May 17, 2009

It went right through *WAH*

Su single handedly managed her weekend of orders and shelf products like a champ.
Literally.
Long serrated knife in right; knife in cake;Knife through cake; knife through left! *BLOOD*
That was basically what disabled my entire left palm saturday morning. I had 3 little cakes and 60 cupcakes to deliver by 7.
Mini Cakes and cupcakes for the morning weekend traffic at our Delectable outlet were waiting to be covered and decorated. But how?!My handy pair of sugar crafting 'machines' were reduced to one. My first thought was "CRAP! I don't have a band-aid big enough!" Haha I eventually made do with 4 band-aids.Lucky me; it was an incredibly sharp knife! The wound should heal within a day; it's pretty alright now, just the pulsing in my hand that annoys me every time I pick something heavy up. Making lime curd and liquids for my cakes is a real killer for me too!
It's a good excuse to work on more paper work and writing; attend my weekend Salsa lessons for a change! Sleep maybe? HahaI'm feeling a little helpless today; I've finally decided to slow it down a little. Allow the wound to close; working with a glove really is nasty when I'm in a hurry to complete my weekend projects.
*sigh* I need to learn to work calm and collected.
I guess haste was what got me into this in the first place!
I can almost hear Chef James in my head going: "I told you so Su Yin!"
Any offers to volunteer their perfectly good left hands tonight? *grin*

31 comments:

Min said...

get better!! hope your finger heals quickly. i burnt my left hand the other day and so i've been crippled too. keep up the good work :) it would be awesome to see you expand your business to Aus one day :) God bless!!

ashieBee said...

give the finger a lil rest ;)) get well soon! and be more careful next time ok. heheheh

Sarah said...

Aiyo! Get better soon!!

xox Sarah

Anonymous said...

I'm nowhere near as talented as you (maybe someday in my dreams LOL) but if I could I would jump on the next 12-14 hr flight and you could put me right to work =D
Imagine all the wonderful things I could learn from you?! It would be awesome LOL
Take care, hope you heal fast Su!

Pam
Canada

Anonymous said...

oh no! hope your hand gets better real soon.

Jennywenny said...

I did the exact same thing on Thursday! Maybe a reminder for us both to try and slow down a little and concentrate. I'd love to help you if I wasnt thousands of miles away!!

yumii said...

ouch! that gotta hurt!!!! but because you are su, you can juts pull right through it with a swift! keep up with the good work!!!

Angiekyl said...

You must be careful girl. Wish you a speedy recovery. Would be coming to Kl this Wednesday. Would very much like to visit your Beautiful cake boutique.

Cindy Khor said...

do take good care of yourself and be more careful if you could. just take in more vitamin c to heal the wound faster. and congrats on the opening of your store.

Anonymous said...

i hope u get better soon!!

FAD MOM said...

oh dear! do take care and don't rush. hope the wound heals soon.

Anne said...

I have been reading your blog for about a week and I must say I like what I see. For a young girl who love to bake to open a beautiful shop, a lot of hard work has been put in. Congratuation and keep up with your passion !
I visit my inlaw in KL every couple of months, she is an Eurasion and a cake lover, especially sugi cake. I will definetely visit your shop on my next trip and hopefully to meet you in the shop.

Jo Hyeon said...

don't rush things so much su yin, patience pays off. not one of ur best traits though... so patience and slow steady pace su yin.

Love - Jo

a.i.n.u.n said...

you should take it easy and let your finger rest for now. hope it gets better soon... i'd gladly offer you my left hand if its not so badly coordinated.

take care, su!

Anonymous said...

Get well soon! Take care while creating those edible art ok :)
Hmmm...just an idea to keep hands off your cakes in your shop...to either instal a glass door to the display shelves or just put up a small fence. And trust me, notice saying 'do not touch the cake' will only make it worse :)

xieng said...

suuuuu-yiiiiiiiiiin

guess what. I TOO CUT MYSELF on friday. with a paper cutter - @ almost the exact same spot. :( it was a very precise cut but was fairly deep. :( :( coincidence?

hope ur finger's alright now!

Zahra said...

aww that sucks!:( hope it gets better soon! I went to a 4 year olds birthday today and she wanted to cut the cake....but as she was waiting for her mom to take a pic, she rubbed her hand on the blade from top to bottom, and cut her hand all the way! ouch!

Congrats again on the store :)

P.S. I LOVE your ribbon! Excellent marketing strategy! Where did you get them from? did you order online? link? ;) :)

MissTeow said...

oh dear! Hope your wound has healed by now. Unfortunately, in life, we all have to go through such events, big or small, but all in all, it makes you stronger :)

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog forever and I must say hat's off to you for being so brave to go 180from your college education. Your work is impeccable and congratulations! I will be sure to visit your store when I visit Malaysia during the kid's summer hols.

fatboybakes said...

hi there, congratulations on your new shop, it looks fabulous. i was actually there one night, but you were busy attending to clients, but i wanted to shake your hand and congratulate you personally.

hope your finger heals quick. haha, gives new meaning to sweat blood and tears huh!

hasi said...

thats y u need personal doctor *grin* =D

Jennyvi said...

hope you're feeling better su! and thanks for the "how to make a Bear out of fondant" i got to make one! whew! not that easy though.. :D

thanks heaps!

Goon said...

I cut my middle finger on my left hand too! The only difference is between a chopper and a knife. Haha! Hope your wound has healed. =)

Big Boys Oven said...

I know how it feels on having a cut on a finger, :( hope a speeding recovery!

Felicia said...

Get well soon, girl! :)
Just visited ur shop yesterday... it looked and smelled so sweet! =D

Asianmommy said...

Oh no! Hope you get better soon.
I love your ribbon, by the way.

DaViS ChAi said...

you have been rushing is it?
knowing there will be a delay at least more careful.
hope your little finger get well soon!

Bedazzled said...

been frequenting u r blog for almost a year now .. i totally love it !! .. an congrats on the shop.. hope u r finger heals soon :-) .. i was wondering whether u knew where to get chocolate moulds and wrappers in KL .. thanx !

fatboybakes said...

i say, u dont reply comments one ah? like that have to come meet you in person la. ;)

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

haha Aiyo was a good word; it wasn't exactly the best week for me. I was trying so hard to fulfill my promises to clients and I was incredibly pressured to hurry my work. I hated the feeling. With one hand; i did the best i could; but of course; nothing good came out of it. :(
Ahh... i've learnt delegate now. I must to be able to survive.
Thanks for the encouragement guys! Truly appreciate it.

fatboybakes: NO LAH! I do!!! haha just slow abit wan... hehehe apologies. I'm here im here... just sometimes lagging with responses. >.<
But of course; COME VISIT! haha will say hello for sure~

cikgu said...

su...hv u seen a doctor for that hand? i saw on youtube vid, one cookie master fail to seek dr help when she cuts herself...the result is her part of her hand kinda numb...need to take care of that magical hands..we need more of ur craft in the future :)