Sunday, July 27, 2008

Surprise Party for #2

When Hubs and #1 was in Aussieland for the 2008 WYD, #2 turned 16 and we quietly and un-eventfully had an Italian lunch of Salmon Ravioli, Fettuccine with white sauce and Tiramisu.

She had wanted to celebrate her birthday before Hubs left for Aussieland but we were too busy and brushed off her request. She was quite disappointed and was feeling a little forlorn.

Actually, Hubs and I had already discussed and planned a surprise birthday party for her the weekend after he got back. So yesterday, after all the planning, 'hiding', 'stringing stories', secret phone calls, secret conversations with her friends etc, etc, we finally had the big surprise!

Boy! Was she surprised! She didn't even have an inkling of what we were up to. I had to bake the cakes and transport it to a friend's house for #1 to do the icing just so that #2 wouldn't suspect anything.

This was the result of the Birthday Cake made by #1.










What do you think? Nice right?

27 comments:

Emily said...

Fabulous!! Wishing No. 2 a Happy Sweet 16!

Emily said...

#1 is truly talented! just like her mother!

JO-N said...

Happy birthday #2. You are a July baby like me too!

Love this cake. It's very special. #1 sure has your genes.

PS: Read your reply to my question. Thanks for the tips.

Elizabeth Wong said...

very nice! Happy birthday No.2. You taught your daugther well in getting this organized. I just start reading your blog and just love 'em.

May I ask some questions:

- where do you normally get your supply of the Japanese incredient? I ask because I am now starting to pay attention to quality of incredient used

- in one of the posts, you said No.1 construct the cupcakes stand herself. Could I know how it was done? My son 2-year birthday coming up and would like to have one, which is inexpensive.

thanks
Liz

allthingspurple said...

wow... just take a look at those icing !!! #1 definitely has your talent !!!

kashmirkat said...

Beautiful! :) Wanna bake me a cake for my b-day on Tues? ;) hehe :) I especially love the last picture :)

Lunch Buckets said...

How wonderful! Happy Birthday to #2 and great job #1 :)

Bento Pet said...

emily: #2 had a wonderful birthday celebration! Unfortunately, I am the baker only, creative icing is not my forte. #1 did all the decor by herself! In fact she's preparing for the college exams this weekend and she was still willing to ice the cakes. Good kid!

Bento Pet said...

jo-n: Thank you for the Birthday greetings and kind words!

Bento Pet said...

elizabeth wong: Welcome! To answer your questions, I normally buy all my Japanese ingredients from Jusco @1U or Mega Mall. The supermarket at Isetan-KLCC is also well stocked with lots of good Japanese stuff too. Unfortunately the prices only keep going up and not the other way around!

#1 simply bought different sized cake boards - 2 pieces of round ones and a hexagonal one for the top. She bought two sets of cake 'pillars' and hot glued them to the boards. You probably need to wrap the boards with your desired theme material first.

You need to attach the 'pillars' by hot glue directly onto the boards so you have to cut away a small section of the 'wraped' board.

Then accessorize accordingly. For CNY she bought the Chinese red thread lace and hot glued it to the side of the cake boards and placed Gold bullions in between the cup cakes.

Hope the above explanation helps!

Bento Pet said...

allthingspurple: When you grow up in a house with a fanatical crafter mother, I think you have little choice but to HAVE to have some creativity! Hahaha!

Bento Pet said...

kashmirkat: *giggles* I'll ask #1!
Thank you!

Bento Pet said...

lunch buckets: Thank you. BTW are you going to send in any entry for the competition, just for fun? It ends tomorrow!

Elizabeth Wong said...

Is the stand for this cake also self made and the same one as the one for the CNY? maybe too much to ask, but I'll ask. :) Are you able to take a pic of hot glued parts? many thanks in advanced

YozoraNiteSky said...

wow.. what a lovely cake...great presentation....here's wishing your #2 a belated Happy Sweet 16 Birthday

Tarcoulis said...

Oh my gosh. I've never seen such homemade ... AWESOMENESS! That is one kick butt cake by #1.

3lilangels said...

Wow, that's beautiful. Good job #1, you are as good as any baker. And Happy belated sweet 16 to #2.

Bento Pet said...

elizabeth wong: This stand is from Wiltons. Under RM200/=.

I borrowed it from a friend. I'll try to provide some details or pics if possible. Can you provide your e-mail address pls.

Bento Pet said...

yozo: Thanks for the birthday wishes and kind comments!

Bento Pet said...

tarcoulis: Lots of love for the sister is probably the reason for so much effort.

Diyana said...

mak ai. nice? excuse me...

it's FANTASTIC!!! almost too good to eat!!!!

i wonder how big the cake for her 21st will be?

Bento Pet said...

3lilangels: Thanks so much!

Bento Pet said...

diyana: *ponders and wonders* Probably a "Piano" by then....

Elizabeth Wong said...

my email id is lizwong72@gmail.com. Only when convenient to you..Thanks much

Bento Pet said...

elizabeth wong: Ok thank you. Will respond when possible.

WokkingMum said...

Wow! The cake is awesome! Your #1 should really consider being a pastry chef! :)

And Happy Belated Sweet 16 to #2!

Bento Pet said...

wokkingmum: Thank you for the Birthday greetings!

#1's 19 years old and in college currently. I've left her to decide what she wants to do and I think she feels that being a pastry chef is too much effort and too little time.

For the time being, she's still having fun!

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