17.4.08

The Lana virgin

Yesterday, the best friend and I went to visit Ondine and the twins, and my mom was there too to help with the kidlets, so it was clearly an occasion that called for a Lana cake. 1.5 kg of it, in fact, a good hunk of which is still sitting in my fridge (yes, the sacrilege, but I couldn't eat it all in one day).

But that's not what I'm here to tell you about. No, no --- this is the story of the Lana virgin.

It seems that Lana Cakes, along with any number of other good cake stores, were featured in a recent newspaper article about the best cakes in Singapore. That's the only explanation why a woman ahead of me in the queue (who looked about my age, standing there patiently with her mother and her child) asked the counter staff very matter-of-factly, "Excuse me, do you have a brochure?"

A brochure? In my head, I was thinking, "What kind of place do you think this is --- a normal bakery? This is Lana. They don't have brochures. You come in, you get your cake, you go, that's it."

The counter staff was nicer. "No, I'm sorry, we don't have any brochure. We just have a few kinds of cake, or when you call and order, we can tell you."

"Ohhh ..." The woman seemed mystified, but conferred politely with her mother. Meanwhile, the counter staff went to retrieve my dutifully pre-ordered cake. By the time she had shown it to me and done it up in the trademark white box with a purple ribbon and was sliding it into an equally purple plastic bag, the woman had decided she wanted a 1-kg cake and asked for a slip of paper to write down the birthday message she wanted icing'ed on it.

The best friend and I walked out of the shop, shaking our heads. A brochure from Lana? We didn't cluck our tongues like old biddies, but I know I wanted to.

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4 Comments:

At 4/17/2008 10:59 pm , Anonymous oiseauxbleu said...

Teehee. Best Lana story ever.

Okay, the best Lana story would involve me having a lifetime supply of Lana cake... mmm... caaaaaake.

 
At 4/18/2008 4:11 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want a brochure?... NO CAKE FOR YOU!

:p
Wes

 
At 4/19/2008 8:59 pm , Anonymous nardac said...

Being a Lana virgin myself, I wanted to subtitle your post The Lana Snob. Oh well... Gives me another thing to look forward to, my Lana deflowering, in December.

 
At 6/01/2008 1:24 pm , Anonymous Lana said...

Hee. Every time I see you mention Lana cake, I have to giggle a little. It's a cake, and it has my name (on it). XD

 

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