Wednesday, May 2, 2012

where are the people with cakes?

Whenever I read the blogs, someone has baked a cake for their fellow blogger or their child's beloved teacher or for Sadie, who is upset over the lost umbrella, and they have taken a lovely photo of the cake before they pop out to deliver it. By the law of averages, I tell myself, some of those cakes should be on their way to me. But no. I have looked repeatedly out the front window and no one is there at the door with a cake.

"when will the cake be here, dearest Mamma?"

On a day like this, when folding away the laundry is a weary business, not to speak of emptying the dishwasher and being crippled in the attempt to cull my possessions by a fallacious correlation between the price paid for the dress I will never, ever wear and how long I should keep it, cake would be welcome. Why am I being singled out to receive no altruistic cake?

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  1. Mise, if you were my neighbor you would be on the receiving end of cake quite often.

    I am baking a birthday cake for Girl Child who turns 25 tomorrow....she has requested an ombre cake,....I had to look it up, I had not idea...of course I shall photograph it for the blog.

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    1. I've just looked up ombre cake too, Chania, and am even more unhappy, if that were possible, about not receiving cake.

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  2. I'm afraid none of my cakes are altruistic. If I were to start giving them away then maybe I'd be slender and lovely like you.

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    1. What a kind thing to say, Sue; I will share the cake with you when it arrives.

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  3. your little girl is so beautiful, stylish and already on her way to becoming Mise 2 the Sequel

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    1. A slice for Cynthia too, please.

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  4. My cakes are autistic. Think yourself lucky that - when yours arrive - they will be integrated into polite society.

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  5. ........ because you're so bloody good at making them yourself Mise !!!! haha
    I've been waiting for your knock at my door for over two and a half years. Your cake repertoire is amazing......jammy scones, chocolate whirls, Welsh cakes, custard fairy cakes ..... you are, by your own admission, the Queen of Fudge, not to mention your magnificent chocolate cake, chocolate Guinness cake and banana and walnut bread....even a doll cake. What on earth would Pink and Blue daughter think if I turned up with a sunken Victoria sponge, when they are used to fluffy, moist, creamy offerings from their mummy !!!!!I can just about manage a few cupcakes ( savoury is my forté).
    I would be too embarassed to turn up with a plate of flacid cupcakes. I am in the presence of cake genius and I take my tophat off to you.
    ....but, if you're feeling left out, I'll be round Tuesday week with a Marshmallow Pyramid cake from Choccywoccydoodah ! XXXX

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    1. Goodness, Jacqueline, what a memory. No wonder your charm is legendary. I have just looked at the picture of that Choccywoccydoodah Marshmallow Pyramid and cancelled three meetings so as to have the time to prepare spiritually for it.

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  6. Well I'm not baking at all today so no-one gets cake ;)
    I don't think I could ever eat a Choccywoccydoodah cake - I would be too busy goggling at it's beauty.

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  7. I don't know about cake, but I've just received cookies from the blogosphere, and they are tasty.

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  8. my cakes are delish, but you live so FAR!! over the ocean, not able to swing it dear((: ciao Z

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  9. Must send SO MANY cakes to you. Free ones, generous ones, abundant cake company.

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  10. If I turn up on your doorstep with the cake, shall you invite me in for a cup of tea? We could talk about cushions and your views on fashion, I would love it!

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    1. Certainly, Sharon, and dear Daphne must come too.

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  11. Hello Mise:
    Well, one thing is for certain, if anyone was kind enough to send us a cake in the post it would never reach us. Alas, the Hungarian postal service is corrupt [there is really no other, or polite, way to put it]and everything goes 'missing'. A cake would never make it!!

    As for our delivering a cake to you and one which has been made by our own fair hands.......then, all we can say is BE AFRAID, be VERY AFRAID......be careful what you wish for in Life!!!!!

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    1. You must let us know when you are back in Brighton, dear Jane and Lance, so that we may place our trust in the stalwart men and women of the Royal Mail and ply you with hampers of felt pincushions, handmade paper, homemade hangover remedies, and all that useless what have you.

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  12. Ha Ha Ha - love it! Sending some freshly baked cake vibes over from Norfolk - can you taste it yet? Paulax

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  13. Will you accept Fed Ex delivery?

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  14. I will, Becky. I am standing here at the front door, ready to accept Fed Ex delivery.

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  15. We will have to bake you a cake now. I think that you can make a fine cake yourself, but I empathise with you over all the baking that goes on and truth be told, we are not getting any cake either. I wonder, actually, who's hips these cakes are sitting on?

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    1. There is a big bold tick in the "Gave Cakes" column in the ledger by your name, Móna, as what are cookies if not honorary cakes. The only tick in the column, in fact.

