She's a soft spoken, sweet and sensitive Malaysian girl who swept me off my feet with her charm and sincerity a year a go when we first met through many other Malaysian gatherings of all sorts; from friends...birthdays...parties...events...etc. Unlike me; who's a load of crap most of the time, she doesn't usually have too much to say, but that beautiful smile never fails to top any conversation off with a cherry! Her kind and thoughtful mannerisms make her so pleasant to be around.Her 21st birthday party was held at Centennial Park last Saturday, which I had the honour of catering *grin*
We got there a little late with the food but there were pork ribs and roast chicken to keep everyone happy while we painfully transported the goodies in and out of Jo's car. Fortunately, we didn't leave a mess on the seats; but our shirts were a little stained from the cream and several cupcakes were sacrificed along the way! *laughs* I blame the strong wind...the weather was beautiful for a picnic, but the gale force winds were extremely unkind. We had a little trouble getting the trays to stay put and balancing the cakes as we walked up to the picnic bracing wind forces.The birthday girl was impressed with what I've done with her cake as she only expected an ordinary flat round cake. I said to her in advance that I couldn't come up with anything fancy or extravagant for a layered black forest cake. The matching cupcakes were cute too. A Malaysian girl's birthday party wouldn't be the same without Malaysian "kuih" delicacies; and so I came up with a tier of pretty sweet potato onde-onde cups bursting with rich gula melaka.I'm glad everyone enjoyed the food and the birthday girl was delighted at what I've done with the food presentation. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had to run off early for cake deliveries to make. I'll probably give Lily a call tonight to see how the whole party turned out.
Here's a picture of my "trial" cake. I made it a week in advance to see if it would work out right.