Sunday, May 12, 2013

Our Mother's Day + Birthday Celebration 2013

Hello to all mums out there, how has your Mother's Day celebration been this year? We spent the morning at my daughter's school's sports day. Today is also my mum's birthday and Hubby suggested that I cook a nice meal for her (and the rest of the family) at home.

Birthday & Mother's Day cake


A simple 3-course menu of the things my mum likes eating


I came up with a simple 3-course menu, comprising of avocado, rocket and strawberry salad (recipe will be posted later this month), striploin steak with cheesy truffle mash, and butter cake with edible flowers. At the end of the meal, my mum told me that it was the best Western meal she has ever had! I feel delighted to have made her happy on her special day. Happy Birthday mum :)

Medium rare striploin steak - so tender and flavorful, served simply with fleur de sel. Cheesy truffle mash - my mum loves truffle oil and cheese, so I incorporated these into the mash, and it was really good! (For steak recipe please see here [Steps 1-3])

I told you she likes cheese. Steak with some blue cheese!

The steaks were served with a simple salad - this is one of current favorite salad (light and refreshing)



While shopping for groceries at Bangsar Village's Village Grocer, Hubby spotted this box of edible flowers! Been looking for them so immediately I grabbed the last box. I used it to dress up the rich and buttery marble cake from Les Deux Garcons. I frosted the cake with some Creme Chantilly and then topped it with edible flowers. Pretty, isn't it?

Edible flowers



A very pretty cake

This is the kind of flowers I like receiving on Mother's Day ;)



Ready for the birthday song!


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32 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Your Mum!

    Happy Mother's Day to You too!

    Nothing beats a home cooked meal from the heart... and the cake is simply gorgeous! Its like an edible garden.... :)

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    1. Thanks Jenn, from the both of us.

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  2. a dinner fit for a queen. the cake is so lovely, i agree those are the flowers I would like to receive too :)

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    1. Yeah it was a lucky find, cant always get them when we want them. :)

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  3. ooo, so cool that mom's birthday coincided with mother's day this year. love your 3-course menu printed on a sheet, and wow, that's got to be one of the most gorgeous cakes i've seen this year :D

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    1. Thanks Sean! I couldn't find time to bake a cake, so I dressed LDG's cake as the normal marble cake looked a little plain. It looks more like a celebration cake now, doesn't it?

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  4. I love the flowers on the cake. So lovely. Wish I can find a pack here. Happy Mother's Day!

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    1. Yeah not all the supermarkets stock it too, so far I've only seen it before twice.

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  5. Happy birthday to your mum, and Happy Mother's Day to all...

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  6. Happy Birthday to your mum! That is a lovely meal! You are so lucky that you are able to get edible flowers!

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    1. If you want, you can try Village Grocer in BV or BIG supermarket in Publika. They sometimes have them.

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  7. Happy Birthday to you and your mum! Love this simple and elegant meal, look very delicious. The cake also looks very pretty with those edible flowers. Hopefully I can get them here too.

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    1. The ones I got come from Genting Highlands, maybe they export to SG too :) Just gotta find out where.

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  8. Wow Yen, so many flowers are edible here! Look at your son was already eyeing on the cake, haha! Very pretty looking cake! And happy belated birthday to auntie!

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    1. Thanks Jessie! I still got a whole box of them, trying to figure out wht to use them for. :P

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  9. What a lovely meal, your mum is so blessed. Love the pretty edible flowers.

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    1. Thanks Mich. The flowers sure made an impression.

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  10. Nice meal you prepared for your mom. She sure is very happy. Happy Birthday aunty ;-)

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    1. Thank Melissa, I was glad she enjoyed it. :D

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  11. Hi Yen! I'm sure your Mom must be very happy! Great meal!

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    1. Thanks Alvin, she was! She enjoyed it very much and that makes me happy too.

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  12. Lovely meal! Especially that good looking steak!

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    1. Thanks Kelly, I think that was the star of the night :D

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  13. Didn't knw we can buy edible flowers..I thought you planted it and jz pick it and eat! hahahah.. the flowers looks sooooo beautiful.. I was just wondering how does it taste like..;P

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    1. Haha the problem is I dunno which flowers are edible so cant just simply pluck. They don't really have a taste to them, just looks pretty on the plate! :D

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  14. What a beautiful cake! I love the flowers on top-they're so pretty! Happy Mother's Day to you! :D

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  15. What a pretty cake , Yen ! I bet your Mom and the kids really loved it . So , who ate most of those flowers ? :D Just love your simple printed menu - very cool ! Belated Happy Birthday to your AWESOME Mom !!!!

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  16. Such a pretty cake and an amazing spread. I am sure you mother had a beautiful day.

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  17. Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day, and Happy Birthday to your mom! The cake is so pretty! Eating at your home is like dining at a great restaurant. ;)

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  18. Happy birthday to your mom & what a lovely cake too! Beautifully decorated with edible flowers. I grow my own edible flowers as I like to add them in my salads . ;)

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  19. Hi ,
    Is the edible flowers still available at Bangsar Village? I have been looking for edible flowers too.
    Thanks!
    ~Michelle~

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