Nov 12, 2016

22 Things We Did For The Man's Birthday

I started the day by making hard-boiled eggs. It was then rolled in red food colouring as a symbol of renewed life and happiness. Red is a joyful colour associated with prosperity and all things festive.

Tadaa...here they are:

Birthday - Red Eggs

Usually, we'd buy a small cake to sing the Birthday song. This year hubs asked if I could bake one, so I did ..even though I was skeptical about my cake decorating skills. 

I bought ready-made flowers from a local cake shop. The plan was 'simplicity' and 'fail-proof'. I baked a fuss-free zebra cake in a lovely shaped tin that looked like it was meant for jelly-making. Then poured thick melted chocolate over. It took me just minutes to assemble the flowers on top of the cake.

I was grinning from ear to ear by the end of it because for someone who doesn't do Birthday cakes, this looked pretty decent.

Homemade Birthday Cake

The leftover batter was used to make cupcakes which I gave away to our office peeps.

Zebra Cake

The celebration didn't end here. We had dinner at Thai Garden Village Restaurant in Kepong that evening. It was a quiet, chilly week day. We enjoyed ourselves and were well attended to by friendly restaurant staff. To tell you the truth, we couldn't finish the meal. The waiter kindly offered to pack it up for us to bring home. How nice!

What we ordered : Steamed fish, clear tom yum soup, butter prawns, kerabu chicken feet, the greens (kai lan) and red ruby dessert.

Thai Garden Village Restaurant, Kepong

Is that it? Oh nooo... we're finishing the occasion with a short trip out of town which I will blog about once I get back!


Do Something Today
That Your Future Self Will Thank You For
~ Anon

22 comments:

  1. How lucky is your man! To have you!

    The cake was unique and special in its own way. You are so creative. I wouldnt dare to bake unless I am confident.

    Happy belated birthday to your man. Look like your hubby and mine are November men. Haha.

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    1. Yes, they're Birthdays are so close! If we lived nearby, we could celebrate together. It will be such a happening affair.

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  2. Happy birthday to your man! You have baked and decorated a very pretty and special birthday cake. I love the dishes you ordered, a very delicious birthday meal. Enjoy your trip and looking forward to your post.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Big hugs to you. It's been an enjoyable week. Can't believe I'm back in KL already.

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  3. Looks like a wonderful birthday celebration, Sharon! The ambiance of the restaurant looks very warm and friendly, and the birthday cake looks amazing! Enjoy your time, dear friend. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs.

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    1. It was lovely, Linda. I had a great time and at the end of it, relaxed in the charming town of Melaka. I'm home and feeling energetic. Big hug back! xx

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Hubby...

    Awaiting for the post of your trip, hehe...

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  5. The cake is so special and pretty with the flowers on top of it. :)

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    1. Thanks, Esther ..looks like it was made for me, right? .. Haha!

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  6. Sharon, the cake is too pretty to be eaten! Bet you guys had a great day! I'm back from trip & thanks for dropping by during my absence! Have a good week, dear! xoxo

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! How time flies. We enjoyed the day and topped it off with a Melaka getaway. It was a nice recharge. Happy to see you back! xx

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  7. so nice, everything looks beautiful, the red egg, so nicely done, the cake, so homey. Wish I have a magic touch like you :)

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  8. Hi Sharon, the birthday cake is soooo pretty! Happy belated birthday to your man and enjoy your trip :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! I'm back already and had a wonderful time. ;)

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  9. Whoa! that Man so lucky Man. I don't think I will prepare to this extend...hhahahaha...maybe I will order big feast of dominos la. kakaka

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    1. Haha .. I cook every day so this was just a little extra effort. ^.^

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  10. so hang fook your man!
    hehe what a great and lovely way to celebrate birthday with your hub :)

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