Sunday, 22 January 2012

totally fucking crap





I think, without trying to sound too melodramatic,  I can honestly say this has been one of the worst weeks of my life...

... and it's taken me a while to get back into the kitchen and be bothered to cook... I have that feeling in my throat, like when you've cried too much and you can't breathe any more... except I haven't cried... there's been too much anger and  I've had to much to do to think about crying...

... now I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me, that's not why I'm posting this, I simply wanted to explain why I've been so quiet this week...



... and you may think it odd that I've chosen to bake a triple layer chocolatey celebration cake after such a tough week but you see the thing is I deserve this. I have triumphed over despicable evil and even though I've come through this a little broken I can see the light at the end if the tunnel and it is rather wonderful...

... what do you mean you can't see the wonderful triple layered chocolate cake with lusciously thick American Frosting... ? is that because to round off my fucking crap week, I dropped the bloody thing on the floor...?

I managed to save some of the stuff but it was so smooshed up I just smooshed the whole lot up and squidged it into these little tea-cups... it tasted divine, very thick and sweet but quite light and fluffy too... one cup was probably just too much but what the heck eh?



... and yes, I realise I've been entirely vague in detailing this weekus horribilis but I expect you, dear reader, to accept the fact that it was bad and move on with me without any pity...

... i'd like to thank Katie from Matcha Chocolates for providing the incredible dark chocolate for this smoosh... I doubt it would have tasted quite so good without it...


eat and of course, enjoy!

47 comments:

  1. Very sorry you had a weekus horribilis. You deserved the chocolate. You deserve all the chocolate you want.

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  2. Well I think it looks fab served in the tea cups, a proper treat indeed. Sorry to hear it has been such a rough week for you though. Hope all is ok now ... you know where I am!

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  3. I do hope the chocolate helped!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Sorry to hear you've had such a horrible week.
    The cake looks great though, and I love the vintage-looking china.
    Hoping that next week is a good one x

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  5. Oh Dom, sending you my very very best wishes for a far far far better week this week! And I agree with the above comments- the beautiful teacups are glorious, such fab presentation!

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  6. Well! It must have been pretty bad for you to write like that. Don't you want to tell us what made your week so bad? "A problem shared is a problem halved", they say... It might help to get it off your chest.
    Anyway, look at it this way: next week just HAS to be a better one! :-)

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  7. Isn't it always the way that you drop the cake when everything else has gone wrong. My friend had a terrible year last year and has just come out of hospital and has decided to start her year with the Chinese - bring on the year of the dragon!

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  8. The cake looks fabulous in the teacups (I also love the teacups!). I hope it helped cheer you up a bit – I hope next week brings you far better things!!!
    Mel xx

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  9. best wishes dom.
    hope things pick up for you soon

    Gaz

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  10. Don't get mad - get even.

    Chocolate always helps and that looks fantastic!

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  11. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. If only it were possible to take a nap in that poppy field in Wizard of Oz. Of course you'd need some way to get woken up!!!

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  12. Hopefully this week will be better and you can rid yourself of all the bad karma from last week.

    On another not, your "teacup cake" looks delicious! We also have the same pattern! LOL1!!

    Got to run the Patriots are on! GO PATS!!!

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  13. You may have had a terrible week, but you have made me laugh for 5 minutes. Nothing last forever and it sounds like you are on the right road back. What a great way to salvage a dropped cake. I hope I remember for the next time I drop one.

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  14. Sorry to hear you've had that bad week we face but a few times in our lives. As they say what doesn't break us makes us stronger.

    Keep making those chocolate cakes, sounds like you've discovered a new cake trend, move over Cake Pops here come Cake Cups!

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  15. Oh dear! What ever it was I hope next week is much much better! xx

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  16. Things can only get better - hang on, isn't that lousy song? Well, best wishes on a brighter future, anyway. A cup of chocolate cake must be a good start.

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  17. Dom, I'm so sorry to hear that you've had a terrible week. Let me know if there is anything we can do (I do mean that) and in the meantime chocolate is a good place to start. Elaine xx

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  18. What a bummer to have dropped the cake on top of everything else, but Dom, your teacup cakes look fantastic and so so elegant. And really being the recipient of some of Katie's chocolate has to have made things ever so slightly better. AND you know we all love you and are routing for you, so hopefully that might help a little bit too.

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  19. Well, even if you had a crap week, at least you have the most beautiful cups I've ever seen. ;)

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  20. If it's any consolation Dom I've had a vv shit week myself (with shittest bday ever yesterday) and completely get the cake baking as did same for myself (and from new cookbook so that ticks your challenge). I found shouting obscenities loudly at neighbours constantly barking dog helped. And eating cake. Nice teacups btw.

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  21. Sorry to hear it's been a rough week for you. Dropping the cake would have been the last straw for me - I don't think I'd have thought of rescuing it in such an ingenious way. Hope things improve next week! xx

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  22. Sorry to hear about your horrible week. I hope things are better for you this coming week. The dessert looks lovely in your tea cups. Chocolate tends to make one feel a little better.

