In the last couple of weeks I've been pushed closer to the truth - that my 2 separate lives, one as a working professional and the other as a cake artist can not continue to co-exist without either driving me crazy or one of them going pear shaped.
So what do I do? I know what I truly want, and that is to design and create sugar art. People always ask me how I can manage to run this business on the side but honestly when I put the long hours into my decorating, it does not feel like work. Even when things go wrong, when I am frustrated or finishing off a cake at 5am in the morning, hardly being able to keep my eyes open, I still feel a sense of accomplishment and excitement when I see the finished creation.
My professional life is pretty exciting (at times) too. But I guess it just does not compare to the passion that I hold for my sweet creations. It's times like these that I dream about what I would do if I won lotto. Which is pretty unlikely to happen considering that I don't even know how to buy lotto! But I'd like to dream about getting myself enrolled into Le Cordon Bleu's Patisserie course and then maybe setting up my little cake empire :) Not before I go travelling around the world of course!
I suppose everyone would be doing their own thing if they won lotto so I shouldn't really be relying on lotto to make my dreams come true. I know one of my friends would definitely spend it all on travelling and exploring the world, and the other will unselfishly use it to make the world a better place.
I guess for now I can just continue to day dream :)
I have been thinking about making a dog cake for awhile. I always like to push myself into the deep end and this creation was no different. It was for my cousin's fiance's birthday and I think it's so great how my friends and family are always happy to be at the receiving end of my experiments.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for my first attempt. The head was a little too big for the body but I suppose it gives the dog a 'cute' look. It was meant to look like my cousin's golden retriever but I don't think it really did. On the plus side, it did look like a dog!