A Singapore home baker is lighting up the internet with her adorable creations.
Susanne Ng’s pastel works of art are sculpted from chiffon cake, a foam-like cake that’s fluffy and lighter than the typical butter cake.
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The 37-year-old stay-at-home-mum is armed with a PhD in biomedical engineering. She started baking for her kids’ playdates four years ago, and started baking more chiffon cakes, when she realised how much sugar goes into the average butter cake.
That hobby’s since turned into a full-time obsession. Ng has written two hit books on chiffon cake baking, and another on macarons.
With three kids at home, her cakes are sometimes modelled off stuffed toys lying around, she said in an interview with Mashable.
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It takes an entire day to make one cake.
Many of her large cakes take up to a whole day to make.
For a teddy bear, for example, each part takes about an hour to bake. You need to let the cake cool and take it out of its mould before assembly, which takes another half day.
Naturally, she’s got all manner of tube pans and ball cake pans, for the different shapes required. She also uses household items like egg shells and paper cones for smaller parts.
She has to predict how each part will come out of the mould, before she spoons the batter in, she said.
Tinier details like flowers, eyes, and ears are sculpted from sheets of cake, before they get glued on with melted chocolate or marshmallows.
Ng said she gets a lot of requests to make different designs, which she tries to take on. “I like variety,” she said. “I like to try new designs, new challenges…people even ask me to make superheroes.”
Ng added that her science background has helped her in the baking process.
“I think I take a scientific approach to baking, in terms of studying, understanding and then controlling the patterns and processes,” she said. “For every creation I make, I try to challenge myself to create something new.”
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