Eat me…

No, we did not order a cake from Marcus nor did we go and buy one from anywhere for my girl’s birthday on Friday, 17th September. We’re #stayingsafe #stayingwell #stayinghome, you see.

Instead, the mum went and baked a butter cake…

…and my girl did the whipped cream icing, tinted lightly blue using the butterfly pea flowers from my garden and the mum went and plucked some of the blooms and leaves to place on top…

It did not look too bad, don’t you think?

It tasted really great, reduced sugar and my girl did not add any to the whipped cream icing but still, I restricted myself to just a few slices. Gotta have a lot of self-control these days.

For the same reason as to why we did not get her a cake, we did not go out to buy any presents for her either – we just gave her ang paos. She also got those from her godmother/aunt, my sister, that is and also my in-laws and yes, they did go through the trouble to buy her a few things as well.

That afternoon, it sure was a pleasant surprise when a car pulled up at our gate. It was her very good friend, Dayang who did give her a cake last year too and yes, we did invite her to join us when my girl celebrated her birthday at the Thai restaurant, our favourite in town.

She dropped by to give her this cheese and tomato pizza…

…her favourite at that home-based Malay eatery in the kampung serving western cuisine including pizzas and pasta. I’ve never been there before because it is a small place – I do not fancy going there to dine with my car parked by the side of the small and narrow lane but as far as I know, it is very popular – a lot of people frequent that place and they would share photos of what they have there on Facebook, all of which look pretty good, frankly speaking.

The pizza was very nice, very generous with the cheese but I prefer thin crust and I’m afraid it wasn’t.

Other than that, my girl’s friend also gave her this…

Eat me!!! That reminded me of Alice in Wonderland.

Inside the box was this croissant sandwich…

…from this very popular place in town, another place that I’ve never been to. Oopsss!!! It was our no-meat Friday but never mind! We made it an exception for my girl since it was her birthday and yes, she did enjoy it.

We did have a steamboat dinner as well on Saturday evening, the 18th but I may or may not blog about it as it would be pretty much the usual – we have had many steamboat dinners before so you can expect that we had more or less the same things. We’ll see!

I hope you had a decently happy and wonderful birthday, love – the best we can do at a time like this. May God bless and protect you abundantly each passing day in the year ahead. Cheers!!!

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

12 thoughts on “Eat me…”

  1. Looking at the things she had for her birthday, I can jolly well guess it was delightful birthday celebration at home. The butter looks nice with the simple decoration. Love that box of goodies inside. Once again, Happy Blessed Birthday Melissa…πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆπŸŒΉ

    1. Yes, very simple, very quiet but delightful, no less. Birthdays are best celebrated with loved and dear ones all around, no need for anything grand. With the pandemic, many do not enjoy this same luxury these days, everyone stuck in their own parts of the country or the globe. So sad, especially for old folks who cannot get to see their children and grandchildren for so long now.

      Thank you for your birthday wishes.

  2. Not bad. Everyone worked together to make and decorate the butter cake. So lovely and creative. That must be the best birthday cake ever!

    Happy belated birthday to Melissa.

    1. Thank you.

      My girl was quite disappointed with the cake at first even though I kept telling her it looked nice (without the flowers). I thought it could do with fewer flowers though but never mind. Doing the best we can at a time like this.

  3. Blessed birthday to your girl. The home made birthday cake looks lovely. So nice of your girl’s friend to deliver a yummy looking pizza and croissant sandwich with all the treasures inside the box. I like steamboat but too much work for 2 people since we can’t eat much. Will have to wait till it is safe to eat out.

    1. I would think having a steamboat does not need as much work as trying to cook many dishes for a party. It would help to pick ingredients that do not need preparation, just throw in!

      Thanks for your birthday greeting. Yes, her friend was really thoughtful and so nice of her to remember the date…every year.

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