May 5, 2008

There is always a FIRST time in everything

Believe it or not, but this is the First time I baked a cake and covered it with fresh cream. And took the challenge to decorate it with pitted dark cherries, royal icing sugar flowers, and even a peach that was baked in a peach mould, then sculpted with fondant to look like a real peach.

I really prayed very hard that nothing fails me this time. Thank God, everything came out perfect. And Natasha helped me to make some rosettes, leaves for sugar decorations. She also helped me to take close up shots of the cake.

This is a special cake for a very special person. My dear sweet old Mother-in-law..Ah Mak. She rang me on Friday or was it Thursday? And ask if I could bake a simple cake for her birthday. How can I refuse her? Ah Mak never expects much from me in anything.

When I had our first child, and our baby turn out to be a girl, and I thought she would want a grand son. As my hubby was her eldest son. But she told me that girls makes good children. The most important thing is the baby is healthy and I am well. Because Natasha (our first born) was born prematured.

I actually had nightmares about this cake. But I am happy to see her happy. She loved the cake. Because I reduced sugar just for her. And left the sugar on the frosting and sugar decorations instead. She is getting weaker as the year passes by..she is unable to chew on greens now. Even with a set of false teeth..she finds it tiring just to eat. So this is a sponge cake made with Love..lots of it..

Just for you, Ah Mak.

May you have many more years to come and I will have more cakes to bake and decorate for you.

Thank God for Mothers!


KWF said...

Congrats on your breakthru, gina! I can see your mil is really happy that day. :)

gina said...

thanks WF, now I can conquer the world! hahah!

Rei said...

It looks fabulous! Happy Mother's day to you.