IWAS -- Vol. 2 No. 11 ~ Happy Ne'kid (Cake) New Years (A Theme For The Holidays Seems To Be Developing Here) ~ QSFW* ~

in #yagottaloveagoodcakedeallast year (edited)

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Whereas We Learn Something New on New Years Eve

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New Years Eve Day
04:17 PM
47° F
Rainy, Wet and Nasty

There I was at the grocery market, wandering around, searching out more snacks for my big New Year's Eve Celebration. Something to go along with homemade pizza and root beer, and a few good DVD movies. Yes, I know, really exciting stuff. But I feel one really should try to find joy in the smaller things of life. Much like the grainy sands of the desert, packed and schmooshed over eons of time and earthly pressures, year after year, until one day ending up as huge, triangular stones, which are cut and stacked up 'just so' to make a grand pyramid or two. Nothing like it, those tiny, unassuming, oft un-noticed building blocks of life's daily adventures. And this was one of those times to be noticed. As that one saying from somewhere or another goes: "Don't sweat the small stuff, embrace it, like a chubby pet hamster."

On With The Story At Hand

There I was, at the grocer's...wandering aimlessly about the baked goods area...when what reached out to snag my wandering holiday peepers ? Way, way over beyond sweet rolls and cupcakes, in a curved glass display case? A yellow tag. A yellow ON SALE tag. Hollering out to anyone within eye-shot in none-too-subtle visual fashion, "Hey, you there. Yes, you. Standing by the crescent rolls and popovers. Come on over here, and check me out. I'm a deal, a GREAT deal...and let's face it, you can't afford NOT to buy me".

I edged closer, and there, next to the other whimsically odd, hand-crafted cakes, pies, cupcakes and cookies, was the cutest miniature cake I'd ever seen. All white, with funky noodle-shaped tubes, strange white balls, and other, hopefully edible bakery decoratives and doodwaubles, scattered all over the top of the cake. The thing reminded me of an upside down, miniature Abraham Lincoln top hat celebration cake. Only Abe's hat wasn't white. Or a cake. And didn't have baubles on it. But the cake was still COOL.

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Our Diminutive Cake In Question

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"How can a whole cake be only $2.99 ", I wondered aloud. The bakery lady behind the counter with big, curly hair explained that it was a 'no show' cake. Whoever ordered it, didn't come in to pick it up. Sort of a Charlie Brown cake, I suppose. And that's why it was on sale. Then, as an afterthought, she blurted out, "it's a naked cake".

I mumbled out a faltering "pardon", all the while envisioning sitting at my assigned table at the wedding of two local nudists in their colony. Me, with drink in hand, staring at the cake one table over, just waiting for the cake cutting ceremony to begin. My daydream didn't even GET to the actual bridal couple showing up, but was limited to the small, plastic cake decorations perched on top. Two plastic people standing holding hands, sans tuxedo, wedding dress and all the rest. Not a pair of under-fineries in sight. Both just sporting nice tan skin in all their splendiferous, as-born glory, atop my little cake.

Breaking through my obvious puzzlement, the bakery lady went on, "a naked cake is one that has very thin frosting, on the sides".

I blushed a bit, as if she could read my mind, still messing about over at the nudist nuptials. I finally eeked out a feeble response, "oh, thin frosting. That makes sense." (As if it did).

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A Very Naked Cake Side

Half naked icing on its vertical walls or not, I was still darn excited about this find. A cake for this cheap is a steal. A WHOLE cake. For $2.99! I could barely contain myself. Who sells a hand-made cake for less than 10 dollars? You can't even go to a movie by yourself for that price. Plus there's never any cake at a movie, unless you sneak it in under your coat. Or in a backpack. Which makes a real mess. (Pizza is a lot easier).

I looked at the tag, noting my cake was marked down from $15. That's over 80% savings! The New Year was already shaping up and looking good, and the official starter ball hadn't even dropped yet on the TV back home.

