It was a wet afternoon downtown and I was running late for the set up. The impending baby shower was gonna start in an hour and there I was rummaging through KL’s notorious traffic. Ok, what am I rambling about? My colleagues reading this will say otherwise. Let me rephrase. Traffic wasn’t all that bad and I made it into town in less than 15 minutes. But to my defence, I would have gotten to the store in Pavilion much earlier if it wasn’t for that darn lady working at the balloon store who didn’t know how to operate the helium tank! How this monkey kept a cool face and his composure throughout the entire ordeal was just admirable.
The night before, I recieved a text message from none other than our designated baker for the event.
FBB: Making lilliputian sized cakes is killing me!!!!
Me: *feeling guilty* I’ll take you shopping for a new pair of hands after this. I know exactly where to get some. Thanks for doing this.
Now, some of you may have heard of this modest baker by the name of Mr.Fat Boy Bakes who bakes wonderful cakes. For those of you who hasn’t, he comes highly recommended.
Anyway, back to the drama at the store. Our dear baker arrived 10 minutes after I did and out came some 6 big white boxes containing desserts enough to feed a tiny African nation. With less than 30-minutes to go, we quickly arranged them on our newly-bought serving dishes. Such pretty things they all were.
All until FBB opened the last box. His eyes nearly popped out and his jaws fell to the ground. His little Spencers were melting! Classic look. Wish I had a camera with me. It was a funny moment and I genuinely felt sorry for the poor guy, but it wasn’t exactly the time to laugh. I looked at him and told him to “Fix it.” Yes, this monkey can be a little Nazi at times. Very few have survived to tell their stories. And for those who has, they are still my closest friends to date.
Nevertheless, our dear baker managed to save the day in all his engineering glory. Check out his blog if you wanna know how he did it and his theory of how Spencer failed to rise to the occasion.
The entire team of Harper’s Bazaar arrived (impressively on time, to my surprise!) and had a ball. They ate, laughed, put a scrapbook together, ate more and stayed merry til the cows came home. One would have mistaken them for a bunch of drunks, but I can assure you that they’re probably just high on all the sugar we’ve been feeding them. Needless to say, together with the floppy Spencer 4-seasons Chocolate Cake; the incredible diva of a Pavlova, the sinful Lemon Meringue Tarts, the light yet full of gusto Tiramisu in cups and Mars Cheesecake were clear highlights of the evening. I swear many were secretly (some not so secretly) planning to kidnap and marry FBB. He sure knows how to get into the hearts of them girls! Mrs. FBB must be a very lucky woman. Look out for the coverage in the local Harper’s Bazaar soon.
The baby shower was a major success thanks to these little desserts and I can only offer my heartfelt gratitude to FBB for his hard work. I hope you’re not going to claim that new pair of hands from me. Once again, “Thank You.”
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