Siew Boon is a jelly artist who runs Jelly Alchemy. She creates beautiful 3D jelly cakes using seaweed jelly and natural coloring.
She began her journey more than two years ago. Unfortunately, in late 2017 she was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and had to put her business on hold as she underwent treatment. However, she was determined not to let cancer get in the way from doing what she loved. On the days when she was feeling well, she dedicated her time to create 3D jelly cakes for her team of doctors and carers.
During her battle with breast cancer, focusing on creating beautiful 3D jelly cakes helped Siew to shift her focus away from the physical pain and negative thoughts. Moving forward, she hopes to find ways to make this a meaningful career so that she can continue dedicating time to gifting this art form to others.
Every piece is created upside down and can take up to 4 hours to complete. The flowers are made petal by petal using an injection method with special tools. It takes a lot of creativity and patience to create each piece!
Aside from being beautiful, they are refreshing in taste. The 3D jelly cakes are infused with flavors like lychee, coconut, peach, rose etc.
The most satisfying part of her job besides showcasing her creativity is to be able to bring joy to others.
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By Siew Boon