A fairytale – the cake dream

This blog is about sharing a passion for baking, eating or just looking at cakes!

And it’s also about living the cake dream.

Because once upon a time there was a little girl who made cake-shaped cushions, little painted clay cakes, cake appliqué t-shirts and real cakes with her mum.

DSCF8391The little girl’s dream was to have her own cake shop, but people told her that if she did she would gobble up all the cakes.  Oh dear, she thought.  Then she journeyed to a patisserie in the great land of cakes called France and asked if she could become their apprentice.  But they told her she would have to stay a long, long time, receive very, very little money and work very, very hard.

She decided sadly to return to her own land and do her school exams.

Many, many years passed by.  The girl never stopped making cakes and grew into a woman with the heart of the child who still loved them.  She made crochet cupcakes and macarons and collected cake realia.

She also made mountains and mountains of real cakes which she shared with the people around her.  She made friends with people like herself who would only talk about cakes.

10462798_10152504335422509_3385070770812594422_n (2)Then miraculously she was able to go to a wonderful patisserie course in the great city of cakes, Paris, at le Cordon Bleu, a school where you could learn patisserie magic. There she was trained long and hard in the magic skills of basic patisserie and learnt to say ‘oui chef’, not cut her fingers and bake as fast and as well as she could so the chefs would be happy with her cakes.

There was still so much to learn but she could not stay.  She would return, she promised them with tears in her eyes.

Back in her own land, the woman made even more complicated cakes, sometimes labouring for days to recreate the layers of confection borne of her imagination.  At times she became weary of the layers and made lovely simple cakes, with healthy and nourishing ingredients.

Often when she felt a little tired she read her patisserie books, which never stopped growing in number and made her shelves creak under their incredible weight.

Then one day this cake-loving woman came upon a new land in the clouds, where you could not touch the other people but everyone shared the ideas and pictures in their heads.  This is the land of Blog, she was told.

So she began writing in the cloud, for a small group of followers to see, speckled about the world and sharing her obsession with …. cakes!  In turn, she read the other cloud lovers’ fascinating tales about many things in life.  But most of all she felt the warmth of a new group of people like herself, sharing and living the cake dream.

The cake adventure continues …

 

To find out more you can also read Why make cakes and blog about it? which is unfortunately less like a fairy tale but there is a nice photo of a cake.

75 thoughts on “A fairytale – the cake dream”

  1. Hi Swav.. thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed my little cake story .. :). Stop by anytime to look at cakes and it’ll be great if you’re inspired to make one (I’m making a note: test ‘fresh cream cakes with fruit’…hmmm…). Happy blogging and painting! 🙂 from sunny Barcelona, Lili

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  2. Wow, @Lili! You’re so creative and you seem to be a happy person! I love your cake gallery!
    Your story is very inspiring. My favorite part is when you said people told you it will take you a very long time and will earn you very little money. They pay very little for the things worth being passionate about. I remember I felt the same when I took a floral design class. (I wanted to be a florist and turned out to be a financial analyst, instead.)

    I don’t know how to bake and have really poor kitchen skills. But I share that passion you have for eating and looking at all those goodies! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to more. 🙂

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  3. Hi Grace! Thanks so much for all your lovely comments and I’m glad you enjoyed the cakes – just eating and looking at cakes is a fine occupation! 🙂 Sorry you missed out on being a florist, but you must be making some lovely bouquets – do you share any flower stuff or tips on your blog? Looking forward to reading more of your stuff and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  4. I love the cute you and yummy cakes… 🙂 I just love the way you explain the recipes… looking forward to see more yummy cakes 😀
    Thank you so much for loving my work too 😉 (So much of love is coming out) Take one more then ❤ 😉

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  5. Thank you so much Nimmi! Those are truly lovely, lovely words and I’m happy you’re enjoying the recipes and cakes 🙂 I look forward to seeing you here and on your very lovely blog too! 🙂 Love to you in India from Barcelona! 🙂

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    • Thanks so much for the nomination Lucy! It means a lot to have recognition from fellow bloggers like yourself! I was awarded the Liebster a while ago and would prefer not to go through the nominating process again, but hope some of your questions will be answered in my upcoming post on other awards. Thanks again and looking forward to seeing more of your recipes too! 🙂

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  6. Love your story and love cake. Can’t bake to save my life, but I am an excellent cake eater so that makes up for it. Looking forward to reading more. ( will I gain weight by following your blog?)

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    • Hi Janie! Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed the story and cakes! Cake eating is great and really helpful to people who make cakes, so keep up the good work! 🙂 I can absolutely guarantee you won’t gain weight following this blog, even if you make the cakes (ahem…)!

      Hey, was thinking about the buddy thing. Do you want to guest blog on mine and I would on yours? Would you be able to do a healthy cake for us here. I could do a healthy cake for you, if you like? Or unhealthy! 🙂 Let me know what you think… but don’t worry if you’d rather not…

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    • Thank you for the lovely comments and I’m like you like it here! 🙂 It was a real pleasure visiting your blog… there are so many lovely seasonal photos and recipes! Will be over there again soon! 🙂

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  7. Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me here. I love your story of your passion for cakes and all that is patisserie. Your blog is so perfectly focussed which makes it all the more interesting to me. I don’t bake a lot of cakes, but who doesn’t like to have a good recipe to go to when the need arises? I look forward to reading more of your posts and learning from you.

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