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Penguin Cake

Posted in Cakes, Uncategorized on August 2nd, 2013 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Penguin cake Penguin Cake

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Whale of a time Dessert Table

Posted in Cakes, Uncategorized on August 28th, 2012 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

I worked on this table for my nephew’s first birthday some time ago. In Korean tradition, it is called Doljanchi or Dol for short. It is a large celebration, usually with traditional Korean rice cakes, fruits and decorative pillars very much in the style of a centerpiece table. Because my brother’s family lives in Maryland, I was limited in what I could bring with me from New York. The theme was based on his invitations which was a friendly whale. Please see the cake below.

Table 1 Whale of a time Dessert Table

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NY Knicks cupcakes

Posted in Cakes, Uncategorized on June 18th, 2012 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Each NY Knicks logo was cut out of fondant and then piped with icing free hand to create the image.

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Western/Cowboy Dessert Table

Posted in Cakes, Food, Uncategorized on August 11th, 2011 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Western 2 Western/Cowboy Dessert Table

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Exploring exotic flavors: Adventures in Durian

Posted in Food, Two Cents, Uncategorized on March 9th, 2011 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

And now for something completely different… My family and I recently went to visit my brother’s family in Maryland. We happened to go to their local supermarket which, it turns out, sold quite a variety of interesting and hard-to-find produce. Sour oranges, Thai eggplant, Jack fruit and…. durian! If you are not familiar with the name of this fruit, you might actually have seen it and not known what the heck it was. I personally, had seen them a number of times being sold down in Chinatown by the food stand vendors. They are large and melon-like with many spikes (they look ouch) and are sold usually in plastic meshes for easy carrying. read more »

Hermes Gift box Cake

Posted in Cakes, Uncategorized on February 23rd, 2011 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

This Hermes gift box cake I recently made is a nice combination of fashion and celebration. Gift box cakes are great, because they are so easily customizable. It’s also a lot more affordable. A great alternative to a sneaker or stiletto cake, or a handbag. read more »

Toy Story Birthday Cake and cupcakes

Posted in Cakes, Tips, Uncategorized on January 22nd, 2011 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Here’s a little ensemble put together. Toy Story is quite the popular theme these days ever since Toy Story 3 was released. ¬†Adding cupcakes as extra decorations to a simple cake can dress up your cake presentation for any birthday, whether kids or adults.

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A New Line of Cakes!

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19th, 2009 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Hi, everyone! In the coming months, I will be releasing a line of cakes that you can order from. Up until now, I just had a portfolio displaying my skill. While I do have people now and then base their choices on my other creations, I have not officially had a line of products that customers could just choose from. Starting with the spring flower cake, I will be putting up new cakes by season. You will be able to choose your cake by the number of servings and tiers. The colors will also be costumizable as with any tweaks in design. Recommended flavors will be listed for your convenience. I will also mention that these cakes will also be more budget-conscious as this is on most people’s minds these days.

Getting Inspired for your cake

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9th, 2009 by Brooklyn Cake – Be the first to comment

Inspiration

The first thing most people do when they are looking for a cake but don’t know what they want, is look at other cakes. While this is an easy way to see something you like, it doesn’t always end with something very original. If you want something different and unique, don’t draw your inspiration from other cakes. Instead draw them from things! I often will find plenty of ¬†ideas from interesting textiles and fabric or an article of clothing. Art, architecture, jewelry, tiles, art periods (e.g. baroque, art nouveau, bauhaus, etc.), stationery and pieces of furniture can also be wonderful starting points for design. Items in nature, of course, are always a huge draw and can help you plan that cake for your outdoor or seasonal wedding. Get inspired not just by the designs or colors, but also textures. read more »

Greener Sweets: ‘Less Impact Cake’ Part 1

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4th, 2009 by Brooklyn Cake – 1 Comment

That is… on the environment. In light of the “No Impact Man” documentary coming out this month, I have been taking the time to reflect on my own personal impact on the environment. I have always tried to take an eco-friendly approach to my lifestyle, though I must admit, it is not always easy or possible. I’m an avid recycler, support organic or earth-friendly products, use my reusable shopping bags, take public transportation or walk, etc. But mostly, convenience wins. As far as the cake business goes, I always felt that I didn’t have much choice in the way I did things. After all, certain things are “industry standard” or not available in organic form, etc. There were always excuses to be made. However, as I consider more and more, while not practical to put up solar panels on a rental unit, there are other possibilities of decreasing my (and your) impact on the earth as far as this cake thing is concerned. read more »