Friday, 21 March 2014

Triumph

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? 

22 comments:

  1. Akanksha is very talented at not only baking a cake but decorating it also. It is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Denise for the appreciation..

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  2. So beautiful, Best wishes for Akanksha :)

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  3. Akanksha is a great girl:) God bless her!

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    1. Thank you Amitji for your blessings..

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  4. I foresee a great future for Akanksha. She is so talented. If she lived near me I would ask her to bake my birthday cake.

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    1. Thanks Valerie and as for baking your birthday cake, you never know..the earth is round..may be some day she would be obliging you..

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  5. This is so wonderful! She did a great job and the cake looks delicious

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    1. Thanks a lot and it was really delicious..

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  6. "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." ....i cannot stop laughing hard..........

    Amazed to see her confidence.......people like us tremble to prepare tea for 4 people.......and here akansha is baking cake..........with no instruction.....and guidance..........

    akansha .....keep a piece for me.............

    i am eagerly waiting frm her for some more cooking experience.....

    god bless her.....

    pankaj

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    1. Actually Pankaj Akanksha's best instructor is Google..when google is there she needs nobody..

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  7. My goodness! It's absolutely beautiful! I'm very impressed! How fun for her to bake and decorate all by herself! She was probably so happy you took a nap! haha... :)

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    1. Yes she was very happy that I took a nap..

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  8. Yummy. Send me a piece if there is still any left over. I doubt it.

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    1. hahhaha..better luck next time SG..

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  9. Hi!
    It is very lucky to have such a helper in the kitchen.
    Cake looks very, very appetizing.
    Can I have one?
    Greetings.

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    1. Do you really think she is a helper..I love working all by myself in the kitchen..:)
      Yes the cake was very tasty and beautiful..IT was finished within minutes..better luck next time..

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  10. wow :) that looks great :D also if at that age i would have told my mum i wanted to make cake she would have got an attack hahah .. i just started cooking after i got married last year :P
    http://nomadfashionista.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/black-n-white-friday/

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    1. Oh My! cooking after marriage..lucky girl..my mother used to tell me always learn something before marriage..else your in-laws will say that the mother has not taught anything to her daughter..that way sometimes to please my mom I used to learn something and that helped me after marriage..but my daughter is a different creature all together..she loves all the things I used to hate..:)

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