Posts tagged ‘birthday’

November 19, 2013

Turning 22

You know how people talk about how turning 21’s such a big thing? And how you should throw that whole 21st birthday party, drive yourself crazy, spend an exorbitant amount of money on the cake/decorations/venue/food – and in the end really, how happy are you, the birthday girl?

Turning 22 was awesome. Spent with barely any deadlines to rush, the best company and so much good food!!!20131119-170505.jpg

I had the best Thai food at Steph’s place (courtesy of her very amazing mother!) – we’ve known each other for like, almost forever. Coincidentally, our birthdays are only a day apart so we’ve been exchanging gifts since we were like, seven?! I know its insane to still be friends with someone for 15 years right? I mean, we don’t talk constantly but when we do, its like there’s no time in between; we pick where we left off 🙂20131119-170350.jpg

Dinner date with the Baaaangkok gang at Au Chocolat – birthday cake for the baker — WIN! The people that made Uni life so much easier to bear ❤ We had a so much fun that night – thank you girls!20131119-170247.jpg

Lady M with The Sam Thumb – my spongebob-lovin’ seoul sistaaaa – we pigs got three cakes (again, YAY the baker doesn’t need to baker her own cakes!), chilling with drinks, SPAM fries & somewhat good music + the view was amazing ❤ ❤ ❤20131119-170527.jpg

Epic fail zouk date with bel bombx – we’ll try again! it wasn’t that bad of a night – we still got to catch up over beers / shots / whisky / boys hah! ❤

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My SCAM girls – Serena, Cheri, Adeline, Mel! Not quite a birthday celebration – more of a birthday farewell cause Mel left a day after my birthday to see the world, starting from Argentina! Its nice how we’ve been keeping in contact with annoying voice messages + texts + instagram ❤ Don’t know when we’re gonna have our M back!

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And finally, I had a brunch date with the parents – the people who constantly drive me crazy but i still love, all the same ❤

So many things going on in November & December – Cake updates soon, I promise!

September 15, 2013

Minion Madness Part 1

Just last month, the BFF turned 22 & I had every intention of surprising her.

She’s obsessed with quirky (or in her own words – “the more stupid the better!!”) characters like the three-eyed alien from toy’s story, the annoying minions from despicable me (specifically Dave & Jorge) & Elmo (to his credit, Elmo isn’t dumb lah ok). Well since Minions are still pretty much the “in” thing now – cupcakes, cakes, cake pops… you name it – you can google hundreds of pictures online – I decided to make her a standing-up minion with cake.

It was a huge challenge – prior to this, I’ve rarely done carved cakes because the margin for error is pretty small plus they take up double the time compared to regular cakes. But well, its the BFF’s cake + a chance to play with something new, hah. Challenge Accepted!

I took 12.5hrs to finish the cake and barely made it in time to catch her leaving the office – luckily I had some help from one of her colleagues in stalling her!

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If you’re curious.. Dave’s made out of an internal structure of four short dowels, screwed to the cake drum + a cake board plus another three dowels to hold all that cake up. His interior’s made of some damn good dark chocolate cake, layered with “awesome” (in her words), salted caramel buttercream and slathered with 55% chocolate ganache + fondant. His adorable shoes were Rice Krispie Treats covered with fondant – technically inedible due to skewers inside. Arms too.

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The extremely proud baker (UB school pride!) and the mother forced me to put the reference picture up.

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The BFF & her “walking dead” minon 😉

Its been a long, fifteen years — from primary school all the way to 5N through poly and now Uni & I’m always thankful to have a shoulder to bitch on and some one to pig out with. heh. Happy 22nd Birthday once again while I think of how to top your 23rd next year. xx ❤