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What’s Bakin’? #9

All creations lovingly done by Shiberty’s Sweets!

Please remember to credit and link back if you’re going to share my cake pictures online. :)

Breakfast served at Tiffany’s was cake.

I am aware the Barney looks slightly possessed.. :P I’ll try to make sure he’s more docile-looking next time.

This birthday girl requested sparkly colorful cupcakes with cute owls and random cute stuff!

Voila!

These ones are for the boys… :)

Yeah, that’s a mini cooper with a UK flag on the roof.


Braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaains.

With real blood painstakingly cut from my hand. -nods- I have THAT much commitment.


It’s a brains buffet!!!
Om nom nomz.

I like brains for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For the ones who want a really simple and sweet cake on their anniversaries!

I was told the theme of this cake is “Countryside, simplistic, with cute little sheep and the main colors being green white and blue.”

I think we pretty much hit the nail on the spot. :D *buay paiseh*

Lalalala~ Lalalala~ Elmo’s world!

Sam said my Elmos look like downies, but I like them. I think they’re adorable.

Adorably retarded looking.

This was a request for a simple floral-themed with super bright happy colors!

This was a pretty special cake. Her birthday fell on 11.11.11, which everyone kept going on about about how it was a special date for making wishes, etc..

She said she wanted the cake to look “mystical, enchanting, with stars” – I suppose the stars signify wishing stars? :)

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That’s all the cake pictures I have for today!

Good luck with X’mas shopping everyone, I know I’m still scrambling around tryna find a good gift for everyone. I went out yesterday intending to buy X’mas prezzies for others but ended up spending a shit heap on myself only. Omg fail.

But I bought the most gorgeous Marilyn Monroe inspired red dress from Warehouse and fur boots + cardigan from F21 and a furry hoodie from River Island and a blazer + shorts from New Look and new cosmetics from Sephora!!!!!! I know you don’t care, but I just wanted to share. Lol. You’ll want to know when you see pictures of the cute items on my blog in the future!!!!

xoxo,
Jess

Santa baby, hurry down the chimney tonight!

I’ve just posted news of this giveaway on my Twitter, but in case you’re not following me (are you serious???) I thought I’d post this up on my blog too!

Christmas has arrived early this year! Shiberty’s Sweets is giving away an advanced prezzie especially for you guys, cuz you’ve been so good ;) We’re giving away THIS set of jolly X’mas cupcakes we just decorated to one lucky tweet peep!!!

I know it’s only November but X’mas decorations are already all over town, and I’m in such a good mood these days. I love the end of the year. It’s never too early for Christmas, is it?

Ho ho ho!

If you’d like to stand a chance to bring home these yummy cuppies (TODAY)..

Tweet this: I want cupcakes from shibertys.blogspot.com for X’mas because ___ (fill in the blanks) & include @shiberty in your tweet to qualify!

It’s that simple. We’ll be choosing a winner by TONIGHT (17 nov), collection is ASAP at Simei. Winner will be contacted via twitter!

Good luck!!! ♥

xoxo,
Jess

What’s Bakin’? #8

All creations you are about to see were lovingly done by Shiberty’s Sweets! ♥

Check out more of our past cake designs here, or place your own customized cake order here!

Remember to credit back to our website link at http://shibertys.blogspot.com if you’d like to share our designs or images online! :D

Bright flowers and swirls done for dear Nich’s birthday a few days ago!

Sadly, he just enlisted into NS yesterday :(((( I’m going to miss you so much Nichyyyyy. Our karaoke and supper and monopoly and hanging out sessions every few days!!! 2 more weeks till you’re out of confinement. *waits patiently*


Moooooooooo.

For a girl who loves cows, I suppose. A strange design for a 21st birthday, but very unique and cute I’d say! :)

Angry birdie.

Hello Kitty cuppies!!!

I think I did a much better job here than my first few hello kitties ever drawn (see the pic here mad fugly LOL)

While we’re on the topic of Hello Kitty… here’s our hello kitty cake version 4.

