Saturday, December 25, 2010

Craciun Fericit tuturor! Merry Christmas!



Have a wonderful holidays, everyone! Thank you so much for your messages, good thoughts & best wishes, it meas a lot to me :-). You didn't forget me and I didn't forget you (although it looks like I did), just the lack of time is my worst enemy.
If you ever wondered why I vanished, well, my job (cake decorator, what else? :-))) is like a second marriage. I thought I will post again a cake this holidays, but I don't have the energy to bake the batter for a cake...I know, shame o me...
Thank you, again and a big hug from me!

Sarbatori fericite, va doresc! Va multumesc petru mesaje, gadurile bune si urarile de bine, inseamna foarte mult pentru mine :-). Nu m-ati uitat, nici eu nu v-am uitat (desi asa pare), dar lipsa timpului este inamicul meu nr 1.
Daca v-ati intrebat de ce am disparut, ei bine, serviciul meu (de cofetar, ce altceva? :-)) este ca o a doua casatorie. Credeam ca am sa postez un tort de sarbatori, dar nu mai am energie nici sa coc un blat de tort...rusinica mie...
Va multumesc din nou si va imbratisez cu drag!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Buchet de fructe (Fruit bouquet)





A very popular and tasteful desert overseas. It is so refreshing and...there is nothing in this world more delicious than strawberries dipped in chocolate! Still thinking about the taste and flavor... you definitely have to try it!

Tort tenis (Tennis Cake)






A tennis field cake for an 8 years old tennis player. Alexandru's mom said she'd like a tennis player holding a racket... I hope they liked the outcome :-)

Un tort teren de tenis pentru un tenisman de 8 anisori. Mama lui Alexandru a vrut un tenisman care sa tina o racheta in mana....sper ca le-a placut ce-a iesit :-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Premii de toamna!




Am primit de la Pansy cateva premii super! Iti multumesc frumos ca te-ai gandit la mine, Pansy! Te pup cu mult drag :-)
Iar eu daruiesc aceste premii la randul meu Biancai (Da, Bianca! Insist! :-))), Lissei, Corneliei, Giovannei, Mimisorului, Stefanei, Cristinei, Liviei, Marianei, Anei, Gabrielei, Adrianei, Amaliei, Danielei, Doinitzei, Danielei Bighiu si tururor vizitatorilor mei!
O seara minunata la toata lumea!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tort Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Batman, Pluto si Ben 10 (Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, Batman, Pluto & Ben 10 Cake)






The most time consuming cake so far...I made it for Simona's son, David. Maybe you remember the bomar logo cake made for Simona's husband, well David liked so much the red dino that he decided to have a lot of them on every cake side. And because he loves all the cartoon characters mentioned above...well, I tried to recreate them especially for him. I don't know if you noticed, but my Pluto is a heart breaker :-)))


Batman...grrr...scary, haah?And my favorite, Ben 10 :-)))
My first Spiderman :-))

I wish David a happy, happy birthday!
P.S. Does this cake look like a cartoon characters salad? Or what? :-))))


Cel mai migalos tort de pana acum...L-am facut pentru David, fiul Simonei. Poate va mai amintiti tortul cu logo bomar pe care l-am facut pentru sotul Simonei, ei bine lui David i-a placut asa de mult logo-ul rosu, incat si-a dorit tot tortul lui inconjurat de dinozauri. Si pentru ca ii plac toate personajele din desene animate mentionate in titlu...am incercat sa le recreez special pentru el. Nu stiu daca ati observat, dar Pluto al meu, frange inimi, nu gluma :-)))
Ii urez lui David La Multi, Multi Ani si sa fie cuminte si sanatos!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tort Printesa (Princess Cake)






My first fondant princess cake! I love how it turned out :-)

Prima mea printesa acoperita cu pasta de zahar! Imi place tare mult cum a iesit :-)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Tort Mickey Mouse, Minnie si Pluto (Mickey Mouse, Minnie & Pluto Cake)




My source of inspiration for this cake was the next photo. Eric's mom gave it to me and I "adapted" it for the current season...kind of...tried to...Anyway, I hope they like it because I tried my best to make it as "boyish" as I could:-)




Oh, now I've noticed that I forgot to take some pictures to the cake sides (I made a lovely fence...) ... the lack of time is killing me!

