Saturday, November 08, 2014

CAKE & NOSTALGIA

hellokittycake Winnie and Mom cake Another year, another cake! My birthday cake this year was an old school Chinese cream cake - one which I used to always have as a child (complete with Hello Kitty and Mimi). The Chinese bakery remember us so well that when my mum ordered the cake and couldn't remember the exact characters of my Chinese name, the owners were able to remember from all their years icing our cakes. No easy feat as the characters of my Chinese name features so many strokes. Incredibly nostalgic, kitsch and along with sharing the cake with my mum, I wouldn't have it any other way.
instax iphone instax prints Remember this post when I talked about how Instax's were my favourite for capturing moments? One of my birthday gifts included this awesome Fuji Instax printer. We use phones to capture photos so much, that it is really great to be able to link up your phone to this device, print and keep in an album. While it's not quite the same as the unpredictable nature of an instant camera, it's pretty cool to be able to print pictures and with fewer worries about wasting that precious Rilakkuma instax film!
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  1. I remember eating those cakes from the chinese bakeries for my birthday. I used to get a pikachu on mine :)

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  2. Happy birthday again Winnie - I used to always beg Mum for a Hello Kitty design too! Seriously envious of your Instax printer, I might have a scout about town for one tomorrow! And I spy that hilarious snap of us and Kbel in there, I'm actually laughing out loud remembering that moment :P

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  3. Oh so cute, Looks so yummy!!! I love creamy fruity cakes!!


    恵美より ♥
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  4. The cake is so cute! Happy birthday! xx

    http://japobsganbare.blogspot.com/

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  5. I have the instax printer too! Which is a little silly since I own the Polaroid 300 and the Fujifilm Neoclassic. But I love having the photos super clear and not over exposed or cut off a friend in a group photo! Can't wait to see what else you'llprint with them. And Happy Birthday!

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  6. That's such a sweet cake and what a lovely way to celebrate your birthday! - Tasha xxx

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  7. What a lovely birthday tradition...that cake is adorable! Also, I had no idea about that Fuji Printer! I have an instax camera but the printer is such a brilliant idea.

    xx,

    Paisley

    paisleynotplaid

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  8. Oh this looks like such a lovely time! And I love that little printer. It's amazing how far technology has come!

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  9. Cakes and nostalgia are a perfect pairing I think. I agree with you about this printer - it does take out the magic from a real instant camera but like many things in life - convenience and consistency is preferred over magic.

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  10. Such a beautiful cake! I've no idea how much patience it must take to ice hello kitty, let alone kanji! Also happy belated birthday xx

    ☾ Liquorice Pearls ☾

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  11. Ooooh, this looks like a perfect birthday! I love it that you and your mom share your birthdays! I love these instax shots, so cute! (and the cake is a classic, my goodness!)

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  12. This is so lovely, happy belated birthday!


    Maria xxx

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  14. ooh i'm behind on my blog reading so first, i'm loving the new layout! (hope i'm not too slow on that one haha.)

    also HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

    becky :: accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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  15. Happy birthday! I have severe cake envy, it looks both cute and yummy. Ceri x

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  16. A tiny bit late, but better late then never right!? Happy Birthday! The cake looks delicious and the printer looks incredible! Such a cool gift!


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  17. Thank you Paisley! The Fuji Printer is seriously awesome!

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  18. I know right? I am obsessed with it and it's still a novelty printing pics off my phone :)

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  19. Yes definitely, it won't beat the instant camera or even my film camera but it's the convenience is awesome.

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  20. Haha thanks Georgie! The hello kitty icing parts are my favourite because it tastes fruity :D

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  21. It's so lovely sharing it with my mum! People always say it must be weird not to have my own cake etc, but I don't know it any other way :)

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  22. Thanks Becky! I decided it was time for a mini update and only switched over a few days ago, so not slow at all :D

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  23. Haha it was really yummy! Thanks Ceri x

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  24. Thank you Monique! I love the printer and I'm constantly on the look out for cool film to use. It may have started a new obsession....

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  25. Happy belated birthday! That's so cute that they remembered exactly how to write your name after all these years :)

    Saadiya x
    www.thatgirlsaadiya.blogspot.com

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