Real time update on cake matters !


Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bridal Affair: Soni's Cake 5 -Two tier cake with orchids

I made this yellow cake with orchids to add colour to jesty and upwardly mobile young generation. Well ! lot of youngsters came to the stall and wanted me to make similar cakes with bright and bold colours ! I was happy with the experiment !

Bridal Affair: Soni's Cake 4 + Three-tier wedding cake with roses

A plain and simple three-tier wedding cake with a rose posy was much liked for its sheer elegance. Some visitors commented that too many flowers of different varieties spoil the elegance of simplicity. I could not agree more !

Bridal Affair: Soni's Cake 3 - Three-tier wedding cake with arum lilies

This was my first endeavour to make arum lilies and try free hand drawing on the cake. Well, the visitors to the stall loved the cake but i still feel i need to practice more and make lilies again to give them the perfection they require !

Bridal Affair: Soni's Wedding Cake 2 - Three-tier cake with day lilies

I experimented for the first time with day liles that are very popular as part of the wedding cakes in Bostwana. I also tried the jacobian style and experimented with dust and clours !

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bridal Affair: Soni's Wedding Cake 1 - Three-tier heart of roses

All persons who visited the stall were happy with the way the wedding heart, full of roses was poised over the two -tiered cake. And they wanted to have it immediately..i had difficulty explaining the dummy part of the cake !

Bridal Affair 2007: The Display on 23 September 2007

The display of the cakes were done under ' Soni's Cakes' at the Marang Residency Hotel

Bridal Affair 2007: The Final Stages

On 26 September 2007, i was able to embellish the dummy cakes with various sugarcraft tools
and think of use of the clours and dusts for various sugar flowers that i wanted to decorate the
cakes with. I experimented for the firts time with jacobian style of decorating the cakes, make
lilies and different types of roses and orchids. I also tried to paint the cake just to get the feel.

Bridal Affair 2007: Preparation

I had just two weekends to prepare the dummy cakes as had to travel to South Africa for 10 days for MBA classes. I looked for support from my hubby and he grudingly agreed. He spent time in different hardware shops looking for styrofoam or thermocole. He could not get the thermocole of exact thickness, so his carpentary skills were under lens as he patiently used dinner plates of different sizes to make marks with colouring pens on the thermocole and used hacksaw blade to cut out different shapes. It was a sight to see him covered with granules & bits of thermocole, electrostatically charged covering his dress. And then my heavy managment books came handy, when we glued three pieces of 30 mm thick thermocole, put the books over them to press them & left them overnight to dry. I had decided to make six wedding cakes of different tiers, as you can see in the pic. One weekend was spent in sticking thermocloles to give shape to different designs which i had thought to display.The other weekend was spent in preparing sugar paste (also known as fondant) and covering the cut and well glued 16 thermocole dummy cakes, as i might call them, with the sugarpaste. On the last sunday, I ordered food from Nando's and spent the evening giving finishing touches to the dummy cakes....remove creases, smoothen them etc. Whew, it was hectic ! but confidence has grown within !

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Fourth Wedding Exhibition: Bridal Affair 2007

National wedding exhibition known as Francistown Bridal Affair 2007 took place at Marang Residency Hotel on 23 September 2007. The exhibition was attended by well over 500 persons from all over Botswana. It show caused a range of products including wedding gowns, wedding gifts, decoration pieces, cakes and services as photography and event management. I took part in the exhibition and displayed sugarcraft wedding cakes as 'Soni's Cakes'. The response was overwhelming and one of the best remarks received from the organiser was' the cakes are lovely and we dont see such cakes in Gaborone' . I have been invited to attend the National Exhibition in Gaborone in 2008. As a beginner, I am really happy and want to share my joy with you all on how i made preparations for the exhibition and about my effort into it.
The comments and words of encouragement that i am getting through several e-mails has given me confidence and joy to take a step further in sugarcraft and my pages of a beginner's diary is getting filled with your wonderful supportive and encouraging words !