July 3, 2006

Happy Birthday Khapil! 06'

Pinky's relatives in Sydney invited Amrit and I for a homemade feast to celebrate (Pinky's cousin)Khapil's 18th birthday! They live quite a distance away and it was a refreshing change of scenery for the 3 of us. We jumped onto a bus and train over to Epping with a birthday cake in hand; specially made for the birthday boy! I was a little worried they wouldn't like the cake too much as it was made a couple of days in advance and it might have turned a little dry. I didn't have much time to prepare, bake a fresh cake and ice it early that morning and the day before. Many pedestrains and hungry passer-bys were eye-ing the cake sitting in its pretty casing as we went along. Khapil was very happy and generous with compliments. I was relieved as the whole family thought the cake was nice and chocolatey too!
We pierced several candles into the cake and the birthday boy got to make his wish as I snapped a couple of photographs.
The days activities progressed from eyebrow threading to cheesecakes and to Sunday Night movies on TV. We had an enjoyable evening. I'm always excited to learn a couple of new tricks as I watch Aunty cook in the kitchen!
I wish I could have taken more pictures of our huge spread at dinner; but my camera was in need of desperate charging. Aunty made delicious Malaysian and Indian food which we all got to sit down and enjoy.....we even brought some home for lunch tomorrow!LOL
A big Thanks to Uncle, Aunty, Khapil, Dushi, Trisha and Uncle Madhan for the wonderful dinner, warm hospitality and making us feel welcomed in your home. Hope to see everyone again soon.
Amrit, Su Yin and Your very dear Pinka :)


Vintage Wine said...

That`s really a gorgeous cake! :-) Lovely photos too & it looks like you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Ahh you girls are so sweet! The cake was YUMMMMM!! Ohh and those panda cupcakes were also sooooo yummmy. I had a great birthday and it was nice to spend the day with family. Enjoy your holidays n maybe we can catch up soon =).

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

vintage: we certainly did! haha

khapil: We're so glad everyone liked the cake. We will probably get together again soon

Lex said...

oh my gawd.. that's one really nice cake!!! wow you must be really love baking.. can I have the recipe?

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

hey lex; the cake is actually not too difficult to do. THe whole cake is first covered in Chocolate ganache (melted chocolate + cream). The corner border was piped out with a star tip piping bag filled with buttercream. I stuck chocolate coated peanuts around the border on the icing and made a icing sugar design on the middle surface with a stencil. The stencil was made from a paper cut out laid on top of the cake and dusted with sifted icing sugar to create a lace design in the center. I then places berries and silver dragess around to finish off! :)

ashieBee said...

can i have the detail recepi??? the cake looks nice+yummy... :)


Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

hey ashie...this is one of those cakes where I did a mix and bake. I usually follow a recipe; but i was pressed for time. I don't have the exact proportions for the cake base; but it's just basically a chocolate cake. Its actually the design and the berries on top which make it look extra yummmy....youre welcomed to bake a cake and decorate it the same way I did....the instructions are above. I typed it up for Lex

Unknown said...

Very biutiful cake.

Su-Yin -Décorateur said...

thanks pushpa :)