Sunday, January 15, 2012

Just clowning around

I enjoy making gumpaste cake toppers immensely.  As a child,  I do not recall being into moulding clay or playdough, so I guess I am sort of feeling like a child again.  In the beginning, I relied very heavily on video tutorials and/or instructions from cake decorating books to make them.  Now, I am a little more confident just looking at pictures then I mostly figure out the process by myself.

My current favourite cake topper is the most recent I made.

The inspiration for this clown came from here.  The mom of the birthday boy wanted to match the cake with the theme of the playcentre where the party was to be held in.

A 12" vanilla chiffon filled with caramel custard and frosted with Swiss meringue buttercream.

I also made matching cupcakes to give away to the kiddie guests.

Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream.
These are the kinds of cakes that give me the most satisfaction. It makes me smile just looking at them.

In between baking and frosting these cakes and cupcakes, I was able to squeeze in some sewing too.  Kind of a miracle because I never get to do these two things in the same day.

I made my second cosmetic bag, yippee!  It was much easier this time because I already knew exactly what to do.  I like the first one better though.

I can certainly see a third one coming soon.  Maybe I will take some step by step photos next time...

That's all for now.  Hope you had a fruitful week just like I did.  Have a great new week ahead!


  1. luvly cupcake... can i get ur recipe for cupcake, i'm trying to make vanilla doesnt taste good.... :(

  2. Hi Ms. Corinne. I discovered your blog last December and I couldn't be happier. Thank you for all your recipes and tips.

    You inspired me to do better with my baking! God bless you.

  3. I was a guest at the party where this cake was presented. The mum and the other guests think the cake was great and the clown was made with detail and craftmanship. Congratulations Corinne! Word of mouth shall be your ultimate marketing tool!

  4. hi corinne! i've been reading your blog for quite some time now. i enjoyed making your caramel cake which my family really loved!:) thank you for thr great recipes. you inspire me to bake!:)