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Woola Cake

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Woola is martian dog, described in the novel as John Carter's pet. Here is picture from the upcoming Disney's John Carter.



The making video:



Cutting the cake video:

Customer Story: 50th Birthday Cake

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Some of you might wonder is Michelle's novelty cake tastes just as good as it looks?
Yesterday we received email from one of our customer and we're delighted to share it with you.



Hi Michelle,

I just wanted to tell you how much EVERYONE loved your cake last night!  Not only to look at, but to taste it too!  Oh my goodness, it is unbelievably delicious!  I can't put it down!

I told everyone to go and have a look at the cake and they came back and said, where is it?  So I led them to the cake and said, "There it is...". People had seen it and just couldn't believe it was CAKE!!!!  The howls of laughter when they saw Kevin's head on Jason Statham's body on front of the Men's Health Magazine were deafening!!!!  It was truly unique, original and breathtaking!!!!

Thank you very, very much.  It was a pleasure to meet you yesterday and tell you face to face how happy I was with the cake.

The Chef from the hotel came out to tell me how amazing he thought it was…

VW Camper Van Cake

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VW Camper van cake to cellebrate Julia's 40th Birthday.

Jack in the Box inspired 1st Birthday Cake

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Happy Birthday to Aran who is one today and here is the cake for you inspired from Jack in the Box, your favourite toy.

V&A Event Keynote Video

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The Making of Dodo Bird Cake Video

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The Making of Dodo Bird Video for the Experimental Food Society 2011 revealed yesterday at the V&A talk.

Experimental Food Society Dodo Cake

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http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/879461-the-dodo-returns-as-a-cake-in-a-weird-food-exhibition
Michelle's recent work a lifesize dodo bird carved out of sponge cake and coated with sugar paste for the Experimental Food Society 2011 in London last weekend.  
More about the exhibition from Daily Mail

Tractor Birthday Cake

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Linda from Berkshire very kindly sent a thank you letter with some photos from the party:
"Dear Michelle 
Thank you so much for the fantastic tractor cake which fitted the brief perfectly. 
Ray was absolutely overwhelmed when he saw it and everyone at the party said how fabulous it was. 
Ray decided that we should cut it at the party and yours truly was given the task!  I don't think I would have managed it without your detailed instructions so thanks for including those.  I can appreciate what an engineering feat it must have been to achieve the cake structure. 
Well done for producing such a wonderful cake again in the short timescale given.  Not only was it a fantastic piece of artwork but the lemon sponge was really delicious. 
Thanks again for your excellent service and here are a few pics from the party. 
Best regards  Linda "

Knight Rider KITT birthday cake

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A lovely lady from London wants to surprise her husband who is a big fan of TV series Knight Rider with a cake in a shape of KITT and himself pose as Michael Knight, what a cool cake!

Baby Cake 2.0 for V&A Power of Making Exhibition

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My latest creation, a baby cake for Power of Making Exhibition in V&A Museum, London which is open on the 6th September 2011. This is a remake of the one I created earlier which you can see the video here

Power of Making V&A Review

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Here are collections of review from The Power of Making Exhibition in V&A.

www.shimelle.com
www.dezeen.com
www.ameliasmagazine.com
www.theartsdesk.com
www.stylist.co.uk

The Power of Making at the V&A preview

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The Power of Making at the V&A - The Telegraph

This autumn, one of my creations - the baby cake will be exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London among other artists in a contemporary art collaboration called "The Power of Making". 
The V&A and Crafts Council celebrate the role of making in our lives by presenting an eclectic selection of over 100 exquisitely crafted objects, ranging from a life-size crochet bear to a ceramic eye patch, a fine metal flute to dry stone walling. Power of Making is a cabinet of curiosities showing works by both amateurs and leading makers from around the world to present a snapshot of making in our time.
The exhibition showcases works made using a diverse range of skills and explores how materials can be used in imaginative and spectacular ways, whether for medical innovation, entertainment, social networking or artistic endeavour.

The Power of Making 6 September 2011 - 2 January 2012
The Porter Gallery Room 48 Free Admission Victori…

What happened to the Reckitt Benckiser Cake?

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Remember the cake I did for Bart Bech former CEO of Reckitt Benckiser a few weeks ago?
here are some interesting picture taken from that event!

Light up the sparkly candle, get-set, go!
Watch out corner!
Surprise Surprise !

Is it really a cake ?


Final presentation
Demolished cake

Peacock Wedding Cake

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Elegant wedding cake in a shape of a peacock sitting on top of a greek column. The beautiful plumage of the peacock are made from sugar paste, hand painted and finally touch of airbrush added to enhance its bright and tropical colour.


