Wednesday, June 23, 2010
It's always challenging to have a successful baking outcome during the summer months when temperatures and humidity rise. I once baked a wedding cake for a family friend. It was an August wedding and when I arrived at the venue (not air-conditioned) I had to assemble the cake inside the large walk-in refrigerator! Baking cakes for someone's very special occasion is such a loaded proposition. There is so much hinging on the cake as THE symbol of the day, and there is my own self-imposed pressure for it to be perfect. While my cakes cannot possibly achieve perfection, what they do well is convey love, happiness, and joyful celebration. And that's what it is all about. Whether you are baking a few cupcakes for your little one's birthday, or attempting a grand cake for a huge party, as long as you enjoy the process and bake with your heart, it will be perfect!
Photo: it's mine
One year ago today: Chunky Chicken Salad!