Saturday, June 13, 2009

Apple green

Just finished with my brother-in-law's engagement do. So I had plenty of time to think about this one. I wanted to do a heart shaped cake but not with this design. Cut the curve shape out myself and wanted to have lilies or ribbon roses. When the event came nearer, I just didn't have the time. But when I was told of apple green color, the design I had in mind went out the window. I had wished it red. And with a short time I had to do it (since there were lots of activities prior), I was still lost in direction. So I left it covered with apple green, not knowing what to do with it.

I did buy some lillies (ran out of time to make some) but they didn't turn out pretty enough for the cake. Tried some other left over roses...that didn't work out too. So I just stood there and stared at the cake. Thank goodness it didn't take me long to come up with something simple but nice enough...since it was for free, a gift from me, plus, I was tired by then to think more creatively. Slowly added the hearts but didn't stand out. Silver balls always does the trick for me. Wallah! Just a simple apple green theme.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yellow and Turquoise

This was a tough one for me. Yellow and turquoise somehow didn't appeal to me. Turquoise would be lovely with white, yellow  could go with white, green, pink, blue etc. But I was given these color combo as inspired by the bride's dress. Oh boy, I thought. 

Took me awhile to come up with these designs. I told myself not ALL need to have the turquoise color. So that too the pressure off a bit. This was the most times I sketched the designs on paper thinking how best these color could stand out. Since I suggested to have several designs, I asked for trouble without knowing it. The net wasn't much help since there was no examples of these color combo.

"Do we have to follow the color of the dress? Really?".  Heck, that's what the customer wants. There wasn't much I could worm myself to try other colors instead. But after many experiments , that didn't turn out how I imagined it would, and circles beginning to form around my eyes. This was the best I came up with.

The most designs in one box I had done, 7 yellow and turquoise theme cupcakes for hantaran.

Leaf hearts, tulips and hearts with the couple's initials and the nuptial's date. I wasn't satisfied with this one. All the designs I sketched didn't come out right. I regretted this one, the initials. But I was pressed for time.

Another close up. Here u can see the poppy flower design inspired from Lindy's book"Let's celebrate" I just bought. a simple daisy cut out can look quite least to me.