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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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

24 thoughts on “Bears and Cupcakes

  1. 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.

  2. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job !

    Have a great and happy holidays ,
    Elin

  3. 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*

  4. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. SWEE SAN!!! i know this is professional’s job but not all can produce what you did..so 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 real..so impressive!

  6. 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)

  7. Sonia, xie xie ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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