You’ll see the previous 3 designs in our gallery!

Alice in Wonderland themed

A three tiered Sakura-flower design Sam came up with for his little sister’s wedding!

In spirit of the soccer hype a couple of weeks back

If you’re looking for a really simple and sweet present-like design for a girl, this is pretty much it. Or if you want something a little more loud, there is also…

This. ;)

Riiiilakkuma chocolate cake!!!

I know he isn’t very “accurate” in terms of facial features’ size and shape, but I thought he looks much cuter and dopier this way.

Rilakkuma version 2, he’s sitting on top of a 2 tiered cake! This one’s much more accurate, but he looks kinda… solemn. Don’t cha think?

This is like the previous Hello Kitty, but a My Melody version! We can vary the design and do pretty much any cartoon. -nods-

For a mickey mouse lover! She left the design up to us and this is what we came up with. Her set came with matching cupcakes that I forgot to take a picture of lol but it sorta looks like this.

Top view


Oink.

…Oink oink.

OINK OINK OINK OINK OINK OIIIINNNKKKKK!!!! O_________O;

If you can’t buy a girl a Chanel bag for her birthday… get her a Chanel cake.

xoxo,
Jess

What’s Bakin’? (this one’s special!!!) #7

Hi. (please excuse and ignore the chubs on the right side of my hips, it’s too difficult to photoshop fml)

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much, you would’ve thought since I’ve been back from my trip for more than a few weeks now I would have more than 1 travel post up. You know, with me being super excited about the trip and going on about how much I have to share. (I do.) But besides being ridiculously busy (aren’t we all?) I’ve also been desperately S-I-C-K.

Coughing so frequently and hard I threw up in my own mouth, reduced to shivering in my bed the whole day long due to hot and cold fevers. My nose just won’t stop running and my whole body feels like shit. Omg it’s the disease season isn’t it?

The weather has been so unkind. It’s hot and humid then it rains then it doesn’t, then it does…. I’ve been sick for over a week now and in this past 30 days alone I have been sick probably more than 20.

So yeah, I really do want to get my posts done but every time you have a reason to blog, life gives you 10 more not to. I swear. Fingers crossed I get better realllll soon because I have a lot of work ahead of me!

With that aside…

I’ve noticed quite a few people re-posting my images online without any credit back to me.

So, as I’m just about to post up a bunch pictures of pretty & yummy cakes I’ve painstakingly handcrafted from scratch, here’s a gentle reminder to my readers. I have no qualms with you posting my pictures anywhere, on your blog, facebook, tumblr etc.. as long as you DO credit back to this site, http://shiberty.com or http://shibertys.blogspot.com

Feel free to share my stuff, but have some conscience. If you like the art, credit the artist. :)

All cakes & cupcakes in the following post are lovingly made by Shiberty’s Sweets!!! Visit our website for more pictures and information on ordering from us.

Just did this one earlier this afternoon. Red velvet cake coated with chocolate buttercream, done for a girl who’s mummy loves purple pansies!

This is the last red velvet cake we will be doing. I’ve axed some flavours from our recipe list that weren’t as good as the others, and added in a brand new one! The current new flavour is LYCHEE.

If you love lychee, you’ll love our lychee cake because it is really fragrant! :)

The other flavour I axed was coconut. After more than half a year, NOBODY has ordered coconut, not even once. How sad lol. I was under the impression people like coconut-flavored stuff especially for the older folks? Meh anyway I’ll be bringing in new flavours again soon, any suggestions on what you’d like to see? Orange? Lime?

Lychee was our most requested one previously, so ta-dah!!! It is here!

Marvel cupcakes for the comic fans!!! Did you know batman was originally blue?

The hulk. I don’t like him but all of my geek guy friends think he’s awesome. He’s so ugly…. there IS such a thing as too much muscle!

