Sin – the Cake: A Triumph!

January 23, 2014

Since I’m writing about it again it must mean the cake was a success!

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The cross between a rich chocolate cake and a velvety smooth cheesecake turned out better than I had planned, but as good as I had hoped. The reason for my skepticism lay not in a lack of faith in my baking abilities, no no, it stemmed from me never having perfected either a chocolate cake before and not even having attempted a cheesecake before!

That’s why in my earlier post I spoke to this ambitious endeavor without going into detail. I decided to throw caution and recipes to the wind and say “you know what, I know what good cake tastes like, let me make this batter to suit.” And that’s what I did.

I also decided that it made no sense skimping on the ingredients and wind up with what would have been marvelous cake had I only used better quality ingredients.

Cadbury Cocoa, Kerrygold butter, Wisconsin cream cheese (yes, there is other cream cheese in the world besides Philadelphia cream cheese), fresh eggs, full cream milk – all went into the cake. As for the frosting, I donned a French accent and used French butter and two types of frosting sugar to create a triumphant cream cheese frosting that melts in your mouth.

I baked a small one for a friend as a late birthday/dangerous anniversary gift (inside joke) and I cut the rest of it into big slices to share. The thing’s going fast though… I may only end up getting one slice for myself!

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Letters to the Next Generation: Number 1

July 7, 2010
Sometimes the past is better left in the past. Don’t allow yourself to be swept up by feelings of Nostalgia or carried back to a time when you knew no better. Hold firm young ones, steadfast and true. Look back fondly on your memories, but prepare your future in such a way that it’s better than your past, so you can look forward to the good things that are yet to come.
I remember my younger days, I used to be very unhappy, and often felt as though I was alone in the world because I felt so different but I see now that it is my uniqueness that really empowered me. When harnessed properly, what makes you a ‘freak’ or an ‘outcast’ can be your best ally in the future. Never forget that. Love yourself, and anyone else can come after that.
Wishing you peace, the love you deserve, the success you work for and the good company of fine friends.
Love always
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The Commandments of the Superlative1

December 14, 2007

Before you religious zealots light your torches for me let me make this clear. I CAN WRITE WHATEVER I FEEL.:P

On that note, I felt it time to bestow upon you life lessons, rather, a guide to life, happiness and success. I present to you, my commandments.

1. Thou shalt have no other blogs but me (I couldn’t resist lol)

2. Thou shalt not beg for friends

3. Work hard and enjoy the fruits of your labor

4. Never let anyone who is unable to give you crackers, take bread out of your mouth

5. Remember your friends were there for you long before your lover and will probably be there long after.

6. The day you stop dreaming is the day you start dying.

7. Focus not on your troubles of today, but the joys of tomorrow.

8. Thou shalt not answer unasked questions for the transference of knowledge may be to your detriment.

9. You can either stand up for something, or fall for everything.

10. The degree of risk is often in sync with the potential for gain, but always be mindful of what you stand to lose.

And finally,

11. No one can make you happy, you may superimpose your happiness on someone else’s presence in your life, but what will you do the day they’re gone…