I wanted to bake and decorate Anirudh's birthday cake. He wanted a racing track for a cake. My daughter Aditi was about 10 months old at that time. My Mom dropped some subtle and some not-so-subtle hints for me not to make the snacks at home as Aditi would sleep very little even at night and I was terribly sleep deprived. And making the cake too at home!!! I was surely going nuts!
Out came 2 small square cakes,put side by side on a make do cake board. I managed top get some whipped cream from the bakery and finally the cake took shape. It was a pistachio flavored cake, soaked in simple sugar syrup, filled and topped with whipped cream.