Cafe Fernando Turns Three

March 31st, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.

Today, Cafe Fernando turns three. The plans I had for this big day…

I was actually planning to go through all the recipes and calculate how much butter, chocolate and eggs I consumed throughout these three years… and then maybe prepare a pie chart with this statistical info.. The biggest slice could have been a chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache… the other one a lemon pound cake with cream cheese frosting… and then maybe another ice cream bombe cake

And all I’ve got to show is this lousy Nutella drawing. How I wish Dorie was my next door neighbor right now… Since I’ve already opened a new jar of Nutella, I thought… why not have a spoonful? Or two? OK, three…

I know I’ve mentioned a secret project like a month ago (!) and still got no details and no desserts to celebrate it with, but please be patient… 12 more days and the secret is out..

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  1. 1 - Heidi from Savory Tv on March 31st, 2009

    It’s the most beautiful Nutella #3 I’ve ever seen! 😉 Happy Birthday!

  2. 2 - Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy on March 31st, 2009

    12 more days?? Such a tease 🙂

    Happy Blogiversary!!!

  3. 3 - Shannalee on March 31st, 2009

    I have so been there – opening a jar of Nutella never goes quiet as planned, especially once I’ve had one spoon of it.

    Congrats on the blog anniversary!

  4. 4 - José on March 31st, 2009

    Happy B-day!!

  5. 5 - Gera @ SweetsFoods on March 31st, 2009

    Big Congrats!! for the blog anniversary! Nutella is always gorgeous for festive days 🙂

    All the best and 3 more!


  6. 6 - rose on March 31st, 2009

    Happy 3 year anniversary!
    ~Rose at

  7. 7 - Manggy on March 31st, 2009

    Whoa Cenk, quite a beard you got going on there! Happy blog birthday! 🙂

  8. 8 - magali on March 31st, 2009

    Hi, it´s great that you celebrate your 3rd birthday, I am also celebrating mine, 2 years with my bakery the 10th of May.
    My bakery is located in Mexico city, and happy to see a good one in Istambul.
    Congratulations.(has it been tough? 🙂
    tell me…..

  9. 9 - Baking Fairy on March 31st, 2009

    happy birthday cafe fernando…may all the cacao trees and coffee cakes celebrate your amazing talent!

  10. 10 - Tony on April 1st, 2009

    you have a brilliant blog, Cenk! Happy 3rd bday!
    I can’t wait to hear about the project 🙂

  11. 11 - sophia on April 1st, 2009

    I’m not an expert at blogs, and i’ve
    only been reading this one for the last
    6 months, but i have to say that this
    is certainly one of my favourites.

    The pictures are especially lovely
    and here’s to many happy returns for
    you and your blog!

  12. 12 - Joumana on April 1st, 2009

    Happy anniversary! I have enjoyed reading you!
    Joumana at

  13. 13 - Karolina on April 1st, 2009

    Happy Birthday for your blog!!! I can’t wait to hear about the details of the secret project 😉

  14. 14 - Giff on April 1st, 2009

    happy blogaversary 🙂 keep those amazing photos coming 🙂

  15. 15 - MsGourmet on April 1st, 2009

    Congratulations – what a sensible way to celebrate!

  16. 16 - renai on April 1st, 2009

    Cenk, Big Congrats!! You have much to be proud of! Looking forward to seeing what is ahead!

  17. 17 - Sherxr on April 1st, 2009

    Hi!! Happy Blog Birthday!! 🙂 More good years to come!

  18. 18 - Sil BsAs on April 1st, 2009

    Felicitaciones!!!!! keep up the excellent work!

  19. 19 - Sarah J on April 1st, 2009

    A “Pie” chart. Very funny. Happy birthday and congratulations, I know you’ll be exceptional at whatever you’re getting into next.

    And Nutella is a fine celebration all by itself.

  20. 20 - cathryn on April 1st, 2009

    Congratulations on three years! 🙂

  21. 21 - Y on April 1st, 2009

    Happy third birthday!

