Category Archives: Cake Decorating

Roses On My Kitchen Table

Buttercream Rose and Wafer Cone
One afternoon in my kitchen, working on my buttercream roses skill.
**what is it with me and afternoons?**
I remember the first time I took cake decorating class. The class was taught by my baking guru, Fatmah Bahalwan, back in 2004. She instructed the class to start working on the roses, and I didn’t do so. When she inspected the class and found me doing nothing but staring at the flower nail with frowns on my rebellion face, she asked, “Riana, where are your roses?” I said, rebelliously, “I didn’t make any. I don’t like roses.” Since then, she acclaimed me as the baddest student she ever had. I love you, mbak Fat :D
Until one day in the beginning of 2008, I was forced by the obligation to teach 1-day cake decorating class. I had nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. I had to face my fear. Buttercream roses.
I‘m glad I made it in one piece, and keep my sanity. **well, okay, not all of it**
Buttercream Roses
If you’re looking for instruction to make buttercream roses, there are several options you can choose:

  • Buy our book.
  • Look over here or here. Here is a lady who did it very fast! Mine were so much easier using wafer cone instead of buttercream center.
  • Buy our book again.

Brighten Your Day!

Update: 10 Dec ’06
I found where I got this design and instruction from. It’s from Woman’s Day magazine, where it said that “the cake was inspired by one seen at the Cupcake Cafe in New York City”.

No picture on its actual page, but if you go to Silly Cake Finder page, there’s the photo up there. Dunno why. Anyway, I took the photo and posted here for your view.
Photo at the right: Sun Flower Cake by Woman’s Day

Sunflower cake
The sun will come out tomorrow
bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow
there’ll be sun..
Just thinkin’ about tomorrow
clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow
’til there’s none
When I’m stuck with the day that’s grey and lonely
I’ll just stick out my chin and grin
and say, ooo…
The sun will come out tomorrow
so you gotta hang on ’til tomorrow
come what may
Tomorrow, tomorrow
I love you, tomorrow
you’re always a day away..

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It was a mess, but a lot to learn

Well, the title says it all. It was indeed a messy beach :)

Sandy Cake

Someone named Sandy, deserves a sandy cake, don’t you think?
This is my first time doing beach themed cake, so.. well, wad’you expect :) A lot of mess, but a lot to learn as well. All in all, I was satisfied with the learning experience I went through. The cake itself, I’m not :(
But hey, you get to learn from my mistakes!

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Buttercream Icing

There are so many recipes of buttercream icing, just pick one of your favorites and you’re good to go. My favorite is the one using Hollman Soft Cream, beaten up together with vegetable shortening, sweet condensed milk, milk powder and a few drops of flavoring. The Soft Cream is the secret ingredient. It gives the buttercream milky mellow taste, featherlight fluffy texture that melts in your mouth just like ice cream.

Resep ini menghasilkan kurang lebih 3 kg buttercream. Jadi kalo butuhnya kurang dari itu, tinggal disesuaikan aja jumlah resepnya, misalnya 1/3 atau 1/2 resep.

Buttercream Icing
(Sumber: kemasan Hollman Soft Cream)

1000 gr Hollman Soft Cream
1000 gr mentega putih
750 gr gula buttercream/susu kental manis
50 susu bubuk full cream
50 cc rhum butter cream Toffieco (optional)

Cara Membuat:

  1. Kocok semua bahan menjadi satu kecuali susu bubuk fullcream, kurang lebih 15 menit.
  2. Masukkan susu bubuk full cream sambil diayak, kocok kembali kurang lebih 10 menit sampai mengembang dan halus.
  3. Buttercream siap dipakai.


  • Hollman Soft Cream akan mengembang volumenya menjadi dua kali lipat setelah dikocok.
  • Foto menyusul yeh!