It seems that whenever I try to walk away from baking, someone asks me to make cupcakes/cakes for them, and I never say no. Because it happens every time I try to walk away. A believer in signs (to some extent), I feel like I’m being told that I should not quit, and that I should continue baking, whether it’s for money or for pure love of baking. And so, when given the opportunity to bake for a client, I usually say yes.
A coworker asked me to make cupcakes for someone in his group who recently got married. 25 cupcakes, chocolate, make it bridal. I thought, “bridal”…well roses are bridal. I also thought it would be nice to color the frosting the same color as her wedding colors. I asked and was told that the bridesmaids wore champagne-colored dresses. At first I thought, “Ok, that shouldn’t be so hard…” Exercise over, lesson learned — champagne is a hard color to mix.
I researched some web sites and they said ivory gel paste + tan gel paste in a 2 to 1 ratio…but mmmmmnot really. I stopped playing around with the color after a while, for fear of the color turning a strange, unappetizing shade. Better to quit while you’re ahead, I say. And it paid off.
Coming soon – baking with beer.