Sunday, 18 March 2012

The CCM

My wonderful mother, known to you all as the CCM (Caked Crusader’s Ma), passed away yesterday following a short illness.

I’m taking a little break from blogging while my family and I try to recover from this most awful of events. I can’t even begin to imagine how the world can ever seem the same again.

Hope to be back soon.

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sending deepest condolences to you and your family. It is very hard to suddenly lose your mum, I know. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Much love. ab

C said...

My deepest sympathies. I can't even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now, but you are in my thoughts and prayers. Love C xxx

daisychain said...

My sincere condolences to you and your family. I enjoy reading your blog - don't stay away too long.

Lauralovescakes said...

I'm really sorry to hear your sad news, condolences to you and your family xx

Maggie said...

So sad CC. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

I am so sorry, sending all my love to you and your family xxxxxxxxx

Baking Addict said...

Such sad news :( My sincere condolences to you and your family. Sending you lots of hugs and kind thoughts xx

Anonymous said...

So, so sorry to hear this very sad news. Sincere condolences.

two hippos said...

I know how difficult this must be for you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. rx

I heart cupcakes said...

So sorry to read this - my deepest condolences to you and your family. Sending you hugs from me and Manny xx

ClareBears said...

Such awful news :( sending you my thoughts and best wishes

Lisa Shannon said...

So sorry to hear this awful news ,sincere condolences to you and your lovely family. Take care Lisa and Nick x

Maria♥ said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Maria
x

Jean said...

I am so sorry to hear this. To have your world turned upside down in this way is just awful.
I wish you and your family all the best at this very difficult time.

Kelly Buhler said...

I am so so sorry to hear about your loss.

Kezia said...

I am so so sorry to hear of your tragic news. x

Claire said...

Oh I am so very sorry. That is just so sad. When I saw the title CCM I thought of great a cake the CC must have made for mothers day. I was thinking of the lemon cake and other favourites you have spoken of the CCM liking over the years. It must be a horrible time for you all. I am once again truly sorry and will look forward to your return. Take all the time you need. I for one will certainly be here when you get back. X x x

talesofpiglingbland said...

There's nothing I can say to come even close to making anything remotely better, but wanted to say that my thoughts are with you. Even though I don't know you properly, I feel like I do.

Gill

joanne said...

My deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers are sent to you and all your family at this time.

Sherpa said...

My condolences. That's truly awful for you and your family.

Two Wednesdays said...

So so sorry - so shocked. My sympathy goes to you and your family.

Jo said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your lovely mum, sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Take all the time you need. Will be thinking of you x

Mrs F said...

So sorry to hear of your lose, sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts are with you all.

Susie @ Fold in the Flour said...

So sorry to hear your news. Deepest condolences to you and your family. X

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

farah said...

Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficut time. We are all thinking of you. Lots of love xx

Llamabean said...

My deepest sympathies, you and your family are in my thoughts.
I love seeing the recipes you made for your mom as I am a lemon lover too.
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Please take the time you need.

Lisa Marie said...

Dear CC,
I am so very sorry. From your blog, your mother sounds like she was a delightful and interesting woman. I hope the memories of your mother comfort you and give you peace. My blessings to you and your family.
Lisa Marie

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences in this hard time. Take your time, best wishes,
Barbara

Anonymous said...

My deepest sympathy to you and all your family , loosing your Mum is allways the hardest thing , I am not religious but I will keep you all in my thoughts .Love Chris

Angela @lesgetbaking said...

My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family x

V said...

I am so sorry. Although we can't possibly pretend to know you or your family, your affection for each other is clear from your posts, and your talents, humour and joyful ability to entertain and educate are surely a tribute to your mum and your family. My mother passed away suddenly five years ago and though the pain remains it has eventually come to balance with remembering so much that is good and still with my family because of her. Nothing anyone can say will help at this time I know but I hope that eventually you will find a similar kind of peace. Thinking of you all.

Melanie said...

Sympathy and very best wishes, I hope the CC blogging resumes v. soon.

sensibilia said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, CC. This will take some dealing with. You have lost her too soon in your life.

I lost my mum at the age of 34, I was not ready, and it did make a huge difference to my outlook on the world. Nothing can replace a mother's love.

I can only say, take the time you need, and don't feel that you have to be brave. It's OK to cry and cry.

Anonymous said...

so sorry to hear this CC. sending warm thoughts and best wishes

Annie said...

Thinking of you and your family at this horrible time. Deepest condolences

Lady of the Cloth said...

I am so sorry. I know what it is like. Time will soften the blow, but if you have good memories with your Mom, they will become more precious. Be good to yourself and know you are thought of and prayed for.

Lucy said...

Thinking of you in this difficult time and sending much love. X

Johanna GGG said...

I'm so sorry to hear the sad news - warm wishes to you and your family - hope you are able to take as much time as you need to grieve and remember

Katie said...

I'm am so sorry to hear of your loss. That must be a huge shock. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care

Fiona said...

Sending you and your family my sincerest condolences. I don't think any of us are prepared for the time when our parents pass. It's heart-wrenching for me to even think about it, so I cannot even begin to imagine how you are feeling right now. Just know that you are in our thoughts. Take your time away to grieve and heal, we will be here when you return xx

Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours said...

