Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Little Man Turns Five

To answer some of you who asked in my last post on Salmon Teriyaki, yes, I am still using the DSLR. :) I've been cooking and baking A LOT, just so that I can photograph my food. Isn't it silly? But hey, might as well get busy while the camera is still in my possession.

I am also taking into consideration all your clever suggestions to report loss of the camera, hide it and just keep it. LOL!

My older son - the alpha male - turns 5 today. This was the cake I baked for his class yesterday - a remake of Nigella's Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake. I know it looks feminine (I wanted to use up the remainder of the sugared daisies), but I made up for it by getting him a very macho-looking set of Hot Wheels cars and a rocket ship for his birthday presents!


If you watch Nigella make her cake here, you will notice that I decorated my cake quite like hers. Note however, that I did not use her frosting recipe.

I know the cake was a hit because I saw many of his classmates go back for seconds and thirds. Chocolate is always foolproof with kids. :) Oh, and the teachers and principal needn't have stopped me after school to tell me how much they loved the cake ... but I am grateful they did. All the positive feedback truly made my day.

I am abruptly ending this post here because we're all going out to somewhere nice for lunch now. :) After eating, I just want a nap. LOL. It has been a very long and trying week. Thank goodness the weekend is here. Hope you'll all take the time to relax and recharge too!


I had so much fun photographing this cake ... picking out which sugared flower I wanted to focus on, and which I wanted to blur. :) I love playing with the DSLR.

Happy birthday, my dear son! You've brought so much happiness into my life, and I can only hope to do the same for you.

PS: The countdown ends today ... you can finally unwrap all your presents! :)

40 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to your alpha male :)

    I love how the DSLR makes my amateur attempts look so polished and professional so effortlessly.. heheh.

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  2. Happy birthday to your son, Ju! Time sure flies and he will soon be a young man and then he won't want a cake with flowers on it...haha. It's always so fun celebrating children's birthday. I love the cake, simple and sweet. Chocolate cake......I can't resist that too :D Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. so beautiful! The flowers add a touch of elegance :)

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  4. Happy Birthday to your Little Man. The little flowers look pretty on that cake.

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  5. Happy Birthday 5 year old! Great Cake!

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  6. Happy birthday to your son!

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  7. Wow, you have been really busy with birthdays lately, I see.. And I can totally relate to what you mean about just baking and cooking just so that you can take pictures with the camera. Same for me :D!

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  8. Happy birthday to your son! How lucky :)

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your boy! The cake looks pretty with a touch of simplicity! Bravo!

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  10. Happy birthday to your little boy:) It's a beautiful cake and the very boyish gifts just finish this celebratory post.I hope you get a camera for his birthday.I think that's the fun part of a DSLR..the practice etc..trying different things..Have a great weekend ..

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  11. Wish your little man a very Happy Happy 5th Birthday! This cake would make him smile like a cheshire cat, I guess?

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  12. Happy Birthday to your son. That is a lovely you baked for him. No one can resist a chocolate cake :)

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  13. Happy Birthday to Your Boy ..
    The cake is beautiful and I am sure so is the little boy :)

    Have a fun weekend !

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  14. Happy birthday to the heir to the throne

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  15. Those sugar flowers are so cute! Happy birthday to him!!!

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  16. Have a great weekend Ju! I am glad to hear that your friend hasn't confiscated the camera yet! The cake looks delicious and am sure everyone enjoyed it even if it looks "girly"!

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  17. Hope your little man had a great birthday. I love the cake, especially since it is a chocolate one. And I particularly like the picture when you focussed onto the daisy - great shot!

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  18. Happy Birthday to your little boy, he's just a few months older than my son :) the cake is simply beautiful. Have a nice weekend! :)

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  19. Tell him Happy Birthday! A little late!

    The cake looks so good, the best chocolate cake I've seen! Yum! Wow and even the teachers and pricipal noticed how good it was, that's great! They won't let them bring in homemade baked goods in our school anymore. I guess they are worried about food allergies and what is on the label!

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  20. Happy Birthday young man. Lovely looking cake your mama made. Can I share too? And what's the story about the DSLR???????? I've been out of the loop with holidays.....

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  21. Aww, that is so sweet. Happy birthday, little man! You are such an awesome mom, really - I am sure your kids must know how lucky they are to have you.

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  22. Oh what a cute cake! Love it! Happy birthday to the little man! :)

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  23. Hah! You're having way too much fun with that camera!!! I hope you haven't named it yet hehe.

    Happy birthday to your son!!! I don't think flowers = feminine. It just equals nice and lovely. What a beautiful cake!!!!!

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  24. This chocolate cake look beautiful. Happy birthday to your son, little man!
    Yeah, chocolate is always foolproof with kids, many times with adults too. :)

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  25. Happy Belated Birthday to your son, ya, chocolate cake never failed among kids. This cake look so good.

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  26. Happy birthday to your boy :)
    Hmmm...will he like the flowers on this cake? or maybe mom and her blog readers love those flowers? lol....

    wheels next year, on his cake? ;p

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  27. Happy Birthday! I hope it was a good one. I KNOW the cake was!

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  28. Beautiful cake and your son is lucky to have a lovely and adorable mom like you! Enjoy him ! Having a son is a wonderful blessing~

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  29. Beautiful cake and happy birthday to your son!

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  30. I make this cake so often. It is just simply delicious.....

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  31. Happy Birthday to your little man! Beautiful cake :)

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  32. Happy Birthday to your son-what a beautiful cake.

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  33. Five! That is such a special birthday. Celebrating with that gorgeous chocolate cake, lucky he is!

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  34. Have fun playing with the toy!

    And best birthday wishes to the little one!

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  35. What a pretty birthday cake. I love the photos - they look awesome!

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  36. Happy birthday to your little dolly :) HOpe you guys have a fabulous celebration, the cake looks fabulous daaaaaaahling.
    *birthday kisses* HH

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  37. Happy belated Birthday to Ju's son!! Yeah!

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  38. you look younger than me!!! and you've more than a kid???

    btw, i've ALWAYS wondered how Asian women get to be of such beauty... *_* you're gorgeous *_*

    your blog's great! i love it! and great photos!
    i'll be stopping by quite often!

    xoxo

    Serena

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