Thursday, December 3, 2009

Catching Up

No, I haven’t been on a world cruise grande, if that’s what you have been thinking. I was just testing how many people actually read this blog. And the answer is four. Which means I have four really good BFFs in the bloggywogggy world. Even my father has stopped reading this, I see. I haven’t seen a reminder from him either. Hmm.

So I have mostly spent the last 6 weeks working, sulking, drinking coffee and sulking. Those who are not smart enough to feel a deep existential angst, mostly drink good coffee and sulk. Actually, that’s not true. The smart bit is, but not the other. I have actually been going on a baking frenzy and a shopping one. Participated in 2 baby showers, and hosted Thanksgiving. I don’t want to cook any more. I just want to sit and eat. If I see my baking pans, I’ll scream. Except for the lovely LeCreuset baking dish BigGeek’s aunt gifted me for Thanksgiving. I open the kitchen cabinets every morning just to ogle at it.

I am still working those writing muscles. They are really stiff and achy. But, I’ll leave you with the images of the cakes I baked and decorated. I mean a picture is worth a thousand words, so three pictures equal around 5-6 posts, then. And in the meanwhile, let me outsource my thinking to you and ask you for some ideas to write. I am sooo stuck.

Chocolate Cake with whipped cream frosting

Pineapple Cake with whipped cream frosting and fondant accents. Yes, the pink is garish and I don't want to talk about it.

18 comments:

Doli said...

the cakes look yummy! i want some please

tagskie said...

hi.. just dropping by here... have a nice day! http://kantahanan.blogspot.com/

Mahendra said...

Nice to see you back. :)

See? Writing a blog post is not so difficult. A piece of cake!

Penguin said...

I wanted to cry just looking at those cakes. Can you please move to Singapore and bake here?

Parul said...

I look at the cakes and wonder why I wasn't blessed with the baking gene. Good to have you back!

AA_Mom said...

That's so not fair. only 4 BFF...I am sure some of us thought about the missing feeds on the reader but were lazy enuf to come to the site and leave a comment.

Good to see you are back. The cakes look good

Anonymous said...

OrbitBud

Just because some of us dont comment, but always lurk, doesnt mean we should not be counted as your BFF. Go on, increase that counter by 1 right now !!

Those cakes, suffice to say that my keyboard is soaking wet with my drool...

Subhashree said...

I'm drooling over the cakes. Lovely.

Munchkin said...

Awesome cakes...I still havent got the fondant thing figured out. Sick of baking ,huh? when you're back ,lemme know, i found a new resource for amazing recipes :)

DotThoughts said...

Doli: come on over!!

tagskie: welcome!

mahendra: thanks :) and *groan*

Penguin: Better still, why don't you move here :D

Parul: because you have the "writing" gene :D

AA_Mom: ouch. apologies :) you are my bff now. and thanks :)

OrbitBud: hello, stranger!! will as you say now!! atleast I got to say hello, this way!

Subha: hey!!! Long time. thanks for nudging me to write.

Munchkin: am sick of baking, but no sick of reading recipes :) out with your secret.

Timepass said...

Nice to see u back..wish i could get to taste the cakes!!

AA_Mom said...

Santa costume or not! You accepted me as a BFF w/o me reaching for my wallet. So u r a Santa too :)

Vinita said...

who are those four friends??? I hope I am one of them :(

I could read your thoughts on dozons of subjects but you do an excellent job on your own and have really creative posts.

DotThoughts said...

TimePass: Thanks! it's good to be back!!

AA_Mom: rotfl. yes. i definately have the paunch and whiskers :D

Vinita: Ofcourse!! Everyone is sooo impressed with the chakli recipe. And thank you soo much for your encouraging words :) Thanks a lot. Hope you are having a fun Holiday season.

Shobana said...

Not sure, if I am one of those 4, but wanted to assure you that I am!

PG said...

I must say that I have not been bloghopping since a long long while now. But, you see, I'm back!
The cakes look lovely!

DotThoughts said...

Shobana: You are, now :D

PG: Welcome back and thanks!!!

Jill said...

Beautiful Cakes! And I have a question for you. I am making a cake for my daughters birthday. I'm using a whipped cream frosting (whipping cream, vanilla instant pudding, and conf sug) and I made some fondant accents to put on the cake. Is it safe to? I'm worried the fondant accents will get gooey and the colors will start to run. Do you have any suggestions? Help! Thanks : )