Monday, December 20, 2010

Birthdays, Housewarming, Crafting, Relaxing...

The past few weeks were crazy around this house. There was massive unpacking and packing, sorting and throwing, drilling and cleaning... all for the sake of having a housewarming and birthday celebrations all in one.

First Fondant Cake (for the guests in the afternoon)

Second Fondant Cake (for the guests in the evening)

The two recipents of the cakes

Finally, a picture of the four of us.

I had always envied those people who could beautiful fondant cakes. I envied, I dreamt about it, I googled it, I youtubed it, I bought the ingredients, I tried it and it worked! I am proud of myself for the courage to try it. I am grateful for the many encouragement by Superpig and his usual,"You don't try, you will not know." attitude. I must also thank Aver for her mutliple food allergies that forced me to learn new ways of cooking and baking around those food items that she cannot eat.

Challenges push one to do things that he/she will not even think of doing. I have been put in many situations that are challenging and I must say that I walked out of these situations stronger but not without wounds. However, rather than crying over these wounds, I have learnt to soothe them and tell myself that I will not make the same mistakes hence suffer from the same wounds again.

Life is about facing our challenges, learning to overcome them and then looking forward to what lies ahead.

As for crafting... well, not much but I managed to squeeze in one yesterday as my children were taken off my hands.

I made three Kennys from South Park for my Superpig.


imp said...

Your cakes are beautiful! What a lovely attempt and it's absolutely successful.

Merry Christmas to you and the family!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful cakes and kennys & so is yr family! regards and warmest wishes for the better year ahead! sincerely, Alf

Pauline Perh said...

Nice cakes for your 1st attempt! Wish you and family have a great year ahead!

Blessed Homemaker said...

I've always wanted to make a fondant cake but no chance, no time. Your attempts look great! The only thing deterring me is for fondant cake, you need a heavy cake base. I only like sponge/chiffon cakes. Anyway, great attempt!

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