Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cupcakes for Kebon Klapa's Ground Breaking

In conjunction with the ground breaking ceremony of the upcoming Kebon Klapa Restaurant at Jl Panjang, I made a few mini cupcakes as souvenirs for the guests who came. The restaurant is going to be a comfy garden restaurant that has both indoor and outdoor seating. The plan is for the restaurant to open for breakfast, lunch, tea time, and dinner with different types of food depending on the time of day.

The main attraction for the restaurant will be its massive garden with beautiful landscape, live music, and of course, AMAZING food. The food theme for the day will be Indonesian food and seafood for the night. They had a food testing session the other day and the Rojak Fish is to die for!! The black pepper crab and the oatmeal tiger prawns are just as amazing! Their homemade tofu is so smooth and silky. *Sllrrppp...*

I am really excited about this restaurant and I will definitely give another update for this restaurant's opening.

I made yellow butter cupcakes for these with vanilla IMBC. Thankfully the cupcakes were able to withstand Jakarta's heat and still taste yummy. Since the restaurant's show stoppers are mostly seafood, I had an Under the Sea theme for the cupcakes. There is, however, one off theme cupcake: the fried chicken cupcake! I added it just because I think it looks cute. :p

So if you are in Jakarta and you feel like ordering some cupcakes, give me a call! :p Or leave a comment...


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sexy Lingerie Cake

If it weren't for my sister, I wouldn't have made this cake. She was the one who pushed for me to take this cake order. Otherwise, I would never had made a sculpted cake. Thanks, De! :)

I also need to thank my friend Kim who was the first person to tell me to make erotic cakes. :p Although this cake is mild, it's the start of an idea that Kim had told me. Thanks, Kim! :)

Even though I really enjoy baking and making creations in my kitchen, I don't really have the creativity to decorate my cakes. But with the help of Alvin, I managed to pull this one through. Thanks, babe! :)

This cake has a story of its own too. My sister told me that her friend's getting married and they're throwing a bachelorette party for her. They wanted to have a lingerie cake for the event and so I made this cake. However, I made a white velvet cake with vanilla buttercream - not knowing that the bride-to-be is more of a chocolate person.

Once again, because I don't really have confidence in the cake I had made complementary banana cupcakes to accompany the cake. I covered it with fondant and decorated it with hearts. :) After all the cake and banana cupcakes were ready to go, I called my sister to pick them up.

My sister then asked, "Ci, these are chocolate cakes right?"

I said, "No... the cake is vanilla and the cupcakes are bananas"

She said, "Err... but my friend likes chocolate cake"

And there I am without anything chocolatey for the bride-to-be. So I rushed to make these chocolate cupcakes to further complement the cake and the banana cupcakes. LOL

Although I had to work a LOT for this cake, I was glad that the cake actually looked like a lingerie and both cupcakes were well-received. :)