As the month comes to a close end, my elder daughter attends her last piano lesson here in Viennique Music School located near our condo. She's been there for a good 2.5yrs now and I am proud of her overall performance there despite her school load and other curriculum occupying her. :) I remembered there was a point where she nearly gave up her piano lessons because she was not catching on well during class. We had a heart to heart talk and after consulting her piano teacher, we decided to take things slower, at her pace and continued on. She was happy there after and was always looking forward to her piano class every week. Altogether, she had 3 Piano Recitals since she started taking lessons. I remembered all too clearly how "blur" she was in her first recital performance, hahaha! She was still looking around, oblivious that her piece was over before she could press a single note! But she was still all smiles and waving at us in the crowd. :D We had a good laugh over that as we were not expecting much from our 4 yr old at that point. :P Last Saturday was her 3rd Recital and everything went well, she did her 2 pieces flawlessly and we couldn't be any more proud. :)
Since we shipped our piano back to California in February this year, my girl has not got much hands-on practice except for occasional sessions at our neighbor's place. Her teacher, which is also the school principal, has generously loan a portable piano to us for a month so as to allow my girl to practice it at the comfort of our home. :) So to thank her, & "award" my girl, I seized the opportunity to make a batch of cupcakes for the Recital. Since my in-laws were in town with us, we were always out with them. I tried to be a little less ambitious and made only a dozens of these cupcakes. Luckily I still managed to get it done in time. ;) I was a little disappointed when I found out that there were 12 performers altogether! I was hopping my daughter's teacher can get one too. :-P But when I told this to my daughter, she said "Don't worry Mummy, I can give mine to Teacher." And she smiled and hand her cupcake to her teacher. :) I was really touched of her generous move! Indeed my little girl has grown up and more mature then I thought. ;) This is truly something we adults should learn from them on simple generous thoughts and make the world a better place. ;)
I made violin cupcakes as well since one of my good friend's daughter is also performing a violin piece that day. :) Surprisingly, the ones that were snatched up first were the violin cupcakes. Then I figured it's probably the amount of fondant that is on the cupcake that attracts the kids! Seriously, fondant are made for kids. They can really handle the sweetness, hahaha!
Personally I like the piano cupcakes, so simple to make and with a clean look. If I were to make these cupcakes again, I vow to make more, so that at least everyone gets one. ;)
I shall keep this post short since I need to go pack up more stuff and finish baking my bread loaf (next post). So till next time, have a good day! ;)