I’ve been dating this handsome guy for a few blissful months. He recognizes my baking as my calling in life and has come to understand the wonderful world of ovens and recipes and dealing with brainless clients. He has also managed to somehow mellow me down. I noticed I’m not as sarcastic as I used to be and I’m quite chilled when it comes to dealing with morons or when things don’t go as planned. It’s weird but I guess that “love” thing has that effect on people.
As we were nearing our fifth month anniversary, it came as no surprise when he asked me one evening if I could bake a cake for his mum’s 70th birthday. As we were still in bed when he asked me that question, (me with a big smile on my face), I immediately said yes without thinking too much about it.
I mean it’s a cake. I do cakes for a living. It wasn’t til I was in my kitchen an hour later that it hit me. I was gonna bake a cake for the woman whose son I was dating. Oh sweet mother of cupcakes, what have I done?
The stress and the pressure immediately came in and I called my BFFs to ask for advice. One said I shouldn’t have agreed to it. Another one said, chill and go with it. I began to mentally search thru my head for recipes. Should I bake to impress? Should I go with the classics? Should I stab myself with a candy thermometer?
I’m sure many of you understand my predicament. Baking for picky clients is one thing but baking for a potential mother in law is a whole other thing. This woman has baked cakes and cooked for her baby boy since he came out of her womb and here comes this self-professed baking professional who will be baking a cake for her on her 70th birthday!
So, in the end, I decided to do what I know best, I stuck to one of my classics—which was a twist on the classic hummingbird. And guess what? She loved it! Well, she wasn’t being enthusiastically in love with it but she did say “I like it a lot”. Which was good enough for me. And my man couldn’t stop thanking me and showing me affection over the fact that I made a hit with his mum. So one big crisis has been averted. Woohoo!
Have a great week everybody!