Mamica lui Eric mi-a trimis aceasta poza, iar eu am incercat sa o adaptez sezonului actual, cel putin am incercat...Sper ca le-a placut ce-a iesit, mai ales ca mi-am dat toata silinta sa-l fac, cat se poate de "baietesc" :-)
Iar lipsa timpului ma omoara cu siguranta! Din graba, am uitat sa fotografiez si lateralele...facusem un gardut dragut...asta e! Poate data viitoare :-)

Tort Lightning McQueen Rusteze 2,3&4 ( Lightning McQueen Rusteze Cake)




Last weekend was a "boring" one... I made 3 cakes for 3 different little boys....the same, the only one, the most requested: Lightning McQueen. Due to the lack of time, only one McQueen stayed enough time on my fridge, so I had the chance to take some pictures. And just a little note: this cake was build from my memory, I forgot my source of inspiration (the laptop!) in my bedroom where the little one was taking a nap... so, I preferred to work in silence :-)

Am avut un weekend tare "plictisitor"... am facut 3 torturi la fel pentru 3 baietei....toate avand acceasi tema: Lightning McQueen. Si pentru ca le-am terminat la timita, doar unul dintre ele a stat in frigider ceva timp, astfel ca am reusit sa-i fac o poza. Referitor la McQueen-ul de mai sus, a fost sculptat si decorat din memorie...imi lasasem sursa de inspiratie (laptop-ul !) in dormitor unde isi facea somnul de frumusete cel mic...asa ca am preferat sa lucrez in liniste :-)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prajituri (Cakes)


This entire plate is for the chocolate fans! It's a white chocolate & milk chocolate mousse cake with a loot of rum syrup in it. DELICIOUS! Thanks to Lili, she is an endless source of inspiration! Muah, my dear!

The pink one is a cherries mousse cake, and next to it is cheese & fanta chocolate cake. Love them both! Cellya knows what I'm talking about ! Thanks for the recipes, my dear!


And the last one, my favorite cake is called The Danube Waves and is so delicious; the white butter and vanilla pudding cream mixed with the refreshing cherries & nuts on the first layer gives such a fine texture that literally melts into your mouth. Honestly, it needs more that two pieces in order to get that feeling :-)))


I posted the cakes above in case you wonder what am I doing when I'm not "caking" ... Let me know if you need the recipes into English, just post a comment and I'll answer ASAP.
Have a nice evening, everyone!

EDIT pentru Pansy, special :-)

Blat: (fiecare adapteaza reteta in functie de marimea tavii)
10 oua
10 linguri de zahar
10 linguri de faina
1 pachet de unt la temperatura camerei
2 linguri de cacao sau 3 linguri de praf de budinca de ciocolata (se simte gustul de ciocolata in varianta cu praf de budinca)
2 linguri de lapte
5 linguri de nuca macina sau tocata cat mai marunt
un praf de sare
1 pachet praf de copt
1 borcan de 650-800 gr compot de visine (visinele se pun la scurs inainte de a incepe sa facem blatul)

Albusurile se bat spuma cu sarea; apoi in alt castron se mixeaza untul cu zaharul pana se face spuma, se adauga galbenusurile, iar dupa ce le-am incorporat pe toate se adauga faina amestecata cu praful de copt - in acest stadiu compozitia o sa fie vascoasa. Se ia cu lingura din albusul batut spuma si se pune treptat peste compozitia de de galbenusuri, mestecand incet. Dupa ce amestecam cele doua compozitii pana devin omogene, le impartim in mod judicios in doua, cat mai frateste posibil, sa nu existe suparari si discutii. In prima compozitie punem nuca (treptat si se mesteca incet!), iar in cea de-a doua se pune cacaoa(sau praful de budinca) amestecata cu laptele (la fel, amestecam pe cat posibil cu incetinitorul).
In tava tapetata cu hartie de copt punem primul blat cu nuca nivelat cat se poate de uniform, apoi il punem pe cel cu cacao, la fel nivelat frumos, iar la final visinele. Se da la cuptorul preincalzit pana trece proba cu scobitoarea.

Crema:
1 pachet de unt la temperatura camerei (cu cat mai moale, cu atat mai bine)
200 gr zahar pudra
2 plicuri de budinca de vanilie
650 ml lapte
Se prepara budinca si se lasa la racit. Untul se mixeaza spuma cu zaharul pudra, dupa care se adauga treptat cate o lingurita de budinca racita, se mesteca bine (operatiunea asta o fac folosind o ligura de lemn - face bine la bicepsi :-). Dupa ce amestecam cele doua compozitii, se adauga crema rezultata peste blatul racit.
Deasupra se pune o glazura din 2 ciocolate cu lapte si 4-5 linguri de frisca lichida

Tot farmecul acestei prajituri sunt visinele, cu cat sunt asezate mai multe pe blat, cu atat mai bine...cel putin asa imi plac mie :-)
S-aveti pofta si dati-mi de stire daca o faceti!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Premianta, iarasi!




