Monday, July 2, 2018

35th Wedding Anniversary

It has been an amazing journey all these 35 years being wedded to this annoying and yet wonderful man. He is my bible teacher, my mentor in photography and my pillar of strength when I fall.  My most trusted friend and the one person in this world who can accept my flaws and weaknesses.  The first thing we did this morning was to renew our vows to each other in the presence of God. And we asked God to continue to bless us many more happy years together.  And let us be the salt and light for HIM.

I made his favourite cake ( traditional rich butter cake ) to celebrate our being together for 35 years.  The flowers are from my lil space. Though the flowers are not edible but they are perfectly safe to have them as decoration on the cake.  I am amazed that I can be that creative...hahaha even he was surprised when he saw the cake...the first thing he said was  " oh my , you have put your garden on the cake "!  .  This is how straight forward he can be !  

Rich Butter Cake
- cake pan: 7" x7" x 3"
preheat oven to 180C 
greased baking pan with baking paper

 8oz multi purpose flour - sieve
1 tsp baking powder
8oz butter ( Butter Churn)
8oz sugar * I reduce to 5.5 oz -  taking into consideration of the sugar icing
5 Grade A eggs
6-7 tbsp of full cream milk
1 tsp of vanilla extract

Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.  Add eggs ,one at a time until till egg is well incorporated. Fold in flour in three batches , alternating with the milk till well combined. Spread mixture into prepared pan and bake for 50 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 mins . Turn out on a wire rack to cool.

Prepare Sugar Icing

225 gm of butter
3.5 cups of confectioners' sugar/powdered sugar
1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream butter and powdered sugar in a mixing bowl, ( add  powdered sugar tablespoon by tablespoon into the butter) and cream mixture till you get the correct consistency - add in the lemon juice and vanilla extract last, give it a last whisk to make sure the lemon juice and vanilla extract are well combine.

Spread icing on the  butter cake and decorate with fresh flowers that is pesticide free.

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