by Sharon Wee

Sometimes when I daydream, I like to reflect on what I have done.

9 years ago, I arrived in Sydney afraid but also excited about starting my uni lifestyle. During my 5 years at uni, I baked most of the birthday cakes for my friends. Some were nice and some were sloppy, but they were always well received and made the birthday boy/girl happy.

Then, about 3 years ago, I decided I needed something interesting to do with my life, so I took a beginners cake decorating course. I learned all bout rolled icing/fondant and I was hooked! It was so much fun. And so I started making little models and discovered that there is a vast amount of information and pictures online, Cake Central was my daily bible!

After some time, my friends kept telling me that I should sell my cakes. At first I wasn’t sure… who would want to buy a cake from me? Nonetheless, my friends were all very encouraging, and when I finally decided to do it for ‘real’ they were quick to tell everyone and also place orders of their own.

Why am I blabbering on? Well, my Creations are going to be in a magazine next month! I’m so excited and so grateful because I’ve never had this kind of opportunity before. If you had told me 3 years ago when I was first discovering this new passion that I would one day have an opportunity to have some of my work appear in a magazine I would have not believed a word of it! I consider this to be a major milestone for my creations… So whenever I get one of those, I like to take the time to reflect on how far I’ve come and consider how much further I have to go…

The theme was Teddy Bears Picnic and it will be appearing in the Aug issue of Shop for Kids magazine. I made a bunch of stuff, but for now I’m not sure exactly what will be appearing in there…

Cookies…

Cupcakes for a teddy bears picnic


Little buzzy bee…

Cake and cupcakes…

Some of Sharon's favourite tools

14 Comments on Time for Teddy Bears to have their Picnic

  1. Chocolate
    July 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm (8 years ago)

    You deserve to be successful, your work is great. What is your ultimate goal re a full time career in baking?

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  2. apparentlyjessy
    July 19, 2009 at 12:34 pm (8 years ago)

    I haven’t seen such cute adorable cookies for a long time! You are so skilled with fondant! I adore the little caterpillars!

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  3. caronae
    July 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Everything is absolutely adorable! Congrats on the magazine!

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  4. Kat
    July 19, 2009 at 9:51 pm (8 years ago)

    Congratulations! what a great achievement. You must be so proud. You do beautiful work so you deserve it!

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  5. Jennifer Richins
    July 19, 2009 at 10:39 pm (8 years ago)

    Love it! All of the designs are so much fun. Congratulations.

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  6. TheFancyLadyGourmet
    July 20, 2009 at 3:09 am (8 years ago)

    wow congrats these are so beautiful your so talented!

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  7. LadybugLuggage
    July 21, 2009 at 4:16 am (8 years ago)

    Sharon,

    WONDERFUL, I love your work.

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  8. clekitty
    July 22, 2009 at 2:40 am (8 years ago)

    These are absolutely adorable! Congratulations on being featured in a magazine. I am sure everyone will fall in love with your creations πŸ˜€

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  9. Sharon
    July 22, 2009 at 5:33 am (8 years ago)

    Thank you everyone for your support and kind words πŸ™‚

    Chocolate – my aim at the moment is to be doing this full time, hopfully I will be able to do that one day! I visited your blog too, hope business goes well for you πŸ™‚

    apparentlyjessy – Thank you for your support!

    Caronae, Kat, Jennifer, Thefancyladygourmet, ladybugluggage, clekitty – Thank you! I am super excited and kind of nervous the same time… I don’t know how the photos turned out and I don’t know what will be featured! I’ll let you all know as soon as it comes out πŸ™‚

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  10. lyndsay
    July 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm (8 years ago)

    wow!!! so cute!! found you through zen cupcake. love those little watermelons!!

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  11. ButtermilkC
    August 31, 2009 at 7:59 am (8 years ago)

    Your bees are so adorable! Do you also hold cookie decorating classes? πŸ™‚

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  12. Sharon
    September 4, 2009 at 1:38 am (8 years ago)

    Thank you Lyndsay!

    ButtermilkC – I can hold cookie decorating classes… Drop me an email (creations@sharonwee.com.au) or give me a call and we can work out what kind of class would best suit you.

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  13. Moonstone
    November 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm (7 years ago)

    When you take your photos of your beautiful creations, is that paper you have in background??? Like the pink spotty ones for the teddy bear’s picnic, etc?

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