Came up with this design for a sweet girl who said she loved unicorns, the color pink, stars and all things whimsical. ♥

It’s so sweet and pink it’s like a birthday cake fit for jigglypuff

Doesn’t she remind you of My Little Pony? We named her Star… because of all the stars on the cake. *crickets*

Can’t read my, can’t read my, no he can’t read my poker face…

Roulette cake! I think we’ve done almost every kind of gambling cake.

Gambling chips, cards, dices, mahjong, roulette, even baccarat…

For a Make Up Forever Artist! :)

That lipstick was almost a replica of one of my M.A.C lippies!

(the real thing)

For all you geeks out there – what could be better than a Street Fighter console cake?!

Answer: A Street Fighter Console Cake that comes with a matching set of cupcakes of course.

AWWW they look like little babies lol @ akuma


Domo is very yummy.

Now you don’t have to think what to get your bf / gf on your upcoming anniversary / monthsary. :D

Have a break, have a kit kat!…. cake. (and yes, kit kats do come in square packaging!)

Ever since we’ve posted our first 3d car cake on our website, we’ve gotten requests for all sorts of cars! Like this Audi…

And this Ferrari!

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The last set of cupcakes featured is a really special order!

You might remember this post where I did “20 fun facts about me.”

Fact number 15 was: “My current favourite blog is http://storyofbing.com. She writes well, easy on the eyes, talks frankly about traveling, cooking, photography, life, love and random thoughts… everything I love to indulge in!”

AND GUESS WHAT….. I GOT TO MEET BING!!!!!!

IN DA FLESH!!!!!!1111 :DDDD

Awesome pictures credit to Bing

Check it out. Bing and I. *fans self rapidly*

Ok the story goes like this.

I was browsing through her blog as per usual… I love that she updates so often, I can go every 2 days and there’s almost guaranteed an update! ….*guilty face*

Anyway I saw her post about a certain cupcake store she tried cupcakes from that she didn’t QUITE appreciate because they weren’t “homemade” and “authentic” tasting. Cupcakes you buy outside have a “metallic” aftertaste, as Bing says, and she hates that. She thought their cupcakes were still pretty and decent however, and gave them a pretty high rating.

So when I read their post I was all like

!!!!!!!! I CAN DO BETTER. YES, I CAN.

LOL. That was the first thought that popped into my head. I thought to myself, “If she thinks their plainly frosted cupcakes look good, I’m gonna blow her mind!”

So I decided to email her and offer her to try out our cupcakes… Lucky for me she was visiting Singapore soon (she currently lives in South Africa) and she kindly agreed, and I got to meet her soon-ish after to pass her some customized cupcakes!!!

She did a very very very very nice review for Shiberty’s Sweets (GRINNED LIKE CRAZY WHEN I SAW IT) which you can read HERE.

I know Bing would not be the type to compliment something excessively if she didn’t actually like it, so it made me feel all that much better knowing her praises were genuine!

When I asked her what design she wanted on her cupcakes, she mentioned she loves photography, her favourite animal is the giraffe and she is a hopeless romantic. Oh and also that she likes Milo.

Even though we don’t have Milo in our usual recipe list, I created a new recipe for her! Hope it was ok, twas my first time attempting it :3

Photography + hopeless romantic? Check…

Personalization? Check!

Funky looking giraffes? Check!!!

This is her complete set! Obviously, I fail at giraffes, lol. But overall I think I did good. It meant a lot for me to receive her approval because I look up to her and her food on her blog always looks amazing wtf. I’ve tried her recipes before and they’re good, in a way I wanted to give back.

Bing / Karen devouring an oreo cupcake with Butterscotch frosting!

Meeting Bing in real life for the first time was similar to meeting Wendy aka Xiaxue for the first time. I was all like… WOAH! This person is real, dude!!!!

I kinda want to pinch them in the flesh, but that’d be kinda rude hurhur. Seeing them up close, sometimes I just stare into space when they’re talking to me. Even after seeing Wendy for a lot of times, sometimes a voice in my head goes, “Oi, xiaxue.blogspot.com talking to you leh. Sure not? This is weird. Eh stop fa dai-ing! (daydreaming)” LOL then I’d snap back to reality.