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  23. no pity, but I'm very sorry you have had such a crap week. More chocolate is in order, I think.

    ps- love the cups!

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  24. I love the title of this post. I love your cups and I think I would probably love what is in the cups too.

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  25. So sorry you're having a shit time - chocolate doesn't solve, but it always helps x

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  26. Can I give you a hug? (((())))

    You eat as much chocolate as you want sweetheart!

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  27. Dear Dom, so sorry you've had such a shitty shitty week, and dropped a fine cake to top it all off, as though it weren't bad enough already.
    Hoping you will find calm and joy through your cooking again, and be able to move forward in your normal positive fashion.
    Lots of love and hugs,
    Kavey

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  28. it's always when you're at the lowest of the low that something so utterly frikkin' maddening happens, like dropping a cake. It symbolises the last straw, and means it is totally ok to throw the plate at the wall.

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  29. You are all bloody lovely and have made me feel very loved and supported. Thank you to each and every one of you. It's the support of friends that get you through this kind of nonsense and I really appreciate it xx

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  30. In my experience epic cake dropping always comes right at the end of a series of shitty events, and generally because you can't actually feel any worse, or cry any more, makes you laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. And that is is only cake, which thankfully still tastes really good after it has been on the floor!
    Rx
    (PS the teacups are gorgeous!)

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  31. Oh Dom...first I laughed when I saw the title of your post then I almost cried when I read it...chin up...

    Your desert looks amazing...love the touch of the china tea cups...very mad hatters tea-party...

    It's a new week I'm sure it's going to get better....
    Debx

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  32. its the Year of the Dragon - very auspicious & I know its going to be the best one ever for you Dom
    Love you - Mummy x

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  33. Dom, I hope you're feeling feel better soon! Eat more chocolates please... or pork belly :)

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  34. Horrible times always seem to be followed by a cooking disaster. At least you managed to salvage a delicious looking chocolate smoosh. This should definitly become a 'Recipe'. GG

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  35. Dom, I know why it was crap - when I did not hear from you I had hoped it had got better.....BIG hugs, HUGE hugs and PLEASE email me if you need to offload anything..... despite all the crap, those photos are drop dead gorgeous....LOVELY!
    THANKS so much for your helpful and candid comments on my blog too.....XXX
    Karen
    XXX
    Late replying as I have been travelling back to France all day!

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  36. I hope the cake drop was the finale. I'm glad you didn't waste it.

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  37. I hope you are feeling better now and next week is better and I think the cake looks adorable in the little tea cups I am definitely serving mine like that next time, so much cuter than slices.

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  38. Bad weeks suck! I completely understand why you baked a celebration cake... sometimes you need a little something to help you make it through that rough week. I'm more sorry that you dropped it then anything else... Hang in there.. Things are bound to get better!

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  40. I'm sorry that you had such a crappy week but I have to say I love your honesty! And if I'm being entirely honest myself your post made me laugh a little (well the title anyway!) - not at your crap week but only cause I feel like I have had a crappy month so you have made me feel better knowing that it's not just me having a bad start to the year!!! I hope this week is better for you - and if not time to make more chocolate goodness to cheer you up! : )

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  41. So sorry about your week from hell, and hope it is all behind you now. Hate it when you get bogged down in stuff.
    Your tea cup choc delights are so great and as for the amazing comments everyone has left so far, I have faith you will feel better soon xx

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  42. hey dom, hope you're feeling better already. I had a pretty shit week last week too, including having my laptop eing taken away for a 12 day long repair in the middle of portfolio submission for uni, and that also cost me 366 pounds. ok probably not helping here, but just thought we can all wallow in a bit of misery together. that said, i'm positive this week will be better, becasue it's the start of a new year (chinese) and it's said to be a great dragon year!

    cheer up xxx

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  43. You fully deserve the, possibly too much, chocolate cake! I hope it cheered you up!!

    http://daisycakecompany.wordpress.com

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  44. No pity or sympathy as requested ;) actually I take that back. I'm sorry you had such a bad week and I really hope things are better. I love how you managed to save the cake and still make it look pretty!! will remember that next time my clumsy hands drop cake :)

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  45. Must be something in the air this January 'cos it's been very similar for me!!!! Love your cups with cake in and wish I had one right NOW!!!!
    Here's looking at February kid!

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  46. Just found your site and have been clicking on random posts and been here longer than I should! I'm guessing this post is just a distant memory now and so you won't mind me telling you it made me chuckle! I made a wowzer of a cake today just for me (well, I shared it) but just for the pure enjoyment of baking and eating, no photos, no blog :)

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    1. Aww thanks Millie. Yes. Have tried so hard to put this nonsense behind me. Glad you like the site. Thanks for the lovely words!

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