Hello friends and Happy Thursday. Welcome to day 26 of the 30 day blog challenge. Can you believe how fast this month has gone by? Wow!!! Silly me, I remember at the beginning of the month wondering if March was coming in like a lamb or a lion. This is dependent on the weather you know. How did I know it was coming in like a lion hopped up on steroids looking for someone to claw their eyes out!!! Thank you Corona.
Anyway today’s blog deals with hidden talent. Do you have a hidden talent that no one knows about? That no one would imagine that you might have?
Today I will tell you about my hidden talent. Well I guess it is a hidden talent. If you know me then you probably know I am a baker. I love to bake, cookies, cakes, bread you name it.
Several years ago I actually started a catering business and did cakes for events and weddings and things like that. It got too big even for me. I couldn’t handle the business. A lot of people love cakes, special made, and they are willing to pay big bucks for them. The only problem was I just couldn’t keep up. My mom was sick and I was trying to help my sister take care of her and work a full time job. I had to let it go.
I knew when I started having chest pains and panic attacks it was time to stop. I will never forget the night I gave up my part time catering business. I was talking to my sister Sandy on the phone and I was telling her how I felt. I was so stressed out, having chest pains etc. and she said “Why don’t you just stop? You don’t have to do this”. I just sat there and I said ” I don’t?” No, stop it she said!!! The voice of reason. Sometimes we can’t hear it when it is ourselves. I wasn’t really doing it for the money as much as the obligation that people wanted a nice cake. I couldn’t do it anymore. I had to give it up. I will never forget the immense relief I felt when I said, I am taking no more orders!!!!
But you never know what might happen down the road. I might go back into the business when I retire. It could be a second career for me. Who knows??
I wanted to share a few cakes I have made. I couldn’t find all the pics I wanted but you get the idea. I love doing cakes and that will never stop.
This is a Groom’s cake I made for my nephew’s wedding.
A funny story about the wedding cake shown below. I was making it for my niece Kim. This cake is nothing like what she had planned. However, the night before the wedding I started decorating the cake, it just wasn’t woking. I worked with it all night. I decided at the last minute to do a basket weave, they’re really easy, and put some flowers in and deal with it.
My niece Kim’s Wedding Cake.
The next morning I called Kim and said ” I have good news and bad news about the cake”. She said “o.k.” “I said the good news is, it is beautiful!!!!” She said “o.k.” I said “The bad news is it isn’t exactly like the cake you picked out”. She laughed and said “that’s o.k. I trust you” WHEW!!!!! It was a beautiful cake but that’s just the sort of thing that made me a nervous wreck.
It is a hidden talent that I have. Now days I only stick to doing cakes and things for family and friends. But like I said you never know what might come up down the road and I will be back in the cake making business!!!!
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I made this Birthday Cake for myself last year. It was Easter so I made it with blue icing and Robbins Eggs.
So, What is your hidden talent???
Love your day your way!!!