Sometimes you just have to start over

Bad days! We all have them, and they always strike at the worst time. As a caker, I try to avoid this as much as possible, but like a bad hair day sometimes you can’t cover it up, you just have to start completely over. This is what was running through my mind as I tore the fondant off my cake piece by piece with tears welling up in my eyes. I had placed the fondant eyes and glasses with careful precision, and the detailed crimson and gold scarf wrapped around the cake was perfection. There was just one problem….AIR BUBBLES…these obnoxious little flaws RIGHT IN FRONT that ruined this unicorns complexion. If I haven’t mentioned it before, Texas humidity is my other nemesis. Usually in the cake world, if we have a flaw, we cover it up with a decoration…however this cake had already been covered with decorations, and the fondant warts (which after popping them looked more like wrinkly dimples) were right in the front and there was no hiding them. I was already going on two days without sleep and was on a time crunch to get this cake delivered. I tried to convince myself that it wasn’t THAT bad and maybe they would be distracted with how great the rest of the cake looked and not even notice. If any of you know me at all, you know that I am my biggest critic and that anything less than my best would keep me up at night. (Besides, it really was that bad) I can’t prove it with a picture, unless you want one of my fondant filled trash can.

How did this happen?! This wasn’t even a complicated order. I have made stadiums, bicycles, and wine barrels THAT SERVE WINE…and this little one tier Harry Potter Unicorn cake was killing me! I had two choices, sit on the floor and cry like a baby, or just suck it up and fix it. Sooo I did both, I cried while I fixed it. LOL. Yes, I was exhausted and yes, I wanted to give up, but the look on that sweet little ones face when I delivered her cake made it all worth it. When she looked at her cake, she didn’t see the drama from the night before, she saw a work of art made just for her. This is why I do what I do you guys, It’s not about the cakes, it’s about the Joy that I deliver with them! 

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This wasn’t my first cake attack and I’m sure it won’t be the last, but I will CAKE ON because the smiles are worth the meltdowns! I realize I went a little cake nerd on you just then…OH WELL, I am who I am!🍰🤓  Until next time…

~Bethany

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