Huen Su Yin

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Huen.
Huen Su Yin
Su Yin in 2007
Born Ipoh, Malaysia
Nationality Malaysian
Known for Cake decorating

Huen Su Yin (born 12 September 1985 in Ipoh, Malaysia) is a female blogger.[1] She is known for her sculpted cakes, which use cake, fondant and styrofoam to create characters and themes. One of her most famous cakes is her Super Mario cake. She is also famous for her Face cupcakes. Su Yin currently resides in her native home of Malaysia.


Born in a small town in Malaysia called Ipoh, Su Yin attended an all-girls convent school until she completed high school and went to college in Kuala Lumpur for one year. She then enrolled as an International Student at the University of New South Wales studying a Bachelor of Construction Management and Property 2004 to 2007. Between January and June 2008, she studied at the Notter School of Pastry Arts headed by Ewald Notter. In August 2008, she established her company 'C.A.K.E' and its brand Delectable, which sells cakes, cupcakes and other baked sweets.


The Super Mario cake

Su Yin's blog was originally started in April 2006 during her time in Sydney studying a Bachelor of Construction Management and Property at the University of New South Wales 2004 to 2007.

The blog was originally started to chronicle her cooking adventures and culinary experiences, but gained a wider and larger audience when she began creating sculpted cakes. After a year of blogging her blog was ranked[by whom?] within the top 25 Australian Blogs and the top 10 Aussie Cooking Blogs, later reaching the top five of the latter.

Face cupcakes[edit]

While Su Yin did not invent this manner of decorating cupcakes, she is well known for them. Her method of using fondant to cover a cupcake then creating a face on the top has widely caught on amongst cup cake enthusiasts in the blogging world and has been featured in Girlfriend magazine and various non-cooking related web sites.[citation needed]

Su Yin and Ewald Notter at her graduation

Formal training[edit]

She studied a Degree in European Pastry Arts from the Notter School of Pastry Arts, graduating in June 2008. During her time studying she also included weekly recounts on her blog.

In Malaysia[edit]

After returning to Malaysia, she began selling cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods along with the sculpted cakes which had originally made her famous. In the latter half of 2008 she catered for Thomas Pink, participated on Cartoon Network Asia for a Ben 10 promotion and created special seasonal cakes for Christmas. She also released an array of cookie compilations for the 2009 Lunar New Year.[2]