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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Six-Tier Wedding Cake: Christmas Wedding - December 2008

It felt nice to have made this wedding cake on occassion of festivity. The wedding theme was lime yellow and lime green and i made this six-layer fruit cake with rose creepers and lilies as thought of by the bride. I hope you all like my idea.

I would like to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and beautiful ushering into 2009. I thank you all for your encouragement and advice and wish to receive them all along the years to come. Here's some Quotes:
C S Lewis: Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: 'what ! you, too ? Thought i was the only one.'
Oprah Winfrey " Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

I would also like to share nature's marvel, pictures taken by my son, when the moon came in-between Jupiter and Venus recently.
Heartiest Wishes Once Again !

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Birthday Cake:Hearts with Wine Glasses - December 2008

This birthday cake(s) was made for a couple, who were celebrating their births on earth together. It is a wonderful coincidence and I thought to join the hearts together for the celebration of life with two wine glasses, a scroll of wishes and two white roses. The cake is also laid on the fondant cloth with small silver balls strewn all over.
One gets wind beneath the creativity wings, when one shares and discusses the theme with friends and dear ones and it was my hubby's idea for this heart-shaped wine glasses. Especially this filigree work was interesting to experiment with. I hope you all like my theme ! I have received some further appreciations from you all and i will display them soon. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bridal Shower Cake: Array of liles - December 2008

This cake was a sweet gift from a lady to her sister on the bridal shower occassion. I made the cake and added few liles with a double shaped heart for her beautiful future with her dear one.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Birthday Cakes: Different Shapes - November 2008

Hi friends, last few days had been quite busy at work and i was not able to post the few birthday cakes that i had made. It was interesting as i made few flowers and then laid them on cakes of different profiles. Last two cakes were done over a night, as they were to be taken to Gaborone.
Some of my blogger friends as Steph, Kitchen Flavours and Indranee have shared their awards with me, for which i feel humbled again. Thank you ! I will proudly display your gesture.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Three - Tier Wedding Cake: A Lily with Purple Roses - October 2008

Hi friends, after spending the entire month busy with examinations and the mind engulfed with concepts from leadership and organisational dynamics, strategic corporate finance, information mgmt, business research, business ethics, international business etc, it was such a sigh of relief when i finally wrote the last of my 6 papers of 2nd year MBA on 30 October. I yearn again to continue on my journey of sugarcraft.

This wedding cake was made for an Australian bride, who was getting married in Botswana. She had contacted me while in Australia and when she came to Botswana, we met, and i made this cake as per her specifications. She did not want an elaborate cake but a lower fruit cake and the top chocolate cake with a lily and few roses. I had made this cake and i hope you all like it, as well.

It also made me reinforce in what my hubby tells me : Make it simple - don't over do the details or it will become too "busy" for the eyes. Let it be fluid with no clutter effect. The client is not interested in what else you know but simply wants what he or she desires !
I have posted the birthday cakes (made during the examination period !!!) and Nature's wonder as separate posts. Thanks for visiting me again !

Birthday Cakes: Basket Ball Court & A Girl's Sandal

These birthdays cakes were made for my friend's children in very less time, during the time when i had some gap during the examination period !!! but promise is a promise, and i had given my word. Though not perfect, as i would have desired, but going through the process of making different types of cakes has enhanced my learning. I hope you will all appreciate my effort.

If winter comes, can spring be far behind !

Whilst preparing and busy during the examinations, i use to amble around in my small garden to appreciate the beauty of Nature. Its spring time in Botswana and here are some pictures taken, which shall continue to guide me in my journey of perfection in sugarcraft ! The pictures are of high resolution and can be zoomed to a much higher degree.
Its makes me remember from my ICSE panorama book poem:
"And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils." - By William Wordsworth

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Eight Birthday Cakes - October 2008

It was a wonderful learning experience as we made eight birthdays cake in last 10 days. Some were made during late evening while some were made during weekends. Interestingly the themes requested were different, so it was a good learning curve for me to play with fondant and marzipan and make different types of sugarcraft cakes such as chocolate, madeira and vanilla. My friend Christine and sometimes my hubby helped me a lot in idea generation, visual impact, aspects of ratio etc. Due to constraint of time, perfection as i would like it to be were not achieved in some of them but i gained the knowledge on how to do better next time.
As my second year final MBA examinations have started, i will now stop cake works and concentrate on academic works. I was working on the last wedding cake, prior to examinations, which i shall upload in my next post.
I hope you all like our effort. Below are the eight cakes that i have posted as separate posts.

Birthday Cake: Scroll - October 2008

This scroll cake was especially made for an elderly person and was a gift from his neice on his birthday. The cake was taken to Gaborone, where the gentleman resides. The photographs were taken, prior to docorating the base with a fondant design.

Birthday Cake: Dartboard with darts - October 2008

This dartboard cake was requested by a lady, who wanted to celebrate her husband's birthday. The order was at a very short notice but we could not refuse it and made this for her. The round edges did not come out very well but it was a good process to go through.

Birthday Cake: Bows - September 2008

The two-tier birthday cake was made for a girl, who wanted to celebrate her 21st birthday. She had requested a square-shaped cake with bows and this is what we did.

Birthday Cake: Car - September 2008

This car cake was made for the birthday celebrations of a two-year old boy, who is fascinated with cars.

Birthday Cake: Flower Box - September 2008

This cake was requested by a person for his mother's birthday. This cake has a filigree flower box. Unfortunately, the picture taken does not show it very clearly.

Birthday Cake: Purse - September 2008

This purse cake was made for a girl who was celebrating her 21st birthday. She wanted a purse cake after having seen my earlier creation of the red leather purse. This was made in four hours on the same friday night, when we also made the hat cake. All fondant work including the red cloth with folds.

Birthday Cake: Hat - September 2008

This hat cake was made for a lady who wanted to celebrate her 40th birthday at Sua Pan. This cake was made in two and half hours on a friday night. The lady had requested a simple hat with some floral decorations.

Birthday Cake: Pilot's Cap - September 2008

This cake was made for a budding pilot, who is attending the course at Port Elizabeth, South Africa. This cake was made in the afternoon in four hours to be taken to Port Elizabeth in the evening. All fondant work including the base cloth . The shape could have been better but it has been a good learning experinece.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Four-tier Wedding Cake: Electric Green Shade - September 2008

This cake was made for a young Botswana couple, who had requested a square shaped wedding cake with specific electric green shade to match the bridal marriage theme with few red roses and ivy leaves and a simple floral royal icing design on the three tiers. The cakes are all fruit cakes, which were matured over time and this is my first square shaped wedding cake. I found it difficult than round cakes, especially with maintaining the straight contours and how to avoid the clutter effect of the designs and to have a pleasant visual impact. My friend Christine and I worked on the cakes and the couple were fairly happy with our work.
The week had been busy with several birthday cakes and ensuing week will follow with another wedding cake. Will soon post the cakes in my further posts. I hope you all like this cake !

Friday, September 19, 2008

Four-tier Wedding Cake: Turquoise Blue Drapes

After attending lectures on regression analysis and company mergers and acquisitions and elements of corporate finance, I heaved a sigh of relief, when i returned home and picked up my sugarcraft tools to finish the wedding cake, that was requested by a young Botswana couple. Turquoise blue was the wedding theme and i had to match the colour of the drapes to the wedding dress. As usual, I worked along with my friend Christine to meet the specifications of the cake (all fruit cakes) requested and here it is ! The couple were happy with the desired cake and i hope you will all like it, too !