Happy belated 8th Birthday!
Where has time gone? I just couldn’t believe we had just celebrated Ming Ray’s 8th birthday last week! It felt like it was just yesterday when I still had him in me. Flashing back to the day of Ming Ray’s birth on the 14th July 2004, I can vividly recall the more than 6 hours labour agony ending in a forced C-section because of baby’s heartbeat dropped drastically on every contraction. The labour process was awful to remember, but meeting my first born little baby boy for the first time was a moment no words could ever describe and now he is 8. It didn't seem at all that long ago when he was just a thought...a wish.
Ever since I indulged myself in baking, I had always wanted to bake a cake for his birthday. In fact this dinosaur cake was long overdue, I saw this fantastic Dinosaur cake idea last year from Betty Croker website via YouTube but at that time we just moved back from Auckland and had yet to settle down. That, plus the house renovation work didn’t make the right opportunity to bake for him.
Like many other kids, Ming Ray loved dinosaurs since he was baby. Any item related to dinosaurs attracts him. I couldn’t recall how many times he had watched the series of movie Jurassic Park over and over again; I guess it is very common that boys like dinosaurs.
In fact he had designed a very creative dino cake box for his Auckland School's garage sales which I shared in my previous muffin post back in 2010. Check it out here.I was glad I managed to fulfil my promise to him to make an icing sculptured dinosaur cake. However, I must thank hubby for helping to decorate the cake. Without his fine touch I supposed I would end up with a flop project as I was struggling with the icing to make volume to the body of the dinosaur cake. The icing I made was a bit too runny hence it was difficult to lay and shape on the cake.
We had a small birthday party with another close friend of ours whose children were also Ming Ray’s buddies. I felt so happy and relieved when the kids said the cake was yummy!
Yes! Mission accomplished!