Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nana's Wedding Part II

It 's no secret to the family that Nana's dream was to have a 3-tiered cake for her wedding. She had been talking about it for ages and ages.

This young auntie of hers (I am not THAT ole', mind you...hehehe!) offered to make this fervent wish possible. With most trepidation and suspense, this young auntie baked, decorated and stacked the cakes. Fortunately, this young auntie has some assistance from little helpers and a resident engineer who calculated, plan and helped executing the stacking the 2 big cakes on 8 thin pillars, without any risks (or minimal risk) of the cakes tumbling down.

Phew! I'm glad that it was a success, Alhamdulillah.

Thanks Nana, for trusting this young auntie...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Graduation Day!

To my son, Zarif, who has just graduated from high school, a graduation poem:

Graduation Day is the climax of a dream.
A parental dream that began when a child is born,
And their hope come true it would seem,
A triumph held after periods of forlorn,
A feeling of pride and euphoria years away
For a daughter or son - Graduation Day.

It is a peak of success for the graduate,
Not only for the graduate but parents too.
A joyful event after many years they had to wait,
Realizing the glorious thrill of a dream come true,
A genuine smile accompanied by a deep sigh,
Often a handkerchief in hand as the class goes by.
Graduation is a deserving, hard earned goal
With mortarboard and gown as foretold,
A gratifying service of the mind and soul

In a simple and beautiful sheepskin told
That the graduate fulfilled the educational rule.
At last, for the mother and father,
a dream come true.

Graduation Day!
Joseph T. Renaldi

The above special cake was for Zarif on his Graduation Day 06112009, to be shared with his friends. He will be sitting for his SPM examination starting tomorrow. Wish you best of luck, my dear! My prayers are always with you....

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nana's Wedding - Part I

Dear Nana,

As you embark your new life as a wife, I wish you happiness always as Mrs Wan Adlan. May there'll be lots of little ones ( little Wans?) to grace your life and may Allah's guidance be with you along the way... always...

Lots of Luv,
Auntie Zura

Note: The fondant cake above was for Nana's 'hantaran balasan' during the Nikah ceremony yesterday. I would like to thank my SIL and my sifu/ friend for the guidance and assistance to make this fondant cake possible.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Best of Luck!

One of my staff is tranferred to another department. So, we arranged a potluck farewell party, together with two other staff from different sections.

Here's my contribution. By now, everybody expects a cake/ cupcakes from me whenever there's any potlucks or similar events. I don't mind, really, because I love doing it. As long time permits!

First time I tried this sunfower design. Do you notice the large heart shape design, shaped by the three-rosettes cupcakes?

Nobody realized, not if I didn't mention it... perhaps, I should colour it differently from the rest...

Best of luck, Azura. Hope you are happy in your new place...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Housewarming + Eid Celebration

This cake was a gift for my brother's housewarming + Eid celebration.

First time I tried the basketweave design. Mmmm, not bad, but still can improve... hehehe...

May God let the house bring warmth and happiness to the family...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Labbaikallah hummalabbaik...

Labbaikallaa hummalabbaik
Labbaikalaa syarii kalakalabbaik
Laa syarii kalak...

Dear Zub,

How are you doing, now that you have arrived safely at Madinah Al Munawwarah? Hope that you are fine and able to complete the 40 consecutive prayers at The Mosque. Please pray for me so that I'd be able to visit Madinah again, okay...

And, please don't forget to pray for me too during Arafah Day when you do your Hajj. Please mention my name, or at least keep me in your thoughts and prayers whenever you are in Masjidil Haraam, whether during tawaf, sa'ie or i'tikaaf.

May Allah bestow upon you Haji Mabrur.

May Allah grants us our wishes and keeps us on the right path. Ameen...

Note: The above cake is a gift for my colleague, Zubaidah, during her Birthday cum Farewell-for-Hajj event at my office. Her departure date was 30-10-2009. Have a safe journey, Zub!