Monthly Archives: March 2014

Latest cakes and cookies

Being a bit of a girly girl, naturally I loved working on these floral cookies for a baby shower. All the flowers were handmade. Quite time consuming but it was a fun process. I can’t wait to show off this amazing baby shower that a friend of mine put together. Just wow, that is all. 
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This cookies and cake set was a pleasure to make too. The trickiest part was geting the teal colour right. The client gave me the invitation to work with and I had to match the colours. The teal was achieved with a mixture of Wilton cornflour blue, dark teal and sky blue (white fondant). 
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Sassy Mama Awards 2014 WINNER!

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A few weeks back, a friend texted me to congratulate Red Carousel’s win…my response was “what win?”…unbeknownst to me, Red Carousel had been voted “Best party shop for planning and supplies” in Singapore by Sassy Mama readers! And to think I didn’t even have to bribe anyone! hehe…

 

Well I can say that it was a really wonderful surprise! I’m totally blown away by all the support we have received in the short time we have been in business (9 months). Red Carousel has gone from strength to strength, not just with the online shop, but in all areas. Great news is we will keep expanding the product offerings in the shop and in our props hire section. We will continue to fill up the shelves of Monday’s Off, our new stockist in Haji Lane Singapore. Our sell-out cake decorating classes has expanded with the addition of Cake Pops courses. But sadly it means we have to say no to a lot of cake, dessert table and party styling enquiries, since we can only take on a very limited number of bookings – there’s only so much one woman can do! Which leads me to another topic…

 

I need an admin assistant. Soon! So I am on the hunt if anyone wishes to contact me about job opportunities, please email hello@redcarousel.com. Singaporean or PR status required. 

 

In June we will be celebrating Red Carousel’s first birthday, which can only mean one thing…Party time! And…a new website! Oh yes, that is in the works too. I plan to shut the online shop for a week or two in May to make this all happen…so be forewarned. If you need pretty party supplies during May, do your shopping early! 

 

Thank you everyone, really, thank you! It’s been a lot of hard work, but so worth it! I’ve had the time of my life. I’ve loved working with/for an amazing bunch of people and really looking forward to the projects coming up. Thanks again x

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Firefighter theme cake

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This was our first ‘Firefighter’ themed cake and it was a pleasure to make! Adil and Nadrah’s mum wanted two ‘hummingbird’ flavour cakes for the joint party. I used rice krispie treats for the inside of the fire engine, making it all edible. This was a mixture of rice krispies, butter and marshmallows. I shaped it in a rectangle and then covered it with fondant. It worked surprisingly well and tasted pretty yummy! I tried new facial features for the figurine and paid particular attention to the eyes and mouth.
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We were also asked to provide some matching cookies and decorations – the big balloons and tassel worked well with the theme colours. A few other items were hired from us too, such as the drinks dispenser, table cloth, wooden tray and cookie jars. 
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