Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Happy Half Birthday!

A few days ago my LO turned 6 months old!

Past 6 months, or actually add 9 months prior to that, has been an incredible journey and I am extremely happy that we celebrated his half birthday happily and in a good health. Every day we discover something new, be it achieving a new milestone like smiling, rolling over, standing with support, or simply finding out a different aspect of his personality. Every day is so precious I don't want to miss anything.

I made this cake using a simple vanilla cake recipe and a vegan custard cream recipe from the Joy of Vegan Baking (my bible!). I made a whole cake, trimmed the top to make it flat, cut it in half then layered them to make a half cake.
The custard cream was made with corn starch, flour, coconut milk and vanilla extract but incredibly creamy and delicious.

The birthday decoration was from a free printable, retro happy birthday set. I glued two toothpicks between the labels to stick it on the cake. It's really cute. Thank you for sharing :)
sorry baby, you gotta wait for a few more months to be able to eat a cake!

Speaking of food, we started on eating vegetables and fruits last month. Luckily I received baby bullet and its steamer as a gift and have been having fun making all the baby food so far. I'm trying to use organic veggies and fruits if I can but our local groceries don't have organic vegetables of all kinds, so sometimes I have to give in. Too bad :(

What he tried last month: yellow squash, sweet potatoes, avocados, peas, pears and apples - all steamed and pureed in my baby bullet.

To my surprise, he enjoyed all but the apple! He made this sour face as if he had eaten lemon or something (the apple was sweet to my taste, though). I'm pleased to see he devoured peas and avocados - perhaps he remembered the taste cause I ate those a lot during my pregnancy lol


  1. おめでとう〜!

    1. ありがとうございます〜♪