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! 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!
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.