Sunday, August 8, 2010

My brother’s 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary

It's the month of August…….and my brother Anthony, and his wife, Celine will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary on the 7th August. 25 years of marriage is definitely something to celebrate and also to remember especially when they have been blessed abundantly by God with 5 beautiful children and a very healthy and happy family. I am so happy and at the same time, excited for them too. My niece, Aline, their eldest daughter told me about this celebration a month ago, and a lot has been prepared and lined up for the celebration. I have arranged for my two sisters from KL to come back just in time for the celebration, while the rest of the siblings and nieces / nephews are a bit tied up with their work L But, nonetheless, they are remembered in our hearts during the celebration. I have also decided to make some cupcakes as a gift to the guest during the dinner for this occasion, and my little niece, Sheryl, who loves to bake, agreed to help me out.
So, 2 weeks before the actual date, I have already started with the gum paste flowers and decoration ideas. I haven't been playing with gum paste for quite some time since the last time was during Chinese New Year. I think it's time I catch up again on my rolling, coloring and molding of the flowers, petal by petal, the leaves and the tiny flowers. It's always fun to do all that…….the only thing would be, it's a little time consuming and a lot of patience is required J
I got all the flowers done in 4 days, and work out a mock sample for my niece to see a week before the event. All 5 of them are very happy with it and so I set the day to bake the cupcakes a day before the celebration, at my brother's house, as my little niece would like to help me out J So, it was Friday evening, I went to her house after work, we started baking 80 cupcakes at around 7pm and then started the buttercream piping, the decoration and finally, the packing ……..we finished up everything by 10pm, I would say, that was FAST!! YEAH!!
So, I headed home and was very pleased everything went well and the here are the photos of the cupcakes and some photos of the celebration too…….cheers!

                                         ........and here is one of my angel, Daniel.......:)


Nicky said...

I think your cupcakes are gorgeous! You did a fantastic job and your little flowers are great - it doesn't look like you're a bit of practice!

It always amazes me how long cake decorating takes, especially when you have lots of other things going on in your life (family, work, etc). But that's the great thing about sugar paste - you can do it in advance and it keeps. I also really liked your cupcake packaging, where did you get that from?

Mumto4Angels said...

Hi Nicky,

Thank you for visiting my blog and also for the compliment. Ya, I always find that 24 hours a day is not enough when I have to juggle so many things in life.....but I do enjoy every bit of it, hehe. As for the packaging, I bought it from one of the local cake ingredient shop.

busygran said...

Love the colour combo. Simple, not too overdone yet so sweet!