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Going for Korean tonight, with my two nieces and sister over for dinner. It seems a lot, but I made the side dishes a head of time, so technically, I’m only making the kimchi fried rice. I prepared the Soondubu (tofu stew) base over the weekend, so it didn’t take much time. HK’s step grandma was super nice to offer marinated the short ribs for me. I picked it up after work, and grilled it. This looks like a lot of work, but if you spread it out, yes, this can be a weeknight meal!IMG_7811

We also celebrated my niece’s birthday (tomorrow) with this number cake:IMG_7815


My nieces are coming to dinner Monday. Since Tuesday is her actual birthday, I decided to make her a cake! After making one for Dai Bee a couple of months ago, I’ve been itchy to make another one. Well, my niece coming over for dinner presents the perfect opportunity. Knowing I’d be busy on Monday, I started preparing today. Here’s the crust. IMG_4062

Woke up early this morning for a basketball tournament. Surprised by a breakfast by Mr. Piggy – totally didn’t expect that. So yes, it was a pleasant surprise!

After basketball game, we met up with my other sisters and had takeout at one of the sister’s house.  Like last year, we took a stroll along ocean beach back to my mom’s home.

For dinner, my boys made (spam and egg) for dinner. Sure, it was simple, but I was able to take the day off (even squeezed a quick nap in between)!

Baked the cake just so that I could use the Russian tips! LOL. The frosting was still a tad bit softer than it should be. In hindsight, should have toss it in the fridge for 30 mins. Oh well, I was pretty happy with it, and glad everyone enjoyed it.

Happy moms day to all the superMOM’s out there.

Here’s the cake I was talking about! It’s all over internet and I’m hopping on the band wagon to make one for Dai Bee. This turned out beautifully and I got to share it with my side of the family.IMG_2940

On his actual day, we went out at his favorite restaurant. Yesterday, we had a small gathering at my mom’s house to enjoy this lovely cake. Today, he hung out with a couple of his friends, had dinner then watched a movie (Avengers: Infinity War). These birthdays are simple, and I don’t miss the days when I wreck my brain to come up with a (big) memorable party.

Yesterday, I baked a cake roll for my sisters (who were both born year of the dog, and same month!) I was pretty happy with it except just a note to myself not to use parchment paper!

IMG_2789With the leftover batter, I baked some cupcakes as well. I decided last minute to make the coconut jello using mah jong mold (I bought a while ago). I didn’t have enough time to ‘freeze’ it longer, so it started to melt (ack). Anyway, can’t wait to play with this more in the future!IMG_2798

Decorated these cupcakes and a birthday cake (using Reese’s pieces) for Ah Lo’s basketball themed party. He celebrated his birthday with his friends in the early afternoon, then basketball teammates after practice and finally at night, with my family (pizza party). He made pesto pasta for lunch and watched a movie with his friends. Luckily there weren’t that many of them, so it was very manageable. Since I started baking earlier this week and no cooking involved, I got to enjoy the day a bit.IMG_2322

Today, we were at a baby shower. I didn’t have much time to decorate the cookies. A bit sloppy, but still happy to manage to get a few ones in.IMG_9791Made a gift card holder, just for fun.IMG_9796There was so much food at the party, I had to split a slice of cake with the boys because I was so stuffed. Can’t wait to meet the little one in November.IMG_9798

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IMG_8569Decided to throw my youngest sister a baby shower very last minute. This is her 2nd child, and she didn’t care to have a shower, even for her 1st baby. So we surprised her with one today! It was not much of a party, but rather an excuse for me to make stuff. 🙂 Recruited some helpers along the way.IMG_8545IMG_8567IMG_8568IMG_8561

Spent half a day baking yesterday and half day decorating today.IMG_7435

Baked two sponge cakes (from scratch) for mother’s day tomorrow, one for each mom. These are fruit filled cakes with buttercream frosting. I barely had enough frosting to cover the 8′ layered cake. Instead, I used fruits to decorate it.IMG_7457

I thought the buttercream frosting was too sweet. So with a thin layer of frosting and some fruits, it was a perfect match. Glad everyone enjoyed it. IMG_7468