Monday, October 27, 2008

**Strawberry Shortcake**

When I first started cake decorating, I had BIG dreams. I wanted to do cake sculpturing, transforming all things into cakes and creating out of this world designs. In pursuing this dream, I not only get professional help but also ended up buying lots of cake decorating books. I was very charged up........until I realised how much time is required to create a good cake *sigh*.

After so many months though I still have that dream (in smaller scale now), but the reality is I prefer to decorate character pan cakes. Character pan cakes are cakes baked using moulds shaped from popular TV or movie characters. After baking these cakes, what is required is to decorate them with various colour icing and...viola..the cake is ready.

I guess the reason why I like making these type of cakes is not much brain juice is required. Moreover the decorating part helps me to relax after a day's hard work. I supposed this is very similar to how most parents calm their toddlers down by getting them to colour characters from a Colouring Books.

Recently I had a request to do a Strawberry Shortcake cake. I was very excited, like a toddler being given a Colouring Book with a set of colour pencils.

And out of all the character pan cakes that I have baked thus far, this one is my favourite as it has my favourite colour........PINK.


The Caked Crusader said...

wow - I am not worthy! What a great cake.

Big Boys Oven said...

wow! it is so beautifully done. That is a lot of work, piping the cake one by one, it sounds like a lot of hard work, well done!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Well done! This cake is really gorgeous and what a beautiful array of colors!

Pureglutton said...

Lovely and cute cake - well done! I did cake deco course some years back too!

ganache-ganache said...

Hi, found your blog while browsing through Little Corner Of Mine. This cake is so pretty, very well piped !!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

Ling, this is my first time to visit your blog, and I have to you that you have some really wonderful things posted here. I especially love this Strawberry Shortcake cake. It reminds of the cakes I would get for my birthday when I was a kind. Beautiful work!

Ling's Passion said...

caked crusader : neither am I worthy.....your variety of cakes are amazing.

big boys : That why I am now all musles....ha..ha..ha

little corner : Ya, I love the colours, too.

pureglutton : Thanks for dropping by and welcome to the cake deco club.

ganache-ganache : Pop by your blog, your cakes are also very beautiful and creative.

jerri : Thanks for dropping by. Hope to 'see' you more often.

wmw said...

Ah, a sweet character from my childhood days...I'm that old, hahaha... So, you literally made a cake of Strawberry Shortcake :o) Lovely!

chumpman said...

Hi, my first visit here. The cake is very lovely, must be lots of work