Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cakes stories and a trip to Selama and Bkt Merah.....

Meeting Shila the first time after 27 years, brought back a lot of memories of staying in the hostel in Kg Pandan. In fact, i met 11 other friends on that particular day and i am very thankful to Facebook. When i first started Facebooking, i looked them up but those hostel days, we were more familiar with the nicknames than our full names thus until now the nicknames stuck amongst us. But making it difficult to find our friends. However, at last we met. Of course now we are facebooking but depending on our schedules as some of us are really very very busy women he he....
One day i saw on my wall a request for some cupcakes and a cake for an anniversary celebration. The cupcakes were delivered earlier as the a few of the children were still having SPM, then the big cake followed suit. Thanks Shila for the support.

After sending the cupcakes for the anniversary near the Zoo area, i was thinking of where to lepak and i know this one blogger friend who stays nearby. After a few calls, managed to find her house and surprisingly at that hour (around 4 ), she served my friend and i a late lunch, she had assam pedas and some vege and fried fish. Pucuk di cita ulam mendatang, apa lagi punya la sedap as we yet to eat lunch on that day. Thank you Yani (a.k.a kitchen guardian) , must make the effort for teh tarik session soon ya....

A few days later, i decided to have a haircut. Yet to have a regular salon to go to, i decided to go to the one inside the Giant building near my house. After the haircut, had a nice short chat with the owner. I gave her my card. Two days later she called for a cake to give to her staff for her birthday. She told me not to decorate the cake heavily or in her sms said pls dont spend so much time on the decoration, a simple one will do, of course i gladly obliged. I send this cake around noon on the requested day.

My hubby was and still very busy throughout this school holiday. Though the boys did not complained, but i told hubby to squeeze a few days leave for them. As the leave was confirmed short noticed, many resorts or hotels were fully book during the christmas weekend. I decided to go to the north to see the youngest sibling in Selama. My other 2 sisters and another brother with his family joined the trip. However, before the journey up to the north, i had a few deliveries to make. Firstly a wedding cake to deliver to Seremban 2. The girl who ordered the cake was so polite, she profusely apologized as she was 15 minutes late to the agreed time. Thank you Erin.After Seremban 2, we started our journey to Bkt Beruntung where my sisters waited for us at my brother's house. We made a stop at Rawang to deliver this cake with 4 boxes of cupcakes and 4 boxes of fruit tartlets. However, in a rush i forgot to take pictures of the cuppies and the tartlets......this was a birthday cake for Ibu's son, and i was very thankful to Dahlea as she entertained my last minute order of that nice edible image of Bumblebee....the cuppies and tartlet were for an aqiqah do for Ibu's daughter. Thank u ya Ibu, i really hope everyone enjoyed the sweetlittlethings.

Then we had our late lunch in Bkt Beruntung, then off we shoot to Selama. The moment we hit Tapah, it was raining all the way to Selama. We reached Selama at 9.30 that night and on the table the hot tom yam soup and rice were waiting for us. That was so far the most delicious tom yam i ever tasted. I am not a tom yam person though. It was just pure fun as 19 of us in the house, rebut2 makan, some at the table and most on the floor......then the yakking session started and the house also became an unregistered cyber cafe he he he.....
I do not know what time others went to sleep that night, when i woke up the next morning, i heard voices in the kitchen. My sisters and sisters in law already started making breakfast. Outside was drizzling yet i could hear the birds chirping away...hardly heard the sound of cars passing by....so blissfully quite. Nasi lemak was already steaming away, my younger sister were frying the left over rice....one sister in law was mixing cokodok bawang......what a breakfast spread we had on that rainy beautiful morning. Makan punya pasal lupa ambik gambar.....

The plan was for the kids to have a splash in Bkt Merah that day but due to the weather we scrapped that. Instead we did a' hunting' in Kulim which i would share the treasures in a later posting. Then we had our dinner in Carrefour Seberang Jaya ....see the pictures he he.....
The star of the trip, Thaqif my youngest brother son who is a happy
baby....never seen him being cranky...
3 sisters enjoying McD sundae on the cone he he.....