There was only one thing to do...take the little cake home. I gave the bakery lady my $2.99, and smiled as she tried to wrap it up. Unfortunately, the cake didn't fit in the official small cake box too well. Too tall. So she pasted it down to the bottom of a huge cake box with an old discarded cake label, so it wouldn't tip over on the ride home. I appreciate such small gestures of competence, so as to not ruin my new snack cake on sharp, fast turns in the road. And it soon got home, in one piece, and the rest is confectionary history.

Doesn't get much better than this. Happy New Years to me!!

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It's All In The Details

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My Cake In All Its New Year's Glory

At first I thought those little tubes were noodles. They weren't, though I'm still not sure what they are. I ate them. They were good, in a rather odd, sweet, pasta-consistency sort of way. As for the balls, they were like little sugar marbles, and almost as hard. I haven't eaten those yet. My dad was a dentist. No doubt he'd be proud of me for holding to hard candy abstinence.

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Proof Of Size

As you can see, this is one small cake.

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Procedure, Procedure, Procedure

What'd She Use, Baker's Super Glue?

I got really excited about my new cake when I got home. I was in a hurry to try it, but the woman had really plastered it down to the cake box with the very sticky old cake label. I had to pry the cake off with a spatula. Once my cake was out, I took the requisite photos, then cut into it to eat. THEN realized I'd forgotten to take a photo of it in the box. Yikes! Once I put it back in, it stuck very efficiently to the sticky box label once more. REAL efficiently. I had to pry it off again, but my cake 'slice' tipped over in the process. Wow, proper bakery cake procedures are stressful at best.

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Dreaming Big In 2020

A Bleary-Eyed Cake Monster of SOME Sort

I'm hoping one of these mondo cakes go on sale next year, on December 31st. Wouldn't that be something. Though in hind sight-induced forethought, this may not be the next best idea. After eating about 16 pounds of that yellow frosting, I'd probably stay awake for days. I've done it before, consuming a pint of Häagen-Dazs Chocolate Sorbay at 11:30 PM.

Laying in bed most of the night, staring up at the popcorn ceiling, wishing against wish for sleep to fall, those little chocolate caffeine monsters in my brain laughing at my plight. I'm pretty sure eating spoonfuls of that yellow frosting above would put a midnight Chocolate Sorbay buzz to shame, if truth be told. I think I'll stick to the mini-cakes on sale in the year's to come. Oh, the trials and tribulations of a major snack-meister gone wild on New Years Eve Bakery Sale Day.

And so, with that tasty cake under my belt...

~ Happy Ne'kid New Year's Confectionery To All, and To All, A GREAT New Year! ~


~ Finto ~

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What is this? A visual punishment for those who can't eat so much sweet? ... It looks like a post with ultra-secret messages. hahahahaha I'm kidding
It's a super fun post and I confess that I would buy the cake for $ 2.99 and make a meeting to share it and discuss your imagination of nuptials with nudists hahahaha
Cheers @ddschteinn

Yes, secret messages abound in versacode, muuhaaah (said with wringing of hands). OK, maybe not, I just love cake. Sorry to put the crimp in the healthy eating desires, though to be honest, it's a daily fight here on this front too. Why DOES sugary/fatty/badforya stuff have to taste so...GooooD! Life is not always fair. If only broccoli and kale came with healthful frosting on top. Large sigh.

I'm sure we could have much fun discussing cake and nudiken weddings, and many other joys of life, while eating a small cake, if such a meet were to be had. Though finding a cheap cake is no easy job. And this one is almost gone ( :

Cheers to a Saturday without rain or snow, and Happy New Years as well.

Oh! An excellent choice for the New Year Celebration! Good for your wallet and it looks really yummy! Um! I'm a cake lover!!!

I also do really hope that the "mondo cakes" will be on sale in "Thailand" as well. This yellow one is so amazing and looks funny. I haven't seen the one like this before.

Happy Birthday to you, GFF!

