made 2 cakes with designer stencils recently.

This double barrel cake was part of the gift entourage for a Malay wedding.  The cake was first airbrushed with pink sheen and then stenciled with royal icing. I used Martha Stewart’s damask stencil set from Designer Stencils.

Double barrel Stencill Cake

The second cake was for a birthday celebration. I decorated it with royal icing stencil using the lace set stencil from Designer Stencils too.

Stencil cake