Although we are not capable of understanding the miracle and wonders of birth and life, but we have watched with joy and amazement our lovely and beautiful daughter growing from newborn to one year old.
At birth everyone at the hospital adored and treated you with utmost care. We gave you the finest care and love enduring many sleepless nights, watching over you, our concern being at every turn your well-being and comfort. We sang you many nursery songs and read lots of stories and your gift back to us was, at first, a heart melting smile followed by your first “mama” and later “daddy” .
We have witnessed your fighting spirit at every turn. On November 2009, although you knew you are going to be loved unconditionally, you didn’t want to leave the comfort of my belly, panicking us and the hospital stuff. Despite the numbers of stories you are read at bed-time, you let us know with no uncertain terms you are not satisfied going to bed. You have even protested by eating away at your crib :)))
At lunch or dinner time you are also a fighter, pushing my hand away with food you find distasteful. We often watch with laughter as you discard food from your tray, dumping the fruit and vegetables onto the floor. To our surprise, you made a great connection with the nature, and by saying this I mean eating flowers, grass and leaves.
Above all, we are amazed that you posses the gift and appreciation for the zest of life. At every turn you make your eyes take notice, something new to discover, something not yet touched and experienced. The inquisitiveness and interest for like you show will prove to be one of your greatest findings.
It was a year full of firsts, you’ve learned so much and had lots of fun.
Happy Birthday out dear Tiffany, may all your dreams come true
Mom & Dad
2 cups self-raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
10 tbsp butter
1 cup buttermilk
few vanilla extract drops
Melt the butter and set it aside. In a big bowl mix well the flour, sugar and coconut
add the melted butter
eggs, one by one
and vanilla extract. Pour the batter in a 9 inch springform pan and bake the cake in preheated oven at 350F for 55-60 minutes.
Let it cool for few hours and then slice it in two.
For the coconut mousse you need
1 8oz package cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup heavy cream
Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl and slowly add the heavy cream mixing until stiff
Assembling the cake
In a foiled springform pan place the first layer. Add the coconut mousse and spread
place the second layer on top and cover everything in foil. Put the cake in the fridge for few hours or overnight
Remove the cake from the and place it on serving plate
Cover with a chocolate ganache made from 2/3 cup chocolate chips and scant 1/2 cup heavy cream.
Let the ganache set and start decorating the cake
welcome to CandyLand :d
An inside view
In the end, I’d like to apologize for being away these last couple of days and not visiting your blogs. Now that everything is back to normal I’ll do my best to catch up with all those wonderful recipes you shared.
This recipe was featured on Foodbuzz
The recipe goes to Your Best Recipe @ Spicie Foodie http://spiciefoodie.blogspot.com/p/your-best-recipe.html