August 15, 2007

Saeng il chuk-ha ham ni da!

I remember meeting Terry in March; He said; "Hello, nise too mit you! Ai am Terry." I laughed and shook his hand. That was pretty much the length of our conversation as he didn't speak much English at all. Well...he is here in Sydney at a language school with intention to learn; but he was just extremely quiet and shy back then. It's been months now; and I've gotten to know him a little more; now that his English is getting better ;) I heard he speaks more English after a couple of drinks too! *laughs*

A Big HappY Birthday greeting to Sung Hwan@Terry; a great dancer and extraordinary person!
*o...did I mention the sexy arms and biceps? *laughs*
Like most Korean boys; Terry loves his Soju. Soju with Korean food...and that's exactly what I made out of cake!
The assortment of food items were miniature but the soju cups were huge for a reason *wink*
The guys brought along a bottle of Soju as we walked up with the cake to give the blushing birthday boy 3 shots of his favourite drink! He was overjoyed and filled with mouthful's of thank-yous. I'm happy everyone thought the tiny food items were precious....I had fun making them too! reminded me of the old times when I messed with play-dough to make food and play 'cooking' *laughs*

The Korean words read: Chuk Saeng il;
Which is an abbreviated version of the long "Happy Birthday"
My favourite is definitely the hotpot!! The Korean hot pot was made from cake in the center as well. I was divided between making a Korean bbq hotplate or a hot pot stew....and decided the hotpot would be adorable with an egg in it! *giggle*

Dumplings!! Korean people call them "Mandu"; Japanese call them "Gyoza"

Kimchi!! You got to have kimchi if its Korean! ;)

Sang geup Ssal = thin Korean pork slices; barbequed and often eaten as a snack with alcoholic drinks.
Bowl of rice....
Korean sauces...chilli paste - gochujang ; soybean paste - denjang
Lettuce leaves..
Spinach?
Little pieces of beef looking meat?
*laughs*
I did the best I could with trying to make them look reasonably realistic. I'm glad everyone could at least tell the hot pot was a pot and the dumplings were "mandu's" :P

24 comments:

heidi said...

owh wow!!! the tiny food are really awesome!!! :D

Anonymous said...

totally awesome

TY said...

omg.

iva said...

A cute cake, one of a kind, can't find it in regular bakeries!

ming said...

oh wow! i have been a "silent" reader (bumped into your page from all the blog hopping) for quite some time now but i have to say that this creation of yours is really really cool! u're so talented! i wished that you were my play-doh play buddy when i was younger, heheh...

prinzcy said...

That's cute!

orakan said...

i think you are taking the wrong degree, my dear!!!! you should be doing your chef thingy n major in creating lovely stuff....you are such a great person creating awsome feeling for your friends.

Linda said...

Su Yin,

You should publish a cake decorating book.

trish said...

wow, this is amazing. I've been checking out your page for a little while and loving it, but I had to comment on this one. 10 thumbs up!

Gloria said...

Oh my goodness, this was a cake?? I couldn't tell! The miniatures are so lovely, man, you have some kind of patience!

Now I think I should make a beer shaped cake for my man...but uh, I don't think I'd be sitting down to bother with the details and all.

That's it. I've decided. If you keep on churning out all the goodies, I'm reading you forever!

Cutie said...

su yin, u are genius. I'm seriously so jealous of how talented you are. Can you one day teach me how to make all this. Would love to learn all these skills. You are good!!!

WAN ZUHA ISHAK said...

OMG

Anonymous said...

tiny kimchee! sooo cute!!!

~mia

Home Baker said...

Hi,
I have been viewing your blog but never leave any comment...but this creation is really too cute and I want to let you know that you are indeed very talented in this area.

Cyndi

Wandering Chopsticks said...

I somehow stumbled upon your blog and I just have to give you a great big cheer. This is the most amazing cake ever! The detail is superb. Just simply amazing!

jiahui said...

very very nice!
i showed mummy, and she was v impressed too!

Forever Friend said...

Su Yin, again you amazed me with your creation.. they look lovely and cute. Am really amazed by how you make the miniatures!!! Really wonder if one can handmake them..

Bento Pet said...

Wow! You are just amazing! I love the miniatures you made. I buy 'plastic' ones to post on my blog but you make the real stuff!!

I wish I could order this from you!

Kelly said...

Wow. WOW! xD You're cakes amaze me! You're so inspirational! How did you begin learning to decorate such awesome awesome cakes? I'm a 15 year old girl who really loves to bake, but doesn't really know where to start for cake decorating. How long does each cake take? And any good tips?

Su-Yin said...

Oh wow...overwhelming...thanks guys...I'm glad everyone thinks the cake was cool...

ming: i might have fed you yucky play-doh food though! *giggle*

linda: it'll happen...one day..hehe :P

gloria: thats just too sweet! I love you already! LOL

cutie: I've had offers for classes...cant handle that right now..but it'll happen~...one day...LOL one day....

cyndi: it's real nice to finally hear from you :)

bentopet: I'll make an even 'cooler' cake if you make an order! I constantly improve...no 2 cakes I do are exactly the same..each one is better than the otther ;)

kelly: hmm I learnt making them from trial and error...books..and alot of wasted ingredients..LOL...try this website; its real helpful www.cakecentral.com :) I learnt lots from there! Each cake I do takes me fro say couple of hours to a few days...depends on the complexity of shape...and the detailing work.

sue said...

your love shines through! lucky friends!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING! U shd be a professional chef!! U are so talented, good for u~ Minty

owbEe said...

I happen to drop by your blog several months ago when I was searching for the meaning of saengil chukha hamnida. I was amazed with the cake so I tried to search for your blog again. And after a long search, I made it.

I love your cake, btw.

Is it okay if I post your cake in my blog? I will credit you of course.

Here's my blog:
http://mylinguistics.wordpress.com

Hope to hear from you.

owbEe said...

Thanks Su. I’ll be dropping by your blog often. :D

Btw, I've posted a link back to your site.

Thanks again.