Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Little problem

Hi peeps,


It's been a while since I uploaded photos here, as I have been very busy with cake orders, kids' school holidays and plus mum who always helps me is away at the moment.


I found a problem though with uploading pictures here on BlogSpot. I'm not sure if it's because BlogSpot is doing some upgrades, or it's my account that has been deleted??? If anyone can see this post, will you be kindly leave a comment?


Thank you :) I will try contacting the admin. Though not too sure how, as I'm not so computer savvy :(




Novita :))

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Suitcase Cake


This Suitcase Cake was made for Cloud, who turned 1. What a unique name, and I guess the theme really suits him :) A suitcase with a plane on top :) It was a red velvet cake with cream cheese fillings. She said everyone complimented the cake and it was the best first birthday cake!

Monday, 26 May 2014

Stripes and bow

This is a Dark Chocolate Mud Cake that I made for people at my church, who celebrated their birthdays in May. It took pretty long to do the stripes, but was happy with the result :)

Sunday, 18 May 2014

2 Tier Wedding Cake with Camellia Roses

I had a private lesson with Patricia from Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes Sydney on the weekend. I had been so excited to learn from her, as she is the master of sugar flowers. I loved how I'm finally able to make this 2 tiered wedding cake, with perfect and smooth sharp edge, lustred finish, and also these big camellia roses were really stunning! I never thought I could accomplish this, but I did it! Yay..:)
 
 

Frozen themed Cake

Frozen is a very popular theme at the moment. This was ordered by a girl who had her party here in Melbourne. All the figurines were real toys, so she can bring to her home country :) It was a white choc mud with white chocolate ganache.


Gift Box with Embroidery Lace

I made this cake especially for my sister's birthday. Been wanting to try doing the embroidery lace, and it turned out pretty well. It was all lustred with pearl dust. The cake was green tea sponge with vanilla smbc.










Sunday, 27 April 2014

Basketball Cake and Cupcakes

The client asked me to create this basketball cake design, which she found on the internet. I'm not sure where the original design was from. I use a ball pan for the cake. It was a chocolate cake with dark choc ganache. The net is quite hard to make. I attempted a few times, as it broke quite easily. But it worked at the end with the help of my creative sister of MossyJojo. The cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes with traditional buttercream. The client, the birthday boy and the guests said it was beautiful! :)

April Non Fondant Cakes

This was a 10 inch square Lapis Surabaya cake with cheddar cheese on top, and covered in Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Purple ribbon made it looking gorgeous, perfect for special occasions, such as Birthdays, Valentine's or Mother's Day.

This was a mocha sponge with dark chocolate ganache, I added mocha smbc and some maltesers on top :)

Monster cake

There is no name for these monster characters. The client gave me freedom to make cute monsters with cute eyes, hair, teeth and hands. So these were what I came up with. I made this sort of cake design last year in yellow, and she wanted it in green. The client said the cake was awesome. It was a dark chocolate mud with dark choc ganache.  

Hello Kitty Cake


This was my biggest attempt of RKT figurine. The hello kitty itself was about 35 cm. Together with the cake, it was very close to 50cm, so it couldn't fit into the boot. Thankfully it always fits in the passenger seat. Poor client, she had to drive real slow. Lol...


I had fun making this cake. My client wanted a big standing Hello Kitty on top. So, she was really happy she got what she wanted :) She also asked for hearts and flowers around the cake. It was a 10 inch white choc mud in 4 layers and filled with white choc ganache. She said it was really yummy!

Thomas the tank engine Cake

This cake was made for Rafael who turned 2. The design was made to match the invitation. Baloons and buntings, and trains of course :) James and Percy was handcut. I made the thomas from part fondant and part styro. It was a Lapis Surabaya cake. The client said it was really delicious!
 

Little Pony Cake and Cupcakes

Made this 2 tier cake for a long time friend's daughter. Sally loved Little Pony. So I created these cute ponies with rainbow ruffles, which suit her party theme. Bottom tier was mocha sponge with dark choc ganache, top tier was red velvet with cream cheese. They were really happy with the cake and said it was a really delicious cake :)

These cupcakes toppers were handcut one by one. Took me quite long to make the pony faces, but happy with the results :) It was a red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese.