Happy day!

Luckily for me Wendy and Bing were both incredibly nice to me (so I don’t have a phobia of meeting other bloggers irl omg that would be awful), it’s a good feeling when you have inkling this person would turn out to be nice and that you two would get along and you DO! I had a good afternoon chatting with Bing and her friend over coffee! We talked about blogging, motherfood (don’t ask me why I’m interested in that when I’m 19 lol), relationships, and everything under the sun.

So if you’re too lazy to click on the link I provided earlier on, here’s what Bing had to say about our cupcakes…

Storyofbing.com on Shiberty’s Sweets:

“It’s screaming love.. and heart.. and soul.. seriously, Milo flavoured cupcakes with a camera on top.. giraffe faces (my fave animal).. and hearts and roses coz of the romantic I obviously am. I was so moved.

Jessica’s cupcakes are au naturel with no additives in them. How you tell is from the taste (no chemical after taste) and the tell tale sign of a natural uneven texture of the cake. Cakes that have emulsifiers like lecithin added have a uniform crumb texture.

The cupcakes were delicious and really one of the softest, moistest ones I’ve ever had. They were so light that I thought they were baked with cooking oil. But no, it’s all good wholesome butter. Yummmm…

I would have preferred a stiffer frosting because I like my frosting SWEET. The best part about Jessica’s cupcakes is that she bakes every single one by hand and can customise to suit all needs. So she’ll definitely make my next cupcake with a stiffer frosting.

Shiok! But don’t just take my word for it.. ask my gal and nieces.. =)”

*end*

Omg they are so cute with their lil thumbs up haha.

Can you believe that all happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m so thankful for the opportunities blogging has given me. I may not be a professional or famous or big time blogger but you wouldn’t believe how many places I got to visit, things I got to experience and amazing people I had the blessing to meet because of this blog.

It is humbling. :’)

Without my blog I am convinced Shiberty’s Sweets wouldn’t be where it is today. Having talent alone is useless, you need a platform to express it and thankfully I’ve got that little advantage.

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Disclaimer:

The following vain camho pictures have no real reason to be part of this post. Lol just feel like posting coz I feel like my face has been MIA on this blog for a little too long.

Here I am… blemishes and all. :3

(Y) to this sweater top I got from Topshop. I’m sitting and waiting for Fidelis to arrive at this blogger event we attended that I’m not really interested in blogging about so I’d just post vain pix from it.

A meh cupcake, I haven’t eaten cupcakes from another place that has won me over yet. Lol yes I very obnoxious.

You know at public places… and you’re waiting alone, what’s the first thing you do? If you’re shameless, you will whip out your phone and pretend to be texting someone that doesn’t exist.

If you’re REALLY shameless, you will just sit there taking pictures of yourself instead of mingling with the PR people like you’re meant to be. Sigh what to do #bornthisway

Andddd my gf arrives! :)

GOOD SUNLIGHT
for pix or what?!

I miss you! WHY don’t you meet me more often? -angry face-

In Fidelis’ car. I really, really like friends that drive. A lot. You would be my BFF. :D


End of narcissism.

Enjoy your weekend.

xoxo,
Jess

What’s Bakin’? #6

The more cakes I do, the less pictures I take. The less outings I have. The less motivation to update my blog coz I’m drained. (and the less I do of anything else, really. mainly including sleeping and having leisurely free time. it’s like a full time job now) …mind boggling tiring!!!

Nevertheless, I’m thankful for the amount of orders and support we have been receiving. About half a year down the track and we’re still going strong. Still getting more orders than we can handle lol.

Although I’ve met some unreasonable / rude / immature / ridiculous / nightmare-ish customers that seriously made me reconsider this decision (*shakes fist towards the high heavens*), I’m amazed at how far cupcake decorating has taken me. So thank you for loving what I do. ♥ Every day is a new test of my creativity, work is never boring and that means so much.

