I’m No Cake Boss

So I was going through pictures today and I realized that I really like making funny food.  For special occasions I’ve been in the habit of challenging myself.  Whether it’s making candy sushi, a robot out of cupcakes, a cake with skating rink or bikini cookies I always seem to make things more complicated for myself.

My husband’s last birthday was my crowning feat with the 6 hr Power-Up birthday cake.

What started out as a stress relieving project left my hands shaking, my eyes squinting and my heart palpitating.  I felt like I needed a holiday after devoting all that time to something that was destroyed in less than a minute.  I won’t deny I felt a little bit of glutinous pride upon it’s presentation, but thanks to the world wide web you don’t have to search far to find a nicer looking cake than mine.

I am definitely no Cake Boss.

Perhaps the reason I like to devote so much time to these projects is that I feel the need for external affirmation.  I’d like to fancy myself a confident person, but when I really look at why I would spend 6 hours on a cake that I would never make if it was just my family, I have to wonder.  To my credit, it’s not like I spent 6 hours on a birthday cake for myself, and the reality is that whether my intentions are noble or not I’m going to continue to make my funny food.

P.S. Never put icing on a hot cake.

Mmmmmmushroom

2 responses

  1. mike

    we did demolish that one pretty fast. and we all got bigger, too. thanks for the cake, boss!

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    March 25, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  2. Jenneferever

    You know, that was a pretty amazing cake!!

    Like

    March 25, 2011 at 3:51 pm

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