Of all the men in the whole wide world
Whose praises are sung out loud,
There is no man whom I respect more
Or of whom I am more proud.
Throughout the years you’ve worked so hard
To provide us a happy life;
You’ve been there to help and give advice,
And you did it all without strife.
That is why on this day each year,
I pray all your wishes come true;
Today we celebrate your life,
So Dad, Happy Birthday to you.
We Celebrate Your Life By Karl and Joanna Fuchs
This is the same sponge recipe which I successfully tried earlier. He loves coffee, so I decided to make the cake a coffee one.
I started baking the sponges after Sheen gone to bed... and I had to make 2 layers cos my pan is only 2" tall. It whole project is further slow down cos I have only 1 pan. Bake 1, cooled, removed the cake, clean up then 2nd one.
By the time the 2 sponges were done, it's already 2am.
You can see the piping is very amateurish... so uneven! I tried to do the tricking choc along the side of the cake, something I saw in Halimah's cake but the chocolate hardens as soon as it touches the cold cake! Chey!
In the end I use the bowl of melted chocolate on top of the cake instead. I do not have confidence to pipe the words, so I called on my fondant and alphabet cookie cutter.
By the time I was done, it's 4am. Spent another hour or so putting the cake away, and the most tiring part - cleaning up. I was dead tired but that was nothing compared to the hardship my dad had to go thru bringing us up. All 5 of us.
For a large family of 7, he was the sole breadwinner. With so many mouths to feed, we grew up simply but never starved or deprived of proper education. Every birthday reminds me how grateful I am to my dad. I am blessed to have frugal but responsible parents who ensure we grew up with the right values!
Maybe it's the long years of hardship, though we can afford some pampering every now and then, he still can't bring himself to enjoy the little perks that life brings. My only wishes for my dad is to relax and enjoy the fruits of his labour.
Happy Birthday Dad!
His fav grandchild, 诗婷:
Saving the last piece for myself: