At that time in my life I was probably the least creative person I knew. I didn't bake. I just didn't. Everyone else baked. I was extremely good at buying cakes though!! And even though I came from a long line of chef's and cafe owners within my family this still didn't help my cause. So to set the scene for you, my kitchen sink was filled with dirty bowls and spatulas. Not only had I decided to make my daughters cake I decided to make the cake from scratch. In hindsight, probably not the smartest thing to do. Baby steps! Anyway, it wasn't working and I was throwing a tantrum, so I rang my sister a chef, amazing pastry chef, and extremely competent in handling me in stressful situations. Of course not this time, she was "too busy" working in her restaurant to come and help, "sorry" she said, "you'll just have to figure it out yourself" she said, "you'll be fine" she said and hung up. Great I was on my own, the one person I could always call to fix things for me was "too busy". Anyway......long story short, I did it, with a lot of swearing, yelling and tears. I did it! Yep me, myself and I! Gosh I was proud. And well the little person I was making it for absolutely loved it. And well the rest is history, so so they say :-) Not really, but that's where we end the story today hehehehe.
So today I celebrate 7 years of making cakes. There's been highlights and low lights, tears, joy, sweat and hardwork. Wouldn't change a thing though. I have come a long way, but I seriously have not even touched the tip of the iceberg. There is sooooooo much more I have to learn and so much further I have to travel. I am certainly no qualified cake decorator and everyday is a new day in the world of creating cakes for me. But today I will take a moment to reflect on how far I have come and what I have achieved within these past 7 years.