Purple Peonies Cake

Hi! been quite some time since my last post.

This is cake I made last week for someone’s 60th birthday. I wasn’t sure what would be the best color for 60th birthday, after mixing red, pink, orange, and blue finally I got this color and love it. These peonies were the biggest buttercream flower I’ve ever made, I was afraid they would not hold their shapes after transporting.. fortunately all come out great and the customer was happy with it.




Hope this inspires you!

May Cakes

These are cakes I made during the month of may, hope it inspires you!

red roses mothersday cake


Mom's flower basket


Petite rose



Soccer Cake



Starting My Cakery

I just started my cakery recently. It started after I made the chocolate lace birthday cake for my husband. A friend of mine wanted to order one. Here is the picture of that cake that became the milestone🙂

mocha cake with chocolate lace

I also made custom buttercream cakes beside the standard chocolate lace that has become a hit.

This is succulent cake, all swiss buttercream decor, enjoyed making this very much.

succulent cake


The Pink Rose anniversary cake which was inspired by David Austin rose I have in my garden.

kristanto anniv cake



Ladybug Dress

This is the dress I made for my daughter’s 3rd birthday, the ladybug dress. Also made the ladybug cake for the birthday party, check it here: https://sweetsourmoments.com/2016/02/16/ladybug-birthday-cake/


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Bought this ladybug fabric and buttons from Jo-ann almost a year ago, aren’t they cute?

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Can’t believe she is three, how come?

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Flower Bouquet Valentine Cake

I’m definitely in cake decorating mood, as you can see this is my 3rd post in a row… well I just started learn about it and find out that decorating with buttercream is so much fun.

The church community I involve in had a valentine luncheon last sunday, and I brought this cake as part of the celebration. Since the very beginning this cake was all about its decoration, I focused mostly on how it looked like than how it tasted like🙂 … I wanted to use this cake as my learning canvas for some buttercream flower techniques I saw in pinterest. As you will see, there are variation of flowers and colors.


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For the decoration portion alone I spent almost 4hours, major part was in mixing and testing the color. What can I say, I really enjoyed it.. didn’t feel that long when you did something that you like.

I’m pretty happy with the look🙂

Happy Valentine, hope this inspires you!


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Ladybug Birthday Cake

As I said before, I don’t have many occasions to make a cake that I can experiment with the cake decoration… so making this cake for my little one 3rd birthday was a big deal to me, not only because I got the chance to decorate it but also because this was the 1st time for me to make her birthday cake. For her 3rd birthday cake, the theme is ladybug… I also made her dress with ladybug theme, I will post it later.


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This was my 1st time to make fondant figure, ladybug… got the idea from pinterest. Lesson: wear gloves when mixing the color, it’s hard to clean once it stains our hands especially with red and black color.

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The buttercream I used was American buttercream which is mixture of butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. I’m happy with the final result, more important I’m happy that my daughter loved it.


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Rose Bouquet Butter Cream Decorating – Anniversary Cake

This is a special project to me, not only because this is our 10th anniversary cake but also because I’d been looking forward to decorate a cake like this. To be honest, I don’t have many occasions where I can experiment with cake decorating… we only have 3 birthdays and 1 anniversary in a year, often times we celebrated it during our visit to Indonesia which means we had the cake from the bakery there. So moment like this is quite rare.

I’m a big big fan of butter cream decorating, it looks delicate soft and elegant to me.. well I also see many fondant decorating which are very cute and lovely but it never gives the same awe as when I see butter cream decorating.. what I mean here is when I compare them apple to apple in size and theme. But of course fondant can provide you with more possibility given its flexibility.


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The hardest part was not the flowers part, it was how to get the smooth cover on the cake. There is tutorial about using Viva paper towel to smooth it which I will try next time.

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I had so much fun preparing the flowers… my best friend said to me that it’s actually kind of our me time and stress relieve, since we both share about the same hobby and passion (craft and art), and she is totally right.

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Happy anniversary to us.

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