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International Cello Day, December 29
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December 29, 2020 - 6:51 am
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Yes, today December 29, is International Cello Day, as pointed out by @Ilona in the chatroll. 

Here is a link explaining International Cello Day, That is all it is for, yep, we have a web page for that, who needs an app? 

International Cello Day

In case you are leery of links, International Cello Day is on Pablo Casals’ birthday. That is basically what it says. 

I did not place this in the Cello section, I wanted to share with all in the bowed strings instrument group.

Thanks for mentioning this, Ilona. 

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December 29, 2020 - 6:58 am
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I think I will bake a cake today.

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Yep, this day deserves a cake! And a lot of playing of course! 🎶🥰
I will bake on Saturday, because my one-year anniversary of playing the cello is then. 🥳 

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December 29, 2020 - 8:27 am
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Well, I like cake, when and where is the party taking place!!!violin-student

 

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Well, since we are strict stay at home and not guests for now, Maybe you can imagine a chocolate cake made from scratch that is moist and flavorful, topped with chocolate frosting made from scratch. 😂

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With french vanilla bean ice cream please! coffee1

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Oooooh, not frosting - ganache!  ...much more decadent. 

I think there still might be 2 cupcakes left from our grandson's Xmas Birthday celebration.  One of those will have to do, but rather have yours, Mouse.

...good think my diet starts after New Year's Day! 

Carol of the Bells (for 12 cellos) - The Piano Guys 

 

@Ilona - Wish I would have found this earlier!  BTW, have you really only been playing the cello less than 1 year?  I'm astounded!  Bravo!

"Christmas Music From Finland" (cello) 

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/53/3a/90/533a90cb0347d0b748c840c1f53368b7.jpg- Emily

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@ELCBK Thank you for these videos! I like a lot The Piano Guys and love how Steven is always so happy when he plays his cello! Just like me! 😄

That video by Jussi Makkonen is really nice too. So great there was also subtitles in English! Jussi has sometimes online concerts on Facebook and I have watched couple of them. He usually talks a lot about the pieces he plays, but unfortunatelly only in Finnish.

And yes, I have played the cello less than a year, but very, very soon I can say I have played 1 year. 👍🏻🥳 Can't wait for what the second year will bring when it comes! At least I have big plans and dreams...

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09553b12b7c7b42144d243a18fe4cd26.jpg OMG! This cake! International Cello Day deserves this cake! Did you bake something like that, @Mouse? 😄😮

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@Ilona, no, I do not get fancy, anymore. If they had made that cake a loaf cake, they could have done a cello, not a violin.

I have done a tiered wedding cake, fancy 50th anniversary cake, train with cars cake (raffled off at a firemens' carnival when they used to do those. That was like 30 years ago. I look back and wonder, WHY? I can't see where that would be fun to do now. 🤪

On a side "note", the wedding cake. I was talked into doing it for a brother-in-law and future sister-in-law. I kept telling them I couldn't do one like that. I did not have what was needed. They kept on with it. I told them to make sure they had a level table for it. I also said that I would not be held responsible if it dod not work and they ended out without a wedding cake. I was not going to buy a replacement or take any blame because I was not a professional. I would TRY.  They agreed

I didn't do cakes as a business and if he wanted it done by me (free), that was as far as I was involved. The table, etc was his responsibility, Well, the table was slanted. The floor, actually. It was a hall in a firehouse. The cement floor was slanted towards a center drain and they did not adjust the table for that. I did mention that to them, too, when I said I would not be held responsible. I told them the floor is angled. They forgot. Enough said, but I will continue.

The cake photos had to be done really early so the tiers could be dismantled before it tipped over. I had to point out it was tipping over. I remember saying, "Uh, (brother-in-law's name) you might want to do something about the cake before it lands on the floor."  It was looking like the Leaning tower of Pisa. 

I was not being mean about not being responsible for it. I had no idea about making those cakes. In reading, there are specifics for density to support the tiers, supplies needed, etc. I was not in the business of doing that. I was not interested in buying what was needed to do it correctly, or the needed items to transport safely, etc, like actual cake people use. I just knew how to basically do them and did the kinds I could do with normal household items and cake decorating tubes and tips, roses, etc. I did not want the stress and responsibility of getting paid to do them, the fun would be gone. That wedding cake was the last cake I ever did. I gave my cake decorating stuff to my sister-in-law, his sister. It was no longer fun. I did not want requests again.

Now I make us cupcakes or loaf cakes. Usually Elsie's Chocolate Cake. It is a recipe I got from my cousin Elsie before she passed away from cancer decades ago. I loved that cake as a kid  growing up (she was about 15 years or more older than me). It is the best chocolate cake ever. I refer to it as Elsie's Chocolate Cake so my family knows what I am talking about. They love it, too.

So, no cello cakes, although it is giving me that urge to give it a go. 🤣

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