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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Sugarcraft : Celebrating one year of journey on Blogspot

It was on 14 August 2007 when something stirred my hubby to urge me to post my first cake on the blog world. I was not very keen to tread out in the unknown world but gave in to his encouragement and published my first post of wedding aniversary and birthday cakes that i had made for my friends in March 2007. I had received two comments from unknown bloggers but it changed my world from then on...and i began feeling comfortable in the blogging world. As i look back on the journey that i have taken so far and pause, i feel the road less travelled is worth taking further and remember the words of Robert Frost
The woods are lovely, dark and deep
But I have promises to keep
And miles to go before sleep
And miles to go before i sleep !
As i read again several comments and the words of encouragement that have come from you all, i feel so happy..the journey is difficult but you led me the hand, cajoled me, coaxed and helped me to rise again and again...a beginner's journey is not easy, especially with studies, full-time job and family but i will not give up, i promise you all !
When i take account of what i have done....17 birthday cakes, 7 wedding anniversary cakes, 8 wedding cakes, 1 each of engagement cake,celebration cake and wedding reception cake, i ask myself.. could i have done better ? maybe by next year !
In this journey there have been sad times, interesting times and amusing times.
A sad occassion
One of my blogger friend wrote to tell me that i have been accused of copying a blogger's title in a certain forum. When i read, instead of being angry, i felt sad that without verifying the facts, can i be accused and my worth or creativity be questioned. When i told my hubby, he had simply stated to leave it and remember the Indian national emblem engraving "satyamev jayate"or 'truth alone triumphs'. However, he indicated that his hypothesis has failed again that all good creative persons will always have good hearts.
Well, as i look back , i feel my pride is still intact and you all have appreciated my uniqueness. I had created the blog way back but had uploaded my first post in August 2007.
An interesting occassion
When i wrote an e-mail to a sugarcrfter of 20 years to critique my work, she told me that your second cake of the four layer cake is not straight and now i have a spirit-level, which i use and it was a tip for a lifetime ! I have purchased tools from USA, UK, South Africa and have some indigenous tools , which my hubby made for me to make my work easy.
An amusing thought
Whenever i make wedding cakes, i always seek input from my hubby and it helps to make work easier. One of the remarks he makes is never to make butterflies and gives an strange connotation that butterflies remind him of people, who are selfish and self-indulgent and who do not come to a flower because it is beautiful but because it can feed on it. The flower may think that the conjugation will remain forever but when the butterfly has fed itself, it will fly away to seek another, and it will find excuses to break that trust and faith. Well i dont agree with his analogy and will make butterflies.
Reflections
All the cakes that i made so far were made in accordance with what the clients wanted. Never had really the chance to practice or experiment on what i feel i should make...maybe will get chance in ensuing year. The journey to perfection is long but i will keep on moving, with your support, with you judging me when i go wrong or lifting me up when i require you all. Thank you ...I feel so happy that i have over 7500 profile views till now. Thank you for your time that you give to me !

43 comments:

Priya said...

Congrats and a lovely Happy Birthday to your blog Anamika:)

Anitha said...

Hey Anamika.

Congratulations on your blog's first year of completion. Its been a lovely journey visiting your blog and viewing your wonderful creations :-)

Anitha

evolvingtastes said...

Congratulations, and here's to many more!

Cham said...

Happy blog anniversary!

sra said...

Cakes for everyone, none for yourself? Happy blog birthday, Anamika!

Carmen said...

congratulations Anamika!!!!!!!
happy blog's first year.
kisses

krystyna said...

I'm very happy that I met you!Congratulations!!!
Keep up your excellent, great, sweet work!
And-
Happy Independence Day to your beautiful country India!

Crafty Sugar said...

Anamika,wow!!!what can i say...you are simply the best!!!!(now that`s what i call TULIPS!!!)

Take care
Neryl

Cakelaw said...

Congrats Anamika on your blog birthday!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Happy birthday blog. Many more wishes to the blogger. Happy Independence Day to u.

Rosie said...

Congrats Anamika and wishing a very happy blog birthday :)

Rosie x

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Congrats! for ur 1 st year anniversary on blogging! Looking forward for more of ur amazing creations. Nice reading this post....

birdilimdus said...

Anamika Congratulations!!! I like your blog and wait to more than!!!

Best Regards
Evren

sra said...

Hi Anamika, saw the updated post, thanks.

Ivy said...

