Monday, July 30, 2007
My simple, sweet and spicy birthday
I'm a lucky girl, a very happy, satisfied and contented girl who turned 23 yesterday.
So lucky that I ended up with a huge 2kg carrot cake to eat all by myself and that's just what I did.
You know what people say about girls who turn 23? Their appetites grow too and so does their mouths.
That's what happened to me. I made my way through the entire 2kg of carrot cake and ended up with a very happy belly.
And then something interesting happened....
you won't believe me...
a carrot grew out of my ear...
Sorry but I really couldn't help it! Just feel like being silly. Somehow, I think turning 23 is kinda fun - you don't feel too old and you don't feel any younger. I feel the same actually. Maybe wiser and taller than I was at 13? Duh! heh.
But hey, I wasn't lying about the 2kg carrot cake.
The lovely people from Calendar sent me their carrot cake because they had read on my blog about my love for carrot cakes. Apparently their carrot cake is one of the best and I got to try it first hand. My verdict? Darn right they are... those people who rave about their cakes. It's made the typical American way; and owned by an American, no less.
Their carrot cake is moist and chockful of walnuts and raisins; even the cream cheese frosting is delish.
It has only been a day but the cake is slowly disappearing. My family loves it. I had some again for breakfast this morning. They taste really good warm.
I popped mine in the microwave for a while and it's superb. Heard that their apple crumble and apple pies are to die for. Cannot wait to try them!
Thanks Calendar for making my birthday extra special!
So you must be wondering what I ate for my birthday? haha...
Hear this... I had dessert first before having my dinner. :p
Hey, I'm sure you're not surprised! My sis and I were in town and simply couldn't decide what to eat. It's Singapore remember? The food paradise and for me, when given too many choices, I get rather fickle...
We went to Paragon to check out Canele because I had heard alot about it and wanted to check out their macarons (i'm in a total macaron craze right now). Their macarons were sold out though. But we shared a slice of black forest and gateaux chocolat.
Oh my, I tell you the cakes were splendid. Check out the gold foil:
Haha I feel like a queen after ahem eating that bit of gold foil.
Anyway this cake had whole cherries and the cake has kirsch. You should have seen the look on our faces!
The chocolate cake was even better. It was flourless I think.
Simply gorgeous. That's how I'd describe it!
We were so happy with dessert that we walked out of the place with huge smiles.
What about dinner you ask. Haha... we had pasta at Bakerzin. I had the Aglio Olio and sis had the cream mushroom pasta.
The aglio olio had 6 whole chilli padis.
Can you guess what happened to them?
5 ended up in my brave mouth.
Yea, don't you know what a spice queen I am?
But erm, I won't advise you to put all 4 in your mouth at one go. It's dangerous. Trust me. I had a whole spoonful of my sister's cream sauce and it wasn't enough to douse the fire. Tears were trickling down my face. It was seriously fiery but hey, it had that certain kick that I really dig. I'm a daredevil don't you know :D
And so, that's how my birthday went - simple, sweet, and spicy... just the way I like it.