Thursday, 21 May 2015

Mothers Morning Tea


I got invited to a Morning Tea for all the  mothers at my Kid's school and decided to make a quick cake to take along. First time I tried the Tulips and had to have an early start to the day to finish off the cake ;-)
 


 
 




A quick cake for my hubby.....

My hubby is not a big fan of cakes ......cutting one is always the last thing on his mind, so I was initially not going to make one but due to pressure from all ends ( not him but everybody else ) .

Voila......A last minute vegetarian chocolate cake  with a mishmash of some of the decorations I had made previously and covered with only chocolate butter cream.



Sunday, 3 May 2015

A Wonderfully Talented Lady that INSPIRED Me........................


When I first started this blog.....I had intended to use it as my diary... as my log for all my creations. Hence you saw all things made by MOI.  

Today however I want to talk about my INSPIRATION... The lady who inspired me enough to start a journey into this wonderful world of SUGAR ARTISTRY. I want show you a little bit of the work of this fabulously talented lady. She doesn't know that I am writing this so I am using whatever pics I could take and have from the cakes she made for us.

When I first saw her cakes I was so much in awe with her beautiful dainty creations... the flowers she makes are to die for, this was about more than 10 years ago. I wished then that I could  create something like that or at least half of that. ........
Then my wedding came up and wanted desperately to have her cake for our reception. It was less than a month to the wedding and quite a few people told me that she usually needs a lot more than a month's notice for her to accept a wedding cake...........

I hoped , I prayed and I called......................... I was so over the Moon when she said YES she will do it.......  It was a gorgeous two tier hear shaped cake with dusty pink and green Orchids (One of my favourite flowers) and royal Icing lace work on the sides and ribbon. It tasted awesome too.

These are the pictures of the Orchids I took today more than 10 years after they were made....They still look like they were made yesterday..so Beautiful, so Real, so much attention to detail, such clean and neat work....... Don't you think so?. These are just half the Orchids she made, there is another lot just like this in another box, such patience to make all these delicate dainty flower.... I wish i had half of that......





She also ended up making my son's 1st birthday cake. That too was at the last minute that I asked her (I was going to try ... to do my first proper cake but I was too scared to start and then something came up  and I was unable to do it ) , she was quite busy but she took some time to  make a cute Bugs Bunny Buttercream cake.

Thank you so much for being so lovely to us and for being such a beautiful INSPIRATION in my journey..............
 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

A Double sided 16th Birthday Cake.

As usual this is not my initial  design  it had much more... so much more on it but TIME...  Time... time (only 3 days start to finish).... always plays against me or rather maybe I happen to think I am a SUPER WOMAN and falls short of it:-( .  Now if you happened to notice any gaps in the cake design you know why!!. So this is what I ended up doing.

A cake I had promised a long while back to a dear little girl who is actually a lovely young lady now.  I found out she loves the colour blue, loves music, plays  Piano and Saxophone , watches horror movies and loves reading.  I couldn't do all of them so decided to pick on a couple to create this cake..... a double sided Piano/Saxophone Cake.  She LOVED it , hope you do too....

Used Satin Ice Fondant to create this cake.

















Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Elegant Indian Fashion : A Fashion Cake Collaboration

A Collaboration with Glitz, Glam and a little bit of Ethinicity.............
44 talented cake artists from across the globe have come together to celebrate the beautiful and sophisticated designs of Indian fashion. Each artist created a cake inspired by a haute couture Indian outfit that is typically worn for elegant occasions. One can see how these outfits can easily translate into a gorgeous cake design with their rich colors and intricate decorations. 

You can view all the gorgeous creations at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8WmYjAGK8

My piece...... MAYA

Maya is a feminine name with multiple meanings. I loved the meaning of " ILLUSION " ( which came from  Hindu philosophy)

As her name suggests my Maya is quite a QUEEN of ILLUSION.... a Swan? couple of petals? Part of the Opera house or just an Ordinary Oval shaped  or is it a Paisley shaped? cake...depends on which angle you look at her. Unique in her own right. She was inspired  by a pretty and intricate Indian fashion piece,  the photo of which I was provided with.
I was so proud to be involved in this collaboration because the inspirations for all the gorgeous and classy cakes created by such talented and wonderful cake artists around the world was based on Indian fashion cultural attires which I so loved to wear and part of my heritage. It was like I was in magical cake fashion world ....  Oooohhhing and Aaahhing over each inspiration and then to see such stunning creations of cake being churned out of such inspiration was a total 7th heaven for me.

I usually used to make my own icing but this time decided to try out "Satin Ice" (http://www.satinice.com/) since I have heard so many awesome reviews about it. I found it such a wonderful medium to use , so pliable, so easy and it had such lovely taste and colours too... So no more time and energy wasted making fondant from now on. Thank you Satin Ice for making my life easier and it was a big added bonus when you so generously sponsored the fondant used for this creation:-).

Thank you so much dear friend Candace for creating and coordinating such an elegant, beautiful and talented cake community collaboration and inviting me to be part of it ... It was such an honour. Thank you so much to all the wonderfully talented cake artists involved for all the selfless support & help and making it such a memorable collaboration.













The following is something extra that I created but I never got to use it on the cake