I am so so sorry to read this.

My deepest condolences and sympathy.

Much love

xx

fiona said...

So sorry to hear of your loss, thinking of you. x Fiona

Trash said...

Oh. I am so so sorry to hear your news and offer you and the entire CC Family my sympathy.

Wishing you peace and strength.

Anonymous said...

So very sorry to hear that, she must have been so proud of you x

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear that, she must have been very proud of you x

Anonymous said...

So sorry. My best wishes to you and your family.

I wish you a long life.
Ruth

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear the news. Time is a great healer and, although things seem impossible now, they do get marginally easier every day.

Much love, G

Annaclover said...

I'm just so sorry. I can't even imagine how you are feeling right now. I have always loved CCM recipes being a lemon lover myself, and adored the David Tennant cakes. My thoughts are with you and your family

carolyn said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sad loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time for you all.

Take care

Clare said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Mum. such sad news. condolences to you and your family x

Anonymous said...

Deepest condolences to you all. Hugs to you all at this difficult time.
Zoe in Holland

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear. Always come to your site for your frou frou cupcakes.
May your Mother rest in peace. Gráinne, Dublin, Ireland.

Ysabel said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news. My deepest condolences to you and you family.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for loss. My thoughts are with you and your family x

Cookingdragon said...

I have only recently found your blog but absolutely love your cakes and have been thouroughly charmed by the whole CC family.It has made me smile in difficult times. As others have said I feel as if I know you and felt choked when I read your news. I am so sorry. With sincere condolences xx

mrs mac said...

sincere sympathies to you all. there are no words that can take the hurt away. take strength from your loved ones and remember her with a smile
jane
x

Gemma said...

My deepest sympathies to you and your family, sending you kind thoughts xx

Choclette said...

So very very sorry to hear this. It must be a very difficult time for you and your family - my deepest sympathy. Do take care.

fallen from flavour said...

i'm so sorry, cc. please accept my sincere condolences.

Cybèle de Jong said...

So sorry to hear this - my deepest condolences. I'll remember her for the lemon cake recipes you have done.

mona said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, please do take as long as you need. My thoughts are with you and your family.


mona

Lady Chutney said...

I am so sorry to hear your sad news. Thinking of you and your family.

Alison's Bakery said...

Have been really busy this week and not had a chance to visit your blog so only just seen this. So very very sorry. My thoughts and sympathies are with you and your family at this sad time. Big (((hugs))) Love, Alison xxx

Ruthie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time xx

Anonymous said...

My most sincere condolances and heartfelt best wishes to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

My most sincere condolances and heartfelt best wishes to you and your family.

Patty O. said...

Wow, I am SO very sorry! So, so sorry.

pv123 said...

So sorry to hear this news. You have already made your Mum immortal through your wonderful blog, and we will remember her with the great affection you've expressed for her on these pages. RIP CCM. Hugs to you, CC.

Anonymous said...

So, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Peace and blessings to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

It is a trying moment, my deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Hannah said...

I am desperately sorry to hear your news. I also lost my mum after a very short illness so I have some idea of what you are going through. Sending you my condolences and much love Hannah xx

Anonymous said...

So sorry. It really does leave a void. Time soothes but does not heal.

Ann said...

I lost both my parents in a 3 week period 3 years ago. It is so hard to realise that they are gone, especially my Mum. It may not help now, but you will be able to smile again - I use some of my mum's kitchen gadgets and books and can still see and hear her baking things.

Jacqueline said...

Oh CC, I am so sorry. Hugs and love from me xx

Cakelaw said...

I am so sorry to hear this Crusader. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Anonymous said...

there are no words, just keep up with your crusade in memory of your much loved mother

Annes S said...

Sending you my deepest condolences and to you and your family at this sad time. I can't imagine what you must be going through but you will be in my thoughts and prayers, look after yourself and know you are being thought of.

Anne
x

mag said...

Am so sorry to hear the sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

my condolences to you and your family.
x

Sumaiyyah said...

My deepest condolences to you and your family, CC. Take care!

Rachael said...

I am so so sorry to hear such sad news. I'm sure I can speak on behalf of us all when I say that we came to know your mum through your amazing stories. Your whole family is in my thoughts, much love, rach xxx

Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce said...

So sorry to hear Caked Crusader :( sending my love to you and your family xx

Georgia said...

So sorry for your loss. Wishing you, and the CC family, strength and peace at this awful time.

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

I am so sorry to read that. My condolences to you and the family

Christine G said...

The pain of the loss comes from the joy of the relationship and one day you will be able to enjoy the happy memories whilst the pain will be more bareable. with love and empathy!x

Victoria said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family.xxx

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry - I haven't been on your blog (i know a crime) for ages and was backtracking to see what I missed.

I am truly very sorry for your loss and for all those who knew and loved your Mother.

I pray you are all comforted and eased through this difficult time CC.

Take it easy, take your time with life and cakes and stuff...

In my thoughts. Hugs to you. Roze xx