Back in January of this year, I made these for my good friends who were expecting their first child. Since that post, they have become parents to a beautiful, healthy baby girl who, at 100 days expressed interest in writing her first post.
It's quite a riveting tale of speeding, being pulled over by the police, mommy setting the police straight and getting out of a ticket, daddy panicking the entire way and forgetting to pack a change of clothes, but somehow packing a kettle instead, mommy being fully dilated upon arriving at the hospital, me stubbornly resisting against mommy's pushes for ten hours and finally heading to my new home four days after being pushed from my home of almost nine months. I am tired just reliving the events.
Fast forward to 100 days later and a house buzzing with excitement and my favourite thing that I can't yet eat, cake! But I digress...
By Chinese tradition, "100 days birth celebration represents the wish that the baby will live 100 years." It's a celebration of my birth and health and all the good things that my family wishes to come my way - I think you folks call it prosperity. That's about as much as I gathered from mom and dad and I am not yet allowed to surf the net. If your culture has similar celebrations, I would love to hear about them.
In addition to all the wonderful food, and I mean a whole lot of food, there was cake! Cupcakes for my guests to enjoy and a little tri-colour cake made especially for me, which, when cut, revealed a soft, sponge-like cake bursting with vanilla beans, and the prettiest colours I have ever seen - SQUEEEEE!!!
It's nap time again, but I hope you enjoyed my post. I am pretty sure I'll be back in the near future. In the meantime, feel free to leave me a note below. I'd love to hear from you.