Sunday, August 17, 2008

And the Cake Lifters go to...

Hello wonderful people! Thank you all for your comments and for participating in the Giveaway! I had so much fun reading about your favourite pans and since a lot of you asked about my tiny collection, I actually went to count them and I can tell you I'm the happy owner of 42 pans! Do you think that's a lot?

I had a friend visiting from Spain and he helped me pick the 2 lucky winners. And they are...

Congratulations girls! Please send me an email and the Cake Lifters will be on your way soon!

And now a couple more things:

Shreya from Mom's Cooking tagged me for a meme. The rule was to pick up the nearest book, open to page 123, find the 5th sentence and post the next three sentences. The nearest book I had was Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice cream & Dessert Book (aren't you surprised that my nearest book was food related?). I opened it on page 123 but there was no text there, it's just the begining of the Drinks's chapter. I wonder why I feel like having a milkshake now?!

Also the sweet Lori (aka The Recipe Girl) gave me the Arte y Pico award! Thank you so much Lori! I'll pass it to 2 girls that have wondeful blogs : Mandy from Fresh from the Oven and Alexandra from Addicted Sweet Tooth!

And now something not food related:

And what do you say about my haircut? I just had it cut this morning and I'm still getting used to it. I've cut 25 cm (10 inches) that I'll be happy to send to Locks of Love. If you don't know about this wonderful organization please go check it out!

I'll be back with a recipe soon!

52 comments:

Katrina said...

Your hair looks absolutely cute with the short cut! I need to do that to mine, it's crazy, lately I always just put it up. Don't like dealing with it in the humidity.
I'll bet that feels strange to go from long to the short cut! I've done that before. I think I actually like my hair better shorter, but really need to be able to put it up in the summer.
42 cake pans--that IS a lot. I guess for a pastry chef, it might not be. I only have about 5!

HoneyB said...

Where do you store all those cake pans!? :D

I know others who have donated to locks of love, its a great thing your doing. I don't have that much hair anymore, mine has been short for a while now!

Lisa said...

Your hair cut looks fabulous! Locks of Love is a great organization. My daughter donated her hair to them a few years ago.

Tanya said...

42?! Wow, I'm impressed! You're new short hair do is very cute and I'm sure it's much easier to maintain. That's wonderful that you donated your cut hair to Locks of Love.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Wow, 42?! And the hair looks good

Gloria (Canela) said...

Dear I think your cute is so nice you look so well, and tell me dear why you speak spanish soooo well??? Thanks to stopping by at my blog, xxxGloria

Zita said...

42? I want some more picture! I 'm gonna count mine, I know it's not even 40, but I never count it.

your beautiful long hair?? Oh...no... well, it does look fresh the new cut, good cause never hurts anyway :)

Passionate About Baking said...

Congrats to the LUCKY girls...of course I'm green,but really happy for Mari & Rachel.
On another note, your new cut looks cool; fabulous!! Must feel really nice & light. Am glad you sent it to Locks of Love!
I'm off to count my tins...Oh & another thing...CONGRATS on the Art de Pico! Well deserved!

Prudy said...

Your new hair cut looks beautiful! I donated mine to Locks of Love a couple of years ago and if I ever get it that long again, I'm doing the same. One of my sisters with fast growing hair does it about every 18 months. Congrats to the winners.

Pamela said...

I think it's great that you donated to Locks of Love! That's a lot of hair, but your new cut looks FANTASTIC from the back!

Vera said...

Rita, your haircut looks great. And it's probably gonna be easier this way during hot summer. Very nice gesture, I have to tell!

Natashya said...

I love your haircut. Perfect for the warm weather too.
Congrats to the winners, get baking!
Cookie - can't wait to see the pics of the rest of your pans.

Dragon said...

You're a good soul, my dear. And the award is well deserved.

Mandy said...

Congrats on the award! And i am honored to be on the receiving end too!

Your short hair looks great! It's a meaningful thing that you have donated it to the "Lock of Love"!

Rachel said...

Ack! I'm a winner!!

<3<3<3

cakebrain said...

OMG! you cut your hair exactly the same length as mine! Mine was just as long too and I needed a "change". So 2 weeks ago, my stylist cut it (a tad shorter than I wanted) but it'll grow back! You look exactly the same from the back as I do! The "bob" is back! It looks really good on you!
Um. I think I have more pans than you. I've been accumulating since university...and I need help. Is there like a support group for this addiction?

Peabody said...

I just got mine chopped off as well. I do it every year and donate my hair. Good for you!

Kristsen said...

That is a serious amount of pans, girl! And I thought I had a big collection :)
WTG on the locks of love thing. Awesome!

Dhanggit said...

you cut your hair??? you know that's one thing i do, that i really need time to think about before plunging into :-) i admire your tenacity girl!!!

i didnt win..snif snif..maybe next time by the way Congrats to your award!

Emiline said...

HOLY COW! Look at that hair! I demand Facebook pictures.
It looks very cute.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Congratulations on your award and new hair cuts looks cool on u.

Jenny said...

Congrats to your winners!

Good for you for donating your lovely long hair! What a great cause.

Lore said...

Congrats to the winners and for your award Clumbsy! Your new haircut looks great :D

ayankeeinasouthernkitchen said...

