The World of Marzipan

It had been an honour to received this “Power of Schmooze”, a blogging community involvement award from such a famous food blogger, a food columist, a cooking instructor, a food photographer, a writer and also a wife with two little lovely and adorable kids, Jaden. And we, Big Boys Oven would like to thank you Jaden at Steamy Kitchen in Sarasota, Florida for given this award to us, thank you. Other recipients are Luna Pier Cook, Kirk, Wandering Chopsticks, 80 Breakfasts and Vanilla Garlic.

Schmoozing as defined by Dictonary.com is the ability “to converse casually, especially in order to gain an advantage or make a social connection.” When it comes to blogging, schmoozing is your ticket to making new friends, getting yourself noticed and building a reputation. Some bloggers are gifted with the ability to effectively schmooze and others not so much. To recognize those bloggers who exhibit strong schmoozing skills, the new Power of Schmooze award was created!

In this article that I am going to pen down, may not be new but it had been something really treasured in my heart for a long time and I decided to venture back this fantastic and exciting craft, Marzipan. In this mazipan world, not many people would like to venture as they really take time to be crafted and many had lost their patient. But for some who pursue and found this passion will able to tell you their story of their creation, how they able to bring a pieces of confection made of sugar and ground almonds to live. I would said the joy encountered whereby money could not buy.

For once I had mischeviously crafted myself with marzipan into marzipan……. hahahahaha…. it is me…. Sunny Yaw, the one pictured below. As everyone says, when you start any experimenting with something, you will do it to yourself first, and this is what I did…. me, mazipan Sunny Yaw in his chef uniform, looks young, innocent, yuppie and cute, ……lol.


With mazipan, I also created a pair of frog singing and celebrating with joy. They looks so lifely, joyful and cute.



I also created a little lion cub sitting alone looking for love and seeking for someone to cuddle or to be taken home……….



Lastly I crafted a pair of lovely piggy having fun and also trying hard to be very naughty………….

Here, I would like to express that the works of mazipan can be very time consuming and takes a lot of patient but the rewards are really overwhelming. To create something so lifely, so joyful and so wonderful can be very rewarding. I therefore would recommend this craft to you as it brings lots of joy into your life.

Love, Sunny Yaw

29 Comments

  • Lyrical Lemongrass
    August 27, 2007 - 4:33 am | Permalink

    So cute!!!

  • Big Boys Oven
    August 27, 2007 - 7:04 am | Permalink

    lyrical lemomgrass:
    which one?….lol

  • daphne
    August 27, 2007 - 7:22 am | Permalink

    Look at those little pigs!! awwww.. very red though. LOL oh and the frogs… those are ART pieces! I doubt I will ever have the patience to craft something like that. Good on you for doing so!

  • Kelly Mahoney
    August 27, 2007 - 7:59 am | Permalink

    Beautiful cakes! Congratulations on your award.

  • boo_licious
    August 27, 2007 - 9:53 am | Permalink

    Very adorable! I like the chef one!

  • Veron
    August 27, 2007 - 10:02 am | Permalink

    all of them are so cute! My favorite ofcourse is the chef marzipan. Coincidentally, I just bought myself some marzipan to play with.

  • wmw
    August 27, 2007 - 10:36 am | Permalink

    Ahh…Fortunate enough to have seen them!

  • East Meets West Kitchen
    August 27, 2007 - 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful creations and congratulations!

  • Nora B.
    August 27, 2007 - 2:44 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your award!

    I’ve only made small, simple marzipan figures so I can appreciate all the hard work that you’ve put into these figures which like you said, look so life like. I think the pigs are my fav. so cute!

  • tigerfish
    August 27, 2007 - 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Wooo…sooo cute!
    I like the bear-like lion cub and the merry piglets :)
    Congrats on the award!

  • Precious Pea
    August 27, 2007 - 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Can do a shih tzu or a pekingnese ar?

