Listen to a Review

Back in 2010, I requested Joe Augustin to give an honest review on our cakes. Listen to it here, a podcast he recorded with Shareen Wong.

What?? Another Birthday cake??

We didn’t really plan for a birthday dinner for our son, but on the day itself, we decided to ask him where he wanted to go. Surprisingly, he chose Grand Shanghai.. ‘cos he really enjoys the live music! And if you’ve been there, you know that, the kind of music they are playing is totally not a 4 year old would listen to…. Its Theresa Teng’s kind of music!!

I was not prepared for a second cake, so I had to whip out another cake with decoration in 2 hours.. I was in sprint mode.. weighing, mixing and oven were done in less than 25 minutes. While the cake was in the oven, I made the cake toppers from fondant. Guess what??!!  A Kapibara family… I made a mama, papa and baby Kapibara as toppers..

they turned out really cute!!..

J’s 4th Birthday with Kapibara-san Cake

It was our son’s 4th birthday last week and months before, he had asked for a 3D Kapibara cake. So, who is Kapibara? It’s one of our son’s favorite stuffed toys.

The cake was made with 1.5 x 8 inch carved Devil Chocolate cake, iced with vanilla butter cream. I also baked several cupcakes made from DCC batter, filled with dark chocolate ganache and topped with butter cream (yummm…).

Our son was totally thrilled with his birthday cake and his classmates t00! Some even asked for second helping .. that includes the teachers!!

new butterflies decoration

we recently had an order for a birthday cake, we had no idea who it’s really for until we delivered. It was such an awesome experience, just a little shame the birthday girl wasn’t home when we delivered. Hope she enjoyed the cake :)

 

how to decide how much alcohol you want?

We’ve received feedback that the Devil Chocolate Cake without alcohol is too bitter. As such, I thought it may be good that I share the feedback with everyone.

For this person, the first sample he had was actually a double Rum Devil Chocolate Cake (DCC). Then he decided to order one without any alcohol. He found the latter to be more bitter.

The fact is that the DCC is made with dark chocolate, with high cocoa content. So, you should like bitter chocolate to be happy with the no alcohol version. One of our regulars tells us that having the alcohol in the cake helps to make it appear less bitter.

So, the summary is this….

  1. if you need the cake to have no alcohol, you’ve got to love chocolates, dark chocolates
  2. if you’d like some alcohol, double Rum is the hot favorite
  3. if you are a Baileys person, that’s a good option too

special chocolate cake for our son’s 3rd birthday

Decorated - Devil Chocolate Cake

One of our special work last year was for our son’s 3rd birthday. Winny made this special Lightning McQueen lookalike decoration for Jovan’s birthday party in school.

The cake from another angle

All the decorations were made out of fondant, which is edible, albeit sweet.

Check out the layer of “grass”, flowers and pine tree accessories.

Did you also notice the 2 road cones in front of the car?

And yes, the words are all made of fondant too.

The boys loved the car, and the girls loved the chocolate. The birthday boy enjoyed his car and the chocolate cake.

fancy some cupcakes?

the very first appearance of Hunny Bunch n Co. was at one of our friends’. We received a request of making some cupcakes for wedding favors. We took the challenge and delivered 150 cupcakes in vanilla, chocolate and cream cheese flavors. They were very well received.

Now and then we hear some talk about cupcakes, and so I thought to put it up here. It’s not our main stream product, but if you’re interested to have your very own Hunny Bunch n Co. cupcakes for your party, do contact us.

What’s in the picture on the left is a cream cheese cupcake with butter cream on top. The Tiffany blue color theme was requested for, and the 2 hearts on top are made of fondant.

simple decorations for the Devil Chocolate Cake – 11 Apr 2010

we had some requests recently to put some decorations on the Devil Chocolate Cake. Here are 2 we’ve done, which we classify as simple decoration.

Theme : Bee

Theme : Flowers

the Mandarin Marble Cake – with a twist

The Mandarin Marble Cake first made it’s debut in the Shareen and Joe Show, and it is now available for ordering. This is a perfect cake for those afternoon tea time, or any sort of a simple gathering you are having with family and friends.

The cake is simple, but kept elegant with the superior ingredients we use. To describe it, it looks a little like a marble cake, but when you eat it, it tastes familiar like the Indonesian Kueh Lapis. This cake is actually made from our secret Indonesian family recipe, loved by family and friends.

There’s no icing, cream or fudge on the cake, and we’ve kept it simple and true to the taste of richness. For it’s simplicity, we do not recommend it as the primary cake in grand occasions, such as birthdays.

the new Mandarin Marble Cake

we’ve got a new cake lined up and it will be available this month, March 2010. The actual availability will be released later.

This cake is actually our family secret recipe from Indonesia. The closest way to describe it is that it tastes like Kueh Lapis but looks a little like a marble cake.

Watch out for the pricing details to come soon.

As usual, we’ll bake on demand to ensure freshness in the cakes we deliver.

more photos of the Devil Chocolate Cake Jan 2010

more shots of the Devil Chocolate Cake, all thanks to my brother-in-law the  photography genius.

the strawberries are just for the photo shoot, and are usually not included with the cake (it’s hard to constantly find good strawberries to complement the cake)