Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cake for MIL

It was my MIL's birthday last Saturday and luckily I called my SIL to ask if they have ordered a cake or was she expecting me to bake one. My SIL said "of course we expect you to bake lar" ... so there I went, at 9pm on a Friday evening, baking a cake (1.5 hrs), waiting it to be cool down (2 hrs) and another 2 hrs preparing the icing and trying to ice the cake! Didnt manage to finish it the same night so woke up at 6am the next day to finish icing it.


















I am definately not a pro in baking & cake decorating. Only a total beginner and learning from internet off & on. I try my very best to do the best I can and honestly, my cake does not taste super good but its not too bad either!

We had a 10 course dinner (thanks to elder BIL's expensive taste that cost all of us quite a bomb!) and tummy was filled to the rim! So we requested for a tiny tiny piece of the cake each towards end of the dinner. I personally thought it was a wee bit dry (would have been better if it was slighly moist) but it was really not too bad. It was quite ok. As usual, icings are all sweet and I purposely layed a very thin layer on the entire cake. If you are into cake decorating, you will understand how tedious and difficult it is to lay a thin layer of icing!!! The thicker they are, the easier to lay and faster to lay it as well. We probably only ate 10% of the cake at most! Rest MIL & SIL took it home.

So Sunday, we would usually go back to MIL's house for dinner. As we were early, I looked in the cupboard & fridge and did not see any cake wor. Asked hubby to ask where was the cake cos I thought I would like to try a decent piece and see how it taste mah. Then she said, she has given away the cake! Distributed to friends wor! Which is totally strange cos my MIL is one person that would keep things in her fridge ETERNALLY! And at the same time I noticed there were 2 pcs of cake that she must have bought from the market that morning! Nevermind. Then hubby asked her, why you distribute the cake away and then you buy cake again from the market?? I didnt even bother to stay there to hear her answer. I felt like so bodoh. Already never tell me that I am suppose to bake until I ask, then late night start baking and icing and early morning wake up to finish it. Then now easily give it away.

There was a strange feeling inside me. I kept wondering ... if its really too sweet or even too big a cake, why didnt you ask if we wanted some to take home? I was trying to think of all possibly excuses why she gave the whole cake away like (1) too high cholestrol, not good for her mah (2) too sweet also not good cos she is diabetic (3) she cant finish the whole cake(?) - but then why buy 2 pics from market hor? Nevermind.

At the end of the day, I do my part. But if you wish to throw it into the drain also I dont care.

9 comments:

Jen Cheung said...

pretty cake you got there :) Hello my name is jen :)

LittleLamb said...

Dont feel bad la. Ask ur hubs what ur his mom said la. Maybe she distributed the cakes and said..my DIL make it one..try try?

and maybe the 2 cakes is for praying??

Anyway your cake is lovely :)

Aiye said...

Pretty looking cake & looks yummy!

Ann said...

oh hmmm.....

Tough not to think the worse. But as you said, you do your part, if others don't appreciate then don't bother lah.

And LittleLamb could b right!

But truthfully, your cake looked really well decorated. You indeed are a good DIL.

Anonymous said...

I know you put up a lot of hardwork in this. Thanks babe. Being so thoughtfull for my mother's birthday. I am so touch.
Love ya.
Your hubby.

vickylow said...

wow your cake look lovely. Love the deco on your cake.

mNhL said...

It is good to stay positive. The last line says it all. But overall, the cake is so nicely decorated. Nice!

busygran said...

You've done a lovely cake! Pretty good skills!

安琪琳@Angeline said...

wow, u r definitely a pro baking ler...can we exchange blog? hi angeline here...