26 April 2013

Gingerbread Cookies



Hi Everyone

Time flies fast. Baby Jeremy is about three months old. In the meantime, he starts teething already. He is drooling consistently but not excessively yet. I still don't want him to get the drool rash later on.

When the baby is four months old or 100 days old, we will arrange a "stopping saliva ceremony" in our culture. Yes, we have arranged it one month early because he doesn't like to wear bibs.

To follow the tradition, we will use 12 cookies with red yarn to string them together; hang it around Baby Jeremy's neck while I hold him.

Elders, relatives, friends will take turn to remove the cookies around Baby Jeremy's neck; rub his mouth gently and say something like 'no more saliva, hope you can call out Daddy soon' etc. Then, they eat it.

I am scared to make cookies because they normally turn out really tough to eat (ouch). Therefore, I decided to practice before the ceremony and I came across this delicious and crunchy gingerbread cookies recipe. You can find it via "Brown Eyed Baker". I love it and definitely going to use it for my future parties.

Anyway, here are my testing lots! They are beautiful just like that without any icing decoration. Don't you think?

I love May. Yes, it's not only my very first Mother's Day (teary eyes) but my mum's birthday as well as my wedding anniversary (a big 5). If you have been following my stories, you would know how important my mum was and still is in my journey to beccome a mum and as a mum.

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Here is to my mum! I love you and thank you!
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Thank you for sharing my story. Wishing every mother has a wonderful Mother's Day. I know I will with my bundle of joy in my arms.

Happy baking~
Beth xx

03 April 2013

Love of Family



Hi Everyone

Mum and my older sister, Jonie's care for me and my baby came to an end. I made this "Chocolate Fudge Cake" to show my appreciation. It's topped with dark chocolate ganache and dusted with icing sugar. The cake stencil came from 'Good Taste Magazine'.

The deliciously indulgent dark chocolate by Godiva makes this cake taste heavenly. My family loves it and Sophie, my lovely niece kept asking for more.

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Dear Mum

Thank you for your unconditional love, care and generosity. I am who because of you. I am eternally grateful for all that you do and all that you have given. Thank you for your constant support and guidance. I hope that I can be as good as you to me to Baby Jeremy.

Dear Sister

I am so lucky to have you as my big sister; who offers me consistently supports with so much love and compassion. I honour you and I thank you.

Dear Sophie and Baby Vivian (my two cute nieces)

I simply love your laughter more than anything else. I wish you two can share the same bond that I have with your mother with Baby Jeremy in the future. I could tell you girls will simply by how you interacted with him.

I love you all xx.
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Thank you for visiting my blog. See you next cake creation.

Happy baking!
Beth xoxo

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