Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Elizabeth!

Elizabeth is 6 years old today! I went to her kindy this morning to celebrate her birthday with her classmates. Remember last year's celebration where I got her two princess cakes that turned out to be so hilarious? Well, this year I got her ice-cream cakes I got it from Living Social. It was a good deal but turns out that 1kg is probably not enough for a class of 21 children. LOL. You know how children will react when they hear the words "ice-cream"!

This year, I haven't got much time to handmade the goody bag. I only managed to do it for her 4 years old birthday celebration. So again this year, the goody bag was store bought and Elizabeth specifically told me that she wants princess goody bags. The contents this year had an additional something special. I did chocolate truffles for the first time. Taste turns out ok but the look is something I think I need to work on. Anyway, I hope the kids will like it.

Here's what you need for the chocolate truffles:
250g chocolate chips (I used a packet of VanHouten chocolate chips)
6 tbsp whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
30g butter
Cocoa powder

1. Pour the chocolate chips into a bowl. Add the whipping cream, vanilla and butter. Put the bowl over a pan of simmering water to melt the chocolate. Don't forget to stir. It will look like this.

2. Then let the chocolate mixture cool. After that, put it in the freezer. Stir every 5 minutes until the mixture is thick.

3. For each truffle, roll a teaspoon of the mixture into a ball in your hands. You have to be quick as it melts easily. A trick I discovered is to wipe your hands off the excess mixture sticking on your hands every time after you make it into a ball. Then it will be easier to make the next ball.

4. Then roll it in cocoa powder or sprinkles.

You can lay the truffles on baking parchment and store in the fridge for up to a week.

Cute plastic bags from Daiso to put the chocolate truffles.
This year's goody bag.
A class picture with Teacher Susan before singing the birthday song.

Do I look like a teacher? Haha.

Blowing the candles!

Don't you think that my girl looked extra happy today? But of course, it's her birthday!

Elizabeth with her classmates.

Elizabeth and her 'boyfriend' Aiman. Why does Aiman always look tired huh? Must tell her to change bf already. Muahaha.
In the end, it's all about our child's happiness right? The twinkle in her eye and her face lights up when I arrived today. It made me feel happy that I've done my part as a mother. In a blink of an eye, she's 6 years old today. I still can't believe that she's entering another important phase in her life next year..starting primary school! Just thinking about it makes me anxious.

At night after work, we'll usually have our tradition of singing the birthday song and cutting the cake. The birthday girl was very excited and happy. It should be a good day for her and hopefully many many more happy returns of the day for her!

While waiting for me to bring out the birthday cake, this is what they did!

That 'Alex' is a birthday present from Papa all the way from Universal Studios Singapore!

Like always, there must be a family photo.

Eating their piece of cake and enjoying it too!
Happy Birthday lil' dahling! You're a gem and mummy will try to be there for you in every step of your way ok? Love you, love you, love you!


  1. Happy Birthday to Elizabeth!! Look at her smiles in all the photos! She must be very happy!

    1. Hi hi! Thank you very much! Thanks for also dropping by my blog.

  2. Happy B'day Elizabeth. Next year we can share about our kids primary school story dy...i'm getting excited too. haha

    1. Thanks! Yes, yes of course we can share primary school stories. Hopefully not horror ones! haha.

  3. No, you don't like a teacher, you look like Elizabeth's beautiful big sister. I am serious. You are so young and pretty.

    1. LOL. Up close, I do have wrinkles you know? Anyway, I'll still accept the compliments..;) Thank you.

  4. What an angel she is :)
    Happy Birthday to her.
    You are such a lovely mom :)

    Following your blog. Care to follow back ?

    1. Thank you for the compliments and also following my blog. Sure thing, I'll follow yours..:)

  5. Happy Birthday wishes to your sweet girl! Yes, for a moment, I thought you were the teacher.. :)

    1. LOL...think if one day I'm bored with my job, I can consider to be a kindy teacher. LOL. Thanks for the wishes.

  6. Happy birthday Elizabeth. You look like a young, pretty teacher. :). wow...you took effort to make choc for the kids. Awesome effort! Great mum you are. :)

    1. Thanks for your wishes. And the compliments..shy shy. Yeah I did it but the hubby nagged at me for burdening myself. LOL.

  7. Happy Birthday Elizabeth!! Yea..you certainly look like a young teacher.

    Great effort by mom preparing such a yummy party packs. You should bake more!!!

    1. Thanks! LOL..never knew everyone would answer to my question. Wonder I'll make a good teacher. LOL.

  8. Happy Birthday to Elizabeth! Yes, I also agreed with the others that you will make a great teacher! So much time spend on preparing the party packs! You are a great mum too!

  9. Happy Belated Birthday to Elizabeth :) The choc truffles in the goody bags are so lovely. Good job to mommy :)



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