That is the cutest haircut and I am only seeing the back of it. God bless you for doing something so kind and generous.

Sharon said...

Your hair looks great! I'd love to chop off my hair but my husband would be quite disappointed!

42 pans is quite impressive! I think that'd take up all my kitchen storage space.

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Wow. Radical change, and of course very big-hearted of you to do the dontation. Your new hairdo is very sophisticated looking.

Madeleine said...

Te ves muuy bien con ese nuevo corte! felicidades!!!!!!

Ann said...

WOW, how cool you donated your hair - you're awesome! You rock.

Ingrid said...

I don't know about the front of your hair but the back looks gorgeous!

Thanks for hosting a contest.

Do you know I went to the grocery store yesterday and could not remember why I needed marscapone cheese! Duh, oreomisu!
~Ingrid :-)

gigi said...

Love, love, love the hair! My little 4 year old friend just gave 12 inches to locks of love! Isn't it wonderful!

I'm afraid to count my pans! I really don't want to know.

Anna said...

Wow! That is a great cut. I just got mine cut the other day and it doesn't look nearly as nice as yours does.

noble pig said...

Congrats to the winners and what a fabulous haircut!

Mari Rezende said...

Dear, you're amazingly sweet! I loooved to see my name in that photo! Awesome!!! :D
I'll send you an e-mail right now...

Oh, and the new haircut looks gorgeous!

Kisses!!!

Lina said...

Love your new haircut! How great of you to donate your beautiful long locks. By the Way I am passing on two awards to you. Check out my site. :)

Tartelette said...

I cut mine last year for locks of love and now I am growing it again for the nest time! Short hair or medium length is not that bad :) !!
Congrats on the award!! Nope...42 is not a lot :)

morgana said...

Congratulations to the winners!!!

Hey! Qué bien te queda el nuevo corte de pelo. Siempre me ha gustado ese corte, lástima que con mi cara de luna no me quede nada bien, me chifla.

En cuanto a los moldes... Es que son una perdición. Yo no tengo más porque no me caben en casa que si no... ¡¡acabaría comprando todo lo que pudiera!! Si tienes espacio en casa (y te acuerdas de lo que tienes) nunca son demasiados. ;-)

The Blonde Duck said...

Holy crap your hair was long! It looks great!

Maria said...

Love the new look! Your hair is beautiful!

Aggie said...

Wow your hair looks great and what a wonderful wonderful thing to do! I love that organization.

Congrats to the winners!

Jaime said...

sorry i didn't win :(

glad you donated your hair :) my freshman year in college i cut 13" off... then i grew it out for my wedding in 2005... then i missed my short hair and in january of this year i cut off 10" again :) now i'm growing it out again! ha!

chou said...

I love your haircut! Sooooo cute.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Thank you so much for stopping by, I wish I had a cake lifter for all of you! Thanks also for your nice comments about my short hair, I'm really happy I did it!
Glad to know that most of you didn't think 42 was a lot of pans, lol!

Dee said...

Congrats to both winners (she says between gritted teeth) *jokes*

I love that you're donating your hair CC. And shorter hair looks really good on you too!

farida said...

Congrats to the winners! And yes, 42 pans does sound like a lot of pans to me:))) I think I only have about 10:)

What a meaningful cause you donated your hair for!

Poonam said...

You have a wonderful blog here!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Something waiting for u in my blog. Check out.

Leslie said...

Love the chic hairdo!! Too cute! I wish I could have long hair..I just dont think I could get away with it!

Lisa said...

Rita, I'm so glad you took part in Locks of Love. I've been doing it on and off for several years, especially when my sister battled Hodgkin's (I think I took off 10-inches total that time, but was left with a nice shoulder length 'bouncy and flowing' style. Other times, I was butchered, but it didn't matter. :)

However, it's now more than half way down my back again, so I think it's time again, glad your post reminded me! It's such a wonderful feeling to be able to give natutal hair wigs to those losing their hair from the chemo. It's such a devastating thing to witness, considering they have so much battling to do in general.

In any event, your new style looks awesome! But then again, even if it didn't, you did something so wonderful, that's all that matters :)

Lisa Michelle said...

Weird thing just happened. I logged into my Blogger account, (where I have an empty blog as I was thinking of switching over), with the URL to my WP blog. When I used Name/Url, it didn't link like it usually does, so I decided to log into blogger to ask you to excuse my typos (natutal means natuRal..lol), and the above post was from another blog comment to Lesley, who I posted to last week, showed up in the comment box, and submitted itself! I honestly clicked nothing, SO, maybe that one ought to be deleted! LOL In any event, I wonder why Blogger won't take the WP name and URL anymore? Oh well, no biggie.

Finally, that Oreo 'tiramisu' looks luscious, but I'm not surprised, as everything you make looks luscious superb :)

Amber (bambi64) said...

Oh, my! That is a lot of pans! I only have a couple. Just found your blog today and am putting you in my google reader as i love to cook too.

Y said...

Wow can't believe how many pans you own! You must have a huge kitchen :D
And I love your new look - the bob is very cute... and sleek!

Manuela said...

Infelizmente já não cheguei a tempo de me candidatar a um desses "cake Lifters" :P

Adorei o corte de cabelo e fiquei impressionada com o acto de generosidade. Desconhecia uma organização deste tipo.