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Published: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday February 19, 2014 MYT 1:01:11 PM

Love is ... decorating a cake together, and winning

Winning couple, Lim Tek Hun and Susan Tai their fruit- laden cake and icy dessert.

Winning couple, Lim Tek Hun and Susan Tai their fruit- laden cake and icy dessert.

IT may have been their first time decorating a cake, but Lim Tek Hun and Susan Tai, who have been married for 27 years, impressed the judges with their creativity to win the “East Meets West” Dessert-making Challenge in The Mines.

The inaugural event welcomed 12 couples working hand-in-hand to decorate a cake and a shaved ice dessert within an hour.

The event was held in conjunction with the Double Valentine’s celebration, namely Valentine’s Day and Chap Goh Meh.

“I surfed the net the night before to get inspiration on cake decorations.

“I wanted to cut the cake into a heart shape but the cake was too small.

“This was our first time decorating a cake and I was so nervous that I accidentally cut my finger,” Tai said, adding that her husband borrowed their son-in-law’s Chinese motif costume for the competition.

To celebrate this East-meets-West event which occurs every 19 years, contestants had to wear traditional Chinese costumes when decorating the cakes.

They could choose from a variety of items such as sprinkles, fruits, chocolates and icing to decorate their cake but some contestants also brought their own decorations such as flowers.

The grand prize winners won prizes worth a total of RM1,081.50, including a Vinstella jewellery set, thumbdrive, rose bears, and a woven bag from The Mines.

Second-prize winners David Tang, 45, and Michelle Chek, 37, who have been married for 14 years, could finally wear the traditional costume that they had initially purchased to wear to another event.

They won prizes worth RM930.50.

The  crowd at The Mines watching the 12 couples in action during the competition.
The crowd at The Mines watching the 12 couples in action during the competition.

Tang Si Yao, 23, and Ashley Lee, 21, who have been a couple since 2011, bagged the third prize of RM882.10.

“I often shop and watch movies here in The Mines with my girlfriend and I heard about the contest from a friend,” Tang said.

The consolation prize was a 2g iPod shuffle worth RM164.

If you missed out on this event, you can join a photo contest, which ends Feb 23.

Just snap the most creative photo at the Valentine’s Tower at The Mine’s South Court on Level 2 and email it to marcom.mines@capitaland.com to win prizes like watches, facial service, and perfumes.

For details, visit www.the-mines.com.my, www.facebook.com/theminesshoppingmall or call 03-8949 6333.

Tags / Keywords: Lifestyle, Community, Central Region, valentine's day, The Mines, chap goh meh

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