  • Cynthia
    August 27, 2007 - 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Sunny, I love all your creations, especially the one that’s supposed to be you :)

  • KampungboyCitygal
    August 27, 2007 - 8:04 pm | Permalink

    we love the froggies most..they look so cheeky

  • babe_kl
    August 27, 2007 - 8:36 pm | Permalink

    OMG so cutesy! the froggies are darn adorable and mischievious

  • Paprika
    August 27, 2007 - 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I love playing with marzipan! Just as well because I don’t particularly like eating them! These look so adorable! Gee, I never would’ve imagined you had bright orange hair Sunny! :-)

  • FireHorse
    August 28, 2007 - 4:51 am | Permalink

    Congrats on your award, clap clap, clap, when you visit kopitiam time, will have sparkling cider waiting to clink clink with you. Yunno everytime I come over get lost sikit, have to stop and think are the boys in the kitchen or over ah?

  • Jackson
    August 28, 2007 - 7:30 am | Permalink

    next time can make a naked chef one ar? LOL

  • ~Christine~Leng
    August 28, 2007 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    congrats on ur title! and good work of such beautiful and cute cakes! *claps claps*

  • team bsg
    August 28, 2007 - 7:22 pm | Permalink

    this art is so out of the world to us ! but interesting ( how to eat ah ? )

  • MeiyeN
    August 29, 2007 - 1:37 am | Permalink

    congrats!!!! lovely.. especially da piggy and froggy 😀 must be expensive huh?

  • Ari (Baking and Books)
    August 29, 2007 - 11:54 am | Permalink

    You have mad marzipan skillz! Wow!

    Ari (Baking and Books)

  • Big Boys Oven
    August 29, 2007 - 10:10 pm | Permalink

    daphne:
    yeah red piglets really hot!I am sure you will have the patient…lol

    kelly:
    Thanks kelly.

    boo:
    Heheheh we thought you might like the real one…I guess not…lol.

    veron:
    How is your marzipan? Love to see your luvly creations.

    wmw:
    hehehehe you did…. did you spy on me?…lol

    east meets west kitchen:
    Thanks

    nora b:
    Thank you. Yeah the piglets are so adorable but naughty.

    tigerfish:
    Thank you. They are so adorable and more to come.

    precious pea:
    Can…can… we will try.

    cynthia:
    Thanks…we love your work too.

    kampungboycitygal:
    We know why you like the froggies, they looks so like you two… hmmm maybe the piglets…lol

    babe_kl:
    Yes they are….. lol

    paprika:
    I love colour hair…kekekeke..

    firehorse:
    You really know how to joke…..lol

    jackson:
    we will make one naked chef of you!

    christine_ling:
    Thank you

    team bsg:
    thank you

    meiyen:
    Not expensive sangat lar! …lol affordable

    ari:
    Thanks

  • Truffle
    August 30, 2007 - 6:28 am | Permalink

    Your creations are absolutely amazing. You’re very talented!

  • Anali
    August 30, 2007 - 8:22 am | Permalink

    Congratulations on the award! I’ve never used marzipan. I’ve seen it in the store and thought that I should buy some, but it does intimidate me a little. You’ve done some amazing work with these cakes! I think I may need to take a class…

    And thanks for the link! ; )

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 2, 2007 - 12:39 am | Permalink

    truffle:
    Thank you very much. We will try harder next….lol

    anali:
    Do take classes if you have the time, sure benefit….lol

  • the-inner-thoughts
    September 4, 2007 - 9:47 am | Permalink

    are those ready made marzipan? or u made them from scratch?

    Btw, its just simply amazing to see your creations

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 5, 2007 - 7:30 am | Permalink

    the-inner-thoughts:
    we used ready marzipan…. but also make from scratch.

  • Tartelette
    September 10, 2007 - 12:01 pm | Permalink

    ow that’s talent!

  • Big Boys Oven
    September 12, 2007 - 5:44 pm | Permalink

    tartelette:
    you are also very talented… love your work, so gorgeous.

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