Monday, February 28, 2011

When Deliveries Get Weird

Last week was my one of my busiest cake weeks but the cake below had the funniest delivery story of them all.

I have delivered quite a few wedding cakes to hotels and venues over the years but almost having the cake delivered to the bride and groom's hotel room has got to be a first.

The lovely bride did warn me a couple of weeks ago that this particular hotel was pretty disorganised... When we pulled up to the lobby, just a couple of hours before the wedding they told me the room was not yet ready. I did think it was odd considering that this was a pretty big wedding. But then after more waiting and phone calls the supervisor came out and told me that the room was not yet ready but I could go in to set up the cake. However, the concierge will be escorting me up and staying with me the whole time and would have to escort me back out. At this point I thought they were being a little tight on security... oh well...

Then as we got off on the 12th floor and as the concierge was helping me trolley this 5 tier cake down the narrow hotel halls, it finally hit me that we were not going in the right direction. It turns out the concierge had been given instructions to bring me and the cake to the bride and groom's hotel room.... and they wanted me to set up the cake there. Who in their right mind would think that this 5 tier wedding cake should be set up in a hotel room? I could not stop giggling about this because all I could think about was the bride and groom walking into their room to find the cake set up on their table.

Eventually after another phone call we were directed back to the proper function room where everything was already set up, the cake fitted right in and the wedding co-ordinator was switched on. All in all, it was a pretty funny ending to a stressful week!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

What Inspires You?

I love when I see something and inspiration hits and I can envision it straight away on a cake...

The ruffles on the bride's dress inspired this cake below...

The drawing on the Christening invite above becomes the below...

 I love these cakes the most :) So what inspires you?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sharon Wee Creations - Episode 1 - An Introduction

So one of the things I wanted to try out this year was video blogging... be patient with me, this is my first time filming myself and editing it :) It's a bit weird seeing myself on video... I'm surprised that's how I really sound!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Cute and Easy Cupcake Topper Tutorial

Short of time to make something special for Valentines day? Me too! I had grand plans of making macaroons with heart shapes coming out of a cupcake but cakes got in the way. So instead I came up with this tutorial for making cute little cupcake toppers which are easy peasy and can quickly be put on top of any cupcake. 

If you are using butter cream, the toppers can be made in advance and left to dry. If you are covering the cupcake with fondant, then you'll have to make them fresh.

I made my favourite Red Velvet cupcake recipe with cream cheese frosting. These are so yummy I bet I could eat them all in one sitting (no, I have not tried!).

For Cupcake Toppers You'll Need:

- 1 set of circle cutters
- 1 small heart shape cutter
- Yellow, dark and light brown, black, pink, blue and white icing
- 1 blossom cutter (optional)
- Black food colouring pen
- Stitching tool

Bear Topper

Roll out the dark brown icing and cut out a larger circle.

Roll out the light brown icing and cut out a smaller circle.

With the stitching tool, run a stitched line down the middle of the dark brown circle.

Using water, attach the light brown circle on top of the dark brown circle.

Roll a bit of black icing into a ball and attach it with water to where the stitch meets the light brown icing. Then using the side of a blossom cutter, imprint the smile in at an angle.

Roll 2 dark brown balls and using water attach them to the teddy. Then using a balling tool, or your fingers, press down.

Love Bees

Roll a ball of icing into an oval shape, like below.

Let them harden for awhile and then using an edible food pen, mark the stripes.

For the wings, roll some white icing into a tear drop shape and then press to flatten. You'll need 2 per bee.

Attach to the bees with a little water. Be careful to avoid the stripes on the bee (the water will make it bleed). Then use the food marker to mark the eyes.

Roll out some additional icing and cut out the heart shapes.

And that's it! Cute but simple toppers that can be used this Valentines Day or for any occasion really :)

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