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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday to Kristin and Ryan's Grandpa! Kristin asked me to make a French Vanilla Cake with Bavarian Cream filling for her grandfather who's turning 87, and she asked me to incorporate the following into the cake. She wanted me to include her grandfather's 3 wishes which are: 1) going to Disneyland, 2) going to the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Library (to see the flowers and lake), 3) spend an hr with only the grandkids and eat dessert (apple pie and vanilla ice cream). So I did this with the present tags, and made a symbol to represent each wish. The Mickey Mouse icon for Disneyland, flowers and a pond for the Chinese Garden, and a slice of pie to represent the last wish. His favorite color is blue, so I made the cake frosting blue. Also, Kristin told me that USC is very important to him as well since all the kids and grandkids went there so I made the Trojan symbol to represent USC as well. Now for those of you who know me, you know that I'm a Bruin, but USC is great, that's why I incorporated this list of all the wonderful things about USC (per Khoa's request), ready?
Here it is:

Great list right? Hahaha, all jokes aside, the greatest thing about USC are my friends and their families who went there! =) Anyways, all the decorations I made are made of fondant, and the cake is frosted with buttercream. This is a very personal and meaningful cake for Kristin's grandfather, and that's what makes it even more special. Happy Birthday Grandpa! This is definitely a special one =).

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010!

Happy Thanksgiving! So I decided to have an nice intimate thanksgiving dinner with all my close friends this year at my house, it was our first home cooked thanksgiving in our house and we're pleased to say it was a major success!! So, of course for this awesome dinner event, I made pumpkin cupcakes with bavarian cream filling, and buttercream frosting on top! All the decorations are made of fondant as well. Also, thanks to google search for all your inspirations! =)

There's truly a lot to be thankful for this year, so first off, I want to say thanks to Joey for making such an amazing 22.2 lb turkey and gravy! Thanks Master B for helping him and making the garlic bread and washing so many dishes! Thanks Jennifer for helping with the deviled eggs, and prepping the salad, ninja chopping the yams and cleaning the house! Thanks alvina for the garlic mashed potatos, and Linda for bring the pumpking pie, and An for bringing the whipped topping! Most of all, thanks to my husband Khoa for buying me flowers, doing all the dirty work and being such a wonderful husband! I am so thankful for having such a loving family both imediate and extended, and for having such great wonderful friends! So what are you thankful for this year?

Here are some thanksgiving jokes to entertain you over the long holiday weekend! If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Pilgrims! Why did the turkey cross the road? It was the chicken's day off! Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building? Yes - a building can't jump at all!! What kind of music did the Pilgrims like? Plymouth Rock! hehehe. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy 14th Birthday Lynn!

Happy 14th Birthday Lynn!! So Linda wanted to surprise her sister, Lynn, with some of her favorite Red Velvet cupcakes for her 14th birthday and asked me to do sports themed cupcakes portraying all the sports she plays! So I made her red velvet cupcakes with bavarian cream filling, and made tennis, basketball, volleyball, and a sports uniform with her turning age 14, on it. All the decorations are made of fondant and the grass is made of buttercream! Happy Birthday Lynn, and I hope you have a great weekend celebration with all your friends and family!

So of course, here are some sports jokes! How many tennis players does it take to screw in a light bulb? “What do you mean the bulb was out? It wasn’t out, it was in!” (Disclaimer: Ok,here's a funny one but it's clearly just a joke!) Why should you never fall in love with a tennis player? To them, “love” means nothing! hehehe, just a joke ok??? Anyways, continuing on, why did the basketball player go to jail? Because he shot the ball! When is a baby good at basketball? When it's dribbling! What do you call a pig that plays basketball? A ball hog! Why shouldn't you trust volleyball players with your drinks? Because they'll spike it!! hehe. =) Ok I'm done. Anyways, Happy Birthday Lynn!! I hope you enjoyed your special birthday!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy 26th Birthday Khoa!!

So last year for our wedding cake, Khoa wanted to have a guava passion fruit (lilikoi) cake because they're exotic fruits and it reminds him of Hawaii, our favorite vacationing spot! But of course, we didn't get that for our wedding cake and so I decided to try to make it for him for his birthday this year! It's actually quite hard to find a really good guava cake recipe, but I managed to combine some recipes and replace things here and there and made my first Guava Cake with Lilikoi Chiffon Frosting and boy was it yummy! =) I also made the cake look like a pool table because Khoa loves to play pool and has been wanting one for a really long time...but until we have the space for it, he can just enjoy eating one for now =). The pool table, cue balls, rack, and pool stick are made of fondant.

In our household, birthdays are a big deal because it's not just a day where you turn a year older, but it's a celebration of life! I love you so much Khoa and you deserve the best! I hope you enjoyed your special day and there's no doubt on how many people love and care about you! Happy Birthday my love, my husband, my Khoa! XOXO