Sunday, July 19, 2009

see food

as the title suggests, today we will see food. not necessarily seafood, all food. T_T !!

here's what we were up to yesterday. hi-tea gathering to celebrate 2 of our brothers birthday. cupcakes for Nazri by yours truly. hi-fibre cheesecake by Secret Recipe for Ruzainie.

Ofcourse we didn't just have cakes. Our version of hi-tea is slightly different. in our dictionary, high=heavy.

i made beef macaroni & cheese and grilled lamb. a nephew contributed home-made sushi. sushi is never my cup of tea, but actually it's not bad. maybe next we'll try japanese-themed tea party. after i learn how to make it , that is.

happy sunday, people!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

not that easy

i spent sunday learning cake deco using fondant and royal icing. my first time on this.

ohh..punya susah pula ini barang!!

the only ok part was covering the cake with the fondant. but right after that and all the way was torture.

this thing needs patience and passion. a LOT of it.

making the frills was much harder than it looked.

and we had to do 2 tiers. i only got the hang when i'm almost finished.

and the royal icing on the side. it looked so innocently simple. it was horror when we tried it. the icing breaks/stuck all the time and our amateur shaky hands don't help.

the last deco was the flowers and leaves. doesn't look much but it took us forever.

my first decorated cake. phew!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

a bit of this and that

i can't believe it's july already. half the year is gone?

i wanted to blog about weekend but i got carried away with the sad passing of a certain celebrity. spent all day on youtube, watching his video clips. lol. i'm crazy i admit. my fav is the 30th anniversary special he did in 2001. his last live concert if i'm not mistaken. the late superstar. still doesn't sound real to me, to address him the late MJ.

but enough mourning. everyone will go. his time had come. i'm more sad that his body hasn't been laid to rest. its already a week. 2nd autopsy? when's that, a month? two? poor guy.

my SIL came down from Labuan last Friday. hubby's niece celebrated her 15th birthday at our place. lots of food. too much. i swear there were leftovers for 3 days.

and then they were playing this..this..dancing step thingy. this years-ago-game. their aunt just bought the mobile dancing pad to play at home. they were at it all night and all day the next day.
saturday night, they went group outing to watch Transformers with their aunt , only returning home past midnight.

too much fun and too much staying-up-late i guess cos next morning 1 boy came down with fever. Helmi. and a day after, his brother.

meanwhile, me & hubby found this nice spot. well it's been around all along, but we never stop at this cafe in the afternoon. it was a nice breezy sunday afternoon. the place directly faces the sea. just one second on the reclining settee, you'll feel like sleeping. hubby is taken with the gazebo. he wants to fix the same at home, out the front yard. you can order them from Bali, there's a website.(what do u think, S & V?). it was quite cosy in there. just the right size, with 2 little tables, comfy matts either side. throw some cushions, perfect for afternoon tea or picnic. or.....kalau buduh, pulled the curtains around tight dan ber'projek' d tengah2 laman! i'm crazy. excuse me.