Saturday, August 8, 2009

Christmas Cake Toppers

Cake toppers are a very nice way to finish a cake. They can resemble any motive, season or occasion from weddings, baby showers, Halloween and Christmas.

I've assembled a few videos on how to create simple but interesting Christmas themed cake toppers.

Fondant Angel - Mayen
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Christmas Tree - Lorraine McKay

Christmas Penguins - Lorraine McKay

Snowman - Lorraine McKay

Choir Boys - Cake Baker

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Chocolate Box

I made this mango cake for Rob, Elsie and Nikki, who are friends of ours from Tucson, AZ. We meet up as often as possible whenever they come visit LA and it's always over exotic Asian cuisines. So tonight is Malaysian night and I'm really looking forward to meet them, along with Daniel, our cousin and a couple of his friends over some good Malaysian food.

Chocolates were my inspiration for this cake and I decided to made a simple 'chocolate box' for some Bliss dark chocolates that I got. The base of the box is mango cake with mango flavored buttercream, all decorations are fondant and the butterfly is edible as well. Finally, I placed all the chocolates in gold mini muffin cups and into the 'chocolate box'.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Calla Lilies

Calla Lilies are very beautiful flowers. Many Asian brides have these lilies in their flower arrangement packages and cakes are designed around these flowers.

Calla Lilies come in several shades. To me however, the pure white lily out stands all other shades and look gorgeous on a pure white wedding cake. I put this cake together with fondant calla lilies and leaves. The cake, calla lilies and leaves are dusted with luster dust and all parts of the cake is edible except the white trim ribbon that adorns the cake.