March 20, 2011

Not the Next Great Baker

There comes a time in life when you realize as much as you want to be good at something, you come to terms with the fact you just aren't! For me lately, that "thing" is decorating cakes. I was about to write baking cakes, but when it comes to actually cooking them, they turn out fine. It's the decorating piece that is so incredibly hard.

I am impressed when I watch shows like the Cake Boss where they whip up any old cake, even ones with a working toilet. Now, I'm not kidding myself. I don't expect to be a "Cake Boss", but I would just like to write a simple sentence on the top, and not look like I dropped the cake in the parking lot.

I'm also amazed by so many woman who are really really good at it. I read blogs where I see these woman baking cakes in their spare time when they could be selling them for a huge profit in a bakery. So I've been thinking about where I fall short. (I think this is the first step to recovery.)

I realized I'm missing two key components.
1. Patience
2. Spare time (As if I had all the time in the world I would spend baking cakes.)

Anybody who knows me, knows that I don't even really like sweets.....unless I'm pregnant. So most likely this will be the last post on anything sweets related. I'm entering my last month of pregnancy, and once I'm done...I'm back to being a potato chip girl!

So in honor of St. Patty's Day this past week, and Doug being "part" Irish and me being "full" pregnant, I gave it one more shot.

P.S. This photo inspired me, by a mom blogger. See what I mean. Incredible!
Below was my cake. Can't you just feel the love. But I have to say, Nate colored in the green shamrock. (That's why it looks so good.)

1 comment:

Anne said...

I think it looks just great - you should have seen the cake I made for Julie with the filling spilling down the sides. My theory is as long as it tastes good and doesn't have to turn a profit we're doing good! xoxo