Romance are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. Likewise one needs to have a cache of chocolate cake particularly for when the going gets tough, the tough eat chocolates.
I was visiting Leona over the weekend.
Leona has a great tradition months before Christmas she has a great ritual just before Lent she soaks, mixed dried fruits in brandy, rum, whisky or any other alcohol and leaves it in the fridge till Christmas.
I remember Mai, baking Christmas cake, those days we did not have ovens at home, the ovens were two Kadai’s with sand…? something like that, but Mai was more modern so she would whip the cake and send batter up to “Shettara angadi” that is today called as Manipal Bakery and we would give to “Kiran’s papa” for baking.
Once the bake was brought from the bakers, it would be this would roughly be a month before Christmas, then for the next fortnight each night the cake would be fed, “rum/whisky/brandy” and finally on 24th morning Mai would glace it with icing.
Today’s generation does not really seem to have time for so much of advance planning. It is go to Big Bazaar, pick Christmas special dried fruits, Pillsbury cake mix and hey presto the cake is on its way 45 mnts, is all it takes.
Cake is happiness! If you know the way of the cake, you know the way of happiness, if you have a cake in front of you should not look any further for joy. If you wait for a cake to be given to you so you will be happy then you will be happy when someone gives you cake, but if you buy a cake or bake one for yourself so you will be happy you have found the way of happiness.
Today’s kid have found a way of happiness, it is either bake your cake or buy your cake.
The quest of this happiness is what Ravi-Teja the co-founder of e-bakery and his partners have tapped into. To make this quest hassle free Ravi Teja has come up with e-Bakery that has only an online presence. (http://ebakery.in).
e-Bakery promises fresh baked cake, that is the cakes are baked only after receiving the order for the cake. With Master bakers/Chefs on their panel, they claim to deliver cakes of uncompromised quality, in 3D cakes or fondant cakes.
The price is affordable, says Ravi-Teja as they have no overheads. The core team is made of the three founders, RaviTeja, Divya and Vinod, and they operate out of Nawab of Food, Hyderabad. They promise to deliver the cake at corner of Hyderabad, and have just ventured into Bangalore.
Sounds interesting does it not?
Those dripping crumpets, I can see them now. Tiny crisps wedges of toast and piping hot flaky scones, sandwiches of unknown nature, mysteriously flavoured and quite delectable and that really special ginger bed, Angel Cake, that melted in the mouth and his rather stodgier companion bursting with peel and raisins, the home page shows enough cakes to tempt a crucify a diet martyr.
To buy a cake…to howl at the moon…to know true happiness….I am happy.