A Passion For Baking

Ask me anything   Crystal Choi, 23

Hello! I am a recent graduate from the International Culinary Center, founded as the French Culinary Institute. I've completed the Classic Pastry Arts and the Cake Design and Techniques courses.Here, I post pictures from my adventures in the pastry world.

All items are made by me and all images are mine unless stated otherwise.

Birdcage Wedding cake:

For our final, we had to make a four tiered wedding cake with two colors drawn at random - I got blue and grey. I was torn between a Marie Antoinette theme and the whole vintage birdcage theme so I sort of combined the two. If I had more time I definitely would’ve done some painting and added more small details, like birds, but for the amount of time that we had, I think it’s not bad at all.

— 5 days ago
#ICC  #international culinary center  #wedding cake  #cake  #fondant  #blue  #grey  #peonies  #rose  #gumpaste  #sugarpaste  #feathers  #marie antoinette  #birdcage  #vintage 

First attempt at a purse cake - celine luggage tote bag.

— 1 month ago
#Celine  #luggage  #tote  #international culinary center  #ICC  #cake  #fondant  #purse cake  #purse  #buttercream  #sugar  #celine bag 

Chinese wedding dress inspired cake.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to add as many details on as I would’ve liked due to a time constraint, but hey, it’s not bad.

— 1 month ago with 6 notes
#international culinary center  #wedding cake  #ICC  #fondant  #peony  #chinese  #cheongsam  #peonies  #embroidery  #red  #gold 

Currently working on a Mario grooms cake … To be finished soon!

— 1 month ago
#international culinary center  #ICC  #mario  #super Mario  #cake  #fondant  #grooms cake  #warp pipe 
My completed sugar case with flowers. 

We spent an entire week working on these, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

My completed sugar case with flowers.

We spent an entire week working on these, and I’m pretty satisfied with the results.

— 1 month ago with 5 notes
#international culinary center  #sugar  #flowers  #gumpaste  #vase  #ICC 
Alice in wonderland inspired pastillage castle. 

We had partners in class and this is what we came up with. Some of the elements could have been done better, but we only had 3 hours so i can’t complain too much.

Alice in wonderland inspired pastillage castle.

We had partners in class and this is what we came up with. Some of the elements could have been done better, but we only had 3 hours so i can’t complain too much.

— 1 month ago
#international culinary center  #ICC  #pastillage  #alice in wonderland  #cards  #bunny  #cheshire cat  #queen of hearts  #roses 

Some of my semi-complete sugar paste flowers. Would’ve liked to have a bit more time to add more highlights and details, but I’m pretty happy with how these came out.

— 2 months ago with 3 notes
#gumpaste  #sugar paste  #gum paste  #flowers  #calla lily  #stargazer  #lillies  #sweet pea  #cymbidium orchid  #orchid  #international culinary center  #ICC  #tulips 
Black Forest cake with a chocolate band and modeling chocolate blossoms.

Black Forest cake with a chocolate band and modeling chocolate blossoms.

— 2 months ago
#modeling chocolate  #Black Forest cake  #chocolate  #international culinary center  #ICC 

Sweet peas, peonies, calla Lilies, and orchids. Almost done!

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#sweet peas  #calla lily  #peonies  #peony  #gumpaste  #international culinary center  #ICC  #orchids  #sugar