Concept drawing

Reckitt Benckiser - Bart Becht Cake

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A Spectacular cake created to celebrate Bart Becht  (Reckitt Benckiser’s CEO) retirement on the 25th July 2011. Serving for over 300 people , the cake was presented during his final presentation with his HQ employees.  Reckitt Benckiser is the global company with more behind famous household and healthcare product brands such as Finish, Vanish, Durex, Dettol, Strepsills, Calgon, Airwick, Clerasil, Harpic and much more.

Concept

Realistic cake of their products with the scale 1to 1.5 of their actual product stacked up in such a way that represents a mountain while having Bart sugar model reaches the top holding RB flag as he just reaching the finishing point of the amazing journey he had leading one of the top company in the world.

With the message  “Congratulations on 16 ears of inspirational leadership of RB”

Technique


We started by getting the actual products and stack them up to measure the scale and taking photograph of each side of the product, which will be printed on a special pr…

Sydney Opera House Cake

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Finishing of Sydney Opera House Cake for a wedding serving 120 guest

LED Lightings




Dear Michelle,


I just wanted to say a huge Thank you to you for making our Wedding Cake. The Sydney Opera House is so special to us as this is where we got engaged. I don’t know how you managed to capture this beautiful building in sugar but your attention to detail and all the loving care you put into this creation were clearly evident. All our guests, a number of whom were from Australia, were bowled over by the cake. I wish you could have seen the joy and wonder on my husband's face when he saw it.  It was my surprise to him in celebration of our very special day. 

Thank you so much.

Ann Thomas - London

Thank You Note from Jean Reno

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I received personal thank you note from Jean Reno today, It really made my day!

Disney's Little Mermaid Birthday Cake

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Inspired by Disney's Little Mermaid, this birthday cake is for 6th years old Jessica. Everything you see above is completely edible.

World Record with Dog-friendly Corgi Wedding Cake

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This morning, underneath the iconic back-drop of London’s Tower Bridge, Michelle Wibowo is unveiling a giant wedding cake made commissioned by Freeview and setting a new Guiness World Record for the largest dog-friendly cake.

Michelle worked for 111 hours solid over a period of three weeks to construct every detail of the cake which measured nearly six foot long, over four foot high and over three feet wide (70” x 52” x 40”). The intricate details of the corgi’s fur took the longest to do with Michelle spending 16 consecutive hours crafting the intricate details. The dog-friendly cake is provided by a professional dog-friendly bakery which includes canine-favourites such as; liver dog food, chicken and beef steak. Watch the video below.

Credits:

Client : Freeview (UK)
Cake & Props: SketchEvents
Decoration & Sugar Sculpture: Michelle Sugar Art
PR: HousePR




I love Italia Cake

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Italian lover cake to celebrate 50th Birthday!
What could be better to celebrate 50th Birthday for an Italian lover other than cake representing what we love about Italy! Vanilla sponge cake carved into a massive Cappuccino Mug, slice of pizza, bread sticks, and to top it up a small yacht! All made entirely of sugar! A special thanks for Jacquie from Luton for her kind words:
"Just wanted to drop you a quick line to say a big Thank you for the cake. It was fabulous and got many many admiring comments. "

Prince William & Kate Middleton Royal Wedding Cake

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I use this ideal home show cake competition as a great opportunitiy to do something different, other than the usual decorated round tiered cake people normally expect for a classic tiered wedding cake.

It was really a challenge for me to do this cake. It's a hard work, but I really enjoyed making it.
Prince William and Kate Middleton cake is made of traditional english fruit cake, carved into 3D busts with an armature inside, covered with apricot jam.

The icing was sculpted with details and then airbrushed with colours to make it look more realistic.
It took about 80 hours to make and I uses more than 10kgs marzipan and 10kg Icing sugar.

You can see this cake at the "Ideal Food-Ideal Cake Decorator" section at the Ideal Home Show March 11th -  27th   2011 Earls Court London. I hope I see you there!





BBC - Prince William and Kate Middleton immortalised in cake



Sweet Art Exhibition Tokyo TV Coverage

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This video was shot while I was doing sweet art exhibition for The Imperial Hotel Tokyo.
The actual shot of the making part took 3 hours, and I had to demonstrate my sugar art technique to sculpt a face.
I never use mold for my face sculpting, and in the actual shot, I had to sculpt 2 different facial expressions (half sad, half happy) all in one head- no repeat! and I had to correct it again in the end. That's why you'll see the left and right eyes didn't actually match. :)
The presenter was really friendly and entertaining. We really had fun with the TV crew as well.