Tuesday, November 20, 2007

the lopsided cake

Riding a scooter/moped/bike here is the fastest, most fuel efficient way of getting around the island, especially during rush hour. Faster but not necessarily safer. There are many that are killed each year from motorcycle accidents & almost always speed is the underlying factor. A balancing act involving transporting things to and fro factor in at other times. It's always amazing how much you can fit in/on a bike. Groceries can be packed in every nook & cranny, depending on how creative you are. We've managed to bring home many an item of varying sizes that one may think unmanageable on a bike. However, depending on what the item is, it might not always retain its shape by the times its made it home.

This past Monday was Hubby's birthday and I set out to surprise him with a cake for later on in the evening. As I brought the cake home, I was taken back to our first year here in Bermuda. We'd invited a few friends over for dinner for Hubby's birthday that year. Since no birthday dinner is complete without some birthday cake, I had to go into town with Hubby to get it
as I'm not one to get on a bike and drive around town (In fact I still refuse to do it). I was hoping the cake would remain intact everytime we drove over uneven spots on the road. Upon our arrival home, we set the cake on the kitchen counter. I was pleased that see that it hadn't crumbled and that's when I noticed it was a little lopsided! From the bike ride home! Like the leaning tower of Pisa! Of course, I lacked the moxie to try and get it back into shape. It brought out some good laughs during dinner. In fact, it was barely noticeable in the pictures. Ok maybe a little! Still tasted delicious, though. This year I managed just fine, now that we have a car and I of course, have no problems driving a car. This year's cake made it home just fine. After all, a car is no bike. No more lopsided birthday cakes in this house!

3 comments:

ZenDenizen said...

You were brave to even attempt that. I was white knuckling it the whole time in an uber stable sedan when I was transporting my niece's 1st birthday cake!

Oliver said...

awwww....

~ Ms. Cute Pants ~ said...

Zen, Yeah the first b'day cake is not one you want to mess up! Way more pressure there!

Oliver, Thanks!