Once, they were all young, innocent and naughty or shall I add in - horny, schoolchildren. The one who invented the new child's play from the very widely-played Mahjong game. Little did we know that the rectangular erasers which had colored country's flag printed on its surface can do so much; from entertaining to earning some side income of a ringgit a week. We do not really gamble though. It was played for the sake of filling breaks and having a good time with the creative minds. Those were the good old days.
Remembering those faces which resembles enthusiast and happy elf? That's the faces that one will catch to see once those dainty clean erasers were poured out from that good old plastic bag. Ahh, speaking of entertainment and enlightenment.
Until now, the inventor was no where to be found. It's more like a collaborated team who had invented this game, which I appreciated a lot more. An effort of a team cant beat an effort of an individual. I don't quite remember how it was played, but then, I love them more then the actual Mahjongs do. One simple reason; I know nothing about those Jongs.
Thinking and looking aback, the girls were great. Starting of with thirteen of them, as years goes, many of them are now in somewhere far, studying abroad. Esther, Joling and now, Yvonne. Yvonne, who's now currently burning the midnight oil, having a good cup of latte' while flipping the law book is in UK. That's real far. And we hope that she'll be doing great there. She will. Definitely will be. ;)
As for our favorite bluryone Yvonne, we; inclusive of Molly got her batches of cupcakes before her headings to the new surroundings in UK. Before anything was done, the idea for her cupcakes were brainstormed and drafted. The ideas consists of having the sugarpaste as its topping. Hence, we made and molded the sugarpaste before the day of her gathering. We came up with brilliant but complicated designs. The sugarpaste of white rose buds were made. It's more clean cut and less messy. Then, the other design for the related batches of cupcakes does also includes the very well-known phrase; "Reach For The Stars" whereby stars and the wings were molded. Molding the wings were tough, as there's two parts; the left and the right wings. They differs though.
For the first cupcake, we topped the vanilla cupcakes with pure vanilla buttercream. The buttercream swirl stayed put till the last bite. Creamy and not as tough as we have expected. By then, we topped it with a star-shaped yellow sugarpaste and a pair of white wings.
The outcome of the entire cupcake were as cute as Whisky's butt. It was real cute and looks fragile. The tryouts left for us were staying where it was, because it was way too cute to be eaten. Hence, we've been taking many shots of this pretty little cupcake in many different angles.
We really can't resist snapping these C-grade babies. From sideways to front view. We wouldn't get as bored as that. It was fun though.
At one point, it reminds me of Frank Sinatra's song; Fly Me To The Moon. Flap those wings, baby.
They even looked good though pairing up with toilet rolls. Kill us.
These babies were designed with the theme reach for the stars. As Yvonne's going to further her studies in UK, it's obvious that the cupcakes were speaking for the both of us; congratulating her for being able to strive for what she had wanted for.
It was then arranged accordingly in a box. Normally, the box itself can carry 16 of those mini cupcakes. With the additional long-stretched wings, the numbers had reduced from 16 to 9. We've always been asking for opinion once the decors were nicely done. It seems lacking of something. Seems to be.
The kids preferred the cupcakes to be sprinkled with colorful sprinkles. Honestly speaking, these icing balls tasted not as good as we've thought. It was crunchy and we felt like munching on cracked egg shells. Oh boy.
If you ask us, we still prefer the one with no colorful sprinkles. With sprinkles, it looks more like, we don't know. Anyway, it still looked good and looked edible from the shot above. We were satisfied with the final product though we do not fancy the colorful sprinkles.
On christening these babies, we were out of great ideas. We'll go with Starry Starry Night Vanilla Cupcakes then. ;)
Starry, starry night. Paint your palette blue and grey, look out on a summer's day, With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills, sketch the trees and the daffodils, catch the breeze and the winter chills, in colors on the snowy linen land. =}
The other cupcake gift to be was a box of moist chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream. The Chocolate And White Roses Cupcakes.
It was topped off with 3 roses rather than one as it looks better with 3 on it. The moist chocolate cake were best served cold and days later. We realized that most moist chocolate cakes taste better in that conditions. Hence, the chocolate cake were planned to make a day ahead before the vanilla cupcakes were made.
The cupcakes were delivered and presented to Yvonne on the her gathering itself. Hoping that she'll be in her best day everyday. Best regards woman! We know that you'll fit in there, perfectly. Hugs and kisses. ;)