It was very sweet of those who came up to us and said; "AH! I read your blog!" haha *blush* :P
...and not forgetting; big hugs to those who did not / could not make it, but wrote me thoughtful emails and Facebook msges wishing they could have made it. *sigh* not to worry guys; my cupcakes sold out within the first 1.5 hours. I should have made more! *greedy*
It was awesome!
...Nothing like a full days work and making a weeks wage out of it! *evil grin* :P
The weather was gloomy the entire day up to 6pm when we were about to open up. It was fixing to rain; and constant teasing of drizzles were making us nervous. Despite all of that; everything was still wonderful; and with Amanda running things so well; it was too perfect.
I had been baking cupcakes all morning and the evening before; and there were 6 large boxes full of these pretty little babies by 2pm! I wish I had taken the time to take better pictures of each of them.
Nasi Lemak Cups;Yummy Pandan Coconut cuppy cakes;
Wobbly little Mango Puddings; and Sago Gula Melaka cooked with coconut cream;*(Unfortunately these two were kept in the fridge all day and I had forgotten to take photos of them!) *sigh*
My 2 beautiful housemates volunteered to help sell my cupcakes and I dressed them in pastel pink + angel halo's just for fun! They were cute and it helped attract attention to my little pink stall. Whispers of, "Oh, look! an Angel!" followed the girls around all night!
Jo helped fold boxes; buy food and dip strawberries throughout the day. We didn't have a chance to have food and visit the other pasar malam stalls that night as we were busy behind the counter. Sweet Jo stood in lines all night getting us dinner! *MmMmm* satay... roti canai... it was delicious! He's such a darling.
We were placed right next to the band playing and the view from our slightly elevated platform was fantastic! Everyone was mingling; having fun and singing along with the awesome band that was playing. The whole bustling sensation to the night transported me back to Pasar Malams back in Malaysia. *laughs*
My dearest buddy, Eddy also turned up after a long days work to help out at the stall; I put the loud and cheeky Edward in charge of the strawberries and Charity chocolate fountain. We had prepared three trays of strawberries; but everyone else was more interested in spending money on cupcakes! The fountain churning out thick deliciously luscious fudge did help attract attention to the stall; but the pretty and cute cupcakes managed to steal the show. Poor Eddy was having a hard time pushing strawberries for a gold coin donation each! *laughs* We eventually finished selling out the cupcakes and I sent my pair of beautiful angels around to push more sales for the strawberries. The profits from the strawberry fountain were directed to MERCY Malaysia and I wanted to make a substantial amount worth sending *laughs* I had contacted MERCY through a couple of The Star newspaper correspondents after reading an article they had written about MERCY needing funds to help support on-going projects in rural areas in all the Malaysian states. MERCY stands for Malaysian Medical Relief Society. CLick here for more info if you would like to help out too!
Everything was peachy keen till the evil rain clouds decided it was the end of our party *SOB* lucky for us; we were under a huge tree which gave us enough time to use our quick reflexes to grab large trays and shades to cover our precious fountain full of chocolate! A dear friend; Nali even stood by us through the night to help hold up the umbrella above our fountain as we sold the strawberries out cheap to clean up our stock. *sigh* The crowd began to disperse a little after the rain; and we had no choice but to give out the strawberries at $2 for 10! I cry thinking about my sinfully delicious Callebaut milk fudge being sold dirt cheap. *laughs* Oh well; we tried as hard as we could to sell off the berries and more funds for MERCY; but AUD$121.00 was pretty much the best we could do considering our circumstances.
It was not even close to what I had intended to raise; but I guess it was better than I had expected of the rainy evening.
I didn't exactly have many opportunities to snap good photos throughout the night. Especially of ourselves; but here are a couple of pictures courtesy of Min; he has a great camera! and awesome photography skills. Thanks Min!
So.....did we have fun?
OMG Yes!!... *in tired voice*
Haha my pretty pair of angels are exhausted and Eddy + Jo must be very tired from all the lugging of trays and cupcakes around. We returned together to mine; where we sum-ed our profits and released big pleasant sighs of relief. I really don't know how much to thank my dear friends who are always there to calm my storms of frustration and help out every time I need a couple of extra hands. I can buy them a million dinners, shower them with shoes, bake Eddy hundreds of his favourite cheesecakes~, and it still wouldn't be enough. I can't seem to put a price tag on my appreciation for their effort and friendship. I know I'm not the best friend in the world; I'm sorry if I insulted you by trying to "pay" you for your help, but I really mean it deep down, It wouldn't have been a such a success without you, thanks girls, Eddy and Jo, Su yin wouldn't be the same person she is today without having had you in her life.
**in deep Malaysian accent: "I buy dinner tomorrow, okay? "** :P