Bears and Cupcakes

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Over the last weekend, I was rather busy. Handling hundreds and hundreds of bears and cupcakes is no easy task when u work at home. For me, I’ve picked up cake decorating with fondant about one and a half years ago. It’s interesting, artificial yet pretty to look at, and sucks up alot of your time. Well, just like art, it takes time.

Just imagine, after making a few hundreds of bear bodies, you go to a few more hundred pairs of arms and feet, then some tiny ears, and the muzzle and some blush, then the nose and drawing ’em eyes. My mum was just looking at me making it for a few nights and she calculated, “Wah, for each bear, you need to touch / fix it 10 times.”

It’s true, obviously, it has to be like a production line, make each body part at one shot rather than just completing a bear one at a time.

So, if you’re wondering why fondant cakes are much more expensive, it’s not because of live slaughter, but it’s the time and effort put into each and every piece. TIME, it’s the TIME!!! How much these are priced at, depends on how much you think your time is worth.

On the other hand, I’m glad it was bears that I had to make, not barney or any characters from the land of disney. 😉

These were orange poppyseed cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and of course, bears with different expressions. hhehehe


24 Comments on Bears and Cupcakes

  1. Swee San, the bears are so cute! I never dare to touch on fondant, cos I know I can never do up such nice and detail figurines.

  2. wendyywy says:

    Now I see your 400 bears.
    And they look like bears from Forever Friends, so cute.
    Bears are more of a freehand, rather than specific characters, that really needs to look like it, and making 400 that really looks like it is super toiling.

  3. Elin says:

    Swee San…I salute you :)) You are so talented!! So sweet these bears are and so cute. You deserve to charge more for those work…laborious no doubt 🙂 Great job !

    Have a great and happy holidays ,

  4. Cathy says:

    You did a great job! Thumbs up! *^_^*

  5. Selba says:

    The bears are so adorable! 🙂

  6. ++MIRA++ says:

    these are just adorable! and there are so many of em…attack of the cute bears.

  7. Jasmine says:

    i really take my hats off to you! is really very nicely done and each of them is EFFORT! great job! what’s more, you went the extra mile to make them look different. *thumbs up*

  8. sweesan says:

    Jess, fondant isn’t too hard to handle actually. Better than buttercream imho.

    Wendy, I know, like after that my legs and should and back gone case. Hahha

    Elin, Thanks. Happy Holidays to u too 🙂

    Cathy, Thanks *double thumbs up*

    Selba, not when u have a few hundreds of it staring at u hahaha

    Mira, bear kingdom 0.o

    Jasmine Thank you!, well thats cause i cannot make each and every one of them the exact same thing, so, a different face and body type they shall have 😛

  9. They are super cute, you did a great job!

  10. Su-yin says:

    These are adorable! Were they inspired by the Forever Friends bears? Total cuteness overload.

  11. Lena says:

    SWEE SAN!!! i know this is professional’s job but not all can produce what you uniform, so neat and i want to applaud you on what you did on the TNT fondant trucks which i saw sometime back..i still can remember that. The colours and the logo that you made were exactly the same to impressive!

  12. Pei-Lin says:

    These are really cute!! I admire you for that! Your determination and patience! Still, I don’t think I’ll take up fondant as it doesn’t sound practical to me at all.

    Hope you get to eat some tong yuin tomorrow for winter solstice! Take care! Catch up with you soon! (Skype or MSN)

  13. sweesan says:

    Sonia, xie xie 🙂

    Su-Yin, yup FF bears inspired. FF bears are the cutest!! always!

    Lena, Haha, em there are ways to make it look real (the TNT cakes), just need to know the resources keke. Thanks 🙂

    Pei-Lin, wah, u’re back from wedding-madness ? Hehe. Haha fondant is a totally different thing, practical or not it depends on who’s making / buying / getting it. 🙂

  14. Che-Cheh says:

    Ohmy they’re so cute!!!!!!!! Makes me wanna hug them. Haha

  15. DG says:

    Lovely and adorable!

  16. such beautiful cupcakes!! Super cute!

  17. ladyhomechef says:

    These cupcakes are really cute! I dont think i can make even one! No patience, no artistic hands and creative mind set like you!

  18. Sheena says:

    You’re so talented with fondant, these bears are just adorable. I can only imagine how much time and effort it took for each one!

  19. Chelle says:

    omg i cant imagine how long u took to make these…they are worth it though. so cute!!! (:

  20. Chris says:

    These cupcakes are so cute. I wish I could make something a fraction as good as these but sadly my baking skills are non existent

  21. Incredible work! Love those cuddly bears! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you and your family!

  22. faithy says:

    awww..they are the cutest bear i’ve seen!

  23. grub says:

    merry christmas and happy new year! have a safe and sound holiday 🙂

  24. jen says:

    omg.. these are soo cuteee!!!!!!! i wouldnt wanna eat it!!!!!

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