Mr. Leong’s family photo at Gelatissimo in Singapore. You can see Taufiq from Gelatissimo behind, holding both his thumbs up.
While he was having his dinner with his family, we went to get gelato and presented it to him as his “birthday cake”, complete with candles for him to make a wish and blow the candles out. The gelato we got was from the Gelatissimo branch at Singapore Flyer.
The gelato was scooped individually into single cups, which was then presented nicely with biscuit wafers and mini spoons. Mind you, this presentation was done impromptu and we would say it is pretty impressive without prior planning. The credit goes to the friendly person-in-charge at this Gelatissimo outlet, which was Taufiq. We told him about the little birthday surprise we wanted to give Mr. Leong and Taufiq was so nice to scoop the gelato into full presentable cups. Looks like he filled it way beyond the cup and we appreciate his generous serving of the delicious gelato. Please note that this presentation is done only upon special request for this surprise birthday celebration, so if you would want something like this for your celebration, you can always contact Gelatissimo at Singapore Flyer for more details. Their contact details are included at the end of this article.As for the candles, we took it with us when we travelled from Penang to Singapore as we wanted to be ready to have a celebration but just deciding on where, when and what details. So we managed to pull off a planned-impromptu surprise (if that makes sense). Trust us as event organisers to jump into action whenever there is an event for us to plan but it is not like we always carry candles everywhere we go. We will make do with what resources we have.
If you noticed from the picture above, the gelato was slightly melted. This is due to the brief walking distance from the Gelatissimo outlet to Mr. Leong’s dining table to surprise him and the heat from the candles contributed to this too. This melting goodness made the gelato even more delicious as it was so tastefully creamy once you put it into your mouth. There was also a short wait for Mr. Leong as he was away taking pictures of the view at Singapore Flyer but once he appears at the table, we began to sing the “Happy Birthday” song. He did not know that the celebration was for him as it was a surprise and held earlier before his birthday. Yes, surprise was successful !
|Mr. Leong smiling with his gelato “cake”.|
His daughter, Ms. Leong, asked if he remembered to make a wish before he blew out the candles and to that, he replied, “I cannot tell you my wish, if not it might not come true”. So he must have made a wish and may his wishes come true.
The way Gelatissimo showcased their gelato was pretty peculiar, where you can see the whole Nutella bottle, unwrapped candy bars, huge apples and other fruits stacked on top of the gelato in their respective flavours’ trays. Unique, indeed.
|This is the view from one part of the outlet where they have a selection of gelato flavours. There were more gelati available.|
|Gelatissimo’s banner detailing the difference between gelato and ice cream. If you can manage to enlarge the picture, you can read all about it.|