MyCupKates

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

30th Birthday Cake & Merry Christmas!!


Happy 30th birthday,Stephen!

He loves a car, F1 and basketball.. Everything he loves is in this one special cake for his 30th birthday.
The cake is 8inch vanilla cake filled with dark chocolate ganache. 
The weather these days(constant showers & thunder in hot Summer!!) in Sydney has been very challenging to work on cakes like this.
Especially, ganache doesn't hold its shape quick in the humid & hot weather 
so for the first time, I found it very difficult just to cover the cake with fondant.


I'm so glad that I was able to finish the cake despite of the bad weather
 and someone is going to get the special birthday cake for himself 
& to celebrate his 30th with his family & friends.

I'm now 8 months pregnant and my tummy is growing very fast recently. 
I guess it could be my last cake of 2014.
 I still got lots of things to prepare for my new bub on the way.. 
My 4 years-old daughter is very excited to meet her little sister( yes, it's a girl!)
The next year is going to be more exciting than ever!!( and harder, I guess.. wish me luck!)

Merry Christmas,everyone & Happy New Year!!
xoxo

From Kate


Wednesday, 19 November 2014

STAR WARS LEGO CAKE


 To be honest, I've never watched the movie "Star Wars" so I had no clue who's who..
The cake made me study about characters of Star Wars & Star Wars Lego..

 The character I made is Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader & O Be Wan Kenobi. I had fun painting lego figurines.. As soon as I started painting each character, it looked more and more like lego figurines.

 It's 8inch chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache which is my favourite.


 I hope James had lots of fun at his birthday party with his friends. Over the past few years, I've made his cakes and found his favourite characters always changing. His second birthday cake was Disney cars and he had the Toy story cake for his third birthday. Now, he's more into "Boy-ish stuff" How amazing!
 My daughter's into Snow White lately and it's no surprise to see her changing her mind in a few weeks to Elsa(again!) or Sleeping beauty,etc. She wanted to have Frozen cake for her fifth birthday (still long way to go..) before but now she wants Snow White cake so I better be ready for every possible chance my daughter might feel like until her birthday next year. It's the beauty of kids..They love everything!

Happy 5th Birthday,James !!


Friday, 7 November 2014

Air plane cake


 My nephew turned 1 year-old and I made him this cute air plane cake. I found similar designs like mine and It looked very popular and so adorable & perfect for Myles' birthday. Besides, you can not go wrong with sky blue & red colours together. I love love love the colour combination..anything could be forgiven even if you make a little mistake;) 
 It's a 6-inch chocolate cake filled with citrus lemon butter cream. I extended the height of the cake a little bit more (added another layer of the cake) than usual.



 I also made red velvet cupcakes for Myles. I love preparing cupcakes for any kind of dessert tables because my guests can take it home with them.
 I was so glad that everybody loved the cake and cupcakes and by the time the party was over, they were gone!
 People sometimes asked me, " How can I cut the cake? It's too cute to cut it!"
but trust me, it's even better after you cut it..

Happy 1st birthday, Myles;)