Monday, August 11, 2008

Dear Aunty Irene

“Only an Aunt can give hugs like a mother, can keep secrets like a sister,
and share love like a friend.”~ Spanish Proverb

Aunty Irene turns 70 this year. She's the sweetest aunt anyone could ask for. She's actually my husband's aunt (so I guess I am related to her now by marriage hehe).
She sends cards (yes, physical cards via snail mail) just to say thanks, or just to drop a note to say hi.

Her daughters (B&B), decided to do something special for her this year. See, Aunty Irene is part of a nearly '8 is enough' family. She has 2 brothers (my Father In Law inclusive) and 4 sisters. The thing is, all her sisters got married to non-Malaysians and are scattered across Australia, Italy and France.

This year.. the WHOLE gang decided to get together to SURPRISE her. It took B&B nearly 1 year to get all the logistics. I of course offered what I think I can do best.... the cake :)

I wanted the cake to be special (just like Aunty Irene) and just as sweet. So this is what I came up with.

The top layer was Chocolate butter cake with chocolate cream. The bottom layer, Lemon butter cake with lemon curd filling. The whole presentation was covered with fondant with royal icing flowers.

I am so glad that the cake was a hit! An uncle from Australia who's NOT a cake person came up to me and told me he LOVED the lemon cake. *phew*

Happy Birthday Aunty Irene :)