Wednesday, September 24, 2008

One powerful cupcake

Saee, our little niece, is quite the power-broker in the house. This "didi" (elder sister) or that "didi" is regularly bullied by this mighty four-year-old. To be fair to her though, the didi's do try to get rid of her, so that they can play their older sister games. But, Saee sees through it nine times out of ten. And then the older ones have to pay. Very heavily, indeed.

She is a sweet-souled dictator though. Always ready with her warm hugs and ready kisses. Habitually, the non-fussy eater amongst the kids, too. By the time the other three are done gossiping, their once warm food colder than ice on the sidewalk, Saee is usually done with her first helping, and in between asking for "some more, please."

A healthy eater and an admirer of all dishes chicken. In my family, that simply translates as being a very, very, good girl. She had two simple requests of her mother for her fourth birthday this month. First, she wanted home-made chicken biryani and mutton chops. Second, she wanted two varieties of chocolates -- one to distribute among her classmates, the other to gift friends at dance class. If only, all of us had such simple things to ask of life, happiness would be so easy to find.

For this little power-ball in our lives, we wish you grow from strength to strength. May we always be blessed with your warm hugs and happy kisses for the rest of our lives.

♣ Birthday Cakes


















I decided to follow Paula Deen's recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting and gave it a lottery twist for our fun little niece.


















Which one of you
wants to party?!

18 comments:

Manasi said...

saee sounds super cute, neices are so precious, aren't they? you can lavish all the love without having to worry abotu spoiling them. thats their parents' headache. now that you are a mommmy, your thoughts on this might be different. that being said, i love love love the red velvet cupcakes. the presentation is so beautiful, are you sure writing was your calling?? :)

Sheetal Kiran said...

Yep, nephews and nieces are to spoil. Own kids to discipline :D Thanks much for your kind words Manasi! Now that I think about it, I don't really know which I like better -- cooking or writing.

Manasi said...

linked to your post

Sheetal Kiran said...

Thanks for linking Manasi!

DEESHA said...

those cup cakes look soooper cuttte .. i want to reach in and grab one right now ..

Sheetal Kiran said...

Thanks Deesha ... drop in anytime to grab one :D

shamski said...

hi kaki,
saee's description is near perfect; now you know our sorrow that how we have to bear her. the cup cakes are tempting, we are putting them through this week. our little princess is so lucky to grab the cup cakes. thanks.

Sheetal Kiran said...

You are very very welcome Shyamu ... have a surprise for you on Oct 12th :D .. xox

deepu said...

hello sheetal
first time on your blog. Very nice recipes, but I must say what I liked most is your writing and the wonderful pics. keep going.

Cynthia said...

Hi Sheetal, my apologies for only now getting around to visiting your blog. Thanks for stopping by and leading me here. Looking forward to seeing you around.

Rachu said...

Wow when do i get to eat these lovely cupcakes! but eggless pls :) how are you???

Sheetal Kiran said...

Thanks for dropping by too Cynthia! I really love visiting your blog and drooling over the yummy recipes and photos.

Sheetal Kiran said...

I will try an eggless version for you Rachu :D

Manasi said...

what was with the dissapearing act, huh, houdini? haven't seen you around for atleast a week.

Sheetal Kiran said...

I was just caught up with some assignments .. have been absolutely terrible, I tell you, Manasi. Haven't cooked anything spectacular and not blogged much either!! Horror!

Malar Gandhi said...

Yummm!!!

white on rice couple said...

Saee sounds just adorable, I would totally give in to what ever she wanted. I'm also a sucker for sprinkled cupcakes too!

SriLekha said...

it looks too cute and delicious and colorful!

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