So here I go with my first blog post. It’s a bit intimidating writing this, and even more intimidating taking on this project. I am not a professional writer and I am certainly not a professional baker. I’m barely even an amateur baker—a fact that was made very clear to me today when my first test cake (a fresh strawberry lemon yogurt cake) fell apart trying to get it out of the pan. I realized very quickly that the first lessons I will have to learn are patience and following directions—two things that, I’m sorry to say, were not included in my genetic make-up. I find it ironic and comical that I destroyed this cake because I was rushing when one of the things that this project is trying to do is get people to slow down.
Baking is an extremely regimented craft that requires precision and accuracy. My designer brain likes to go against the grain and do its own thing so I’m going to have to battle my natural instincts to pull much of this project off. I know that I will grow and learn more than I could ever imagine over the next year. I’m excited about who I’ll meet, what I’ll learn, and where this journey will take me. I hope that you will join me on this wild ride that I’m about to embark on and learn a thing or two as well.
I’ll be delivering my first cake on the Fourth of July and, while the recipients will be a secret until the moment of delivery, I’ll give you a hint. My birthday was two days ago and the first cake is being delivered on a day that we stop what we’re doing to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Sooooo…”First” and “Birthday”…
Check back on Thursday for an update.