This was an order that I could never say no to. My aunt was planning her eldest son's engagement and she asked me to prepare the engagement cake for the dulang hantaran. I happily obliged, since this is the first time my aunt is going to receive a menantu. Also, this is the first time a cousin younger than me is getting engaged! In my eyes, he is still my baby cousin. I remember when I was younger, I used to love babysitting him and his brother as I did not have any siblings of my own. I even bought him his first phone as a reward for his great SPM results. I am actually also his guarantor for his university loan! Alhamdulillah, he's going to be a doctor soon. But now, he's getting engaged??
Anyway, my aunt requested for a lilac cake to fit the theme. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any purple sugar flowers at the bakery. Instead, I found this beautiful pink sugar flower that matched so well with my pink cake board. (Yes, the sugar flower was store-bought. If I am ever able to make that flower myself, I might as well stop working and open a cake-making business!)
|Just after putting on fondant to the cake.|
I decided to keep the cake simple but elegant. Since the cake was simple, the flower became the main attraction of the cake. I only decorated the cake with a flower border and matching white pearls.
|The finished cake.|
|White flowers around the cake.|
|View from the top.|
Since we did not own anything in lilac, I decided to wear my Cadbury purple baju kurung. And a week before the event, I dragged Hubby to Jalan TAR to purchase a matching purple baju melayu and even sampin! Thankfully, Hubby agreed on the colour, especially since Cadbury purple is quite an adventurous colour. I haven't managed to convince him to wear fuchsia pink, though!
|Takes a confident couple to wear this colour, so kudos to Hubby for trusting your wife's taste with this baju melayu.|
As soon as we arrived at my aunt's house with the cake, everyone crowded around whilst I gingerly took the cake out of the box. They ooohhh-ed and aaahhh-ed when they saw the cake! One of my aunt's neighbour actually pulled me aside and asked whether I could bake her daughter's wedding cake, but I politely declined. Honestly - baking and juggling two boys just can't seem to jive!
|The cake on the dulang hantaran. Loving the purple baby breaths!|
|Phewww... even though the cake was more pink than lilac, it didn't look too out of place from the other hantarans.|
|Ian posing with the man of the day.|
The engagement was held at Intekma in Shah Alam. The girl's side actually booked a huge hall for the event. The pelamin was also beautifully decorated, as if it was a wedding dais! Kalau nak kahwin terus pun boleh!
|Our side in lilac, and the girl's side in pink.|
|The representative from our side showing the hantaran that we brought.|
|My aunt's 4 boys - the hantaran bearers. She has 5 boys in total, including the one getting engaged.|
|Upacara menyarung cincin and my aunt posing with her future daughter-in-law.|
|My two aunts, cousin in-laws and I posing with the lady of the day.|
|Posing with the hantaran from the girl's side. I love their dulang hantaran!|
|Aiden posing with his favourite cousin and best friend - Airyl.|
|Last picture of the day before we left.|
|And this was how I ended the day. By having tapai at an open house. Heaven!|