August 8, 2007

"Oh my GoD! Is that a face?!"..

...an amused party guest exclaimed.

It's actually a dolls head.
Yes; a head...*laughs* Su made a head out of cake. ;)It was Mayumi's birthday party at Kinselas bar @ Oxford St. last Sunday. Her darling Nesh had requested for me to bake her a special personalized cake but I decided it wouldn't be right to charge him for the cake.I love Mayumi. She's incredibly sweet and absolutely charming. During my trip to Japan; she played 'host' and took us for an full day tour around Tokyo! The travelling experience was made so much more authentic and enjoyable when we had a local to show us around.
Nesh and I worked out a small deal and threw ideas at each other for awhile before I came up with a sketch for the cake.
As it was being drawn; I was extremely excited to see how I'd do with this new challenge. I've never done an enlarged head before...and was quite anxious to know if it'll turn out well.Mayumi has really big eyes. I mean REALLy BIG pretty sharp eyes! *laughs* I really wanted to bring that out in the little Japanese doll I was making resembling her. Nesh also mentioned how much Mayumi loved the Anime Series: Bleach ; and the character ' Kon ' from the show. It was a fierce looking teddy and I thought it'd be cute to incorporate that idea in as well.

The most difficult part to this cake was probably balancing the head and fixing on the gazillion strands of hair into shape. I dressed the doll in a pink Japanese Yukata and painted on a couple of butterfly motifs on the back. Getting the toning and shades of the cloth right took me a fair bit of time but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. The Japanese Cherry blossoms along the sides were a couple of strategic cover-ups for some imperfections with my frosting along the bottom *cheeky grin*Everyones eyes lit up as when we showed up with the cake. I'm happy the birthday girl was overjoyed and blown away with how cute and pretty her cake was. I don't think she has let anyone cut it yet! *laughs* I'm not sure if its still good to eat!

17 comments:

Ali-K said...

Wow! Great work, you've really outdone yourself this time.

Anonymous said...

OH! MY GAWD!!! You are so talented Suyin...I would not want to tear your creation apart either!! When you come back to Malaysia, pleazzzzzzz announce it to the whole of kl that you are open for business!!! I'll be the first in line. I adore you!!!

Iva said...

omg...amazing and I love how cute your cakes look!

jp said...

as always . . . WOW. truly amazing. keep up the good work Su-Yin.

~ashieBee~ said...

hi suyin!!!!

the cake it really weally cute!!!! good job :)

Forever Friend said...

Suyin, you are really amazing with your creation. Think you should consider opening a shop so that more people can enjoy your creations!!!

linda said...

omg, it was great. If I have that cake, I won't let anyone cut it.

Graeme said...

Awesome. One of the middle pictures is from that point where you have to carry on, because to go to bed and leave a semi-moulded, eyeless Cake head in the kitchen is a prospect so scary, you absolutely couldn't sleep.

I'm baffled as to how you turn these Wonders out like you do - It's great.

Princess said...

hi suyin...u're really amazing with ur creations and i love ur recipes..u make it look so simple and easy to do..hope u dont mind but i linked u to my blog! :)

wibawata@yahoo.com.sg said...

your cake amazing...your blog one of my favorits ... is that fondant based for the head ? or u just make is as your previous hello kitty cake..

Heart of Rachel said...

That's absolutely amazing! A beautiful work of art and I'm sure every bite was delicious too.

The ArchiCook said...

Hi there! I'm a food blogger as well, really like your site! as anonymous said, plz inform when u start your biz in Malaysia! I'll definitely be in the line, prolly not the first though, coz there're so many fans of yours...XD Cheers

Shahrzad said...

hi dear friend,

That's really a wonderful cake. Your friend was really gladdddddddddd.

Anonymous said...

you might get this alot of times, but i shall try my luck.

suyin, will you marry me? to have and to hold, to feed me with all those wonderful foods till i grew horizontally and till nobody loves me anymore?

sincerely,
the other kenny.

Mommy Len said...

I love visiting your blog. I'm always looking forward to your new creations. It amazes me all the time. Keep posting!

Su-Yin said...

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments on the cake :) I'm improving huh? *blush* heeehe
It's all thanks to everyones encouraging words!

graeme: yes...it was freaky! LOL

princess: thanks :)

wibata: yeap; it was similar..but I had a base with more cake this time.

the ohter kenny: aww...thats sweet; but i think the list is getting a little too long now *laughs* kiddin :P

Anonymous said...

Hey. Whats the difference between royal icing compared to other icings on cupcakes? Can royal icing be edible?
I read up the web on wikipedia- "Although royal icing has traditionally been prepared with fresh egg whites, many people substitute meringue powder, due to the risk of salmonella that using raw egg whites presents."
a little confused though. (:
oh, i love your recipes and all the cakes you made! :D