What’s Bakin’? #11

On days like these, I am really thankful for my job.

It’s not easy, or as fun and relaxing as people think it is, baking is anything but a piece of cake. It is actually incredibly stressful most of the time, rushing to meet deadlines and customer’s expectations. But at the very least, it is extremely gratifying, allowing me to express my creativity and not a work day goes by that I find mundane or boring. I have never once looked at the clock and wished it moved a little faster. When I’m working, time just flies by, and they say when time flies, you know you’re having a good time. I love my job because it is always challenging, always new, and I am constantly learning new lessons, with regards to advancing my baking skills and discovering more about life itself.

So thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for giving me the opportunity to make a living doing what I love, because without other people who also love what I do, my life as is would not be possible.

All creations done by Shiberty’s Sweets @ shibertys.blogspot.com – where diet goes to die and delectable dreams come true ♥
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I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.
Minnie mouse will never go out of style!
Go on…
Take a bite of the rainbow. You know you want to.
Another icon that will also never go out of style ;)
This particular Chanel bag design was requested by a customer. We could do the classic flag bags as well!
2 tiered Rilakkuma cake – it was too cute, I just had to add special effects on the border!
The recipient of this cake kindly sent me this photo of her matching rainbow Rilakkuma cupcakes & rainbow cake being served at her 21st party! Love the way she sets up the cakes, a tiered cake looks the best when surrounded by cupcakes as well. It’s like a shrine of cuteness. 
Or, if you can’t decide to get a cake or cupcakes… Get 2 in 1! A giant cupcake cake!!!!
A panda cake design that was requested – I think it looks a little ghostly with the hollow white eyes, but cute nonetheless :P
You can never go wrong with present cakes!
One for the macho men – the girl who ordered this cake was so sweet and sent me this message the following day:
There are few color combinations in this world that looks better than white, black and red. 
As I was saying…….
It amazes me how many different types of hello kitty cakes we’ve done. I see this cat even when I close my eyes now.
Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan Nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan nyan ~~~
So you can’t tell, but this whole Barney cake was decorated with hearts & kisses!
I adore the deep wine red color, and how clean cut this cake is.
For a princessy girl who loves the color lime green, blue, ribbons & stars. Even if you don’t have any particular design in mind, you can just let me know the key elements you’d like to see on your cake and I’ll come up with something for ya! 
If only Aliens were this cute in movies.
Every time I see a cute turtle, I think of Finding Nemo. The best animated movie ever!!!
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So, the following project is something new.
I’ve decided that soon enough, I will be releasing a new cupcake series that offers ZERO customization, but focuses fully on the taste. You see, when we offer customized cakes, we can’t give you super soft sponge cake because the fondant is heavy and the soft cake will get squashed underneath. We need something of substantial density and compactness so that it holds the crazy designs we pile onto it.
Same thing goes for cupcakes and the cream we use, we can’t use super smooth or soft frosting (like cream cheese frosting which tastes amazeballs, or the really light and non-sweet cream that neighbourhood bakeries use) because it melts faster and is less reliable in consistency than the buttercream we use. I think our cupcakes now are yummy, but I also think they can be even YUMMIER if the taste wasn’t restricted by the design.
Now what I wanna do is come up with a new range of cupcakes that is 100% about the taste!!! That means you can’t customize it – what you see is what you get. The recipe will be different from our normal cupcakes.  The toppings will be insanely finger-licking good.
For example, these amazingly light & fluffy lemon cupcakes baked with lemon juice & zest is topped off with fresh fruit. The strawberry one was kept simple with classic cream cheese frosting (SO SO GOOD SERIOUSLY) and the blueberries one has raspberry cream cheese frosting instead!!! No artificial flavors in these ones, all real fresh fruit!!! :D
The real surprise is when you bite into the cupcake and juicy blueberries burst with flavor. :D:D:D
And how incredible do these red velvet cupcakes look?! Also topped off with cream cheese frosting, and dusted with cocoa powder! It does not get any moister or richer than this. I think this is the epitome of red velvet. It tastes completely different from the red velvet that we are offering currently. My friend ate 7 of this at one go, wtf. 
Warning: it’s stupidly addictive. I never understood the craze about red velvet, until I had this. It took a while  and several tries to perfect the recipe, but I’m glad I did, because I dare say it’ll blow your mind right off. Red velvet lovers, STAY TUNED. 
Well so that’s all I’m going to show you for now, I’m still experimenting with new recipes & more exciting flavors will be coming your way soon, but I don’t wanna reveal all my goodies right away!!!! Hint: There’s going to be caramelized bananas, peanut butter & nutella, to name a few combinations. If you have a gourmet flavor to suggest, let me know as well!
For the chocolate lovers I’m thinking of doing something with kinder buenos / maltesers / nutella. I mean, COME ON, does chocolate get any better than those 3 items?!?!?!