Thursday, 9 October 2014
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Monday, 22 September 2014
Sunday, 21 September 2014
'Bunga telur' or decorative flower with egg
The dessert table
Main dishes - nasi lemak and Laksa Johor
Princess of the day - Khalishah Khaiyyirah and her father.
Last Chinese New Year, my family and I held a ceremony to welcome my brother's second daughter - Khalishah Khaiyyirah, 6 months old. In Malay culture we called it 'Cukur Jambul' or head shaving for babies. New born babies' hair will be shaved during this ceremony but since my niece's hair has been shaved when she was a few weeks' old, we just made the ceremony where we introduced the baby to our extended families and friends.
We just served 'nasi lemak' (rice cooked with coconut milk and served with anchovies sambal, boiled eggs and cucumber) and 'laksa Johor' (spaghetti served with thick mashed fish curry gravy with thinly sliced cucumber, 'daun kesum', bunga kantan' and 'chepo' (salted vege)) as the main dishes. Desserts - vanilla blueberry cupcakes with butter cream, rainbow cake, chocolate balls, curry puffs and Malay traditional kueh.
My family and I had a smashing good time despite the tiredness preparing all the dishes. To my extended families and friends, thank you for coming to our event!
Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Monday, 24 February 2014
The wedding cake
The bride and the groom were cutting their wedding cake
Well, our beloved niece, Sasa got married last October to a guy from Kulai. She used to help us a few years ago and to appreciate all her helps, we sponsored a wedding cake, two sets of 'bunga pahar' (approximately 50 stalks) for her. She wanted a butter cream wedding cake although we were willing to make a fondant wedding cake for her. Her wedding theme was pink and white. Since it was held in a village, we decided that the colour should be bright.
We wanted to try something new, so we decided to make butter cream ruffles. We guarded the wedding cake almost 2 hours but once the groom's family came and all of us were very busy, a kid came up and touched the cake. There was a hole on the first tier!
We had to turn the cake to make sure that there won't be any hole came up on the pictures.
Anyway, I hope that the couple will love each other through good and bad times, through health and sickness; and until death do them part! Amen.
The actual set
Closed up view
You might question why are these pictures yellowish and not clear. The answer is the picture was taken in a hall where there are only warm daylight lamps all around. We can't do anything!
This wedding cake and cupcakes ensemble was ordered by Ms. Mahirah of Batu Pahat for her wedding reception in September 2013. It was held in Pelican Hotel, Batu Pahat.