Sunday, April 25, 2010
Happy Birthday Ma & Happy Anniversary Amma & Acha!
I often feel left out when it's time for family get-togethers but we both tend to miss home more so during times of celebration. I wasn't there for Ma's birthday nor could I be there for Amma and Acha's wedding anniversary. I missed both occasions and felt a little sad that we could not celebrate with them. So, today I decided to surprise all of them with a special cake. It was a white chocolate and apricot cream cake. There was a total of six layers. and it was the first time I made a two-tier cake. I was really excited as it was the first time I made flowers and leaves with royal icing and fondant. The cake tasted really good and it was fun because we got all our family to sit in front of the webcam as we cut the cake for them. It all sounds very silly, but trust me, when you're far away from home and miss all the special occasions anything that makes you feel closer to your loved ones makes a lot of sense. In a way it makes your day because you feel like you are a part of an occasion. I'm sorry I'm unable to post the recipe of this cake because I have been in the kitchen for 3 hours creating this thing and towards the end I stopped taking pictures of the process; I'm really sorry about that. Anyway, this is the cake, and I hope you'll like it!