I know, we were born in the same month. That’s one of the important reasons why we are “good friend forever”….. ;)

Yes, cake makes the world go round. And even faster spinning if you add ice cream ( :
Do they decorate cakes in Thailand, at the store? That is a big deal here, and folks buy them for birthdays and such. Like ours ( ; Though I've never bought any. Made some sad looking ones before, but this is one of the first 'buys'. And it was GOOOOOD. Have a great day, GFF

Well said! Cake with ice cream can make the world "faster spinning". Yeah! Extremely yummy!

We decorate cakes in Thailand too, but most of them are in beauty themes; i.e. cartoons (Doraemon, Pooh, Mickey Mouse, etc.) or flowers, but I have never seen the ones like "mondo cakes" that you shared.

It's good to know that this is one of your first "buys"..... The last cake that I bought for my birthday was a very long time ago. Your post inspires me to find a special cake for my coming birthday as well. Many thanks for this, GFF.

Have a wonderful day! ;)

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Wow, thanks @curie, very much appreciated. Both in the vote and all you do on Steemit. Cheers to a New Year of more fun and creativity.

I feel that you and I are two of the same creature just living in different dimensions and somehow both mysteriously talking to each other through steem. I too think nudist wedding in regard to naked cakes :)

I trust the cake was delicious despite the marbles. Frankly, I have not met a non-delicious cake.

Ha haa, yes, I've often felt that we are two peas of SOME pod, in your take on life and view of things through the humorous lens of the written word, something you do very well. I'd never heard of the naked cake before, so it did conjure forth all sorts of oddities in the graymatter sphere. Alas, just boring thin frosting.
It WAS a delicious cake. once again, a parallel view askew (thank you, Kevin and Jay)...few things go together better, and taste as good, as cake and ice cream. Maybe some for dessert after a pizza?
(I'm STILL not sure what those marbles are made of. Elmers Glue and powdered sugar?) Yikes²

Caaaaaaake!!!!! Great way to start the year!

I wholeheartedly agree. Nothing says "have a great year" like a big piece of cake. Happy New Year to you

Firstly this post made me think of the site cakewrecks, which was popular back in the olde timee days of the interwebs, I think it even spawnd printed books, and then I saw the 'naked' cake and realized it's just the 'crumb layer' we used to call it in the cake decorating biz, becuase YES on top of all the other things I've done from owning flower shops to who knows what all, I was also a cake decorator as well.

Howdy. Cake wrecks, I love that channel. Classic idea and really funny. Is it still around? Probably not. Maybe they got sued for poking fun at actual cakes.
So, I had a 'crumb layer'. Always up for learning something new. And if it has to do with cakes, even BETTER !! O :
It is amazing how much a a Renaissance woman you are/have been over time. Seems to be just about everything, except maybe being a spy, and then you couldn't tell us anyway, so all things worldly are possible. My guess is with a jolly NO on that one.
Nice to be chatting once again with you. I hope to be able to post again soon,,,I miss this messing about on Steemit. Nice you are back to doing things. I enjoyed your earlier videos, and have to still catch up here on newer stuff. So much to do, so little time in my chair. Well, hope this finds you doing well on yon further east coast. Cheers on a Wednesday night.

I gotta get me one of these popcorn dispenser thingies. Though not much seems to hit the mark. Guess it is pretty cheap stuff, so no worries, besides filling the gaps in the couch with mouse foods.

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Wait! You posted and I missed it? After checking once a week for months, and then you sneak in with a post about cake? And not just any old cake, but a cake that made me laugh out loud! Hope all is well with you! 😘

Now it's my turn to miss this comment. Must be in the water. Thanks for the tip, appreciate it muchly. It IS hard to tell when I'm going to be on here, that's for sure. I don't usually know, so how could anyone else? ( :
Have been very delinquent, that's for sure. I hope to be on more one day soon. I miss the camaraderie and such. Hoping your winter is going along well, and not too much snow. Cheers on a Friday night.

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