Sunday, 26 June 2011

The 18th Birthday party and the Memory Book

Some of you might remember the Memory Book I made for my God-daughter.   Of Malaysian Chinese ethnicity, my Kiwi-born God-daughter has been a wonderful gift from God for the past 18 years (and hopefully for many many more years to come).
Well tonight we had a Dessert Party at my house for the great handover of the book.   The birthday is actually still a week away but a school trip takes Toni out of the city on the actual day so we decided an early party was better than later!
First there was there ceremonial opening of the birthday gift - and the reading of each page.  The smile of delight that crept across Toni's face was a real reward for the labour on the Memory Book -  she loved it.  Her Kaimah (her name for me) couldn't have chosen better!!

Black Doris Plum Clafoutis, Passionfruit Yogurt Pannacotta, Fruit salad and cream were the first course.   Two helpings for my visitors!!   What a calorie laden Dessert Party this turned out to be.  Toni called it the "Five course dessert party" which is probably a most accurate description.

Toni loved the Apricot Sour Cream birthday cake -  especially the White Chocolate icing.   After all the candles were blown out and Happy Birthday was sung we reminisced over so many events of the past 18 years.  "How can you ever remember so many things about me Kaimah?" she asks!!!   How could I ever forget, I want to reply!   And to prove that I remember what she tells me I produced the 'piece de resistance'- 

Last time she came to my house she couldn't stop talking about Elephant cupcakes and the local cake shop produced these beauties to surprise and delight the birthday girl. 

In 'wow factor' and flavour they were a real success but they were a little difficult to eat!   Those elephants surplus to requirements went home with Toni and her mother as did the birthday cake  - my waistline is already saying "thankyou"!
After such a food filled posting I'd love to show you progress photos on my stitching but that will have to waiti until another day.   Historic Countries Sampler will be finished this week so my next post is sure to be labelled Happy Dance.   Until then,  have a good evening everyone.


  1. Happy birthday to your lovely God Daughter. These cup cakes look great.
    Hopefully she will have a great time on her school trip. :)
    Looking forward to see your finished Historic Country Sampler. If memory serves right (I'm an airhead at times though) it was only Australia missing last time. Looking of course really forward to see the Aussie part.

  2. I'm so glad your God Daughter loved her gift, it was such a personal and special present to give. I think her smiles said it all.

  3. Great to see the birthday girl enjoying your handmade gift:)) the memory book looks fabulous and the cupcakes look yummie!
    Happy Sunday

  4. I'm so glad your memory book was well-received! It looks like a scrumptious party.

  5. What a lovely and precious gift you have given to your God Daughter! She looks enchanted with it!

    It looks a wonderful celebration!

  6. A job well done! What a beautiful girl!

  7. What a nice party it must have been!! Happy Birthday!!!!

  8. The huge smile on her face says it all! Those are some fantastic cupcakes! Looks like you had a great party for your god-daughter.

  9. What a fabulous party! All those tempting treats and a very special gift for the birthday girl. Looks like everything was a smashing success!!! Happy Birthday to your God-daughter!