Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Reappearance

Of what, you ask?I shall tell you in a moment or...two!! Well let me tell you a bit about myself first. Iam a marketing professional, also pursuing a course at UW(University of Washington).As part of the course, Iam working on marketing project for which me and my team mates meet every weekend and plan ahead for our project. OKKK, enough of the boring stuff already.The point is,the girls in the team are a lot of fun and we get along very well.Double that fun with food,drinks and conversation, Cheers to more of that:))

We met this morning-bright and early. Alix,our gracious host arranged for coffee bagels,strawberries and whipped cream.Elise got fruit and I got...that's right,this is where it reappeared,THE PINEAPPLE UPSIDE CAKE(TPUC).

One of my favorite cakes, TPUC is an absolute essential on my recipe arsenal.I learnt to bake it when I was 10 and associate it with a lot of special childhood memories.Needless to say, I have baked it again and again.I had blogged about it in Feb2006 when I hosted a party for the Superbowl.Read more about it(here).Back then I was a regular blogger.I suppose,the reappearance of this cake is a sign that I too,have resurfaced and this time no breaks for me.Pull out all the stops,Iam raring to go:)You can find the recipe(here)


Pineapple Upside Down Cake

How did the cake taste??I think I will let this picture do all the talking.All Iam going to say is,Iam so glad everyone liked it and posed happily with the cake.Thanks ladies!!


(From left to right:Elise,Catherine,Me,Holly and Alix)

This recipe is dedicated to team CoreConcepts

31 comments:

delhibelle said...

Hi meenal,
You've been blogging since 2005? Nice to have a veteran visit my blog:)

The pineapple upside down cake looks delicious and you say you learned to bake it at 10? At that age I could have barely managed to eat it without making a mess..Amazing!

Aparna said...

looks yum!!! send some across ;-)

Asha said...

WOW! That cake looks good and by the expressions on their faces, I bet they LOVED it too! ;D

merajugr8 said...

wow, thats a fantastic cake. Happy to know that u are doing ur studies here. Excited to see ur friends too.
cake looks so cute.

Vicky Xavier. said...

Pineapple upside down cake and its history seems amazing. Hope u gals had a great time. Clicked and had the previous recipe. Very useful.

Happy cook said...

Looks like the cake was indeed delicious from the way you all are enjoying the cake.

Trupti said...

cake looks very mouthwatering Meenal

Cham said...

Seems everyone loved ur cake! That looks yum!

Sandeepa said...

Lovely cake a sure motivation to study, are you doing a MBA ?

I commented anon because I was logged in on my regualr GMail account (not the blog account)

joyeeta said...

Minu, the cake looks lovely. I stopped making this when i found out i was allergic to Pineapple but you have inspired me to try again :) What a great way to have a group meeting.. with great food! :)
Also the long hair really really suits you,very pretty, you should always keep it at that length if not longer.

Lavanya said...

nice to hear ..you have leaned baking @ 10..great..i had seen same recipe in other blog..yours looks awesome n yummy..can you send a piece over here:)

Anu said...

Wow Meenal doing multitasking ah? Working, studying, cooking, blogging! Amazing yaar :)

Hey the cake looks very yummy!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh gosh..that's a pretty pretty cake. lovely..

thanks for supporting me in plagiarism meenal.

Meenal Mehta said...

@ Delhibelle ..Welcome to my blog..Yes, I started blogging back in 2005 and did so until 2006 on a regular basis, sporadically..Would hardly call myself a veteran but thanks of thinking me that way
I am glad u like the cake …I did learn to bake it when I was 10,surprisingly I totally enjoyed the baking classes my mom enrolled me in, I guess with my mom and sister for an inspiration it was never that bad . Iam happy I picked up a great skill along the way .Now that I look back, I am extremely grateful to my mom.

Meenal Mehta said...

@Aparna ..Sure, come visit me ..I’ll send some of the cake, u send me the ladoos

@Asha ..thanks , they did like it or so they said

@ Merajugr8 .. hi and thanks for visiting me . Yes studies are good , learning never stops .Glad you like the cake

Meenal Mehta said...

@Vicky… Thanks!


@Happy Cook..certainly hope so , I think it was

Meenal Mehta said...

@Trupti ..Thanks a ton

@Cham..thanks, they did

Meenal Mehta said...

@Sandeepa ..yes cake’s good motivation , I have an MBA already ..Iam completing an advanced marketing certification..Thanks for clarifying the ANON part

Meenal Mehta said...

@Joyeeta ..darn I ddnt know u were allergic to Pineapple . It was great way indeed. Thanks sweetie, about the hair..yeah we shall see


@Lavanya…welcome here , I did learn to bake it at 10 and I have sent you a piece? Did you get it yet??

Meenal Mehta said...

@Anu..Yeah Iam trying my best, gets pretty busy n crazy but it’s fun

@Mahimaa…thanks and you are welcome

Superchef said...

Looks like you girls had a lot of fun!! and that pineapple upside cake is just gorgeous!! i thought i added your blog to my reader after you first commented on mine..but i dont know where it got lost!! this time i double-cheked so that i have you on my list! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yeah meenal, i used a bowl, filled it with kesari and then inverted it to get the shape :)

even for sooji kichdi, i use a bowl to get the shape.

Jaya said...

Meenal,
well the pic say it all ,everybody seemed to me enjoying it ...Lovely cake ..
hugs and smiles

Meenal Mehta said...

@super chef, hey ..is there a name I can call by ?Although Super chef sounds great too glad you like the look of the cake, it was good and well enjoyed:) Thanks for adding me to the reader . I will add you to my blog roll too.

@Mahimaa..thanks for the helpful tip..Iam looking forward to making it soon.

@Jaya ...thanks a ton:) hugs to you too

Aparna said...

That is some seriously good cake, and I can see your friends all agree. You have been baking a long time.
Thanks for dropping by my blog.

Meenal Mehta said...

Thanks Aparna :) and welcome to my blog

Madhuram said...

That cake looks awesome. I've seen upside down pineapple cakes but have not baked them myself.

Meenal Mehta said...

Thankyou Madhura :) and welcome to my blog

Food Fanatic said...

hey meenal, sorry for the late response. simply love your blog. it makes me feel at home. great to learn about you!

Meenal Mehta said...

@Food Fanatic,

thanks so much, iam glad you like my blog , i like yours too:)

also very glad to know it makes u feel at home, exactly what I want :))

take care
-Meenal

Kay said...

Oh, I remember this cake! :) I promised to make it then, but still haven't. Will make it soon.

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