My gift to David Gan

I’m so glad I managed to return just in time for David’s birthday. I wanted to surprise him and the plan was to custom order a Birkin cake for him and I even had the colour and style chosen. But while I was in Laos, the chef emailed me and said Dr Georgia Lee had presented him with a Birkin cake at the surprise party she threw him! Thank the people who invented Twitter because otherwise it would have been so embarrassing!

We were both disappointed that we had to scrap the Birkin cake idea, because she was really excited about making a Birkin cake. We didn’t mull for long because I managed to come up with an alternative which she liked and said could be done!

I suggested to her the Limited Edition Hermes Leica M7. This is how the real one looks!

This is "The Birthday Cake".

David could not bear to cut it and had no idea where to start!

Here's the chef, Felicia. I'm so proud of her because she's young, pretty and so incredibly talented. She designed and conceptualised everything, including the paper bag and gift box! I'm going to hire her if I ever open a bakery/cafe.

Look closely at the details of the actual camera

Now look at this. Would you believe this was edible?

Look at the incredible amount of details she's included in this!

She's got it covered from all angles.

I can't quite decide what my favourite part of this paper bag is. The delicate stuffing or the black cord that is so realistic. Notice the fold lines of the paper bag.

I've blurred out the words on the gift box because I'm a bit shy but here's Felicia's masterpiece. What a piece of art! I ordered it to be chocolate and I have to say it taste as good as it looks. The fondant was not too sweet but delicious enough to make you want more. I was so happy when someone at the salon said it tasted better than the Birkin cupcake at the Fullerton! Way to go Felicia! Whoever posted her blog address in my comments section, thank you for sharing.

Thank you Felicia, and the people at Passion, for helping me make this a special surprise for David.

Check out more of her delicious food designs at

16 responses to “My gift to David Gan

  1. Hi Joanne!

    It was a pleasure to be able to bake for a celebrity 😉
    Really happy with the feedback i got from you guys, and that i got to meet you in person!
    Hope to get the chance to bake for you again.
    All the best, Joanne! 🙂


  2. rosemary kitazawa

    Wow! The cakes are beautiful, but I was wondering can Hermes claim that it is infringement of copy right ? Any advice to share. thanks.

  3. real masterpiece!!
    i m really curious of the taste and wished that i could have a piece of it too! 😛

  4. Everything here looks yummy. thank you for sharing with us. the Leica camera is a so must have with that colour and the cakes…beautiful beyong description.will definitely check felicia out 😉

    TFS Joanne 😉 luv,jaz

  5. wow.. very impressed with the art cake

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  7. Looks so realistic 🙂

  8. Wow! Really amazed! Thanks for sharing!

    btw, you look gorgeous! and do u mind sharing where is the shirt from?

    • Hi Truffe,

      Sorry, realised you were referring to another shirt. I deleted my previous response cos it’s a mistake.
      I got this shirt from a shop at Bugis Village, on the second level while I was filming A Jolly Good Time with Michelle Chia and Dasmond Koh couple of years ago.

      • Tony Lee Jaw Long

        Hi Joanne,
        Hope u still remember me.. btw, Thanx 4 wearing my clothings.. u really look great in it.. all the best in ur acting career & ur love life.. will support u all the way.. GAMBATTE! c”,)

        Yours Sincerely,


        Halo Joanne,
        Hope u still remember me.. btw, thanx 4 wearing the shirt u bought from my shop.. u really look great in it.. all the best in ur acting career and ur love life.. will support u all the way.. GAMBATTE!!! c”,)

        Yours Sincerely,
        Tony Lee

      • Hi Tony,

        Bugis Village?

  9. Hi Joanne, e cakes are a piece of art! i like them! u look nice in e photo too 🙂

  10. Hi Joanne, do you know approximately how much these customised cakes by Felicia cost? I’m thinking of getting one for my best friend 🙂


    yup yup.. c”,)

  12. Hi Joanne,
    If it is okay can I have the contact of the check/baker? I would like to hire her for a birthday party Im organising. The cake looks delicious. Love it!

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