Em and I have been covered in sweetness the past couple of days. My hands still somehow smell like cake after many attempts at cleaning them!...
I guess this is it; I'm cake-d for life, ill never wash my hands clean of this career of mine. *giggle*
I've been on the job daily from each morning to the next. If it wasn't cake; it was a design; or a person to contact; or something to collect, order, deliver... ahhh... fun work. FUN Fun~
I can't complain; I don't know many out there who simply love waking up to their job; and who worry about missing their job as they fall asleep. I've been trying to make time out of my little make shift office I've built in one of mom's free rooms. It used to be my bedroom when I was.... 16?We've been using the room as workspace and storage for now....till we find somewhere more suitable ...and affordable i suppose.
This weekend We had 4 orders to deliver....not forgetting a little something special I stacked in the middle of the week for a special occasion; which shall remain anonymous till ... .... till the recipient decides to allow me to speak about it to the world i suppose. *hehe*
This tiny little baby cake stood up less than 1/2 a meter tall in 3 stacks and a tiny spiral twirl over the top lined with pink and pearl beading.I lustered the ribbons with a sheer green and lined 3 bows onto the center of each tier to create a lengthening effect. The petite and stout cake stack needed a little help looking more elegant.
I was silly enough to think a tiny cake like that should not need much support through the centers or beneath each layer. I didn't expect it to be very heavy at all.... OH...how wrong was I. Within a couple of hours after my miniature work of art had been completed; it began to sag... Sagging is the biggest no-no in the world of cake decorating, Well unless sagging swags are part of your design; but ribbons aren't suppose to sag!!! I guess the weight from the bows dragged it down and the humidity in the morning didn't help either. Should never try to complete a cake in less than one morning. I figured a little tiny cake couldn't hurt me... and boy did I have to learn the lesson the hard way.
Note to self: 1. Always allow drying time.I don't care if it rains... I like rain.(small amounts) It cools us down and cleans the atmosphere.
2. Ambitions must equal realism
I detest it when I'm decorating... ahh humidity; my enemy.
"to-buy" list: Dehumidifier*grin* I'm not being serious..I'd be dried up like a prune if so!
Note: find a portable one I can attach to my head! Dehumidify ALL THE moisture around me!
I just had many drama's from the same problem all week. I'll leave that story for another day. Shan't bore everyone with the drama's of my cake life for too long.
Speaking about drama's...look who's replaced my copper aid baby so very quickly. *Heee* Su went shopping!!
My brand new 20 quart; kicks my tiny 6 quart right in it's sweet little beautiful butt!