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Farewell Cake, from Toronto to Honk Kong

When I was asked to do a cake for this farewell party I had no idea how I was going to incorporate Hong Kong into the theme.  I discovered that Honk Kong has a flag, which I though would make a great decoration to the cake.  

I had just enough red fondant left that I didn't have to dye any thankfully.  I didn't really want to have red fingers for the next few days.  I cut out the five petals in white, cut out 5 red stars and drew the "stems" in with an edible red marker.

The cake itself was a two layer 8" chocolate with mocha filling.  

For decoration on the sides I thought it would be fun to do farewell/goodbye in as many different languages as possible.

1. Aloha - Hawaiian 
2. Zaijian - Chinese, simplified
3. Farewell - English, but you knew that, I hope. :)
4. Bon Voyage - French
5. Zbogom - Croatian, for Darko :)
6. Adios - Spanish
7. Sayonara - Japanese
8. Au Revoir - French
9. Adieu - French
10. Vale - Latin
11. Ciao - Italian
12. Slan - Irish
13. Farvel - Norwegian
14. Hi - I had to have one hello, besides "hi" is all that would fit!
15. Do Svidaniya - Russian
16. Arrivederci - Italian
17. Auf Wiedersehen - German

So, today I learned how to say farewell/goodbye 16 different ways.  Also, learned how to spell them too!  

It's hard to believe that the family will be gone for at least two years.  With today's technology though, I imagine it is much easier to keep in touch and up to date.


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