September 9, 2007

My 22nd Birthday Celebration

I slept in most of the morning...recovering from the happenings the night before. It's afternoon now...and I'm drinking the last bits of beautiful pink rosé champagne guests brought over last night.

My kitchen is still in a mess...
and our staircase still unfortunately reeks of alcohol and puke.
.. It makes me wonder why I bother with having parties at home. *lazy sigh*

I'm in the midst of transferring a load of photographs into my hard drive...and I'm reminded of the many reasons why I decided to throw a party at mine in the first place. The smiling faces in every picture...the joyful memorable moments ...my various groups of friends mingling...pretty foo
d displays..a huge birthday cake...shamefully drunk guests and my face looking too happy in every photograph. *sigh* priceless.
Its much better partying at home when we get embarrassed in private. *giggle*
It still fairly hard for me to believe I'm turning 22. Those who frequent my ramblings...are pr
obably aware of my "age-ing phobia" *laughs* it's okay...my actual birthday is on the 12th of September. I have a couple more days of being young and 21! *wink*
I didn't make much for this years party. In the past...I would slog through 3 days of no rest to prepare food and cake for my own birthday..and wind up having no fun at the party. I came up with a brilliant idea this year...order in PIZZA! *hehe* How lazy..but how ingenious ;)Jo's mom made me 2 double tiered trays of delicious sushi.... even non sushi eaters gobbled them down with glee~
I made a couple batches of nutella cupcakes...

green tea and red bean cupcakes...
mini nasi lemak "cups",Chocolate+strawberry ice cream cake... and that was it!


Jo baked my birthday cake...and helped make a batch of creamy Malibu buttercream to frost. I finished it off with a tiny figurine of myself baking cookies...and prepared colourful condiments for everyone!

I baked and frost cakes for everyone at their birthdays...it's time for them to frost mine this year! *giggle*By the end of the night the cake was Disastrous! ...But oh so cute...hehe..I loved every bit of it! Everyone had soo much fun just going crazy on the cake. They even got creative with the little doll I had of myself. At the end of the night...I had a nose ring; blue hair extensions...fish lips and a pretty crown on my head! *laughs* I thought it looked marvelous! I loved it! Everyone contributed to it and had a heap of fun...It was the best birthday cake ever!
I'll be having the recipes for the cupcakes and icecream cake I made posted here soon... I need a break... finish my glass of my pink champagne..and head off to clean up the kitchen.

**A last note to everyone who showed up last night (I know most of you guys stalk my life on my blog :) hehe)..THANKS SO MuCH for coming over. Thanks heaps for the presents...they were all very thoughtful! Perfect and marvelous!... I had a blast at the party! I'm sorry If I didn't get to talk to everyone most of the night... I hope my housemates and Jo kept you entertained. I also do apologize about the food running out so quickly! *laughs* I really didn't expect so many to turn up all at once! I naively assumed 6 large pizza's, a gazillion sushis and 35 mini "nasi lemaks" would feed 30! guess not...hehe.
anyhow; just wanted to say........I love you all!

21 comments:

Yan said...

OMG NASI LEMAK CUPCAKES!

I swear, I'll love that even more than the butter cupcakes. Mmmmm

Valen said...

Hi! You have a really cool blog and... lots of GREAT FOOD! You are a good cook even at such a young age. I'm already 35... but just started to cook not so long ago, haha!

Good work!

Valen - coffee4all.blogspot.com

the-inner-thoughts said...

wow, i love your mini nasi lemak idea..must be yummy!

Happy Birthday..u gotta keep baking..

Graeme said...

Wow, some party!

Love the collage of little pictures, the guy second pic along, bottom row, looks totally, blissfully drunk.

Alice said...

Hi, You have a great site. I love all your bakes & cooks.
Btw..do you have any idea where the sushi grass can be purchased in Sydney? I've looked high & low but can't find any ..
Thanks & happy belated bday to u!

New Kid on the Blog said...

Happy Birthday to you, Su Yin!!!
Am impressed with that mini nasi lemak cupcakes!!! Only you that have the idea!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Bithday Su Yin.
I am so loving the Nasi Lemak ( you always come up with a brilliant idea ).

- marini -

Chi-Chi Bear said...

Hi Su! Happy Birthday!!! you're a star!! can you please please share the method to make the ice cream cake ? it looks oh so "OO-la-la!" hehhe cheers!

babe_kl said...

it's ingenious to have yr guests decor yr own cake!!! so is having mini nasi lemak! Happy Birthday in advance.

~s h i n t a~ said...

Dear Su Yin,

Wish you a happy (belated) birthday... I just found your blog like...2 weeks ago, but i'm already become a fanatic fan of those cutes masterpieces of yours. You are awesome... You're a such an inspiration to me (hope this not too much *grin*)
I made sort of replica of your face cupcake for my sister, i hope you don't mind, they realy cute...

Linda said...

Happy Belated Birthday Su Yin. What a great party and it was a cool cake! I love the mini nasi lemak. Do you mind to share the sambal recipe =0)

~ashieBee~ said...

hey suyin!!!

happy birthday :) and ohmigod, the nasi lemak cups are really weally creative!!! not bad at all ;)

take care *hugs*

Anonymous said...

Hi Su Yin,

Lovely blog and food you have. For your age, you are an achiever.

May I ask is that wontan skin you use for your nasi lemak cupcake? Its a wonderful idea.

Wendy

Linda said...

opps, sorry Su Yin. Not belated birthday. Happy Birthday =)

jp said...

salut su-yin,

wow you're almost in your mid-twenties! kidding.

happy birthday. 'wish you all the best.

bisous,
jp

culinaryprincess said...

Happy Birthday Suyin!! sigh..now i'm craving for nasi lemak!!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

happy birthday..coincidentally i turn 22 tommorrow..haha..close enuf..

yulia said...

happy bday!

wish u all the best, dear... :)

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

hehe...thanks everyone for the birthday wishes! I've postedup the icecream cake recipe and the sambal recipes up to share!
Happy birthday "joe" who is constantly craving..:P what a coincidence huh?

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

oh...the skin on the nasi lemak is wanton wrappers :)
not springrolls...

Azlina D'sara said...

Su-Yin, you are great with cooking , baking... why aren't you majoring in culinary? sigh.. mmm... maybe not after watching the tv series 'Hell's Kitchen'.