Cred ca am incantat-o tare pe Doinitza deoarece mi-a daruit un premiu superb, asa ca sa fie in ton cu tortul anterior. Multumesc frumos pentru ca te-ai gandit la mine; esti o persoana cum mai rar gasesti si din acest motiv imi esti taaaare draga!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tort Ariel, Mica Sirena (Ariel, Little Mermaid Cake)




Although the face doesn't look like real Ariel...ta-daaa: this is my version of Little Mermaid :-)
P.S. Please, ignore the writing, I finished the cake in such a hurry...

Desi fata nu seamana cu cea a adevaratei Ariel...aceast-i versiunea proprie a Micii Sirene.
P.S. A se ignora scrisul, l-am terminat de decorat in mare graba...

Tort sani (Boobies Cake)





My first boobies cake is a gift from Dana (a very sweet & nice lady) for her hubby :-). Because they have 2 kids, I had to write the message with a double meaning :-))): So, the words "Ai tai pentru totdeanua" means "Yours for ever" (The kids & Dana, of course, NOT the boobies :-)) ), and A.R.D., come from Alex, Robi and Dana , ARD means burning, hot :-)))). All I can say is, I had sooo much fun creating this cake!

P.S. Many thanks to Cris...again (a big hug for that), because she stayed with me until I finished the cake decorating :muah!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tort Tinkerbell (Tinkerbell Cake)






The second cake of the day is for a 7 years old young lady (the Rusteze fan's twin sister), well this is definitely my favorite cake o far. Love it, love it, love it!!! I know Tinkerbell doesn't look like real Tinkerbell (actually, my daughter asked me if that's Tinkerbell's mom :-))))), so....be gentile, please!
And if you didn't laugh until know, well, let me show you my "real face" that my sweetie made it for me, just to show me how much she loves me :-)))

Cel de-al doilea tort al zilei este pentru surioara geamana a posesorului masinii rosii de mai jos. Ce sa mai, acest tortulet este in topul preferintelor mele, imi place rau de tot! Stiu ca n-arata ca adevarata Tinkerbell (de fapt, fetita mea m-a intrebat daca este mama lui Tinkerbell :-))))), asa ca...indulgenta, va rog!!

Si daca n-ati ras pana acum, permite-ti-mi sa va arat adevarata mea fatza, pe care mi-a facut-o fetita mea, asa ca sa-mi arate cat de mult ma iubeste :-))))

Tort Lightning McQueen Rusteze ( Lightning McQueen Rusteze Cake)





First cake of the day, a car "full of chocolate" for a 7 years old Lightning McQueen fan:-))). Totally love to make it, this is my first attempt.

Primul tort al zilei, o masina plina cu cioco pentru un baietel de 7 ani, mare fan al personajului Rusteze. Mi-a placut tare mult sa-l realizez...este prima mea tentativa :-)))

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tort Aurora, Frumoasa adormita (Aurora, Sleeping beauty Cake)

A Disney princess for another princess :-))) Happy birthday, Maria-Alexandra!

Tort biberon (Baby bottle cake)





This is a special gift for a very good friend of mine. She received the best birthday gift ever: she's going to be a mum, and I know she'll the best :-))). A big hug and my best wishes! xoxo

Un dar din suflet pentru o prietena foarte buna care a primit cel mai frumos cadou posibil: va fi mamica, va fi cea mai buna mamica!!! La multi ani si multa sanatate, dragilor! Pupeeeee!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Tort avatar II (Avatar Cake II)





This Avatar cake is a gift for Olivia's godfather whose nickname is...Avatar :-))) this is a perfect match! Nice to meet you, Olivia and David, you are such a lovely person, and David the cutest young man, ever!

Special thanks to Christina, who hangin' on with me until...3 AM, mooaah!

P.S. I know your first reaction will be to scroll down the page and look at the first Avatar cake, please don't laugh like I did :-)))))!!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Primele mele premii virtuale!








Azi am primit de la Cornelia cateva premii foarte haioase de care sunt tare incantata, si cum dar din dar se face rai, am sa le dau mai departe cu mare drag urmatoarelor:

1.Bucataresele vesele
2.Bianca
3.Livia
4.Alice
5.Alexa
6.Davella
7.Cristinika
8.Doina
9.Florena
10.Simona

Regulile jocului, cum foarte frumos sunt postate pe blogul Corneliei, sunt urmatoarele:

1 . Postezi premiile pe blogul tau si spui de la cine le-ai primit ( afisezi link-ul blogului)
2. Ofera aceste premii altor 10 persoane ( ii anunti ca le-ai acordat premii)
3. Insira cel putin 5 lucruri care iti plac ( poti spune si 10 daca timpul iti permite:) )

Va astept cu drag la orice ora sa va ridicati premiile. Sunt acasa :-)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tort Avatar (Avatar Cake)




I definitely enjoyed to stay until 2 AM to finish the cake :-) I know there is room for better especially the eyes and lips. Thanks for watching!

