Saturday, July 31, 2010

Maneki Neko Cake & Cupcakes!










Eeeeks! I just love it when I get a cake request for something as ridiculously cute as the Maneki Neko. Maneki Neko is the little white cat with a paw saying "hello, come in and welcome!" that greets you at many Japanese and Chinese restaurants. It's a ho-ho lucky cat that brings fortune and good times to your establishment. Hmm, maybe I should invest in a little Maneki Neko for Coco Cake!!

Fei wanted something special for her brother's 40th birthday party, which was a sushi and sake themed party... so she thought a Maneki Neko cake would be jusssst right...

I made a 7 inch dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache filling, using an "Asian-y" cake board and matching flag, and of course red fondant to cover the cake to make it extraaaa lucky. Fei also ordered 2 dozen matching Maneki Neko cupcakes in Coco Cake Chocolate and Lemon Frill flavour! She came to pick up the cakes with her cute daughter Elsa!

Happy Birthday Brent! And thank you Fei for the delightfully enjoyable order!

xo Lyndsay

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

So Pretty Garden Party Birthday!








The beautiful girl that is Marla ordered an assortment of lovely Coco Cake cupcake goodies for her fiancee Arch's brother and wife's 40th birthdays... I tried to make a little garden-y tea party photo set-up for the cakes... I tried each cupcake flavour of course (as I always do). Yes, it's been almost 2 years since I've been baking as Coco Cake and I still eat cupcakes!

Two dozen each of Coco Cake Chocolate (dark chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream), Coco Cake Matcha (vanilla cupcake with green tea matcha buttercream), and Lemon Frill (lemon cupcake with lemon creamcheese frosting --terribly addictive to munch on when time is running low and cupcake orders are piling up)... !

Thanks Marla and Arch! Hope the party was a sheer delight! xo

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Totoro Anniversary Cake For Chibi!







Whee! Another cute Totoro cake by yours truly, Coco Cake sole proprietor L.K.S.

When I get asked to do work that I've done previously, I always try to make it a bit different, whether it's using different colored paper for the cake board and flags, or adding a slightly different touch... on this Totoro cake I made for William as a present for his wife Chibi on their 4th wedding anniversary, I tried a new leaf look as a cake border... I think it turned out really cute!

The cake is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and chocolate ganache filling! Totoro and his buddies have a somewhat stunned expression on their face, no? :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Aaron & Jay's Country Fair Wedding Hoedown!







country hoedown wedding cupcake tower!






I love it when a bride and groom has such a strong, fun vision -- for instance, Aaron & Jay's country fair hoedown wedding! Picture lemonade, Pop Shoppe soda, live band with banjo and standup bass, and oodles of sweet country charm. Lotus Events helped plan this adorable shindig, held at Cambrian Hall here in Vancouver.

I made 160+ Coco Cake cupcakes, three types of cupcakes in an assortment of colored liners, including gingham and polkadot cupcake liners to match the theme of the wedding! Raspberry Rose (vanilla cupcake filled with raspberry jam, topped with light pink vanilla buttercream and fresh raspberry), Lemon Frill (brightly flavoured lemon cupcake with lemon creamcheese frosting!) and a vegan option of Coco Ganache (dark chocolate vegan cupcake with vegan chocolate ganache!).

Gorgeous photo (second from top) of Aaron & Jay by Ophelia Photography. Hooray Aaron & Jay, congrats on your wedding and all the best to you both!

xo Lyndsay

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Kensie's 1st Birthday Bash!

The giant Miga I made out of felt! I made two of these...
Miga and Kensie are twins!

Mini Miga a.k.a. the birthday girl, Kensie!

miga cupcake tower!

Cupcake tower by Coco Cake a.k.a Auntie Lyndsay!

Yay Baby Kensie!

Loot bags!

Miga by me, adorable birthday banner by my sis Leanne!

Fondant Miga sprouting out of the cake!

Raspberry jam filled vanilla buttermilk cupcakes! Pink vanilla buttercream!

"Miga and Me"

Cute!!

Gym time! My niece Kensie and her cousin, my nephew Brody!

BOING!!!!

Kensie in the puffy castle!

Kensie with her buddy Benjamin!

Kensie with Mommy and Daddy!

Henry, my new favourite kid! Holding a Coco Cake cupcake!

Lookit the trend Henry started -- candy on top of Coco Cake cupcakes!!

Such cuties! Partying it up with cupcakes...

Blue-whale topped cupcake...

More cupcake-fueled kid craziness!

Kensie with proud grandparents Poh Poh and Go Go! (a.k.a my parents!)

Henry... and his dad Mike! Both hammin' it up...

Marley and cupcakes!

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My beloved little niece Kensie turned 1! No longer a baby!! My sis Shelley threw a fun Miga-themed party for her little cutie's birthday at Vancouver's Mount Pleasant Community Centre... and old Coco Cake sole proprietor L.K.Sung had just flown in from Germany about 12 hours before party prep began!

I was in charge of making 2 giant Migas- my sis dropped of a bag containing rolls of different colored felt, so I freestyle drew what I thought was Miga's body shape, complete with her little swirlie-do pompadour hairstyle! My other sis Leanne made a really cute Happy Birthday banner and made little lootbag tags for Kensie.

I also made raspberry jam filled vanilla buttermilk cupcakes with pink vanilla buttercream topped with rosette swirls, and mini versions for the babies! And, for my little cutie Kensie, a 7 inch cutting cake with a mini fondant Miga on top.

The party was a total blast - a frenetic and energy filled 2 hours of open-gym time complete with bouncy castle, gymnastics, basketball... then upstairs to the party room for snacks, a cute Kensie video by Cinemama, and of course cake and cupcakes by Coco Cake, also known as Auntie Lyndsay! :)

Happy Happy Birthday my cute little Kensie! Love you lots! :)