Mother

 Yesterday my mom turned 29. Again. She’s been 29 ever since I could comprehend the concept of age and timelessness. Mom is the youngest person I know. Full of fun and verve and a zest for life, unparalleled by most. Growing up, a pimply, painfully tongue-tied teenager, I used to marvel at the ease with…

Frozen!

My cake journey began a long time back. I was fascinated by baking as early as 12, and would eagerly pour through cookbooks and recipes looking for simple things to bake. But while my cakes slowly began to taste good, my finishing left much to be desired. “Rustic” was a polite and politically correct way…

Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of Rum!

A brand new client, a carved 3-dimensional cake and non stop rain in Singapore! A three fold challenge! I started by baking two rectangular chocolate cakes, and cut and stacked them to give me the height I required. I sandwiched them with chocolate buttercream and covered the structure with buttercream. Mistake number one 🙂 Carved…

Heir-raising Tales

My daughter turns 20 today and wicked mom that I am, I have this story to share. At four, D was a curious child that was forever getting into things. And her fascination was for stuff that older people used. One day she had a red and angry scratch on her upper lip. “What happened…

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

J.M. Barrie wrote Peter Pan in 1911. A much loved classic about the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Walt Disney who loved the story, wanted to make an eponymous movie on the story. His plan was that Peter Pan would be his second full length animated movie, after Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. After…