Thursday, December 13, 2012

10.11.12 Wedding Cake

Grande wedding cake? Yes...bring it on... !!
I was super excited to create wedding cake with a big bang factor for Ronald and Rica. For the young couple, I created 7 tiers wedding cake with base concepts of Cinderella style, fairy tale with elegance. Colour wise I decided to stick with monochromatic - white base with pearl-ish finish to deliver elegance with a bit of sparks. The cake had different heights, with floral ball on the top, a little embossing and piping works. I absolutely love the simplicity & monotonous color of this wedding cake. Grande, clean design and elegant. Hurray to less is more .. have a great night everyone.

PS. Ronald and Rica's wedding date was uniquely sequential ~ 10.11.12 ~
Happy 1 month anniversary to Ronald and Rica!

Not yet ready ... but almost there
Cake details, a little fairy tale...Cinderella style cake
Taaadaaahhh....7 tiers wedding cake for Ronald and Rica, monotone 7 tiers cake

Monday, November 26, 2012

Twins Picnic in the park Birthday Cake

The Twins 1st birthday party with picnic in the park theme. Initially we had a bit of dilemma deciding on their hair style LOL, at the end we picked the bob style with bow tie. We also made several toys for them, bunny rabbit, rattles, mobile phone (Gen Y kiddies cant live without it), milk bottle, fishie, etc. How nice... having picnic under the tree with your fave toys !! Happy Birthday to Sophie and Holly.

The twins by Margie .... not yet finished, just trialling which hair style we like more

Toys and gadgets for the twins
Twins picnic in the park birthday cake

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Window Display 10/11/12

Okay I was a little naughty, my window display was a little neglected for a few weeks as I had a hectic month ~ teaching, cake project, cake order, travelling.Time to give it a little TLC, bit of cleaning, dusting, and update.
Sorry about the quality of the photos, I took the photos at night when I was working in the studio to finish up several cakes. Here you go, our recent window display, enjoy!!

Classic style 4 tiers cake with different heights on each tier - sugar flowers, bling details, embossing, and quilting pattern

Dog in a box  ... wooffff !!

Simple 2 tiers cake with flower paintings

Close up Flower paintings ...sweet and romantic

Monday, November 12, 2012

Handi's Cakes Tools

Hello everyone ...

I am very pleased to announce our very own cake tools collection and they are now ready to storm the town. Our current collection includes:
  • Various flower cutter set (rose, orchid, peony, lily)
  • Leaves cutter set
  • Balling tools set
  • Assorted Petal dust
  • Assorted stencils
  • Handi's Cakes apron
  • etc ...
We ship locally, interstate/ international. If you need more information on how to order, our full range, shipping and other infos, feel free to contact us on (02)966 34916 or . Have a great night.

Rose cutter set
Peony cutter and leaves cutter
Orchid cutter - cymbidium and phalaenopsis
Lily cutter set
Brush set
Balling tools & Free style Tools
Flower Stamens
Petal dust - available in Apple Green, Moss Green, Pink, Yellow, White, Red, Plum
Various Stencils

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Handi @ MasterChef Indonesia ... again ...

RCTI decided to ran last week's MasterChef last nite and I am really sorry everyone =(
They only did a teaser for tonight's episode. 
But I will be back tonight, please watch me again tonight ...

MasterChef Indonesia
RCTI TV Indonesia
LIVE @ 5pm in Indonesia
which means it will be 9pm EST for Sydney & Melbourne
or 8pm for Brisbane & Adelaide
or 6pm for Perth

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Handi @ MasterChef Indonesia

Can I share another little happy news? 
Today (Saturday 13/10/12), I will be on MasterChef Indonesia  season 2 LIVE @ 9pm EST. 
I will be a guest chef for the show and I will be ?????? 
(argghhh I cant reveal the whole thing, it's a secret, I can only say ... it will be something different, you just have to watch me via online streaming). 

Weather forecast has mentioned late shower & windy for today. Staying @ home seems like a good option right? Get your vege out gears ready - blanket, popcorn, light up some aromatic candle, stretch your leg, stay warm, and last on the list me on air tonight via the link below:

MasterChef Indonesia
RCTI TV Indonesia
LIVE @ 5pm in Indonesia
which means it will be 9pm EST for Sydney & Melbourne
or 8pm for Brisbane & Adelaide
or 6pm for Perth

 Mini teasers from the show:
The Judges (Degan Septoadji and Rinrin Marinka) & me as guest chef
Handi and Marinka

Monday, October 8, 2012

Handi's Cakes @ Hitam Putih Talk Show Indonesia

Hello readers,

I was invited to join Hitam Putih talkshow program from Trans7 TV Indonesia last month. The show was aired on Monday, 17th Sept 2012, hosted by Deddy Corbuzier, the famous Indonesian mentalist. It was a homey & relaxing talk show, pretty much like chatting with long lost friends. We chatted about how I started my career as cake decorator, a bit of my journey as cake decorator and a mini demo for the audience. Thank you Trans7 & Deddy for having me in your show. Time for a little R&R now...Good nite & enjoy my photos.

On Air - Monday 17/09/12 - Trans7 TV Indonesia -
Chit chat with another guess Yuanita Kristiani and the host himself ... Deddy Corbuzier
Posing with the gorgeous presenter Yuanita Kristiani
Little demo from me ... lots of fun !! I made miniature 2 tiers dark chocolate mud cake with white fondant icing & mini floral decorations.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Thank you for Supporting Handi's Cakes

Hello everyone,

I would like to say big thank you to all my friends, students and supporters for voting for us recently. Handi's Cakes has been nominated as no. 5 in the world or no. 1 in Australia for Best Cake 2012 by Wedding Industry Experts.
I am very blessed to have your supports, thank you again everyone .... I feel so loved =)
I promise I will work really hard to give you nothing but the best.

