Rated 4.90/5 based on 10 reviews
A short story about the power small gestures have over tragedy and despair. Heartbreak and the hope that can follow, shattered dreams and the possibility of giving birth to new ones, all accompanied by the perfect piece of Cake.
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About Tessa Apa

Tessa writes and lives in Auckland, New Zealand surrounded by family and friends. The power of words to change lives, moods and the path we tread continues to provide inspiration every single day.

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Review by: timmy G on April 29, 2011 :
A very well written story that was very addictive to read. The characters were described very greatly, and the description of the cake was beautifully done, making me hungry and feeling the need to cook. Definitely a short story worth downloading and reading.
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Review by: Michelle Blakely on April 17, 2011 :
A touching short story about transformation through sharing a piece of cake filled with love. I enjoyed feeling the characters - a beautifully written story well worth reading!
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Review by: 1Mika1 on March 31, 2011 :
A beautifully written story, deeply emotive and thought provoking. The characters are portrayed flawlessly as you feel connected to them within the story. This is a powerful read reiterating the amazing transforming power of ordinary acts fueled by extraordinary love.
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Review by: Deb Robinson on March 30, 2011 :
What a wonderful way to tell a tender story.
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Review by: Arelda on March 30, 2011 :
This is a beautifully story, and beautifully written - the language creates a perfect image of the the cakemaker and her cakes.
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Review by: Bubbalino Babe on March 30, 2011 :
As a lover of all things related to baking, cakes and sweetness I found this beautiful little story intriguing and alluring. The language is woven in a magical fashion around a tale of sorrow and hope.
Thoroughly enjoyable.
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Review by: Ernest Winchester on March 29, 2011 :
Delightful, just delightful.
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Review by: John Russell Callander on March 29, 2011 :
There is a magical quality about the cake just as there was with chocolate in Joanne Harris “Chocolat or in a book based on a similarly olfactory premise – Patrick Suskind’s “Perfume”. In a way Ms Apa’s short story is more subtle and real. The tear-drop into the cake mix becomes a symbol of the sadness in the lives of both the cake maker and the cake eaters. Both have suffered an acute loss: with the family, the suicide of their wife and mother; with the cake-maker, the frustration of achieving perfection with the resultant demise of further goals of culinary perfection. The sadness of widower and chef are mirrored, and both the creation and consumption of the cake brings about a transformation and insight for both. There will be meaning and purpose once more in both their lives; their smiles no longer diluted! A subtle and special story, well written
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Review by: Loulou on March 29, 2011 :
A beautiful little slice of heaven. Poignant and whimsical at the same time, I really enjoyed this lovely little story. I had visions of delicious, crumbly vanilla cakes swathed with satiny frosting dancing in my head, offsetting the palpable sadness of the protagonists. I want more Cake!
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Review by: orky5000 on March 29, 2011 :
A very poignant story that brought tears to my eyes! Made me think of the small things in life we take for granted and also how the small things we do for others can be much bigger for them. Also reminded me to live my life now, not some time in the future that may never come! We spend alot of time these days looking and listening but not seeing and hearing.

Impressed with how quickly the characters were built.

Well worth the short time needed to read!
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