After the nice dinner, we were back in Selama and another yakking and cyber cafe session were on ha ha ha......
With my younger brother contacts, he managed to secure 3 apartments in Bkt Mewah for the next day. So with 3 MPVs full load we went up to Bkt Merah, and it was only half an hour drive from my brother's house. The kids had their splashing time the pool, and us the orang2 tua ingat we were still young and agile, played table tennis....all of my siblings except the oldest 2, can play this game very well......i dont have the pictures of the kids at the pool though...

Tak ingat yg lutut masing2 dah condemn
Before leaving for KL

the 3 MPVs

My boys with my sister and their cousin


Alhamdullillah....we arrived Seremban safely. A few days after that i baked and decorated 2 wedding cakes, cupcakes for wedding cake tier and cupcakes for hantaran. Another set of cupcakes for makan2 which picture is not here.




Sweet blue with lime green dots....i love doing this cake. Thanks ya Cikerdots...


The 2 tiers wedding cake and cupcakes, i enjoyed making these also i love the vibrant colors on the cake.....thank Fieza Hantaran cupcakes.....thanks again Fieza semoga jodoh berpanjangan hingga akhir hayat....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best kan bila adik beradik berkumpul and cousins get together. Family is so important...

Jah

tireless mom said...

Sweet cakes and cuppies. Really love how you decaorate them Zai!

zaitgha said...

yes Jah...no matter what family is number 1....just regret that nowadays susah nak berkumpul ramai2 nih....have to do this more often...

TM,
thank u ...i think kalau kita buat benda2 mcm nih with love, simple2 pun ada feel dia he he....and the fondant cake tuh i almost called Kay if you all nak wedding cake....

ms hart said...

Zai!! Suuuka tengok gambar the 3 sisters having ice cream!!! Chomel!!! Can feel the happiness of the family outing in every word you wrote here, Zai! Glad you had such a memorable time with your siblings and all! You've been a wonderful friend and I'm sure berganda-ganda lagi tahap wonderfulnya to your sibs!;-)

p/s I still can't get over your 'powderful' sms today!!! hahaha

Desert Rose said...

Hi Kak,

Lama tak tinggal comment. Happy New Year...wishing u a happy n prosperous new year.

Cuppies yg last tu membuatkan I terpegun cantiknyaaa, rasa nak boh kat baju ha haha. kEEP UP THE GUD WORK kak, selamat bercreative

SOHO Mama said...

Hi Kak Zaiton! Yes keep up the good work..this is actually VERY good for someone who just started baking & decorating for about 2 years :)
I tahu..sebab tengok gambar2 gift baskets I masa mula2 start 5 tahun dulu..alahai..he hee..
There's something about the word "CAKE" that makes me feel like going out and GET cake. Ni lagi lah dah tgk gambar2 ni..:)

Chahya said...

Happy New Year K.Zai!

IBU said...

Salam Zai,

Worth repeating; everyone loved & enjoyed the cake & cupcakes & tarlets. ( Oii... I tak de chan rasa pun tartlets...and cupcakes tu, sib baik my niece komplot sorok sket for me... heheheh). As I told u, it was one of the very rare occasions that the bday cake finished - langsai hingga menjilat pisau - on the spot itself. Coz this time, mak2 & pak2 bebudak pun dok attack sekali.

My frens said, if u have any orders in & around KL, and could spare some time for additional orders, shout la in advance ek? So that we can menumpang semangkuk order sekali - even if we don't have any event pun (begitu syioknya depa makan kek you Zai!!!)

Thanks very much ya? Hope the new year brings much love, happiness & wellness to you & family. Keep in touch.

wanshana said...

Zai,

I second Ibu - your cake and cuppies for Alisya's aqiqah/cukur jambul and Ameer's bday do memang sedap sampai menjilat pisau (and kalau tak ramai orang that day, memang I jilat lapik kek tu sekali kot? Hehehe!)

Glad that you had a wonderful time with the family. I ni orang Taiping, tapi tak pernah sampai Bukit Merah lagi. One of these days nak kena pakat dengan Ayah and my adik beradik to buat gathering like you did kat situ. Meriah!

By the way, you and your sisters nampak macam triplets! You all look so much alike :)

Take care/

MamaFaMi said...

I love what you did with that swirls. Love the design, love the colors! So sweet, so lembut, so nice... macam-macam so lagilah...