Monday, December 28, 2015


I wanted to create a wedding cupcake tier that reflects on the couple's personality. Combining scrapbooking and some organic elements to the concept, the cupcake tier turned out quite cool. I took a couple of photos from their Facebook postings and incorporated it throughout the tiers. It tells a love story that is pure and simple. What an intimate and beautiful wedding! Congratulations to an awesome couple!!!

Joy's actual bicycle is a gift from Warren.
I found a plastic one that looks almost like hers, except for the colours.

Took it apart and hopefully could put them back again.

Prepping the parts for spray paint. I need to remind myself next time to use a primer first. Because I forgot, I had to respray a couple of the parts a few times.

Spray painted parts. I had different boxes for different colours outside my house. My neighbour was really wondering what those boxes were on my lawn. LOL!

Assembling the tiers. I had to make sure it could hold over 60 cupcakes.

Was going to use the original wedding card paper, but ironically, I found the wrapper more suitable.

I compared the effect.

These frames were from American Craft scrapbooking elements.

Cutting the base from the paper. So much for recycling, I had only a giant piece, so every square inch must count.

Getting the sides cut and measured.

The base. I used architecture miniature lawn bits. Never do this in front of the fan. It's a real mess to clear.

My coffee table is a mess right now.

I swear by this glue. It's pretty expensive, but it's made for architectural modelling. It dries clear and super fast!

The main monogram.

The rest are assembled with glue foam dots. These again made my life super super easy.

The tier beginning to take shape.

Securing the bike to the base.

Close up of the bike from the back. The little wooden frame was from a laser wood cut pieces I found at the MR. DIY shop. Love Love that shop. Lots of hidden treasures.

Close up of some of the photos of the couple.

Cake tier at the site.

Zara's Quilt

I made a Beatrix Potter quilt for my little niece right before my sister and her family visited. Completed it in the nick of time. Here's the process...

Printed her name on some old cardboard.

Selected some matching fabrics.

Template is cut.

I used a grey fabric for the letters.

Pin to secure.

I ironed in the edges. Tedious but I wanted need edges.

Hand Tacked.

All pink corners.

The whole layout before I sew them all together. The Panel and the borders were bought from Spotlight.

Rounded corners and hand sewn bias edging.

Phewww! All done.

Monday, April 27, 2015

SOON & TESSA's WEDDING | February 2015

Some 'behind-the-scenes' and preparations from my cousin's wedding last February. Congratulations once again to Soon & Tessa!!! And thanks to all who were involved in the preparation work. What a wonderful team of wedding planners you all make! Especially my parents!!!! 

It always begins with the tier. I have in hand all manner and sizes of styrofoam in storage. It helps with the mix and matching when building a tier.

I found this gorgeous teal velveteen material and used most of it it for the top portion. Initially it was hard holding it together, but after a couple of pins around the tier it surprisingly held quite well.

Securing it to see if it will stand upright. No leaning tower of Pisa here.

I used a satay stick. They're life savers when you want to reposition the tiers as you work on it. I think the splinters grip onto the styrofoam like velcro. Nice!

I made table no. stands as well. The ones from the restaurants look old and boring.

Hand cut these from glittery foam. Love this new foam sheets that come in a myriad of glitters!

All cut and ready for assembly.

Pinning them strategically so they seem fluttering about.

See that gloss and shine!

All done! Phew!

Mixing a matching teal with some poster colours. The frame is a DIY photo frame made of quality chipboard. Brilliant for an arch.

Once dry, I always like to layer my poster coloured work with Mod Podge. This is a sparkle coating. Yes, it needs to shine subtlely.

My Mom is my life saver! She's helping me to assemble the origami swallows and the Hershey kisses into this tiny tiny little bamboo steamer I bought from

The swallows were made by a good friend of mine from our crafting group.

Top tier in progress.

The bottom tier.
The little figurines for the cake topper. Handmade, of course!

The seating chart.

The baking the next day. Coconut cupcakes!!!! Yummmmmm!

A little decor for the lunch meet and greet.

The pool I bought from Amazon. Thanks to Grace for lugging this back!!! I can't thank her enough. And Popo for letting me do this on her precious lawn. This was super fun.

And a million thanks to my dad for setting it up. He's one chap you can count on when you need stuff done!

A rainbow of pouf for the entrance at my grandma's house.

The meeting at popo's house.

Let the fun begin!!!

Look at them play. I bet they have no idea, there's a wedding going on!?


Getting ready for the play pool.

Fearless Asher!

Vera and Kai Yeh having some fun by the pool. I have a smaller pool just for Vera.

Zach having a fun with some props. Thanks Grace!!!!

Hayley had fun!

Adorable Asher and Daniel.

The couple of the day! Super gorgeous!!!

Lots of photo taking.

Naked cakes.

Love the piping on these cuppies.

The dessert table

The setting is done by a hired professional.

The chamcha corner.

Who's that? Hehe!

Did I mention it was Coconut cupcakes with Mango Creamcheese frosting?!!!

Spencer, Meili, Hayley and Gracie! All of you look gorgeous!!!

A little group portrait. The Lims.

The bride and groom arriving.

An impromptu photo with Uncle Johnathan.

Hayley joining in the action as well.