July 21, 2009

You can never stop learning...

... I know I'll never!
From every experience I've had with cake in my hands; I've gained bits of knowledge which makes me better the next time. I understand from speaking to the professionals that perfect execution often comes with decades of experience; and yes.. making a completely unique cake each time makes it even more difficult for me. I challenge myself with each design I sketch; I push boundaries and asses feedback as a point of judgment. There are too many possibilities and risks in the completion of cakes and such... it really is about taking precaution for everything you can foresee and being intelligent and quick enough to fix those which decide to hit you anyhow you may attempt to dodge! Haha most cake decorators can probably relate to what I speak about.It's definitely also about me growing up as a person;
mom and dad often give me the 'That's life / Welcome to the real world" line...
but it really isn't as simple as implementing what I deem necessary in an instant! They are habits I have to teach myself to be accustomed to; it's the way I analyze, react to and judge every instance of my job; which unfortunately has naturally now became everything my life is about! *grr..
I've gotten very frustrated at myself the past weekend; at my incompetence and my inability to handle ungodly amounts of stress. I've finally come to terms with my anger and have turned over a new leaf this week. I didn't kill nee one; I PROmise! *grin* Instead of focusing on the things I should be doing 'right' next; I was unfortunately dwelling on all the stumbles I've made since. Pretty silly and unproductive; I know... I've had my moment of whinging; Su's better now, she's gotten pretty jealous at the improvements of other cake decorators she checks out worldwide from surfing the net lots lately!
Fear not Malaysia! I'm getting better too! Just watch me world!

9 comments:

Chef C said...

who did you make this cake for? from the head gear, looks like an engineer ( or contractor) and a nurse were getting married? very cute...

Zahra said...

YOURE JEALOUS?! YOURE JEALOUS OF OTHER CAKE DECORATORS?!?!? my goodness if you with all your amazing talent are jealous of someone, then how AMAZING can those people be? :P

lol Just know that there are many who are jealous of your talent and would give their left arm for half of it :P

Anonymous said...

i agreee w zahra. wondering who you are jealous off. i'm sure we would have found their blog first if there are any! btw those eyes on this cake are the cutest ever yet!
m

Asianmommy said...

Your creations are amazing!

Swee San said...

yeah we never stop learning :)

Amelia said...

Hi Su! I went to Delectables last Sunday when I was spending my weekend in KL. But too bad you were not there...
If u still remember, I'm the Indonesian girl who sent u an email last time asking about cupcakes for my bf's bday ;)

Anonymous said...

Suyin, cheer up, you are too good to be standing at the " sad line "
I admire your courages for doing what you have done, and I believe you are categorise as " rare " in this world so always be positive,and thankful for all you've got this will make you happy

Warm regards,
Lili

Su-Yin -D├ęcorateur said...

chef c: uh huh :) engineer and nurse; cute huh? hehe they were flown to sarawak! uber cooL!

thanks everyone for the advice and the supportive gestures; haha i'm good now! honest! I'm going to stop whinging on my blog everytime i get upset at myself.
Probably one of my favourite habits would be beating myself up about the littlest of mistakes i make :(

Kinda sucks; hahaha i've got to be positive! you're all right! and I'm wrong :( yes; see everyone is smarter than i am! haha >.<

XOXOOXOX

rokh said...

yes we won't. so stay positive :)