Yesterday, the whole country celebrated the 44th National Day and most people find their own ways of expressing their patriotism and pride to the Sultanate. One of the most common things that they do is to enjoy the occasion with food and festivity. I am glad I accepted a cake order and made not just one but two different kinds of Omani Flag Cake.
It was a rush order. I received a call from my friend Issa a day before the celebration. She mentioned that her employer, Oman Automobile Association, wanted to order a cake for their company’s party.
I couldn’t refuse her… so instantly I said “Yes”.
There were two cakes: one is in circle and the other is in rectangular shape. The first cake is made of moist chocolate blueberry cream cake coated with buttercream frosting. I piped the frosting using a star shape tip and used the color of Omani flag: the white, red, and green. The rectangular cake is made of red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The red velvet cake was served in the morning while the circle cake was served in the evening.
The National Day marks the independence of Oman from the Portuguese in 1650. It also coincides with the birthday of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, the incumbent ruler of the Sultanate. Every year, the locals expressed their loyalty and gratitude to their country and showed love for their ruler who is much respected through various styles. Many of them painted their cars and automobiles with red, green, and white color and parade on the streets in the evening while many flags & the lights hanging everywhere, even caps or clothes are worn by them….it is really a nation with a passion!
Last night there was a grand fireworks display at Al Amerat. You can see also the biggest flag perched the walls of a very huge mountain while passing the Al Khuwair area of Muscat City.
For nearly seven years, I am so glad I have been living in this country because it provided me and my family a shelter and a decent life.
I posted a selfie photo on my facebook as my simple expression of thankfulness for its friendly and warm people and the place that I call my second home.
My photo caption: “Selfie with my homemade Oman Flag Cake and the Oman Khanjar Pin given by my student. Wishing the people of the Sultanate a Happy 44th National Day. Happy Birthday to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said.”
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Lots of Love,
Riah – the Lady behind Happy Baker Delights 🙂