Monday, November 15, 2010

Purple, Green, and Pink

Whew!  Thank goodness the super busy weekend's finally over.  Yes, I survived it and got everything done...and done well, if I may say so myself. Four cakes delivered in one day!

Three of the cakes were Ube Macapuno.  Filipinos do not seem to get enough of this...and understandably so. The fourth cake was for the surprise masquerade themed birthday party of my niece.  It was a two-layered mocha chiffon with creamy vanilla frosting. I had a lot of fun making it.

Except for the candle and the skewers, everything else on the cake was edible.

I was really proud of this gumpaste masquerade mask.  I got the idea on how to make it from this forum
 Nearly everybody's initial reaction upon seeing the cake was "You made that???????".  I really took that as a compliment (rather than a downplay of my capabilities) because it only shows that a self-taught homebaker like me can produce something that looks quite professionally made. 

The colour combination on the cake ended up like that first of all, because my niece's favourite colour is purple.  And then, I made the mask green because I only had green lustre dust on hand and I wanted the mask to have that extra glow.  The pink, I added last, and only because I've seen the three colours combined in fabric.

The fabrics on this pincushion (my latest) was from a vintage fabric roll that came with 25 lengths of six different prints.  I reckoned that if the fabric makers thought this combination was good then it probably would look good as well on my cake!  Do you think so too?

Enjoy the week ahead!


  1. Your cake turned out wonderfully! You should be very proud of yourself!

  2. Hi Corinne,
    I came across your blog from Not Quite Nigella's tutorial post on bootie cupcakes :) I really admire your cakes! Actually, I envy your beautiful, professional-looking cakes. Thank you for sharing your Ube Macapuno Cake recipe, I hope to try it sometime thought I'm not sure if I can find some of the ingredients here in Singapore (I'm a Filipina working here in SG). Glad I found your blog! :)