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Oreo and Cherries on a Birthday Cake

With just a few moments to spare, we sat in front of the TV, enjoying our last minutes of freedom.

Soon enough, we’ll need to drive to our respective work places where the happy animated figures on the TV will be replaced by some sad sad lifeless figures on the computer screen.

“It’s my sister’s birthday today” he casually said.

“Whaaaaa…” I protested.

You see, over the years, it has been customary for me to bake birthday cakes for the various family members. It seemed i was about to break this tradition with such a late notice.

“Well, shouldn’t we at least have dinner to celebrate? ”  I continued,

“No we cant, we have dinner with David tonight.”

“….Whaaaa?.. Who is David?!?!!”

You can probably sense that i was growing indignant at how little i was informed on “current affairs”.

“David is a friend who stopped by from Singapore for a visit.” He continued. “You could maybe bake my sister a cake. We’ll have dinner together tomorrow… Anyways, I’m late”.

The door slammed.

So between work, and dinner with “David”, I didnt really have the time to shop for baking and decorative ingredients.

I furiously yanked open the kitchen cabinets.

A stale box of rice krispies, a box of Saltine, and two rolls of Oreo.

I went to the fridge, hoping I had some fresh fruits but all i had was a half bitten, dry starfruit with the unmistakable teeth marks on it.

I didn’t have time to go through the drawers in the fridge, but i was almost certain i had maraschino cherries hidden within its depths.

I put on my shoes, thinking hard. I gotta pull this off somehow.

And i think  sorta did.

Well, it’s not exactly the best looking cake on earth.

But at least, the tradition wasn’t broken.

Everyone enjoyed the cake, and my faith in having at least two rolls of oreos in the house at any point in time was restored.

Happy Birthday Dear Sis-In-Law!


  1. DG
    November 18, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Nothing can go wrong bake with Oreo, infact my favourite too! This cake looks gorgeous!

  2. November 18, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Traditions are great specially if they are as lovely as cherries and oreo cookies! I will definitely won’t miss this. A few more months before my birthday but I already know what I want for a cake! Thanks for the lovely recipe!

  3. November 18, 2011 at 4:48 am

    It looks good, and me too, always have oreos around, for emergency cases like such.

  4. November 18, 2011 at 4:53 am

    beautiful cake 🙂

  5. November 18, 2011 at 7:28 am

    you’re a genius to be able to come up with such beautiful cake within a short time!

  6. November 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

    I love Oreos on a birthday cake. It just gives an amazing presentation, not to mention it just looks plain ol’ good lol

  7. November 18, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    You are amazing! And I would take that cake in a minute. 🙂

  8. November 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    A picture of this should be on a restaurant menu!

  9. November 19, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Heartfelt and beautiful!

  10. November 19, 2011 at 10:56 am

    For something put together at such short notice, this cake looks amazing!

  11. November 30, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Beautiful cake, it looks amazing!

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