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Monday, December 17, 2007

Birthday Cake - The Mermaid's World : December 2007

5.The waving mermaid
4. The closer view again
3. The closer view
2. The front view
1. The mermaid cake
This birthday cake was made for a little girl in Botswana, who wanted a mermaid for her 4th birthday. It was a challenge to meet the little angel's imaginations & expectations ! Well, I tried to be a little girl and think from her point of view and i could see the star-fish, colured sea-shells, rocks, reefs of different hue, marine plants, octopus and a lovely mermaid, sitting on a rock and resting her hand on it. A brave attempt to fulfil a girl's fantasy of the little mermaid in her world, using fondant and marzipan.

72 comments:

The Caked Crusader said...

Goodness me, you are talented! Love all the rose wedding cakes too.
Thanks for visiting my site

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika
More than your skill, which is amazing, I admire your speed and perfection in execution of the work. You will go along way, my friend. Two beautiful cakes in 3 days, wow !

Margaret
London

Mishmash ! said...

loved the detailing....must have taken a lot of time and planning right...Am sure that lil girl was delighted :)

Shn

ONEDIA said...

So, let me get this straight, you do complex cakes, work, and study?

Incredible!

Margaret said...

How talented you are! Thank you for visiting my site.
Happy Christmas and New Year. Mx

Rosie said...

wow oh wow you have such a talent with your sugar craft!! Amazing cake and so much detail too...

Wishing you a Happy Christmas & New Year too

Rosie x

ONEDIA said...

The cakes are georgeous, but am curious about the flavors of the cakes underneath?

Anonymous said...

Dear Anamika
Wow..a very beautiful cake indeed. I wish i was a little girl again and you would make that for me !

Meghna
New Delhi

Anonymous said...

Hey Anamika
My friend just showed me this mermaid cake..its so beautiful ! I am sure the birthday girl must be in the top of the world !

Neha
Delhi

Anonymous said...

Hi Anamika

As usual, this cake shows your other talent too, apart from the wedding cakes.

Minal Fernandes
Bangalore

Anamika said...

Hi Caked Crusader
Thank you so much for visiting my site and appreciating my efforts. It gives me confidence and courage to do more

Anamika said...

Dear Mishmash
Yes it took me three days to plan, browse the books, watch the movie - the little mermiad and then finally sit down to think what to include...but thanks to fellow bloggers like you...i can dare to dream and your supporting and encouraging words helps me to give live to the dreams. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Hi anamika
Bishun bhalo hoye chey..i short...the cake is every little girl's dream for her birthday and you have just fulfilled it.

Sagarika
Kolkatta

Anonymous said...

Hey sugarcrafter !

the name suits you..you have made the picture perfect mermaid for the little angel !

Priti
Kolkatta

Anonymous said...

Hi
I simply wish, i were too in Botswana to witness your beautiful creation for the lucky girl. I too have a young daughter and this cake would have been one of the most beautiful gifts !

Vasudha
Chennai

Anamika said...

Dear Onedia
Thanks for leaving such lovely comments. Yes, its part of life to be a working mom, study to bulid a solid fundamentals of life but also find time to involve in a an artwork..believe me, it takes away all the stress. The cakes..the base, the rocks etc. were mediera cake - the popular portuguese traditional type of english cake.

Anamika said...

Dear Margaret and Rosie
Thanks for visiting and leaving beautiful words. It lifts the spirits.
Wish you both a very happy Christmas and New 2008 !

Anamika said...

Dear Meghna,Neha, Minal, Sagarika, Priti and Vasudha

Thank you all for the comments.It again gives me confidence to venture out more and experiment. The mermaid was really liked by the birthday girl and and i promise you, whenever i am in India, i will surely make the cakes for your children, too!

Scribbit said...

The scales on her tail are my favorite--I've never worked with fondant before but the loveliest cakes seem to use it.

Purnima said...

Anamika..you shd take off the word "Beginner" now..you are a PRO!! The mermaid cake is awesome!The minutest detailing and lovely colors, plus the 4-tier wedding cake too is out of the world..loved your rose bouquet!

