Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cake for the Cycling Enthusiast

Made this cake for a boss who was leaving.

The bicycle was the most difficult part of the cake. It fell apart in multiple places and I just tried to stick it together.

I made the bicycle parts two days in advance. Here, the parts are drying. For the frame, I used spaghetti inside the gumpaste to help keep its shape.

Parts assembled.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Princess Party!!

Samantha celebrated her 5th birthday recently. She was trying to decide between a princess or fairy themed party and was still flip flopping two weeks before the party. Finally settled for a princess theme. With the help of my two very talented couple friends, we had a beautiful party. It was such hard work, but lots of memories. Did many things that I had never done before and visited places that I had never been before. Thanks to Kris and Andrew who helped with the beautiful decorations and thanks to MIL and hubby for all the delicious home cooked food.

Here are some pictures from the party.

The princess of the party, dressed up as Belle. Gown lovingly altered by talented Grandma. Together with some of her princess friends.

My other princess came as a ballerina. I love this pic! Taken by my professional photographer friend! (THANKS, YH!)

My boy, a prince (a sloppy one at that) in a home-made cape. I made capes for all the little boys too.

Princess wands were gifts to all the girls at the party.

Now, the decorations.

A castle backdrop. Drawn, cut, and painted by hand. Many nights of hardwork from Andrew.

The children seated at a long table in front of the castle.

The 'better than my wedding' part - each chair tied with lovely chair back, done by talented Kris while I stared in awe. (ok, I tried to help too).

We also have lovely decorations hanging from the ceiling. We had the pictures printed, cut, pasted then hung.

The children played games like Guess the Jelly beans and Kiss the Frog Prince/Princess.

Finally, my cake.

A million thanks to Kris and Andrew, for being so generous with ideas and help. Kris, for bringing me from bedok to middle road to arab street and opening my eyes to so many possibilities. I had so much fun. I can hardly wait for the next party. :-)