I wanted to give a little gift to each of the "Golden Girls", as we like to refer to ourselves, so I had this great idea, to give them each a Quay Po’s Hokkaido chiffon cupcakes with vanilla custard cream filling. (I will share the recipe in my next post.)
Why this cupcake? The reason being, all my friends and family who had tried it, raved about how delicious it is. They all like that it is so light and soft and the vanilla custard cream was smooth and silky.
I was told there would be 83 of us so, I had to make at least 90 cupcakes. I brought boxes, cup cake liners and vanilla beans with me to my blogger friend of Frozen Wing, Lena’s house. She was so kind to accommodate me and my best friend, Peng. She was even more kind to agree to help me make the cupcakes. So the three of us started to make the cupcakes around 12 plus in the afternoon and finished the last batch at 5.10pm. We made a total of 112 cupcakes. It was the first time for both Lena and I to make so many cupcakes at one go. We could not figure out what went wrong because the cupcakes did not turn out right. The taste was awesome but the texture of the cakes were just like normal sponge cakes and not light and soft enough. We both thought it might be the heat and the humidity in the kitchen. I was disappointed and I decided not to bring them with me to the dinner. But I didn't want to toss them out either. So I wondered where we might donate them and Lena hit upon the idea of giving them to the orphanage near her home and to the Salvation army. Lena and Peng went to deliver the cupcakes while I quickly get myself ready for the dinner. Later I heard from Lena and Peng that the orphans were very happy when they saw the cupcakes and it made me very happy to hear that. All was not wasted. In the end, our time and effort was all worth it for the cupcakes put smiles on the orphans' faces. Someday, I will bring them the real Hokkaido Chiffon Cupcakes.
I needed to be at the dinner venue by 6.00pm for the photography session. Of course I was late and I was not familiar with the roads in Ipoh. I had a GPS but it took me to no-man’s-land. Fortunately, I finally found the venue and arrived just in time to be in this precious photo. Can you find me? Okay, let’s have a little fun. The first to leave a comment to say where I was, will get a surprise gift.
The event was very successful and the committee members did a fantastic job of organizing it.
The committee members who organised the event
This cake was made jointly by two of our Golden Girls
I believe everybody managed to catch up with their schoolmates whom they had not seen for many years. I did.
We started the evening singing our school song
Catching up with The Golden Girls of Class 72
Golden Girls from 5A (my class)
A lovely closed-up picture taken by my schoolmate's hubby, Tim