Happy new year 2008 (with a cake)

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year.

Here is a cake that I created today. Why this theme? Well, I wanted to create the famous Harbor bridge-Opera house in Sydney, with all the fireworks. Its my husband’s favorite place in the world(after India). He saw the new year celebrations there in 2004 and he is crazy about it. He still remembers each and every bit of it. So I wanted to have that on a cake (may be not a great idea). As I started, I felt it was extremely difficult to create such an effect on cake. But I think finally it turned out to be a decent cake :).

The happiest moments of 2007 for me was when my parents were here with us and we traveled with them. I will always remember 2007 for this. Career wise also this year was good because we both got the work which we always wanted to do. I could work on many of my passions – cake decorating, crocheting, paper quilling, painting etc. I hope I will be able to continue them.

Thanks a lot for all the support you all have shown me this year. I hope you all will continue to give your love and support to this blog in the coming year.

53 thoughts on “Happy new year 2008 (with a cake)”

  1. Wow, what a gr8 theme. Sydney harbor is my favorite too. You have persuaded all your hobbies managing work and aayisrecipes.com very well. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR HUBBY. Have a gr8 2008 !!!!!!

  2. Supriya Shenai Kamat

    You have baked a lovely cake and nice to know that you pursue so many hobbies. Happy New Year To You and Your Family.

  3. Good Morning,

    Beautiful cake, beautiful memories what more does a person want.

    Wishing u and your family a very happy and prosperous Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.



  4. Your cake is fantastic. And yes, Sydney on NYEve is the best place in the world. You captured it well.

    Have a wonderful new year, and a joyous and Ganesha-blessed 2008.

  5. Shilpa dear, thanks for all your support this past year. It was nice meeting you and learning from you and cheering you on at your cake decorating class 🙂

    Happy new year to you and the family.

  6. Wishing you , your best half and aayisrecipes 🙂 a great year ahead. May the good times keep rolling for the wonderful couple I got to know this year.

  7. How sweet of u Shilpa, to recreate Sydney’s New Year fireworks on a CAKE!.. It came out beautifully dear. A yummy way to bid adieu to 2007.

    Have a Blissful 2008!

    ~ Siri

  8. just few days back, i came upon your site and found it wonderful…and i have even tried making your recipes ..and i do look forward every day to see whats new today!!!i loved your cakes and the decoration…and that has inspired me to try baking/icing which i have not done so far….thank you and happy new year!!

  9. Great Theme for the New Year Cake, Shilpa !!!

    My, you do wear a lot of hats !!! How do you manage to do all that you do ?

    You are a real inspiration to all us women !! Keep it up !!

    Wish You & Your Family A Very Happy 2008 and more success on the way !!!

  10. shilpa- gt cake looks delicious. one of the good things in 2007 for me was to discover your site ! no exaggertion , u and ur cooking recipes/tips have helped me in lot since me n my husband set up home only 6 mths bac and thus iv been cooking only last 6 mths,, ur site is invaluable for learners like me 🙂

  11. Happy new year Shilpa! And pretty cool cake too…paper quilling?! There aren’t too many people who do that craft nowadays- you amaze me!

    Shilpa: I have just started it Pel. I was hooked to it after I saw it in easy crafts blog. I just got the materials and started a small pattern. Will work on it more in 2008. Its so cool..

  12. Shilpa,

    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes which are simple to follow yet tasty and nutritious. The cake looks simply yumm and amazing!!
    May the year ahead be full of love, happiness and prosperity..!!


  13. Wishing you and your family a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year, Shilpa! The cake looks beautiful… that pinch of love makes all the difference;)

  14. Hi Shilpa,

    Thats a wonderful cake..sweet beginnings for a happy new year right..hats off to your creative ideas..I look forward to many more recipes this year too..
    Wishing you a very happy new year!!


  15. Shilpa, I guessed Sydney before I even read! 😉 Cake looks grand. Thanks for all your lovely recipes and stories you so lovingly post here — even if I don’t always leave a comment I always appreciate them.

    Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year! 🙂

  16. Dear Shilpa,
    A Happy New Year to you and your husband. Lovely cake with wonderful icing. It really brings memories of a night sky lit with firecrackers. Great!!

  17. I didn’t know your site has changed but got it updated now.
    Happy new year Shilpa. Cake looks delicious, you learn fast! I still can’t write so nicely with icing!:))

    Shilpa: Changed? The URL has not changed in a long time now..I am confused 🙁

  18. @ Shilpa: Thanks for the New Year wishes shilpa.

    Oh, so silly of me of not mentioning about the ‘Tomato Wraps’. These are store ones dear. We get here in US in any grocery store. Thanks for asking!

  19. Dear shilpa,
    I just happened to get to know this site for the last few months and have since been reading your recepies.
    Great work!keep going.
    Happy New Year to you and all at home and have a great 2008!
    Btw,my daughter studies in UT austin and would like to know if she can get vegetarian food near the campus?

    Shilpa: Sorry Geeta, I have no idea about UT Austin.

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