On March 28, 2011, Zack turned 1. Yes, this post a bit delayed.
Time really flies. It seems like just yesterday when I was in the labour room trying to “poot” out my lil boy. He’s grown into a very heavy, very tall, very active toddler. He’s also got a very lebat head of hair.
First birthdays are always a grand occasion. Not only a milestone for the parents for surviving the first year of parenthood, it’s also a start for the child to look forward to achieving a few significant milestones of his own. My crystal ball tells me when he can start walking, it’ll be like watching a bull in a China store.
We had 2 celebration dinners for Zack. It was more of a eating fest for everyone in the family cos technically he can’t eat what we prepared for the two dinners anyway!
He had his mee suah
Enjoying his mee suah before digging into his red egg and chicken drumstick…
Po Po offered him the drumstick. See his “terkejut” face! He didn’t even dare hold it or touch it *LOL
Then came his birthday cake. I baked this cake. And iced it. I also made the bear figurine out of fondant. It looks like it’s slouching whilst holding the number 1. That’s because IT IS slouching and holding the number 1. I was lazy and didn’t use a small percentage of gumpaste in my fondant in order for it to harden quicker. When I finished sculpting the bear, he was sitting up right. Over the course of 3 weeks, gravity pulled it to its slouching position. Yes, i’m blaming gravity. BTW the cake was 2 layers of sponge layered with peach and lychee. Super yums.
Here’s a not-so-focused-photo of how bad the bear was slouching.
Zack had his first taste of cake (minus icing + minus fruits). Everything else we ate up. BTW i threw the bear figurine away. It was too ugly to keep.
My mom, being the traditional Cina old lady that she is, got Zack his first pair of walking shoes. I still don’t understand the significance of not wearing shoes until the kid turns 1. Can someone enlighten me please?
Zack’s 1st birthday: Part 2. We had a grander feast with my in laws in Kajang. The highlight of the dinner was definitely his birthday cake. We took inspiration from Monster Fish, Zack’s fav stuffed toy. The cake was devilishly delicious to the max. It was a super moist chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate ganache and the fish is made with Rice Krispies and melted marshmallow. The cake artist behind this is Man Kwan, a very talented lady with a flair for detail. I highly recommend her if you are looking for a cake that is not only pretty to the eyes but also extremely delicious to the very last crumb.
Everything on this cake is edible. Except the candle yo.
No birthday party is complete without party hats!
Or opening presents! (Seen here with Grandpa)
Nobody could resist not taking photos with the cake. Even Yvonne (my SIL) was making silly faces with it. And the REAL monster fish.
Happy first birthday Zack! Here’s to many many more wonderful years to come!