I got this for my Valentine's Day. Not that I mind since it has my kids' picture on it. But it is a reminder that romance is dead once you become a mom. Gone are the flowers, lingerie, chocolates, cakes, jewelleries and what-have-yous. So my advice to the ladies, do not complain when you receive gifts of any sort. Say 'thank-yous' between your clenched teeth no matter how much you dislike, how useless is your gift (except baubles or a supplementary credit card). For one day, it might be downgraded to a bottle like mine. Well, plastic flowers is a different matter entirely. Dump him already! I'm never big on anniversaries or festivities, so I don't bother buying gifts. But to reciprocate, I bought IH a cheapo pen with his initials from Watson's. Ahahah~~
But this is another story. A couple of days back, I made this cake for a customer. He wanted to celebrate Valentine's Day earlier with his girlfriend. He came back and said he had proposed successfully with the cake. Aww.. that's sweet. But really, D, she said yes because she loves you. It has nothing to do with the cake. But remember not to downgrade your gifts okay?
Since I forgot to take pictures the last time, I replicated this cake again for my kids for Valentine's Day (well, 2 days late by the way). We went to Sentosa around late morning, I had to collect my baking stuffs and run errands. Time was really tight. Sometimes I wonder why I make my life so challenging. But when you see the smiles on your kids' face, you'll forget and do the same stuffs all over again. I unmoulded the cake this morning and had to take pictures and rush to work. In the end, I tore abit of the jello here and there. Eeks! Okay, I'll let it go. Accidents do happen, especially when you hope they don't.
I tweaked my Strawberries Cheesecake recipe by using only cream cheese and yoghurt. I got the idea from HHB's cheesecake. However, without the volume from the whipped cream, you need to increase the quantity respectively. Ah Girl was thrilled with the cake. Ah Boy is still too young to appreciate. I think I can still do better.
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