Monday, 21 April 2014

The evolution of the birthday cake

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 Smile.


And on her 7th birthday, she wanted a fish cake Smile


Obviously, my decorating skills havent improved over the year!


But she was still happy with it Smile.


And on her 8th birthday, it was a hedgehog cake.


I know I know, still no improvement! Smile with tongue out

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! Smile


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’ Smile.


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 Smile.


Lega her Mum tak payah buat cake that year…..

Yeah right!

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!


Umm AA said...

Hepi besday for Miss 15 now..yeayy..
jeles jgk tengok kepandaian akak decorate kek nie..untung sungguh dorang..:)

norkiahs said...

sedapnya nampak cake tu

Azian Elias said...

salam dear..

lamanya akak tak mampir sini.. apa khabar..

tup2 tengok anak dara awak besar sungguh dah.. untung dia.. mommy pandai buat cake.. decor cam ne pun anak2 pasti suka.. wish her happy belated birthday ye.. semoga membesar menjadi anak yang solehah...tak balik meru ke?

Kniedaz said...

Happy belated birthday Ms15..
i love oreo cheesecake! meh anta ke Penang..hahaha

JunAina said...

Dah remajakan tak nak lagi dah cake dengan deco ala2 budak2 tu...

Happy belated bufday Ms15...

Unknown said...

happy belated birthday ms 15..hehe..

Neny said...

Kak, u must be very proud that u managed to bake their birthday cake every year....

They surely remember it sampai bila2 :)

Nani said...

sedapnya tgk kek2 tu, rasa meleleh air liur nie...bestkan pandai buat kek sendiri...klu saya nie beli ajer ler...

Hanis said...

sedapnyaa.. teringin nk buat kek mcm tuh jugak.. =)

Nina @ BabyBoon said...

Wow fifteen already!! Happy belated bday!
Your cakes are awesome ok. Homemade are always the best in my opinion ;)

Unknown said...

waaaaaa...kak LG!! rasa kagum dgn all the animal theme cakes. tak cantik takpe kak, effort itu penting. :)

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Badar The Great said...

Happy Birthday to you Miss 15 ....moga menjadi anak yg soleha dan berjaya dlm pelajaran. amin

Kelakar akak tgok the earlier cakes tu Fish cake, hedgehog cake and snake cake!!! huhu itula memories yg sgt cute. Good effort frm you, bravo sis. U shld be proud ada jg skill .

kak tyea said...

Sanah helwah, Alya. Anak dara kak LG yg manis. mmmmmmoga sukses dalam apa jua bidang.

Unknown said...

happy birthday miss 15...may bright future be with you..
the latest cake looks sooooo sedaaapppp...

umihumairah said...

appy besday miss 15..makin mnarik kek kak myn

JaSSNaNi said...

Happy birthday for miss 15...
Walaupun x syantek mana.. namun puas hati kan sebab hajat anak tercapai... nani pun sokmo camtu kak.. tak teror pun deco mendeco kek... namun puas kalau anak2 happy... I'm telling that's is my experience...

Yan said...

back in blogworld again & i forgot how much fun it is to read your blog!! :)) Happy Birthday sweet girl! I remembered reading all those pavlova birthday posts & she's still kanak2 ribena, now she's all so mature looking!

vivien_capri said...

happy Birthday Miss 15!

woah! a complete evolution of cakes hehe..

best dapat bake utk anak2 kan kak LG. puas hati. sebab it comes from the heart hehe