I really should’ve blogged about this earlier, but couldn’t quite find the time amidst the wonderfully hectic weekend. As mentioned in one of my recent tweets, I read on a baker’s blog that one of her photos had been stolen, and much to my horror, I landed on the site’s gallery only to find one of my works unabashedly displayed without credit, posted with a copyright symbol (no less), claimed to be hers.
The website belongs to Leonice of Dreamy Cupcakes:
It was the photo above, posted barely an hour after baking, that sparked off quite a bit of interest within my little Twitter circle. I received requests for the recipe, any extra slices lying around, and even a pact that I’d eat another slice for breakfast the next morning in exchange for another baker eating a second portion of what she had in the oven that day. Attention on the cake didn’t even wane the next morning as the mother casually commented about the slice(s) she finished off, leaving none for the next day.
I found interest in the cake not the least surprising because you see, the reason I baked it was really an aftermath of being smitten myself. Its classic simple appearance, the soft fluffy texture, the unadulterated rich chocolate flavour, and the oh-to-die-for frosting;– the cake had been on my mind ever since I tasted a slice at the niece’s 2nd birthday party.