Minecraft Cake

Minecraft is very popular nowadays. My kids also loved it! This cake was for my kids' bestfriend. He wanted a diamond ore and some minecraft real figurines on top. It was a dark choc mud with dark chocolate ganache.

Shimajiro Cake

Apparently I have never seen these cartoon characters, but my client told me they are called Shimajiros. Looked pretty cute, however quite fiddly to make. But I had fun and best of all the client was happy with the cake :) It was Red Velvet Cake filled with cream cheese frosting.

Hoot Cake

This cake was inspired by Simply Cake Melbourne. The client wanted to have exactly the same design, so I asked permission from Evi, the owner of Simply Cake Melbourne. She's always kind and generous, she even told me where to get the styro ball for the hoot :)

It was a white choc mud with white chocolate ganache. The client was really happy with the cake and sent me a thank you note, which was really brightened my day!

Buttercream Cakes

It was a cake I made for special people at my church, who celebrated their birthdays in March. The flavour was mocha sponge with dark choc ganache filling and the outside was vanilla SMBC.

Made this for my mum's 60th Birthday. That week I was very busy, but still wanted to make a special cake for my lovely mum. So I came up with this simple ruffles cake, topped with fresh roses :)

My first dessert table - Valentine's Day High Tea

This was the first dessert table I created for a woman fellowship group, called West Friendship Club. We celebrated Valentine's Day together and it was held in our church building in Tarneit. I made the sandwiches, cake and cupcakes. Some other ladies brought many yummy treats, such as custard profiterols, mini valentine's biscuits, salmon pies, rissoles, marsmellow pops and many more. The event went really well.

 
Ombre Strawberry Sponge filled with fresh strawberries and SMBC. I love fresh roses on the cake. They look gorgeous!

 
Cupcakes are red velvet with cream cheese and mini hearts :)

To view more photos of the dessert table, head on to our facebook page:
www.facebook.com/heavenlydlights


Friday, 14 February 2014

Let's Get Personal

I feel like to introduce myself :) I know it's a bit late. But I just realised that I haven't really told you how I end up in this cake decorating world. I hope my story can inspire some people, who might feel it is impossible to do something 'useful'. But remember, if I can...then you can! Happy reading :) xoxo


I was a full time mother of 3 boys aged 9, 6 and 2 yo before i started a business. People who knew me for a long time couldn't believe that i could really do this. You might wonder what kind of business i'm talking about? Let me take you to the time, long before it all started.

I always had a passion for cooking. That was why i took a diploma degree for Hospitality. Not long after I graduated, i was called to work at a Japanese Restaurant in CBD area, although my dream was to be an owner of a restaurant or cafe. Who would reject a position when you desperately look for a job, right?! I was working there for a year then I got pregnant :(

My husband and I decided that family came first before money. So i had been a stay at home mum from my first pregnancy up to third one. Who would have thought i'd have so many kids?! Lol...

Every year when we celebrated our kids' birthdays, my sister always made birthday cakes for my 3 boys.  How lucky i was :) However...when my second son nearly turned 6yo in September 2011, my sis told me she could no longer make cakes for my kids, as she was heavily pregnant at the time with the 2nd child.

That time i thought, how i wished she didn't fall pregnant ;p But i believe everything happens for a reason. My sis told me i should start learning to make cakes as i have 3 kids and my kids would be proud of me big time. I suddenly had the enthusiasm :) i really wanted to make a special cake for my son's 6th birthday.

So just within a week, I started learning how to make a cake using fondant (rolled sugar paste), i watched a few tutorials on Youtube and asked lots of questions to my sis :) i made Ethan a rectangle Spongebob Cake with hands and feet. Pretty simple, but Ethan made a really encouraging comment. He said to me in the morning when he saw his cake, "Mommy, this is the best birthday cake i have ever seen!" How sweet of him :) I then also made a birthday cake with an animal farm theme for my 3rd child in November 2011.

Just a month later, a friend who saw my creation on facebook asked if she could order a cake. I started with a very low price, just to cover the material costs. Then another friend ordered. After about 3 orders, i had an idea to make it as a proper business. I created a business name: Heavenly D'lights, a facebook page, a logo and business cards, which were also designed by my artistic sista.

