I'm Nina Rae, 21 years old and I discovered my love for cake decorating when I enrolled at Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts.
My cakes doesn't look professional and I still need to learn a lot so please enjoy!
Surprise, surprise I’m going to be making a cake once again. So I’ll be honest, I didn’t know it was my uncle’s birthday until my mom told me to make a cake for him on Sunday but yeah, here it is!
The cake has two different layer, one chocolate and one vanilla and it just had simple buttercream in the middle, nothing special since I lot of the people that ordered from me likes chocolate, it’s nothing special anymore.
So since he was turning 50 this year, I didn’t exactly know what kind of design I should do so I searched online to look for a perfect one but I couldn’t really find one. Then I though, my mom did the “Over the Hill” cake for my dad when he turned 40 and I thought I should put that since my uncle is turning 50! I had baked the cake and everything, covered it with black fondant and wrote “Over the Hill” on the cake. Then I thought I should put vines around it to make it seem like it’s a grave with vines all over it and it was turning out nice until my mom said the “Over the Hill” was only for people that turns 40 SO I had to scrape off the writing and replace it with “Happy Birthday Tito Ronnie”. It turned out okay, so I’m glad.
The party was great though a bit awkward since it was only my mom’s cousins that came over because my uncle wanted to have a party with his cousins and then have another party for his friends, I forget the reason why but yeah. I don’t think I’ll be baking a cake for the party with his friends so oh well. It was fun making this and it was enough.
The two previous cakes were finally picked up and out of my hands! Finally! And just when I thought my cake decorating time will be on hold until the next order, my mom tells me that one of her friend, Tita (Aunt) Mel orders a cake for her husband and two daughters and I need to get it done before tomorrow. It is 12:15am here and I just finished the cake.
Like I said before, I get my cake ideas from websites. This design was shown to me by a friend of mine from facebook, she tagged me saying that I might be interested in this kind of design and I was! This design is brilliant! I’ve been wanting to do this for a while and today was the day. :)
The cake is (of course) chocolate and no special filling. Before I masked the whole cake, I cut up a large piece and set it aside, masking them separately. Then I worked on them one by one, masking then covering it with fondant. I had a bit of trouble putting on the chocolate topping design because… well, it was hard, (TWSS LOL). Especially the inside cake design of it but it all worked out. I think it turned out great, I am pretty proud of this one!
This week has been crazy, two cakes due on the same day + 50 cupcakes and one last minute cake order I did in a day, earned a lot so I’m not gonna lie, it was worth it. I think I did pretty well this week, hopefully I get to relax next week… oh, nope never mind there might be a slight chance I have to do my Tito (Uncle)’s 50th birthday cake… sigh. Walang pahinga! LOL
Birthday Cake :) Combined Birthday, Tito, April & Ella.