April 10, 2009

Travelling Penguins

These little guys made their way from Su's Malaysian design studio all the way to Perth Australia!
Toppers for a wedding by request of a dear friend who was persistent to get an adorable cake done by yours truly. *grin*Unfortunately; Australia is pretty strict with bringing in food items and organic material; to carry a CAKE over the customs border would be pushing it. We opted to just attempt carrying past sugar sculpted creatures instead. I packed little accessories and ready made pieces for her to attach to her cakes and cupcakes. My babies got a cushy ride in balls of tissue stuffed into egg carton shells! I bet the bride had a fun time being creative with these!
I was a little weary about the custom officers tearing my adorable little friends apart; and so I made a couple of extra ones to have enough for them to 'sacrifice' or to quarantine.
Well... apparently everything went well; and with the help of a guest from the wedding; her penguins got to their rightful home intact and secure. It was funny, she mentioned how her friends and the groom screamed with excitement when they saw the cute tiny penguins! I haven't received pictures from them; but am definitely looking forward to seeing how they turned out.
She said my penguins saved the day.
Well.. they definitely made mine :)

17 comments:

Asianmommy said...

OMG--they're adorable!

EADotCom said...

Super duper work and so expressive too!

Leonard Loh said...

HOLY MOSES!

They are freaking cute!!!!

Hope they don't melt in M'sia!

Cheryl Yew said...

omg, sooo cute.....

Anonymous said...

As the bridesmaid of the wedding, it was really cute and everyone scrambled for it at the reception...it was lovely....I got one myself as a memoir of their lovely day....

Marsha M said...

i am new here. and OMG!!!! the penguins are sooooooo cute!!!!

Anonymous said...

wah, sooo cute... I came across ur blog when I was looking for SMB related things and ur site was one that i came across and I've been coming back since! I love your blog and i wish you the best of luck!

nopham said...

They're the cutest! and you're the greatest!

canDIshhh said...

They're so cuuuuuuuute!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Su... nice meeting you on Sunday. I'm the one who bought your cup cakes with my little boy who was asking for your marshmallows.

Do you mind if I ask you: What camera and lens did you use for your penguin photos? I love the bokeh... Very pretty.

rumtum tigger said...

Hey, your penguins are so adorable!! I wouldnt eat them if I were them.
u're really good in those little figurines.. very detailed =)


good luck in your new business venture and when i get my ass back to KL, i would definitely pay ur pretty shop a visit.

all the best from perth!

globe trotting foodie said...

total cuteness! did they make it to perth alright? passed custom clearance ok?

Killer Penguin said...

OMG!!!
PENGUINS!!!
SO ADORABLE!!!

C said...

omg! so adorable!!!!!
i wish i could have some! :)

Jean said...

Did you make these fo Vanessa Goh's wedding?

Mars said...

Hello Su, I stumbled upon your blog by accident while googling "Onde-onde"! If I were in Malaysia or Singapore, I would have booked you for my wedding!!!! Unfortunately, I am stuck double-down under in NZ. :( Nevermind, perhaps one day.
Thank you for sharing all the prettiness & beauty on your blog. I'm lousy with cake baking but I work with paper crafts as a hobby so seeing your creations makes my heart so happy!
Fi

Sandra Louis said...

Hi Su,

I am so amazed when I read this post. I can't imagine how the penguins got transported all the way down under and still remain intact... They are so cute!!! All the best and hope to see more of you in the cake world... U r an inspiration to the rest of us...