A Million Goodbyes to the Elephant God!

It was Ganesh Chathurthi last Monday- the birthday of the most beloved God of Hindu mythology. That love is clearly exhibited with people creating or bringing home unbaked clay images of Ganesh and celebrating his existence with prayers and festivities. On the 10th day, his idol is immersed in water and the clay dissolves. This…

A Birthday Blast!

The birthday boy wanted a Volcano. I wanted to create the best, smoking, spewing, exploding Etna. I researched dry ice and its merits and drawbacks. How to beg, borrow or steal it! Or simply to buy it. How to store and handle it. How to get it to smoke, effectively! But it wasn’t to be!…

One Year and Still Blogging!

It’s been a year folks! *rubbing eyes in disbelief* Yes, I’ve been rambling on for a year now and I actually have readers who aren’t just family and friends. Friends and family who’ve been cajoled, persuaded, bribed, threatened 🙂 Sometimes when I look at my statistics (stopped studying it 30 years back in college, but…

At the Stroke of Midnight!

This was a cake for 5 year old Anika. Anika had three requests- a pink cake, Cinderella and a “glass” slipper! This was a 61/2″, three layered chocolate cake with pink vanilla flavoured buttercream frosting. I decided to cover the sides with ruffles, and used a petal nozzle to make them. Cinderella started out with…

The Patter of Tiny Feet!

Last week was Janmashtami. The birth of Lord Krishna. Krishna, the adorable imp of legend; the heartthrob of Brindavan. Krishna who grew to be the shrewd advisor to the Pandavas. The one to whom the wisdom of the Gita is attributed. This time of the year, in the Indian calendar, is that of plenty, of…