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Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I would like to send this post to Pooja's Theme-Independence day 2008" event,

15th August is India's Independence Day. It is celebrated to commemorate its independence from the British rule and its birth as a sovereign nation on that day in 1947.
These are the days that we miss our Motherland the most.
The National Anthem has special memories for me coz I was the person who used to sing the National Anthem everyday in my school right from Class 6 to Class 10 and here I am living in Singapore.
My hubby Yo's grandfather was very active in the freedom struggle and even went to jail with Veer Savarkar(one of the prominent Freedom fighters).
I strongly believe that, "Living abroad can’t change the love that one has in their heart for their motherland".
Last year during Independence Day, a video was aired repeatedly, This video was made with the idea that people must respect Our National Anthem and it sure has managed to strike a chord. It used to make me cry every time that they played it.
You can watch this video here;

Here is an attempt to show our National Flag on an Eggless Cake, you can click on this link for the recipe in my blog
The only change here is I have tried making an icing for the cake
For the Icing
Powdered Sugar – ½ cup
Vanilla Powder – 1 tsp
Milk 3-4 tbsp
Food colors – Orange and Green
Mix the powdered sugar and vanilla powder and add milk little by little till you get a thick paste. this icing shouldn't be very thick, u should be able to apply with spatula. Now divide into 3 portions, you can mix the colors and apply on the cake, the top line is Orange, plain icing for the middle one in white and the bottom line is Green. Now keep it in the fridge for few hours and then apply second coat which is a smooth and final coat.
Now my little one was so excited about the cake that she wasn’t patient for me to apply the smooth and final coat and so the icing is not enough and doesn’t look professional, so please pardon my imperfection
I also used a Monaco biscuit and drew the lines with a blue marker depicting the Dharma Chakra.
Pooja’s event also says;“Create anything having combination of 3 colors. i.e. you can just catch a picture of array of vegetables/birds/flowers / anything having these 3 colors.”
So here is a picture of the beautiful flower Anthurium growing in my little balcony garden.
Gift of nature just in time for independence day as the Leaf like bract called the “Spathe” is dark orange in color. The fleshy spike called the "Spadix" where the tiny flowers emerge is white in color and the leaves below are green of course, symbolizing the 3 colors of our National Flag.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the award Sukanya! I think your blog is brilliant too.

Loved your tiranga cake! Happy Independence Day to you. very touching video.

Uma said...

wow, what a creation! Lovely cake looks like a replica of the national flag. Good job dear Sukanya! Congrats on all of your awards.

SriLekha said...

excellent entries for the event!

Illatharasi said...

Excellent work Sukanya:) Now I know why you have all the food colours ;)

Happy Independence day to you:)

Pooja said...

this is realy one wonderful cake Sukanya. thanks for wonderful entry. love that video too.

sowmya said...

good job sukanya..nice entry for the event.

LG said...

that is awesome entry for the event! Loved the flower too..

Purva Desai said...

hey sukanya!!
thank you for the MEME, but I have filled the same MEME you can check here


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