As i mentioned earlier, people who knew me for a long time must be in doubt about me doing this business. Take note, I never liked sweets, i have never been an artistic person and i hardly made one successful cake! Even myself couldn't believe sometimes, how on earth i become a cake maker. Truly it is a miracle :)

In February 2012, i registered the business and i officially became an entrepreneur. Since we opened, the business has been a fast growing and a high demanded home based cake maker. I even had to turn down orders from time to time, as i could only take several numbers of orders every week.

Now i love my job!!! Although it is a hard and very time consuming job (baking the cake, levelling, filling, covering and decorating with fondant figurines), I can wow people when they pick up the cakes. It is a very rewarding feeling ;)

My business Heavenly D'lights is based in Melbourne and it specialises in fondant cakes and cupcakes for any occasions. I'm proud to tell you that one of my cakes were featured in Cake Masters Magazine on Best of 2012 and another cake also won a Cakeriffic Expo Prize 2013 for Professional Baker Category. Thank you for your time reading my story and don't forget to Like and follow :) xo

Facebook: www.facebook.com/heavenlydlights
Website: www.heavenlydlightscreations.blogspot.com
Instagram: #heavenlydlightsmelbourne

Wedding Cake with Sugar Flowers

This was my first attempt making Sugar Roses and Hydrangeas for a Wedding. I loved how this cake turned out. The bride and the groom's wedding theme was supposed to be purple. However, a few days before the wedding day, most of the room decorations were in pink. Not purple! This was because the bride's family came from overseas, and they decided on the decorations...ooppss!!! I was in quite a shocked, as the flowers were already made in purple.

I quickly made the roses buds in soft pink and luckily I had a 'purply pinkish' ribbon to add on top of the purple ribbon. The wedding turned out to be such a beautiful wedding with mixture of purple and pink. And of course my cake, turned out to be really suitable with the theme :)

The top tier was a Layered Sponge Cake with Rum and had the embroidery effects all around. And the bottom tier was dark choc mud. Happy Wedding to my Bride and Groom xo

Pikachu Cake

The parent of this birthday girl is really unique and creative, I guess. She wanted specifically a Pikachu figurine, wearing a minion overall, sitting on grass, holding a strawberry. What a cute idea :) Happy Birthday to Iris..xo

Avenger Themed Cake

This cake was for a boy who loved Avengers. The ironman, hulk and captain America were from fondant. The cake was sprayed to get the 'starry' effects. It was a red velvet cake filled with cream cheese.

Barbie cake

Barbie cake is the first thing that came to my mind when it comes to a girl birthday. I have never had a daughter, so I always wanted to make a barbie cake :) This cake was for a sweet little girl who turned 4. I had fun making this cake :) It was a mocha sponge with mocha buttercream.

Peppa Pig Cake

The client of this cake I reckon is my favourite client :) She ordered a Chanel Bag Cake for her sister in law last year. She was so happy with the cake that she told many of her friends about Heavenly D'lights :) And many did order through her referral. This year she wanted a Peppa Pig Cake and was really wrapped and amazed when she picked up the cake. She straight away told me, she wanted to book for next year, and it is not until December. Another 11 months to go LOL..She's such a sweet momma :) The cake was a chocolate cake with dark choc ganache.

Despicable Me Minion Cake

Josiah is a sweet little boy who turned 2. For his 1st I made him a monster cake. And this year, he wanted minions, balloons and stripes. There were a little drama with the figurines though. In the morning, I found the hand that held the balloons came off from the wire :( But thank God I managed to fix it just before delivery. I did ask the parents if the hand was ok after the party, and thank God...it was fine the whole time during the party :) She was so happy and said it was delicious! 

Ben 10 Cake

This Ben 10 cake is made for my high school friend's son. She drove all the way from Reservoir to Hoppers Crossing just to taste my cake :) She was so happy with the overall cake. It was a Layered Sponge Cake filled with Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Thomas The Tank Engine

Thomas the tank engine cake made for my special boy, Jethro. He loves Thomas. The thomas on top was quite big and heavy. It is made out of styro and fondant. Inside is dark choc mud, as he requested :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Christmas Collections



 

 



Made these cupcakes and mini cakes for my kids’ teachers as Christmas gifts. Not to mention, each also came with a bottle of wine :)
  
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