What’s Bakin’? #14

Long gone are the days where I felt a compelling need to take photos of every single activity I got up to.

That’s just so not me now. That would’ve been me, 3 years ago. My 21 year old self is a lot more laid back about her blog these days. I still consider myself a blogger, but not an avid one I suppose.

Sometimes I see my blogger friends furiously and ever so enthusiastically snapping pictures of every product they lay hands on, every meal they eat, every outfit they wear…. and I look on at them, feeling old, feeling passé. Even though I’m mostly younger than a lot of them, I STILL FEEL OLD. I’m old to my god damn bones! But hey, you know what’s one thing I’ll never stop taking photos of?

My cakes. My creations. *rubs hands with glee* My babies!

They are the one thing I don’t mind losing myself completely in, and losing sleep over. They are practically my life, I guess you could say. Every day it’s about the cakes.

Oh and my pretty dress is the All About Details Embroidery Dress from the popular online boutique Hollyhoque.com, which is unfortunately completely sold out by now.. but I love the cutting at the top and the chiffon skirt details! ♥

I always grew up knowing I’d have a job in the future that would involve some form of art that gave me not only freedom and creativity to explore within my job scope, but also with regards to my lifestyle. Everyday I am thankful for having a job that I enjoy doing. And in case you’re new around here, here’s some of the stuff that I do. :)

All cakes are in Instagram square format because I took them off my account (follow me @shiberty if you haven’t already because I post there almost everyday!) and please credit my pictures to http://shibertys.blogspot.com if you’d like to use them! For enquiries and orders, please visit the website. It’s going to be quite a long and big update because we’ve been going FULL FORCE with our bakes recently! If you’re already following me on IG, you might’ve seen these pictures before… but who’s going to complain about looking at awesome cakes photos twice, right?

Right.

You’re my honey bee!

What’s up little Minion guy? I almost wish I didn’t create him as a fondant cupcake topper, because that meant he was going to be eaten in a matter of hours. D:

The only thing better than a cupcake, is a giant cupcake cake.

Made this cake for Mel Mel’s birthday last week! She asked for a tiny 2 tiered cake, so this one was a 5″ base with something like a 2.5 inch top. Super cute!!!!! Smaller than the size of my palm! I won’t be selling any cakes in this size though…

Minnie mouse is always a good idea with little girls!

Every other month, I go through a flavor craze. That means I’d obsess over a certain flavor combination that we offer at Shiberty’s Sweets and make copious amounts of the order whenever we get a request for it, so that I can eat any leftovers. My current favorite is sea salt caramel drizzle over vanilla frosting with light butterscotch cake. YOU HAVE NO FLIPPIN’ IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS. The slight savory tinge from the sea salt that I cracked into the home made salted caramel mix, generously spooned over lush creamy vanilla icing, sitting atop fluffy cake.

Yes, yes and yes. Yes all the way to infinity and beyond!!!!!!

A simple daisy cake, but a beauty nevertheless.

A customer liked our previous ballerina design in What’s Bakin #13 but wanted a design she could call her own, so we came up with a a varied but unique version of the original!

Creating this 3d sphere was extremely challenging, but super fun to make! Defying the laws of physics, all in a day’s work. *wipes sweat off forehead*

Eat your heart out, ombre rosette cakes… check out our pastel rainbow rosette swirled cake!!!! Boss or what?

The girl we made this special cake for was so delighted that she took this lovely picture of the interior and tagged us with raving compliments. If you’ve ordered cakes from us, please tag #shibertybakes on Instagram so I can see your happy pictures too!

Sweet pink cupcakes commissioned for a Jill Stuart event I attended!

Love these tempting looking assorted cupcakes that I brought for my vocal instructor, Ashton Koh of Millet Music! They’re carrot cake with cream cheese & nuts, chocolate and lemon frosting with strawberry jam. Wouldn’t mind the lemon one right about now O_O

I’ve started going for vocal lessons because I know I have a lottt to improve on and I love how I can hear the difference when I sing. I plan to keep going for vocal lessons until I’m confident enough to release another cover online that I can be extremely proud of!!! What was I thinking with Justin Bieber. Oh dear god. At least my hair looked pretty in that video and I was wearing a nice dress hahaha. Got a blog post on my vocal lessons and music school coming up soon so if you’ve ever considered honing your singing skills as an amateur you should stay tuned for that entry!

The first cake Shiberty’s Sweets ever sold was a flower cupcake. Now look at everything else we can do. :)

Underwater themed stuff are always a whale of a time because there’s so many colors and elements to play with!

Made my high school girlfriend her 21st birthday cake, which I never ever fathomed I would. Imagine if 7 years ago, when we skipped school together to loiter around, I looked my best girl friend the eye and said, “Hey, one day in the future, we won’t even be talking to each other on a regular basis any more. But we’ll still somehow keep in contact every now and then, and I’d end up having purple hair and baking your 21st birthday cake. What do you think about that?” I wonder if we’d even believe it.

I haven’t seen these girls for years… it was a blast from the past reminiscing good old times! It was nice to see everyone again. We were 14 years old not too long ago, and suddenly, we’re 21 years old now. *sheds a little tear* I wish I never grew up. Now, can I just stay Forever 21? Because I swear I’m going to hit 30 and have tits that sag to the floor before I know it.

Ombre cakes seem to rival rainbow cakes in terms of popularity these days!

South Park fondant toppers that took longer to do than I expected because I was pretty particular about the details.

LOVE this set of floral brights I did for blogger buddy Beatrice Tan! These cupcakes will be featured in her upcoming kids fashion label. :)

And this set was for Tammy Tay’s friendscapade photoshoot! The pictures turned out sooo pretty, you can check them out on her blog. Credits to Ohsofickle’s Instagram for this picture, thanks Tam!

A girl’s best friend: Chanel bags. Make up.

…And cake, with more frosting than her daily calorie count allows. Never forget cake.

Because mummies are our guardian angels!

I adore these roses with gold tips painted on!!! So pretty!

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying a Celine luggage for awhile now… I really want the hot pink one ♥____♥ But they don’t sell that color in stores anymore. Sniffle.

SO glad I have rid myself of my Candy Crush addiction!!!!!!! That game was eating up way too many hours of my life.

Got to almost level 200 before I dropped it. The levels became frustrating instead of fun after some time. I have a phobia of chocolates now, thanks to this game.

Cakes weren’t meant just for girls! I like how I am seeing an increasing amount of manly cake orders – 3d car cakes, golfing, soccer, video games related… ladies, if your man ever told you he doesn’t like desserts, it’s only because he hasn’t had one with his favorite soccer team plastered all over it yet. It’s guaranteed to make him smile, even if he doesn’t normally eat cake. Be the first lady in his life to do it!

Because apparently a ribbon isn’t enough and a tiara was demanded to be added on top of it. :P Super princess!

For my friend Pearlyn’s birthday, her bf Albert came over to help make this Chihuahua cake. It was the first time we’d ever done a 3d animal topper that wasn’t made out of fondant but I loved the outcome! Pretty good for a first attempt, I do reckon! And ++++ points for Albert for coming over to do the cake with us when he could’ve simply bought it off us. Romance is still alive, people.

Lastly, I just wanna share this collage that made me grin from ear to ear…

You people are my muse, and the reason for all that I do. So thank YOU