My brother is officially engaged!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


after all the hard work (for the hantaran/engagement offerings) I'm almost done...i can't say that i'm done coz still have the wedding offering/hantaran to do...I'm also officially out of ideas...my friends told me to just buy the karangkraf's book but i think its not really worth it coz its just a one time use its waste of money so then they suggested to me since i'm too 'tangkai jering' to to buy a book to surf the net to search for ideas...and i did that but i didn't find any good ones that i can replicate or sumthing...our wedding reception theme is in alge green, i personally could not and not in a million years could pull that color off due to my olive skin tone. But my sister in law to be is very fair she looks like a pan asian i dunno if her mom is an 'ang mo' i never met her as she passed away for quite sometime now (it was said that she have a remarkable resemblance of her mother) then again come to think of it her dad also looked mixed i dunno...*pondering*

Anyway we made our way to her house at aroung 2:45pm with a convoy of 5 cars but with our POOR organization skills we accidently left our photographer behind...my dad forgot to inform him the plan (actually he forgot about me too until i called him in the middle of the way) so in the middle of the road, actually half way through he then remembered the photographer and by the time the photographer had called me that he failed to follow our cars as we were VERY VERY fast (couln't blame him coz our families were driving a BMW and a Merc and a Perdana where as he was driving a satria) my ad as usually find fault and conviniently blame me for the unfortunate mistake (well i honestly think its everyone fault, me i sort of forgot about him as we were busy trying to sort who should be in what car etc). But all ends well as the bride to be house is not that hard to find, the photographer got there in time.

as for future sister in law, i must comment on her make up. i just can't leave that alone...before that my future sister in law's name is Wena. Wena, she's a natural beauty and i personally she did not need much make up on her face. her theme of the day was pink, her dress was pink and her make up was P.I.N.K. very pink and to me it made her look hard almost like a drag queen. I do not blame her for the make up but i hsssssss~ the make up artist who oddly is a women wannabe (usually this nyah have a good sense of make up) i pitty her laaa but luckly she didn't look alll that bad in the picture but i surely think that she could look better *argh~ if only her lipstick is a softer pink and the blusher is alot less pink*

oh yaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~ i have a nother story about the offering...remember that i was supposed to make a beautiful fondant cake topped with hand made sugar paste roses (which i'm already made earlier)? yeah i was trying to make the fondant and it turned out hard! then i started to panicked so i chucked it out and think what could have been wrong? i double checked the formula its all in order, ingredients, methods environment...(yeah environment does effect the out come of the fondant) everything seems to be in order. Hubby was also amazed that the fondant harden so quickly and cracked just before i try to assemble on the beautifully made cake (wah nih puji diri sendiri nih) then i remember this time around i bought the pre packed icing sugar in a bakery shop instead of the usual PRAI brand that i used. then it immideatly struck me , the only other reason is the icing sugar probably the icing sugar have a high content corn starch mixture (coz some brand does mix the two so i find PRAI is the best for fondant) i actually made twice and all turned out hard i then panically call my mom and told her that i can't make the cake. then my mom calmly told me "its OK" and i was like huh? " yeah since the other day you told me that you may not be able be making the cake coz of the children being sick, i've made a backup plan. I've ordered a stamed layered cake from my indonesian friend" waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~ my mom so efficient got plan B summore... well i told her that i can always use other icing;buttercream, chocolate ganache etc but she said no need coz handling will be very hard the layered cake will be simpler. true enuf. so thats the story of my cake but non the less i iced them with butter cream anyway coz i didn't want it to go to waste and serve it the next day for the convoy group.

the cake is not the only thing i baked, i also baked a strawberry pie fro the hantaran. and it turned out beautifully....i will not post the recipe for this coz its the same recipe as the fruit tart/pie in my previous post (you like, check it out) the only diff is the fruit topping...
Those are the hantaran that i made...i actually have the individual pictures but i think it'll be one too many hantaran pictures don't you think? (i got 7 dulang you know meaning 7 pictures)
that's me and my baby girl alya; getting ready to go to Pandan Indah...
Iklan jap...if you like my make up it was by Inovi...you can get it @ sasa or at their boutique in Sunway Piramid. =p
this is basically how the malay engagement look like (it took place at the bride to be house) the hantaran are placed in the middle where everyone can see, the front row of the hantaran is the Sirih & Pinang, this is important as it represent as a symbol of engagement (meminang)

That's my cute future sister in law in pink...sorry i dun have a clear picture for now as i took this picture via my phone so....go figure~


and here is the supposed to be a fondant cake but NOW a buttercreamed cake...(ahh~ saved by the bell)

2 comments:

DayBab said...

Lynn,
Nie daybab attached kan my hantaran pics. Bunga color hijau. Hopefully, dapat kasi inspirasi pada you... ;-)

http://daybab.blogspot.com/2008/06/hantaran.html

DayBab said...

Lynn,
Sorry, gambar jem tu lupa lak nak upload. Anyway, you can chek it out at this website -->
http://www.streetsfood.com/

Jem tu 90gm.. size yang paling kecik.

Sorry yea... tak sempat upload.