I spent much of yesterday baking cupcakes and decorating them. The outcome of my labour.
Well worth the effort; I just got back from school and the cupcakes were a resounding success. There were just 13 kids in his class today (including Sean) and they finished up all 25 cupcakes. One of the boys exclaimed, "This is WAAAAYYYY GOOOOOD!!". Another girl came up to me and said, the cupcakes were delicious....so very polite.
But seriously, what do kids know right? As long as there's lots of sugar and sprinkles, they'll all be happy campers. These cupcakes I baked were really terrible.
You know the hokkien saying, "Ho kua bo ho jiak" which means What looks good on the outside may not be so on the inside; but the literal translation is, Good to look at, not good to eat. These cupcakes were so bad. I usually bake vanilla cupcakes and they'd taste really yummy and soft, like kueh baulu. But Sean insisted that his friends would prefer chocolate cupcakes, not vanilla. So I added cocoa to the recipe, a bit too much, and the cupcakes ended up really hard and crusty, yucks. I was really worried the kids were gonna complain that the cupcakes were like rocks and chuck them away.
Here are his friends preparing to sing him his birthday song. This boy is already 6 but he still doesn't seem to be aware of what's socially acceptable and not, and can be really rude.
When the children started singing, he stuck his fingers into his ears the entire time, cos "they were too loud!". So impolite...tsk tsk.
Take huge deep breath!...and BLOW!!!
Clappppp!! What did you wish for Sean?
My little boy of simple needs grinned: An orange.