2 weeks ago when I last updated the blog, she was still 14.
And today, she’s already 15!
She had her birthday yesterday, a very quiet celebration, just the four of us.
In a way, kesian jugak kat the girls because their birthdays both will always fall during the April and October school holidays so a bit susah jugak nak organise a birthday party cos ramai kawan2 yang pergi jalan2 during the 2 weeks holidays.
Kalau hantar invite, mesti ramai yang tak dapat datang.
But bagus jugak for me sebab tak payah organise macam2, hahahaha.
And the girls dont really mind having a quiet birthday celebration at home.
They still get presents albeit a bit less than kalau ada party with friends, and they still get to eat their favourite food for dinner and get their requested birthday cake.
Cuma agak pengsan lah jugak we all berempat nak menghabiskan the whole birthday cake!
Speaking of birthday cakes, nasib anak I dua aje so tak lah pening nak fikir nak buat birthday cakes apa each year kan since I’m the baker and the sangat2 amateur cake decorator in this house.
And it’s easy when they know what cakes they want for their birthdays.
And I’m lucky that the girls know that I can only make and decorate simple cakes so they are happy to ask for simple cakes everytime, hehehe.
As she gets ‘older’, her birthday cakes evolved as well.
When she was 6 y.o, it was just a simple plain choc cake with choc ganache and freckles as deco.
Giler sememeh the choc ganache!
But she was so happy with the cake judging from the big smile on her face .
And on her 7th birthday, she wanted a fish cake
Obviously, my decorating skills havent improved over the year!
But she was still happy with it .
And on her 8th birthday, it was a hedgehog cake.
I know I know, still no improvement!
Then on her 9th birthday, she’s still keeping the animal theme.
This time it was a snake cake!
And she was still very happy with her Mum’s lack of decorating skills!
On her 10th birthday, I made a few cakes.
Because we weren’t doing a birthday party for her so we decided to just bake a few cakes.
A super simple butter cream.
And a turkish delight pavlova.
This was when her love of pavlova started.
On her 11th birthday, she had a few birthday cakes as well.
On the day itself, I made cupcakes birthday cake in the number 11.
On her 12th birthday, she asked for a pavlova again.
But with her, she just wants whipped cream on her pav which will look so plain.
So, tu yang I had to grate some chocs on it to make it a bit more ‘presentable’ .
On her 13th birthday, we celebrated it at a friend’s house who also was generous enough to sponsor the birthday cake.
It was an icecream cake! Something completely different .
Lega her Mum tak payah buat cake that year…..
I still had to make pavlova on the day itself sebab mana puas makan ice cream cake aje kan, hahaha
And again, no decoration on it!
Last year, on her 14th birthday, we were in Malaysia, holidaying.
So, no pavlova for her on the day but my SIL made a really nice choc orange cake with macarons for her.
And finally, for this year, instead of pavlova, she asked for something else!
She wanted an Oreo cheesecake for her birthday cake.
Tak puas agaknya dia makan yang mini ones hari tu so tu yang dia mintak a big one for her birthday!
The downside of celebrating a birthday just the 4 of us is that after the cake cutting and the cake eating, there’s still 3/4 cake left in the fridge.
Which we have to slowly eat over the next few days….
Memang akan giler kenyang makan cheesecake lah by the end of the week kan!