Saturday 28 February 2015

Gorgeous Umrah Cakes

Our family has always been reserved  and quite proper in the way we do things - part of this has been shying away from showing love and affection.  That doesn't mean we don't feel it, we just struggle with showing it in conventional ways like big hugs, declarations of affection and general cheesiness.

Instead we try to show our love by taking care of people, trying to do things for them, help them in some way or give them something.

Recently Fashionista's husband's uncle became very, very sick and the whole family were in immense pain seeing him in this condition.  Fashionista is very close to her in-laws mash'Allah and was in tears too when she told me (mash'Allah her in-laws are some of the loveliest people I have ever met and truly understand what it means to hold onto the ties of kinship).

One of their uncles dearest wishes was to see the house of Allah SWT again, so the whole family set off for Umrah (pilgrimage) to Makkah.  They came back this week and Fashionista made these beautiful cupcakes as a welcome home gift.

I can imagine all of the love and care and concern she poured into these and I'm so proud of her.  I love the details and the beautiful combination of light green and gold (although I have no idea how she made black icing).

Her husband's Uncle is still very unwell, please remember him and his family in your dua's.

If you like the look of these, you can see lots more of her creations here.


  1. Ooooh lovely in sha Allah he gets well soon

  2. InsAllah he will be fine very soon and your tension will be vanish. I think your powerful writing is asset for the Muslimah. Keep it up and try to enlighten the Muslim ummah...!

  3. Do you wear glasses sister? Are contact lenses allowed in Islam?