Monday, November 16, 2009

Sheen's 5th Birthday

I'm wishing you another year

Of laughter, joy, and fun,

Surprises, love and happiness,

And when your birthday's done,

I hope you feel deep in your heart,

As your birthday's come and go,

How very much you mean to me,

More than you can know

Author: Joanna Fuchs

The original plan was to bake a 10" round cake with edible image, plus another 10 cupcakes with the 10 aliens as cake topper.

This fondant omnitrix was meant to go on top of the main cake. But as I go along, I found that's just ain't enough space to put those cookie-cutter-alphabets on the main cake, leave alone the omnitrix. That's not the only problem.

First, the image sheet I got has only 8 aliens. Ghost freak and Echo Echo is missing. Don't ask why. I also don't know.

Then, the fondant topper didn't dry after 2 days of sitting in the aircon bedroom.

On Friday night, I re-made all the topper, adding gum tragacanth to fondant to firm it up.

After I am over and done with the fondant, I tried practicing piping the writings with fresh cream. Had I been able to make the words any eligible, you would have seen them here. Bo Bian, take out all the fondant tools again, and the letter press set. My saviour:

Fortunately all went well after a night of airconditioning.

Go on baby, make a wish:

Sheen is elated to get a big birthday present:

Happy Birthday to you... and to my 5 fabulous years of motherhood:


mui mui said...

The cake taste as nice as it looks. Got standard ah!

My girl's Dec birthday cake sub out to you ok? She is inviting her friends over for afternoon tea on 5 Dec at 2pm - 5pm. Not having late celebration cos got an early plane to catch the next day... can join us earlier at 1pm on that day?

Art of Eating said...

Cake looks good. Happy 5th Birthday Sheen !

Cookie said...

mui mui,
I have sms you on girl's cake. Just need to get some details... I should be able to do it for her.

thanks. the stress dissipates as I see the happy face!!!

Anncoo said...

To show my appreciation for your support, please pick the Award from my place.

Blessed Homemaker said...

You are a talented baker! Wish I could bake like you.

Cookie said...

Thank you for the award!

Blessed Homemaker
You are talented in your own rights!

It is not easy churning all those marvellous stuff in your kitchen with 3 young kids!

Anonymous said...


Where did you buy your letter press set?


Cookie said...

Hi - its been really long while since i got the letter press set so I am sorry I can't tell u exactly where i bought them.

But I will try to post a picture of how the press set look. Hope this helps.