To check other results, please click the below link:

:: Handi's Cakes :: Voted no. 5 Best Cake in the world, no. 1 in Australia. Thank you everyone for your support (source:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Please vote for Handi's Cakes

Dear friends all over the universe,

This year I am participating in the Wedding Industry Experts 2012 for the Best Cakes 2012 Award.
Please show your support and love by voting for me me via the following link ..

Love Me..Love Me..Love Me
Love Handi's Cakes..Love Handi's Cakes..Love Handi's Cakes...the one and only, and nothing else =)

Thank you all for your support. Wish me luck everyone...


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Handi is on holiday

Hi all,

Just wanted to let you know that I am currently on holiday for about 10 days. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email/ facebook me. I check my email/ FB occasionally and I will answer your queries for sure. Time to go back to my R&R ...see you shortly.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to school

Good day all,

I booked myself a cake decorating class with Karen Portaleo around early July, doing a 3 days 3D mermaid class. Reaching Allentown was quite a journey, I had to stop over in New York city for a night and continue to Allentown for my cake class.
The entire trip was very worthwhile despite the long journey, flying 21 hours to get to New York.That was my first ever trip to the US and I will be back in August for my holiday. I was really lucky to meet many talented cake artists (and cake sculptors) and great teacher. It was fun to be a student again.

One night in New York .. view from my hotel room
Sculpting realistic/ 3D face is the hardest thing i have ever done. The face is made from modeling chocolate... yummm
My attempted mermaid ready to be dressed, weighing about 5 kg of white chocolate
There she is ... all airbrushed, full on make up on and decorated. My first ever realistic figure sculpture, I think my hard work is really paid off
Finish product ... she is totally edible
Me and Karen Portaleo, what an amazing artist, I feel very lucky to have her as my instructor
Mermaids are everywhere - group shot

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Figurines Collection

What did I do today? Hhhmmm nothing glam really, I was pretty busy doing a little TLC (ie. cleaning) to my studio and  found some little treasures of figurine artwork. From Cyclist, Superman, Little baby, Wonderwoman, I have them all. Let me flash part of them out before they start collecting dust. 
Hope you like it.

Cyclist with champagne glass and Superman
Wonderwoman...ohh how hot is she?
Little cute baby with stylish hair style

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Handi's Cakes Window Display 16/07/12

I want to share a little story about my window display which is a recent addition to my cake studio.
It is approximately 1m x 1.2m, simple design, painted all white and it works hard everyday showcasing my cake works to my students, students to be, clients, clients to be, and my neighbours.

Let me introduce you to Handi's Cakes current window display, the Eiffel tower and Poodle with bling collar. Hope you like them both. If you pass my studio, please say hello to my window display.

Parisian theme - Eiffel Tower and stylish posh poodle
Hello Poodle.. love your pink diamontes collar & pink bowtie
The famous landmark, Eiffel Tower ... anyone up for a mini tour?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Handi's Cakes in Penang 2012

Hello again Penang,

I still cant believe this is my 2nd class in Penang in less than a year, how time flies. This time around I was in Penang for one week teaching:
  • High Tea Topsy Turvy (Handi's Cakes 1st launch of Topsy Turvy was in Penang...aawwww)
  • 3D Car and 
  • Figurines demo
Students were coming from Manila, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and of course the locals. Thank you to SUGAR for having me again. To my Penang class students, thank you for your hard work, I am really proud of your results, I am sure you can conquer cake in any shapes right now. Check out their amazing works.
High Tea Topsy Turvy class - arranging and setting up
Fillers - Mud cake slice, Cupcakes, Sandwiches, Chequer Board cookies, Choc Chip cookies, Croissant, Macaroons, and...for yumcha lover you can make BBQ pork buns (next to the purple macaroons). The more the merrier, let your tastebud and imagination guide your hands.
Topsy Turvy - here's the final results, I am very proud of you all. Amazing work!!
Figurines demo
3D Car class - Sculpting the cake - very serious students...high concentration mode.
3D Car class - Detailing and some finishing touch to add. Getting there ladies, not far from the finishing line.
3D Car class - Great job again by my students. Now they can sculpt any 3D car cake...any car in any brand, any size and any color
After the 3D Car class - Time to do a little R&R and enjoying Penang

Monday, June 18, 2012

Handi's Cakes in Jakarta

Hello my dear readers,

After 21 days being away from Sydney, I am now back and updating my blog again. I am still a little jet lag but super excited  to share my recent trip to Jakarta. It was such an experience (in a good way of course) to be able to teach in my home country in 100% Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Big applause to Heavenly Sweet for having me and for organising everything for me, it was a great event indeed. Thank you to all students for working really hard and putting up with me for days, I hope you still love me haha. I will be back to Jakarta in September to share more techniques with cakers. Hope to see you again. For timetable or course information, please check my website or email

Me in blown up poster
I work them VERY hard in the class
Thank you to our media sponsors - SEDAP, SAJI and NOVA (food magazines & newspaper)
The Large flower class - feeling overwhelmed, students were coming from Bali, Surabaya, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Ambon and Bogor. WOWWWW...Thank you all for spending sometimes with me.
Look at those cute and gorgeous figurines created by my students in 2 days. Very cute & detailed indeed. I think they are ready to go to the Oscars to receive their awards.

Large flower class students with their creations
2 tiers with flower class, colorful and gorgeous results