Monday, January 09, 2006

And the flavor is ....

This weekend I was busy being the social bee. Throw in the India shopping and other winding-up-before-leaving-on-vacation stuff and I barely had time to breath. It's Monday morning now and I am still in the same dazed, sleep-deprived state that I was in on Friday evening. But I had a lot of fun in between, so I really ain't complaining!

Anyways, one of the get-togethers involved belatedly celebrating the birthday of a friend, S. Four of us, K, S, M and me, were supposed to meet up. K had bought a cake as a suprise for S.

When K told me about it, I asked him what kind of cake it was (I am a sucker for chocolate cakes, especially Black Forest - yummmm). To my disappointment, K said it wasn't a chocolate cake. He had wanted something different. So he had bought a "different" cake with "peaches on the top and mustard on the bottom".

My eyes popped! "Mustard on the bottom?" I asked, "Are you sure?". K confidently replied that that's what the sales-lady had said and he happily added that it should taste different from the usual cakes. I somewhat doubtfully agreed that if the cake really had peaches and mustard in it, it really would have one hell of an interesting taste.

So we met up the other two, had a nice dinner and finally it was time for the cake-cutting. The cake looked extremely delicious. S blew the candles, cut the cake and passed it around. There were oohs and aahs of appreciation as we gulped it down. Then M and S asked what kind of cake it was. K once again went "peaches on top and mustard on bottom." M and S looked bewildered for a moment and then burst into laughter. They both chorused "Custard on the bottom, you idiot, not mustard!!"

I laughed like a crazy woman for nearly 5 minutes after that. In fact, I am laughing right now :-D.


spark said...

in all the world, it is time for k anecdotes ;) poor k. an m for a c!

Archana Bahuguna said...

that was a good one :-) and thank God it was not a Mustard cake !!!

T said...

I cant believe someone thought it was mustard :D.. :D .. cant stop laughing ... if K is KK, its even funnier ;)

Archana said...

Spark, that is life :-D!

Archana, yeah, a mustard cake would be quite something!

T - I know! That someone could even think that way cracked me up :-D.

To avoid potential defamation suits, I shall maintain silence on the actual identities of the people involved ;-)!

Floridora said...

Oh, Thank Goodness! I was preparing to cancel any future opportunities to visit India. I'm laughing from the very concept of peaches and mustard as an edible combo.

Thanu said...

I love custard and custard cakes.

Ricky said...

LOL..! I wonder how it (Mustard Cake) would taste! :)

Archana said...

Floridora: Ah, Indian food is normally not quite so exotic as that :-D!! Don't change your mind about future plans ;-)!

Thanu: I used to *love* custard too. I think I have finally had an over-dose now!

Ricky: Now that's the million dollar question. Though if the taste of mustard-oil is ath to go by, I doubt if I want to find the answer :-P!!