.. where Ikea gets Jette a Giraffe cake

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

best news ever! my friend Jette Marii had 1 years birthday, jei! Therefore me and my friends Heidi (and Marju  maybe?) at kondiiter.ee made a gr8 fun giraffe cake for her!! It looks (looked – sorry, Teddies ate the last bits in no time when we were not looking..) very nice, don’t you think? and it tasted even better in fact! Don’t worry, it was not real giraffe, only cake. I think it was like a cheesecake, but better, with marzipan (!!) and also berries – my favorites! I can secretly tell u that i am still enjoying the taste right now!

It seems to me a really really good idea to have a birthday right at the start of the new year. So that new year starts with cake, for example! In fact, i need to go now and see if who’s birthday is coming next, hehe! Do you have a birthday coming, for example? Let me know!? Have fun and cu l8r!!

.. where Ikea visits a bakery and eats Pumpkin Cheesecake

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

guess what? i was organizing my fotografs from Turkey when i got this tweet from my friend Heidi to come and check out the new Pumpkin Cheesecake. I have to tell u, we, giraffes are not much into pumpkins usually. But since halloween is coming and i have always wanted to check out a bakery AND my friend Sipsik is very much into cakes, so it sounded a like a good plan for Saturday morning.

Apparently, first thing u can do in a bakery is to ring a bell. That looked very similar to the bell we had in the hotel in Turkey in fact. First lesson: bakeries are a lot like hotels.

After introducing myself i could go and check out the bakery itself. First thing that i noticed were eggs, hehe!

as u may know, i like eggs a lot! in fact there were many many eggs pretty much everywhere, not only the fridge. LOTS OF EGGS! Lesson number two: cakes are mostly made out of eggs.

Here’s me and the machines for egg-whipping. Since it was Saturday, all the egg-whipping had already been finished for the week! So i have to come back to see how it is really done with these fun-looking machines.

Here’s a fotograf of me and what they make out of these eggs. (and other things, like chokolate. and berries. and nuts. and rum. and many other things…) Lot’s of stuff actually..

.. and this is what we got – the Pumpkin Cheesecake. quite big, don’t you think?
so i gathered some friends to try this cake at our place, in Kadriorg. Apparently, some friends of my friend Sipsik also somehow heard about this cake and came along as well!! (Lesson three – news about cheesecakes travel fast!) Here’s some of us contemplating our moves:

Finally my friend Lotte proposed an excellent idea of cutting the cake with one flowery thing on each piece. Which we did:

AND i have to tell u, i don’t have too many more fotografs except this last one. You know why? Because this Pumpkin Cheesecake was really really really good in fact. And do you know why? – i have no idea. Well, definitely i have to investigate more into this mystery of cheesecakes.. but it seems to me that cheesecakes (if they are as tasty as this one) can definitely make my top 20 list of best things to eat. It could be because they taste a little bit like ice-cream. In fact i remember now that not long ago i was having this strawberry cheesecake ice-cream from mr. Jerry and mr. Ben and that was also very good indeed.. so here’s lesson number four: Pumpkin Cheesecake tastes as good as strawberry cheesecake ice-cream and it’s not even an ice-cream! That’s gr8 news! (also my friend Sipsik says here she liked the taste which made the cake taste a bit like Christmas cookies. (i have to agree, because, as far as me and Teddies can tell, Christmas cookies are the BEST!))

Also what i found out later, is that they also make cakes out of marzipan. i have never tried marzipan myself, but i hear from my friend @Mooseherd that marzipan is best thing ever (not sure about that, because definitely it can’t beat acacia leaves or even ice-cream..!) So, probably i will go back there and try to see how this marzipan cake tastes like. What’s sounds gr8 about this marzipan is that they can even make little giraffe figures out of it, jei! Take a look at these fotografs, for example! Looks like lots of fun! Maybe i could even make some of my own? Until then, let me know if u have made any marzipan figures? or been to any bakeries or tried any cheesecakes!? Have fun and cu l8r!

ps. i have to put a disclaimer in here somewhere. I’m not sure what a disclaimer is, but my friend Leenu says that u have to put a disclaimer in, if you get something for free. And we got the cake for free, so here it comes. Disclaimer: Got this Pumpkin Cheesecake for free from the bakery.