I’ve been praying a lot. .
I sat next to a lady with her kids today , two boys, at Whole Foods, eating turkey dinners.. It took ages for her to get them settled and eating. Each time she tried to eat, they needed something. I sat there finished with my tofu soup just in awe.. Awe of how little I know.. She had to wait so long to eat herself. How does she do it? be so unselfish?
It made me pray hard, to be less selfish myself, so that someday maybe I can be like this lady.
Then when I got home I prayed again, I prayed for a successful cake… reason?
I had my very first cake sale !
Boy was this a lesson-full day. A friend needed a birthday cake to say some funny little inside joke and somehow show an Romanian flag. I immediately went to this place of needing to do some ace of cakes extravaganza , and how I can’t possibly do this. . and how much I hate writing on cake . . blah blah. . I made a chocolate cake using a new recipe . bad idea . . it was not particually successful. Luckily my mother taught me about freezing stuff. She loves to freeze things; soups, half loaves of bread, cassaroles. My new thing; freezing my cake flops. (AKA my cakes that don’t come out so great) but that I also don’t want to just throw away. Cakes that I will happily mend some day in the future.
So after freezing the first one. I prepared to make another one with an old trusted recipe. Topped it with some buttercream. And then I was stuck . . I didn’t want to use the crappy colored tubes for cake writing , but I was unable to think myself out of this dilema . . and I was displeased with my Romanian m&m flag and my chicken scratch attempt, which I will not post photos of.
Luckily and possibly due to my cake prayers, I had an artistic angel come to my rescue. I love angels in the form of people.
Together we made this cake look a lot better .
So My lesson in all this was; I needed to expand my thinking around this cake. As an artist I need to think outside the box. . I can get an assignment like this, and filter it in a way that works for me and feels creative and fun. This project wound up being fun , once I asked for help and got creative. All it too was some colored paper and paper clips!
I was also on a pretty big sugar high yes I ate the leftovers…