April 18, 2008

From a simple beginning to a grand finish..

Hi my dear blog!
Miss me yet?
*laughs* Yes...I've been busy with school; getting to know new people and places; and loving my new kitchen aid of course.... wait a minute;... that doesn't mean I don't love you no more though; don't be upset my precious journal. I'm here now; that's all that matters :)
I have to show you what we've been doing in class recently!
Remember how I was excited about starting wedding cakes with Chef James this week?
Well.. it was AWeSOME!
He had us started with a small 9 inch cake tier; we layered it with flavoured buttercream; and boy was it yummY! I had mine is pistachio cream!We then learnt to fondant the layers to create a smooth and flat surface to begin our decorating. A flat white sugary canvas! I was thrilled to learn and pick up new techniques in covering cakes by watching my talented Chef drape over his fondant. He really is incredibly skilled. The Master!~A full day of flower making and petal dusting later... my handsome Chef showed us different styles of flower paste ribbons and basic decorating techniques. With just a tiny bit of ribbon and a pizza wheeler; he created a stylish birthday cake topped with orchids. It wasn't long before he had the whole class churning out beautiful and elegant cake designs.I was in awe...and clueless about all things 'ribbon-ny'. Its the little basic things and the minimalist designs that stump me the most. I attempted one ribbon; and went ahead with making something completely different with my cake.Chef James mustn't have been very happy with my inability to follow instructions. *sigh* I was sorry for not trying to stay on the guided path... my imagination and fingers often rule my spontaneous creations. I wish I had been more disciplined. There are times when people are expected to create; and times when they are expected to re-create. Its something I truly need to focus on differentiating.So what exactly is the deal with this 'Grand' finish I speak about on my title? Well; we're doing a full 3 tiered wedding cake next week! our assignment is to design one this weekend! I'm so excited!!

8 comments:

Lina said...

wow! Your class seems like so much fun. I would love to study cake decorating too. beautiful.

maRs said...

su yin! i've been following ur adventures for almost a year now! since my friend introed ur blog to me!

good luck and keep it up girl! woot! woot!! cant wait to see the wedding cake!!

felonghn said...

Hi Su, I'm Fiona from S'pore and this is the first time I'm writing to you though I've been quietly admiring you & your wonderful works for more than 8 months. So glad that you're enjoying your classes everyday. I'm sure you'll have great success when you return to Malaysia and start a baking school or bakery there. Also envy you for having the opportunity to follow your heart's desire (you have great parents).

All the best to you :)

Kerry said...

You cake looks beautiful! I can't wait to see your wedding cake :)
How do you get the pretty flowers/ribbon to stay on the side of the cake?
Good luck with the grand design :)

breadpitt said...

your creation looks lovely , and the wording and the template looks cute, waiting to see your 3 tier cake, have fun....

Anonymous said...

chef james, are you reading this? u're soooooo cute, can? :P

Anonymous said...

did you know that you're an entry in wikipedia?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suyin

cheers!

pinky said...

su yin how r u......i miss u lahhhh..been drooling away at all ur creations ur definately making my wedding cake i dont care how much it cost....i book u first...