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  16. I could bring some cake to Pretty Far West, as I am far West it would not be such a journey for me as some of the other cake makers who visit here. I am far more likely to make biscuits or muffins however as they photograph better. Would these be acceptable? I remember that you don't care for cinnamon, is there anything else I should know before I undertake this task?

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    1. Oh yes, dear Amee, many more things you should know. You should know that I've always admired you and that you're looking particularly well today: the hair, the outfit, the radiance. The shoes.

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    2. What, this old thing? I've had it for ages and the shoes are from the factory outlet shop that has the sign "Massive Shoe Sale" outside it all the time - it was my first time to go in to buy massive shoes for a clown fancy dress outfit I was planning. Imagine my surprise when I spied that the shoes were all normal sizes and I was able to purchase a pair of ladies size 5's for a knock down price. Happy day, Mise, a happy day! I dressed as an extra from the super soap opera 'Fair City' instead of a clown as I had no massive shoes, but it was a small price to pay.

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  17. Dearest Miss Mise, send me your address immediately; I am feeling so badly that I have not yet sent a cake...do you have a favorite!? Wondering how the frosting will hold up.......

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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    1. Would a three tier red velvet cake be too much trouble, Karena?

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    2. :)))))))))))))))))))))))!!!!!!!!

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  18. I'm sure I did send a cake; did it not arrive?

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    1. No, Speccy. Such a shame after all the effort you put in.

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  19. Where indeed? Me too, I will make you a little cake painting right away my dear.

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    1. Oh to be able to simply paint the great lacks of one's life, as you do, dear Margaret!

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  20. Any cakes I bake in this house are polished off before they hit the plate. I have such greedy offspring, husband and a ever hungry spaniel to feed. However I feel your pain, plus beautiful, stylishly turned out daughter looks like a little chocolate number would go down well. I will row over right now, just after I listen to the shipping news. I don't want any mishaps.

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  21. I turned an altruistic offer of cake down today - difficult to chew cake after a dentist has mashed your mouth pulling a wisdom tooth - if only I had read this first I could have posted it on to you. Next time.

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  22. What a lovely stylish daughter! Great pic.

    If it makes you feel better, Mise, no cake has ever turned up for me, either. I think there must be a mistake at the post office. Or a very round well-fed postie.

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  23. Cakes?! One gets cakes if one blogs?! How did I not know this....? Perhaps it's people like me that have upset the law of things, and thus you have yet to receive your cake.... I am so dreadfully sorry Mise - I shall have to make amends immediately....

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  24. If I address the cake box:

    Mise
    White cottage filled with pretty things (many pink)
    Pretty Far West
    Ireland

    Will it arrive?

    I am captivated by the picture of your daughter--she exudes character and personality. Like her Mamma.

    Your daughter

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  25. Unfortunately Aer Lingus's 20% discount on flights from Amsterdam to Dublin isn't valid till September , otherwise I could drop some of my rather hefty poppyseed muffins round for you and your gardener .
    Or the pigeons in the park .

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  26. Ilustrations: http://espiralesdetinta.blogspot.com.es/2011/03/leo-mills.html

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  27. Hello Misa

    I am glad you are outspoken on this matter. I now know what to bring to you when next we meet. It might be from Kylemore Bakery (not home baked) Hope you understand
    Blue Girl is so sophisticated.
    Helen xx

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  28. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  29. if we knew you, we'd bring round a Victoria Sponge Cake (very English - even though we now live in NYC) with a pot full of fresh tea leaves and a strainer and china cups.

    we just had tea in our office in NYC - sadly no cake.

    love your blog....

    will visit again!

    waving from manhattan.

    _tg x

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  30. Slowly coming out of my hole Mise...and one of the things that has helped to lre me out, has been the thought of baking a Breton Butter Cake (saw the recipe in an old Martha mag)! I'll give it a go, and if it seems travel worthy, would love to make another and send it to you!
    Now, if your sweet daughter (I'm assuming this is 'Blue') would come over and help to water our flowers, that would leave me more time for cake baking...actually, it would be fun if she helped with that too! :)
    xo J~

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  31. Mise, if cake sent from here would be at all appetising by the time it arrived at your most beautiful home, I would send it without hesitation. I fear dry ice is too dangerous to consider. Blue daughter looks very adorable in the cap and sunglasses.

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  32. i sent one, did you not get it? must be that greedy cow down the street that keeps intercepting them.

    perhaps she is also intercepting that box of bran new unloved dresses that you've sent?

    someone really should straighten her out!

    xxx

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  33. Because subconsciously you are speaking of childbirth and not cake. I quote from above: "before they pop out to deliver it."

    Really Mise, you can't expect us to send you our children by FedEx with all the airport delays these days.

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  34. Oh, I feel terrible now! I'll send you one next time - promise!!

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  35. I've been altruistic by NOT sending you one of my cakes.

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You're looking particularly well.

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