It was Luci’s birthday yesterday and though I had plans to bake a cake thought better of it and got a store bought one, which is what I find myself doing these days.
It was not always like this, I used to make cakes at home, though nothing fancy, just the simple ones. What’s more, by some coincidence, I inevitably ended up with the duty of making cakes at picnics or group gatherings too.
It was no different when the sons grew up, ‘Mom, my friends request that you make a cake for potluck tomorrow!” The demand was never for aloo, puri, chana, salads or anything else of the sort; it was cakes and nothing but cakes, and I happily obliged.
There was this little chap I knew some years back called Deju (I wonder where he is now!), a huge fan of mine at four, or possibly five years of age. He would refuse to eat the cakes his mother baked saying, ‘it doesn’t taste like the ones Mohan Aunty makes!’
Maybe that’s what I need, more Dejus, to start baking cakes again.
©Shail Mohan 2016
Lg might be my Deju:)
Yes, he could well be! 😀
Nidaa Chakkittammal said:
Erm… are you living in Bangalore?
And I will make something low-risky for you.
Nope. In God’s Own Country. Maybe I should take up your offer while I am in Bangalore 🙂
Kerala is just a hot skip and jump away from Chennai. Ahem.
Lol, that it is. I was there to see the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary and stayed with a blog friend.
She used to bake her cakes and feed them too
But now she’s stopped ‘cos she needs a Deju
What’s in a name
Let’s play a game
We’ll change our names willingly for a slice or two!
Haha, Gul. You are on 😉
Sandhya Kumar said:
Yes, though it sounds silly, we love someone, even a child, appreciating what we do! Even in day to day’s cooking, I prefer cooking for son’s taste than husband’s taste because son always openly appreciates!
I too used to bake at home, make ice creams, pizzas but after the first son left for the States, lost interest. He was the foodie in our family! Even Andy used to wait the whole night near the fridge (I used to keep the remaining cake there!) to get some crumbs when his anna used to steal at midnight or early morning! You brought back memories!
In my house the L&M is also very appreciative, but small kids are different, no? 🙂
Andy is too cute. I am glad I brought back some of your lovely memories.
Shilpa Gupte said:
Shail, we all need such Dejus to motivate us and help us feel great about ourselves, isn’t it?.We don’t lack any self confidence, but it’s just that the knowedge that someone is a great fan of ours can do a lot of morale boosting! 😊
Indeed, yes! 🙂
Happy Birthday Luci!!
I am interested in cake baking myself but still didn’t try it yet (perhaps a bit lazy to get all the items needed for a cake lol).
Thank you, says Luci 🙂
May be some day you’ll make (or not). It is okay, either way 🙂
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Imagine the happiness you would put into the world by making cakes and giving them to others.
Rather tempting 🙂
I love baking cakes, as long as I’m not rushed. There’s something about the measuring and mixing and alchemy! Bake, and you will find your Deju!
That’s a lovely thought. I believe I’ll do just that 🙂