Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kogepan & Flowers

What has Kogepan got to do with flowers? Nothing. Except that they were birthday cakes from sister to sister. The one with flowers was ordered by a customer. These flowers were manually rolled and shaped. The process was tedious. I had wanted to get a sugarcraft gun but it was quite expensive. Took me quite awhile to make them but the result was satisfactory. My sis commented that it has a little Peranakan feel.


























































This cake was however done in record time. I took 1 and 1/2 hour to bake and decorate. The speed is relative to the design as well. I am not sure if anyone is a fan of Kogepan (burnt bread-man) but both me and my sis are. I still possess handphone lanyards, handphone charms, stuffed toy, pencil case, etc., all well-kept and unused. Earlier this year, I had promised her to bake her one. What's worse was I had orders that day. Good thing was that Kogepan-san's lines were simple and straight forward. Here's a brief introduction about Kogepan. Kogepan always has this sad and empty look. As he was slightly burnt in the oven, it was left on the shelf. He drowns his sorrow in milk. But this Kogepan should feel happy. It was baked with love and his destiny of being eaten was fulfilled.


25 comments:

Honey Bee Sweets said...

The flower cake is too pretty! Love your creative design on it. ;) And that Kogepan is so cute...even though it has an empty sad look, lol! ;) Great work Rei!

ssblurqueen said...

Kudos to a great job done. The flowers are beautiful!

noobcook said...

I like Kogepan and I'm drooling at your cake, it's so well made ^_^

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Rei,
Absolutely stunning! I didn't know about Kogepan. Thanks for the brief introduction too! :)

Dodol & Mochi said...

Looks so adorable! I wouldn't bear eating it ... Good job as always ...

Pei-Lin

Tania said...

absolutely beautiful!! the first time i'm seeing this kind of cake decorations. you are really talented Rei!

Tricia said...

Love the flower design. Very well done!

ShirasChoice said...

Rei,

I like the Kogepan and the story about him, so cute.

Wow, you did the flowers with free hands and roll out evenly. Really not easy lei. May be it is time to get yourself a sugarpaste gun. I bought one "OEM" actually for clay making, but never try it!

shira

Katherine said...

hey rei, i dropped an email @ your miyazaki mail. hear from you soon k? =)

FATMUM said...

Wow! Both look great! Thumbs up!

Esther said...

Hi Rei

Just drop by your blog and saw this beautiful "a little Peranakan feel" cake .. Wow you are fantastic. The cake is so nice, if it's for me, 我不忍心to eat it :-)

The Kogepan cake look cute ... what is the eye made of? so white!

Rgds
Esther

kat said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous flower cake! Did you come up with the design? Or is it a new trend in cake decoration? Whatever it is, it looks fresh and great! :)

kat said...

BTW, I did a quick check on the sugarcraft gun you were talking about. I wonder if you could use those metal screw-on type extruder indians use to make murukkus instead? My mum-in-law has one of those to make murukku and the murukku dough is quite stiff. So I reckon you can use it for fondant work as well.

Beth said...

Nice blog. Love your cake design in shape of flowers. That's exactly what I want for my Birthday. Iflorist.co.uk

zurin said...

That flower cake is ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. Its very very very pretty, whimsical and exactly what i would do if I had thought about it!! Ur a genius.

the colours are the sweetest too :))))it just put a smile on my face. tq for sharing.

Baking Fiend said...

I love both cakes! the flower cake, for the lovely work done on it; the kogepan cake, for the sisterly love. :)

ginomballance said...

Great minds think alike........................................

Rei said...

Thanks for all your compliments. I know I have been slacking. :p Thanks for bearing with me.

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Dylana said...

So cute!

Lovely blog!

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tracieMoo said...

the cake is so beautiful! the bright pink makes the whole cake look so stunning.

Jullie Teo said...

WOW!!! The Flowers cake is sooooooo nice!!!!! LOVE IT!!!

Hey, Joel's bday is coming wor.... Wanna get a cake from u again... Hehehehehe

Happy Blessed New Year, my dear friend...

sinlady said...

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely decorated cake. I love it !!

evan 이벤젤린 said...

i love kogepan! i hv the mobile phone charms, sofa cushion and plastic files :p the little story about how he was dropped back into the oven was really hilarious ya? and i love your rendition of the cake, it looks really identical to the original kogepan, great job :D