P.S. Loved the Avatar movie :-)

Mi-a placut tare mult sa stau pana la 2 dimineata ca sa-l termin. Orice ar spune gurile rele, filmul a fost super :-)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Happy birthday ....to ME!!!




The most beautiful, extraordinary and exquisite cake ever made AND decorated! :-)))))

Ai auzit povestea pantofarului care nu avea propria pereche de pantofi? Eu sunt varianta lui la categoria torturi :-)))
Dupa o zi epuizant de minunata, iata si piesa finala , o feliuta virtuala special pentru tine :-) cu drag!

Tort fructe & frisca 2 (Whipped Cream & Fruits Cake II)




I love this type of cake: a loooot of fruits, mascarpone cheese, egg cream & whipped cream. A very fine and refreshing combination!

Acesta este combinatia mea preferata in materie de torturi: multe fructe, mascarpone, crema de oua si frisca. E racoros si fin!

Tort chitara (Folk guitar Cake)




I guitar cake for a lovely and talented young lady
I loved making it :-)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Tort Bomar (Bomar Logo Cake)





Heeey, it-s good to be back again from a "tooo short" vacation!

A few days ago, Simona, a very talented and gentle colleague of mine ( we attend the same master classes a couple of years ago ) told me that she would love to taste one of my sweet creations. Well, I do really hope I'll meet her expectations :-)
P.S. Alex (the birthday guy) works for Bomar

Draga Simona iti multumesc din suflet pentru felicitare, m-a emotionat gestul tau
Sper ca tortuletul a fost pe masura asteptarilor si va pup cu drag :-)

La Multi Ani cu multa sanatate lui Alex!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tort Batman II (Batman Cake II)





A Batman cake for a Batman fan, the cutest and energyc child, ever!! Imposible not to love him :-)))

Un tortulet Batman pentru un fan Batman, cel mai dragalas si energic copilas pe care l-am vazut! E imposibil sa nu-l iubesti :-)))

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tort masina de epoca (Vintage Car Cake)








A lot of thing I have to say about this cake, but I'll stick only to this ones:
I'm NOT looking forward to do this cake on summer time... there are so many details to be added and the heat..God...it just killed me! Speaking about the heat, the road to destination was a trauma...the cake was literally melting down...this is my great disappointment, ever...
Sorry about the pictures quality...waaaay to tired

Sunt multe lucruri de spus despre tortuletul acesta, dar am sa ma rezum doar la acestea:
N-o sa mai fac acest gen de tort pe timp de vara... trebuie adaugate multe detalii, iar caldura...m-a omorat! Si ca tot am amintit de caldura, drumul pana la destinatie a facut tortul sa se topeasca, sa faca pana...este marea mea dezamagire...
Scuze de calitatea pozelor, eram mult prea obosita ca sa mai setez aparatul sau sa vad cum au iesit pozele

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tort ski (Ski Theme Cake)






I could call this cake a speedy one. I received the order this morning around 10 am and had to finish it by 5 pm (I'm slow, or what?)...And I realized that it's a little bit harder to make an irregular shape (I know that it doesn't look like, but I tried my best to make it like a hill:-))) than a strait one... Anyway, because this cake will be eaten in Bucharest, I had to keep it as long as possible in fridge, that's why I choose to make this design instead of a ski boot - as we initially set (I know this cake it's less spectacular than a ski boot, but at that moment I thought this is the right thing to do.. to make a ski boot cake means to keep the cake a little bit longer on the counter top rather than the fridge + shipping = don't wanna thing about how the cake will end up... ). I really, really hope that the b-day guy liked it :-))

As putea sa spun ca tortuletul acesta este unul dintre cele mai rapide pe care le-am facut, tinand conta ca am primit comanda undeva in jurul orei 10 si l-am terminat pe la 17 (cred ca nu m-am oltenizat definitiv, si farama de ardeleanca din mine inca isi mai pune amprenta :-))))). Ma misc incet sau ce? Alta explicatie...n-am. Stiu ca nu prea pare, dar m-am straduit cat am putut sa fac un deal si mi se pare mult mai greu de facut decat un tort normal, perfect rotund (ca sa fiu mai precisa, o sectiune de cilindru :-)))).
Initial, acest tort trebuia sa fie sub form unui clapar care presupunea sa-l tin mai mult timp pe masa de lucru decat in frigider, asa ca, pe masura ce-l faceam am constientizat ca-l asteapta totusi un drum pana la Bucuresti si era destul de caldut afara. Ce sa mai, decat sa-l vad stricat la destinatie, am optat pentru acest design, care este mai putin spectaculos decat claparul (care abia astep sa-l realizez cu proxima ocazie). Eu sper din tot sufletul sa-i fi placut sarbatoritului :-)), caruia ii doresc un sincer La Multi Ani, dar mai ales multa sanatate!