Hi Friends ! Its has been a long spell of inactivity...office work, new year works, an official trip to India and academic pursuit are keeping me busy and I have not been able to make cakes, as often as I would have liked too. Was busy with my proposal for Phd and finally received my admission at University of South Africa. These are some of the cakes that I made for some friends from Gaborone, who I could not refuse, especially for kids, who were celebrating their birthdays. Will continue to learn and indulge in creativity.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Saturday, January 19, 2013
This dress cake was for my friend's daughter who was turning One. The theme of this cake was based on the dress that she wore in the evening. It was new learning of the process on how to shape the profile of the cake - three eggless cakes of flavours of chocolate and vanilla with white chocolate ganache.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Saturday, November 24, 2012
This wedding cake was made for a couple from Gaborone whose wedding theme was shade of yellow with an off white background. An interesting challenge to place roses on the fruitcakes with fragile petals snugged and tucked between themselves. Every cake that I make teaches me so much more that in fact, each cake is always different from the earlier one
Saturday, October 13, 2012
This four tier cake has an interesting story. The bride and groom from Gaborone wanted two wedding cakes of the same design and content - fruit cake with two chocolate cakes and one caramel cake. The first wedding cake was for Gaborone and the other one for Serowe. During the initial celebration, the top three layers were served and then i worked again on the base fruit cake to add new chocolate and caramel cakes. You can see the difference in the ferns that i decorated on the side of the cakes and made fresh bunch of arum lilies for the next cake. Interesting learnings.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
This four tier cake has interesting elements that were requested by the bride and groom from Gaborone - all fruit cakes that are square and round, large bows that make a statement and couple of roses with initials! I accepted to fulfill the promise and wow! the cake required two persons to carry it. The wedding theme was white.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
This wedding anniversary cake was made for a couple in Gaborone who wanted to celebrate their parent's marriage anniversary. We discussed everything online of the idea of how the cake should look like - the cherished photograph of their parents when they were young and had taken the eternal vow and how to create that moment ! The theme crystallised as a suitcase with the book on top with their photograph and the verse and roses. I loved making the cake and the delicate heart shaped wine glasses with nestled up roses and feel so honoured to have added to the joy.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
14 August 2012: Today i celebrate my five years on blogspehere, the space i created in 2007. When i look back, i see my passion have grown, yearning to learn more and more...made more than 100 wedding cakes, made more than 100 other special occassion cakes and yet, everytime i am asked to make a cake, there are still newer ways of doing things, in search of perfection and be humbled by experience. Making different hues, playing with texture, maturing cake mix, the aroma that fills the house when baking the cake...to see smile on face when cake is delivered .....joie de vivre !
This set of cakes was made for a beautiful couple whose wedding theme was yellow and blue.
Monday, June 11, 2012
These three celebrations cakes were made recently for three families in Gaborone. The purse cake was vanilla cake with white chocolate ganache, the doll cake was eggless vanilla cake with white chocolate ganache and the pirate ship was a rich chocolate cake. It was fun doing them at a short notice !
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Hi to everyone.This is my second post this year. My year-end break went over December to January to India, where nostalgia and merry-making with relatives and friends took me to different parts of India. Came back and got engrossed in University works and you know, time is never enough! Nevertheless, here am i with some posts to show that am still an active blogger and shall remain so.These wedding cakes were made for couples from Gaborone, whose wedding themes were purple and white. Both the cakes were fruit cakes.