October 2, 2006

Mini Cooper ...erm..is that a cake??

My eyes are coming out of their sockets...I'm rushing to start off an important assignment for Uni due in a couple of days and I havn't slept enough for days! I'll just have to slot in a couple of pictures and run. Sorry guys.. "story-telling" will have to be left for tomorrow. This was a cake done for a 22 year old girl who loves mini Cooper's. I found out a couple things about her a week ago and incorporated them into the whole design. E.g bag...Favorite key chain, colour...etc. A cooper on its own would look extremely bland and uninteresting; and I bet frequent readers would know my personal style is faaaaarrr from that! *laughs* Mini coopers remind me of all things retro....I don't know why...It could just be the shape or just the curves, I'm not certain. I patched up the rear with hints of retro just to punch up the luster-dusted car "paint" job with a little bit of design. I hope she likes it; *cross fingers* It's for a birthday surprise tonight.

14 comments:

cherlynn said...

WOW!!! You are so creative... ;)
Love all your unique cakes...Makes me hungry everytime i look at it...
Keep up on the good work ;)

panda said...

Hey Su Yin,
The cake looks gorgeous!! What actually goes inside your cakes? Anyway, I've got a quick question for you: Do you know a good recipe for cupcake frosting/icing? I've tried making frosting a couple of times now and each time I get this lumpy stuff (no matter how much I leave the butter outside the fridge). Today was even worse, my mum tells me that water started seeping out of the mix after it'd been sitting for awhile (it ended up being wasted cause I didn't use it). Please help me out if you have time. Good luck with uni assessments in the meantime!
Jenny

Khapz said...

Heyy Suyin! Its been ages since ive looked at your blog but I just gotta say this this cake looks SO painstakingly detailed! Oh and also you had a sexy cake a few posts down...How do you get such interesting shapes? BTW the cleavage on that girl in bed cake is also super detailed haha ;)...Man you're such a pro! ttyl =D! say hey to Pinka for mee aswell

thecoffeesnob said...

That mini cooper is just too cute!

I'm thinking of trying my hand at modelling fondant. I dont suppose you buy all the colours you use but mix around the 3 basic colours yah?

Just a quick question, would you recommend using fondant or gumpaste to shape little details? thanks!

Brilynn said...

How on earth do you makes these amazing creations?????

Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Wow. Your cakes are too pretty to eat. I am sure your friend will love this!

QuaVadis said...

As what Brilynn said, how on earth did u create such amazing creations? Was not sure whether that could is to be eaten or placed on permanent display :P

nadiairyani said...

OMG, su-yin that`s really cute!!! I love it ^_^!!! I don`t think I`ll have the heart to eat the cake, too damn cute wei muahahhaha

Esther said...

Oh wow! You keep gettign better and better with those creations :)

Su-Yin said...

cherlynn: THanks :) I definitely will! Im intending to get even better at it :)

Panda: hmmm..it really depends on what type of frosting youre making; its hard to give u tips on the frosting without the recipe or trying it on my own. I suggest a tub of ready made bettycrocker frosting! haha...It's my lazy alternative. It's good in hot and humid weather too
http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/frostings/frosting

thecoffeesnob: Nah..i mix my own colours..but red and black fondant is difficult to make on your own at home...to get a bright red i use storebougth fondant. For details I suggest sugarpaste..or gumpaste(if you work with fast fingers) Fondant is a little more sticky and better for covering cakes. Try searching for modelling paste...or just asking for assistance on brands and workability from the sweetstore shopkeeper :)

brilynn: hmmm...good question...i'm stuck..hahaha i cant answer that question >,< haha thanks for the compliment *blush*, i guess i have a flair for design *shrug* I love colours and artistic creations.

helen: haha it was made as an order for the girls birthday...I havnt asked if she liked it yet! Haha I hope she was impressed. I havn't heard news.

quavadis: Thanks :) hahaha...it should be eaten before it gets bad...The little sgar bits can be kept forever though...most of them last quite a while if handled with care.

nadia: thanks nadia...so nice to hear from u :)

esther: thanks! Hehe..im trying to improve as I make more...Im glad I am...*does a victory dance around the room* Haha!

Su-Yin said...

khapz : I sure will! haha...im glad you think my work is improving too! I guess practice makes it better...Im happy the orders are coming in..I got to stop soon though...too many obligations with uni and other stuff :(...Hope youre having a great start off at ur first year at uni! greetings to the family!! And stop perving at the anime-girl's cleavage...get yourself a real one! LMao

Precious Moments said...

Oh gosh! your creative juice is really something. This is so cute and innovative.

thecoffeesnob said...

thanks for all the advice, Su-Yin and good luck with all the assignments and upcoming exams! =)

mom said...

your mom also want such a cute cake when you come home for the holidays