Sunday, April 13, 2008

Joseph's 3rd birthday

Joe is 3 years old tomorrow - 14 April 2008. We celebrated it tonight. His grandparents came from Seremban and Penang while Ah Ku came from Nilai.

His cake - Chocolate Indulgence from Secret Recipe. The strawberries were added on our own - special request by Joe.

The deco was a huge disappointment. I would have expected something of higher standards from a well-known, established company like Secret Recipe.

I actually ordered the cake 10 days in advance, and brought along this photo to show them exactly what I wanted. I said that instead of the number '2' to make a number '3'.

This was his birthday cake last year from Jenni's (Bangunan Axis, Pulau Tikus, Penang). It cost merely RM63. Belgian Choc. Certainly the best by far in terms of taste, cost, deco, service and variety.

At Secrept Recipe, the deco was done on-the-spot when Edwin went to collect the cake. The words look like some pathetic scribbling. I did some 'repair' work and it looked like this after the repairs. I had to take a piece of leftover near the tail of the 'y' from Happy and put it at the end of the first leg of the 'H' to make it look more legible.
I also specified that I wanted the words in white cream because I do not like coloured icing. Common sense would tell you that if the words are gonna be white, then the cake should NOT be white, right? Seems they lack some common sense at SR.

Nevertheless, there was a lot of food for just 8 adults. We had a feast with plenty of leftovers for the next few days.

Here's Joe with his cake, some presents and our chocolate fondue.

Joe with NaNa and Kong Kong.

Joe with Ah Mah and Ah Kong.

With Ah Ku and aunty Joanne.

Joe with his parents and Joy-Anne.

Joe eating strawberry with chocolate fondue. Joy-Anne breastfeeding.

Playing with his new favourite toy - present from aunty Joanne.


  1. Happy Birthday Joseph!!!

    Quinn & Aaron (Dr. Edwin's students)

  2. I can't believe they got the number wrong! I was equally dissatisfied with Lucas' 1st birthday cake too...and it cost a bomb. Gonna go Jenni's next year. I love their chocolate cake.