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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reptile themed birthday cake

Last week I had the pleasure of making a reptile themed cake for my youngest cousin. As much as I hate reptiles I thinks thats how much he loves it. I was fascinated by how much he knew about reptiles.He told me the difference between a crocodile and an alligator,a turtle and a tortoise,and also about the various kinds of snakes.The birthday was celebrated in a preserve and we got to touching many of the reptiles I had made for real. Which included a turtle,a cockroach as well as a snake and it was the first time my LO had touched a snake. This is one of the most detailed cake I have made so far and I truly had a blast making it. Not to mention I was doing the finishing touches at 3:45 am :). After seeing so many pictures of reptiles I think I could imagine things crawl at that time.When you like doing something guess time doesn't matter.Time just flies.

I have added a small tutorial of how to make the turtle. In case any of you are interested I could make more tutorials for the other reptiles.

My husband gave me one of the best gifts last christmas. I was given a budget to buy any thing baking related. Wow! I looked up on the internet and I found this lovely cake supply shop not too far away. For a baker like me just entering a cake supply shop is like paradise :) If you are anywhere close to Baltimore do check it out its called Kake Kraft Korner .My LO and I went berserk  in this cake shop of course for different reasons.. The owners were very friendly and I found everything I needed. I finally have a fondant tool set . I have also learnt the magic of tylose powder.

This cake was a two tiered vanilla cake filled and covered with chocolate butter cream. All the reptiles are made with homemade marshmallow fondant.

Chao! till we meet again.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Birthday cakes

Have you ever met people and felt you have known them for years even though you have lived continents apart all your lives. This post is to Thank you C. We both have LO's around the same age. Totally different personalities but I enjoy seeing them interact and the way we  can see each of them grow and the things they are able to do never fails to amaze me. Would be lovely to see what they turn out to be when they grow up.

Sometimes friends do the sweetest thing for you. C ordered 2 cakes from me and I felt so excited and priveleged as I have never ever been asked to make a cake . So heres a big Thank you for encouraging me this way :)One is for her husband and one is for her MIL. I get excited to hear when someone else loves chocolate. I always want to give them the best chocolate cake ever. I got the best compliment ever when C's MIL,she told me that she loved the cake and would always end up taking two slices when she wanted to take one. I am glad they loved the cake as I totally loved making it for them.

I still need to figure out how to make cute curls for lil girls hair. The lil girl on top of the Nani cake is supposed to be C's LO but I have not been able to do justice to her adorable locks.Anyway adios till the next post. Yes I am trying to learn Spanish :)