Glad to be back again, after almost 3 weeks not doing any bento. I made this Spotty Dog bento, because suddenly i remember about my cousin's dog whose name is Spotty. Hopefully my bento resembles to it. Inside the box: dog rice onigiri, stir fry greenbeans with corn and red pepper, blanched potato and carrot, and beef stew.
Last week, i was busy baking birthday cake for my daughter Elaine, she turned 3 years old on Aug 16, 2011. Time really flies so fast, i still remember when i did my labor. She was so red, tiny, and cried a lot. hihihi.. Until now, sometimes i still treat her like a baby. :p
Well, i baked Lapis Surabaya for the cake because my husband requested it. Until now i can't spread buttercream smoothly, so i used fondant to cover it. There were many cake idea, from Pororo, Princess, Mario Bros..but 2 weeks ago, McDonald gift Smurf Toys for the happy meal. Elaine loves them since the first time she saw it, so my husband and I came with an idea, why don't we make Smurf birthday cake from it. So can you imagine, how many happy meal we bought in order to collect all the Smurf ? lol
I baked the cake on Saturday, spread the buttercream at night and put in the fridge a whole night. This is Elaine's Smurf Birthday Cake
I also made Cakepops and Butter Cookies for Elaine's classmates and her teachers. Her teacher's said the kids were really excited to bring home the giveaway. I also had feedback from some of the teachers and parents, that the cookies and cakepops were yummy. So glad that they liked it. ^.^
I made the cakepops one day prior to the birthday party. I was afraid that the cakepop will fall off from the lollypop stick the next day, but thankfully they were still stick firmly.
For the butter cookies, i made them 4 days prior to the party, and i put them in a food container. I made Winnie Pooh and Miffy this time.
Blow the candle, Elaine...
I'm so glad that everything went well from the preparation until the big day, the birthday girl really enjoyed the day and her birthday cake. All of tiredness suddenly disappeared, when she said "Mama, Elaine suka Smurf birthday cakenya. Bagus.." ( Mama, Elaine likes the Smurf birthday cake. It is very nice ) and she kissed me.. ^.^