I have this love-hate relationship with baking cakes. I love the end result if it turns out how i imagined but i hate all the steps i have to do in-between to make it happen. I never realized that my dependence on boxed cake mixes actually hindered me and actually made me afraid to try to make a cake on my own.
Well probably within the last few years i’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone and tried my hand at making cakes from scratch. It’s not that i’ve never made a cake from scratch, i’ve just never made a really GOOD cake from scratch. Practice makes perfect is definitely true in my case. The more cakes i make, the more confident i become with my cake making skills and the better i actually get. I’ve even started working on my cake decorating skills. I’m not the greatest by any means, but i really enjoy it and i’m not afraid to try something new.
I put together some pictures of cakes i’ve made over the years and you’ll probably be able to see how far i’ve come. Of course i’ve had some help along the way to ease me into my journey and many a taste tester to sample my goods. I know my journey is far from over. At least now i know how to enjoy the victories and defeats along the way.