I haven’t shared Shiberty’s Sweets photos with you guys in awhile… I hope you enjoy these photos :)

Fondant jet fighter planes!!! For a real pilot :D The whole time “Like a G6″ was playing in my head.

These look like japanese bombers in WW2 o.O

The whole fleet.

Safari cake that was superrr fun to decorate! There was so much fondant details this thing weighed at least 5 kg me thinks.

Funny lion and alligator. I think you all know by now that every single detail is painstakingly handcrafted and 100% edible :*

Nawwww. How unreal are these monkeys? MY BABIES!!!

King Kong wishes you an awesome 21st!!! The recipient of this cake emailed us a few days after with very kind compliments which made my day. Appreciative customers always make me happy ♥

Side view!

Instead of the normal hello kitty, this time we got a special request for a NERDY kitty! I actually kinda like it hehehe.

Simple mermaid-couple-themed cake. The guy cracks me up lol he’s got serious double chin problems

A pretty shade of blue

2 tiered (or rather, 3 including minnie’s head) cake that was covered in the sweetest pink ever!

Baby mickey and minnie.. they look sort of warped but customer loved it lol

Girly Marie Cat design!!! So feminine ^^ Rainbow interior of course, what else?

10″ eeyore cake with cute lil flowers :)

Sexayyy 2 tiered cake with scroll patterns, blood red roses and black stripes. Red, white and black is such a good color combination.

This was hard to draw… I have a problem with drawing symmetrical lines and estimating drawing space. *nervous sweat* e_e;

The best part is, if you fuck up…. You get to redo the whole cake. …Joy.

No room for error. Making cakes = STRESSFUL. There is so much that could potentially go wrong, honestly.

Oven failing, running out of ingredients halfway, accidentally screwing up a design, meeting deadlines, dealing with difficult / demanding requests and people, ensuring the cake is as perfect as possible for someone’s special occasion… making it a birthday cake they won’t forget anytime soon.

A Volkswagen Polo car cake!. The first of what we expect to be many more 3d fondant car requests after posting this photo up!

Excuse the awful quality pic by my iphone. Was in a rush.

This was fun and simple to do, birthday girl wanted 2 tiered rainbow cake with bright colors and candy elements! The hearts are marshmallows.

Buttercream hello kitty, the original. Last cake pic of the day.

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Oh, and one more thing…

My gorgeous kiddo neighbour Sarah celebrated her birthday in advance today! She brought our cupcakes to school. Isn’t she just ADORRBBSSSSS ♥

She looks like an angel. :* And she is a real sweetheart, always so polite and cute. I hate bratty kids so thank god my neighbours are the best ones you could ask for!

I remember when she was just a baby lol, I was like 15 years old then. Funny watching her grow up. Will miss them very much when I move out, which should be soon enough.

In “exchange” for our cupcakes, her momma Lynn, brought over some yummy cupcakes from Sparkle earlier this afternoon!

Sparkle is this apparently famed cupcake store in Sydney. Her husband just came back from a trip there so they gave me some to try. I’ve been curious about them ever since hearing rave reviews from Lynn.. they were yummy!

Absolutely zero points for presentation LOL, but their cake melts in your mouth. Buttercream was ok.

I think their cake is better than ours because it remained soo soft and fluffy despite being through a flight from Sydney to Singapore. However I think our buttercream beats theirs, hands down. Sam reckons our taste a lot better. *buay paiseh*

It’s always interesting trying out cupcakes that other people have made. Very pleasurable to eat a cupcake you didn’t have to make yourself. Novelty. You’d think after working with so many cupcakes, I’d get sick of em… Not at all!

I still love creating them, looking at them and eating them! Every single day of my baking life I am tempted to steal my customer’s orders. I see so many cupcakes in front of me I cannot eat :( If I eat = lose business and get fatter lol. Tough choice.

HOW CAN I GO ON A DIET… WHEN I WORK WITH FREAKIN’ YUMMY CUPCAKES?!

xoxo,
Jess
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