Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!
And make sure you shout “merdeka” eight times only, not seven times, not nine times, but 8 times, or else you might be fined RM1000 for doing it wrongly or worse – you might be deemed unpatriotic!
Tada! Here is my Merdeka celebration cake. Since I’m such a law abiding person, I couldn’t decorate my merdeka cake with the Jalur Gemilang, so I decorated the cake with the Bintang dan Jalur (Stars and Stripes) instead. Actually I like the name Jalur Kebintangan better.
I guess the PM’s department foresaw the onslaught of similarly badly decorated flag cakes that they tried to prevent the mayhem from ever happening. I have to say the law saved me and other novice cake decorators from attempting to produce a 14-point star with the yellow icing. I think that feat is impossible.