When it comes to surprising our loved ones (can be friends, colleagues, or families) sometimes we are bonded by one point of view : Awesome surprise equals to ridiculously high cost!
For me, this statement is 100% wrong because to create a memorable moments, sometimes we just need effort , small amount of money, and the use of our right brain! So, I recently prepared a surprise for someone special and to be honest, at first I though that it will consume tons and tons of money! However, I realize that by using our super-cool right brain, we can create killer surprise in a price that won’t kill us at all…
First common thing to do is preparing a cake. If we buy it at cake shop we could spend Rp150.000 to Rp.350.000, or even more! So why don’t’ we just create it by our selves! If you have a lot of time, I would suggect making cute-cup-cakes! its very easy to make..
First, reheat oven to 350 degrees then combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula and add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed and spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and after that just put it on your refrigerator, IT’S THAT SIMPLE!
If you only have a little time to create the cake, you can do what i did, ha-ha! Buy a sponge cake in ALFAMART and it shouldn’t cost you more than R.25.000 and then buy a chocolate jam. Cover your cake with chocolate jam and then you can decorate it with sprinkles, smarties, koko crunch, or everything you want! you can even write notes using thick whippedcream..
For the present, I would suggest a scrapbook! It is so fun to do and it will be extremely memorable for your loved ones. Ordinary scrap book will consist of pictures and notes, therefore, try to make the extraordinary one! Put on notes from other friends and families to make it more “touchy” and create activities that your loved ones has to do while reading the book. For example, in the middle of the page you put a treasure map which could lead them to a gift from you, or put a CD consist of memorable songs!
There are tons of ways in creating super-fine memorable moments, and what’s great about our brain is by using creativity we can create those memorable moments in an extremely affordable price! HAPPY CREATING!!