March 3, 2009

Defining moments in every instance

4 tiers of delicious madness!
It gets tougher by the hour.Who would have imagined. My first wedding cake; of the month of March, on the 1st of March... is a full fledge 4 tier ALL cake white ginormous piece.
I've done cakes before; but I have to admit; this was the first time (out of pastry school) that I had something as big as this all to myself. It was as heavy as a person! I had to bake several days to finally finish all the tiers.
The bottom was 20 inches.
My workbench in my office is only 16 inches in width. How did i pull this off?
Honestly; I surprised myself! Haha; it's definitely made me lots more confident in terms of tackling more 'wedding' challenges ahead of me.The cake turned out pretty and I like what I had done with it. Sure; there could be a right angle here and there which I could have fixed; but dude....cut me some slack, its ALL REAL cake. No firm squared corner styrofoam business in this tall magnificent stack.
I am used to doing more of those; bottom foam - top cake ones which generally weigh less and are more 'fix-able' if you know what I mean. I'm the type to fuss of small little inconsistencies; so you can imagine how much this cake was killing me on the painful journey to it's completion! *laughs*Everyone at the venue had their heads turned in "WAahhss" as we entered steadily with cake in hand. We manuevered it gently onto the table and there it was; a beautiful cake amongst flowers and elegant fabric trimmings. It was probably my defining moment. I stepped back and took a good look at it again; yes. I was happy.
Defining moments?
I'm speaking about the 'moments' that make or break. The feelings, the actions or even sometimes just thoughts.
They are my favourite moments to watch! So much drama. All compacted into mere seconds which leave minds in scrambles and excitement. It's all about that thrill when you sense that overwhelming emotion!
My memory of most things are of these moments. Funny how some of us have too much going on to appreciate them.

Do share your moments of glory with me.
I'm sure everyone in their separate professions or passions have them.
I find them incredibly inspiring. The expression of pure satisfaction and pride in ones work/doing cannot be faked with a smile. It comes naturally as a generous glow from within.

Here are some of my personal favourites...
  • Watching a child devour a chocolate cupcake of mine with an innocent grin.
  • Having someone come up to me with a "Hello Su; I know you from your blog! Nice work"
  • Placing that last piece on a puzzle.
  • Topping my well 'built' lasagne with quality freshly grated mozarella
  • Pouring hot fudge over a scoop of icecream
.... shall stop here...I could go on forever! >.<

32 comments:

Jennywenny said...

Congratulations on another wonderful success to add to your long list!

PASTURKEY said...

Nice job...also real nt fake cake and 4 tier....waaaaaaaawwwwwww...nice design.....

cindy khor said...

that is really a gorgeous and magnificent cake...and the best part is every layer is edible... is it possible if you could tell me the price?? i would like to order from you when i get married :P (i'm dead serious here)

Kristen Kai said...

It is just georgeous!!! Wonderful Job!!! Kai

Carolina deWitte said...

Beautiful work. Could you 'sign' your picture so I can download it to my computer to save? Thanks. (I want to add it to 'ideas' for my daughter's wedding. I love the lacy white on white, and would like to show it to the cake designer here)

Lingzie said...

su this is magnificient!!! i've been stalking your blog for quite a long while now but have never left a comment. but this cake...i just had to say something when i saw it :)
it truly takes my breathe away! enjoy your defining moment. you've definitely earned it!

LifeBloom said...

The wedding gake is GORGEOUS with a capital G. Congrats on your new foray - wedding delectables!

Chef C said...

Lovely, Su! Wish you have taken more pictures of the cake from different angles. Would love to look at the details of the cake. Enjoy your creations, a lot, as always.

Anonymous said...

hi, I've been seeing your blog for long and all I've to say is unbelievable. It's adorable. By the way, I've found your pictures really nice. Could you share with me the mark of your digital and the lens you used as well. Thank you very much

FAMILY FIRST said...

