by Sharon Wee
My weekends always seem to go by in a blur. I can’t remember what I used to do with all my spare time before I started cake decorating. People sometimes wonder how and why I do it… work a 8 hour day 5 days a week, get stressed and mentally exhausted at work only to return home and start baking, kneading icing and building models. But much like how some people look forward to the end of the work day when they can go home to watch their favourite TV show, meet up with their friends or go out for a drink, it’s the same exciting feeling at the end of each day when I get to go home and start decorating and thinking of ideas. Regardless of how tired I am or what a bad day I’ve had, everything just goes out the window when I start making little sugar models.

This weekend was one of those blink and you miss it weekends. I had a cake order from an ex-colleague for her son’s first birthday. She designed the invite and wanted me to make a cake with colours to match it.

The Invite…

The finished cake…

I totally under estimated the time it would take to make this cake! This is my first whimsical cake too, so I thought I had given myself some extra time at the end but it turned out, 5 hours later, at 4.30am on the day the cake was due, I was just finishing off and adding the details to the cake. Wow, I really learned about time management on this one, and the effects of practically no sleep (I brushed my teeth twice within an hour that morning!).

I was happy with whimsical cake and so was my ex-colleague. The colours she choose worked out really well with the whole design and theme. And of course, she knew exactly what she wanted in terms of design so it made it easier πŸ™‚ And a special mention to the boyfriend who was brave enough to help me carry the cake and was stressing out about driving slow, even more than I was, how sweet πŸ™‚

Some of Sharon's favourite tools

7 Comments on 1st Birthday Whimsical Cake

  1. Sarah
    May 4, 2009 at 10:34 am (10 years ago)

    This is adorable! Great job! How do you make the man hold the wire balloon. I always have a hard time getting it to hold the added weight. Thanks! gert003 at aol dot com

  2. YSLGuy
    May 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm (10 years ago)

    Great job! I really love the little animals, especially the elephant

  3. Sharon
    May 5, 2009 at 1:35 am (10 years ago)

    Thank you Sarah and YSLGuy πŸ™‚

    Sarah, I’ve emailed you about the wire balloon. Hope it helps!

  4. jen
    May 8, 2009 at 3:07 am (10 years ago)

    Cool cake!
    What do you use for the figurines? do you use gum trag or tylose?

  5. Sharon
    May 10, 2009 at 12:26 pm (10 years ago)

    Hi Jan, for the figures I use rolled icing mixed with a teeny amount of gum trag πŸ™‚

  6. Raquel
    May 16, 2013 at 3:40 am (6 years ago)

    wow! loved it, congrats

  7. Raquel
    May 16, 2013 at 3:42 am (6 years ago)

    love it, wow so much work, congrats Jen


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