Asha said...

Beautiful! Lucky girl to get this!:))
Happy holidays.

archana said...

I am simply stunned. Very artistic and creative, lovely ! Happy holidays !

Anamika said...

Dear Purnima
Thanks for your comment. You know, recently grandson of great sarod exponent had come to Botswana under aegis of ICCR. I had asked him,'from whom have your learnt such beautiful rendition'.He said'i am still learning'. Then i had to ask 'since when did you start learning ?' I think we continue to learn throughout our life. I am still a beginner,dear. And my life long pursuit is of perfect cake.
Thank you for your words of encouragement and appreciation. I will continue to try harder.

Anamika said...

Dear Asha
A big thank you for your wonderful comment. I too, wish i were a little girl, again !

Anamika said...

Thank you Scribbit
Well, rightly said the fondant and clay modelling is almost same. Leave to your imagination and the then sky is the limit.I am happy you liked the mermaid and it's tail.

Anamika said...

Thanks Archana
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU, TOO.
Encouraging words from fellow bloggers helps one to try harder and work more.

Spicelover said...

Very pretty!!!
Is that a barbie in mermaid icing or did u make the doll too?

Anamika said...

Dear Spice lover
The barbie is covered with icing. I have not yet tried on modelling of human figures. I bought a barbie doll, removed its attire and then covered it with icing of exact colour by making the scales and her tail.
I am happy that you liked it.

Anthony said...

Wow! I'm simply amazed at your talent. I *love* baking but sadly lack the artistic flair needed to create such a finish. You have a great talent!

Gloria said...

Anamika, you really make beautiful things!!!! I'm so happy you went to my blog, please continue visit me.
You live in Africa, I adore Africa, ever, I don't know why,I love the people, it history etc.
I find so lovely your creations!!!! I like them I whish you again a beautiful Christmas and wonderful Holidays.xxx Gloria

Bharathy said...

Welcome to my site,Anamika.:)

You have a nice place here and displayed your awesome skills all over!..
I am speechless!!!

Sagari said...

first time to your blog wowww all cakes look soooooo wonderfullllll

Cynthia said...

I am in awe of your talent! Words like amazing and wom does not beging to describe or do justice to it.

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog and leaving such kind comments and all the way from Botswana too! It's really lovely to discover your blog and I hope to visit often.

Florence said...

Dear anamika,
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Anamika said...

Dear Anthony
Thanks for the comments.You know, I also thought that I lack the artistic skills but when i read the books, such as The International School of Sugarcraft, Vol. 1,2 & 3 and other sugarcraft related books and slowly started practising its content, i realised that, more than being artistic, its the techniques and the processes involved in sugarcraft. Let your imagination play around and you will realise its more of a technique and you will certainly enjoy it.

Anamika said...

Thanks Gloria for your wonderful comment. Its helps the person in the path of continual improvement.
Happy holidays to you, too.

Anamika said...

Thank you Bharathy
Your comment helps one to do more and more.
Have a nice Christmas and happy new 2008.

Anamika said...

Thank you Sagari
Have a very nice Christmas and happy new 2008.

Anamika said...

Thank you Cynthia
I will certianly pass by your blog to learn the recipes and ask the why's and how's.
Have happy holidays all along.

Anamika said...

Hi Florence
Thank you and you too have wonderful new 2008.
End of 2007 heralds the beginning of newer friends all along.

Nupur said...

Adorable and incredible! You are very talented, Anamika.

Anamika said...

Thanks Nupur
Have a wonderful new year.

Shilpa said...

Thats such a creative work Anamika. I came here for the first time and I am absolutely spell bound. Great creations...

Jaya Singh said...

excellent, I am sure the little girl would have loved it too.
All the cakes are fan-tastic

Jaya
Singapore

Kelly Mahoney said...

That cake is freaking amazing! My sister loved the Little Mermaid as a child and would have gone nuts over this. Really stunning.

Anamika said...

