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Care Bears Stare

27 Jun

If you were a kid during the ’80s, you would be familiar with these adorable bears.

How can anyone forget the Care Bears? Each Care Bear came in a different color and had a unique symbol on its belly that represented its duty and personality. I used to collect these cute little teddy bears, and that’s why making this project was really fun for me. While I crafted each tummy symbol one by one using gum paste, I would remember episodes from one of my favorite TV shows as a kid.

Care Bears' tummy symbols, ready to be delivered

My favorite part in each episode was always when the Care Bears would bring out their ultimate weapon: the Care Bears’ Stare, in which the collected Bears stood together and radiated light from their respective tummy symbols. These combined to form a ray of love and good cheer which brought care and joy into the target’s heart. Isn’t that wonderful, to be stared with love? If there really was a weapon like that, I’d love to always be on the receiving end.

Care Bears Cookies at the Dessert Table

Best Beach Cupcakes

12 Aug

Making these cupcakes was the most fun I’ve had in cake decorating.

Beach Cupcakes

It was also the most challenging. It took me one whole day to make the gum paste cake toppers and half a day to decorate the cupcakes. It wasn’t really hard to make the toppers. You just need patience, steady hands and a lot of imagination. I guess it was the perfectionist in me that made it taxing.

Perfect slippers
Perfect Sandcastle & Perfect Goggles
I wanted perfect goggles, perfect sunglasses, perfect slippers, the perfect sandcastle …everything perfect. When I finished with the cake toppers, it was effortless decorating the cupcakes. The first set of cupcakes had green buttercream icing with a grass effect to have the look of a garden. The second set had nude colored buttercream icing with muscovado sugar on top to resemble the sandy beach. And the last set was made of aqua blue buttercream icing with silver edible decorating balls to make it look like the glistening sea.
The glistening sea

When I was done decorating, I just arranged them side by side in a wooden tray to make it look like one big rectangular cake.