|The cake that started it all.
Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent.
Email to Fahad May 9, 2012
I’m planning to make a carrot cake for lubna. (its a surprise!) do you think she would like that?
Reality Check Point May 13, 2012
Carrot cake is made. Four slices are eaten. A large portion of the cake remains.
Email to Ambreen May 13, 2012
You guys have to come help us eat some carrot cake that I made. Please. Thank you.
Email from Ambreen May 14, 2012
yum, sounds good! we’ve got plans for the next couple nights, but save us some!
Reality Check Point May 15, 2012
I ate the rest of the cake.
Email from Ambreen May 16, 2012
is there still carrot cake left? maybe i can get some when i drop off CSA tomorrow? 🙂
Email to Ambreen May 16, 2012
There is no carrot cake left 🙁 I gobbled that thing up so hard.
Email from Ambreen May 16, 2012
i wanted carrot cake! :'(
now you’ll have to send me the recipe so i can make some. you know, i have collected dozens of carrot cake recipes over the year (because i love it), but i have never, ever actually tried one.
Photo Break mid-way through post
|Lets get another look at that cake. Safa wanted a piece of that action too.
Facebook Wall Conversation May 24, 2012
Sumeera: are you coming over tomorrow in the evening? i can throw a carrot cake in the oven in the morning.
Facebook Wall Conversation May 25, 2012
Ambreen: Oh yes please. So nonchalant. 🙂 I think we’ll drop off the CSA after your yoga class. Does that work?
Reality Checkpoint May 24, 2012
Ambreen replied too late. No carrot cake was made.
Facebook Wall Conversation May 30, 2012
Ambreen: carrot cake. carrot cake. tomorrow?
Sumeera: I think so! I am pretty sure those carrots are still in the fridge! But you have to promise to take a good deal of it home b/c we are leaving. We will leave some for my yoga teacher who will look after the
place on Friday too!
Gmail Chat with Feraz May 30, 2012
Feraz: ….12:44 PM Bent and family will be coming too iA so we can see Safa before the wedding12:46 PM me: ok, cool Feraz: worrrd12:47 PM and I’ll get some cupcakes! yummy in my tummy me: i supposed to make the carrot cake! do we still have carrots?12:48 PM Feraz: that’s OK, I’ll get carrot cake cupcakes! me: hmm ok janoo i will ask ambreen if that is ok it won’t take long to make12:49 PM i’m just going to make it in a flat plan not that round way Feraz: OK janee-mund
Real Life Chat with Feraz May 30, 2012
(I am pulling carrots out of the fridge. I am going to make a carrot cake.)
Feraz: Bump it. I will get the carrot cupcakes.
Sumeera: But Ambreen really wanted to try a homemade one. I told her I would make it.
Feraz: Let me just get the cupcakes. It will be easier.
Sumeera: This is really easy. It will just take me a few minutes. Do you feel bad because you feel like I am making my own birthday cake?
(Feraz looks at me sheepishly.)
Sumeera: I saw you looking at a carrot cake on the internet yesterday. You can just surprise me with it in Michigan.
Feraz: (Lying badly) No, I just want to get cupcakes.
(I stare at Feraz with a look that threatens to start peeling the carrots.)
Feraz: I already ordered the cake for tomorrow.
Sumeera: I’m really sorry I ruined your surprise. (I give sympathetic hug to Feraz.) But actually its Ambreen’s fault, don’t you think? I’m going to go make her feel bad about it on her wall. Actually, I’ll go blog about it!
(Today I am grateful that Zeena was able to bring a beautiful new life into the world and was able to post blackberry message us throughout her labor!)