Back in March I was asked to do a baby shower cake. I asked the theme and it was Dr. Seuss. I was super excited to accept this challenge. I showed them a few different ideas, got an idea of what they had in mind, and started planning.
Fast forward to July...the big day was approaching. I started a week out making all of the fondant decorations for the cake. It was primarily a Lorax themed cake and after watching a few edpisodes of Cake Wars I knew I could sculpt a Lorax. And you know what....I DID! (insert round of applause)
Let’s remember that I bake in my kitchen at home. Just a single oven and a three tiered cake. So it took me a couple rounds to get all the cakes baked for this three tiered masterpiece. Now some may think that three tiers is no big deal, but for me it was the largest cake I have ever made. As I started to assemble, I was so happy how it was turning out. Until I got to the top tier. I could not get the icing to look the way I wanted. Every time I tried to smooth the buttercream, I would always get some “naked cake”. But finally...I conceded and moved on.
Once it was all decorated, I was so happy. I quickly sent a picture to the client and hoped they would text back. So I waited...and waited a little more...and the text came. She loved it! Whew!
I have decided that I get too attached to these cakes. I couldn’t sleep that night. I would wake up thinking the cake had fallen apart during the night. What was I going to do? But of course I would get up and the cake was fine. I worried about that cake all weekend until the shower had passed!
Does anyone else worry about their cakes? Please tell me I am not crazy! Lol