Part 3 - Celebrating with family (19 Oct)
Part 3 of Josiah's brithday celebrations continued on the same night at home. The family joined us at our place to celebrate Josiah's 5th over food, cake and soccer.
Made the cake this time around - a no-bake ice cream cake as our oven isn't working. Perfect for Singapore's weather too anyways...Yums :) Used store bought La Cremeria's Choc Obsession, Dreyer's Cookies & Cream, some oreo cookies, digestives and topped it off with a yummy frosting (This frosting is easy to make and works really well for me)
Mix digestives with butter
Press digestives into bottom of Springform pan
Freeze for 15 min
Melt ice cream, stir and pour into pan
You can layer the ice cream cake anyway you want, just let it freeze 30 minutes between each layer.
So the cake looks a bit prettier when sliced, I layered it as such:
digestives - choc obsession - cookies & cream with extra oreos - digestives - choc obsession
Let it freeze overnight before trying to frost it. Next time I'll try to pipe on the frosting instead of spreading it as the cake started to melt too quickly! Singapore lah...what to do...
I wanted to do something a little extra for Josiah's birthday in school this year besides the usual cake cutting. The idea for the keychains came as we had made some keychains with shrinking plastic during the Children's Season at the Asian Civilisations Museum earlier this year, so I bought a set from Daiso to try it out with Josiah & Joanie.
The kids had fun colouring, they got to see some 'magic' as the plastic curled and shrank in the toaster and they were mighty pleased with their personalised little trinket :) Key learning - don't give the kids too many options for the designs. I prepared 4 designs and that was probably 3 too many...hah
Part 5 - @ the movies for Despicable Me 2 (22 Oct)
This was Joanie's & mummy's first time watching the movie, and Josiah's second...and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves over popcorn and minion mania :) Papa really wanted to come along too but sadly wasn't able to as he was assigned some last minute work...
If you didn't know, you'll get a complimentary firehouse sundae if you go to Swensens on your actual birthday (IC or BC required). Josiah received 2 complimentary sundaes - the firehouse and a junior coit (birthday month perk for Swensen's Kids Club members) which we all got to enjoy :)
And that rounds up Josiah's 5th birthday celebrations! Next up...Joash's 1st & Joanie's 3rd in Jan...eeks!