Today marks the 11th year my wife and I took our vows. Like any other marriage, we had no idea where our marriage would lead us. There is a cause for a celebration, even if its just a small one, to celebrate the coming of two individuals who has promised to love and care for each other to death do them part.
My initial idea was just to get Janet a simple Royce Nama Chocolate which she expressed interest in a couple of weeks back. All that changed when Jan told me that he needed to drop by Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop to pick up a raya biscuits. Somehow, that activated the invisible light bulb above my head and immediately thought it was a good chance to order a special cake this special celebration. I have always wanted to order a cake from Mr. Baker for my family back in Miri but the time and chance was never in favour.
It started with my whatsapp conversation with Eric (Mr. Baker).
After a few minutes, Eric then showed me a screenshot of a cake he has in mind, which was perfectly tuned to what I imagined the cake to be. I then sketched up a quick modification to his original design.
Within a small window of time of just a few hours, Mr. Baker’s Bakeshop has once again proved that they take are masters of their field and that customers satisfaction is always a priority. I picked up the perfectly-mastered-fondant-cake-that-is-within-my-budget within a few hours.
By the time I arrived back in Kuala Belait from Bandar, it was already 2 am in the morning. The funny thing was that I forgot to take into account the size of the cake, and had problem fitting the cake into my refrigerator in Kuala Belait. I compromised by turning down the temperature of the air-conditioner in my room to a chilling 18’C for the night. Thank God for thick duvet!
Right on the dot, my alarm rang at 5 am. It was a short but much needed sleep before my drive back to Miri. Thankfully the whole ride back was queue free. It was a cold dawn, the sun was nowhere in sight, covered by the thick clouds above. I wound down the window of my car and enjoyed the fresh cool morning air brushing my face on this special day.
I then picked up Janet and the kids for breakfast. There is a stall serving Laksa that my friends has been talking about that I’ve meant to try since forever. This was the perfect opportunity to go there. Although the stall is out-of-the-way, the scenery there would be perfectly suitable for today’s occassion.
We arrived at Hole No. 16 of Miri Golf Club. Yes, the stall is located right smack in the middle of a golf course.
After our lovely breakfast, it was time to head home and finally unveil my present to Janet who has no idea of what else was coming. Naturally, she was speechless when I presented her with the cake. First of all, the size of the cake was unbelievable. She had trouble lifting the cake alone.
The pure yet innocent, yet sweet and lovely, yet must be less than $100 fondant cake. Underneath all that pink is actually chocolaty goodness that is delicious. My whole family loved it, especially our kids!
Happy anniversary to my dearest Janet. Our journey has not been smooth nor has it been easy, but we are where we are today. I cherish allt he memories that has made this 11 years what it is today. May God bless us as we take on the coming challenges of life together as a family. Love you! Muaks! ❤ ❤ ❤
May the love that we share last our lifetime through!