Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ w Linky

January 29,2014

According to Wikipedia, in the Chinese philosophy the concept on yin-yang is used to describe how seemingly opposite or contrary forces  are interconnected and interdependent in the natural world.
Yin and yang can also be viewed as complementary and not opposing forces, interacting to form a dynamic system in which the whole is greater than the parts.

Whew!! Way too much thought and cerebral exercise for this chick!!
However, the words are what came to mind recently. Here's how it happened...
 There was a planned family gathering this week  and my daughter and two granddaughters would be unable to attend. No problem... we all have places to go and things to do.  They did ask,though, if we were stopping by on Sunday as we usually do to visit them. With this in mind they had made a cake. Now, picture this, if you will.Three women ( alright, females) in the same kitchen and  there are bound to be "issues". One will not eat chocolate the other loves it and their Mum... well you can see the dilemma she was in. Being a wise woman( did I mention she is my daughter!!) she sought to placate both children. The girls then worked together with this result.




This was a big surprise to us as Mum and the girls have hectic schedules and this was not expected.
I have to say that it not only looked great, it was totally scrumptious!!!  I love how they mixed a bit of the vanilla with the chocolate icing and vice versa. Although it  was not planned, it did have a  "yin yang" effect.

When I stopped to think about it there was a lot in common with the Yin-Yang philosophy. Young women and old(er), introverts and extroverts, likes and dislikes who worked together to surprise and honour  their  parents/grandparents

A job well done and very much appreciated.!!





  


37 comments:

  1. Haha - that reminds me of one of those half moon cookies. I love those so much. The cake is awesome.

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    1. You know, you are right.... and this one was too!

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  2. Looks yummy and this nana would be happy to eat BOTH sides!
    Teresa from NanaHood.com

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    1. Haha... that's why I had a slice with BOTH icings on it!! We nanas are pretty smart ones, Teresa!!

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  3. I need to do this but 5 ways with my lot all liking different styles of cake.

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    1. Hmm, so right.... maybe cupcakes?/ LOL Have a great week!

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  4. That looks delicious I will order 2 please heheh!

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    1. Hey, Steve, that's why I asked for 1 of the 2 slices that could have both colors on it.... can't be seen as preferential!! Have a great week!

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  5. Good idea to compromise like that! love the yin-yang cake!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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    1. It's all about compromise, Susan. Loved your blog!

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    1. It was, Alissa...thanks for stopping by.

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  7. That works.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/01/ww-im-hater.html

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  8. It's definitely a good idea! It looks tasty, too!

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    1. Thanks,Emilee, hope you have a super week!

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  9. E-mail a slice of that to ol' «Louis», please! :-)

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  10. Sorry, Lous, just finishing up the crumbs!! Love your site with the great photos!!

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  11. Yep, that'll do it. Smart daughter you've got there. :)

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    1. Thanks, Rosey, hope you have a fantastic week!

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    1. Hmmm maybe next time & will have a cuppa to go with it..... or wine ??!! Have a super week.

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    1. It was MamaKujo... will save some to share next time :-)

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  14. WOW! Great idea! I have three girls....hmmm I'm thinking peace

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    1. Hey, great idea... the peace symbol would work just fine. Have a wonderful week.

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  15. What a smart mom, your daughter (yes, you mentioned she was your daughter :)). The cake looks super-duper delicious. Enjoy!

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    1. Lol, Silvia, That made me chuckle... It was delicious. Hope you have a super week.

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  16. That looks so yummy, I want to reach in my screen and sneak a bite!

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    1. Not to worry, Anna,next time I'll save a slice for you and we can share a cup of tea!

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  17. What a nice job, I love how it looks...hmmm....I may have to borrow this idea next time I make a cake. I think you have some future bakers and came decorators!

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    1. I have to agree, Monica, they did a fantastic job.... and it was yummy! I'd love it as I'd offer to taste test all the "products!!!

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  18. i'm definitely not what you'd call a deep thinker, but i get the gist of this--delicious!

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