This Chocolate orange swirl cake was a sheer delight to bake for a special occasion. Last month, my eldest boy turned 14, being a school holiday we decided to make it simple and a quite celebration. We had a lovely day to ourselves and later in the evening we head out to the city for a lovely dinner. This cake was his choice and he suggested me to really keep it simple rather than going for heavy sugary frostings or fondant. So you can guess that he has a good taste or developing a finer taste. On this special occasion, I asked my other half to write a peom for him and thought of sharing with you all..my beautiful readers. Thanks for your support and the month of April reminds me of my beautiful journey of reconnecting with my food blog exactly 3 years ago… after a haitus.
For Rohan on his 14th Birthday……
Today as you stand between the cusp of child and man
I hope my son you choose wisely, for time waits for none.
There will be time for work and there will be time for fun.
However remember your choices are what will make you a man my son.
I hope you have learnt that success and failure are merely an illusion.
Just like sorrow and happiness those two imposters. Another delusion.
Remember that there are many different colours, sounds, and smell
However, our mortal selves with our limited faculties are merely a drop in the well.
There are many a philosophies, songs and stories in this beautiful world
That I hope will carry you on their wings of fancy & help you to mould
For you to discover & learn to love the muscle and mystery & music of curiosity
For curiosity alone, will mould you a man my son and write your legacy in letters of gold.
I hope you have learnt that you will be judged by the friends you keep and the books you read.
I hope you have realised the importance of mindful existence, breath and exercise.
I hope you always remember that no matter what you will always be the apple of my eyes
No matter how old you grow as a man you will always be my Tiger my child.
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