Hope you are ok and enjoying the crisp Autumnal weather! I know I am.
Todays post is all about personal growth. When I first started baking and cake decorating I was so proud of each and everything thing I created. Mainly because I’d never been that sort of girl to know her way around a kitchen. So with every cake and bake, I grew more and more in love with it.
Now, a few years down the line, even though I look back at my previous creations and think they aren’t great, it will never take away the feeling of happiness and pride that I felt when making them.
The old adage that practice makes perfect is so true. I’m learning new and wonderful things every day and I’m a firm believer in the fact that we never really stop learning! (Or making mistakes, but they are lessons in disguise!)
I recently made a Christening cake for the daughter of an old school friend. It was a three tier, simple but girly cake that I really enjoyed making. It got me thinking of the first ever tiered cake I made. I was practising and made it for a friends birthday in January 2011. Whilst I was very proud of the finished result, it was one of the hardest and most stressful things I had ever created. It brought me to tears and there and then I wanted to quit and never ice a cake for as long as I lived.
But when it was stacked up (wrongly, I hasten to add), I was so happy. And I knew that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
On the left is my first ever tiered cake which brought me through so much emotional turmoil, and on the right is the Christening cake which got picked up yesterday and caused me no trouble whatsoever.
“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never work a day in your life” – Harvey MacKay