An ode : Green tea and white chocolate cake, summer fruits, sesame nougatine

She is black. Pastel polka dots all over her body like a clown disguised as a leopard. Sweetness and joy, with a killer heel.

Every girl has her favourite pair of shoes. They are the ones that make her feel like a million dollars, whether she’s in jeans or a cocktail dress. The ones in which she clicks down the street proudly, feeling strong yet vulnerable. The ones that cost too many clams to obtain, but which have paid back in emotional dividends too complicated to calculate.

Yes, every girl has her favourite pair of shoes. This is an ode to mine.

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  1. the projectivist said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

    food as art.

  2. Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

    It definitely reminds me of those wooden Japanese dolls that you buy from Japan! She even has a hat!

  3. Zita said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 11:13 pm

    Ooh… this is tottaly my kind of post, greentea cake and shoes…. what could a woman ask for more ? 😉 made me think about my favorite shoes too 🙂

  4. Caitlin said,

    February 18, 2009 @ 11:58 pm

    I have favorite shoes (never thought of creating a dessert around them though), but never get to wear them. Silly job requiring me to wear steel-toe shoes 😛

  5. Katie said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 12:43 am

    Stunning! Absolutely beautiful.

  6. kayce. said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 1:43 am

    fab as usual! 🙂 what kind of nougatine is that and can we get a portrait of the shoes themselves? 😉

  7. Thip said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 4:10 am

    Cool presentation! Y. 🙂

  8. grace said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 4:39 am

    nice to see ya again, y! and you’re back with a bang–this is stellar. 🙂

  9. Tartelette said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 5:29 am

    What a gorgeous creation! I bet that sesame nougatine was addictive!

  10. Manggy said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 6:00 am

    I have a favorite pair of shoes too, but they are ratty and full of sentimental value– and all the way back in Manila 🙁 I love the dessert– so elegant– and the plate or surface that it’s on!

  11. shez said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 9:17 am

    green tea & black sesame – two of my favourite flavours, and so beautifully put together! love the matcha detailing down the left hand side of the plate as well 🙂

  12. Sophie said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 9:50 am

    The colors on this are so pretty. Looks like something I’d hang on a wall, work of art for sure! Oh, I have plenty of shoes…sometimes I can’t decide which are my fav…I’ve always been such a klutz in heels :D.

  13. Marija said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 10:27 am

    I love everything you make! It’s so stylish 🙂

    What is the background btw? It’s very effective.

  14. Christy said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 10:42 am

    Yay, you’re back!! And what stunning interpretation!! Personal and seasonal, now that’s what I call an excellent dessert creation!

  15. Arwen from Hoglet K said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 10:43 am

    That’s a gorgeous dessert. I think I’d rather have cake than shoes anyday. They must be inspirational shoes though.

  16. Y said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 11:05 am

    Thanks to everyone for the comments!

    the projectivist : shoe as food 😀

    Lorraine : Oh, I never thought of it that way, but I can sort of see it now!

    Caitlin : I wear the most ugly but safe and relatively comfortable shoes for work too!

    Kayce : As per request, picture of said shoe now included in post. I didn’t post it before, because I thought it might be one photo too many, but now that I think of it, the dessert doesn’t make as much sense if you don’t know what the shoe looks like.

    grace : Thank you! I wanted to be back sooner, with a cinnamon creation for you, but it was not to be!

    Manggy : For your favourite pair of shoes, you could probably bake a loaf of bread. Loafer bread… ? 😛

    Sophie : I am too! But with these shoes, I feel I can do anything. Climb any mountain. Dash across any pedestrian crossing…

    Marija : It’s actually a large tile I bought from a very bemused tile-shop owner (I had to explain why I only wanted to buy one tile). I chose black because it’s meant to resemble the shoe.

    Arwen : I bought them quite a few years ago, and still love them to bits. Would wear them to bed if I could.

  17. anna said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    That is gorgeous! The shoes are cute, too. 🙂

  18. FFichiban said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    Woooww presentation is impeccable and just sounds like a dream. Cake > shoes anytime for me ahha

  19. pea and pear said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

    Y, I heart your shoe.

    Ali x

  20. lisa (dandysugar) said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 3:52 pm

    Oh, I love this! The ingredient combination sounds delicious and the dessert is full of gorgeous color. So, beautifully presented. I love your shoes too. 😉

  21. cathy x. said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

    that looks cool 😛 i went to sparkle the cupcake shop around the corner from work last week and ordered one of every single cupcake that they had in store. there were four of us and we started off with half a cupcake each and by the end we were peeling off tiny slivers of the remaining cupcakes with a paring knife to taste. one of them was green tea with tapioca and lime frosting which made mat gag hahaha. it was really reaaaally weird..

  22. Aran said,

    February 19, 2009 @ 11:09 pm

    what an ode. i love it!

  23. linda said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 3:16 am

    Wow, that dessert looks cool!
    You can actually walk like a lady on these heels…wow again!

  24. Nelle said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 7:57 am

    I just love the idea with black seesame seeds. 🙂 Love the green tea color also! We have a sofa that is exactly of that color, hence the fondness.

  25. Christie @ fig&cherry said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 11:14 am

    Mmmm, blackberries. Love the colour and texture contrasts. Shoes are super cute too! 😛

  26. kayce. said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

    GORGEOUS shoes… definitely ode-by-dessert worthy! 🙂 i heart polka dots.

  27. foodlibrarian said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 3:01 pm

    Lovely shoes and wonderful display of food!!!

  28. Helen said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

    wow, and i’m definitely talking about the dessert! I could never manage high heels very well, but dessert is a totally different story! I love the idea and visual interpretation though.

  29. Vera said,

    February 21, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    Stunning shoes, Y! As well as the dessert 🙂

  30. cakebrain said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 4:46 pm

    holy smokes! that looks so gorgeous! and I know it’s got to taste amazing too! great pics!

  31. someone said,

    April 9, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    OMG lol how cute shoes & food which awsomly creates ART
    wonderful wonderful and wonderful

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