I am watching a TV show called 4 Weddings. I watch it every once in a while.
The four brides attend and rate each other’s wedding. I did see one show that the grooms judged the weddings. The brides and grooms weddings are judged on the venue, decorations, dress and food. A point system of 120 is used to determine the winner. I’ve never seen anyone get close to 120.
There are a lot of superficial comments about the weddings that don’t take into account the couple’s taste and desires. I guess that’s how the game goes.
The prize for the winning couple is a honeymoon to an exotic destination. They find out the winner when the winning husband or wife arrives in the limousine. They get out with a bouquet of flowers and a card that tells where they are spending their honeymoon.
I don’t watch this show all the time. When I do I wonder why. It is so predictable. I guess it works when you’re not doing anything else.
I’ll be sure not to invite them to my wedding because it will be filled with all the things I like.
All cakes that look beautiful don’t always taste good. Likewise cakes that look bad don’t always taste bad.
Years ago I was curious about decorating cakes. One day I decided to take a class to put my curiosity to rest. Immediately I connected with the craft—the artist in me became activated.
A coworker found out I was decorating cakes and started challenging me to create all sorts of designs. A space ship, valentines cake and roller skates were a few of the ways she pulled on my creative ability. I met the challenges and was paid for letting the artist in me come forth.
A baby shower cake I created for a friend landed my first wedding cake adventure. This was the biggest challenge I encountered but I accepted it and the results were amazing.
I had the privilege of creating a beautiful wedding cake for my youngest sister when she got married. It was a gift from me and our sister. That cake was delicious as well as beautiful.
I made birthday cakes for my children when they were little. As they got older I would make the cake and icing and fill the icing bags. As part of their birthday celebration they and their friends would ice and decorate the cake. They had a great time making some interesting cakes.
It has been years since I created beautiful and delicious cakes. I am missing one decorating technique from my repertoire. I have been contemplating taking a fondant class to round out my decorating skills. That might stir up that buried desire to be creative in that venue again. At this time in my life I would like to have a little business making cakes that aren’t decorated-Carrot, German Chocolate, and others.
Question: What journey have you been on? Did you get to your expected end or did you give up?