We love Polar cake. Simple and nice so this morning after seeing Yu Ren Sheng, I brought her to get a cake.
It’s her half birthday and our customary anniversary but too bad the daddy not in town and neither we can join him at Perth.
I brought this cake to mum’s place to cut. It will be boring to cut just with me, I guess.
She was thrilled. (Can you see the yellow candles is half of those on the cake? I cut the yellow into an half to represent half.)
Happy Half Birthday Yvette. Mama & Papa love you!.
(P/S: She has changed so much since she was three. There will be a post of her detail developments coming up.)
It’s rather easy for us to plan program over weekend as we didn’t have much activity fixed on these two days. I am thinking to remove Chinese Class and add in a Art Class for Yvette but still in the process. Reason of removing Chinese class because Yvette doesn’t want to accept the fact she will be alone (an unaccompanied class). Let’s see how it goes for the next three months.
We didn’t do grocery shopping yesterday. We have done that on Friday. And so we went Tangs to get D’s birthday present after her music class. I brought a pair of shoes for D. (The gifts we are giving each other are getting more and more practical.) The iPad kept Yvette very occupied because I have downloaded two Peppa Pig apps for her. (Each cost us US$4.99)
Then we headed to met up with my SIL’s family to celebrate D’s 41 birthday at Jumbo. (Our favorite restaurant.)
Before we reached the restaurant, we passed by Marble Stab and this doting father decided to give Yvette a treat.
Finally we reached the restaurant at Riverwalk. Love crab especially the pepper crab!! We have cake cutting after our meal and that made Yvette very very happy. (Though she didn’t get to blow off the candle. I guess she has learnt that she shouldn’t blow off others’ candle from the CC.)
We strolled around Boat Quay after our dinner and found out there were some fair on the street along the river.
Finally we walked in to Merchant Court hotel to have some drinks before we called for day.
We had really late night.
Don’t judge us!
As my father is not able to see anymore and he also has difficulty to walk a long distance; celebrate his birthday at home is the best arrangement for him.
I didn’t cook much. Lack of time for such preparation. We ordered food from store. I cook Mee Suan for FIL and with some Roasted Meat and egg.
Here’s the cake with ordered and Yvette was thrilled.
The feel was good but suddenly my Yvette burst into tears.
We took picture for FIL and his four children and Yvette was not allowed to join in.
Nevertheless, I wish my FIL good health and hope we still have many many years with him.
I will give the credit for my success of my cupcake to JJ Mummy. Although she was not the first mummy who inspired me to bake cake for my child, but her “easy made” cup cake set off my desire. And definitely with her help, that made this uphill task much easier.
She sent me her recipe (see below) and she shared her tips with me on how to deal with fondant.
Ingredients (approximately for 15 cupcakes):
Self Raising Flour: 250gm
Baking Powder: 1/4 tsp
Milk: 20gm (normally I use my boy milk powder)
1) Preheat the oven at 170degree
2) Sift the flour
3) Beat the butter and sugar
4) Add in egg one at a time
5) Next add in the sifted flour
6) Lastly add in the milk powder
7) Bake at 170degree for 30mins
She also shared with me where to get fondant. And this is the address given by her (below):
SUNLIK TRADING PTE LTD
33 Seah Street,
I didn’t get the fondant from the shop. I got it from Phoon Huat. But I still make a trip to the shop with D. And so glad that I did.
There was a need to get the letter cutter for this trip but in the end I decided to get the alternative. I am not too sure I will be continue making cupcake after her birthday thus decided not to make investment for this letter cutter.
As I have already “played” with the fondant before I went down to this shop. I know my weakness and hence, the ready made fondant came in handy.
So it is not exactly pure luck. But still, I know I am lucky to get all the help I need from JJ Mummy and putting in my constant effort to bake the cupcake for Yvette’s birthday possible.