Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cakes - the stories behind them.....

I received an email asking to do a heart shaped hantaran for an engagement for a cousin. This was the third order from the same young lady. She attached a picture of what she had in mind or maybe the cousin's(?).....when i saw the picture, i told her the design was simple to follow but i prefer not to make an exact duplicate fearing of some bakers who would scream on the net when they 'think' that someone copied their masterpiece...and i did not fancy the colors combination of the cake in the picture. I believe that colors combination is important in cake decorating as it can make a simple decorated cake looks beautiful and pretty. This is my personal feeling on cake decoration, and i am not against elaborated designed cakes, purely customer choice. When i shared with her my personal preferences, the girl left the deco to me but insisted on the red swirls and also to have the names on the cake. She was happy with the cake but told me if there were tiny green leaves at the side of the red swirls, the cake would be more 'berseri'.... (told her i take a note on that)....this cake was delivered to KL last Thursday evening.
For this pink and cream fondant cake too, i received the order through the email. This was also and engagement gift. And 2 pictures were attached with the email. She said something similar but no roses flowers. When i got the flowers from the shop, i could only see the daisies and the white small flowers in the box. Apparently the roses were neatly hiding behind the sponge in the box. Not to waste, i decided to just use them and praying hard she wont be upset. I delivered this cake on Friday evening, did not get to meet her as she was not at home. When i received her sms saying, "Cake tuh cantik sangat, terima kasih Puan Zaiton' ....i was relief....2 things would always stuck to my head on this order was, she was the first customer who called me Puan and 2ndly, we never got to talk even over the phone......however my sincere thank for the order and semoga pertunangan berkekalan hingga ke jinjang pelamin. That goes to Awie and Ida too.

Pink fantasy II i called this cupcakes as this is the 2nd time i made similar design. These cuppies were send to Putrajaya on Saturday morning. They were for a birthday bash for a group of beautiful ladies whom all hit the fabulous 40 this year....The names on the cuppies are edible and so if anyone interested to have something like this, you have to give me at least 2 weeks notice( customized edible print)...

The last and not least, i made this 2 roman tier cake for my Wilton 3 course later that Saturday evening. After coming home from Putrajaya, i iced the cakes thinly with buttercream, painstakingly looked everywhere for the tools and things to bring to the class and at 1.45 pm, i was at the Amore for the course. Though i had planned of a different design of cake before, but i was so tired, i decided a simple deco would be enough. I had never done this kind of tier cake before and i was very happy with the result. Its rather simple but i managed to cover the cake very fast and yet the fondant was very smooth.
Finish the course just after 6.30, i went home so tired but i was very happy. I enjoyed every minutes i spend on each cake and hope i would be making more pretty cakes ahead.

11 comments:

Jun said...

zai...cunnyer....bisnes bagus ya? all d best k!

Fiza of ChiqueCakes said...

cantik2 semuanya kak zai, dan sangat2 kemas!agree with u, kadang memang kita kena consult sikit customer ni, kalau ikut betul2 diorang punya color/ design request nanti kita sendiri yg takde feel nak buat.

aishah said...

luv cake tu cantik zai...
dah berseri tu..hihi

D'Rimba said...

Pandainya buat kek indah merah jambu tu bunga betulke? Sayapun ada bunga asli di blog jemputlah.

Min said...

Zai, love the pink cake, beautiful .

Mat Gebu said...

Datin Zaii!!!!!!!...cunnya kek u (semua dalam gambar tu)..ayu lagi jelita!!...kes gaduh pasal kek sama "pattern" ni mat pernah baca dalam satu blog, kes depa punya CC sama design and siap salah kan antara satu sama lain....susah kan orang kita ni nak business, macam2 rintangan..tapi i tabik kat u!...Moga bertambah jaya di masa hadapan yeaa...

Ummi365 said...

i suka sangat heartshape cake tu.. nanti nak suruh cik abang tenguk and suruh dia order for my bday.. perasan kan saperlah nak belikan i..hehehe

ms hart said...

Zai!!! Your cakes are simply gorgeous! (macam tukang buat?*sambil kenyit mata!!)

Made me so proud during the birthday reunion!! Bravo!

zaitgha said...

hi Jun,

thanks....

Fiza,

betul tuh...but always kena remember customers always right he he...

Aishah,

terima kasih...

D'Rimba,

Bunga tuh bunga gum paste

zaitgha said...

Hi Min,

Coming from you i can only thank u...

Mat,

Itu lah...i suka tgk bangsa asing berniaga, walau products yg sama kedai sebelah-menyebelah pun tak der PHD....if only org2 kita bole emulate that side of their character kan?? btw..thanks for your kind words...

Ummi,

I pun suka that cake...but to some ppl my style is too simple...

ms hart,

mam...malu lah...kita tgk org2 dlm party tuh sumer divas2 belaka...kalau my cakes mcm tukang buat ...sumer gebus2 la nampak nyer ha ha ha...and thank you dear, appreciate the kind words...

ummi said...

Salam Zai, lama x singgah sini..to bz layan segala..hehe..Waaah nampaknya you dah jadi toke yang sibuk sekarang, dan your cake deco semua cantik2 n simple, i like it! Not to heavy with colours and pattern..! Have a great days Zai, love..