"Sophie Overwhelmed" by Kareen Ramsey from Sophie and the Mysterious Ring by Carleen Gollahon
Well I did!
When I first married, all I could do was burn toast and bake a cake from mix. As the kids came along, it was fun to decorate the cakes however they wanted. (Self taught) And I found it was cheap to take to Pot Luck dinners at church.
"Wilbur", HoneyHair's first dog - 3rd birthday
A friend from church asked me to help her bake a cake for her daughter's wedding. Wow! My confidence soared (my ego too). We baked a beautiful cake adorned with real flowers just in time for the wedding.
She asked me to take it to the Community Center (site of said wedding) because she had extra guests needing a ride. So, the Good Flea and I took off with the cake in an unair-conditioned car in 95 degree heat in August. Did I mention that the icing was a whipped cream base? Sooooo glad I took along extra icing.
Well there we were with a cake starting to slide on one side. I went to work shoring it up while the Good Flea kept watch to fend off any nervous Nellies. But we were too late! The Mother in Law came in, took one look at my attempts and called out to her husband for another beer.
We got it presentable and slipped out the side door as quickly as possible. Later I found out it lasted until the cutting.
Well, after laying low for awhile, I decided not to give in. So, off to the Library to study every cake decorating book they had. It was practice, practice, practice. But, my poor family got so tired of cake, cake, and more cake. NOT! And in the process, I began to have fun, and my confidence came back. It was a very functional way to pursue my artistic needs. I'm so good at rationalizing.
Cakes by Kareen Ramsey
My favorite was the bird cage and canary all from icing.
It was fun teaching my niece and grand daughter to bake, but, I'm trying hard to keep away from sugar.
I hope you will be encouraged to turn your flops to fun. Or, am I the only one who has flops? Please, please don't let me be the only one.
Hope you all have a FUN Labor Day,