Reaching home from school the first words Akanksha uttered- lets do it. I pretended of not understanding, at which she started screaming. She started complaining that every day I make fake promises and that she would not have food unless I allow her to prepare the cake.
Knowing very well that there was no scope for escape, I allowed her to do the same under one condition that she would clean up the after mess. She promised to do so.
She asked me to keep away from helping her and that I should concentrate only on taking photographs so that I could post it in my blog and that everybody should know that she can bake all by herself.
And thus she starts her preparation - grinding, sieving, whisking, greasing etc. etc.
Busy mixing butter and sugar
Posing for me
Mixing all the ingredients that too quite competently
While she was greasing the baking tin I sat down and started reading a book. When, I was in a deep slumber I could not understand. When I woke up her cake was already baked and cooled and was covered with the white whipped cream and she was decorating the cake. May be I was sleeping for not less than 2 - 3 hours.
She was already quite done with the icing part when I woke up
When I asked her why did not she wake me up, she replied that, in that way she was doing everything her way, without my interruption. But the final result I think was awesome.
I was shocked when I cut the cake, I found that she had cut the cake into two halves and filled it with cream in between. Also the consistency of the cream for icing was perfect.
The photograph of the cake piece did not come out clear though, but the taste was awesome and the sponge damn soft. The most important part is that the cake was eggless. Since her father does not eat egg, she made it eggless. Now, I feel that the money I spent did not go in vein. It was worth it. What say?