Just do it!

Do you admire people who push themselves out of their comfort zone to achieve grand and spectacular, previously untested goals?

I love to wonder in amazement what spurs these people on to win gold medals, to scale great heights and to plumb great depths.  Is it their competetive nature, a sense of adventure, or complete foolishness?  Is it possible that they are spurred on by the same ridiculous notion that drives me to take on the little challenges in my life?  The mere fact that the challenge exists?  See a mountain (or molehill) therefore, climb it?

I have said many times that I am no cake decorator.  I both admire decorators skills and at the same time usually stay at arms length of their challenges.  However, with all the interest that Bliss has had lately, it was inevitable that cakes for children would come along.  As a Mum, Aunty and friend in general, of small children, I decided to take on a few ‘once off’ type cakes, for friends and family.

Wow, a farmyard is a lot of work! Rich chocolate birthday cake layered and frosted with real strawberry buttercream.

Wow!  Did I learn a thing or two 🙂  A farmyard whether it be cake or real is a lot of work!!!

Hats off to all you dedicated decorators out there, and please forgive my mistakes.  I love my baking and I love my chocolate, but full on, cake decorating is not a passion that I could pursue the way that my decorating heroes can.

Check out ‘Bespoke Occasions’ and’ Cakes by Andreea’.  Two lovely ladies based in Melbourne who have FB pages that I follow and admire greatly.

The patience, technical skills and eye for detail that is required to produce jaw dropping sculptures week after week, while dealing with a young family is the kind of admiration I have for people who take on the swim across the English Channel!

A very special 'once off' for Oula's little boy. Happy Birthday Hun!

Happy birthday Coop!

PS. A very special mention needs to be made to Ruby’s cakes in Adelaide, for providing the inspiration for my figures and for the farmyard cake design itself.

5 thoughts on “Just do it!

  1. Hi and welcome! Thanks so much and I hope that you come back and comment often!
    I am not very good at the whole blogosphere thing but there are a couple that I follow;
    dying for chocolate
    not quite nigella

    there are a few others that I can’t think of the name at the moment that I often visit, I am a bit of a klutz at trying to link them and have navigation issues in life and in blog world!! I will post the names when I come across them again 🙂

  2. Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I really enjoy reading your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same topics? Thanks!

  3. Thanks Cheryl! Wow a mani pedi party at 5! But as I remember, there aren’t too many little girls who don’t like make up 🙂 Didn’t really think of my work as art, however I guess all that handiwork really is sculpture!!! ha ha ha 😀

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