So many things went wrong on this one, but in the end I was happy when it went out the door.
I didn’t think I would blog about it – I was incredibly unhappy with how it turned out – but we’re our own worst critics aren’t we? I happened to be reading a blog post that very day by Sweet Sugar Belle where she pointed out all the things that were wrong with a cookie she had posted a picture of. I hadn’t noticed a single one – but of course she did. It’s true – we see everything that’s wrong with our own art work – but not every one else will be as critical. And even more importantly, sometimes you just have to let things go.
Isn’t that true of most things? I let so many things just nag and nag at me. If I let it, it will drive me nuts. This cake, even though I wanted so very much to toss it in the garbage and start fresh (despite seriously not having enough time to do that – nor enough energy) – was important to me for that reason. I had to let this go.
In the end the birthday girl had a smile on her face and that’s really what’s important. The cake wasn’t about me, or my skills, it was about her big day – and I just wanted it to be perfect for her. I’m a little sad that it wasn’t perfect to my standards, but keeping in mind that I see screw-ups that she won’t see – I had to let it go out the door.
The good news is, I learned so many things making this cake. If I had to do it all over again today – I would nail every single element. I’m getting better, every cake, a little better.