Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Of May day and happy days!

May is a month full of celebrations, kicking off with Labour's Day, which most look forward to with glee. And then there are some cool ones like No Socks Day (8th), Lost Socks Memorial Day (9th, how appropriate!) & Eat What You Want Day (11th); a couple of meaningful ones like Florence Nightingale's birthday (12th) & Wear Purple for Peace Day (16th) and some that are just plain silly like Lumpy Rug Day (3rd) & Dance Like A Chicken Day (14th, come on now...I know you're visualising the dance...hands like the beak, arms like the wings, flap flap, wiggle wiggle!).

And of course, there's the utmost important of all, Mother's Day. This year, on top of the customary makan-makan (we had buffet dim sum), we celebrated with a splash of fun at the water park and sweating it out after that at the safari.

The night before, I baked a mother's day cum birthday cake for mommy dearest. Mom was really surprised and was grinning from ear to ear :)

My niece couldn't take her eyes of the candle. She loves the frosting too!

The cupcake tower was inspired from Betty Crocker's website. The base cake was supposed to be bigger so that all 12 cupcakes can be stacked on it but unfortunately I didn't have a big enough baking tin. My sister however, found a nice square plate that fitted the assemble nicely.

It was my 1st time making frosting too! Truth to be told, it was already late and I thought that I could keep things simple by sprinkling some icing sugar on the cuppies but celebration cakes without frosting? That just didn't feel right.

Alas, I made a mistake of using caster sugar instead of icing sugar. Duh! Yes, yes, this rushing tenderfoot acknowledges the lack of common sense there. Anyway, the taste was alright albeit the grainy texture. Better results next time!


Spawn said...

Hi sis, since u like baking so much, i forward u this recipes.
Hope u can bake it for us next time. Yummy .....

Che said...

yo...sis....keep going and baking and sharing...yummy

Snooky doodle said...

how cute :-)

cupcakesordeath said...

hei snooky doodle, thank you!