Thank you Shilpa for your comment and visit. I am much impressed by your site, that draws inspirations from your mother.

Anamika said...

Dear Minnie Di
Thanks for your comments

Anamika said...

Dear Kelly
Thanks for the comment and the visit. Have a great 2008.

chithra said...

Amazing creation anamika..now i am also trying to learn abt cake decoraton..i am sure ur blog can help me a lot...

Anamika said...

Dear Chithra
You are in US, so you can enroll for WILTON classes. Take a look at some sugarcraft books, buy them from Amazon or B&N etc. Practice few, from books as The International School of Sugarcraft - 1,2 & 3. And Viola! your journey will begin.Sugarcraft is a process,creativity will follow,once you are adapt in techniques.I have started like that.I will tell you, whatever i know, if it helps.

Kalpana said...

Wow, amazing! Liked your creativity......... :). Thanks for visiting my blog. Keep coming...!!!

Anamika said...

Thank you kalpana for your comments. Will surely keep in touch.

Sia said...

hi anamika,
ur comment on my blog lead me to urs and i must say i am bowled over ur incredible craftmanship:) this is something i can just dream of and admire from fellow bloggers like urself. all the very best for blogging and hope to see many more incredible cakes like these.
wishing u a very happy new yr.
cheers
Sia

bee said...

that is truly artistic. have added you o our bloroll.

evolvingtastes said...

Hi Anamika, came here via the comments you left on my blog, and I am floored by your cakes. Each and every one is absolutely gorgeous.

Grihini said...

Gosh, do u do all these? Its amazing!!!! Whoa.. :)

Thanks for visiting my site.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Thank you sia for your comments. Well, with wishes like yours, it gives wings to ethusiasm to do more.
A very happy new 2008/

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Bee
Thanks for tagging me..i hope i live to blogger's world expectations.

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Evolving Taste
I loved your blog. We will be in touch.
Thanks for your comments and a happy new 2008

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Dear Grihini
Thanks for visiting my blog.Hey, try it..you will love it.

Pooja said...

hi anamika, you have so talented with cake making . i am amazed by lookingat your cakes. do you make it professionally?
my niece loves mermaid,may be you can help us to keep my niece happy .
thanks.
-Pooja

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi Pooja
Thanks for your comments.Cake decoration is still part of my hobby and have not ventured out professionally. Whenever I am able to find time out of my office and academics hours, I do make them. Well, tell me how can i be of any help to make your niece happier !

And, from your blog, let me see if i can qualify for the tri-colours !

Pooja said...

Hi Anamika,
OMG! you do job , studies and these too!!! from where did u get this much time dear ? God musthave made days for 48 hours for you :).

well, I didnt realized that you are in the different part of the world. Well, now as you are not somewhere nearby , I think I should try making mermaid cake for my niece. well, as few tips for beginner would be helpful to me.
And yeah, I would be more than happy if you cna create something of tri colored , cant wait to see your creation dear.
Thanks.

Amar said...

Your sugar crefting is great....

Amar said...

You have a great talent... felt great visiting your site

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Thanks pooja for your comment
Hey, as you know managing time is a state of mind.. you can always find time, if you want to, isnt it!
I wish I were nearer, so that we could make it together for your niece.
In whatever way, i can be of help for the cake, do e-mail me on my id: anamikasoni473@gmail.com.
cheers for the weekened !

Pixie said...

WOW! What talent!
Beautiful cakes, thanks for sharing them with us all and am glad you accidently discovered me and left such a lovely comment. :)

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi pixie
I am glad you liked the cakes. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment

Seena said...

My kids came here to see the mermaids and powerpuff girls in cake form..they really enjoyed a lot! Thanks Anamika..

Anamika:The Sugarcrafter said...

Hi seena
i am so glad for the smile on the faces of your kids.I hope do that always !

Nagesh.MVS said...

wow oh wow you have such a talent with your sugar craft!! Amazing cake and so much detail too...

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Dodge Middle East said...

What a creativity!!Great!!!!!!!Many a thanks for sharing this.