  22. 22 - Micas on April 2nd, 2009

    Happy 3th anniversary!
    Loved the 1st picture! Very creative…

  23. 23 - sarah nacario on April 2nd, 2009

    Happy BEARDay!!!!!!!congratulations on ur 3rd year..happy cooking, baking, etcetera etcetera..

  24. 24 - latifa on April 2nd, 2009

    Happy Day!

  25. 25 - naz on April 2nd, 2009

    Nice yillara Cafe Fernando:) Congratulations!

  26. 26 - Lal on April 2nd, 2009

    Bravo Cenk Happy 3rd Year!!!
    We Love You!!!

  27. 27 - Allen of EOL on April 2nd, 2009

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite blogs (and of course, favorite blogger!). I think this is going to be an exciting new year for Cafe Fernando 😉

  28. 28 - Pia Pinar on April 3rd, 2009

    Salut from Montreal 🙂

    A big congrats for your lovely and for my favorite blog!

    Bonne Anniversaire Cafe Fernando 🙂

  29. 29 - Gizem on April 3rd, 2009

    I wish your blog a happy lucky age

  30. 30 - Sophie on April 4th, 2009

    Congrats on your 3 blog birth day!! I wish you Happy recipes & great pictures !!! Have fun in blogging!!

  31. 31 - Katie Parla on April 5th, 2009

    üç y?l çok güzel! Congrats!

  32. 32 - New York Muhtari on April 5th, 2009

    Congrats.. with each passing year, your blog is just getting better…

  33. 33 - multikulinaria on April 6th, 2009

    delayed congrats from Berlin… Keep up the good work!

  34. 34 - helen on April 6th, 2009

    Happy Birthday! Looking forward to the big reveal!

  35. 35 - Cynthia on April 7th, 2009

    Happy Blogiversary! The suspense is killing me!

  36. 36 - chiara VALERIO on April 7th, 2009

    Cenk, it’s you on Pukka?

  37. 37 - joey on April 8th, 2009

    Happy Anniversay! I love Nutella so a spoonful (or three) is a perfectly respectable way to celebrate in my book 🙂 I can’t wait to hear what the secret is!

  38. 38 - Miriam on April 9th, 2009

    Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I love it! Gorgeous pics! And by the way, happy birthday! 😉


  39. 39 - Migration Mark on April 11th, 2009

    Happy Birthday. Just came across the blog and love it!

  40. 40 - Ari (Baking and Books) on April 11th, 2009

    Happy blogaversary!

    I too wish Dorie was my next door neighboor. In fact, I wish food bloggers like yourself lived closer by too!

  41. 41 - Tamami on April 11th, 2009

    Happy birthday! t xx

  42. 42 - esranur on April 14th, 2009

    We’ve waited more than 12 days,but still no news! :))

  43. 43 - Berit on April 14th, 2009


    Happy belated blog birthday!! Your posts make me so happy… please visit SF soon!

    – Ber

  44. 44 - Hillary on April 14th, 2009

    Happy birthday to the blog! Where is the secret? 🙂

  45. 45 - pixen on April 15th, 2009

    Happy Bloggerversary!!! Time sure flew fast with so many events! We sure grew up with our blogs, ya.

    Oh…what’s the news? Do I have to wait until my birthday in few days time to know this? Come on! Spill it out… you’re already late! Everyone is waiting and almost finish bottles of Nutellas!

  46. 46 - Randy on April 19th, 2009

    Congratulations on your 3rd!
    I will be going to Istanbul in June. Any restaurant recommendations? I want to experience the real Turkish cuisine. Many thanks!

  47. 47 - Cenk on April 20th, 2009

    Randy – The list is too long. I’ll reply to you via email.

  48. 48 - Mari on May 18th, 2009

    Happy bloggy birthday! I love your Nutella drawing!All it matters is how tasty it is, not how lousy it is…
    So you licking the spoon was the profile photo I saw on your Foodbuzz profile page…

  49. 49 - eni on May 20th, 2009

    kutlarim 😉

  50. 50 - Hélène on June 4th, 2009

    Congratulations! Still love your blog after 3 yrs.

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