Saturday morning i just wanted to cry, like a little girl who feels that her whole world was crumbling down. Well actually i did cry, not squealing like it was the end, but still crying. I was making cupcakes and it wasn’t going the way i planned or hoped at all. I got so frustrated and was ready to indulged myself in self-pity-ness. Why was i feeling so crappy?
It all started with the fact that the muffin tin i have, doesn’t fit in my oven. Bought it & never used it… Not smart! I needed to improvise, the cakes needed to be baked, i promised to make around 25 of them. All the creative ideas i came up with were useless and didn’t help one bit; my first batch & a half were a big failure. This wasn’t gonna work and i had to go back to the store for more ingredients. Not something i had planned and just the thought of that made me even more cranky that i already was.
As i was trying to accepting all the things that screwed up my planning, my mom called me and (almost in tears again) i told her what was going on. Just needed to get it of my chest you know. But because she’s the best mom in the world, she came up with a simple solution. Go to my parents house and make the cakes there. Now why didn’t i think of that??? So that’s what i did and made my cakes… in time!
Why was i making the cakes? The next day (last Sunday) a surprise baby-shower was being organized for my cousin by her sister in law. My cousin is due to give birth to her son around December 1st. My aunt (my cousins mom) promised to make some special cakes, but didn’t really know how to make them, so i said i’d help her. I would make the cakes and together we would decorate them. The decorating wasn’t such a hassle thank goodness. With lots of laughter and fun we created some little pieces of eatable art. Don’t know if it was art, but for a first attempt i think we did okay. We did come to the conclusion that if somebody wanted to hire us, we’d charge a minimum of €5 ($7) per cake haha.
And luckily all that hard work was not in vain, everybody thought that cakes looked great and tasted delicious. Phew what a relieve. Maybe this wasn’t the last time i made and decorated some cakes, but i wouldn’t bake them in my own oven that for sure!