February 27, 2009

A Parcel for Steve

Havn't done one of these in awhile.
Sculpted cakes are probably my favourite cakes to do. The fact that they turn out not looking like cake seem to amuse everyone; including myself! Hehe I always start off with a sketch and then scrape and dig away till it begins to look right.
This was one of the rare "2 day notice cakes" that I decide to take on as a challenge.
It started as just your regular 'corporate' cake; I decided "Hey~ Why not?"
A couple hours later, from 20 servings it became 30...and then 50...we began revising the design and having more and more ideas; a day later, I'm stuck with this exciting project I cant wait to work on! Funny how things are sometimes.Airbrushed and sculpted pieces are so rare! Haha i suppose people are turned off by its price tag everytime i propose a design quote. >.< Has anyone picked up where this cake was headed?
It was designed for a well loved leading engineer at Weatherford Malaysia. I suppose they deal with lots of drilling and mining; hence the idea of an edible drillers hat. I thought it would be cool to have a little attached sticker on the parcel addressed to him. Of course I had to tear it on purpose and stick it together again just for an extra douse of Su's charm. *giggle*

17 comments:

Johyeon said...

these are the cakes that make me smile, koz they have ur own style, your own lil' touch.
just like diamonds they are rare but every1 is so amazing!

cindy khor said...

that's a really beautiful cake... so much detail had been added into it...

Ashley said...

Oh wow! So neat! :)
You are so great at what you do!
I came across your blog I guess around December, & have yet to leave a comment! (I haven't been able due to crashed computers! haha)
I just love seeing the amazing work you do!

bigspoonbakery said...

Awesome!
Sculpted cakes are my least favourite to do, especially the 2-day notice cakes. I love the mailing label too... clever!

Maria said...

Just found your blog. Love it. Everything is beautiful here!

Homecooked said...

This is so beautiful! This is your niche Su :)

Anonymous said...

I have been following through your journal since your uni days in Australia. And it is amazing to see your growth as a person who loves baking. Keep going and create wonderful ideas.

missklicious said...

I never tire of seeing the amazing creations you come up with!!

susiebedroom said...

WOW! the cake looks amazing, su! i immediately recognized the red W logo the moment i saw it.

my dad has been working for weatherford since the day i was born. he's based in sg though.

lucky mr. steve to get such a wonderful cake =)

Eve said...

Haha @ that little tear. This cake is so cute XD

Lilia said...

I love the way you made the fondant seem a bit rustic and grainy. I heard lots of difficulty working with fondant, haven't try it, but maybe someday. Where did you buy your stuff for fondant decoration in Sydney?

Angela said...

Your cake looks amazing! I wish i could make something like that! Oh and if i were to receive a cake like that for my birthday, i would just faint! =)

Jude said...

The attention to detail is so amazing. Glad to have found your blog on Twitter! :)

Amy Tay said...

this is incredible su!!! cant wait to see what you've got up your sleeve for our wedding cupcakes xx

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Very very creative! I like the small details of this cake!...The torn letter taped on the cake parcel...very artistic! I admire your work, Su! Keep it up! :-)

chumpman said...

This is amazing ! I deeply impressed by your talent and creativity !

pthieu said...

A work of art! Awesome