Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Anne is 30 today!

3 May 2012 ~ In support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation for breast cancer charity awareness program I am fully geared up to post this particular cake! Yeehaawwwwww!! Hehehe...

In KK itself we have a non-profit foundation supporting the movement; Kinabalu Pink Ribbon

Having lost my own father to brain cancer, it's an ongoing battle of physical & emotional levels alike. No words are worthy enough to describe the roller coaster journey, It's an eye opener, heart breaking yet awakening experience. One thing for sure, it has made us all closer than ever, and stronger. Come what may.

Okay now.. this entry has nothing to do with breast cancer whatsoever. Na'uzubillahminzalik.. it's just to sort of 'commemorate' the nature of the entry.

I recall there was this one incidence in which a fellow baker had updated her blog with her creation of a 'bra-cake' in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness program which she took part in.

Oh my.. the readers were all over her discrediting her for being too 'western' in her approach. Now since when did breasts become westernized??

We are too characteristically defined by the typical predictably judgmental & shallow minded society. Things don't go their way} sinful! How easy it is for one to play God. But just when one of their clans did what was deemed by them as unworthy of a human being's deed before, the verdicts would be; "biarlah.. manusia biasa, mesti buat kesilapan," yada..yada.. yada... pfffhhhh..!

Too focused we've been in others' flaws that our own skeleton walks itself out of our own closet! .. and oh ya sparing the so called 'kids' nowadays may not be a good idea as well. They may be biologically young but they curse & flirt like a pro y'all! To make it worse, they think it's cool. When they get told off; ".. but I'm just 15th.." (insert cute duck face).

Now where was I.. hmm.. hehehe.. Thanks Jeffrey for the order. It was a carrot walnut cake with cream cheese frosting and the request was for a fondant purple bra as the deco. It came with a witty message as well.

I really hope Anne enjoyed the cake & the message that came with it. I'm pretty sure that I enjoyed making the cake, it's just that splurging myself on a good bra is much much easier than making one with sugarpaste.

After few failed attempts of goggle-bra, sunglasses-bra, rice bowls-bra.. boleh laaahhhh... hehehe...

So just to appease those sensitive souls who could foresee themselves freaking out to the sight of a 'bra cake', I've in a way administered some censorship to the photos. Bleghhh... Cheers!

 From a psychoanalytic point of view, why not. Give it to 'em!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Ryan! ~ The Ever Angry Birds Cake

23 April 2012 ~ It gives me chill to still be updating for 2012 orders.. huhuhu.. err.. help?

It at times gives the wrong idea to readers that my entries are backdated. No no no.. the orders are but the updates are not.

Okay without further ado, here's Ryan's second cake. Tadaaaaaa!! Choc moist cake with fresh cream frosting and the adorable group of the ever grumpy angry birds. All edible!

The cake was then requested to be delivered to Ryan's playschool; Jolly Learners at Harrington road here in KK.

Ryan's mommy dearest, Edna was darling enough to share with us a pic of Ryan celebrating with his friends. Awww.. cute lil munchkins!

Now, modelling the birds out of sugarpaste was fun but very time consuming. Some customers just don't understand this grueling process that they start to question the price. What is the price for one's time, idea & energy put into a creation? I say} PRICELESS.

To me, every cake that bears our so called 'brand' is personalized. As I've been making it clear, it's not about the money. That's why I don't dare to bite off more than I can chew. I've been very lucky in the sense that most of my customers are returning ones. That only spells one thing} TRUST.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for all your support. Thanks Edna for the order & again.. Happy Belated Birthday dear Ryan.

..and a special thanks goes to my beloved hubby for his utmost love & support. Thanks yang.. and it's his birthday today! Happy Birthday my love, my best friend, my hubby. You've been wonderful.  

What?? Eating for two here.. :-)

Alhamdulillah.. can't say enough syukur. For every pain & frustration inflicted, comes happiness in abundant. I will always remember yang.. bersyukur with what little that we have & bersangka baik with Allah's ujian. No mere humans are entitled to judge us other than Allah the Creator. InsyaAllah.

Monthsary at Chili's

Once again, Happy Birthday sayang! Many more to come which we look forward to spending with you. Love you to the bone!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Ryan ~ Thomas & Friends Cake

21 April 2012 ~ Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh! Jawab.. tak jawab dosa. Hehehe.. actually.. actually.. I would like to yet again  apologize for my inconsistent updating. Pfffhhh... this one madam teacher (this is the 'title' bestowed upon me by my students, by the way) has been very very da' busy. Or so I think..tih..tih..

Syawal has just left us, Zulkaedah is here. How was your raya? I had a blast! Alhamdulillah.. literally; a blast, hehehe..

My twin cousins were darling enough to 'light up' our raya with their 4"x4" firecracker & insisted in blasting the thing off in the presence of this kak long of theirs. Bah bah bah.. dilayannn... we had to literally run around to find the right location to get the deed done. 'We' as in the whole household. All in the name of love & support yearrgghhh!! Hahaha.. frankly it was more like an attempt of avoiding the police. Syyhhh.... ekekeke...

Now these are the images we captured from our hotel room during the recent Malaysia Day celebration. NOT exactly what we had during raya but almost.. hehehe.. almost.. just to give you the idea what the police would have had witnessed as well. Should they. Hihihi...

We had tonnes of fun nevertheless & alhamdulillah all went well. Now this entry is dedicated to Edna Lunchi of Penampang. It's for her Ryan's 4th birthday. She had ordered two cakes & for cake numero uno it was two kilos of chocolate blueberry with freshcream frosting & topped with edible image of Thomas & friends.

I should have made the cake more colorful but the thing about fresh cream is, colors just don't pop up with it. Bakers would normally leave the color as it is; off white. Too much coloring will just ruin the taste.

Now this is one baker's task to explain to the customers. Lucky for me, Edna understood when I explained to her. Thank you so much dear, for your continuous support & Happy Belated Birthday dear Ryan!

Now back to our raya, Alhamdulillah.. a bit sombre when we visited dad's grave but otherwise it was surprisingly pleasant. It was hard.. but we pulled through. Everybody made it a point to celebrate raya at mom's. Could really feel the love & affection from everybody who had sacrificed their time & effort to be with us.

From the bottom of our hearts.. thank you.