Saturday, November 28, 2015

Minion cake

I have been wanting to make a cake featuring these adorable creatures from one of my favorite movies. The Minions are small, yellow, cylindrical, creatures who have one or two eyes.  They are impulsive creatures with little self-control, but with a wide-eyed wonder and odd innocence that is completely endearing. They can be pesky when they are doing weird interactions with other people, animals, or objects.  I laughed so hard when I saw the movie, no one wanted to sit with me. The funniest part is, they are villains. If only the world’s villains would be like these cuties.

As such they have an air of nonchalance in the most daunting situations.  Maybe there is a lesson for us--- keep calm and handle situations one day at a time. Sometimes one minute at a time.

The cake was a fruit cake with craisins, raisins, almonds and pistacios. Yum!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Baby Owl cake

An owl cake for a baby shower. It was fun to decorate with images of this gorgeous creature. the cake is a lovable little owl perched on a branch: Look Whooo is having a baby. It was a lemon chiffon cake with lemon filling, decorated with buttercream icing. 

It was fun to create this cute creature, which to me is embodiment of peace and quiet. In this day and age of unrest; of senseless and random acts of violence, the serenity of this owl is like another dimension. A place as peaceful and still as night with an owl watching quietly. 

May this world be filled with peace. May our hearts brim with kindness. May God have mercy on mankind, ameen. 

TERRORISM HAS NO PLACE IN ISLAM: Allah says in Qur’an, “Whosoever kills an innocent human being, it shall be as if he has killed all mankind, and whosoever saves the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind”. Quran 5:32
Prayers and good wished for Paris, Beruit, Iraq, Syria, Gaza