Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Birthday Kak Long!

I have been dreaming of trying the basketweave design again on any cakes. The last one I did was during my brother's housewarming event - here is the link.

I got the chance during for Kak Long's birthday cake. Awesome!

Actually, this cake was made and decorated on the same day as in my previous post. The cake is the same, strawberry cake. I purposely made the buttercream icing for two cakes (and use the same colour, too lazy to prepare so many colours *smile* ).

The difference is the shape of the cakes and of course, the deco.

Let's see what I prepared for Kak Long....

I lost the Wilton tip to do the roses *sad*, so I have to be satisfied with this easy-rose design.
Can you see the basketweave design?
There's still room for improvement (RFI), I know... *smile*.

View from the side of this square cake. Notice that some part of the 'grass' is white? I ran out of green-coloured icing and ran out of time,
thus have to be satisfied with white-coloured grass, lol!
Oh, there's something new which I have not tried before, notice the white-picket design at the sides? It was Dalilah's idea! I think it looks great on this cake!

After the intricate basketweave design with the sweet roses around it, I failed on the handwriting again*grin*. Well, there is RFI!

Another view from the side...

Happy Birthday to my lovely niece, Kak Long Ameera Farisha! We love you!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Congratulations Zaharah & Hj Mohd Raimi

Dear Zaharah,

Thanks a lot for the invitation to your lovely wedding reception at Bukit Aman recently. I'm really happy for you. I'm sure Tuan Haji would be a fine husband/ partner for you and a great step-father for your children. Yes, you will gain a step-son too, and a whole entourage of great in-laws! Very glad to know and witness that they really welcome you into their family wholeheartedly!

I sincerely hope and pray to Allah SWT that this marriage will bring happiness to both of you in this world and the Hereafter too.

As a little token from this humble friend, here's a little cake for you & family. A butter-strawberry cake as I have some strawberry juice from my vacation to Cameron Highland recently, which I think would be a lovely for you. The all-white buttercream icing with some pink roses seems so fitting with the occasion...

Here's the cake before putting any wording's on it. I tried some string-work on the sides.
Hmm, looks like I need some improvement on that area :)

Here' the top view...

Yours truly is finishing-up some final touches to the cake...

The final output, at last ....:)

All packed and ready to be presented to the bride and bridegroom at their house.

Hope you like the cake Zaharah, and again, Congratulations!

Barakallahu lakuma
Wa baraka alaikuma
Wa jama'a bainakuma
Fil khair...