Hi Anamika. Happy Independence Day and Happy blogaversary. Hope to see many more posts from you in the future.

Margaret said...

Congratulations Anamika. The blogging world is much richer now that you have joined us.

Namratha said...

Congratulations on a year of blogging Anamika, you have shown us the best of the cake world and I am definitely looking forward to seeing your wonderful creations in the future. Wishing u the very best! :)

Cynthia said...

Happy Anniversary and thanks for all the sweetness you have brought to our lives!

Aparna said...

Congratulations on your blog annivesary, Anamika and showing us such visually beautiful creations.
I think you desrve to create something for yourself next.

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Congratulations on the first anniversary!Nice to know your husband encourages and supports you so well.

Good luck for more greater crafting to come :)

Uma said...

Happy birthday to your wonderful blog! Wish many more years on the blog world.

Schnuppschnuess said...

Dear Anamika,
a very happy birthday to your blog that makes me happy. Im always in a good mood after visiting it. Thank you!

Jerri said...

Congratulations Anamika. Happy blog anniversary!

Jerri said...

Congratulations Anamika. Happy blog anniversary!

Vera said...

Anamika, congratulations! Your creations are stunning!

Kitchen Flavours said...

I have a sweet suprise for u in my blog. check out dear.

The Caked Crusader said...

Congratulations on your first anniversary - I'm rapidly approaching mine and can't believe how quickly the time has gone.
I look forward to the next year of your wonderful creations.

Lore said...

Congrats Anamika! Your blogging trip sounds similar to life, doesn't it? There's been some good and some sad moments but the important part is what remains :)

Min said...

congratulations from me, too. Probably I should get a spirit level too. Thanks for the tip.

marjlet said...

Congratulations on your blog annivesary!

Indranee said...

Anamika, congrats goes to you and your lovely blog! Hope u create many more wonderful creations:)You are absolutely right in your analysis of soulmates--they are like mirror to each other, perfectly compatible, feel for each other and have clear communication.

Dibs said...

My first time here. Awesome work! Congratulations and happy blog birthday.

Lori Lynn said...

Wow! Amazing how many cakes you have made. I can imagine all the time and energy you put into them, and not just the decorating part, but the creative part where you have to think about how best to please your client and make it special.

Thanks for sharing the personal side too. Best of luck to you in your second blog year, Anamika! I always enjoy the visit and the inspiration.

Kitchen Flavours said...

There is a suprise for you in my blog. Click here to know what the suprise is, http://kitchenflavours.blogspot.com/2008/07/fruit-chaat.html

Anitha said...

Hi Anamika,
Very well written post :-). Enjoyed reading your blog journey.

Anitha

Dawn....सेहर said...

Congratulations dear! and I wish many many happy returns for many years for this day :)
Your creativity and your thought process is what makes you unique and it has unique name :) doesnt need any more introduction dear!
Regarding butterflies ....I will say everyone has a different way of looking at things and analysing it in their own way and your hubby has a point there and so you do too :)
Be strong in your thoughts and be determined.
My best wishes for you always dear
Cheers

SweetBites said...

A very Happy Anniversary to your blog Anamika and for reaching a milestone. A truly inspiring blog for a newcomer like me. Love all your cake decorations.

Cakebrain said...

Happy bloggerversary! I also just celebrated mine too! You are so lucky to have a great support network for your blogging. Unfortunately, I don't have many family or friends here who actually care about food as much as I do; nor do they even read my blog! In fact, the closest to me actually think it's a waste of time and effort as I don't get paid for it at all! However, the food blogging community has been so encouraging that it's what keeps me plugging away! Blog on, because your creations are wonderful and your blog is inspirational.

Anna Haight said...

Congrats, your blog is beautiful and inspiring!

Mary Ann said...

Congrats on your blog's anniversary. I remember the first time I visited, I was amazed those beautiful objects were edible. They appeared to me to be handblown glass or something of that nature.

I hope you have time one day soon to make a cake for yourself. I don't know how you manage to work, study for your MBA, and do sugarcrafting.

And I agree with your point on butterflies. They're lovely and deserve the juice of the flowers. That's my opinion.

Mary Ann (Moanna)

Mercedes Middle East said...

I visit your site for the first time!Blogs are AMAZING.And i couldn't go without dropping at least a belated wishes to your blog:):):)

Peugeot Middle East said...

You doing a great job. Keep up your work!

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