Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Happy Birthday and thanks for all the cake!

We celebrated a birthday on Saturday. The husband's.

I baked him a cake which, I dramatically whisked out at midnight and asked him to cut. The vain man refused. On grounds that it was too beautiful a cake and he wanted to make sure all his equally vain friends saw it, before he proceeded to mutilate the lovely frosting and icing on top.

But how come on my birthday, I am dragged out of bed at midnight and made to cut the cake without friends seeing it? I questioned him immediately. Well, he doesn't bake my birthday cake himself so there's nothing to show off. I accepted it.

The next day, as friends poured in, they were offered everything to eat and drink. Not the cake. Finally when someone asked about birthday cake, I again produced the piece of art from the fridge. As people oohhed and aahhed I realized it was indeed a good ploy to cut the cake and have it then. And I smiled at my smart hubby as he paused for breath blowing a zillion candles.

Age had definitely brought in much needed wisdom.

23 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

happy birthday to hubby. blessing be yours and more.. cheers!

anumita,
shall be back to my gliding pretty soon.

Angel Floral

12:49 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

angel: Thanks. How's you, sweetie? Would be sure glad to see you back.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Ad astra per aspera said...

Awww that's sho shweet. Best wishes to ur hubby from my behalf. :-)

3:03 PM  
Anonymous Rhea said...

Awww...ur hubby's really damn sweet..and very nice of you to make that cake too...
*sigh*

6:50 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Wow.. thats smart of him!
Belated wishes to Mr.Anumita.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Khushee said...

Aww, that was sweet :)

6:38 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

ad astra: Thanks.

rhea: I made the cake, how's hubby sweet?
You should hear of all that I slave over in the kitchen!

chakra: Thanks. His smartness is hopefully keeping pace with age.

khushee: By sweet, I hope you are referring to my thoughtful deed of baking the grand cake.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous sp said...

Cake -.-! Gorged on chocolate sludge yesterday with a friend. Best stuff I've had in ages.

All DNA fans unite for the forthcoming movie.. even though the actors in it suck.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Chakra Sampath said...

Hey.. Happy Bihu! (thats how one wishes right?)

2:07 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

sp: I don't eat cake. I just bake.

chakra: Yes. That's how you say it in English. Thanks.

2:44 PM  
Blogger shub said...

you don't eat cake!!! OMG!!!!
ok..hope u n hubby had a great day!
how bout a pic of the cake on this blog?
on 2nd thots no..i don't wanna drool on my keyboard
:)

3:12 PM  
Blogger shub said...

incidentally i was googling for a nice recipe of choco-walnut brownies and happened to simultaneously chk ur blog! :)

3:13 PM  
Blogger AmitKen said...

Hi,
that was a delicious post :-) and reminded me of a novel i read once named 'Eat Cake' (i dont remember the author).

nice blog u've got, and loved the post below as well.

4:46 PM  
Blogger alpha said...

sometimes they do the most thoughtful things when you least expect them to-

I was refering to your baking the cake.:)

1:59 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

so the hubby wants to show off wifey's talents more than enjoy the cake! :)

8:36 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

Amitken: Thank you. The book "Eat Cake" is by Jeanne Ray.

shub: I don't eat cake to spare my poor tummy from looking hideous and bloated. Did you find your recipe?

alpha: Thank you, thank you. I do the nice unexpected so often, that it's getting to be expected! Got to turn nasty to be appreciated.

gratisgab: He's a big show off specially when it comes to my cooking and baking! Also helped that he too doesn't eat cake.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Aradhita said...

Thanx for the visit...and cool post!

12:06 AM  
Blogger Nupur said...

Oww... Happy Belated b'day to ur hubby! That sure was a very sweet gesture.. I used to make 'egg-less' cakes in India too... I think for like 2 years, I made the cake for every b'day in the family (and we have a joint-family!) :D
Ow..it was fun!! I want to get back to baking soon... *Sigh* if only I can get out of the crazy schedule!

6:44 AM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

I am sure you had a great time.. by the way have I missed your birthday.. ? :(

1:19 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

aradhita: Thank you.

nupur: If you plan to come to Bombay I would gladly let you bake eggless cakes. Hubs is allergic to eggs and I can't bake without.

pallavi: No, you wished me in November I think. :)

1:41 PM  
Blogger Sangeeta said...

Here's wishing ur hubby a very Happy albeit belated Happy Birthday:-)
What a co-incidence..my hubby's budday was on the 6th of April:P

Thanks for visiting my blog

5:48 PM  
Anonymous Uma said...

aaaw Anumita, that really is so sweet. Birthday wishes to your hubby

11:15 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

sangeeta: Thank you. So we all live with Arien men!

Uma: I know. Really sweet of me. Thanks for the wishes.

6:10 PM  

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