Sonia's bday bash...
Good morning peeps.. A year ago i blogged abt Sonia's 2nd bday.. now i am blogging abt Sonia's 3rd bday.. how time flies ey and guess what? i am glad that i hv my own blog cos i know for sure that whenever my two kids wanna look at pics and also read abt their mom's mundane life.. its just a click away.. here are some pics that i chose out of the 300 odd pics that were taken last Sunday.. i realised that i didnt even get to take pics of all my food and dessert like last year!! ty everyone for making it happen once again.. it was so so nice to see all the cousins, aunties and uncles and also close friends get together.. we hope everyone had fun!!
Just like her mama.. this girl is addicted to Macs!
Awww heart macs .. both my sis and mom came over a few hrs bef the party.. ty sis wati for the curry puffs.. ty sis lyn and my BIL for preparing popiah.. yum yum!
The cousins - Mom eating away mango delight.. she loves it!
The uncles and dad of cos!
As always.. hb is in charge of bbq chicken, prawns and otah..
Ty to both my BIL and also Hairi for taking care of the satay department - can u see Rote Grutze pic on the top right hand corner (in the metal bowl)? it was a hit!
Savoury area - i fried two types of noodles.. bee hoon taucu and bee hoon bday.. we had chicken sausage, nuggets, popiah, curry puffs, tuna sandwiches and also filled roti kirai courtesy of BIL's mom...
Free babysitter service for a day hahaha
Cake cutting session... shes all good.. she mingled.. she wasnt fussy at all..
After an hr.. we hd our winner... first and second place - both my sisters - kelong?? no way lol.. we also hd a couple more games for adults and kids and of cos games for adults were so much more fun hehe... the kids played squash the balloon, then kids + aunts + uncles (3x!) of musical chairs and a few more smaller games.
Once the clock struck 10.. we moved everyone into our place.. we played bingo and at the same time had coffee and desserts..by midnight everyone had left; Sonia had a wonderful day and the parents fell into bed lol.
Oh bef i go heres the recipe that i used for my cake..
Tripple chocolate coffee cake
1 1/2 tbsp emulsifier
120g cocoa powder - i used valrhona of cos
160g DCC - i used valrhona 55% and 64%
200g butter - melted
Preheat ove 170C
Heat butter and add into DCC.. stir and let it cool..
Whisk egg and sugar and emulsifier till thick and fluffy
Add in sifted flour and cocoa powder
Add in butter/dcc mixture into egg mixture n continue to whisk at low speed till all combined.
Pour into two 12" cake pan..
Bake it for half an hour for each pan
Chocolate ganache fillings
250g double cream
250g DCC - i used valrhona 55%
Heat duble cream till just abt to boil.. pour into DCC and let it stand for a few mins bef stir.. add in butter.. set aside till it slightly thickened.
200ml double shot of espresso coffee
3 tsp sugar
Add and stir - set aside
Place one layer of cake.. drizzle 100ml of coffee syrup .. spread generously with chocolate ganache.. place another layer of cake and drizzle again with 100ml of coffee syrup.. cover ur cake with buttercream and let it sit ur fridge for a few hrs or overnight bef covering it with fondant.