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Its about a month since I kickstarted “Bake-a-Cake” event.Given the short notice, I was pleasantly surprised to see good responses to this event.Each cake had a story to tell,it was different,elegant and enticing. However, the underlying meaning conveyed the same sentiments,Cake baked with love for their Valentine’s.Here is the round up of all the entries in the order that I received.

Valentine’s Day Cake by Cakelaw of Laws of the Kitchen (Australia)

Red Velvet Cake by Lily of Dolce e Salata from Oxford,UK

Grace by Kris Ngoei of  Bake in Paris from Bangkok, Thailand.

White Chocolate Valentine’s Gateau by Divya Kudua of Easy Cooking from Chennai,India

Eggless Orange Cake by LK of Palate Desires from Ohio

Chocolate Heart Cake by Sermi Hafiz of As you Like it from Doha,Qatar

Red Velvet Cake Roll by Deeba of Passionate About Baking from North India

Carrot Cake by Nisha of Look who’s cooking too from London,UK

Chocolate Blackout Cake by Nachiketa of The Variable from New Delhi, India

Chocolate Pancakes by Kelsey of  Apple a Day from Phoenix,Arizona

NewYork Style Cheesecake by Vaishali Sharma(Bhutani) of Adding Zest to your Cooking from Austin,TX

Black Forest Cake by Sayantani of A Homemaker’s Diary from India

Chocolate Fudge Cake by Aqua of Served with Love from Singapore

Black Forest Cake(Indian Style) by Smitha of Smitha’s Spicy Flavors from Nashua,NH

As announced earlier , I went about selecting a random winner.And the winner is Smitha of Smitha’s Spicy Flavors Congratulations you’ve won the Perfect Desserts : 55 recipe cards by the editors of Good Housekeeping.

Smitha,I will reach out to you for further information.Thanks all for taking time to participate  in this event!


The world must certainly be a happy place to live.Well atleast people look at the brighter side of life,that?s the way I wud bring FIC Express your mood to a conclusion ? a happy ending indeed. This was my first experience hosting an event of this nature and at the outset I would like to thanks Harini of Tongueticklers for giving me this opportunity. Now let start going over how people have expressed their moods thru their favorite dishes.

The person who let me host this event Harini of Tongueticklers says “the mood turns happy when the food is Adai” (Rice Lentil Pancakes).

Minoti‘s refreshing “Aqua Fresca” a Mexican drink,which is made out of Mango.She makes them during hot summer days.

Sadhana of A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine made a complete guilt free,low carb,protein packed Coconut Quinoa.Having sometime for herself,after a relaxed Yoga in a calm,quite and a peaceful mood she made this yummy dish,giving Quinoa a complete makeover.

Being happy seeing the greenery around,Arti Agarwal of Breakfast to Dinner decided cook something green and ended up with the beautiful “Green Tikki

In a happy mood Priya Suresh of Priya’s Easy and Tasty recipe made “Oats n Mango Mousse Delight” which is truly a feast and delightful dessert.

EC of Simple Indian Food made Potato Halwa,which reflects her Happy mood.

Jaya Wagle of Jayaspace says nothing better expresses our mood than food,in a very calm and happy mood she created the Srikhand+Aamras-Amrakhand.I liked what she said – If Gods were sitting for a meal,they wud be having Amrakhand as one of their desserts:)

Sadhana of A2Z Vegetarian was thoroughly energized and recharged on a weekend when things went on well scheduled,which made her happy and ended up with a Whole(Multi) Grain Pizza.

Yet another happy mood cooking from Shanthi of Shanthi Krishnakumar’s Cookbook who made Kunukku.

Looking for a super easy,healthy,crispy and quick food??? Kalva of Curry in Kadai has the answers to it….yummy looking Whole Wheat Eggless Orange Pancakes,well the name itself depicts her mood in this:)

On a hopeful mood Dhanggit of Dhanggit’s Kitchen made these gorgeous looking Apricot Bread for her daughter.

Cooking Kappa Puzhakka made Jisha of Kerala Recipes very happy and enthusiastic.

Food can do wonders don’t they? Yasmeen of Health Nut made Bisi Bele Bhath for the first time in a very anxious and worried mood which ended up comforting her.

“The warm earthy browns of this dish leave me feeling uplifted and light-hearted on a heavy gray monsoon day” says Deepika of Less Sugar,Please,making a perfect comfort food Rasam Vada.

Soma‘s happy,vibrant and energetic mood is pretty evident in the “Strawberry Preserve” that she made.

Another one from Kalva of Curry in Kadai – who wudn’t want to start their morning in a healthy way? Do look out for her post – A Simple sumptuous delight, Blueberry Almond Yogurt Smoothie.

Gloomy and dull weather can make anyone lethargic,feeling the same way Pooja of My Experience with Cooking made the beautiful and comforting Carrot Mushroom Soup.

Being happy with the rains,Sudha of Malaysian Delicasies made these interesting Red Bean Jelly.

Yet another happy mood person,Ramya of Simple Vegetarian Recipes made the traditional Puli Pongal and Spicy Fried Green Beans,a perfect chinese delicacy.

Happy-go-lucky and optimistic Shaista Tabrez of Mixcalculations in a happy mood created the comforting Tahiri.

Celebrating her husband’s success and happiness,Indrani of Appyayan made Moong Dal Paratha for Dinner.

In the pink of health,rosy red our newbie food blogger Shwetha of Cookie Shutter made Dalimbe Hesarubele Kosambri

Excited and Enthusiastic Preethi of Preethi’s Online Cookbook baked Hyderabadi Biryani

After a tiring week,Muskaan of A2Z Vegetarian in a lousy mood made Tuver Ni Dal Dhokli(Wheat Bread Strips in Lentil Soup) which was comforting enough;)

Brown always sets in a warm and inviting atmosphere.Feeling warm and pleasant,Preeti Kashyap of Relishing Recipes made the gorgeous looking Cheese and Mushroom Rosti

In full festive mood,Preeti of Khaugiri made “Hayagreeva“.This is something totally new to me.

Updated – I missed Lubna’s refreshing post earlier.Apologies Lubna.In a super fresh mood our very own Lubna of Kitchen Flavours made Vitamin rich Fresh Musambi Juice.

Last but not the least,another happy person made these Crispy Onion Rings.Wondering who????? Its me….am happy too:)

Thanks all for your entries:)

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