Sunday, August 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Singapore!

Today is Singapore's 44th birthday. I didn't do anything dramatic for the occassion. Kitchen is closed today. Just a quiet day spent with my kids. I enjoyed watching them sleep, sneak a few kisses here and there. Holding them and playing games together; contentment and bliss. While we curse and cuss about the discontentment we feel, everything from government, policies, ERP to price hikes in hawker centres and our Kopi-Os; take a moment to count our blessings as a Singaporean. I am thankful for the stability and security it offers to my kids and that each child has a chance to basic education. Equal opportunities for men and women who are willing to work for it. Clean water and electricity is accessible to every home. Sure, it is not the most perfect place in the world but it is the only home I know. Happy Birthday Singapore and thank you for all things that I have always taken for granted. I didn't bake anything special, just a couple of birthday cakes I did for the past 2 months (I think). Enjoy the cake walk.


















An experimental piece. Not as perfect as I would like. I had a hard time damming up the sides with whipped cream.























Dora and Boots, hand drawn.



















Princess Belle, hand drawn. The chocolate I used for the hair was too dark. Should have lightened it up with some white chocolate.



















An all time favourite for mahjong kakis.





















Particularly liked this Doraemon. So round. Hah!


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow you're creative! Beautiful cakes to drool....

Did you learn to bake on your own or you went for classes?

Btw Happy National Day to you :)
Andrea.

Bento Pet said...

You've successfully made me drool this morning!

grub said...

wah, ding dong cake so cute!! <3

MH said...

Wow! All your cakes look awesome! Some more hand-drawn!! Was speechless when I first saw your master-piece: "mahjong" and later on the "Omnitrix" cakes! Amazing! :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Rei,
Your "worksmanship" is really really neat and fine! Very beautiful. I agree that your doremon is so very round, so nice. I love the princess too! It was so beautifully drawn! Thanks for sharing the cakes that you baked. :)

noobcook said...

wahhhh... Doraemon so cute! looks perfect and yes, so round haha. You haven't posted for a while, glad to see u have been keeping bz with all these creative bakes :D

cherry potato said...

Oh, I really like those cakes you have done and the decorations. May I know what type of cream you used to cover the doraemon cake?

And for the mahjong cake, are you draw the picture on to the fondant ah?

Thanks.

Jennifer said...

Hi Rei,

Can share how you drawing on Dora and Boots on the cake?


Jennifer

KWF said...

My fav is the Doraemon too. Looks so nice!

Gina Choong said...

Wow Rei, the mahjong pieces getting more refined now. I also like Doraemon. all that piping! I can only paint..not pipe. my hands will shake. Good Work!

ganache-ganache said...

Wow, the jelly cake is so perfectly smooth & the mahjong set, wonderful so real !! Is the dices & the chips made of fondant too ?

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Wow. Delicious looking - you're talented

Haylee said...

I am new to your blog....but you are AMAZING!!! Way to go!!! Thanks for sharing!