Let me start by being frank. The next few cakes you will see will probably have a tree on it. It’s been something I’ve been so fondly practicing, and by for some reason, I’ve been blessed by cakes wherein I can incorporate them! Haha.
So here’s a Vintage Winnie the Pooh inspired cake set that I did. I personally don’t like doing character cakes because it somewhat limits the imagination, and though we get to put our own twists in the characters, it’s easier to get disappointed. But not this cake! When we first received this inquiry, I was a bit worried because I knew I had to stray from the usual shapes, but was excited because the colour palette was beautiful, don’t you agree?
One of the most difficult things to do when doing characters is making them come alive.
Piglet and Winnie the Pooh
And fortunately, I found an old Winnie the Pooh poetry book in Booksale which I already put in our decorating studio mini library. It had what my cake needed, but what I realised though, Tigger wasn’t in it! So I had to research and find a way to put him there simply because my client requested for it! I researched for the vintage Tigger, but saw that he wasn’t cute enough, hehe, so I just recreated a more modern one hoping it wouldn’t stand out too much!
So anyway, the cake design, we simply cascaded to the cookies and cupcakes 😀 Amazing what a couple of flowers can do for a cupcake!
So that’s it for this week! Next week, I’ll probably post another cake with a tree, inspired by a nursery rhyme!! Yay 😀
I have to be honest – I find character cakes hard to do simply because a standard has already been set. Creating them is never simple because they have distinct features that make them the characters that they are. A difference on the lips, or nose can render your work unprofessional, or down right tacky. They’re always a challenge, but in my line of work, I have to take on these challenges. My most favourite, but also one of the most challenging, was this Shaun the Sheep set that I did a couple of months ago!
The first Shaun the Sheep cake set I made before the featured cake ❤
What I loved about doing this was that Shaun the Sheep was clay art to begin with. Deconstructing was important to accomplish this, and though my work wasn’t perfect, the feeling after making Shaun the Sheep characters is still AMAZING. I’ve actually done another Shaun the Sheep cake before, but it didn’t have the farmer simply because I found it challenging, so I wanted to push myself further, and finally did it!
I read somewhere that Shaun has 150 heads that the animators use for filming! I have a couple of heads for cupcakes too 😀
I found this awesome video of how they shoot Shaun the Sheep 🙂 For those who’ve been asking me how I do my fondant sculpting, this is quite similar, but not entirely. One, they have fancy skeletons and stuff because they need them to be moveable, I just need to make my toppers tough enough to stand on top of our cakes. Two, fondant and clay are two different mediums that need to be explored! I do, however, really envy how clay looks so malleable!
Enjoy the video!
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Among all my childhood memories that are worth recalling in sepia, one remains perpetual in her white fur, and chubby, red ribbon. Growing up, our mom always gravitated towards cute things, so it would totally make sense that every new school year, we’d be carrying around spanking new Sanrio lunch boxes. But since there were two of us (when the world was still without Lisane), and because of my endearing reputation as a little rowdy kid, the quiet nature of Hello Kitty never fit my personality.
So I always got the Kerokerokeropi lunch boxes -_-
I don’t know exactly why I got stuck with the frog. Sometimes I jokingly accuse my mom and sister for stereotyping me through my formative years. But they always told me I always chose Keropi. I guess, I’ve always been trying to go against the grain, with all the pink and prettiness that all the other girls liked. But anyhoohoo, fast forward a couple of years, the true girl in me has resurfaced and has finally admitted that Hello Kitty is the cutest cat in the world! But instead of going crazy on lunch boxes and all those cute toys available, well, we just made a cake set!
So, to all the young children and the young at heart who are growing up, and grew up with Hello Kitty, I really hope you like this!
This cake set contains:
2-Tiered Cake (Rainbow Cake)
24 mini Red Velvet Cupcakes