Ethan Turns Three!

November 30, 2006 6 comments

Ethan Birthday Cake at Suki Sushi
Ethan with Mummy, Papa and the castle cake (cake three) at Suki Sushi

Ethan turned three on 27 Nov this year. While most pre-schoolers’ idea of a birthday party is one celebrated in their school, Ethan wanted his birthday party to be in a restaurant with a big cake.

Last week he started asking for a pink castle cake. His school mate Rachel had one, he said. That got us busy. We surfed the web and located Yiling Confectionery, the shop featured in the Straits Times recently for their innovative cake designs.
We emailed Yiling a picture of the sample castle cake with the following specifications: “It is for my 3 year old boy. He likes pink. We want to include some pink in the cake to please him but at the same time we want to make sure that it doesn’t turn out to be a princess cake for girls. His other favourite colours are purple and red.” The cake was a BIG surprise and the kids were thrilled to see it.

Ethan and Birthday Cake
Yummy, I can’t wait to dig in!

Ethan loves to sing birthday songs. He is usually the most boisterous and loudest kid at birthday celebrations. However, he was quite a different boy when it came to his own birthday. We noticed that he just sat there rather serenely and enjoyed the attention when we sang him his birthday song. He knew that he was the star that day!

Ethan and Uncle Roger basking in their moments of glory

Thanks to his doting grandparents, aunties and uncles, Ethan turned three with three celebrations and three birthday cakes! The first cake was courtesy of William, Susan, Karen and Paul at the Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant.

Ethan Birthday Cake - Prima
Birthday cake number one with a sports car…VROOOM!

Ethan Birthday Cake - Prima 2
Cutting cake number one with Mummy and Papa at Prima Tower Revolving Restaurant

His second cake was from Amy, Clement and his best friend Dyann. We had a simple celebration at home.

Cake number two with his good friend Dyann at home

Happy Birthday Ethan! Mummy and Papa loves you very much.

By Walter
Founder of Cooler Insights, I am a geek marketer with almost 24 years of senior management experience in marketing, public relations and strategic planning. Since becoming an entrepreneur 5 years ago, my team and I have helped 58 companies and over 2,200 trainees in digital marketing, focusing on content, social media and brand storytelling.


  1. Ethan is so cute huh, ask for a pink castle birthday cake. And he has 3 birthday cakes for his 3rd birthday, so next year got 4 lah!
    I want to hug him if I see him.
    Happy Belated Birthday, Ethan!

  2. I am so happy that you didn’t buy into any preconceived notions of what is just for girls or what is just for boys! Hurray for you for allowing your sweet ALL BOY tot to have a castle cake in his favorite colors. When my boy was 2 and 3 he always wanted the pink or purple balloon, maraca, hoop, etc. Some adults teased and I told them (politely) to stuff it. Go, Ethan! Love your smile!

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