Your entire team shd be proud of the success Delectable has achieved! And special congrats to you Su! And now I wonder how much that cake would have costs ... hmmm.

from my motorhome to yours said...

I just found your blog, I am so jealous I which I could make desserts like you,pam

deanacakes-kk Sabah,Malaysia said...

this is really pretty sue yin..

Esme said...

Congratulations-this looks great.

FFichiban said...

Woooowww well done indeed ^^! Looks so fabulous and too pretty to eat! (But I would succumb to its fluffy and tasty cakeyness)

Serendipity said...

Su, your cake is beautiful. I'm glad such a wonderful piece is your defining moment. My defining moment is at http://thatlittlecakeplace.blogspot.com/2009/01/snowflakes-and-cordials.html

Beautiful, simply beautiful!

Erin

Zahra said...

amazing cake!^^ keep up the good work!

dewi said...

That is a such a beautiful wedding cake. I like the design, simple yet elegant... reminded me so much of an expensive designer wedding gown.

Su, you have improve so much
*pat your head*.

Looking at your work just makes me jealous la, wish I have half your talents. ;>

Dewi

Lydia said...

Su Yin, that cake is a classic beauty! I love it! x

mingy said...

wow. what a beauty.

Essie said...

hello Su! I love your awesome baking!

In fact, I found it so cute I made a handphone theme out of it... it's not that awesome, but at least you know it's out there.

http://www.ownskin.com/theme_detail?t=ZRdY9d2S

here it is!

Tan agnes said...

it's a lovely piece su, it's so intricate & defining as you have said it. it's really a piece of art, just wonder how is it going to be cut ?

milkszhake said...

moments of glory..
when i went on a building site, and i had the painter to add a blue tint into his green paint because it was too yellow-green(sunny green it was called) ..
and voila..!! when he brushed it on an external wall.. the absolute perfect green i had in mind.. =O)

Mr9 said...

When I search for "cooking is my ..."
Google suggested "cooking is my passion" and I landed on your site!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5tXODF4of0

Shaquilla said...

Wow Su!! Another great job by you.... as mentioned in our email exchange, when r u coming down to Sg? Heheheh! Would love to meet up with ya & e rest of e bloggers too...

Nicole said...

So what was the trick to covering a 20inch? Did you stack on site? I just recently did one with a 14inch base and that was difficult enough to cover and I had to stack on site I could barely carry the 14inch alone. Well done!

Elizabeth said...

Very beautiful !!!!

Forever Princess said...

Wow! That's incredible, Su Yin!
Keep up your good work =)

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

Hi everyone!! thanks for leaving comments!
*jumps around with free hugs for everyone!**
hehe
It was real difficult to pull off; but im happy everyone appreciates it.

cindy: do write us an enquiry. su@delectable.com.my :) You should check out our business website too!
www.delectable.com.my

caroline: I've just put it up :)

anonymous: check out my about page for my blog :) there are details on my photography hardware! :D

essie: oh wow!! i didnt know you could do that! too cute :)
hehe

shaquilla: yeapyeap! looking forward to coming down to singapore sometime soon! I have orders for deliveries to singapore; that might be a good time :)

thanks for sharing your stories and support guys.

Love and kisses;
Su

Anonymous said...

Great baker, decorator and born writer!!! So happy for you. I'm from the Philippines., a mother of 4 boys and just a newbie in handling fondant...thanks for the tips & all. You're a sweet and considerate girl!! God bless...

Julia Tang said...

Your cake looks amazing...and I'm sure tastes great. All the best in your endeavours! I'll remember to holler when I ever need a wedding cake for my special day:-)

baking tai tai said...

very inspiring - I have no formal training and am hoping to do as well as you ;)
wish me luck! or better yet follow me?
if you need anyone to do flowers for any of the events you are asked to do, perhaps we could form an alliance? I promise not to promote my cakes when I work with you ;)

http://letsbemarry.blogspot.com
http://theflourist.blogspot.com

lil_pieces_of_heaven said...

Wow... beautiful.