Friday, February 22, 2008

Yam Fudge Cake on Chap Goh Meh

We went for a big family dinner tonight at the Sarawak Club for Chap Goh Meh. Nee made this cake & brought it over.

It's a Yam Fudge Cake which has very rich creamy yam fudge layered with moist yam sponge. It's one of those soothing & easy to take, all time favourite kinda cake.

NEE: As this was a last minute thing, I decided to go for real roses for decoration rather than full cream or fruits. I was looking for white roses which goes well with purple and the florist had these creamish ones instead. It goes well I guess with a sweet, weddingy effect.

It's definitely a cake for the uncle & auntie generation who grew up with Kenny Rogers, Jim Reeves, Elvis Presley, John Denver, Dolly Parton, Donny & Marie, & Anne Murray. And it really went down well with them tonite.

However, it wasn't such a hit with the under 30-year-old cousins. This is the Britney Spears' bunch. They drink Starbucks & Coffee Bean, & go for cheesecakes.

We realised that there is always a sentimental attachment to a type of cake that is hot during their time, and that stays with them. And it is pretty hard for it to cross over to another generation younger than them.

We hypothised that the trend must have started off with local egg rolls, traditional kuih, pandan kaya yam sponges, fresh cream cakes, and now rich cheese & chocolate cakes, and probably going into French gateaus, mousses & petite fours in the younger generation to come. We'd never thought so much of the link between cakes & generation gaps, but it is interesting to realise that it's there. Good God, Nee is already spoiling little kids with expensive Dark Belgium chocolates in her cakes, setting the next trend to come.

But for now, let's just eat & enjoy the family reunion. Happy Chap Goh Meh to all readers of Greg & Nee!


Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

very pretty and bridal-ly! yes, this was one of those hot cakes about 20 years ago ...

NEE said...

I still like it cause i got cakes like that for my birthdays during childhood days hehehe so ya def 20 odd years ago. another one is pandan kaya. so cakes and sentimental value def goes together.

delia said...

i like this cake. i've done the pandan kaya cake before. i was wondering if you would be kind enough to share this yam fudge cake recipe with me? my email addy is

NEE said...

Hi delia. sorry i just got down to write the comments. let me gather my thoughts on this.

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