Friday, July 18, 2008

Fondant & Gumpaste Toppers

Yesterday was Thursday and when I woke up, it had seemed like it would be just like any other day until I hit the roads. OMG.. the traffic had almost come to a standstill. What is happening? It seemed like a repeat of Monday 's traffic when there were police road blocks going into the city. Did not managed to get very far after about 1/2 hour and my petrol was running low. Sigh.. decided to ask the boss for an Emergency Leave and made a u-turn and headed back for home. That was the bad part of the day.

When I got home, was still in a sore kind of mood. Went to switch on the TV to see if there were any news as to what's happening.. but trust the TV news... which is like no news. All I saw was the ticker which read (translated) "Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim as been released from jail... yada yada yada". Channel surfed for a while but there was nothing much to watch.. not even on my favorite Asian Food Channel (AFC) on Astro. Switched off the telly and went into the kitchen (ahhhh.. one of my favorite place to be). Saw the left over gum paste and fondant that I have from the last cuppie session. Mmmm.. now, why don't I do some gumpaste and fondant toppers. If you need the recipe for gumpaste, please hope over to Min's blog "Baking Projects".

Cleaned some of the cutters and other equipment that I needed. The time was around 11am.

Did I have fun... as my mood meter turned from sore.. to sour... to happy and smiling. Oh yes, playing with gumpaste and fondant is definitely therapeutic for me. Started off with the normal flowers and leaves cutters. These are easy and fun.

Cut out a couple of butterflies just to a variety.

After having done about a few dozens of them, decided to put away these cutters and tried some free-hand stuff. I remember seeing these in some magazines in MPH some time back. Recalled that they look vaguely like these.. but without having the image in front of me, I must say that these are really very crude models of what they should really have looked like. Ha Ha.. just like software applications.. these are definitely versions 1... have to wait for another day off to do versions 2.

You may have to use a little of your imaginations to picture in your mid what I really wanted them to look like..

A basket (alamak.. must have been from the rejected pile)

The rabbit's supposed to be inside a flower pot.. please use imagination

If I didn't tell you that this is supposed to be a frog... would you have thought that it was a lizard.... buahahaha

Hoped that by putting 2 little flowers atop the lotus leaf made this frog look more like a frog... No?? ...sigh..back to the drawing board....

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Che-Cheh said...

Eh not bad very good la. I know that's a frog. Hehe

YozoraNiteSky said...

haha..thank you che-cheh.. so sweet of you to say that it looked like a frog :D

dcyk said...

wahahah i thought them lizards :P brown colour ones wahahha

twosuperheroes said...

Hahahha....I LOVE the frog the most! :p

Bento Pet said...

Very nice! Definitely looks like a frog! No need to use imagination. Rabbit also very cute. You're a good candidate for Bento! Thumbs up.

Min said...

Frog is cute, esp with the tongue out ..quite difficult to make 3D stuff right ? I usually have the pictures in front of me and try to model exactly like that.

So rajin la you, keep up the good work !

LZmommy said...

These are soooo cute! Don't need imagination at all :)

SueSue said...

Hahaha... all are so cute and beautiful. Playing with gumpaste is just like playing with my kid's Play Dough. By the way I've attended Min's class yesterday and didn't know that decorating a fondant cake is so tedious. But me and my sis have fun over there. Hahaha...

Sue said...

nancy a frog lah haha cute ler, i like the rabbit

YozoraNiteSky said...

dcyk: haha.. must make the next one green or in any other color except brown :D

supes: ooo.. you like th frog..hehe..sure it is a frog??

bento pet: thank you for both the compliments on the fondant and the bento.. still working very hard on the bento.. going to you blog every day to get fresh ideas :)

min: oh yeah min.. very difficult indeed to make the 3D stuff.. that is why i love all those that you have made so far... will try to do those shells that you made.. i love them

LZmommy: thank you ... you have given me enough encouragement to do more :D

suesue: so very happy that you have enjoyed Min's class. attending Min's class has also make me appreciate why the fondant cakes costs more as the effort is tremendous

sue: hi mei mei... i think the little red tongue is the frog's saving grace... that is why many have decided to like him more than the rabbit :D

Snow said...

I like both the bunny with sexy lingerie and cheeky frog with it's tongue out. very kawaii!

YozoraNiteSky said...

haha.. snow.. that is supposed to be a bunny in a flower pot.. sigh..back to the drawing board with this one :D

All about Kimberly said...

Earnestly, Yozoranitesky, can I buy these petals and butterflies off you? My kids keep pestering me to go to the chieh chieh page who has flowers and butterfly, and they keep saying, "mommy, I want this one, momma I want that one" Can you email me? If you lost my email address, drop me a note at my comment box, okay?

allthingspurple said...

sorry that was me, not Kimberly. She was on my laptop again just now. hee hee.

YozoraNiteSky said...

hi allthingspurple..i am so honoured and happy *grining from ear to ear* that your little girl likes them. i am more than happy to send you some (only if you will accept them as gifts)..will be making some for a charity outfit during the weekend and I am sure that there will be plenty to spare. just let me know where we can meet up.. maybe on sunday or after work.

allthingspurple said...

wow..thanks a bunch, Yozoranitesky. My Kimberly will be delighted. She asked, "Did chieh chieh make this around the world?" I ask her to ask you later herself. By "around the world" she meant, for the whole world. ha ha.

YozoraNiteSky said...

allthingspurple: you are most welcome and it really feels wonderful knowing that your little girl liked them. Will try to make fondant teddy bears and other stuff the next time...and thank you so much for the bento was extremely nice of you christene :D

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